Tuesday, February 12, 2013

If Grace is an Ocean, We're All Sinking

Hey there! Sorry I kind of fell of the grid there for a little while. I can't say I've really been busier than usual, just a little less motivated. I've made a lot of progress on my little nursery and I've been working hard at my job. Hoping to get back on the cooking meals wagon starting tomorrow because I'm getting tired of take out and frozen food! So as far as an update, here goes!

I'm starting to show! It's getting pretty obvious that I'm carrying a little one inside of me, and it's about time! I'm already 5 1/2 months pregnant. I can't believe this! I've been thinking about how quickly June is coming up and how I'll have a precious baby girl afterwards. I'm so excited. I keep trying to imagine her, and I don't think that I could possibly imagine right. I'll just let God finish knitting her together in my womb and see her in 4 months. 

 In other news, I finished my mobile, my yarn wrapped L, and got my decorations up! Oh, and my mom bought me a crib and changing table. The little corner nursery is really coming together. =]
Oh, the picture next to the mobile is the one I made on the computer. I also made one last picture, but you'll have to wait to see that one because it gives away her name. ;)

Food and Nutrition
I really haven't pioneered much on this front since I last posted. Knowing that I would have to admit this definitely didn't aid in my coming back! I even planned on cooking tonight but ended up being so tired that I just popped in a frozen pizza. Okay, seriously though, Sam's is where we get all our Laura-doesn't-want-to-cook-today dinners. And they're pretty awesome.
We always a veggie lasagna and some Digiorno pizza in the freezer just in case. What do you keep in your house for your lazy dinner days?
I am planning on cooking tomorrow. Just some cheap and simple burritos with some veggies, but food nonetheless!


Here we go again, another confession: I have been super lazy about working out for a while now. I could keep blaming the pregnancy, but the truth is that I just haven't really felt like it and this started even before I was constantly sick from pregnancy. I need to do better! It's so much better for me in so many ways (an easier labor being an advantage of no mean size) so I just need to get out and do it.
What motivates you to work out? Maybe your secret to motivation will work for me, too!

James 4:13-15
Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, and spend a year there and engage in business and make a profit.”Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away. Instead, you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and also do this or that.”

If the Lord wills... This has been such a solid foundation for me throughout my whole marriage. Honestly, when we get down to it, Brandon and I never know where we're going or what we're doing, but God is so faithful. He always provides for us, whether it's financially or emotionally or spiritually, my cup runs over. I have been positively overwhelmed to see the ways that He has already provided for Brandon and me and our little girl that's on the way. He not only gives us what we need, but He also gives us a little bit of what we want. When I am patient in waiting on Him and following His will, I believe that He delights in giving away the little extras. Just like parents love to dote on their children, God dotes on me. I am so blessed. Not only did He send His Son to die for me... Not only did He forgive me for every sin I will ever commit, but He also dotes on me. Who am I to ask for anything else?

He is jealous for me. Loves like a hurricane, I am a tree bending beneath the weight of His wind and mercy. When all of a sudden, I am unaware of these afflictions eclipsed by glory and I realize just how beautiful You are and how great Your affections are for me. We are His portion and He is our prize, drawn to redemption by the grace in His eyes...
Oh, how He loves us.

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