Posted by: Becka | April 29, 2014

Beautiful Spring!

Though today is not the prettiest of days (gloomy, rainy, and cold), there have been some beautiful sights around our house the last few days!  Our flowers are so gorgeous!

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Posted by: Becka | April 25, 2014

Photo Session – Maternity: 36 Weeks

This past Monday, my husband, myself, and a good friend went to the park for a photo shoot!  I was almost 36 weeks pregnant, and looking at the remaining weeks of my pregnancy, too busy to get them done any later.

I was so happy with how they turned out!  Rachel Gutshall did such a good job!  Here are just a few of my favorites:








Posted by: Becka | April 24, 2014

Easter 2014 – The Death of Another Easter Bunny

I had a wonderful Easter this year.  While everything was rather low-key, it was a nice day, filled with happiness and a nice long nap.  😉  This is very important when you’re very pregnant.

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Easter afternoon, my dog apparently killed yet another Easter bunny.  This is the second year in a row that my dog has destroyed Easter – at least for the bunny.  Matt noticed he was really interested in something in the ground, went over and found him with a baby bunny in his mouth.  Our dog gulped it down before Matt could do anything.  Matt gently relocated the remaining bunnies to the woods.

This past Wednesday, the bunnies weren’t so fortunate.  Our dog found yet another bunny nest, and by the time I realized this, there were three dead baby bunnies.  Sad.  I’m hoping he didn’t try to eat any of these.

Beware:  Photo of dead baby bunny below.  It does look like it’s sleeping.  😉

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Posted by: Becka | April 16, 2014

Or Did I Speak to Soon?

My previous post was rejoicing in the arrival of Spring.  This is how things looked as I was leaving for work this morning (as I’m not an early riser, I can only imagine what it was like before the sun came up).  I was a bit suspicious I would be greeted by a not-so-wonderful sight as I was hearing the sleet hit my bedroom window for half the night.  I’m hoping this was winter’s last “hurrah.”

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I should have taken a picture of my snow-covered car.  😉

Posted by: Becka | April 14, 2014

Spring Has Finally Arrived!

I feel like I waited so long for Spring this year.  It’s finally here!  The warmer weather, some rain showers, green!, and daffodils!  I’m loving all the budding trees and flowers.  It makes me so happy.

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Posted by: Becka | April 9, 2014

Maternity Photos

A few weeks ago, my friend and I went to the beach to take a few of our own maternity pictures.  I’m rather pleased with how they turned out – especially for being done by a couple of amateurs (if you’d even call us that).  We plan on taking some with my husband in a few weeks.  🙂

I was a little over 31 weeks in these pictures.

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Posted by: Becka | March 22, 2014

Another Snow Day?

I must say, that I’m definitely ready for Spring.  I also must say that if it’s going to be cold and if it’s going to snow, I might as well get another snow day out of it.

We got so much  snow on Monday.   Over 6 inches, and definitely the most significant snowfall yet this year.  School was cancelled, my work was cancelled, and even my doctor’s appointment was cancelled.  I had big plans.  Unfortunately, I’m reaching the point of pregnancy where I get worn out really easily.

I worked hard and I did manage to get the kitchen cleaned, some laundry ironed, and the guest room ready for my mother’s upcoming visit.  Then it was time for a nap.  Only, the baby didn’t think so.  So, instead, I had a nice rest.  🙂

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We went over to a friend’s house for corned beef and cabbage, and then played some games and watched a movie.  It was such a nice day and subsequent evening.

I’d be happy if that was the last snowfall of the year, but the beginning of this coming week isn’t looking very promising.  I’m ready for Spring!

Posted by: Becka | March 21, 2014

A Gorgeous Weekend

Last weekend was absolutely gorgeous.  It was a bright, sunny day and the temperature neared 70°.  We had been invited to lunch by a couple in their church, followed by an invitation to get firewood from all portions of their property.  We enjoyed a great afternoon of fellowship and hard work (well, they worked hard, I was instructed to “sit back and relax”).

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It was such a gorgeous day!  Once we got home, I took some baby bump pics.  This was halfway through week 30!  Not much time left!

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Posted by: Becka | March 6, 2014

Last Snow Day?

This past Monday, we got hammered with a treacherous storm.  While we didn’t get as much snow as predicted, the storm started as rain, turned to freezing rain and sleet, and then snowed.  As a result, the roads were really icy.

I was so happy/excited to get another snow day!  I know, realistically, that it was most likely the last snow day from work that I’ll have, so I wanted to enjoy it to it’s fullest.

I had such a nice day with Matt!  We were basically lazy with bouts of productivity.  🙂  While perusing upstairs while Matt was doing some organization, I came across my bolts of fabric.  I realized that I had just enough for curtains.  I also realized that if I didn’t do them right away that they probably wouldn’t get made before the baby comes (or as my husband pointed out, until we move out of our house).

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So, I set to work.  It took me several hours, but now three of my upstairs windows have new coverings!

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I felt rather productive and it made me so happy to have this job done and out of the way.  Now, I can concentrate on other things, and any guests staying in my home won’t have to use bed sheets as substitute curtains!  🙂  I’m so thankful for snow days (though now, I’m definitely looking forward to Spring!).

Posted by: Becka | March 4, 2014

The Dog Days of…Winter?

We’ve had a very interesting, but still pleasant, past few weeks at our house.  Due to training our dog on the art of his new electric fence, we had to shave a bit of his fur so the shock collar would actually make contact.  For those of you feeling badly for my dog, he’s way too smart for shock collars.  He won’t stay in the “no” zone long enough to get shocked before running back to where he’s supposed to be.  lol

Anyways, after shaving and shaving and shaving…(wow, he has a lot of fur!), we finally made contact.  However, by the next day, well, my poor dog had scratched at the shaved area and caused an open sore, which quickly turned into an abscess.  After a few days of cleaning his sore, and applying different topical solutions, we took him to the vet.  They shaved him some more, gave him some antibiotics, topical medication, and the cone of shame.

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Since the night before his vet visit, we’ve had a new resident in our house.  Thankfully, Onesimus has been a very wonderful resident.  He doesn’t get into things he’s not supposed to (for the most part), doesn’t beg, and is overall a good, quiet housemate.  🙂  I knew my dog was big, but until I saw him in my house and in comparison to my furniture, I didn’t really realize how big he was!

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Onesimus is going to have an awfully hard time adjusting to his outdoor existence after this.  He adores being inside.  He is like having a solid shadow.  He follows me all over the house until he realizes that he’s not getting attention right now.  Then he does a big huff/sigh and settles down on the floor.

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“Oh, you want to do your hair? Let me watch you.”

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