Saturday, June 23, 2012

Yes, I'm alive

Hello, blog-o-sphere! I've taken quite the sabbatical as of late. I had just started to get back in a groove so many months ago and then chaos struck. My excuse for slacking:


Only now she looks like this:

It's been a whirlwind over the last few months. On December 27 I was admitted to the hospital with a breech baby and low fluid. The next day we did an emergency C-section, and we had our sweet baby girl. She was born a little over 2 weeks early and weighed 6 lb 7oz. 

Hubs and I have had by slowly adjusting to parenthood. It took us a while to feel like parents and not like we were babysitting. She's got such a sweet personality. She's happy all the time, and rarely fusses. She loves to be around people and is quite a Chatty Cathy when the mood strikes her. She can be pig-headed sometimes too though. (Like her daddy). 

Six weeks after she was born, I found a job as a receptionist for a veterinary office and started working full time again for the first time in 3 years. It's so nice to be back at work. While I can appreciate women who are stay-at-home moms, I am not one of them. I was home during my whole pregnancy and by the end, I struggled with depression. I need to be out and about for my own sanity. I love my daughter dearly, and the best way for me to take care of her is to take care of me. I love my job. It feels amazing to be able to contribute to society and my family. I love coming home to my hubs and my baby girl. 

So between going back to work and Sophers, I'm pretty busy all the time. Blogging was definitely put on the back burner. I hope to be able to fix that now though. Hubs is currently in Honduras on a mission trip so I have a little extra time between work and being a single mom. I took some extra time off this week to try and juggle it all. It'll be nice to get that extra time with my baby girl and maybe get this blog back off the ground. I've definitely missed writing.

For now, I'm going to grab something to munch on while Sophers sleeps. Toodles.

Our First Easter as a Family :)

Thursday, December 8, 2011

It's Ok...

Time again for...

It's Ok... buy the dog a bunch of rawhide bones so he'll leave you alone for a little bit. have finally opened up an Etsy store a month later than planned. Go check it out here if you have some time! It's got some great gift and stocking stuffer options! be a little weirded out that hubs is suddenly excited about Christmas. He's normally Scrooge, but not this year apparently. be excited to get this baby out in about 5 weeks! This pregnancy flew by and I'm excited for baby Sophie to not be pushing on my ribs anymore. finally learn how to properly wash my makeup brushes. They were pretty gross. LOVE that Florida finally realized that it is not summer anymore. I'll take the 60 degree weather any day of the year, especially since it's December. have an obsession with pajama pants. They're just so comfy and have such cute designs that I can't help but have the urge to buy another pair.

What's ok in your world this week? Link up with Amber and Neely, and comment below to let me know what's going on! 


Wednesday, November 30, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday

It's that time of week again! It's time for...

....and I sure do have some great things to LOVE this week!

I'm loving that I have another baby shower for Sophie on Saturday!

I'm loving that it's officially Christmas time! We're putting up the tree tonight. Yay!

I'm loving that I only have about 6 1/2 weeks until I get to actually hold my baby girl in my arms. (I'm not thinking about the labor part - just the after part.)

I'm loving that almost all my holiday shopping is done except for a very difficult 23 year old brother who only wants money. That's just not fun to shop for! Any ideas?

I'm loving that I finally opened my Etsy store. Go check it out! You know you want to!

I'm loving that I get to babysit my friend Jess' baby girl for a few weeks while she goes back to work before their actual daycare kicks in. It'll be a great trial run for caring for an infant.

What are you loving this week? Link up with Jamie and let us all know!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

It's Here!

It's official! I finally did it! Yup, my Etsy online store "creativityplayground" has been created and products have been posted! It's not very big yet, but I'm hoping it will grow as time passes.

Here are some of the items that I'm selling:

Everything is handmade and hand sewn by me. I hope you go check out my store and find something that you like. I might have something that would make the perfect stocking stuffer for someone you love!
Let me know what you think of it!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

It's Ok...

