Thursday, December 14, 2017

Thankful Thursday

Our drive home from Thanksgiving in the mountains had me singing "All I want for Christmas is a minivan, a minivan..." but until that wish comes true, here's my THANKFUL THURSDAY list

1. Mutual peace for Kent and me after we closed a ministry/job door 
2. FUDGE {Using the easiest recipe ever. Stay tuned}
3. A baby that's old enough to hang in the stroller while I peruse the library, zoo, etc.
4. A hard working husband
5. Christmas cards from Florida friends...they remember us!

Not on the list, but an honorable mention: Patch is THE best travel dog (see above) We forget he's even in the car until he opens his mouth. And then we open the windows. 

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

An Advent Blessing

Someday, when I look back on this chunk of time, I hope to have all sorts of praise hands and nuggets of wisdom a la Ruth Graham Bell or Elisabeth Elliot, but until then, I'll continue praying (a little) and stress eating (a lot).

May your advent season be filled with Jesus-hope. When you realize that you're 3 days behind on the kiddie advent or that you've eaten 2 pounds of fudge while standing alone in the kitchen, may you give yourself grace. 

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Letters {Audrey Edition}

Dear mom, you say that you have a blog but I never see you working on it
 Dear dad, thanks for keeping my hands warm
 Dear Caris and Liza,  I have two words for you: personal space

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Baby Suits 3

Audrey Anna Suits
Thursday August 24, 2017
@ 8:53 PM

6 pounds 10 ounces
19.5 inches
@ 40 & 4 days gestation
For you created my inmost being;
    you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made
psalm 139

Sunday, August 20, 2017

3 Screenshots

Here's how we're wasting time these days...

Caris found A Child is Born, a book inherited by my hippie birthing center au natural mom. Although she didn't comment on her reading, I'm pretty sure my simple explanation of, "Mommy's belly will hurt and then I'll push the baby out" was brought to life with some uh, intense photography from the book. 
One night near midnight we sent this text to my dad and Anna, but we worded it wrong and it wasn't clear that the picture was my joke baby and Charles gave us a hard time. Sorry, Pops! 

When you wake up before 5AM hungry and restless. 

(Sung to the tune of Alive, Alive

Awake, awake, awake forevermore
This pregnant chick is awake forevermore

Awake, awake, awake forevermore
This pregnant chick is awake

Sing c'mon baby! Sing c'mon baby! 
This pregnant chick is awake forevermore
Sing c'mon baby! Sing c'mon baby! 
This pregnant chick is awake 
...and then I realized that I still had snowy mountains as my background. 
Time flies! 

Friday, August 18, 2017

5 on Friday

2 Pictures I took this week
{and 3 I didn't}

Comparing sizes at Winn Dixie 
 Self dressed up for a tea party 
(Where pumpkin bread sweetened with Splenda instead of sugar was served. Moment of silence for the potential goodness that could have been consumed)
 My Disney bracelet 
 Walking, walking, walking. True love is agreeing to walk waddle around the neighborhood with your pregnant wife in the middle of August
 Selfies on your phone are free game! Everyone say Hiiiii Shellyyyyy!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017


Making: Plans for the girls for when it's GO TIME
Cooking: Not a thing. Thanks, mom! 
Drinking: Diet Dr. Pepper
Reading: Finished The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels A love story that was an easy read and made me laugh out loud
Wanting: An easy labor
Looking: Forward to watching Caris and Liza with their new sister 
Eating: Everything in sight 
Wishing: Moving trucks came in bigger sizes 
Enjoying: The last days of kicks and jabs in my belly
Thinking: About furniture I can get rid of
Celebrating: We had a girls only tea party this morning 
Loving: Tiny clothes cleaned and folded in drawers   
Hoping: To have a baby soon 
Needing: To have a baby soon (ha) 
Listening: To Pooh's Heffalump Movie
Feeling: Large 
Wearing: Jammie pants and a tank top 
Watching: HGTV shows with my mom every night
Texting: Baby updates to friends and family