Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner

31 weeks
Harper weighs a little more than this 3 lb bag of Tyson Chicken

I'm getting a little too big to keep putting these pics out on the web - they might scare young children. But because I have special requests from my friend, Jacquie, and my favorite blogger, Angie - here I am! (I decided to spice it up a little this week and add a little protein to my veggies and fruits - because let's face it - we eat a lot more of those chicken breasts than anything else in our house).
When Harper is old enough to understand - I can't wait to sit her down and tell her all the amazing things people have done for her and I since we found out about her. I mean the blessings have just poured down on us and it makes me cry every time I think about it.
I had planned this week to go and pick up a bunch of thank you notes so I could get them written after my showers................well - I came home last night and Natasha had sent me this huge basket. A while back she had e-mailed me some designs and asked me if I would like her to make me some note cards. I thought she would send me 20.
She sent me 80!!!! And address labels to match (I smudged out our address - so they are much prettier than this in person). She had asked me if I would like to include a verse inside so I put one of the verses that is hanging in Harper's nursery - "Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart" Psalm 37:4. Aren't these cards AMAZING??????
She also sent me this pink and brown tiger striped dress - how fun is that? And these amazing Christmas ornaments she made with that same verse and the image from the note cards.
Ya'll - I am completely overwhelmed by all the kindess of STRANGERS to me and my family. We don't deserve it. You will never know what this has meant to me.



And finally - my blog got nominated for an award on this site and they are giving out prizes next month. You don't have to go there and vote for me but you might find other fun blogs there! You should definetly vote for Angie Smith - she is leading the parenting blogs by a mile and she plans to do something very special with her prize if she wins!

40 comments:

Hillary said...

LOVE it all!!!!!!!!!!!! Seriously...the Lord has used Bloggy world to take care of you and Harper! I'm so glad!

Julia said...

Natasha really is the sweetest person ever! She is my neighbor and is always doing nice stuff for us. She let me borrow a TON of maternity clothes! These gifts are so beautiful and special.

Thanks Natasha!!! P.S. I'm so jealous! ;)

Jenna said...

I love every single thing! What a thoughtful and wonderful prize. You are one loved momma and that Harper-girl is one loved little sweetbabe! :)

P.S. LOVE the 31 week pic! Gorgeous as ever!

Rathi said...

Love the notecards, the dress and the ornaments! How sweet! Have a great Tuesday!

Natasha said...

I am so glad that you like the basket! It was pretty inexpensive to do since I made most of the things myself. I am so glad that I had some time on my hands last week! Whew ... just in time for you to sent the notecards after your showers!

I just love your blog and you have brightened my day so many times. I ams so happy that you will be welcoming Harper into this world in just a few short months. God is good!

Kim said...

You have to keep putting the pictures of yourself on here - they are too cute!

Good thing she sent you 80! After all these hits I've been getting, I'm sure you are going to need them! haha!

Heather said...

That basket full of goodies is SO AWESOME! It just goes perfectly with everything! TOO CUTE! You look great....you're not frightening anybody, sister!!!

Kendra said...

Kelly I happen to think you DO deserve it all!!! You have such a kind heart and you are a light for Jesus!! I LOVE reading your blog, I find so much hope, encouragement, and joy here!! =-)And most of all I find authenticity here, which I love the most!! You were so open and honest during your wait time for Harper, and that just makes this blessing all the more exciting for the rest of us right along with you!!
I am so grateful for the "dwelling in the land" blog...you are such a blessing to SO many women, and God has used you and your journey to "strengthen others" just like the bible says.
So enjoy it ALL!! You deserve it!!! =-).

Katie said...

Those cards and ornaments are sooo precious! Now, Harper needs her own Christmas tree in her bedroom!! ;o) And, Kelly, please don't stop posting your weekly pictures!! You're too cute, and we all love to watch Harper grow!

Kara said...

You absolutely DESERVE EVERY SINGLE blessing and gift that comes your way!! You are one person that GIVES more than you receive and that's why you are so loved! The picture is gorgeous and so are all those sweet gifts!

The Garners said...

Please do keep posting your weekly picture--I'd miss them so much if you didn't--you look great! Nine more weekly pics OR MAYBE EVEN LESS!!!

The notecards are so sweet.

Your pregnancy has gone by so fast, it seems like to me!?

Mandi said...

Everything Natasha sent you is beautiful but I especially like the Christmas ornaments. I'm searching for the perfect ornament for D's first Christmas...does she do make them to sell?

Megan L Hutchings said...

WOW! Those gifts are absolutely AMAZING ;)!

I have to admit that the ornaments are my favorite :). What a great way to remember this time!

p.s. We all love the pics!

Erin said...

