Spoken For (personal blog)
Friday, March 07, 2014
This is the first one I've taken...at 16-ish weeks pregnant. Things seem to be going well, and time is speeding along!
This baby is due in the middle of August...in fact, it is due 2 days after Tate's birthday and 1 day after Jonathan's birthday, so maybe we'll double up on a birthday there?! We'll see!!
The kids are all full of comments and questions about the baby again this time around - which is really fun! Jenna is the funniest...she tells me all the time that if she "pushes on her tummy, she can feel a baby in there!" When I ask her what the baby is doing, she always tells me that it is "just sleeping." :) Cute.
The older ones are more concerned about things like how the baby got in there :), how it's coming out :), and what it is eating! Tate is also pretty excited that it will be born very near to his birthday. They're having fun talking about baby names too! haha...some of the ideas they've come up with are pretty interesting! All the kids though adamantly agree on the name Hannah for a girl...we will see! There's a lot more variation with the boy names: ranging from Batman to Tom to Jackson to Tim! It's fun having the kids be a part of the 'names' talk this time around! :)
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Our littlest one is getting quite the character of her own these days - it's fun to watch! Here's just a few snapshots for you...
She dressed up in Emily's shoes & toque...and was quite proud of it!!
This is what happens when Kira goes outside...she is almost instantly in tears!! She obviously is a girl after my own heart and is not a fan of the winter weather & snow!
Kira took it upon herself to fold her cloth diapers...and put them away in the bathroom drawer too! Granted, we had to "fix" them up afterwards, but what a cute little helper!!
Ready to sing & dance :)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Over the years, Melody Carlson has worn many hats, from pre-school teacher to youth counselor to political activist to senior editor. But most of all, she loves to write! Currently she freelances from her home. In the past eight years, she has published over ninety books for children, teens, and adults--with sales totaling more than two million and many titles appearing on the ECPA Bestsellers List. Several of her books have been finalists for, and winners of, various writing awards.
She has two grown sons and lives in Central Oregon with her husband and chocolate lab retriever. They enjoy skiing, hiking, gardening, camping and biking in the beautiful Cascade Mountains.
ABOUT THE BOOK
If you would like to read the first chapter of Dating, Dining, and Desperation, go HERE.
Monday, February 03, 2014
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
I live in Tulsa, though I was born in Mississippi. I moved to the Sooner State when I was seventeen and met my soul mate and best friend not long after. I’ve retained a little of my Mississippi accent though most people think I’m from Texas. (?) Rob and I have been married for over twenty years and have a son–a mom proclaimed prodigy, of course!
I love homemade tacos, shoes, and romance novels–not necessarily in that order. I’m a big fan of country music, a staunch proponent of saving the Oxford comma, and I’m shamefully obsessed with all things Harry Potter.
I believe that God is love. I guess that’s why I adore romances.
I have always been intrigued with the Amish culture, their gentle ways and slower-paced lifestyle. (And I love, love, love the fact that they stay married for their lifetime.) But until recently I never thought to blend this interest with my penchant for romance. Okay, okay, I’m a bit old-fashioned and even enjoy the gender roles that are present in this culture. I love to cook and take care of my family. Yes, that’s me June Cleaver with a laptop.
I dislike people trying to convince me to read the Twilight series (I’ll get to it or I won’t, either way I’m good with it), gratuitous violence, and strawberry ice cream. (I know I’m alone on this last one, and again, I’m good with it.)
Favorite movies–(besides HP) French Kiss, Maid of Honor, A Lot Like Love, Just Married, and Sweet Home Alabama. Oh, and Miss Congeniality, Sabrina (both versions) and a 1940′s movie called Dear Ruth. If you haven’t seen it, you should! A-dorable. Anything with Doris Day and most all of Marilyn’s and Audrey’s.
ABOUT THE BOOK
If you would like to read the first chapter of Gabriel's Bride, go HERE.