thursday thanks

Taking time to reflect on God’s goodness, no matter the circumstances.

I’m thankful that:

  • She’s a girl! and absolutely perfect. (DOB 7/12/11 @ 11:56AM. 8.5 lbs, 20″)
  • I’m a mama!
  • First time child labor didn’t kill me.
  • I didn’t have to have her in a camper but was able to use the apartment.
  • The endorphins are high while the recovery is sore.
  • We’re getting the hang of nursing.
  • The apartment is almost done.

apartment progress

There has been slow-but-sure progress happening on the C. residence. As soon as Joe put paint on the walls, I felt ready to move in! (My friends in Europe will be able to fully appreciate the small size of this place!)

Obviously from these photos you can see it’s still not liveable, but I’m 41 weeks pregnant and getting impatient. Haha!

Last night my brother and his friend came and ran the rest of the plumbing needed, so that when sinks and toilets are installed there will be running water. Hallelujah!

We also picked up our paint colors! We are using Duration from Sherwin Williams in Rainwash, and I can’t remember the bathroom one but it’s a shade of tan.

Prayerfully, we will be fully moved in by the end of the month!

broken camera

Just as life happens, my point and shoot camera fell and broke…right before the arrival of the baby.  Thankfully Joe has a camera, and I’ve been begging him for years to teach me to use it. Now there’s a very necessary reason for him to do so! Blessing in disguise? I think yes.

So the other day, Joe took me out for my first lesson. I don’t think I’m a very good student, but I think I have some idea of what the aperture, shutter speed and ISO do…

Here are a couple of shots by me:


And then since the camera was out, and I’d been wanting some first time being pregnant in my life photos, we had a little farmy pregnancy photo shoot. It was fun.