Friday, June 24, 2011

Happy Anniversary! I love you BEN

its bad i know...

...When i STILL haven't posted pictures of our vacation! I put them on facebook though so maybe you'll forgive me! They are only on one computer and i have to upload them individually and it takes FOREVER!
Sooo..its a wordy, picture-less blog today. Im sorry.
I have had a 7 year anniversary and a 28 year birthday since i posted so i am feeling a little old and behind. We didn't really celebrate either...we had just gotten back from a weekend away with the kids at the Wilderness Resort in Gatlinburg (via a last minute cancellation of Ben's mom's client) and Ben had been trying to catch up from the week before of being out of town for our week long vacation so were still catching back up and trying to find normal again. We HAVE made plans however for a one night get away to Nashville next weekend for our anniversary bc Ben has a shoot there. One morning of no one waking you before 7 am and not having to cook bfast and supper sounds like a treat! My super sweet friend Jennifer made sure i celebrated my birthday by treating me to a pedicure (which is ALWAYS nice but especially when you're pregnant!)
Everyone keeps asking me how i'm "handling the heat" and truth is im loving it! I HATE to be cold and i LOVE the summer! We have been out to Ben's dad's pool a bit with the boys and Knox is swimming without me holding him (with a vest and float though of coarse) Brennan would still rather paddle around on the steps.. We take walks early in the morning or right before bed. I think i walked to the library for the last time this pregnancy though. We went on MOnday and between the heat and pushing 60+ pounds up a hill in the double stroller i decided i didn't really need or want to go into labor early..but if i get ready in a couple of weeks i bet that would do it..that or a trip to Walmart with them alone! (Lord help me!) Seriously i am very blessed by God to have calm pregancies and remain healthy and have energy to the end..
I return Thursday for them to measure and may have an ultrasound. They are not sure if she is growing enough or properly due to me measuring to much smaller and i've even lost weight this week which is odd for this stage, but i am eating and trusting God..
Our boys have been so SO enjoyable lately. I even caught myself almost worrying about it the other day..why are things going SO well? Then we had yesterday.. an almost total bad day. A trip to Target, Walmart, Hobby LObby, and TJMAX all in 2 hours. In and out with two boys alone, but we did it in the morning, before they were tired and hungry, and we only went in and got the things we needed and of course ran to every potty in the store..Knox had an accident in Target and in Hobby Lobby decided to hide my wallet in the ribbon section..which i didn't realize until we were in the drive through trying to get starving Brennan a burger...yes we were all about to cry!
But alas we made it home and survived another rainy day today. We run out and play in between showers and i will have to post some of the pics from them splashing in puddles! its too cute!
Now we await our little Molly's arrival in 4-5 weeks! WHOA! WHOAAAAAOOOO!!!! Yea. it still isn't real. Any words of wisdom mommies of 3 three and under..hello are you there? no you aren't. you are BUSY. thats right.. yeah..pray. a lot. i do. I WILL..thank you! (Yes that was an imaginary conversation with me and a mom who may have done this before)...

"Leaning, Leaning Leaning on the Everlasting Arms, Safe and Secure from all alarm, Leaning Leaning, leaning on the EVERlasting Arms"...