Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Eve - 39 weeks, 6 days...and counting

Bump still has not graced us w/ her presence...but she does have one more day before she is "late"!

i'm hoping she's a volleyball player :)
39 weeks, 6 days

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

homeowners..."before" pictures

last friday, dave and i signed papers to become the owners of a little 800 sq. ft. fixer-upper :)
monday we got the keys
and tuesday i took some pictures of the house before the demolition derby began ;)

let's just say the place needs a good bit of work, but thankfully, i am blessed w/ quite a skilled husband when it comes to construction, and i'm pretty sure it'll be quite the cozy little home by the time he finishes :) yay!
our hope is to move in sometime in february or march :)

now for pictures...

i'm not quite sure why anyone would side a house like this or w/ these colors, but thankfully come spring, the outside of the house will be just as remodelled as the inside of the house :)
view from the road
and around...




so yeah, not the prettiest little thing i've ever seen, but definitely has potential!!! at least that's what dave tells me :)


the entryway


which enters into the living room/dining room area
we're going to eliminate the far wall to give the house a bit more of an open feel...the kitchen is on the other side of the wall, and an island will separate the kitchen from the dining room area


view from the kitchen into the dining room/living room



current kitchen :)
the plan here is to move the door around the corner and to extend the cabinets into more of a "u"-shape...and like i said before, knock out the wall separating the kitchen from the dining/living room area.
i also get a dish washer!!!! that's my highlight :)



the house has 2 tiny little bedrooms.
one will be ours, one will be baby's :)
neither room has a closet, but dave is going to fix that...especially since there is hardly room for a dresser, the rooms are so small lol


this is the current state of the bathroom...it is going to be eliminated and turned into one of the closets that we need, and then dave is going to put a new bathroom into the area between the two bedrooms


the area between the 2 bedrooms allocated for the new bathroom :)

i would say currently, the coolest part of the house is the stairs going down to the basement...

they may be a little steep, and not quite up to code, but at least there is a rope to hang onto!!!!

and the basement:
we're not exactly sure what we're going to do down here. the ceiling is only 6.5 ft, and there are big objects all over the place, but we're hoping to maybe finish off a small area as an office / sewing room / tv / send-the-kids type space :)

so that's it folks :) our new little soon-to-be home :)
i'm excited!!!!

o yes, and a few "treasures" we found in one of the rooms...
hmmmmm.... ;)

Monday, December 12, 2011

38 weeks

we have had a pretty neat winter so far this year :) it's been cold, but not much snow! it's been nice not having to wear boots everywhere...it's fun for a while, but after 4 months of wearing the same boots over and over and over, it gets a little old ;)

also, because of the lack of snow, the ice on the lake is clear...makes it look so pretty :) usually it's completely white, but this winter there have been a couple of days where people have been able to ice skate anywhere on the lake w/out having to sweep snow :) i think people are saying the ice is around 8 inches thick at the moment

yesterday was a gorgeous day and my sweet sweet hubby took the time to take a few more pregnancy pics w/ me :)

in case you can't tell from the smiles on our faces, we are so so excited and happy about that little bump on my belly :)


38 weeks :)

Thursday, December 8, 2011

ok baby, you can come now!

dear bump,
your hat and slippers are finished. you may come now :)




Thursday, December 1, 2011

this and that...

So...it's december!!!! anyone know what that means???? baby is due this month!!
3.5 weeks 'til "d-day" :)

this past saturday...hubby and i got ready for baby :)
i think we're all set now...at least as far as the house goes...who knows about the rest lol

despite the fact that dave is a carpenter, i never have tools around the house when i need them. he takes them all to work. after several times of me asking him to bring home a hammer, screwdriver, wrench, etc, he decided to get me some tools of my own :) not only that, but i got his old tool belt as well :)
so, here are me and bump, sporting our new duds...
35 weeks, 6 days

in other news..."it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas."
i don't have many Christmas decorations yet, but what i do have i love :)





also, this morning we woke up to a frozen lake...


it'll be close to another month until we can drive on it, but no more open water for approximately 5 months

and i'll leave you w/ my favorite Christmas song this year... "Let it be Christmas" by Alan Jackson

Thursday, November 24, 2011

THANKSGIVING DAY: 35 weeks, 4 days

it was a cold, cold morning, but slightly above freezing, so we took pictures!!!
this is our lil' baby bump at 35 week, 4 days :)
she's just a poppin' out!


so can't wait to meet this munchkin!
i am hoping and praying that she comes early!!! i would love to go home for christmas :) so if you feel like offering up a little prayer on my behalf i'd really appreciate it!
i think she would appreciate not being born too close to Christmas as well :) lol

in other news...Happy American Thanksgiving!!!!
i have to specify that it's American Thanksgiving because up here we had Thanksgiving over a month ago!! I got in on 3 Thanksgiving meals over Canadian Thanksgiving, so today will mark my 4th Thanksgiving meal of the year! It does make sense that it would be earlier up here considering that it looks very much like winter and not very much like fall outside.


Also, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, i would like to say that i am so so so so thankful for my Savior Jesus Christ and for the abundant blessings He has poured out on my life...namely my hubby and our baby :) ... and of course, my amazing family!

Monday, November 14, 2011

3D ultrasound - a perfect bday present :)

My bday was 11-11-11 this year :)
and to celebrate my 25 years of life, my hubby took me to Winnipeg where he spoiled me for the weekend :)
we had such a good time together...i love him so so much!

our weekend of fun included:
- several fun restaurants
- hanging out together at a coffee shop
- going to see a movie
- lots of shopping
- spending 2 nights at a nice hotel
- 10 hrs of driving (very long, but there is no one else i would rather travel with!)
- AND getting to see our precious little baby girl during a 3D ultrasound - a perfect bday present!

*sigh* - i could look at these pictures all day!

check out that little fist :)

i think she may have big lips :) lol

the lady who did the ultrasound said that we for sure a having a little girl...soooo excited!
she also said that baby is super squished...apparently my tummy is kinda small so baby doesn't have a whole lot of wiggle room...hopefully that means that she'll want to get out of there sooner rather than later!!!!

i look at these pictures and i feel our little girl kicking, squirming, and stretching, and i cannot help but be completely in awe of and humbled before my God.
who am i that He would choose to bless me with such miracle?!?!
and what an amazing Creator! He has formed and designed every single aspect of this little girl. He has put love and care into every aspect of her being. she has been loved by Him long before we even knew she existed.
what a privilege to be her mom :)
i so cannot wait to meet her!

"I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, Your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be." - Psalm 139:14-16

Monday, November 7, 2011

33 weeks

we've been slacking on the whole picture thing...but finally here are a couple more :)


baby sure is getting more uncomfortable to carry! she's been kicking in my ribs and side...and kicking hard while she's at it!!! lol
my insides are feeling more squished than ever...can't imagine what it's going to be like closer to the end! i don't feel like there is any more room in there for her to grow ;)
but as uncomfortable as it can be at times, i sure am going to miss feeling her move and kick inside of me...pretty sure holding her in my arms will be even better though!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

a little clip about where we live

for any of you who don't know, red lake is a gold mining town
last night cbc aired a little clip just about us :)



Saturday, October 29, 2011

Monday, October 24, 2011

johnny-jump-up revamp :)

back towards the beginning of summer i picked up this tigger johnny-jump-up for free :)
it was all good except that i wasn't a big fan of whole tigger thing, so i got myself some fabric and went to work...

BEFORE

AFTER

it was a lot more work than i thought it would be, but i'm happy w/ the final product :)