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"Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love."
Ephesians 4:2

Monday, March 30, 2009

Happy Monday!

Actually, it's not so happy because my spring break has ended. :( That's ok though. Can I just tell you that I can't wait to be a Stay at Home Mom? We're not planning on having children any time soon because we want to spend a few years with just the two of us. I've gotta say though, It's always been a passion of mine to be a wife and mother. I'm content with where we are now and love having the freedom to travel or just pick up and leave for the weekend but am also so excited for the day when we have children and I get the chance to stay home with them, God willing.

Anyway, today I want to share about my sweet best friend Alisha and helping her set up her nursery for her sweet baby's arrival in May.

Above is Alisha, she's got about 8 weeks left! They have decided to let the gender of the baby be a surprise to them on the delivery day. I can't wait to find out what it is! I'm sure they're even more excited to find out! It's such a special thing for them to wait but I've told Alisha, that I would not be able to! I'd want to find out as soon as I could! That's just me though! :)

When I went to help her set up the nursery, there actually wasn't much to do.
We hung a mirror and a tapestry on the wall, and then we actually helped her in their sunroom, cleaning and putting up lights.

Above is a quilt that Alisha's grandmother made for the baby. Since they aren't finding out the sex of the baby, she and her husband decided to go with an Indian Elephant theme. Full of bright colors that would work for either a boy or a girl. It is so cute and really reflects on the style of Alisha and her husband, Erick. They ran in to a bit of a problem though trying to find baby bedding that had Indian Elephants. So, she found fabric and asked her grandma, who is an excellent sewer, to make one. I think it turned out beautifully.


Here is the tapestry we hung, which matches the quilt.

I am SO excited for Alisha and Erick! I can't wait to meet their sweet baby and spend time with him or her!


8 sweet comments:

Beth said...

Thanks for your sweet coment on my blog! The boys did enjoy making the birdhouse. So glad you had a nice break! It is nice that you are waiting to have kids so that you can enjoy your feedom and just being together. I got pregnant about 4 months after we were married, we kind of planned it that way. I was 27 at the time and felt like I was ready. Boy oh boy, I had no idea how hard and how much work having a baby would be. It was kind of hard because my first born was a very high demanding baby. My second just the opposite. I love staying at home with them, but I never realized how hard that would be too. I was very lonely at the beginning. I have since joined a mom's club and have made some great friends that way. We have playgroups too. I'm sure it would be easier for me if my mom was close by, but at least I have my Mother In Law. Having kids is wonderful though, (the most wonderful thing I have ever done and wouldn't trade it for anything)
Enjoy your time and freedom with your Husband! You are going to make a wonderful mom someday!!
sorry this was so long!
Beth

Mary Anne said...

Hi Brittany,

It sounds like you had a nice spring break;-) It was always a dream of mine to be a stay-at-home mom too. I've been one now for lots of years. In fact, I've had this job longer than I had any other job back before my "mom" days. I have to say that while it's not an easy job, it's the best one I've ever had;-) Have a wonderful week back to work.

Blessings,

Mary Anne

Mardell said...

Good morning, Brittany. It's great to have you back. I hope you had a wonderful week off. :o) Spring break starts a week from today here in NY. We're getting snow again today! Aack.

I didn't know the first two times I had kids what sex they'd be...it really was a great surprise! I really like Alisha's theme ~ have never heard of doing a nursery using Indian elephants. That is really cool. Good luck to her ~ she's almost there! A "May baby" will be wonderful. She's very lucky to have you for a friend!

Hugs,
Mardell

Elena said...

Ahh, that is so fun. It reminds me when I was fixing up Mary's room. Time goes by so quickly:)

momma said...

surprise babies are fun!!! our princess was a surprise! your friend looks GREAT!!!

Where My Treasure Is said...

Hey Brittany!
I enjoyed your post! I think it's really neat that your friend is waiting to find out the sex of the baby..we might do that next time.

Sorry your spring break is over =( I read your other post though and it sounded like you had a great one!

Faye said...

BRITTANY,IM SORRY YOUR SPRING BREAK IS OVER.YOU ARE SO SWEET TO HELP YOUR FRIEND.SHE IS BLESSED TO HAVE YOU!

Sweet Nothings said...

Hi Mardell!

Thanks for the welcome back! I hope you have a wonderful upcoming spring break! I'm sorry about the snow! I bet you're tired of it! My mom lives in ND and they've had a blizzard for the last few days! I just can't wait for the weather to be nice and warm!

Hope you have a wonderful week!

In Him,
Brittany

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