Monday, February 28, 2011

i find rest

our sweet little trooper... [who kept trying to lick the ultrasound wand]

i put my ipod on shuffle when i jumped in the shower.
i don't think it's coincidental this song came on first...

Your faithfullness endures always
Where mountains fall and reason fails
And You calm the raging seas
And You calm the storms in me, again

All I know is I find rest in You
All I know is I find rest in You

My heart will praise throughout the night
Where singing seems a sacrifice
Your grace is all I need
Your grace is all I need

Hillsong United, Rest In You

our appointment yesterday went so well. thank you so much for all your prayers and encouragement. the love that we receive from you is overwhelming and humbling. please know that it never goes unnoticed. i planned the morning so that faba could get 2 feedings in before her cutoff at 11am. thankfully she cooperated [that girl loves her sleep - just like her mama!] i worked hard to keep her awake most of the morning and she was so sleepy once we go to the appointment, they decided not to sedate her! this was a huge relief for us. they were able to get the needed pictures with the ECHO and they will have a meeting thursday to review everything and schedule the surgery. at this point it seems the surgery will be sometime around the end of april or beginning of may. we got lots of answers and feel a bit more prepared for what is coming.
i'm so grateful i can find rest in a Creator who loves me. i find rest in knowing He has a plan for me and my family. i'm so grateful part of His plan was to bring this guy into my life...

he is my rock.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

day by day.

some days my biggest worry is if she will sleep long enough for me to make breakfast and wash the diapers. but other days i worry about what heart surgery will be like. if i'll be by her side when she wakes up. what the scar will be like. if we'll be able to stay in the room with her 24 hours a day. most days i can't let my mind go there. monday we have our monthly appointment with the cardiologist. this appointment will be a little different. she will have an echocardiogram. this will be the first time they have looked at her heart since she was in the NICU. we have been praying for a miracle. that her little heart would be healed and she wouldn't need surgery. we would so appreciate it if you could keep us in your prayers these next few days. pray for a miracle. pray for comfort. pray for wisdom. our sweet faba will have to be sedated for the echo and we're not looking forward to that. they want us to keep her awake and with an empty stomach before the appointment. seriously? ...this is a four month old we're dealing with. should be an interesting morning. no matter what happens we know that God is faithful and has us in His hands. we have experienced His love through friends & family in so many ways these past few months. thank you friends!

I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the LORD,
the Maker of heaven and earth.Psalm 121:1-2

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

project 365

came across this app, project 365. should be fun. the real challenge...taking a picture of something other than faba every day. i never understood why people took so many pictures of their kids. and then i had one. oh.
but seriously...can you blame me...

Sunday, February 20, 2011 is in the air..

..valentine socks..

..the sweetest little valentine..

..with a pink tutu, of course..

..a homemade valentine [with humor any graphic designer would appreciate]..

..grafton classic reserve vermont cheddar..manchego sheep's milk cheese..
..sparkling grape juice..french baguette..homemade fettuccine alfredo..

..the dreamiest valentine ever..

..a lovely quiet evening at home..

..dinner wouldn't be complete without a ruffle butt on the table..

..couldn't have asked for a better day..

[thanks for the vintage linens cait!]

Saturday, February 19, 2011

a perfectly chunky knit blanket.

i stumbled across these photos while surfing the net. [while i should have been cleaning the house during those few precious moments my baby was sleeping.]

look at these amazing cozy blankets!
my question is, can i get needles big enough to knit one of these beauties??

cause i'm pretty sure i need one.

also, i can only think about how i would bruise my thigh on this precariously placed elk head...
also, can someone please beg this guy to give me pics...i've only been trying to get some to post for like 5 days...

pics {via}

Monday, February 14, 2011

Love Abduction

Hi. This is your husband. This section of this blog on this day would normally be filled with all the great things I can say about you. Fortunately, everyone already knows how amazing you are. So I'll just remind you that I Love You and how super blessed I am to have you. Happy V Day babe. Hi everyone.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

she's a trooper...

our monthly cardiac check-up as we prepare for the surgery...

believe it or not, the nurses absolutely adore our little bean...

this month she was quite intrigued with the mobile...

this is what she really thinks about being here...

we love our little trooper.

Thursday, February 3, 2011


almost every morning i eat tim tams with my coffee. nothing wrong with that, right? i bought this cup for j's stocking. and i love it. i kinda stole it. nothing wrong with that, right?

mooms got us these amazing glasses from salva's...
i love them.

this little lady is asleep on the couch next to me.
i love her.

this guy is my partner in crime. we hike through the woods together. we wash dishes together. we struggle through questions that can't be answered together. life is not always easy. but we're always together. and i love that.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

..valentine beanie..

little faba has been on the hunt for a new hat...
seems she's been inspired by valentines day...

mommy finds it hard to believe she's already grown
out of this sweet hat crocheted by mimi...

obviously the hat is shrinking...