Friday, December 9, 2011

Our tree and sneak peek of baby's room (double click pics to see bigger)

My Christmas decorating has been a little low-key this year due to being about 12 months pregnant, but thought I would post at least a few pics. Here is our main tree this year:

I have other stuff up this year, but it looks pretty much like last year (you can browse thru my decorating archives to see...), so I am not wasting my precious energy taking photos and posting them (also not wasting my energy dragging out one of my "good" cameras to take decorating pics right now...sorry for the bad quality pics!)
I do like my urns by the front door this year:

OK, here is a quick sneaky of the baby's room. This room has been a major challenge for me for some reason.

I think one reason it's been difficult to decorate is that I had it all decorated in my head for a girl, and when it turned out to be a boy, I was thrown off kilter a bit. It's hard to be creative for the third time. Eventually, I decided on a crisp blue, white and silver theme. Do you know how hard it is to find SIMPLE, classic bedding and accesories for little boys in this color theme? You wouldn't think it would be difficult...boys have claimed blue and white since the beginning of time. However, nowdays, all the stuff for boys is dark colors, safari themes, dark wood tones, etc. Not what I wanted for this room. Anyway, it is still a work in progress, but I like where it's going. I have lots of empty frames just awaiting the first few photo shoots I get to do with my very own newborn! Can't wait!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

When I first found out I would be having a Christmas baby, I was less than thrilled about the timing. Isaac and Graham are both summer babies, and I love that we get to celebrate their birthdays with barbeques and birthday parties in the park or at the pool. All I could think about was how this little one would forever get his birthday combined with Christmas. Also, the thought of preparing for a baby in the midst of the busy, busy Christmas season was a bit overwhelming to me.
And then...
I heard a still, small voice remind me one day of how special it is to carry a baby during this season. What a priviledge it is, at any time of the year, to be blessed enough to have a baby at all. But there's something even more special about carrying a baby at the same time of year Mary carried our Lord Jesus. Did she feel those same take-your-breath-away movements of a baby that is soon to come into the world? Did she stare in amazement at her tummy moving of its own will, wondering for the millionth time what he would look like? Did she feel that same nervous anticipation as the days drew nearer that I am feeling right now?
Click on the song above, read the words below, and contemplate the miracle that was the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ!

Hmmm my Baby
Heaven sent You to me
All the worlds been praying
Who will Save?
But who am I
That here tonight
I hold the One
Who’ll bring us life

We’ve been found
A Child is born
To save us now, Jesus!
Hallelujah! Light has come
A Savior who will set us free
A Promise for those who believe

Do You hear the Angels
Sing for You my baby
Men and kings have come to
Bow to You
But here in my arms

So close to me
The Son of God
Now all can see

Hallelujah We’ve been found
A Child is born to save us now, Jesus! Halleluiah Light has come
A savior set us free!

So praise to God on high
He has heard our cry (x2)

Hallelujah We’ve been found

Hallelujah We’ve been found
A Child is born to save us now, Jesus! Halleluiah Light has come!
A Savior who will set us free
A Promise for those who believe
Hmmm my Baby...

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