Monday, January 28, 2013

{ Motherhood Monday - Welcoming Baby Naomi! }

Today I want to introduce our newest little blessing - Naomi Ruth Avery! She was born here at home on January 17th, at about 4:45 in the morning. She weighed 7 lb, 3 oz., and was 19 inches long. It was a very easy birth, and my midwife wasn't even able to arrive in time, so Eric caught the baby. She has brown hair and brown eyes, like me!

 A few days old

 Samuel and Naomi

 She is several days old here

One of her first pictures, taken the day she was born!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

{ Fabulously Feminine! }

Welcome to another Fabulously Feminine post. In this blog feature I like to show ladies wearing beautiful, feminine, and modest outfits. What great inspiration! Have fun!

Monday, January 14, 2013

{ Motherhood Monday! }

This is a new feature of my blog, and it is called "Motherhood Monday!" It will probably not be the same every week, and it may even be an every-other-week feature. Right now I am trying to work out what I want my blog schedule to look like for the coming year. I want to talk about different things pertaining to Motherhood, share awesome links I have found, pictures, and quotes. Hope you like it!


Here are some awesome links I want to share with you today!

Go HERE to get a sample edition of the beautiful new magazine, Natural Child World!

Read  this awesome Timeline of a Breastfed Baby. I this would be very helpful to breastfeeding mamas!

Read This great article about 10 Eco-friendly ways to find children's clothes for very cheaply or almost free! Who can't use that information right!

Read this cool way to make no -sew wool diaper covers for your baby. Ingenious! I really need to try this!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Christmastime at our House!

We had a very nice season leading up to Christmas, and a very nice Christmas. This is our first Christmas since being married that we stayed home for Christmas instead of traveling to see family. Since we work at a college, and my husband also works at a High School, we attended two Christmas parties, two beautiful Christmas musical programs, one at church, and another here at the college, I was pregnant Mary and Eric was Joseph in another church's Christmas play. That was fun. I mean, how many times are you 9 months pregnant at Christmas time! For Christmas Eve we ate enchiladas, rice, and beans, and  a birthday cake for Jesus. Then we cleaned the house, put the presents under the tree, filled the stockings, and went to bed. On Christmas Day we had fun opening presents, and then I cooked a Christmas evening meal and we had some friends over. It was a great time! Here are some pictures:

Samuel eating a candy cane after the Christmas Cantata


Samuel and Eric with our Christmas tree!

Samuel and I with our Christmas tree!

Decorating the Christmas tree

 Samuel putting an ornament on the Christmas tree
The blueberry, pecan and pumpkin pies I baked for Christmas Day!

 The stuffed animals on Christmas Eve
Samuel with our good friend Tigest who was a bridesmaid for another friend's wedding 

The tree on Christmas Eve 

The stuffed stockings on Christmas Eve

My table centerpiece on Christmas Eve
 The 4-wheeler waiting for Samuel to find it on Christmas morning

 Waking up Samuel on Christmas morning

 He didn't know what to think of his 4-wheeler. He now LOVES it!

 So he went for his horsey which he knew more about? Isn't it cute!

 Samuel opening his stocking

Licking his lollipop!