Saturday, January 17, 2009

Save Small Businesses, (ie: ebay, etsy, etc!) From the new law!

I wanted to draw your attention to this important petition that I recently signed:

"Save Small Businesses from the CPSIA"

I really think this is an important cause, and I'd like to encourage you to add your signature, too. It's free and takes less than a minute of your time.


Do you ever get vacations without kids? Just you, maybe with friends, or other people?
The last time I left my kids (other than to be in the hospital to have another baby LOL), was in 2001 when my hubby and I went to Hawaii for 9 days. At that point we just had one child and I missed him like crazy! The vacation was nice though :)
I'm getting ready to go for a week with no kids, no husband. And part of me is dreading being away, but the other part is anxious for the relaxing LOL No more late nights and early mornings (unless it's my choice).

Friday, January 16, 2009

Fingerprint Friday

There is a song by Steven Curtis Chapman that says:
I can see the fingerprints of god
When I look at you
I can see the fingerprints of god
And I know its true
Youre a masterpiece
That all creation quietly applauds
And you're covered with the fingerprints of god

So look around you and see where YOU can see God's fingerprints. Is it in nature? Kids? Animals? Where do you see them? Here's how to join in.

1. Blog with your interpretation of God's fingerprints. Be sure to link back to PamperingBeki so others can find the entire list of participants!
2. After you've posted your blog, sign the Mr. Linky on PamperingBeki. Have fun exploring the other links as well!
Please only sign in if you're participating and sharing pics. Hopefully this will make us look at things through fresh eyes throughout the week!

My inspiration right now was seeing my little girl on ultrasound. It is amazing to me that these little babies in the womb are so tiny, but look so perfect. Watching them wave their hands, touch their toes, opening their mouths. The miracle of life is so incredible. To think that this little person is being created inside of me, with 10 perfect fingers, 10 perfect toes, etc. It just amazes me everything I think about it!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Baby it's cold outside....

This would be the one morning the boys miss the bus LOL We get up, get out to the van, and the van reads 3 below zero. Windchill is 20 below. I've heard of a lot of schools closing due to the cold, but ours hasn't (Can't say I'm not thankful LOL).
Anybody else getting this chilly weather? This is really cold for our area!

baby clothes

So what are your favorite stores for shopping for baby girl clothes? I've seen SO many cute things but really haven't bought much.
I know with my boys we shopped Old Navy, Gymboree, and Children's Place a lot LOL They do have some cute girl stuff too :)

Monday, January 12, 2009

We got the most wonderful news

We found out last Friday that we are getting a dream come true this May. Our first daughter will be born!!!!!! She was ALL Girl at the ultrasound. I cried through the entire thing, and continued to cry all the way to the car, and non stop for the next few days. I still have moments where it makes me cry! I cannot believe we have been blessed with a little girl after 4 boys. This baby is a dream and I cannot wait to meet her! We have wanted a little girl since our first was born, and God has given us what we have all prayed for. We could not be more blessed right now!
Here are her pics :)

I LOVED this picture! She has the cutest little face, and nose. I cannot wait until she's here!

All Girl!!!! NO Boy parts there!

Her adorable little feet crossed :)

Here she's looking right at you :) It's just her face, she's laying with her face turned towards you


Life can get so hectic sometimes! I can't believe it's been 11 days since I blogged last! I really need to get better about this! (it's hard to do when I only have one person making comments ;) ) LOL

So how is life treating everyone so far in the new year?

Ours is wonderful :) Life couldn't be better right now and I am so blessed with a wonderful family and a wonderful life!

Hope everyone is staying warm this winter!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!!!

I still can't believe that 2008 is over! Last year flew by so fast! I do have to wonder what is in store for our family for 2009, other than the obvious new addition that should be here in May!
So what resolutions have you set for 2009? Are they the same as previous years? Or do you have new ones? Are you one not to set resolutions?

Mine are to be in good shape by next New Years. I will have 6 to 7 months from the time baby is born to get there, and I Know I can do it!
Hubby and I are also scheduling "family nights" atleast twice a month, but hopefully more. (We'll have more, but we are going to do atleast 2 where the kids get to choose whatever they want to do!). I think it will be fun :) We usually do stuff atleast once a week, but that's mostly movie nights, etc. The "family nights" can be going skating, etc. I'm excited to try it out :) I also want to schedule atleast one family vacation somewhere fun, even if it's just a day trip.