Tuesday, November 2, 2010

To my Ruby Jane

It doesn't seem that one year ago you came into this world for the first time! You have grown so much and are learning new things everyday. It's amazing to see you and the joy you get at the simplest things; you teach me to appreciate and be grateful for things I take for granted.

I know I'm not perfect, but with God's help, I am trying to show you Christ's love every chance I can. He is the only One that can love you perfectly and never let you down.

Know that your daddy and I love you so much and can't wait to see what God has in store for you!

I love you baby girl!

Love, Momma

Monday, October 11, 2010


Lately I have been feeling extremely overwhelmed. With finding a new apartment, keeping up with my busy almost toddler, new friends/opportunities... just life in general.

I think this feeling is a combination of life circumstances coming together and the fact that I am pregnant--which, makes you tired, normal daily activities become physically draining, your energy level is low, etc. Additionally, I love being a momma and doing things with and for Ruby, but her energy level is so high its hard to match :)

So, I guess I feel that life is going by at warp speed and I am floating above trying to get it to slow down a little. And because I can't do anything one thing well, I am slacking in all departments... if that makes sense.

After talking with my sweet husband, he reminded me that in my own strength life IS overwhelming. I am not physically or emotionally capable to handle all of life's comings and goings by myself. It's just impossible. So this is my prayer:

Lord, please help me to rely on you. I confess my sin of anxiety and worry and give it to you. Please help me to have the peace that passes all understanding and know that you will give me the strength to accomplish what you have me to do for any day. I trust in you.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Rainy Day Chicago

Today is a rainy day and I just got back from a check-up at the doc. It makes me want a pumpkin spice latte soooooo stinkin bad, but there is no extra $$ for that :(

Here is a pic I took this morn of my growing belly. I'm pretty sure there's not two in there...
Miss Ruby, being silly.

Friday, September 10, 2010


So we found out today that we are having another baby GIRL!!! We are so stinkin excited and can't wait for little Baby P to make her appearance!! A boy would have been great too, but I am excited that I can still use the pink fluffy rug and flower wall decor and all the girl clothes we have :)