Thursday, February 26, 2009

A Starting Point

I have finally starting brainstorming nursery ideas! I have 3 months left, and a tight budget, so I looked for things that I could easily make with my girlfriends. I'm into not having a theme for a few reasons; 1) It's too expensive for us!, and 2) I am getting lots of things that will be "used" (furniture & such), and it's too hard to try to put something together using other people's randomness.....of which I am totally and completely thankful for, so no one take that the wrong way!
ANYWAYS, here is my starting point. Let me know what ya'll think and give me some pointers if you have some :) I'd love feedback.

I love these wall fun! And only $36 bucks!
I want to make 2 0r 3 sheet sets like this with different colors & white polka dots
I like both of the hanging decorations on these walls...I may incorporate a little of both somehow...hmmm...
These little circles with the different patterns are a MUST for me to have in her room...So cute! And cheap!
I want to spell out her whole name in these fun letters w/the polka dot ribbon in different colors

-That's what I have come up with so far............YAY!!!! What do you guys think?

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

As of Late

This past weekend brought a lovely wedding. Seriously. One of the best that I have attended. And I'd have to say that the highlight was definitely when they announced "Mr & Mrs. Hawkins" at the end. Normally this would be exciting, but not that monumentous of an occasion. You see, our friend Kiel loves Star Wars. Oh yes. When they announced that they we're officially married, he grabbed her arm in his, stood up tall, and waited. THEN, the star wars theme song-you know- dun dun dun nun dun dun dun dun- CAME ON and they walked away to THAT!!!! It was seriously the proudest moment of his life. I have no doubt. I cried through the whole ceremony, then laughed so hard I cried at the end!!! Very awesome. Here are a few pictures.

Our friend Kiel is also over 7 feet tall!! Holy cow! She will NEVER have to worry about how tall her heels are :) Lucky!!!

We went to hang out with Adam's parents after that, and I got a few more pictures of my Ellie Belly! I'm only posting one because I feel like I look too fat in the others :) He he!

Last night, Adam and I had some friends over, and he made a ROCKIN' chili. All by himself. Pretty impressive. It's so cute when he is in the kitchen. The dogs stay in there and hang out with him the whole time. I love it!

Look at how cute they are!!! They will always be our babies :)

Lastly, but certainly NOT least, my dear friend Jennifer is going to be taking some professional pregnant pictures of me this Saturday. I am beyond excited! I didn't know if I would ever get around to doing any, and she was SO generous to do this for Adam and I. Stay tuned for those photos!!!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Meal Plan Tuesday?

Well, I forgot to post yesterday. Probably because I didn't go grocery shopping! Our fridge was empty!! Thankfully I have an awesome husband who is going for me tonight :) All I had to do was make the plan and the list.....I seriously despise the grocery store! But anyways, here it is! There are only 4 days because we have the other days covered.

Tuesday- Potato Soup w/Garlic bread

Wednesday- Baked Chicken, Red Potatoes, & Green beans

Thursday- Green Enchiladas w/beans & rice

Friday- Baked Penne w/Sausage, Zuccini & Asparagus

Happy Tuesday everyone!!! Have an awesome week.

Love, Krystle

Thursday, February 12, 2009


Here they are....FINALLY! Some pregnant pictures. As of today, I only have 100 days left! Some days it seems really far away, and others, right around the corner. Today it seems far. I'm a little over 6 months along right now. It's crazy! Adam and I are having a blast reading a TON of books on parenting. We can't wait to implement some of the things that we have learned. But for now, I will leave you with these pictures :) Happy Thursday night everyone!!!

Feelin' her kick!
This was me about 5 1/2 months along

Monday, February 9, 2009

Meal Plan Monday

Get ready for Meal- Plan Mondays! I'm pretty good at keeping up with my meal plans, and have always intended on making it a habit to post on my blog so that my friends can have some ideas, and possibly extend the same courtesy!!! I don't know about all of you, but planning meals can be absolutely exhausting. This week it's gonna be pretty simple because we are trying to keep it cheap, but here is my plan:

Monday: Tomato Soup w/mixed veggies, sourdough bread w/butter

Tuesday: Hamburgers, Homemade fries, and cold veggies

Wednesday: Spagetti w/meat, Salad, and Garlic bread

Thursday: Burritos filled with the works (beans, cilantro, onions, tomato, etc.), chips, and salsa

Friday: Chicken Pot Pie- w/no side. This pretty much encompasses a whole entire meal in itself.

Saturday: Left overs!!!

Seriously people, DO MEAL PLAN MONDAY! I would love to have more people in on this. Maybe one day I will upgrade to pictures (well wait, who am I kidding myself, I'm TERRIBLE at uploading pictures!!! I bet you all are surprised I'm even pregnant because there is no proof!).

Anyone else in on Meal-Plan Monday?!!?!?!?

I have started working Monday-Friday 8am-5pm, so this meal planning thing is a total lifesaver!! I would be a mess without it...not to mention spending WAY too much on groceries.

Well, happy Monday everyone. Hope your weeks are excellent!

Love, Krystle

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Thank You!

Well, however prayer works, it WORKED! Our little Ellie is super healthy, and my placenta looks great!...I never thought that would be something that would concern me, Ha! I am so happy because now I can get back to doing things that make me happy (spending "special" time with the husband more often, exercising, and being more active in general). I realize that could have been too much information, but certain "limitations" we set with my wonderful low-lying placenta diagnosis. Anyways, thanks for your prayers, seriously... you guys are awesome :)

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


This may be a weird post. I have it all laid out in my head perfectly, but what comes out may be jumbles of randomness. So, just try to follow along.

I have a prayer request. But as I was about to put in on my blog, I wondered why I was doing it. I'll start off by just saying what it is though:

Tomorrow I have an ultrasound that will tell me if my placenta has moved up or not. I'm a bit nervous about it because if it hasn't moved up, then that means that I may not be able to use my midwife and do a home-birth. Which would totally suck. And it means that I could have a more complicated pregnancy... So, there it is.

With that being said, how in the world does prayer work? (Bear in mind, I will be answering some of my questions as I go along.) I know that God calls us to pray to him and communicate with him without ceasing. However, it just seems really confusing. If I pray about it tonight, really hard, that my placenta will move up, will it? Or is it just going to be one way or the other regardless of my prayers? (I feel like a bad christian for saying all this, but come on, sometimes things just blow your mind, and this is one of those things for me.) How will I ever know if God really did "answer" my prayer, or if that was just something that was already gonna happen anyways? I guess that if my placenta does move up, I can always just look at it as an answered prayer, but what drives me crazy is that i'll never know! Here are some things that I know:

1) God is a miracle worker- He makes things happen that don't make any sense. That's amazing. Does that happen through prayer? Definitely.

2) God is completely good. He can't be anything else. His will is perfect for my life.

3) God is so incredibly cool, that He makes us think of things like this to blow our minds, and then turn to just trusting that when He tells us to pray, it really is worth our while.

4) When we don't pray about things, how can we see God moving in our lives? When he does "answer a prayer"- or so we think- It makes us love him more and trust Him more.

Unfortunately, I have no conclusions. I leave in the same state as I came...Confused. But, I will cling to the things that I know, and trust that God tells us to do things because they matter.

Anyways, will you guys pray for me??....and for my placenta? :) That would be great.

I will let you all know how it turns out very soon. My appointment is at 11:00am tomorrow. You guys rock!

Love, Krystle