Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Thankfulness Part 8 (and other happenings)

Here, we are, the last day of November (although I'm doubting that anyone will read this before December comes seeing as that is 50 minutes away) and I'm sorry to say that I didn't do very good with my original intention of writing at least every day, adding to my "Thankfulness List." But 8 posts in four weeks isn't too bad, I think, considering that a 2 month old boy is keeping my hands quite busy.
Speaking of that 2 month old boy (11 weeks and 3 days to be exact), he is certainly growing. I just pulled out all the 6-9 month clothes (which is what he has on right now) as we are completely out of anything that resembles 0-3 month, and the 3-6 month are just barely fitting him. I'm really glad I haven't bought the onesies and outfit I plan on buying for his stocking yet! I would have bought the wrong size. Andrew was first born, I didn't know what to think of all the winter clothes we were getting that were size 6-9 month because I thought "he's not going to be 6 months old until March," and now I'm laughing at myself!
The last part of my Thankfulness list... I'm thankful:
  • That I don't have to work a "9-5 job" and leave my cute little bundle of joy
  • That God has given me an opportunity to earn enough money each week to pay for our groceries and a little left over (perfect timing with Christmas in a few weeks)
  • For the lovely ladies I got to visit with this evening at my parents house while their girls were in Bright Lights
  • That we had such a lovely, relaxing Thanksgiving!
  • That even though Andrew has a bit of a cold, it hasn't been bad enough that he's been overly fussy (he's certainly not himself, but he still smiles on occasion). I know we will have very bad times in the future (all-nighters and everything), but for now, I'm thankful that the first cold isn't as bad as it could be.
  • That I am already using cloth diapers because I didn't get stressed out today when I realized that I only have 7 disposable diapers left and no chance to get any before Friday :) It's great how God provides!
  • For my time with the Lord this morning
  • For two hands (it is so much easier typing with two rather than one) :)
  • For eyes, to see and read
  • For ears, to listen
  • For all that God continues to bless me with
This past weekend we went to a Christmas party at Scott's aunt and uncle's house. They do this party every year, and every year Scott's uncle dresses up and Santa and hands out gifts to everyone. Now, just so you don't get me wrong, we don't believe in Santa and we are not going to make our kids believe in Santa. But that doesn't mean we can't enjoy Scott's family's traditions. We had a great time at the party (we missed last year's because of our trip), seeing and visiting with all the family and here is a picture of Andrew with Santa (a.k.a. Uncle R.).
Aside from Andrew's cold (which he caught from his Daddy and I caught a touch of as well), we are doing very well! We had a great Thanksgiving and got to see both families, and compare Andrew to my two new cousins (who are 5 1/2 and 6 1/2 weeks younger than him), as well as letting him "play" with his two cousins (Scott's nephews). We also learned that my Mom's brother and his family is coming for a visit over Christmas, and we are all SOOOO excited!!!!!
Speaking of Christmas, now that we are passed Thanksgiving, has anyone else started decorating for Christmas? I love the Christmas season (as I'm sure all my readers have figured out by now), the decorations, lights, music, movies (especially the old ones like Christmas in Connecticut and Holiday Inn), cookies, my Mom's cinnamon rolls, and most importantly, what Christmas is about -- the celebration of Christ's birth. I know Andrew can't fully understand yet, but many times already, I have taken him over to where our manger scene is set up and told him the story of Christ's birth and why Christ came.
Here are a couple pictures from my cousin's wedding a couple weeks ago. As you can see in the above picture, I did dress Andrew up and he looked so darling, but we did change him after a short while as it was a little uncomfortable for him with his shirt and vest rolling up under his arms.
Here is my cute little boy with my very handsome Man!
And one of my family and I. I'm so thankful for each person in my family and love them all so much!

Last but not least, a verse the Lord brought to my mind this morning, and I just had to look it up!

"Finally brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things." Philippians 4:8


Fair Maiden said...

And I got it finished before December 1st, yay!!! :) Allbeit, only 5 minutes to go.

Anonymous said...

This part made me laugh:

"•For two hands (it is so much easier typing with two rather than one) :)"

It's funny how simple pleasures like typing with two hands and using the bathroom by yourself can be so enjoyable to a mom with little ones :-)

We are excited about Christmas this year as well - though it seems to be coming Very quickly. We had the tree up the day after Thanksgiving, and my home is about half decorated. Tonight we will give a nod to Hanukkah as well with a fondue dinner, latkes and the lighting of the first candle. Last year this was a big party with friends, this year it will just be us and the kids.

It was so nice reading your post today, and having the chance to catch up a little. Andrew is asorable. I can't believe he is That Big already! You seem to have stepped into motherhood very naturally.

I wish you and your beautiful family the best, and look forward to checking in now and then to see how you are doing.

Merry Christmas!
Cindy Bean

Fair Maiden said...

Thank you, Cindy!!! So nice to hear from you! Yes, although
i've become more accostumed to typing with one hand, it's definitely not as easy. Oh yes, can't do much without "someone" "pitching in" in someway. :)
I hope you and your family have a great Christmas!!! :)

Susannah said...

We decorated our house today! Hopefully we'll post pictures soon :D

Andrew is getting so big! :)

Sister said...

Wow Andrew got to tell Santa what he wont's for Christmas no fair.


Fair Maiden said...

Very funny, Bekah!!! :)

Cassia said...

It was GREAT to see a picture of you all again! :)

If I may ask...:) Where are you all at in the picture?

Have a great day!

~Cassia :)

Fair Maiden said...

Hi Cassia!
We were at my cousin's wedding. It was a very nice wedding and my family has sort of made it a tradition that whenever we go to a wedding, while waiting for the couple to finish "picture taking" we take our own pictures. :) It's fun, passes the time, and we get more recent pictures of everyone, all dressed up.

Cassia said...

LOL! Your already dressed up so why not? :)


Cassia said...

O brother!!!

I was just going back over this post, while reading I came across..."Here are a couple pictures from my cousin's wedding"... I obviously did not read the post before I asked you the question about the pictures. I think I was just skimming the post when I asked. :)

Maybe I should read the whole thing before I go asking questions? LOL :)

Thanks for answering my question. :)

Well, I'm off to bed...:)

~Cassia :)

Fair Maiden said...

LOL! That's all right, Cassia! :) Yes, that's what we think. We take advantage of weddings. :)