Sunday, April 13, 2014

6 Week Challenge: Pretty Nails


I officially have six weeks of school left. SIX weeks! All this until I am a free woman. Well, free to focus more on meal planning, planning for baby and working on our house.

I am needing a pick me up to push me through these last few weeks. I need something that when I see it, I smile.

One little thing I love to do is paint my nails. My nail polish collection is vibrant and bright. The thing I struggle with is making time to paint my nails. But when I do, my oh my, I love the pretty reminder of a slower pace of life. Slow enough I get to sit and focus on painting my nails.

I made a pact to myself that for the next six weeks I will paint my nails a new color. I am excited to make it a Saturday or Sunday night tradition to make time for myself. No tv. No music (well maybe a record) and no puppies. Sorry pups.

Saturday night I chaperoned prom at our high school and painted my nails Mermaid Tears by OPI. It reminds me that sweet summer is coming and no day can be that bad.

Join me in the six week pretty nail oh girl challenge. I knew you would like the name. :)

And just a little nail inspiration here, here and here.

Image via Cupcakes and Cashmere
Monday, April 7, 2014

Be Joyful Especially on Monday



This morning I opened my email while eating my peanut butter toast (it is the best) and watching the puppies play outside before I got ready for school. I always take time to read the word and just be quiet + still. Being quiet + still doesn't happen much after I walk out the door for the day.

Today this was the scripture that K-love sent me. And I needed it so much. I then started meditating and praying over this verse thinking that maybe you need it too. Maybe not but here it is. Never stop praying. Even when the day is awful or really great. Be happy and keep praying. Keep praying. Keep praying.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

She Lives + A Countdown


Hi. Yes, I am alive. Sorry friends. I took some time off with having a little Spring Break vacation. But it was so good and productive for this largely growing pregnant gal.

Rusty and I took a little trip to Hot Springs for the week (he took some time off) and I cannot wait to share all those photos. Soon, I pinky promise.

But for today....

All my life I have heard to not wish time away and I totally get why. I really do. But I am so excited for things to come I cannot help it.

Each morning I get up, read my Bible, eat, pray and thank God for that day. But then I open this computer, start typing and thinking of all that is ahead of me. I decided that I would make a little countdown and then leave it on this page. Almost like a virtual reminder of the good and the things we have overcome.

Maybe typing this will help me get it all out.

  • Roughly 40 days left of teaching. This means Summer.
  • 22 days until my Senior students leave the classroom. I am so excited for them!
  • 1 day until I get to go hear my baby again.
  • Around 120 days until my birthday.
  • 28 days until we know if we are having a boy or a girl.
  • 169 days (according to my due date) until I am a baby mommy. Yes, I had to calculate that.
  • A few hours until I am fast asleep with my husband and puppy.

I am thankful for this season in my life. I didn't think I would ever l-o-v-e being pregnant this much. Yes, it isn't summer yet but I love it. I love the way this baby makes me feel too. Sounds like I need to share a pregnancy post.

Thank you for letting me talk about this baby. This is my online journal but everyone has been so kind with my updates.

I think you are grand doll. And today is your day...
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