Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas Morning

Zane had such a blast Christmas morning. I think his favorite thing to do was to play in all the wrapping paper and scatter it all over the house.
His favorite toys he got was the little chair from Grandpa and Grammy. He loves this chair so much. He brings it with him all over the house and when nap time came he was very upset he could not bring it up the stairs with him.
He also loved his big yellow ball they got him. 
 From his Daddy and Mommy he got a Mr. Potato Head and a drum with little odds and end toys that little ones love so much.
 It was a new experience opening his stocking.
He was so delighted to get his fruity snacks in his Stocking. He LOVES them and throws a little fuss when they are all gone Lol.
When I opened up his little bag of gummies for him, he put all of them in his mouth with his cheeks so stuffed, it scared me he was going to choke. I made him pop them out and eat them 1 at a time.
 He also enjoyed  his Christmas breakfast.
The tower of donut holes was exactly what he ordered. 
 Christmas evening we enjoyed a relaxing evening with Jon's Tiramisu and a hot cup of steaming coffee while we read an all time favorite Christmas story,
The Gift of the Magi.
On Sunday we enjoyed watching the Nativity which I am so glad we did. It had been awhile since I had seen it and it really blessed me.
I hope you all have recovered from your Christmas holiday LOL! I don't know if I am ready to leave Christmas behind me. We are planning on taking down our tree this week before the baby arrives :(
This I am sad about, but It sure was heavenly while it lasted. 
Love
~ Marie

Monday, December 20, 2010

38 Weeks and Still Kicking

This baby is getting close to being fully cooked I think.
I have been grunting almost every time I lean over or pick Zane up. When I go up the stairs, get into bed, or get out of the car.
 I have also been Having a hard time finding clothes to wear. Almost everything seems too small for me.
On Saturday I started getting the babies clothes all ready for his arrival. This picture is just the nice neat start of my mess I created soon afterwards.
After going through the babies cute things I realized that I better make more room for him and put his clothes in one of my dresser drawers, So that got me started on cleaning out my dresser, my closet and Jon's dresser and Jon's closet. I had clothes piling up so high it was horrendous and I also had clothes taking over the entire floor space where ever I put my feet. In the middle of my organizing I had a moment of a complete meltdown and broke out into tears, Why did I do this? I let them fall for awhile, and then got started folding and organizing again.
 I  am happy to announce that at the end of the NIGHT I finished :)

I wish I had pictures for you all to see the end result but I will describe to you that my dresser drawers are so organized and in good order as well as my closet and side closet. My nursing things are all ready as well as the clothes that will fit me for after the baby is born.  I think that some times we have to make a bigger mess so as to get the end and final organized result.
This little man wanted to help and he sure did, he went through all of my boxes of summer clothes and helped empty them out as well as put them away in drawers and then fill the summer box back up again. He talked on his little phone while I cleaned and he brought me odds and ends of things he discovered. By the time he started organizing the things I had just finished organizing it was time for him to go see his daddy :)
 Here he is eating his favorite snack which happens to be popcorn. Oranges is his new found favorite as well. He is watching the Velveteen Rabbit in the pictures, which I thought was so cute because it was so much older for him to understand. He kept up with it and seemed to enjoy it. 
I love his little Kitty slippers.
I have been feeling some contractions now and then, which make me think that this just might be it, but it never seems to come of anything. I will be sure to let you all know when this little bundle of joy arrives.
Happy Monday everyone!
Love
~ Marie

Friday, December 17, 2010

"Isn't there Anyone Who Knows What Christmas Is All About?

"Sure Charlie Brown, I can tell you what Christmas is all about"
I was reading Resolved 2 Worship's blog tonight and I loved what she said about the season we are in. 
Feel free to check out her blog and be blessed!
Love
~ Marie

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Christmas Cookies

Enjoying yummy cookies in this house. 
Russian Tea Cookies and Jelly Thumbprints.
We will see if I can get some others made before Christmas arrives. 
:)
 ~Marie 

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Blogging Anniversary and Giveaway

Giveaway time everyone! 
Blogging anniversary for year number three is here and I can't believe it :)
I have met so many wonderful girls throughout these three years, and life long relationships have now developed that I will cherish forever and for this I am so grateful. All of my readers, and those who don't leave comments I am so thankful that you choose to come and visit my blog,
 it blesses me so much.
I have selected the giveaway from my Etsy Shoppe.
 Four shabby vintage pillowcases. These pillowcases are mix matchy which I think is so much fun. 2 standard size and 2 hodge podge sizes. They can be used for anything and everything. If you don't like them for pillowcases you can always cut the material up for a grand sewing project.
So the giveaway begins and I will open it to anyone and everyone who chooses to participate. All you who are overseas are so welcome as well as all my lovely family members.  You are able to enter your name twice. The first time, leave a comment. To enter your name the second time, leave a small post on your blog announcing the giveaway and leave me a second comment letting me know about your post.
I will be drawing names next week before Christmas and congratulating you who won! 
Happy Christmas Bustling everyone!
~ Marie

