Sunday, June 20, 2010


I would like to make a list of all the things I am ready to say goodbye to in this 10 month pregnancy. Hopefully in just 8 short days (or LESS) this list will be a faint memory and I will be holding the miracle that made it all worth it. :) I can't wait!

Goodbye unwanted comments from silly people- I never knew I would literally have to hold back from slapping someone

Goodbye silly hormones- Once you made me cry so hard I think I hyperventilated

Goodbye raging acid reflux- you will not be missed

Goodbye swollen ankles and feet with a distinct sock line at the end of the day- I have never wanted my shoes off more

Goodbye itchy belly- you made a "lotion hater" have to lather up several times a day

Goodbye (I hope) chipmunk cheeks- You make me look like I am storing up nuts for the winter

Goodbye sleepless nights- Oh wait I don't think I can say goodbye to that. Ok, Goodbye sleepless nights due to being very uncomfortable and having to get up to pee all the time

Goodbye stabbing lower back pain- I HATE you.

Goodbye tiny bladder- You made it very very difficult to walk and not run to the bathroom

Goodbye silly pregnancy waddle- It will be so nice to have a normal center of gravity again

Goodbye mush brain- I have never had to go back to the store for the same thing so many times

Goodbye extra baby weight- I HOPE to have you off before my sister's wedding in August (YIKES) so I can zip up that bridesmaids dress

Goooooooooood bye!

Please do share you goodbye list! :)

Happy Father's Day!!!

Happy Father's Day Dad!!!! You are the best dad a girl could ever hope for. I am so blessed to have you in my life. LOVE YOU!

and... Happy almost Father's day to my hubby! Baby Hoff could show up today so I wanted to be prepared and give you some recognition too! You are an incredible uncle, big brother, little brother, youth pastor, and mentor. You have changed and influenced the lives of hundreds of kids- how blessed will our son be to have you for his dad!
With all my LOVE!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Nursery Pics... Finally!

This post is for my sister Jenn who lives in Michigan and has not been able to see our nursery yet. There are still a few things out of place and pictures that need to be put in the frames, but overall, we are ready for Baby Hoff to make his arrival! Keep us in your prayers as we (especially me) are ANXIOUSLY awaiting his arrival.

Coming soon: beautiful painting from my
lovely sister Jenn above the crib :)

This adorable frog was hand made by a dear family friend
I LOVE him!
Quilt and bedding found at The Land of Nod

These fun curtains we found last minute at another one of my fav's

I hope you can picture the room a lot better now Aunt Jenn :) Love you!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

A Year in Review

Today Eric and I are celebrating our 4th anniversary together. It's strange how time melts into one big puddle feeling like events happened just days ago and at the same time seemingly years ago. So much has happened in this last year of marriage it's hard to remember it all. Most of this past year has been consumed with thoughts baby and I know this is just the beginning of that. It's been fun to prepare together for parent-hood and sobering to finish up our last year of "just us".

This morning Eric and I woke up early to celebrate our anniversary by heading over to the wonderful "country store".... Cracker Barrel. :) We decided to do an early morning breakfast together before heading off to work. The breakfast began by reminiscing about the highlights of this past year. We remembered the moment we thought we were pregnant and the moment we found out we were actually pregnant. We remembered great vacations to places like Chattanooga and Georgia. Visits to Michigan to see family and friends. Celebrating our first Christmas in our first home together. Transforming the office into what is now the nursery. We thought about how much God has blessed us this past year with great friendships and a wonderful church family.

Then Eric brought out two pieces of paper with the headings:
"What we want to do as husband and wife this next year" and
"What we want to do as parents with baby Hoff this next year"

I won't bore you with all the details of those lists, but I can tell you I am excited about all we hope to accomplish together in this next year. I am so very blessed to have Eric for my Husband. He inspires me and challenges me almost daily. I admire him for how he lives his life and for the discipline he has to grow in his walk with the Lord. Eric is an eternal optimist and I love that about him. There is always a rainbow at the end of his rainstorms and I cannot tell you how comforting that is. I cannot wait to see him as a father and I know that he and this son of ours will have me rolling on the floor with laughter more often than not. I will never have enough time with him because he always leaves me wanting more. Here is to another wonderful year with you babe. I love doing life with you.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Maternity Pics

My very talented husband took some Maternity pics last night with the help of my good buddy Jessica, who I featured in the previous post for her birthday celebration. I am almost 37 weeks in these pics. Baby Hoff will be here any time now......

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Better Late Than Never :)

One of my good friends whom I happen to work with had a birthday on Memorial Day.

Happy Birthday Jessica!


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