Sunday, January 02, 2011

Big Girl Room and Crazy Love

So we have been working on the girls' rooms and I thought I would share Harper's room. This is what her nursery looked like before.

We moved the day bed out and into Hollis' room and then put her kitchen and table and chairs in. I'm still working on organizing where all her toys will go. I also have a little bookshelf that was in Scott's office that I'm going to have painted and put in the corner of the room to hold all her books. I think this is a much more fun room and a better place for her to play.
And I should add we are keeping her in a crib as long as possible. She seems to like it and doesn't try to climb out and she is JUST NOW sleeping through the night so I don't want to move her and have her getting up and down and roaming through the house at all hours (and she can move baby gates - so that's not the best option either). I say why mess with a good thing! ;-)
This is looking from her bed. I found the cutest pink frame at an antique store and hung it on that wall across from her bed. I've ordered a cute black and white picture of her to go in it.
I love Harper's room but honestly right now I'm in LOVE with how Hollis' room is turning out. It's my favorite room in our house. I can't wait to share it with you but I need to make a little more progress. We pulled all of Harper's 0-12 months clothes out of the attic this weekend so once I get the closet cleaned out (it's been my junk closet for years) - I can get all of her clothes hung up. It feels good to already have clothes for the baby without buying a thing! That's the wonderful thing about two of the same sex!

Have you read "Crazy Love"by Francis Chan? I know a lot of you have and then a lot of you have probably never heard of it. I read it on my own several months ago and our Sunday School class just finished going through it again. I would recommend if you want a book to read this year to grow your faith - this is it! It's about not just hearing about God but becoming passionate about Him. It taught me a lot and has changed the way I think about a lot of things. Even the way I pray. Francis Chan is someone who doesn't just talk the talk - but walks the walk. He was pastor of a huge church in CA until this year. He didn't even let them pay him the last few years. And he left this year to go to Asia and do work among the people there because he felt like at his church he was starting to hear his name more than he was hearing the name of Jesus talked about.
I read a really great article about him HERE last week. He's an example to me of how I would hope to live my life. But that's only because he is trying so hard to reflect Christ and that is what I am seeing!
And if you have time - you should go and watch on line this amazing conference going on right now called Passion. It's for college students (there are 22,000 of them gathered in Atlanta right now) and they have speakers like Beth Moore, Francis Chan, Louie Giglio, David Platt and music like David Crowder, Chris Tomlin and Christy Nockels. It's exciting to know that so many of these 20 somethings are there learning to be more passionate for Jesus and it's encouraging me so much to watch on-line! (and Francis Chan is speaking tonight!!!) (You can go back and watch the previous sessions also!)

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