Saturday, December 20, 2008


It has been a COLD dreary Saturday today but I managed to be pretty productive. (Considering I started Christmas shopping yesterday and finished today! yikes)

I got up and got ready this morning and went to Wal-Mart where I proceeded to spend TWO hours and spend more money than I ever have at one time. But I got Christmas gifts, food for Christmas dinner, food to make meals to freeze and for another family, and all the other necessities we needed. I had to walk slow around the store and it was very crowded so it just took me forever.

I got this cute bag in the mail yesterday (along with some other goodies) from two bloggers, Taylor and Joyce (mother and daughter) who I actually met at my friend Hillary's wedding. I love it - I'm going to pack all of Harper's stuff for the hospital in it tomorrow!!!
While I was out shopping, I went to one of my favorite stores in town and my neighbor works there. She surprised me with a gift while I was there. She said she meant to bring it over but just hadn't so since I showed up - she just gave it to me there! I love those soft minky blankets and I love that it's monogrammed!
After I finished shopping - I stopped by the hospital to visit one of my friends whose little boy is there with RSV and pneumonia. When I walked in - I ran into an old friend and I asked him what he was doing. Apparently he helps film the show "17 and counting" about the Duggar family for TLC. He was there because the Duggars had their 18th child this week and he was filming them going home. It will be on the episode Monday night. I Soooooooooooooooooooooooo wanted to hang around and try to get in the background and catch my 10 minutes of fame but I was just too embarrassed. But my friend Kacy called me later because she had gone to visit our friend probably 20 minutes after me (not knowing I had been there) and she ran into the whole family and the film crew coming off the elevator! Such fun!
(oh and if you are wondering - I didn't take this picture - got it off the internet. ha!)

I was excited because my friend Rebekah who has moved to Waco, TX called today and was going to be in town and wanted to come by and see me. She is due in March and they aren't finding out what they are having. I can't wait to find out what it is!

She brought me this beautiful blanket for Harper. It's so soft inside - I Love it!

I just can't believe Christmas is in 5 days. It has just slipped up on me. Are ya'll ready????

I've already gotten my Christmas blessing - just found out we now have TWELVE pregnant girls in 6 weeks on the prayer blog! TWELVE! God is good!

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Kate @ When Hello Means Goodbye said...

God is GOOD!

you look great and Harper is one lucky lady already!

The Garners said...

That would have been TOO funny if you were part of the Duggar family show!

You got some cute goodies today!

You'd better pack your bag asap--that 2 hour Wal-Mart trip might send you into labor!!! :)

Oh, and NO, I'm not quite ready for Christmas! I made a phone call in desperation today to set up a babysitter for one morning early next week so that Lane & I could go finish up very last minute shopping for the kids. I just need to shop for them, Jeryn, Luke & Katie, then I'm done...plenty of time, right!?

Amanda Ledford said...

I love that bag and the blankets! PRECIOUS! You should have hung around and gotten your 10 minutes of fame! That would have been too funny!!!!
Isn't it amazing how God is working on that prayer list?! It won't be long now until we are ALL on the praise list!!!! GOD IS SO GOOD!

Jenna said...

Glad you got all of your shopping done - and I am with is Christmas 5 days away?? Craziness.

All of Harper's new gifts are TOO cute!!

And that is too funny about the Duggar fam!

Wow this comment is all over the place, but I will conclude with one last thought - OH MY WORD, TWELVE praises!! Absolutely amazing!

Jessica said...

I am definitly not read for Christmas. It seems to have slipped up on me this year. I think I'll still be out shopping on Christmas Eve. :)

kate said...

God is so amazing!
WalMart - the saturday before Christmas - you couldn't pay me enough!

I love your new goodies....that bag is too diva!

I am ready....except for one jump rope...for my godson! Other than mass tomorrow, I am not leaving the house. Too cold for this elf.

put those feet up love! k8

Betsy said...

How on earth did you do all your Christmas shopping in ONE DAY???!! You are superwoman!

I can't believe the Duggars have 18 children now. Oh my goodness, that is a handful!! But God has just gifted her to handle it. She does a great job! (And her husband, too!)

