Monday, August 31, 2009

oh the wait!

we're Pregnant!!! Now all we have to do is wait! ugh...I hate waiting!!! I want to get started on knitting, sewing, painting, creating, but we don't really want do anything until we find out the sex of the baby and can formulate a plan for decorating!! I'm desperately trying to think of something I can start working on in the mean time...suggestions anyone?

Fall is getting it's first pinky toe in the door folks. The hubby and I have committed to taking daily morning walks (my attempt to exercise so I don't blow up like a blimp...ha), and this morning's walk was just perfect. There was a brisk chill in the air calling for a hoodie, that I was MORE then happy to bust out. I could live in weather like we've been having the past few days, for the rest of my life. Chilly evenings, cool mornings, and warm sunny days...perfection!

I must apologize, for I fear that for the next 6 months or so, this will be an all-things-baby-sort-of-blog. Hope you don't mind :)

Thursday, August 27, 2009

secret's finally out...

I have a bun in the oven!!!

I cannot tell you how long I've been waiting to share this news with all of you!! We are about 11 1/2 weeks along due March 13th, and are excited beyond belief. We had our first appointment with our lovely midwife Mavis this morning. We were hoping to get to hear the baby's heartbeat for the first time, but unfortunately she couldn't find it, so she sent us off to get an ultrasound to put our minds at rest. Anxiety kicked in a bit for me as we drove 5 min to the location where we would be getting our ultrasound. But let me tell you, the anxiety was worth it to get a chance to see the first few shots of our new little one!!! It was so reassuring and sweet to hear Mavis, and the ultrasound technician call it our baby! Not an "it" or "thing"'s a baby!!! A baby that has arms and legs, and ears and a nose. This baby moves like crazy (even though I feel nothing), and it's heart beats just like mine (but a little faster...ha). This little bean baby is only 5cm long, but there is no denying that it is a human life. What a true blessing and miracle from our Creator!

Hope you enjoy the first few snapshots :) I can't wait to get started on all of those knitting projects I've been stashing away for months!!! haha.
Happy Thursday!!

Monday, August 24, 2009

What a lovely weekend...

I'm sitting here, actually refreshed this Monday morning, thinking about what a lovely weekend we had. For those of you who live in the Nashville area all know what a beautiful weekend we had weather wise. The cool air and sunshine was much needed, and has definitely put me in the mood to knit! I have so much yarn at the house, and I'm determined to turn every last bit into something comfy and cozy...

perhaps a hat...
Or two...
Or maybe some fingerless gloves...
a blanket...
or sweet little scarflette...
The possibilities are endless, and I can hardly wait to get started!
Hope you're enjoying this beautiful day!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Favs by my favs...

Oh I love thee and all of thy amazing artists!
Ruffles Zipper purse by made by hank, Pussy Willows no.1 by Jessica Doyle,
Adorned Leather Pendant by Flight Path Modern Leather,
Jane Doll (pdf epattern) by Bit of Whimsy Dolls,
Peacock by Carambatack Design, 'En las nubes' by Danita

These are just a few of my favorites from the beloved etsy...what are yours?

We're one day closer to Friday folks...Hallelujah :)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

It's been awhile...

I just realized it's been just about 3 weeks since I last posted anything...yikes!

I've been feeling a bit uninspired and unmotivated of late...I hate it when I get into ruts like these. Maybe it's work, maybe it's the summer heat? I don't know what it is, but I've got to get out of it! I need to get my creative juices flowing again...

For all of you Nashville crafters, Laura from Ellatrain Knits and I have decided it's about time we have a monthly craft night! Details are still in the works, but we'll get the particulars nailed down soon and get crafting, so stay tuned! (Maybe this will get me out of my funk...ha)

Earlier this week I took a break from the hustle and bustle and decided to lay out a blanket in the park and just sit, and think, and even took a quick little nap. It was absolutely perfect!

I need to do that more often.

And now, for a shameless and pretty silly plug. I entered my Chihuahua in a cutest dog competition ( I know, I know, I'm ridiculous...ha!). So, if you feel inspired to do so ;) Vote for Jake here. You can vote once a get this little guy in the semi-finals! I know I'm a dork, but I love my dog and think he's pretty stinkin cute!

Hope you're having a fabulous Wednesday!