Thought I'd just share some fun photos from the past few weeks as I enter the final month of "pregnancy." I have gone into psycho nesting phase.... it is interesting because it is just as intenseas when I am pregnant... the only difference being that because this process takes so long, I have nested over and over and over again. I have literally cleaned every closet 3 times in the past year. I also decided I had to catch up on all my kids' scrapbooks and our family photo album before I could add another kid in the mix.... finished that goal last week. Yea! I finally organized Mei Sims' closet as you can see below. I will add that it looks like an obscene amount of clothing..... but since we are not sure of her size, I have 9-18 months hanging in there! Also below is her "nook" in our bedroom for the time being... it only has her bed and the sweet little night light my friend Emily made.
Below is a photo from a baby shower for Mei Sims thrown by some of my dearest friends. It was such a sweet time of fellowship. I was so overwhelmed as we spent time in prayer for our little peanut.... so many girls were praying through tears... it is humbling to be surrounded by friends who love your child as much as you do and cry out to the Lord on her behalf. My friend, Lee Ann, who led the prayer time quoted from the story of the prodigal son where it says “But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him." Love that image of a homecoming and am thankful for each person that night who rejoiced with me in Mei Sims' homecoming.... which will be soon!! They also purchased all the items on my packing list that I needed to buy which is a HUGE help!
Also in my craziness, I decided to make a sort of "countdown" for the kiddos to help them when we leave then for 2 weeks. I saw a similar idea on a blog somewhere years ago. So, I made a box with numbers they pull off each day to know how many days until we come home. Also inside are goodies to open each day.... they are anything from bubbles for all the kiddos to a new dvd to a CD we burned of their favorite dance music to letters from us.... just little things to help us not feel as far away. We have only left all 3 children one time for 2 nights and that is it! So 14 days may rock their world!
In other news, a doll that I ordered for MS in Dec. arrived..... they are from www.babybeblesseddolls.com and are SO CUTE!!!! You customize them however you want and the best part is the secret on their tummies.... Her name as well as the first verse I ever prayed for her.... Zephaniah 3:17
And finally, AR came home with this little treasure from school today. :)