Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Acreage update

I've been even more absent than normal from blogging lately. Mostly because of being pre-occupied with the little precious miracle I'm carrying!

On Monday, I took Seth to the airport. He is going to be gone for almost 3 weeks for work. We’ve been getting some good momentum on projects around the house, so it is disappointing he has to go right now in the middle of summer. On the bright side, I’m in my 2nd trimester and can still do a lot of things on my own, but I’m also really sad that he is missing out on one of our midwife appointments and two birth classes.

In the meantime, I have plenty of projects to work on at home. We are moving our master bedroom upstairs to be closer to the nursery. We spent a weekend tearing down wallpaper in our new bedroom, but we aren’t quite finished yet. There was wallpaper on the ceiling, in the closets, everywhere! This stuff was stuck on and was planning on staying. Unfortunately, after all the wallpaper was removed, we learned that the walls need some repairs. Not just patching a couple holes, but filling in large cracks and making the walls more even. I might try this technique of skim coating the walls. I'll try to take some pictures and post them soon.

While Seth has been gone for, oh, about two full days. I've kept him up-to-date on things going on at the 'ol homestead.

For example, we have some precious little 5 week old kittens.  And he just has to know everything they are doing.  So naturally I text him pictures and explain the details of their lives. 

Here they are scarfing down some tuna.  Wow, did they love it.  They've be limited to mama's milk and hard food until yesterday.  This tuna made their day.
Here is a tiny toad that I found in our garage.  Now, we normally have toads in our garage, but this one was tiny, therefore I had to text Seth a picture.  It is blurry, I know.  Phone cameras do that sometimes.
Here is the tiniest frog ever discovered.  I'm sure of it.  Actually Seth found this frog, but I wanted to share it with you, because it is so cute.
And some more cuteness, just because it is a Wednesday.  Trixie playing with the kittens.  We call them "Acreage Buddies". 
And the two black and white kittens being adorable.

Seriously, having kittens is so much fun.  We found home for the two black and white kittens above.  We are still looking for a home for the little gray tiger-stripped kitty.  If we have to keep her/him, I suppose that would be okay.  :) 

Have a great day!
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Announcement

We shared this video with our families on Easter when I was 9 weeks pregnant. We are so excited to be expecting our first baby this November! I'm 21 weeks along now, and feeling great.  The first trimester wasn't too rough, just some nausea and fatigue.  Mostly, I was experiencing some first time mom nerves, but no serious morning sickness.  I ask God for grace and peace everyday when I start to feel anxious or nervous about the baby.

We had our 20 week ultrasound last week.  It was so amazing to see the little hands, feet, spine, and heartbeat.  Everything looked good, and we were excited to find out we are having a little girl!

Even though I'd had a lot time to let the news sink in, I still feel in awe that God has chosen to bless us with a baby.  I had come to trust that His timing would be perfect for us, and He chose now to be that time.

Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And all that is within me, bless His holy name.
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And forget none of His benefits;
Who pardons all your iniquities,
Who heals all your diseases;

Who redeems your life from the pit,
Who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion;Who satisfies your years with good things,
So that your youth is renewed like the eagle.

Psalm 103:1-5

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