Friday, November 20, 2009

TGIF

We have had a busy day today. We went to MOPS this morning. I had to take a few pictures of Harper before we left because I thought she looked so cute. If I don't do it before - forget it. She is always a mess later on. ha!
I took this picture with my phone so it's terrible quality but we made cute necklaces today. You just take a square piece of glass (not sure where they come from) and glue a piece of scrapbook paper on the back. Then we glued a hook on the back and they had these cords for us.
After MOPS - I met my friend/neighbor Melissa for lunch at Mimi's. One of my favorite places. We ran into a lot of friends there including my cousin Mike. He held Harper for a while and she really liked him. I think she knew they were related. ha!
I was a little scattered so I totally forgot to take a picture of Melissa. Meals out are so crazy these days with Harper. I can barely eat because I'm so busy keeping Harper occupied and feeding her one thing after another. Melissa recently announced she is pregnant. I'm SO thrilled. They have been trying for a while and had a failed IVF this summer. I have prayed and prayed for her and God gave her a miracle. You can go to her blog and read about it!

I put together a little pregnancy survival kit for her - including tums, "What to Expect when you are Expecting", stretch mark cream, bra extenders and toilet seat covers. ha! A sweet friend sent me one when I announced and I wanted to do something fun for her. She is always such a giving person.
We are going to busy all week celebrating Thanksgiving. We have SO MUCH to be thankful for this year. I'm pretty sure you can all guess what I'm MOST thankful for! :-)
I will probably be a little absent this week but I'll hopefully pop in a few times with some updates! In the mean time - have a wonderful holiday and I hope you are counting your blessings today. No matter what storm you are going through - there is ALWAYS something to be thankful for!!!

Also - KAREN MILLER - you are the winner of the Christmas shirt! I drew #842 and that was you!

P.S. I have FOUR AMAZING (did I mention AMAZING) giveaways coming up in the next couple of weeks!! Get excited! I'm not going to be doing any more giveaways besides those four I already committed to until at least the first of the year. It's just too crazy this time of the year but I'm excited about the ones coming up!!! Stay tuned.......................

49 comments:

Alyssa said...

That last picture of Harper is adorable!!

jsiewert said...

Harper is as cute as always! Congrats to your friend Melissa! say a little prayer for me because I'm taking a Prego test tonight! I am really really hoping its positive!

Sheridan said...

I love the last picture of Harper...she looks like a little lady with her hands folded! She is getting so big!

Jenna said...

I love that last picture of Harper! She is such a cutie!!! You are so very blessed!

Our Curly Girls said...

Harper has the look of ready to take off! That is going to be one busy girl when she is on her feet and moving. Beautiful girl!

I am very excited about Melissa. I am going to start making bows now just in case she has a girl. I want to be *VERY* ready for this baby. ;)

Have a wonderful weekend--hope you can relax and enjoy!

xo

Laurie said...

That first pic of H is the cutest ever!

Wy-Guy & Emme-Lu said...

That last picture of Harper looks like she's praying, adorable!

Lynda @ SportsMadGirl said...

That last picture is precious! She does look like she is praying.

A Journey Through the Waiting Game said...

That last pic is just adorable!

Rachel said...

Sweet pictures of Harper... Loved the pictures!

Katie said...

Look out Forever 21, Kelly is now making jewelry!!! Very pretty! :)

Harper looks precious, what a cute shirt.

LittleGirlsX3 said...

Harper is such a doll! Mike is the best boss I have ever had (including my kids! ha!). He took a chance on me coming right out of college and I will be forever grateful for the opportunity to work with him. Your family is such a wonderful example to all of us.

Melissa said...

Thanks for the sweet post! I am glad we got to spend a few moments together. I really enjoy our lunch even if they are crazy busy. Have a great Thanksgiving week!

Shari U said...

I hope you have a wonderful first Thanksgiving with your precious baby girl. She really is just as cute as can be and I'm so happy for you that she's so healthy and that she overcame her initial difficulties. God bless you.

Crystal said...

That little Harper is too cute! I love the pregnancy survival kit, I wish I would have thought of that for one of my friends who is pregnant, but she is due next month!

Amy said...

Now if only the survival kit would come with some coupons that allowed you to bank some sleep...ha ha!!

Cute pics of Harper she is a sweatheart.

Have a Great Holiday!!

Amy

Kris said...

Harper is adorable! I just love reading your blog! You are such an inspiration to me! I'm 26 and still single, but I know God has the right one for me. He will come to me in HIS timing...not mine! Thanks for being awesome! :D

Longmeadow Mama said...

Me too, me too! I love that last picture of Harper. It looks like she's on her knees in prayer! She's thankful too!

ShannonDBR said...

That last picture of Harper is the greatest! It looks like she is praying... Maybe she is {:)

Blessings,
Shannon

Kate Craig said...

