I am so determined to get back on the blogging wagon that I'm writing in the middle of running around, bathing kids, and straightening the house. Camden, Ella and Maya are going to sleep over at their grandma's house tonight. My mom and I are going to pick up where we left off in the house yesterday. I am hoping to tackle the piles of paperwork that need to be sorted, thrown, and filed. I'm looking forward to finish the organizing, sorting, and cleaning part of this project so that I can get on to the decorating part!
Changes are plentiful around here lately, and I have to say that it feels really good. I have always loved New Years. The beginning of a new year feels like such a fresh start. A clean slate. There are always a few things that I want to start doing differently, or just start doing period. Changes...
This was a big deal. Camden is so not fond of hair cuts. That is putting it mildly. He really likes his hair short now that it's all over with. Honestly, we were all fine with it long (even with the in-between-awkward-growing-out stage)... but the grandparents just could not seem to stand it any more. One thing that didn't thrill me and Jeromy was how often strangers thought he was a girl. He is our little man and it kind of stunk how often we heard "your 3 girls are precious!" Ouch. It looks super cool, but at the same time if he would tell me he really wants it long again, I would absolutely let him grow it out. He is awesome... regardless of his hairstyle.
My Belly. Photo by Camden
This is me about thirty minutes ago. 14 weeks pregnant. Is anyone else nervous for me? How big will my belly be at 24 weeks? Or 34 weeks? Oh my. I really love having a sweet, beautiful belly again though. I always loved that part. Only 6 weeks until we find out if we will have a little girl or little boy in there! Yay!
New Family Member. Beautiful. Isn't she? A pure bred Cocker Spaniel. She will be joining our family in February. She will be about 8 weeks old by then. Ella is insisting that we name her Darlin' (her version of Darling), but I'm trying to come up with something else that she will agree to. Any ideas?
The House. No photos as of yet, but my Mom has been majorly helping me organize my house. Mom, I can't thank you enough! She knows how I really want my home and she is great at lighting a fire under my butt. Haha! I will take photos of the wonderful new playroom the kids have now. Hopefully I will post those in the next few days.
Emily Falconbridge is leading a really cool project called 52Q. Throughout the year, she will post a question every week. Then we will answer the question on whichever type of "canvas" we choose. She is using little shipping tags like these and I thought it was an adorable idea, so I am doing the same! I struggled at first with trying to be creative and thinking of some out-of-the-box little canvas of my own, and then I stopped acting like a perfectionist and just went with her idea. It's so fun! I will try my hardest to post my tag each week. If you decide to join in, please share it with me! Leave a comment with a link to your picture or blog.
One last change to note... one that has yet to happen. I am finally seriously thinking of dreading my hair. It feels like just the right time for me. I will definitely share my journey with you if I go ahead with it.
I am thanking God for the wonderful things He has done for our family in the last year and looking ahead to the amazing things He has in store for us this year!