One of these days I will actually win! :) But there is yet another giveaway. :) Mrs. R, from the R house, is giving away some of her jewelry that she makes. She started making this jewelry to help pay for the attorney while she was trying to ensure that her little G baby would be sealed to her family for eternity. She is currently giving away a necklace that sums up her very being of last year and this year. The necklace says "Come what May" and has an additional charm that says "And Love It." So on those good days, you can wear both. We all have our trials and how we overcome them is what counts. How we respond shows who we truly are. Every trial I have had has shaped me to the woman I have become. Some days, I can truly say I am grateful for my trials. Other days, I really am just surviving. That is why I want this necklace. I want to outwardly show that though trials may come, I will continue to love who I am and who I will become. If you want to check out the giveaway, go here. And if you feel inclined to enter, I won't hold a grudge (as long as I win!) ;)
My sister just posted about a giveaway from this blog and of course I fell in love with this whole idea. So I decided to enter too. A little healthy competition between sisters doesn't hurt right? Check out these cute personalized blankets at www.fillintheblankie.com.
I found something cute and I wanted to share it with all of you. :) Robby and I have gotten on a little kick of trying to save the planet. Mostly it started as we have become vegans. It has changed a lot of our perspective on life and how we are living it. We feel so blessed to live in such a beautiful world and want to do our best to preserve it for our children and grandchildren. So with that we are starting to eat more organic, we are recycling more, and I am going to cloth diaper our children. But seeing as I'm still a realist (some days), I wanted to have something easy, something I could commit to, and last of all, something cute. And I found it in gDiapers. These things are too cute and I can't wait until our sweet little bundle of joy will be strutting (yes our children will strut) around in these.My favorite little boy pair. I love the stripes and all the colors! Ruffles. I love Ruffles! Who needs bloomers when you have these? (and yes all of my future baby's dresses have bloomers so we'll just be doubling up) I love these ones. They are limited edition only so I'm working on getting Robby to agree to purchasing a couple of these. And what collection would be complete without a pink one that is called Pink Gaga? So cute! This is what I'm going to buy to start out with. It comes with 6 covers (8-14 pounds), 6 liners, a case of biodegradable inserts (this is the only thing that really gets dirty so hardly any washing), and then 12 tiny little infant pants that go from 6 pounds to 10 pounds. You can choose to use the biodegradable inserts or use cloth. We will probably be using a combination of the two but I love that these will not be sitting in a landfill for hundreds of years. I've read a lot of good reviews but before I could convince Robby to take the plunge (and fork out a chunk of change), I bought 2 pair at the store today. They are SO cute and I can't wait to try them out on a little baby. So if you would let me borrow your baby (needs to be 8-14 pounds and be fairly close), I will totally babysit for as long as you need. :) Plus you will get a free couple of diaper changes out of the deal! :) If you want to learn more about gDiapers, you can go here.
(In both pictures Erik is on the left and David on the right)
Can they really be the same two little boys? I can't believe that around this time 2 years ago my sister finally fessed up that she was pregnant. She was so funny and was convinced that "Peanut" was a little girl. In early May when she went in for the Ultrasound and found out there were two little boys in there, let's just say we were all shocked. But I don't think I could love 2 little boys more than this! :) And now, these little boys will be starting Nursery. I can't believe how big they are. I wish they weren't so far away but I'm so grateful for the internet so I can see these little guys often. :) I love you David and Erik! And quit growing up so fast!
Yet another trip to Disneyland! :) We just love Disneyland so much! Everyone always asks if we get sick of it and it makes me laugh. There is always so much to do that it never gets old. This trip we took it pretty easy and enjoyed watching shows and the parade and fireworks, and just enjoyed being with each other.
This is us being escorted onto the Tower of Terror by Chip and Dale (Chip is on the right by me and Dale is on the left by Robby). We were waiting for the rope to drop and we saw some cast members dressed in their hotel outfits so Robby's dad (who came with us) pushed us towards the rope. They asked us if we wanted to ride Tower of Terror. We said yes and they said "Ok, follow us." We got to go under the rope and walk with them toward the ride. As we were walking, they told us that we would be the first ones on the ride for the day and that we would get to sign the guest book. Only one family gets to do this a day so we were pretty excited. It was so much fun and a brand new experience.
It was so much fun just to be with family and to just enjoy life. I'm really trying hard at just living in the moment. Enjoying life and not trying to think "I'll be happy when..." It's so hard for me because we are so wrapped up in adoption and hoping and wishing for a child and how that will bring so much joy in our lives. But I am thankful for the time that I have with Robby. I'm thankful for the 9 hours of sleep I can get every night. I'm thankful that I have a job and that I am growing in that job (I just got a promotion). :) I am grateful for the time I have to prepare for a child. I am trying to find the joy in every day and though it can be a challenge some days, I receive so much peace.
I'm hoping that peace gets me through this next month. Almost a year ago, we were told that we would not get pregnant without an expensive procedure. It's hard remembering that day but I'm trying to push through and remember the year as a whole instead of that one day. So instead, I'm going to be thinking of our Birth Mom. I know that she is struggling right now. I cannot even explain the love I have for her and I hope that we find her soon. We would really appreciate if you could pray for this sweet young woman and keep her in your thoughts. <3