Have a great weekend, Kelly!

Jill said...

You are one sassy power-shopper...getting all of that done in one day! And at 9 months preggers to top it all off! Impressive.

I'm loving all of these answered prayers!! It gives me such hope, everytime I read that God has granted another miracle.

Vashti said...

Great Post! I love the pink and chocolate brown blanket. why would someone need 18 children?? kinda weird, people think Im nuts because we want 6! The Praise list is growing so fast, it is exciting. at this rate we will all be preggers and there will be no one left to pray for. God is so good!
Have a great Sunday and get some rest after yesterdays shoppong!

Immeasurably More Mama said...

All of your new presents for Harpers are cute! Love the bag!

It would be so funny to see you on the Duggars' show! (:

I cannot believe you braved the crowds at Wal-Mart!!! I'm glad you got all your shopping done!

Mary said...

Twelve pregnancies!! Wow!

Angie said...

Wow! That's great that 12 girls are pregnant!! I went to Wal-Mart yesterday was so crowded and I spent way too much money to. Thank goodness I got everything I needed for Christmas dinner, groceries, a gift for a b-day party, etc.

Have a great week!

Taylor said...

Oh good, I'm so glad you got the stuff so quick!

I completely understand the 2 hour trip to Wal-Mart, I spent about that yesterday and am not pregnant!!! Just wait till that baby girl gets here. Just a tip....make sure and take someone with you the first couple of Wal-Mart trips with a baby!

Kathy said...

I was at Walmart saturday morning too! Did most of my grocery shopping and it really wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. I wanted to get it done before the cold front moved in.

Gracie Beth said...

Have you ever met the Duggar family? I would have SO many questions to ask if I ever met them!

Kristy said...

I got all teary and emotional when I saw the news- 12 girls are pregnant???? AMAZING! That is so wonderful.

Megan said...

You and Rebekah look so cute together. Because of Rebekah, I met you and I'm thankful for that.

Leigh Ann said...

What a Cuuuute bag! How fun to have seen all the excitement with TLC! I love those blankets, too. I don't know how they get them THAT soft! I also adore anything by Caden Lane. They make the sweetest baby things!

Mel said...

You are going to be the most stylish mom in the maternity wing!
I can't believe that there are 12 now on the praise list. I know that God is good and hopefully I will get to add my name too!
Good for you on your power shopping, that is good for someone that isn't 9 months pregnant. I have one more day - postoffice and 1 or 2 more stores.
Merry Christmas!

Meredith said...

The silver bag is FAB!

Jacquie said...

That bag is so cute!! The Duggar family even seems large to me (they have 7 more kids than my family).

I'm just in awe of what God is going with your prayer blog!!

Heather said...

I can't wait to watch the Duggars on Monday night! Definite props to you for getting all that done AND braving Wal-Mart on such a crazy day!
I love the Harper goodies (BTW- I have a present on its way to you...) and 12 praises just makes me heart shout out to God!!! AMAZING! Nothing is impossible with Him!

Rathi said...

Love all of Harper's new goodies.. Those blankets are so cute and look so warm! We braved the crowds shopping on Friday, and the funny thing is that my husband said he has never been more worn out Christmas shopping! Have a great Sunday!

The Williams' said...

Kelly, I read your blog everyday, and I have been meaning to ask you to add someone to your prayer list. I have some friends who have been trying for a baby for a couple of years now. They have gone to many doctors and none of them seem to have any answers for them. They are such great people and would be the BEST parents. Please add Steele and Charity to your list. THank You so much!!!

Megan L Hutchings said...

I think that is so neat that the Dugger family lives near you. I can't imagine having 18 children...WOW!

Every gift you have received has been so precious. Little Harper will definitely be surrounded by an abundance of LOVE :)!

Jennifer said...

Wow! The power of prayer is amazing!

Rebekah said...

Kelly...How delayed am I?!?!? I have been horrible about checking email, blogs, and facebook!!! Hopefully soon I will be back! I am SOOOOOOOOOOOO glad I got to see you while I was in town! You are such a special gal and friend and I feel so blessed to have you in my life! I can't wait to meet Miss Harper!!!