Friday Highs.v37

It's funny how taking a blogging break somehow makes me feel like I need to explain where I've been. If you need a little bit of insight, you can read this. It's really been a whole lot more than that...maybe I'll share at a later date.

But since I know a few have missed this, onto my favorite feature. :)


My ultimate high: Molly picking her toes.


Date night with my man. 


Homemade cinnamon rolls on Saturday morning. 
Recipe here. Suggested by this lovely lady.


Feeling teeny tiny baby flutters and kicks.

My almost 16 week belly.
And yes, boxes everywhere.


Not necessarily a high per-say, but lastly, if you're the praying type, please pretty please say a prayer for us. We have exactly one week and one day before we need to be out of our apartment, and as of right now, we don't know where we're going. It's slightly unnerving, but I know that God has us in His hands and will guide and direct our steps. 

My life as of late: tearing apart our house and putting it all in boxes. :)


Let's grab coffee.

pretty vintage mug. a fun garage sale find for only a quarter.

Or tea, juice, pop, water, whatever you choose.

I've had a lot on my mind and heart lately. I'm honestly not even sure if I'll publish this, but we'll see where it goes. :)

I've been tired. Busy. Overwhelmed with things to do and thoughts running through my mind.
We're still looking for a house. 
And looking for temporary housing until we find a house.
Slowly packing up our apartment so that we're not slammed with it at the last minute. I honestly never would have thought we'd only be here a year.
Lots of birthdays coming up which means lots of craft projects.
Also starting to work on Christmas gifts.
And baby #2's blanket.

But those are really just the surface level things of life.

So much more is stirring in my heart. 

I'm beginning to question where I should go with this blog. For a while, I thought it could become a good avenue to make some money through possible sponsorship and promoting my etsy shop. But a "good" blog that people are interested in and want to read requires a lot of work. Constantly thinking of new posts and new topics, but still trying to stay true to myself. Trying to be present in the moments of life without thinking of the phrase I'll use on the blog to describe it.

But then I love the aspect of just sharing snippets of life with my family and friends. I want to post pictures of my life that maybe no one else cares about except grandparents. Like when I got my new lens and my brother wanted to see a few snapshots. That post was simply for him. Yet somehow it is in the top ten most viewed posts on the blog.

So I'm a bit conflicted with where I'm going. Where we're going. I don't want to miss it. I have had SO many people saying to me lately how quickly kids grow up. Please, I know. Wasn't it just months ago that I gave birth to my first child? Oh wait, nope that was OVER a year ago, and now I'm months away from meeting our second child. 

I get it. Life speeds by. I just don't want to miss these moments. I want to be fully present for my daughter and my family. I want to absolutely pour into her, into my husband. I want our home to be full of Jesus, and HIS love, and HIS joy, and HIS peace. 

I know this post probably seems so incredibly random and jumbled and might not make a lick of sense to anyone. And maybe that's because I haven't quite sorted it out yet. But isn't that what life's journey is about? Learning and growing. Making some mistakes but picking ourselves up, brushing off, and continuing the journey. 

Whew. If you made it this far, major props to you. Go grab yourself a cookie. :)

I'll be back later. Most likely sharing pictures of Molly's first time eating yogurt by herself. With a spoon. :)


Baby, baby: 13 weeks

Not the greatest of pictures, I know. But for documentation purposes of the belly, it works, right? :)

I never did this when I was pregnant with Molly, but for this little one, I'd like to at least keep up with these little questionnaires every couple of weeks or so. 

How far along: 13 weeks. Second trimester, baby!

Baby's size: a peach.
Sleep: Great.
Maternity Clothes: Only a few pairs of pants. My regular ones still fit (unbuttoned with a hair elastic and a belly band) but maternity pants are just way more comfortable.
Food cravings: I've been wanting salads a lot more lately, but I'm not positive that it's attributable to pregnancy.
Food aversions: Pizza. Burgers. Most things that sit heavy. Ick!
Symptoms I have: Honestly, none. This pregnancy has been perfect so far!
Doctor’s Appointment: We have one this week. Hopefully we'll get to hear the heartbeat :)

Movement: I've felt tiny flutters, but not every day yet. I can't wait to start feeling movement more regularly.

Gender: Feeling like it's a boy. Having dreams that it's a boy. We'll see! And for what it's worth, Chris and I honestly do not care either way! We just want a healthy baby. :)
What I’m looking forward to: Big, strong baby kicks.
What I miss: Nothing, really.


Friday Highs.v36

The winner of the Denae Doll giveaway is....

Kara DeCrastos!!

Email me...adavis356{at}gmail{dot}com...and we'll get your favorite dolly shipped to you! Congratulations!

Thanks so much to everyone who entered and made kind encouraging comments about the dolls. You all pretty much rock. :) :)


Friday Highs should really just be Friday High. A single high that has lasted through the whole week. 

Chelsie had her baby. 

Yep. Her and her hubby welcomed their sweet baby girl--Kara--into this world early Tuesday morning. I feel so incredibly blessed that I was able to be there to witness the beautiful miracle of bringing life into this world!

I'm headed over there again today and Chelsie and I are going to take some pics of her sweet new babe. I'm so excited to see Kara again and give her newborn head some kissies! :) Gotta love newborns! 

Happy Friday, everyone!


The Denae Doll GIVEAWAY!

Well, here she is, my friends:

The Denae Doll

Inspired by my sweet daughter and doll I made for her for Christmas. 

These lovelies are going in the shop today, and in celebration,
I am giving one of them away to one of YOU!


To enter the giveaway:

Head on over to CreatingDandelions and then come back here and leave a comment telling me which doll you would choose if you win.

For extra entries: (leave a separate comment for each)
*Be a follower of my blog.
*Like my Facebook page.
*Share this giveaway with your friends somehow.
(examples: blog post, twitter, Facebook status, or heck, word of mouth. You can leave a separate comment for each way you share the word)

I'll draw a winner Thursday evening...come back Friday to see if it's YOU!