Monday, November 25, 2013

What we're up to

I've ventured outside the house a total of 1 time since Friday night and planned to stay cooped up inside today too. My weather app shows snow flurries but all I see is cold rain and white clouds outside my window. We've had the fire blazing for basically 3 days straight, shutting it off at night, and I've changed from one pair of jammies to the next. Ford and I are battling nasty colds (yes he has another one!) but luckily I'm on the ups today. 

Here's what we've been up to lately....

Back porch games and cuddles last week (temps were in the 80s!). Our deck was built the week Ford was born and we just got an outdoor sectional and grill, I've been meaning to take pictures to show y'all but now it's too cold and rainy :). 

Ford was the 7th wheel at dinner Friday night, sweet boy slept most of the time and wore his jammies out! I love being able to carry him on my hip these days.


We did do something really productive this weekend... took our Christmas pictures! I was bummed the weather forced our pictures inside but Jennifer Stamps did an amazing job and I cannot wait to see the rest!


I ran to the store to grab some last minute ingredients for our mini Thanksgiving meal that night and the boys stayed home and took selfies...


Since the first year we met, Jon and I have celebrated "Thursgiving" the Thursday before Thanksgiving. We whip up our own little Thanksgiving meal and spend the night counting our blessings and sharing what we are thankful for. We switched it up to Saturday this year and decided we may move it to May next year so we can enjoy all the Thanksgiving goodness in the middle of the year!



Soaking up these precious moments where Ford is sound asleep in my arms knowing that he won't be a baby forever. Before I had him I planned on being super scheduled and regimented with naps, sleeping, etc but now that he is here, we go with the flow. Babies don't keep and I want these moments will be forever etched in my mind. 


It was exactly a year ago yesterday that we found out we were pregnant! I was feeling nostalgic remembering coming into the living room seeing Jon on a stool whistling Christmas music while hanging ornaments on the tree and I shoved the test toward him and started crying tears of joy. What a full year it has been and I can't believe this holiday season I will be celebrating with my son!!! Last Thanksgiving (2 days before we found out we were expecting) I remember silently hoping that we'd be holding a tiny baby the next year. Well, Ford isn't so tiny but the Lord has blessed us indeed! As we head into Thanksgiving week I can't help but to feel abundantly blessed and eternally grateful for the intangible gifts in my life. Jesus Christ on the cross, my loving husband, Ford Nehemiah and the ability to stay home with him, stubborn little Ernie, my supportive family, a circle of friends that I consider family, my loyal blog readers. I'm sending love to each and every one of you today, this week, and through the holiday season. 

Happy Monday friends, I remember how awesome the week of Thanksgiving is during college or in the working world...laid back and extra time off. Enjoy!

16 comments:

Kim said...

Such cute pictures! Where did you get your blanket?

Carly said...

Man, a year flies by doesn't it???

Carly
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Lauren H Edmondson said...

I know what you mean about babies "not keeping", I have to constantly MAKE myself put down the laundry and dishes and join Sawyer in the playroom now that he has learned to entertain himself a lot. It's way too easy to get wrapped up in all the schedules and household stuff then remember he won't be this little much longer.

Brianne Bracco said...

I cannot WAIT to see more Christmas photos!!! So adorable. So glad you are enjoying all the quality time Mamma :)

Kristin said...

Dying to see more of those Christmas photos! And your deck too! Glad you are starting to feel better!

Pamela said...

Can't wait to see more pictures! That one is so precious! My hubby has to work on Thanksgiving, so I am going to fix us a little Thanksgiving meal Wednesday night!

Courtney Rose said...

You are so sweet! I can't wait to see more Christmas pictures!

Mackenzie @ Life of a Pint-Sized Mama said...

I love thinking back to my "I found out I was pregnant' anniversary :) That day will always be cemented in our minds! I hope you guys feel better soon!

Samantha Cartwright said...

So crazy thinking back to last years thanksgiving.. we both were newly preggers! :). Babies dont keep, and i get sad everyday how big my boy is getting.. each time we cuddle, he weighs more.. i told Lane that Max better be ok with cuddles when he's 18 years old and huge.. Cant wait to get the boys together again soon!

Sarah Goodman said...

that picture of him in the santa hat makes all my mommy hormones into a puddle. IT IS THE CUTEST!!! i can not wait to see more!!

Jessica said...

What beautiful photos! and wow a lot has happened in a year. So glad that Ford is here and that he brings so much joy and love into your lives. He is a true gift from God!

Tara said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Ruthie! :) I'm glad you're enjoying all those precious moments with your boy, because they really do pass by too quickly!

Sarah @ The Not Quite Military Wife said...

His Christmas photos turned out adorable!

Stephanie Wilson said...

What an exciting year it has been and what a wonderful holiday season you are going to have ! Christmas is never the same again once you have kids, they bring so much more magic into the season !! Enjoy every minute, they do grow up fast and one day you will miss these precious days !! I am very excited for you all !! Happy Thanksgiving !!!

Lexie Loo, Lily, Liam, and Dylan Too! said...

The Christmas picture of Ford is adorable!
I love the idea of your own little Thanksgiving dinner!

Sarah said...

Crazy the way life can change in a year huh? You seem to be absolutely flourishing in the role as momma Ruthie, this is what the Lord created you to do. It's evident in the joyful words you type as you reflect on the days with your little guy, it's evident in the radiant smile in the pictures with him. Keep it up momma, you're doing a great job!

Andalso, he is absolutely adorable! That Santa hat? SO cute!!

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