Adeline Grey Bowman Has Arrived!

Sunday, June 24, 2012
8 pounds
20 1/2 inches
Sweetest baby ever born, according to this momma!

Words from her daddy, "I'm not just smitten; I am consumed with a love I have never known before. She is truly amazing."


A New Home

Here are a few photos of the new place... and moving in!

We had so much help moving day... so thankful!

Even our little niece was carrying boxes in. She's a tough gal!

Dining room... I was so excited about the open stone fireplace! Slate floor... something I've never seen before; it's growing on me.

Living room... green carpet in all it's glory! At least it's in good condition and clean. But it's soon to be replaced with reclaimed wood. 
I need curtains in here. I saw a couple ideas in an old Country Living magazine... now to decide which one get the material!

Kitchen. Barn siding walls, farm cabinets, I like... My farm decor fits in well! 
I really want light fixtures and new wood flooring here too.
The kitchen island is going to get a makeover. Painted beadboard backing, raised steel bar top on this side, and we got short, chunky legs with little wheels that we're putting it up on.

Getting photos of whole rooms is so hard to get and properly show. There's not really any detail shots, but I feel like I'm still working on it all. But I'm sure that feeling will never go away!

I made kitchen curtains but I still need curtains for all the other rooms! Let me know if you see any cute ideas!

We do have a mudroom/ laundry room, office, 3 bedrooms, and thankfully a bathroom, but I didn't get photos of everything! I just realized I don't have any of the outside of the house either! 

Now I best get going... I feel the need to decorate!


39 Weeks

... and ready for this stage of life to be over; even more ready for the next stage to start!
But contentment has called and thankfulness has been commanded, therefore I rest in His peace and grace. 

~He has blessed me with a beautiful pregnancy, one that has been mostly pleasant and completely miraculous.
~He has blessed me with the most wonderful man who has praised me and supported me and even given back rubs and little gifts along the way (like the rose he picked and Jeni's Ice Cream he brought me.
~He has blessed me with the strength to get through each day. And not only to get through but to enjoy the days.
~He has blessed me with promises of forming our little girl just as He desires. (Psalm 139:13-18, Genesis 1:27)
~He has blessed me with wonderful family and friends who have given so much of time and gifts to get ready for a little girl in our home. (She will be well dressed... I won't have to ever do laundry for her, she can just get out the next cute little dress!)
~And all of these blessings reflect the love he has for me, Baby Girl, and her daddy, which is the biggest blessing of all.

I praise you, Father, for what you're doing in our lives.

Next week I should have photos of the nursery. We mostly have it done. The last coat of paint is getting sprayed on the crib tonight and it's getting moved in tomorrow night. Then it'll be time for last touches and photos.
I'm sorry I haven't done too well with getting posts and photos up. We don't have internet at our house so I try to do one or two on my Monday morning Boston Stoker trip.
We have had an exciting and busy last several weeks, without the camera, however, so just take my word for it! 
My brother's wedding is this coming Sunday (yes, my due date is Monday). And (if we make it) I will do my very best to remember the camera.
Have a blessed week... xoxo!


38 Weeks!

Today I am at 38 weeks. I'm just praying the next couple weeks (or however long it takes yet) goes faster than this last week! It's seem to go on and on...

Her nursery isn't quite finished yet, still needing to get the crib and dresser painted. I'm hoping to get that done this week, with a mask of course!
I'll get photos up as soon as it's finished.

Have a blessed week!