From An Awakened Eye

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Your invited to a March Birthday Party!!!!

Baby Huffstetler
Our Miracle from heaven
is due to arrive
March 4, 2011

We are just to elated that God has blessed us abundantly with this child!
I was released from the Reach clinic today which was a sweet released.  Dr. Teaft is the best and actually voted best MD in Charlotte in 2010!  She has done tons of labs and 2 ultrasounds and boy has this baby grown in the past 2 weeks!  A whole inch long!
We are praising God for speaking life  into my womb when I really didn't expect it to be our month. I truly thought it would be the next month (July). God saw a different plan and for that I am SO grateful!!!. So that's what the number 3 meant!!!! The third month of the year! {smile} If you want to read more about the day we found out you can on the June 25th post. I have created a pregnancy blog to keep up with all my thoughts and the happenings of baby H. I plan to print this out once the baby is here. Did you know you can do that?  You can have it published in a book with all the pictures and comments... neat huh? Anyway I wanted to keep all the tickers and things pertaining to a bump in one spot so that if your reading and praying for a bump of your own it won't be in your face and you can look and check in when it is a good day for you. I haven't forgotten those bad days just because there is life in my womb. I also haven't forgotten that I said I would write a book about all the hell this was as a Christian women trying to conceive and all the details that I learned while waiting. I may need your input too. I think it helped me to have the input from other women going through the same thing.  Although Hannah's Hope was so incredibly wonderful during my journey it didn't answer some my every day pain and questions that I asked God daily for the answer.  I got mine and you will get yours.  So {deep breath}  it is all setting in that what I prayed for 18 months is finally a precious reality. It is just one... we made her check twice, but the plates below are for if it's a boy or girl.  

Monday, July 19, 2010

Canned Salsa and Jams OH MY!

I have always wanted to learn how to can and I know several women who do it every year and are willing to teach me. I am just afraid of taking up their time to learn.  I have been wanting to can green beans, salsa and Jam. So today on Make Ahead Meals I entered my name in a Put 'em Up! Cookbook Giveaway. "Author Sherri Brooks Vinton has just published Put'em Up! A Comprehensive Home Preserving Guide for the Creative Cook from Drying and Freezing to Canning and Pickling." Visit the site to enter to win. I think it would be a fun girls day in the kitchen! If you win, do share the secrets!

Also on Merriment Design you can print the sweetest canning labels! I think this would be the cutest Christmas gifts that everyone would love and would be very cost effective! I mean who doesn't like fresh salsa or jam?

Let me know if you can or would be interest in learning. I would be interest in organizing a girls day of canning!  Just comment to let me know your thoughts.


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Beach Bums

  We just arrived back at home from a long weekend at the beach with J's family. We are both pooped and the dogs are so happy to see us. I didn't take a single pic! oh well, the beach is the beach. No sun burn this time and used Trader Joe's spf and loved it!
 Any ways... off to veg on the couch with the girls... or maybe off to bed. Happy Wednesday! only 2 days to work this week! 
     I did find a watch that I love!!!  It is a silicone band that is oh so soft!

ok off to bed!  night

Happy Birthday Mom! We love you!