Sunday, October 19, 2008


I am beyond excited for it to be fall!! I love the crispness in the air, especially when I know there is a yummy, warm meal in the slow-cooker. I feel like there are so many new options of food to make because there is no worrying about how hot it might make the kitchen. I am back to feeling very tired, so there hasn't been as much cooking as I would have liked, but it makes me feel like I accomplished something greater solely because it took all of my energy for the day!

My mom got a bread machine recently, so she let me try it out...I was blown away!!! It was the easiest thing in the world to use, just pour in all the ingredients and pop it in the machine and a few hours later you've got warm, fresh-baked, scrumptious bread.

My next "investment" is definitely going to be a bread machine. Can't wait!!

Other than bread-making, not much new here. I went shopping last week for stuff for the hospital bag...hard to believe that our beautiful Gracie is due in 5 weeks!! She is still a very active little girl, kicking Mommy quite a bit! James always prays with her before bed and when he's telling her good night, he kisses my tummy and says, "Where's your butt? Where's your butt? Gonna get your butt." When he does that I just want to cry...he is becoming a different person (in a wonderful way!! Not that he was too shabby to begin with!) just knowing that we're having a little girl. He is going to be an amazing daddy!! I can't wait to come in from grocery shopping and seeing Gracie sleeping on his chest while he takes a snooze as well. Be still my heart!

Though I know that being parents is going to totally change us and that there will be days that I will wonder what I got myself into, I absolutely cannot wait. I really feel like this is what I was created to do and to be.