Monday, June 29, 2009


{Nesting Instinct} An uncontrollable urge to clean one's house brought on by a desire to prepare a nest for the new baby, to tie up loose ends of old projects and to organize your world.

This is what I began experiencing during the last few weeks. Thus a word document of all the projects that NEED to be completed by the time our bundle of joy arrives was created. (In only 10 weeks!) This desire was spurred on even more by my wonderful friends Erin, Caroline, and Lindi who came to visit our new home this past weekend. Saturday was my day of inspiration! Josh had gone down to the bay house with one of his friends, so the girls and I adventured to Hob Lob and Home Goods...after checking out some fun new blogs that Erin recommended. The day was quite a success! We found some great wall decor for the kitchen and living room, and when they left Sunday morning my head was full of great ideas. I even ordered some new fabric for a project that mom and I are going to work on next week! Much to Josh's surprise he had a long list of "honey dos" when he got home yesterday...but he was so willing to help! What a wonderful husband :) I will keep you updated on the list and what actually gets done before the little one arrives...wish me luck!

For an update on the baby and our lives...week 30 began today! WOW! 10 weeks until we meet our precious baby boy :) He is more active than ever, and I am loving his hiccups! They are little rhythmic beats that make my tummy bounce and are so much fun! Josh loves it when he gives a good kick. He always says "wow" or "that was a good one" or there is always the funny gasp or question "what is he doing in there?" that makes us laugh. His big movements make Josh so proud to already have a strong son! We picked out the paint color for the baby's nursery last night, and will get started on painting it early next month! That's another item on my Nesting to-do-list...

This Sunday, July 5th, Josh and I will celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary! SO much has happened in the past year, and we have so much to be thankful for. God has blessed us beyond our wildest imagination, has drawn us closer to Him, and taught us so many things! It's so neat to look back at where we were a year ago and see how God used the experiences of the past year to shape and mold us into who we are now...with a lot more shaping and molding to come! My wonderful parents, who are such a great example of the importance in spending time together as a couple, gave us a weekend at the Hill Country Hyatt in San Antonio. What a wonderful getaway weekend it will be!

May God richly bless you and draw you closer to Him!


  1. oh yay!! they look so good!

    way to go josh! can't wait to see more of the nesting adventures :)

  2. Oh, what fun! I love the updates- blessings to your (almost) family of three!