Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Little Letters

Dear rockstar husband,
     Monday morning I came home from work to clean folded clothes on my dresser. This made me feel so loved. I nominate you to be the official folder of laundry in our home. :)

Dear Mom,
     I loved cheering for the 3-day walkers with you last weekend almost as much as I loved walking it with you two years ago. You are such a great encourager, and handing out those little oranges was brilliant! I love that we will always share that experience.

{2011 walking and 2013 cheering}

Dear Baker,
     You've been so good trying not to bark at the neighbor dogs. I just think you're the cutest and such a sweet little snuggle puppy. You're so silly though - you're attached to me at the hip all day until bedtime when you go sleep on the couch. I wish you could tell me your little thoughts!

Dear backyard,
     You still scare Emma, as evidenced by her running quickly back inside after she goes potty. But I think you are growing on my pups. Thank you for your convenience, your freshness, and your beautiful view.

Dear sweet growing baby,
     You are 19 weeks! I'm told you are the size of an heirloom tomato this week. Last week you were a sweet potato... I hope you aren't shrinking. :) I can't wait to feel your little somersaults and kicks. You are my little treasure!

Dear Emma,
     You turned five this weekend! You are my kindred spirit puppy and I love you SO much. Thanks for rescuing us, bearsie.

Dear sister,
     You came over at 7am for breakfast after I texted you a good deal earlier than that. Then after breakfast we went to Target and McDonalds. Thanks for being awake so early and always being my hangout buddy. I love our sister dates!

Dear Jesus,
     During this month of thankfulness, I can't help but be overwhelmed with the fact that you are the reason for thankfulness. Thank you for your faithfulness, your grace, your love, and your truth. You are the reason for my joy.

Dear marshmallow fireside candle and hot chocolate with marshmallows,
     You two have made me such a happy girl over the last few days. Can this season never end so we can continue our little morning tradition together?

Dear J,
     Last week you smiled when I pulled our bright orange new brita pitcher from the frig and explained why orange was the best option for us. Last night you scooped me up for a picture in the kitchen after picking me up for our dinner date. Today you texted me to make sure I ordered my snuggle pregnancy pillow so I can {try to} be comfortable when I wake up again. Have I told you how much I love you?

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Soon there will be three...

We are so so so excited to share our big news...

John and I could not be more thankful for this little treasure that the Lord is forming inside me.

"For you created my inmost being;
 you knit me together in my mother's womb. 
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; 
your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed body; 
all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be."
Psalm 139:13-16

Baby McGovern is coming April 2014!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Thankful for: Our Condo

So, I thought I posted this blog on November 1st... but turns out, I don't know how to post from my phone. So anyway... this is a few days late. :) And, it looks funny... but at this moment I'm not gonna retype it. Oh well.

Happy November!

As much as I love October, I am so excited to be passed Halloween... (Some of the costumes I saw were just too much for me!).
November brings continued weather changes (hopefully cooler!), a thankful spirit as we approach Thanksgiving, and the allowance of Christmas talk and jingles. It brings the smells of pumpkin and cinnamon, the coziness of a blanket and a fire, and warm home cooked meals (I'll work on that one).
Change. Ah, how you make me smile.

In a few days, J and I are moving to a little house (although bigger than our condo) with an extra bedroom and a yard for our puppies. We couldn't be more excited to switch up our neighborhood, have a bit of extra space, and start a new adventure. 

With that comes the sale of our sweet condo we've owned for the past five years. I tend not to be one that attaches to places or things, but as much as I love moving and change and am ready for something new, I will miss our first official home. We have invested a lot of time and money into beautifying it and J learned how to be quite the carpenter through all of the work we put into it. We got both Emma and Baker here, which is reason enough to be thankful for this place. We've also grown so much more than I could have imagined both individually and as a couple while living in this home. 

I'm thankful that home can be anywhere we make it.

I'm thankful we could make our little two bedroom condo on Gustavo Street our home. 

Thank you, Lord, for our special condo.