Ten random things...

I feel like this is such a cheater post, but I haven't had the time lately to sit down and type an entire post on any one topic, but I have lots of thoughts swirling around so here you go:

1. Today I had my 20-week ultrasound. Baby (and belly) are growing, and every evening now I hold Mark's hand over my belly to see if he can feel the baby moving from the outside yet. (Not quite yet, although I'm sure it will be any day.)

2. Adelia is about ready to crawl. I regularly tell her, "Mama is not ready for you to start crawling, sweet girl. So don't even think about it." And then there's Mark, who- every opportunity he gets- gets on the floor on his hands and knees, and tries to teach her how to get that one leg out of the way that keeps holding her back. ~smile~ I know very well why she wants to crawl: she must keep up with those busy brothers and sister of hers.

3. The Steelers play tonight in Monday Night Football, which makes this one of the happiest days of my husbands' year. :)

4. I'm making a Sweet Potato Pie later. I've never before in my life made one of those, but I'm guessing Mark will LOVE it since Sweet Potatoes and Pies are right up there on the top of his favorites list.

5. Isaac is sitting at the floor by my feet, the tub of crayons beside him; peeling the outside papers off the crayons and humming a tune. [He's got a long way to go, but seems to be really enjoying himself.]

6. Adelia is in my arms, here in the rocking chair, fussy; because she woke too early from her nap.

7. We're almost finished reading These Happy Golden Years. I love reading about how Almanzo courted Laura. I told Mark last night that I might literally cry when we finish this series. I mean, I GET that there are other great read-alouds out there, but there's this sentimental part of me that feels it's all downhill from here. :) I'm glad Adelia is so little; that means we'll get to read the series all over again in a few years.

8. The days of hanging our laundry out on the clothesline are over. This past Spring/Summer was the first time I did this consistently, and I loved it.

9. I just ran the dishwasher using homemade dishwasher detergent. I'll let you know how it goes.

10. Oh! I keep forgetting to tell you that Michelle posted on her blog about our recent road trip. Bonus: two of the pictures in that post are of my children. :)

And now I must really get dinner together. And that pie.

Love to you!


  1. Wow. . . 5 kids, huh? So young. Just like us! Our oldest is 6 and we're about to have #5 in 9 weeks. Sooo looking forward to it.

    I'd be interested in knowing how your homemade dishwasher detergent goes.

  2. Glad to here all is well with baby on the way. I see your growing bump in the pics with Michelle. And I agree...very cute kids in the pictures on her blog.

  3. Monday night with a sweet potato pie AND a Steelers win...Mark must be feeling pretty good. :)

    It's so not a cheater post...I love the random thoughts. :)

  4. I can't help but ask - did you find out if you are having a boy or girl? I love to know, but some people like the surprise. Just wondering...

    And sweet potato pie sounds delicious!!

  5. Hope the sweet potato pie was yummy.

    I bet mark loved that game, it was exciting!

    I seriously can not believe you are half way done with this pregnancy! I just finished praying this morning and was so happy to thank God for the healthy little boy or girl you are carrying!

  6. Its been a while since I visited you...congrats on the new baby!! How exciting. Hope you are feeling well and that it goes by fast!


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