Friday, July 10, 2009

7 Quick Takes Friday (vol. 4)


I'm working on getting pictures of the house for you all. I go to start taking pics, but I can't make myself do it when there is clutter everywhere, even though it will be more honest to do so. I'll get them soon. Either I'll get the house picked up or I'll just swallow my pride. :)


Speaking of taking pictures, we've been so busy for the last two or three months that I've hardly picked up my camera. I've really missed my photography hobby. I posted a picture on my flickr account for the first time in a long time today. It felt really good.


One of our first tasks once we got all moved in was to build a small vegetable bed. We moved out just before our old garden started producing and we really want to try to get a small garden going for the second half of the summer. We've only planted one thing so far: basil. We have fallen in love with fresh basil and use it in a bunch of different recipes. I also found a recipe for freezing pesto (you have to blanch it before freezing otherwise the basil will turn black) and then we get to enjoy it throughout the winter months. Even the frozen pesto is far superior to store bought and it is much, much cheaper.


My pregnancy nausea is completely gone now and the first trimester fatigue is even beginning to fade. I feel like my brain is emerging from a three month long fog. I've been more productive in the last two days than I have been in weeks!


We love Jelly Telly! It's a website created by Phil Vischer (the founder of Veggie Tales) and everyday has a new 30 minute Christian based video. It's humorous, educational, inspirational and a great occupier of kids while mom tries to get a little housework done. My kids sing the songs all day long and they can now even recite the books of the Old Testament in order all the was up to Chronicles. Check it out!


I love two year olds! They are so cute, are learning so fast and are constantly coming up with something new. I'm enjoying Gustin so much right now! When Elizabeth was two, I was pregnant with Gustin and extremely sick and, unfortunately, I don't remember much of her two year old shananigans. I'm loving every minute of it this time around!


I thought I would be sad leaving our old home. All three of our kids were born while we lived there and we made so many memories. When we left it for the last time, we gathered as a family and Eric led us in a short prayer of thanksgiving for that house, for all our blessings and for the new family who will be living there next. It's a wonderful memory that I will cherish. But, I wasn't all that sad. It's hard to be sad about things we're leaving behind when we have so many wonderful things to look forward to. We have a fantastic new home and another baby on the way. God is so very good.


Anonymous said...

Great to hear an update on everything. It will be nice to see those photos of the house.
I feel the same way about leaving our old house in Iowa. I thought I would miss it so much, but so many exciting adventures and new memories were awaiting us in our new home (and country!) that we can't help but be happy.
I'm glad the first trimester fog has lifted. Second trimester is always the best- the energy is back and the tummy isn't too huge. Enjoy!! :)

I'm on my MIL's computer, so I am not having luck publishing my info. This is from Jill. :)

Christine said...

You sound so good and so happy. I'm so glad for you. :)

And we love fresh basil too, one day when we get settled I can't wait to grow some of my own.

Marie said...

Thanks so much for the Jelly Telly tip, that will come in so handy!

This Heavenly Life said...

Oooh - I'll be checking out Jelly Telly for sure. Sounds like fun!

How exciting about your new house, plus an end to the sickness of your pregnancy. Now on to enjoying the anticipation of meeting your newest little one.

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