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11.18.2008

A Cozy Night

It's cold here tonight and I left work today, motivated to warm our hearts with a good, hearty meal.  So I made a roast.  Only I didn't make it in the crockpot because I decided to do this at 3:45pm and didn't have time for an all-day cooking schedule.  I made it in the oven instead in 2.5 hours and we just finished eating some of it...It was yummy!  And hot.  Perfect on a cold night.  It's been in the 20's this week, with some windy days.  No snow yet, even sunshine during the day, but still cold.  I'm adjusting, although realizing that several of my favorite coats no longer fit!  Fortunately I have a little extra "padding" to insulate me, but I'm going to have to do something about my lack of a winter coat as it only gets colder and colder.  Wouldn't you know it that my warmest coat of all is actually my smallest??

I am busily preparing for wedding day #1 tomorrow, making pew bows and getting myself organized.  Tomorrow I am meeting the mother of the bride and the bride to get the sanctuary decorated.  It looks like a warehouse in my living room, so tonight I am trying to figure out what needs to go with me and what can wait until Thursday.  Thank you for all of your encouragement as I head into this weekend.  I accepted this wedding before I was pregnant and have spent months now hoping and praying that I would have the energy to endure the work involved!  Fortunately, I am feeling good.  I am trying to get as much a sleep as I can and trying to do all that I can ahead of time.  Still, I don't have the energy or endurance that I normally do, so I will be relying on the Lord and some great helpers to get me through!  

Travis and I are loving the poll results about whether you think the baby is a boy or girl!  We are so excited we can't even stand it!  Please vote if you haven't already.  We love seeing what you think!!  We do have names picked out that we're 90% sold on, so we've been trying to decide about whether we'll share them or not!  I just keep trying to think about how we'll feel when we hear and see this sweet baby's gender for ourselves.  I imagine some tears will be shed.  I am also trying to prepare myself, should we hear news that isn't great.  I know that sounds morbid, but I just want to be prepared either way.  I remember after my miscarriage feeling so shocked because I never, ever considered that we could lose the baby.  That was hard to process and I felt like an idiot for not letting it even cross my mind.  I'm trusting that all will be great with this baby, but you never know what might happen.  I just know that no matter what we find out, our God will be the same before and after the results!   

I have lots more to do tonight, so I need to keep this short, but before I get back into wedding stuff, I think I might have to grab some more potatoes!!  So proud of myself for cooking a real meal tonight :)  I love when I do that!!

7 comments:

Rebecca said...

I always kind of prepare myself for not so great news. Even today, she is constantly kicking all over the place but I still get that sick feeling in the pit of my stomach before an appointment. Today maybe it was because I was fasting and knew I had to take that glucose test! SO gross! But I made it through. When I was pregnant with Tate I got sick during that, this time I didn't.
I am very excited for you and all the people that will benefit from your talents! Congrats!
Guess what??? It SNOWED here today, for like 15 minutes! And now no snow for the near future predicted :-(
By the way, I voted- I asked Jeremy and he told me to vote boy! So we can't wait to see!! We kept Tate's name secret(mainly because it wasn't set in stone) and we are keeping this little girl's name secret! I think it's fun!

Faith said...

Mmmm, that dinner sounds yummy! Can't wait to hear how your appointment goes and find out whether that precious baby is a boy or girl! So exciting!!

Sarah said...

Here is a link for instructions for Travis on how to write a post from his phone. He can practice on Friday at the ultrasound and be ready for when you're in labor. :) :) :)

http://help.blogger.com/bin/answer.py?answer=41452&cbid=-15mfyie5c2nnr&src=cb&lev=answer

sheltonfamily said...

I am so proud of you for your little business... I am predicting it will blow up! You are so talented and I am so jealous of your creativity. Your dinner looks yummy... to bad we weren't there to share! Can't wait to hear the names....I have one picked out as well and it is for a boy. We both really like it, but we shall see....

Rebecca Jo said...

In the picture - I have to say - I LOVE those bags for the crock pot - whoever made them - I need to hug them!

And good luck on your wedding. God is going to pump you full of energy to get everything done!!!

Cant wait to hear the names & see if this little one is a boy or girl... gotta go vote!

all up in each others bizness said...

i'll share my story....

with Abby I had eaten a whatchamakalit candy bar and a large blue gatorade on the way to her ultra sound(we lived an hour away,lol thats a whole nother story)....she flipped and flipped and flipped.......they couldn't catch her on screen.... so we had to take a time out and try again in about 45 minutes.....i was so scared they were going to send me away without knowing........after the wait she was still wiggly but made a more open leg flip and tadahhhhhh a girl......we were sooooooooo happy.....thats what i dreamed of having.......

with Jackson.......

i thought i was having another girl...the thought didn't even corss my mind that he was a boy...it just felt girl....and i couldn't picture myself with a boy....so we go in,Nick,abby and me.....at first they tell me its a girl...were excited.........then right at the end he turns over.......BOY.......i was stunned.....overwhelmed.....i felt cheated and lied too(prego hormones)...we sent abby out to the lobby to deliver the news to grandpa and grandma and aunt sarah....but alls she said(age 3) "i got a sticker",ahahaha.....so we walk out and i was trying to hide my real emotion(cuz thats the kind of gal i am)...but i broke down in a loud bawl and said "its a boy".............the whole place thought somone had died the way i went on...i just wasn't exspecting it at all and it threw me....but within two hours i was excited and already had him named :)

Naming is a whole nother bag of apples.....

if you keep it a secret u don't have to hear all the negatives about the name(and there are for EVERY name,lol.....but u also don't get the good ideas either....

IMHO having the baby is enough excitement for everyone that u don'
t really have to wait on gender or name to make it more exciting ....and i have fond memories of milling it over with my family.......

Good luck! :)

AmandaHoyt said...

Prayin' for you :)
Hugs,
Amanda