Kelly,

you look great. The goodie basket you got is adorable. I love seeing your weekly pictures!

R said...

i love the weekly photos too! in fact, even though we're 13 weeks pregnant with our third, i'm considering copying your idea for this baby! i deliberately tried to stay away from the camera when i was pregnant the first two times, and i wish i hadn't. i know my girls would have loved to see all of the cute "preggy" photos taken before they arrived!

Faith said...

I love the gift basket of goodies...how sweet!! You are looking great. I can't believe Harper will be here so soon!

julie & joe said...

Those are beautiful! I think it is so fun how you are taking the weekly photos. You will have so much fun looking back at those some day.

Leigh Ann said...

You look SO cute, Kelly!

What a sweet gift/gifts! I love that dress and notecards are ADORABLE.

I am going to vote NOW!

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Of COURSE I will vote for you! :)

That basket o' goodies is so gorgeous. You are being blessed because you are such a huge blessing to others.

Oh, I hope you don't stop putting pictures up of yourself...you are just so cute...nothing scary here!

Angie Smith said...

I got TWO shout-outs in ONE post?!?!?!?! I feel like a rock star:)

You look great, girl!!!! I'm actually getting a little irritated at how little weight you have gained ANYWHERE but your stomach.

But I like you too much to hold a grudge....

VOTE FOR KELLY STAMPS ON DIVINE CAROLINE!!!!!

:) Ang

Robyn Beele said...

Wow that is amazing what she sent you!

chickadee@afamiliarpath said...

harper has finally moved from fruit to meat! yeah harper. our babies will be here soon.

hey, i was wondering since you have a lot of friends with new babies, do any of them use a sling carrier?

i have a friend who borrowed this one http://www.sweetfletcher.com/sale.html
and loves it. but it's pricey. i found one on etsy http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5747039, but i was wondering if they were made the same?

do you have any thoughts on slings? maybe i'll blog about it. someone probably knows more than i do.

Megan said...

Cute cards and labels!

Scrapper Mom said...

I have never visited Natasha, but her stuff looks amazing. I just might have to look her up. Yep, you seem to be a very loved girl.

ka1t_lyn said...

Yes, you are a loved woman. However, you seem loving and deserving in return! Those cards are a-m-azing!

Taylor said...

Hey! I was going to see if you would e-mail me your address. I would really like to send baby Harper something! My e-mail address is taterlou85@yahoo.com.

michelle said...

You look wonderful!! Keep posting pictures up! :) and the gift basket is beautiful, that was so thoughtful!

Jacquie said...

We have so few picture updates left, Kelly, don't deprive us of the pleasure!!! Believe me, there is more belly to come before it's all over with.

Love, love, love those cards and labels. I love the pink and brown tiger stripe, too!

Jennifer said...

Those cards are so cute! I just love them!

No stopping now on the belly pics! We have to make sure Harper is growing!!:) Plus, what would I have to look forward to on Mondays?

kacysuzanne said...

I am cracking up at the chicken. When I look at that bag, I hope Harper's not that square for your sake!

Kim H. said...

I love the pictures of you - and the food just shows a real image of how big Harper is getting.. you've been so creative with that!

The basket, cards, dress, and ornaments are amazing! Again - I can't wait to see Miss Harper in that dress!

Fran said...

Girl...you look awesome!!! Just so so cute. :) And, how do I decide to vote for...Angie or you? I don't think I can pick.

And, those notecards and goodies are the most darling things ever.
You are loved my friend!

hugs,
Fran

Melissa said...

Kelly,

You are soooo cute!! I just know that Harper is going to be the cutest baby if she has her Mom and Dad's looks... :-) Not that looks are the most important thing.....but, she will be a cutie!

Hope you are feeling well and not getting too tired!

Hugs,
Melissa

Nichele Lynn said...

Those ornaments are absoulty adorable! I cannot get over them!

Ashley said...

Congratulations on your beautiful family. I just found your blog. I used to live in Magnolia so I knew Scott and his family. I can't wait to see pictures of Harper. Babies are such a blessing.

Ashlie said...

Those notecards are so cute! Writing thank you's will be fun since you have such stylish cards! And congrats on the nomination for the award!

Erin said...

random...where did you get those boots????

Lea Liz said...

I am a lurker to your blog and I Love love love it!!!!!!!!!! Harper has the cutest outfits and room ever!!! She is going to be soooo blessed, you seem you will be a gerat mother!!! I am just a couple weeks behind you with a little boy, you look great pregnant!!

In His Army said...

Wow! This stuff is awesome! I am way behind on reading everyone's blog, so I apolojize...you look adorable in your picture. I can't believe how close to time it is!

Lindsey said...

I just can't wait to see sweet picture of baby Harper! You are going to be the best Momma ever!