as i sit to post my smiles and look back on the pictures i'm actually amazed to think i took these pictures just days ago...as right now it is chilly, chilly out again and drizzly, and this morning we had to dig out MUCH warmer clothing and jackets and forego the sandals for our trip to target. (although, to be honest, i don't mind right now...as it is helping me get some things accomplished inside without feeling like i'm "missing out" on the sunshine).
1. garden progress. we've been planning to have a garden for the past two years...we've even had it marked out and ready...but it hasn't happened. BUT this year is our year...we already have seeds...and friday mike rented a roto-tiller and got the garden tilled. now we just need to get some soil, and voila...we WILL have fresh veggies this summer. HOORAY!
5. officially hitting the 20 week mark of pregnancy. (we hit 21 weeks tomorrow). i must say that i feel as though i'm as prego at 20 weeks as i was at 30 weeks the previous two pregnancies...and yet, i have gained far less weight this time around (and am in general feeling great). it is strange how different things have been this time...food aversion and ickiness at the beginning (whereas before i felt fabulous the entire first trimester and could eat anything)...and now feeling great at the point where i was starting to have an intense aversion to certain foods (namely chicken!).
7. a bittersweet smile. the blooms have finally popped out on the tree we planted in remembrance of the baby we lost this fall. while i am so incredibly thankful for and in awe of the life God is knitting together in my womb at this very moment...and for His incredible plan even in miscarriage, i must admit that it is still emotional and sad to reflect on this baby we didn't get to meet this side of heaven...to realize that he/she would have been due in less than a month. i am praising God for the beauty of these blooms...reminding us of the lessons He taught us during that time of trial and suffering, reminding us of His faithfulness, reminding us of that dear, sweet baby that we hoped for, dreamed about, and love so fully and incredibly.
10. the promise of some sewing! what better way to spend a rainy spring morning than running a few errands...and one errand just happened to drop us right next to jo-anns...and i just happened to have TONS of coupons for the daffodil days sale...and i just happened to leave the store with some projects to work on this evening! mike has his monthly Gideon's meeting, meaning i will have a quiet evening to break out the sewing machine and create, create, create! the picture is what i purchased today...perhaps next week i will have some pictures of finished projects to share! :)