Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Meal Menu DIY

For a while now I've been wanting to display my bi-weekly meal menu in a cuter way than a sheet of notebook paper hung on the fridge. 

And this is what I came up with........

I even decorated it with an Easter theme paper! 
So crafty. :)

But the best part, it was basically free! 

Frame: gift from my mom
Easter paper: apart of a bunch of scrapbook stuff that was given to me
Scissors with fancy edge: also from the scrapbook stuff
Double sided tape: ditto
Paper: probably costs a couple of cents
Calendar printable: downloaded

Now I just need Eli to hang it for me.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Pregnancy Reveal Photos

We had fun with this shoot! 
Even though it was freezing outside. Literally, if I remember correctly it was in the negatives or pretty darn close!

We thought we were pretty clever with the books idea. This is the picture we put on Facebook to announce the pregnancy.

Plus One

Hmmmm, wonder what that could mean. :) 

I'm sure most of my reader's already know the news but I just wanted to share the story behind the news!

One morning in December I woke up and decided to take a pregnancy test. I had had a few "scares" over the past fews months so I decided to be proactive and take a test before I freaked myself out, waiting for "that time" to start. 

Surprise, surprise! It was positive. Definitely not what I was expecting. I went into the bedroom and asked Eli if I could turn on the light (he was just waking up). He grumpily agreed. He woke up rather quickly after that! I showed him the test, his reply, "what does that mean?". It was one of those cheapo tests which shows + or -. He was just as shocked as me! 

While we are excited now, the news wasn't what we were expecting and I had a hard time being excited. You see, it wasn't apart of my plan. In fact it threw a kink in my plan. But then I realized that God obviously has a different plan for us (even though sometimes I wish it lined up more with my plan) and a WAY better plan for us than I could ever imagine. The last few months have been a painful journey of learning to trust my entire life to His hands. 

Now I am 17 weeks 2 days and we get to find out whether it's a boy or girl on the 20th! 
9 more days!!!!!

Eli thinks it's another boy. I honestly have no feelings either way.

Although, I do have to admit I really want a girl. :)