Saturday, February 5, 2011

Tick tock tick tock...

"Minutes seem like hours when you are waiting for someone!" I have heard my father use this term many times when I was growing up and it seems more and more true to me right now. However I would say, "Hours seem like days or days seem like weeks when you are waiting for your precious baby to arrive!" I realize that I don't have much longer at all and I am super excited about that however, I have a feeling these last couple of days might seem like an eternity. I have had a lot of people ask me if I am getting nervous and I can honestly say I am not. The excitement to meet our baby girl over powers every other emotion that I have. It is just unbelievably crazy to think our tiny little girl will be in our arms shortly. We have waited for this moment for such a long time and to think it could happen anyday is unreal. Today I will finish up some last minute errands, put some last minute things away in the nursery, finalize some items in my classroom, and hopefully get a nap and finish a book that I am reading. Sleep is kind of a hit or miss thing these days and unfortunately last night was not a good night of sleep so we will see how productive I am! I will end with a couple sneak peak pictures of the nursery, minus the areas that have her name on them...that will be revealed when she arrives!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Back...with many new changes on the way!

It has been a VERY LONG time since I have updated my blog. I realize there are few people that keep up with my sporadic and random ramblings but to those who happen to browse every now and then I apologize for my lack of updates. So much has happened since my last post. I have attempted to update my blog a couple of different times but for some reason decided not to post them.

With the new year under way I am going to try and be a little more consistent with my posts and keep those few followers updated. My life will soon be taking a new turn as I quickly approach the new adventures of a first time MOM!

Here is a quick recap of the past 11 months:

*In May I celebrated my 30th Birthday. I was dreading the big day but all in all it wasn't so bad. I had a great time celebrating it in Omaha at Magnolia Hotel, enjoying some delicious dinners and drinks at the Old Market and had a wonderful time with friends at the Henry Doorly Zoo!

*June turned out to be a very exciting month...Tim and I found out we were due to have a baby in February. We are both still in awe that this little miracle is going to join us in a couple of weeks!

*In June and July we were blessed with amazing trips with both sides of our families. We stayed at a beautiful beach home on the coast of Oregon with Tim's family and spent a week in a cabin at Kawishiwi Lodge in Northern Minnesota with my family. We were very fortunate to have two amazing trips planned before our little one arrives.

*I started back to school in the fall and was very happy that my 1st trimester had come to an end before I had to keep up with 28 third graders!

At this point Tim and I have enjoyed preparing for out little girls arrival and anxiously anticipating all the new changes that will come with a tiny baby. We feel so blessed and still find ourselves in awe of God's amazing miracle. The day we found out we were expecting we had signed up to attend an informational meeting on adoption. Before signing up for the meeting Tim and I had many conversations about our desire for a family and spent a lot time in prayer. We had finally surrendered our journey for a family and placed it in God's hands. We were open to what God had planned for us and not what we thought should be planned for us. That day God opened our eyes and answered our prayer in a way that at one point we thought might be impossible.

Here is to a year of keeping up with my blog and embarking on the new adventures of motherhood!