Thursday, March 31, 2011

March 2011

March was such a great month.  I'm feeling really good although I am slowing down with this pregnancy.  Already.  I have one more month left before I am home-bound, which I am fully accepting as good advice.  I'm already feeling pooped.
I can't imagine what I'll feel like in a month or even three months from now.
The babies are doing well and everything looked good at their 20 week check-up.

March was a stretching month for Hubs and I as we tried to connect with loved ones who live in Japan.  I remember watching the footage of the tsunami washing over Sendai and not fully realizing the tragedy that was happening before our eyes on live television.  
We're thankful to God that all of our friends in Japan are safe and now we pray that relief efforts will truly help people and meet them in their distressed time.

I had a lot of fun with my "Chicken Week" posts that I finished about a week ago. Click here to review all those tasty recipes.  It was wonderful to stretch myself with some new recipes but there were also some major failures.
Overall, a 5 lb chicken was too much for two people and a week's worth of chicken recipes was too much chicken for Hubs and I. I would do 1-2 recipes stretched over the week and go with a 3 lb. chicken.  I never intended for people to eat chicken every day for a week like we did but just in case that wasn't clear... I'm still not advocating for it.

I finished two books:
Babywise: by Gary Ezzo and Robert Bucknam which was a great read and something I think Hubs and I are going to try so we can give our baby girls some structure to their little lives.  I really enjoyed this book and it's challenging me.  I'm not a scheduled person. I don't like too much structure but what I am learning and what I am sure I will continue to learn a lot more once Baby Girls come is that, it's not really about me anymore.  I'm excited to give my daughters some structure and to love them while still learning about their own personalities and their preferences.

by Ann Voskamp.  This is an amazing book about drawing closer to God and Ann's journey to learning what the central line to communion with God is.  Let me tell you, this is a book you will read and reread over and over again because Ann offers insight and challenges throughout the whole book.  I felt like I was barely able to scratch the surface of her thoughts as they swirled around me, encouraging me to draw close to the Lord on my own.
Read it.  It's good.

I haven't been crocheting much but I have been deco paging (a new bedroom canvas~ pictures coming soon) and sewing for the arrival of Baby Girls. I'll have to post some pictures of all the projects we've been working on.  Hubs and I went to the Art Supply Warehouse on Westminster and can I just say, "I love you Art Supply Warehouse."  So cheap.  I cannot believe how cheap their canvases are and supplies in general.  The only thing I was a tad disappointed with was their price with dye colors.  But it actually saved me from an impulsive and possibly bad idea.
But yeah, if you're in the area and want to do some artsy stuff go there! You will love it.

March has been good.  I'm excited for April.  Lots of fun stuff coming up in April but hopefully it won't go by too fast because then... I. am. home.

What have you been up to this month?

1 comment:

Auntie B said...

Please post pics of your projects! I'd love to see your art work! :) I've been making lots of things, too - just made bird silhouettes for each of 3 old frames I had in my basement. They were from Ikea and were BRIGHT ORANGE! Bryan sprayed them black for me at the shop, and the birds were cut from black tapestry-printed ribbon, then applied to rice paper, embellished and applied to a fake double-mat made with layers of more paper & white matting. Love 'em!