You may be asking yourself why I posted a picture of my refrigerator on the blog. Well I think you can classify this post under "completely random", but for some reason I was compelled to blog my thoughts as I was cleaning the fridge today. That's right, I cleaned my fridge- please no congratulations- if you knew how long it had been, you'd more likely be appalled than impressed. And along those same lines, do not be alarmed by how little real food there is occupying the refrigerator shelves. That is actually the point. 

Come the month of September, I sat down and scheduled out meals for the month and then made a grocery list to coincide with this schedule. At the end of the month I had several meals that I had not made yet. (I love when this happens because it delays my HUGE grocery store run). Anyway, I decided that we were just going to eat everything we had in our pantry, fridge, or freezer until we had no more food. Would you believe that it is October 26th and we still have some meat in the freezer and enough other things to to make meals. Granted, some of our meals are a little bit random and maybe a little scant, but by NO MEANS have Brent and I suffered on our caloric intake. In fact, we both weigh the most we ever have- blame it on the pregnancy... I digress... Anyway, I am amazed that on any given month I would have made another schedule, gone to the store and come home with a load of food to prepare for that month. When in fact, we had plenty of food to sustain us. So, you're probably still wondering...what's the point?

I think I just realized for the umpteenth time how blessed we are. Brent and I have been learning (slowly) how to live on less (again not meant for sympathy or congratulations just a realization) and God continues to provide us with what we need. 

Matthew 6:30-34 (ESV)
"But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying "What shall we eat?" or "What shall we drink?" or "What shall we wear?" For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble."


32 weeks down...8(ish) to go

32 weeks. It must be time for a hair cut because I haven't worn my hair down in...well...I can't even remember. Getting bigger. I'm not sure where the little man will go after this week. Feels like there isn't any more room!
At my doctor's appointment this week, Dr. Bradley told me that 30% of women go on or before their due date. So, there's a pretty good chance I have more than 8 weeks to go, but that's okay. Everything is still measuring "normal". Also, in the last two weeks Brent and I have gone to a labor and delivery class offered through our hospital. It's held on Tuesday evenings, so that's been a little difficult to get motivated to go to, but overall it's been good for us. 

I told you that I would post something that I had made. I still haven't sewn, but as you can see I have my materials. Curtains are next on the to-do list. The canvas I made is from Jeremiah 29:11 and I just really like the verse and thought it was fitting to have it in the nursery. We plan to hang it over the crib once we get it (this week). Will post updates as things progress. 

Jeremiah 29:11 canvas

Material for home made goodness. :)
Speaking of homemade goodness, I made these tonight just because I wanted to. They really do taste like Reeses. The good part is that they're too rich to eat more than one, so it's built-in self-control. 
http://www.heyjenrenee.com/2011/04/reeses-wannabe.html for the recipe

Hope you all enjoy worship in your church tomorrow!


Nursery Update

Brent finished painting the baby room last week. I think it looks great. The grey is a little darker than I imagined and the blue a little brighter, but certainly not enough to make me make him paint it again. Plus, I don't think he would! Ideally I wish the trim/closet door was white, but since we are renting we're not going to tackle that task. Also this weekend, I had a beautiful shower put on by my sister-in-law and best friend. I feel so overwhelmed with gratitude to them and to everyone else who made it so special. Thank you just doesn't seem to cut it, but for now it will have to do. I will post pictures of the shower later, but it really reminds me how close we are coming to getting to meet our baby boy. We are both so excited. 


Beautiful Hemoglobin

Today I had a doctor's appointment and it went really well. The doctor went over my lab work from my previous visit. He said that my glucose results were really good and that my hemoglobin was beautiful. That's right...beautiful. To this ever-getting-bigger-pregnant-hippo-mamma those words were welcomed with open arms. Not literally...I did not hug my doctor...but I'm pretty sure I smiled real big. Pathetic...yes.