Thursday, December 29, 2016

Day 364 - December 29, 2016

At 33 weeks and 6 days pregnant, our baby is the size of a durian fruit and since I couldn't get my hands on one this week, I thought I'd let the growing belly speak for itself.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Day 363 - December 28, 2016

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Day 360 - December 25, 2016

It would be easy, after the events of yesterday afternoon, to live this day in fear. To let the darkness consume us. To let our minds replay the moments we walked through when we came home from our Christmas Eve service. Instead, we remember the excitement on our girl's faces as they walked out of church to find it snowing in L.A. We replay the moments they danced in the grass as a snow machine covered them in flakes of white. Today, on Christmas Day, we choose joy. We choose to celebrate the Light of the World come down from heaven for us. Today, we rejoice. We smile. We laugh. We make memories. We sing "Happy Birthday to Jesus." Today, we remember that His light can never be overcome by darkness. Today, we give thanks.

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Day 355 - December 20, 2016

Monday, December 19, 2016

Day 354 - December 19, 2016

Today, Adelyn came home from school with an activity book about Christmas traditions in England. The girls were excited to read it and eager to make Christmas crackers for Daddy to open on Christmas morning.

In other news, Adelyn told me that a boy in her class told her she was pretty today. I'm going to have to keep my eye on him the next time I volunteer in her classroom.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Day 353 - December 18, 2016

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Day 352 - December 17, 2016

The girls have been very eager to learn how to cook and bake lately. Everything from pumpkin turkey chili and cheese quesadillas to crepes and cinnamon raisin bread. Thankfully, both girls are signed up for cooking classes in the new year. Their love of cooking and eagerness to help will definitely come in handy when I'm busy with a newborn.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Day 351 - December 16, 2016

At 32 weeks, our baby is the size of a squash and our midwife is estimating that she already weighs around 3-3/4 lbs.

A few minutes after I posted these pictures, I walked into the living room to find this same squash, now with a face drawn on with marker, wearing a newborn bonnet, wrapped in a purple blanket, laying in a shoebox cradle. Not sure they are going to let me roast their baby for dinner this weekend.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Day 346 - December 11, 2016

Day 345 - December 10, 2016

Friday, December 9, 2016

Day 344 - December 9, 2016

At 31 weeks pregnant, our growing little one is the size of a pineapple!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Day 340 - December 5, 2016

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Day 339 - December 4, 2016

At 30 weeks and 2 days pregnant, our baby is the length of a cucumber!

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Day 338 - December 3, 2016

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Day 336 - December 1, 2016

Opening the first advent ornament. And the countdown to Christmas begins!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Day 335 - November 30, 2016

At 29 weeks and 5 days pregnant, our baby is the size of an acorn squash! And yes, that is Briar's baby, Bella, sitting in the tree. She takes her babies everywhere with her these days. She'll often look at me and say, "We're both Mommy's." She is going to be an amazing big sister!

Friday, November 25, 2016

Day 330 - November 25, 2016

With only 1 month to go until Christmas, the girls were eager to set up their little advent tree!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Day 329 - November 24, 2016

I asked the girls, over a delicious Thanksgiving meal at Disneyland, what they were thankful for.

Briar (age 3): "I'm thankful for my parents."

Adelyn (age 5): "I'm thankful for my little baby sister."

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Day 328 - November 23, 2016

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Day 327 - November 22, 2016

It's been a joy volunteering in Adelyn's class this year. Today, I had the privilege of watching 100+ kindergarten students enjoy a Thanksgiving feast!

(28 weeks and 4 days or 200 days pregnant!)

Monday, November 21, 2016

Day 326 - November 21, 2016

At 28 weeks and 3 days, our baby is the size of an eggplant!

Day 325 - November 20, 2016

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Day 324 - November 19, 2016

We finally tackled our master closet remodel to make better use of our tiny space. Our little monkeys were eager to jump in and help!

Day 323 - November 18, 2016

Briar and I were looking at Christmas ornaments and rehanging a few that had fallen. Adelyn grabbed the camera and began photographing us. Looking through the many photos, I found this gem!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Day 322 - November 17, 2016

The girls are always so eager to help at my prenatal appointments.

Baby #3's heartbeat at almost 28 weeks!

Monday, November 14, 2016

Day 319 - November 14, 2016

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Day 318 - November 13, 2016