this week

I just had one of those weeks that leave you exhausted and counting your blessings too. Everyday was jam packed…today, Friday, is jam packed as well. Weeks like this are making life speed by so fast that somehow…not sure how, but SOMEHOW I only have 3 weeks and 4 days til my due date. What the????
Ya, crazy.
Monday was spent running errands, getting a cake, getting gifts wrapped for Sophie’s big day.
Tuesday was the big day, but we celebrated mostly on Wednesday. Tuesday I took little Sis to get her a pedi for fun and she got to pick all the meals, which included donuts for breakfast…of course.
Wednesday we spent the day celebrating. Jarrod took the day off and we went to the zoo AND the children’s museum in Greenville, SC…only about an hour from us.  They have a fantastic zoo!!! I opted to sit in the museum cafe and do some reading while the kids and Jarrod went through with the kids.
But the zoo was SO fun…


Thursday was appointments, ballet, errands, and I got the organizing bug something fierce which is always exciting for me and terrifying for everyone around me…

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I put away Sophie’s new things, cleared off all the countertops, organized a new calendar for the kids, threw away garbage…..just stuff!!

Our fifth and final butterfly emerged.  Ain’t she pretty…

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The boys watched Tora! Tora! Tora! for history and wrote a little report on it. It’s on Netflix right now if you’re interested.

I’m trying to tie up loose ends before my mom come in a few weeks and the baby comes soon after that.  I cleared everything off the fridge and put on ONE pad for Target and groceries and BIG magnetic calendar so everyone can see what’s up. The kids are always asking what we’re doing…not they don’t have to. Also this one has a little blank for each day to put your menu so they can check that out too.

Sophie got her recital costume…I die.
And I realized my limits this week with swollen ankles and some bad rib pain and sciatic pain.  My body is nearing the end of this pregnancy and I’m feeling it big time! I know I’ve got another 3 weeks in me…but still, it’s getting harder!  What makes it all worth it is the reward…I had an ultrasound yesterday and saw that sweet baby’s face. I could see it’s lips moving!! It was SUCKING! I nearly died, it was the sweetest thing ever. 

So that’s that…a full week in more ways than one. We are feeling so blessed with where we’re at…the hard things and the good ones.  I’m learning to trust God’s timing more than ever. I feel at peace with the unknown. I feel like we’re in our last half hour…I think.
It’s Friday!!! We’re doing school and going to a friend’s house. Jarrod ordered me to bed rest this weekend.  I will not argue. But I will be putting baby stuff in drawers and hanging a few wall art pieces around the crib in it’s make-shift nursery so Baby feels the love right away 🙂 I’m also putting together a schedule for my mom with maps and instructions in case my water would break in the middle of the night and Sophie misses her ballet pictures the next day or the boys miss their Derby Car race for Scouts.  Jarrod said I just want an excuse to make more lists. 😉 He kinda knows me….
What are you doing this weekend??? Have a good one!!


  1. you are getting so close, alicia!! wow. i cannot wait to see what the baby is and see all of the newborn pics… Sigh. sounds like Sophie had a great b-day and that recital costume is ridiculously adorable.

  2. It's all so good. The zoo, the butterflies, sweet Sophie dancing around the donuts. Life is full and about to be overflowing like crazy. I agree with Jarrod.. go take a nap. You're going to need to keep your strength and energy up. 🙂

  3. Get some rest and enjoy these last moments before Baby arrives. Your family is just so sweet. Praying for you all as you adjust to being a family of six. By the way, where did you get your magnetic calendar?! I love your organizational skills!!!

  4. i wish i could shadow you for a day…make that a week. maybe a little of your super mom qualities would rub off at least a little, maybe? 🙂 anyway, you're doing great, your kids are adorable (how can you even handle your sophie's little freckles??) and i can't wait to see that little chick inside. 😉

  5. What a lovely week indeed! Your family is just so stinkin' precious! And I would say you have been bit with the nesting bug. 🙂 I did that too near the end. It's like you know it will get crazy when wee one comes so you try to at least start with everything neat and tidy. 🙂 Loved seeing your sweet belly! Oh how I wish I didn't live across the country from you! Love you friend! And as always, you guys are in my prayers!

  6. Sophie girl's dance costume! I mean, really. Does it get any cuter?!

    Such a full, beautiful life you've been blessed with. I so love getting a peek into your fun! xoxo

  7. It's all so exciting! And you're so close! That last picture of Sophie with those freckles …precious!! I love how organized you are! I feel like I used to be that way, but with two babies, it's almost impossible to stay organized like I want to be because they need me all the time 🙂 does it get easier as they get older???

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