Wednesday, June 01, 2011

May 2011

May has been a "let's get 'er done" kind of month.
And as long as it felt at times and as many projects as we accomplished I am still a little surprised that June is here.
*gasp* Did I just say June?
Yes, yes I did.

With May came a Cubs game which they won (take that nasty Dodgers~ woop woop!), two baby showers (both lovely and over-the-top in the generousity and love showered (no pun intended) on me), the finishing up of ministry (for the most part), a little bit of reading, a whole lot of crafting, maternity ward tours, breastfeeding classes, laps swam in the pool, my childhood bestie gracing me with her presence and entertaining Hubs with what a wicked child I was (ohhhh man, I could be mean when I wanted to be), a reunion of friends, a new discovered love of quinoa, Hubs birthday, a dentist appointment, love found in a salvation army, the doctor laughing at my huge uterus and then told me said uterus was squishing my insides and that's why sometimes my legs go numb (hmmmmm....), and finally a book coming into the library that I had been waiting for which Hubs swooped up on an errand run so that I could flop myself onto the couch and put my beginning to swell feet up.

Whew, are you tired from all that?  I'm pretty sure that is all one sentence too. Woo hoo for awesome run-on sentences. :)
May was a good month to focus on the Twinkies and their soon-but-not-too-soon arrivals.  I can hardly wait to see them in their nursery.  I promise to put pictures up soon but I really feel like there needs to be one more finishing touch.  But for the most part, if I had the Twinksters tonight and brought them home tomorrow (which would not happen) then I would be all set to go.  Diapers? Check. Receiving blankets? Check.  Adorably cute and smothered in pink clothes? Double check.
Remember when I found out I was having girls and wrote this post and I said, "Unfortunately I don't naturally tend to flock towards pink.  Don't get me wrong, I love pink. I love any color that is bright and wild but so far, as far as baby stuff goes I've tended to stay around aquas and emeralds."
Well, I have definitely changed my mind and had my mind changed for me.  While I am still hoping to get all sorts of bright fun colors added to their closet, I am also not afraid to admit that I now happen to "flock" towards pink... and ruffles... lots and lots of ruffles.
It's just too darn cute!!

To top off the Narnia themed nursery which I gave a preview here I was blessed (I really believe this is a blessing) to find an affordable and adorable wardrobe at a salvation army.  I really have my friends Sam & Tivian to thank because they clued me into this fabulous salvation army which is located in a more "well-to-do" area of so cal and their selection of furniture is fabulous! And did I mention affordable? Well it was and even marked down from their first price because it had been there, waiting for me, for two weeks.  I simply had to have it.  I wasn't even looking for it and stumbled past it once or twice before I even noticed it.

Most of the crafts and focus this month have been centered around the nursery.  We finished the mobile, we cleaned out the wardrobe, we washed all the laundry, and I even organized all the clothes by age so that we can have less shuffling through clothes later on in life when my brain is fuzzier.  Now all we need are two cute little ladies to fill our lives, hearts and time with.

This month, non-baby related... I read
The Treasure Principle by Randy Alcorn and totally loved it.  It is a little book and a quick read  which is great because I feel like Hubs and I will be referencing it and folding over pages to come back too.
It's led me to some serious thought about our giving and how to encourage others to give.  Really great book, I'd pick it up if I were you and oh, look it's only a cent on amazon. Crazy!!

The first two weeks of May I did a Weeknight cookbook challenge and can I just confess something to you? I'm crossing this off my "28 things to do" list.  It just wasn't the book for me.  I made enough recipes to last through two weeks and was not overly impressed with very many meals.  Maybe they're too fancy for me? I'm not sure but I could care less.  I'm not a fancy food kind of girl.  Given the right occassion, sure, I love fancy meals.  But in my home I'm totally a "what's tasty" kind of cook and to me, these meals just didn't cut the cake. Plus, if I'm sharing these with ya'll my beloved readers I'll be honest, there was only one that really tickled my fancy and that was the previous post, Thai Chicken Satay.  Now that is a meal to make.

So I'm sorry to say but I'm crossing that off my list.... and even though I would normally feel like a failure for not finishing something on that list.... let's be honest, I'm not going to finish a lot of things on that list.  But the fun part is, I cooked and ate a lot of things I normally wouldn't have.  Veal, anyone?
That's the whole point of the list anyway, to get me out of my comfort zone.
Enough said, I'm heading back to my comfort zone for a little while and yes, I hope to finish more on the list.  I still have my eye on that.

We've had quite the month and are looking forward to some resting and relaxing this month before the girls arrive.  We're hoping for a natural mid-July birth but know that the Lord will set apart the day and the way whenever He sees right.

How was your May? Hows your summer shaping up? I'm curious what adventures people will be taking, what books you'll be reading and what new things you'll learn.  I'd love to learn alongside you so keep me posted on what is going on in your life as well.

1 comment:

Jamie said...

jo, you look great! not much longer! :) :)