It's already Thursday again! Where is this week going to? Yikes! Well, it's time again to hook up with Neely and Amber for It's OK...Thursday. just take the morning slow and easy, because as everyone seems to remind me it won't be like that after Sophie's here. put marshmallows in my hot cocoa flavored coffee. hate that it's 80 degrees in November. Seriously, Florida? Get with the seasons please. be a little sad that I'm not cooking our own Thanksgiving this year. I've enjoyed it the last two years, but it is nice to save the money that goes into cooking all that food. not really enjoy shopping in Macy's simply because of the prices. Name brands are nice and all but I can get just about the same thing for half the price. be ready to get this baby out in two months and yet at the same time terrified that she'll be here so soon.

That's all I've got for today! Join the link up and share what's OK in your world!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Weekend Rewind & What I'm Loving Wednesday

So much to say! Let me start with my weekend and move on to linking up with Jamie for WILW.

Saturday: Baby Shower Day! Yay! My MIL came and spent the night with us so she could just go with me to the shower. My friend Tara hosted it at this adorable little tea room called Sweet Magnolia's. If you live in Polk County, FL and haven't checked it out, you should. It's worth the visit. This shower consisted of people I know from our old church, before hubs became a youth pastor at a different church. It was so great to see everyone again! I missed all of them so dearly and I wish I was able to see all of them more often. It's amazing that after a few years of seeing the same faces week in and week out that life is just strange when you don't see them on such a regular basis anymore. The shower was great, though! Sophie got tons of diapers and wipes, along with clothes, blankets, toys, and so many other things. One of the items I was most excited about getting was her bathtub! We hadn't gotten one yet so I was super excited to have a place to bathe her! It's hard to believe she'll be here in just less than 9 weeks. Yikes!

Sunday: It was a pretty typical Sunday. Hubs got to preach in big church for the first time at this church though! I was so proud of him. It's so great seeing him doing what he was wired to do. I married a great man and I couldn't image having chosen anyone else. Because preaching always wears him out, he took a nice nap between church and youth group that night. Some of the middle school girls decided to write all over the windows of hub's car before service started. It was super sweet of them, and sadly, we didn't get to take any pictures of it. It was too dark that night and then by morning, all the dew made it smear. After youth group, we grabbed some ice cream at Dairy Queen with a some friends before heading home and passing out on the couch. It was a super busy, but fun weekend!

Now - WILW

I'm loving that everything was good at my doctor's visit this week. I'm going every two weeks now.

I'm loving that the nursery is just about done.

I'm not loving that I've been so wrapped up in Sophie coming that I've barely thought about Christmas! Yikes! I need to figure some stuff out quick!

I'm loving that chocolate covered cherries are back in season. They're my favorite Christmas candy. I know I can get them all year round but this is the best time of year to eat them for some reason.

I'm loving that my Etsy store is almost ready to open! I'm about a month behind where I wanted to be but all my items are done and ready to be posted for sale. I just need to officially open. Hopefully by the end of this week! Yay!

What are you loving this week?

Thursday, November 10, 2011

It's Ok...

Hola, readers! I'm back from cool and breezy Minnesota and am super excited to join up with Amber and Neely this week! So here it goes! miss your family like crazy even though you just left. freak out a little knowing Sophie'll be in my arms in about 9 weeks! want to be completely surprised for the baby shower on Saturday! I just know where to be and when. be sorely disappointed when you run out of sprinkles for your ice cream sundae. not care for the smell of roses. Give me gerber daisies any day. melt a little when hubs buys me a replacement copy of Pride and Prejudice for my birthday because I lost the copy he bought me when we were dating. be excited to have a pack 'n play/bassinet combo! Thanks, Mom! cringe every time someone mentions "Elmo". His voice grates on me. Ick. wish that Florida would stop trying to stay warm all the time. Next week the highs are in the 80s! Really, Florida? Really? Did you not get the memo that it's November?

That's all I have for this week! Join in the fun and link up with the girls!