I don't get the toilet seat covers??

I love the thankful picture too!

Seeking Him said...

I came across your blog a few days ago and since then have gone back and read all of your old posts. Your story is such an inspiration! I am single and have no kids but have some major baby fever! ha! I know that I have to wait on God for my husband and babies, so in the mean time I will just read about your precious miracle baby and hopefully that will keep me satisfied! =) She is adorable!

Darla said...

The praying pic of Harper is THE BEST!!

Welcome to M and M World! said...

My daughter was standing here with me looking at this post and said "Oh, look at her she looks like she is praying!" What a blessing! Happy Thanksgiving!

julie & joe said...

I love the sweet little picture of Harper praying! Aaron folds his hands when we have prayer at church and it melts my heart.

Tonya said...

Hey, Kelly... Your trip to El Salvador greatly influenced this... http://onegirlamongabunchofboys.blogspot.com/2009/11/when-we-love-one-another.html. Thank you!!!

noahandlylasmommi said...

Congrats to your friend on her pregnancy!!

Mommyto3andahusky said...

She is just super precious! :) Come check out the Christmas bow giveaway on my blog! :)

Diana said...

Looks like Harper is ready for her first Thanksgiving. We just got a Forever 21 at our mall and because of you I went in for the first time. I am now an addict! My husband says thanks! =)

Amanda M. said...

haha! I was the exact same way with my little one - I'd always (and still do and she's 4) take a pic of her in the morning like right after I dress her. If I wait 'til even after breakfast, I risk having to take a picture of a child that has spilled jelly or some other equally staining item all over herself! :)

Felicia said...

What a precious picture of Harper - it looks like she is giving thanks. In all honesty, all pictures of Harpher are beautiful.

On another note, you need sneak away for a date and see The Blind Side. It is a good wholesome movie that any SEC fan will love.

I love your blog and read it every day! Thanks for sharing!

Felicia Davis

momMYsliceoflife said...

Thats so exciting for your friend!! And I'm going to have to remember the survival kit for the next friend of mine that gets pregnant. That is just too too cute! I love the last picture of Harper!

KK said...

L.O.V.E. the picture of little Harper praying, absolutely priceless. Thanks so much for sharing. Praying for a safe and memorable trip for your entire family and most of all the very BEST Thanksgiving EVER for all of you.
Blessings always,
Kaye
Matthew 21:22

Ashlee McCrary said...

I love that bottom pic! She looks like she's praying & saying "thank you God for my wonderful parents & family!"
Great idea on the preggo kit! Thanks for sharing!

MP said...

I LOVE that outfit Miss Harper is wearing....that has to be one of my favs.
Thanks for sharing your life and your ministry and your faith!

Malissa

Father's Grace Ministries said...

I LOVE that last pic of Harper! It looks like she is kneeling in prayer! You are training her well, Kelly!

Claire

Hayley said...

I just love reading about Harper - my baby girl is 14 mos now and more precious than words! I LOVE that last pic of Harper - I think it looks like she's praying! Her little hands are so sweet! Hope you have a great weekend!

Kim said...

Thanks for the post, Kelly! Still praying for you as you incorporate your El Salvador experience into life here. You are a blessing!

Christina said...

Where do you get bra extenders? I have never heard of them.

You have a very Happy, Thankful Thanksgiving too!!

Christina said...

I found them on Amazon! Amazing the things that people come up with! That is a great idea. I want some when I get pregnant.

Carrie said...

The tag on Melissa's gift bag is adorable. You sure do think of every little detail :)

Melissa Miller said...

She is so darling! It looks like she is praying. :)

Kathi said...

Just wanted to say hello and let you know that I had discovered your blog...I look forward to coming back and reading more!

Kathi

http://theseasonsofthisgirlslife.blogspot.com/

Donna said...

The last picture of Harper does look like she is praying. Just too cute! Congrats to your friend on her pregnancy. Have a wonderful weekend.
Keeping you in my heart in Ga.
Donna

The Country Girl said...

Oh Kelly my goodness she looks cute!! I think I am going to use that idea of tying pretty ribbon 'round paper gift bags - GREAT idea! Oh and I'm going to make your beef enchiladas on your recipe blog this week! :o)
Lara

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The Carpenters said...

That picture of Harper praying is PRECIOUS and gives me an idea for a shot for my girls! Thanks! :)

Lindsay said...

Harper is such a dollllllll! And I am thankful that God blessed you with her! She was made just for you! Have a wonderful Sunday!

starlightmommy said...

Our MOPS group did the tile necklace at our 2nd meeting in October. We didn't do the ribbon but you're right it was super easy!

We ordered ours off an etsy shop.

王菲Fay said...

so cute!I love it! Very creative!That's actually really cool.
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