Monday, November 8, 2010

Autumn, house stuff... oh, and one more thing

Here where we live its a balmy 60 something today... on November 8th! Crazy. Though, I won't complain because it just makes the trees hold onto those last few colorful leaves a little longer. I love this time of year. The other night I went outside for some reason and could smell someone's wood burning stove... {sigh} and just breathed it in. It smelled comfortable and familiar. We haven't done a ton of outdoor-sy type stuff as a family lately but even just the 10 minutes here and there have been lovely.

The other day at Target I was walking down their "uber-expensive aisle". You know...the one name brand company there that sells wreaths, candles, doormats and nothing is under $20. Much to my suprise all of their fall decor was clearanced down super low. I found two adorable twine pumpkins that just jumped into my cart... and then found this platter a few aisles over at a discounted price.

As I learn how to decorate a house I'm finding that I'm more of a simple type gal. I like simple. And this, for me, is pretty exciting! And, it makes the living room feel so homey. :) Also, I found some beautiful wire ribbon at the dollar tree and re-did my large vases... I heart it.

But can you believe that in just a few weeks we'll be tearing all this down and getting out those tubs of Christmas stuff?! Good grief!!! And I'll now admit - I've been listening to Christmas Music for several weeks now... and loving every minute of it. :)

Well, happy Monday. But, one more thing before I log off... isn't my Ava girl adorable?
{and, what do you think of her shirt?! look closely...}

It's true! This May, Lord Willing, we'll welcome #2!
Brad is telling his co-workers tomorrow and then we'll be in the clear to tell the world ;)
I'm 12 weeks and starting to feel better... praying that if the Lord allows us to keep this baby - we'll treasure every minute. Like we have with our Ava. :)


TheMillers said...

Woah! So I have to say when I saw the title of your blog, I was a little suspicious as to what the "one more thing" was!Congrats! I say May is one of the best months to have a baby (Gideon was born in May).

Amy said...

Whoot Whoot! I'm gonna be an aunt again :) Absolutely cannot wait, and I have always wanted to have a baby in May, not gonna happen this year!

Julie Anne said...

Well, now that is very exciting news!!! :) so happy for you guys, Ava is gonna make a great big sister! I didn't get a May, but a June and an April baby!! :)

sending prayers

The Sneaky Mommy said...

Yippee!!! I'm so excited for you and Brad! Ava is going to make a great big sister! This announcement greatly shadows your new decorations, but I do love them, too! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

beccarankin said...

Oh what fun! i'm so excited for you! I'll be praying all is safe with this little one and you.

Sara said...

Congrats! God is soooo good :)