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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Weeks 2-4 for my Gratitude Project

Here are weeks 2-4 for the gratitude project I am working on. If you scroll down a few posts you will find my first week entry and the reason behind the project. It is really helping me to be more aware of the small joys in life.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Decorative Light Switch and Socket Covers

I wanted some decorative ones, but couldn't find a style I liked, so I decided to put my craft supplies to good use and make my own. We didn't paint her room a decorative color b/c we had the whole house painted a soft cream earlier in the year, so I am trying to bring in color through various objects. I used pattern paper, mod podge and stickles. 

8th Month Pic

Really coming down to the wire. Only 5 more weeks remaining if she comes on her due date. You wait the whole pregnancy for this point and then when it comes you wonder if you are really ready for it. I honestly feel like my whole life is about to change. Kind of heavy. On the other hand, I am really ready to hold this little lady and see who she is. You will  notice that my hair is down for the first time in 8 months b/c I caved and got it permed for my maternity photo shoot this past Saturday and my upcoming baby shower this Saturday. I feel like a human being again. I didn't realize how much your outside can affect your inside.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Claire's Cubbie System

Here are pics of the cubbie system we bought and assembled this weekend. Love the colors and can't wait to finish decorating. The piggy bank was a Christmas gift from her daddy, which is why it is the only non blue, green, red, brown item in the room :-) He worked really hard putting the cubbie together. The directions were horrible. Hopefully, we will be ordering the bed and dresser this week. 

Thursday, January 07, 2010

9 Month Collage

Okay, so on the 3rd of December I posted a collage of my pics so far. I bought the template and then realized I hated it. Searched for a while and couldn't find anything I liked. So I said to myslef, " self, you have almost the same computer tools the designers have, do it on your own." Took me a bit to figure out the logistics, but I think I have a self created template that I love.

This is the one I bought:

This is the one I made:

7th Month Pic

Thought I would finally get around to sharing this. It is from early December. I take my 8th month pic pretty soon. I am 33 weeks, so that means only 7 more weeks to go. We start childbirth classes this week. I started my every 2 week appointments and at the last one on Monday the doctor said she is head down, has a strong heartbeat and is measuring right on track. She has finally decided to be active, so I feel her move all the time now. I guess she got tired of me worrying everyday and poking her to get some movement :-) Although I am ready to be done with the pregnancy pains, I know I will miss the life inside of me. Total affirmation that there is a God when you have the ability to grow a life. 

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Gratitude Project: Week One

Okay, so I have decided to start a new project with the new year. It is called Weekly Gratitude and the basics are that you find one thing each week to be grateful about and document it via pictures, journaling, scrapbooking, etc. Here is the more detailed version of the project: Gratitude Project Blog  Basically it is an opportunity to focus on the more positive aspects in our lives and to make it a habit to appreciate our daily life. The link is for the current version I am doing with a group at Willow Traders. The orginal version was done by Brenda Arnall
 Here is my pic for Week One and my journaling: