So much to write…

Well, we are back from our Thanksgiving travels and I am enjoying a nice cup of coffee on this cozy, cold and rainy morning. My life is about to launch into a whirlwind, but for now I’m going to try to savor the peace and quiet.

Thanksgiving was such a blessing, and a precious time with family. We were able to spend wonderful time with Johnny, my brother, his wife, Meghan,, and their two boys Kyler and Nikolas. I am so proud of this family! They are doing great!! I am so proud of them!

It was great to see other family members. They were all so excited to see the big tummy, and to try to feel Harper move. However, she was pretty quiet this past weekend. It must have been all the turkey. Our family threw a baby shower for us on Friday, and gave us so many sweet things that I can’t wait to use! We got our stroller/carseat combo, a pack-n-play, a ton of cute clothes and stuffed animals! We are so thankful for everyone’s generosity as we start our new life with Harper!

Moving into today and looking toward the next week, I cannot even begin to wrap my mind around the life change that is about to take place with our move to Nashville next Wednesday. Everyone keeps asking me if it has “sunk in” yet. And the answer is no. I keep waiting for it to, but it just hasn’t. I think because it is moving so fast. Mom is on her way down today to help me gather and sort the things we need to take to our apartment. The blessing in all of this is we will be living in a furnished apartment, so we don’t have to take any of our furniture right now! That would be just more stress! Once our house sells, and we find a house up there, then we will make the BIG move. I know I will miss so many people here, but I really am looking forward to this new start. It just seems fitting for us to make this big life change right before our family expands. I know the sadness will come and that there will be lonely days ahead, but Jesus will sustain and provide for our every need. This is going to be an adventure, and I can’t wait to go through this big life change with my best friend and hubby!!!

As far as my pregnancy is going, all is progressing well. Harper moves a lot – especially when Chris talks to her each night. It is so sweet to feel/watch them interact. I cant wait until we can hold her and see her face and interact with her all the more! I think Braxton Hicks contractions have started, too. They are fake contractions that tone your muscles and get you ready (as can be) for labor. They are completely painless, just weird feeling. My stomach will get rock hard and stay that way for about 30 seconds. It just means that I am getting closer!!!

Well, thats about it for now. Once I’m up in TN, I should have much more time to update this blog. I have so many thoughts running through my head that I look forward to some down time where I can process them. I am truly thankful for the move and how it has fallen right in the middle of my pregnancy. I feel that it is going to give me time to process and mentally and emotionally prepare as best as I know how for the arrival of my daughter and my new role as mama!

The Lord is good, and He truly does make all things beautiful in HIS time!