Friday, December 10, 2010

Apron Swap

I am just loving this apron I received in the mail from Tiffany.
I can't believe she sewed it and it sure makes me wish I could sew this well. I think she needs to get an Etsy shop going. 
Got it hanging on the apron rack and it sure compliments my kitchen when I wear it or when it is just hanging there being beautiful.
Thank you so very much Tiffany for your gorgeous work. I am so glad we were able to meet through this swap and now keep up through our blogs!
Love
~ Marie

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Fun Finds

I got some pictures taken of my purse that I got from the thrift store yesterday. I found this purse last week and the price was 5.99 but it wasn't Monday and Monday's are 25% off days and I have a closet full of purses, so I told myself  I could wait for it to go on sale so I pushed it way way back behind the wrack of purses so no one would find it and come back on Monday. When Monday arrived I figured some determined thriftier who has the same taste as me found my purse, but lo and behold, it was still there waiting for me :)
I also got these yummy sweaters for the two boys.Trying to get the new baby's clothes organized has been fun this time around. For Zane I was not at all organized with his clothing and he ended up growing too fast and missed out on a lot of cute things to wear.
 I have a nice basket set aside for the baby, it fits right under my side of the bed which will hold most of the the baby's clothes and diapers. I have such a special delight in going through his clothes and also going through his baby blankets which are so soft to the touch and getting them all ready for his arrival.
 I am expecting something special to arrive in the mail from CSN stores for the baby which I will reveal when he arrives. I have enjoyed going through CSN's store and their pages and pages of children's items. Check them out if you are looking to buy online and don't want to pay for shipping. They have some really cute  kids backpacks which I loved and thought would be so cute for Zane as a Christmas present. 
Wishing you all a wonderful week and I will be posting my giveaway soon!
Much Love
 In Christ 
~ Marie

Monday, December 6, 2010

Fresh Raspberries for Breakfast

Enjoying fresh raspberries for breakfast. I have been craving them with fresh cream and a little sugar sprinkled on top. I will have to try this next. Did any of you mammas crave fruit with cream while you were pregnant? I remember my mom told me she craved canned peaches with evaporated milk.
It has been snowing all day today and a bit of yesterday as well. We have been keeping the stove stocked with plenty of good old seasoned wood. 
Going out with the baby is so fun because we get him all wrapped up so good and snug and he can barely move his arms. His little face peeks out of his big hood with his cheeks as little apples of red in the middle. He also has sweet little gloves that he wears and its so funny when he eats his slices of apples  crackers while wearing them. Babies are so fun in the cold winter time. 
I have been planning on posting several things this week because I have such a lot to be inspired about, I can't wait to make a post on my handmade apron from Tiffany over at Meek and Chic, the apron is absolutely GORGEOUS and I love the colors she chose. So this post and also a giveaway as well as a post about my new purse I got from the thrift store today is in store, we will see if I am able to accomplish all of this lol!
Happy Monday everyone :)
Love
 ~Marie

Thursday, December 2, 2010

A Shop Full of Goodies Tonight

Just stocked up the shop today and it is brimming over with lovely Christmas gift ideas.  
Come check it out!

*Also, I will be hosting an Etsy giveaway from my shoppe.
 Be sure to stay tuned shortly :)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

First Snow

We awoke to our fist snow for this year! It started off just a couple flakes here and there this morning but now it's snowing buckets out.
We got our Christmas tree up and decorated last week which makes this snow even cozier.
Because of this mornings first snow of the year we decided to have a lovely breakfast out in the living room in front of our big window where the Christmas is.
Zane is his Daddy's little chef. He was prepping the coffee for mommy and daddy,
Selecting just the right eggs.
And also serving us.
There is something so cozy about having fresh fruit in the morning while I have been pregnant. I usually can't eat fresh fruit so early in the mornings but with this baby that is what is on his menu. 
These two boys are certainly brothers because thats all Zane eats in the mornings, 
 any kind of egg and fresh fruit.  
Wishing everyone a beautiful Wednesday afternoon and evening!
Many Blessings In Christ
~ Marie

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