Monday, April 25, 2011

An Amazing Week

Last week was one of the best weeks yet! We celebrated my birthday, attended Cade’s school concert, had a dr. appointment, and then celebrated Easter.

I have the BEST husband in the world! He went out of his way to make sure my birthday was special. We celebrated with dinner at my mom’s house. She fixed all of my favorites: chicken and dumplings, acre peas, squash and onions, and brown and serve rolls. Then to top it off, my fabulous Aunt Wimmy made me the BEST red velvet cake with cream cheese icing you have ever put in your mouth.

Just when it couldn’t get any better, my husband bought me this: (Pardon my fingerprints all over the necklace. I don’t have a polishing cloth at my desk:) )


It has all three of my children’s names and their birthstones, along with a cross. He was even witty enough to use April and May in case Faith comes early. We will take off whichever stone doesn’t apply. Is that not the sweetest gift?

Then, my sister Kiss had her mother-in-law quilt me a tree skirt for my Christmas tree, then had all of our names monogrammed on it. What a treasure! Mom and Dad bought me some much needed maternity clothes, as did Beas and Jah. Nanny got me some pajamas and Granny gave me some money. It was an awesome birthday!

On Thursday morning, my actual birthday, Rob got Cade up early and he made me a card. I wish I had a picture of it. It was PRICELESS! It had a heart and rainbow on the front, and said “Happy Birthday Mommy!” On the inside it said, “I love you and pray for you every day.” Hallmark couldn’t sell a card that sweet! That evening, we went to Cade’s school for his concert. He decided to go to his concert instead of his game, because “singing to God is far more important than a baseball game.” How could we argue with that?

Friday, I had a dr. appointment. It went really well. We are on schedule for May 19th, and everything is measuring on target. She has gotten so BIG! It’s so hard to believe. Of course we got more pictures, so that is always a blessing. Here are some stats for this pregnancy:


  • 35 1/2 weeks
  • I have gained 22 pounds (although I look like it should be more)
  • I’m feeling pretty good, but I am not sleeping so well.
  • 24 days left until we meet her face to face.

Easter Sunday is always amazing! We woke up to the Easter Bunny’s goodies which included everything needed to catch bugs for both of my children. This is a fairly new hobby they have picked up, so he brought 2 of everything. They were so excited! But then we talked about the real meaning of Easter. I’m so glad they understand what it’s all about. We went to a wonderful church service, then to lunch at Mom’s. Now, my husband dresses up one day a year, and Easter it is. We always take pictures, so here they are:

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Everyone couldn’t wait to change clothes, so in a matter of seconds, the dress clothes came off, and it was time to hunt eggs. We managed one picture. They were counting their loot.

IMG_0341This year we decided to put quarters in the eggs instead of candy. Can I tell you that you would think Cade was a master banker. He was adding up all of his money as he found the eggs:)

It has been a really great week, and I hope you had a blessed Easter weekend. We sure did!


Charon Benton said...

You look great! Looks like the kids had a fun easter too!! Your birthday sounds divine!!!

catrinaisme said...

Your week all around sounds amazing!! I thank God everyday for my family. I know yours is just as great.
That necklace was a perfect gift and everyone looks great in the photos.

Christina said...

You look awesome! I can't wait to see that baby bump in person! 23 days and counting! Love you!

Immeasurably More Mama said...

You look great, Sara Beth! The kiddos were adorable in their Easter outfits too. :) It's hard to believe your pregnancy is almost OVER! You'll be kissing sweet baby cheeks soon!