Thursday, February 25, 2010

32 Weeks

I wanted to take profile pictures of myself preggie with Rock, and Key every month, but guess what?  It never happened!  Maybe that's the same story with other mommies-to-be.  I am on my third child, AND 32 weeks pregnant.  But I did get inspired to start anyway (even though there's, are so darn cute!)
Visited doctor today, she again emphasized how big my tummy, and baby are, which concerns her that I may go early.  To my defense, I was big with Key too, and she was 4 days, perhaps no big deal.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Book Packaging

So many people, including myself, love pretty packaging.  As a gift to a friend, I choose to use book pages.  I made a project for the new baby (which I intend to share), using the same book pages, so it wasn't a big deal ripping out pages.   I don't remember if I saw this somewhere but I wouldn't be surprised.  So, in case you run out of wrapping paper, try that book sitting there that no one is gonna read  :)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Thrifty Finds

One of my thrifty finds on Valentine's Day.  I saw it and immediately loved this colorful tray.  It's now displayed in my kids room (I'll show that on another day :)  This little treasure was just a $1...Amazing!  Don't you just LOVE thrifty finds?

Monday, February 15, 2010

Valentine's Day

Our Valentine's Day was broken up into a few days.  Since it was family day on Thursday we also celebrated with the kids.
It began with yummy, heart wheat- honey banana pancakes
A lovely picnic at the park, with plenty of play time
Then Saturday little gifts to show LOVE
Our homemade paintings for abba
Then off to the much awaited LAstreetFoodFest!
The line was ridiculous! This is the closest we got :(  My hubby was right we should have paid a little more for the VIP tickets.  
After this failed attempt, we whisked off to drop off the kids, I did a little shopping, and later that night our weekly hot date :)  Like my hubby said, every week is Valentine's.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Photo Love

Since I'm organizing, or whatever it is that I'm doing (nesting), I found this cut out picture from West Magazine, back in 2006.   I wish this could be my view from my window every day!  I love the gloominess of it.
Photograph by Isabel Gomes.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Marriage Is Funny

Marriage is funny.  

I found my little Key very quiet on my bed, playing with lotion.  I've known she loves playing with lotion, but upon closer inspection this time, she was literally trying to shower in it!  Although she did smell very nice :)  As I was crafting away she was quietly playing.  When I finished my elephant project I was not satisfied with it, and actually disappointed of how it came out.  Perhaps I didn't plan well for it, but whether I did or not, it came out icky.  I wanted to make Key a cute elephant. We got inspired after visiting the zoo several times.  

Anyways, the reason I said marriage is funny is because usually we all have this view of marriage, the happily ever after kind, and sometimes in marriage if we're honest, it's not happily ever after all the time.  Sometimes there's arguments, disappointments, sadness, etc.  So upon "closer inspection" we see marriage is a progressive, life-long, kinda work.  We can plan all we want BUT the reality is, marriage takes many shapes and colors.  Love goes up and down, many people say when they get divorced "I don't love you anymore", but if you base your marriage on love, love is a roller coaster!  I love my marriage.  I love my husband very much, but we both have feelings of not wanting to the love the other because of an argument, or a disagreement, but what keeps us together is our commitment be together "til death due us part" we both know we mess up and we will continue to, but if we can forgive, humbly rebuke each other, communicate, desire good for one another, spend quality time together, up in each others business, and love God together and individually, we can grow in dealing with problems/trials.  I love my hubby, he truly is a blessing, and I know we'll hit bumps in the road (because we have) but I want THIS still and by God's grace I will continue to, if we walk near Christ.