i think i might get addicted to the Color Challenges
this is from 15 months ago...just 10 days before we welcomed our little Bethany. she was born at home...i pretty-please begged for a trip to the beach in november so i could try to get my head 'in the game' for labor time. i love the beauty of outdoors and this trip helped me to relax and enjoy.


journalling reads: waiting for the chance to tell David “this is it--this is the day”... imagining the features that God will give to this, His newest miracle... aching over wanting to hold such a tiny beauty and offer her my own warmth... nervous about whether I will have what it takes to make it through labor... excited for Jordan to have a girl-buddy... sensing that this will be the completion of our family... rejoicing that my mom will be here for the birth... wondering if i can meet the needs of all four kids... wishing i were closer to my family... enjoying the beauty of creation, pregnancy, and new life... knowing that i have a treasure growing in me... loving the privilege of motherhood


all Designer Digitals:
--Katie Pertiet—
Damask Tonals: Autumn Ice Paper Pack
Damask Tonals: Christmas Paper Pack
Princess Fairy Tale Kit
Gator Crossing Kit
Schmeared Blocks No. 01 Brushes and Stamps
Days of December Layered Template Set No. 04 (ledger grids)
Spot Dots Brushes and Stamps No. 04
Splatters Brushes and Stamps No. 03
Banner Safety Tags No. 01
Twisted Stitches: Brown No. 01
Stack-A-Date Brushes
Color Inspiration 11611
--Maplebrook Studios—
Just Tonals Paper Pack No. 03
Jelly Alphabet No. 18
--Ali Edwards—
Essential Words Hand Drawn Value Pack Vol. 01