Thursday, June 12, 2014

The Birth Of A Baby And A Book

Morning Glories!

I wanted to pop in and write a quick update post this morning. I hope that you all are enjoying the start of summer with your beautiful families! I don't usually write posts like this about our family-but since it's been a while, I thought I would just write a quick update. 

I missed the month of May completely here due to the many end of the school year activities with this many children, as well as quite a few celebrations within our own family.

Our sweet baby is due very soon and I have officially hit the uncomfortable stage and have found it increasingly more difficult to sit for long periods of time at the computer to write.

But oh how I love to write. I think about it constantly and have notebooks in my purse and the car and all over the house so that I can jot down pieces of new posts and book chapters as He gives them to me.

I have some encouraging blog posts brewing and have been busy trying to work on the book proposal in the very few spare minutes of the day that I have to do so. 

My sweet husband built a giant dry erase board to hang in the laundry room so that I could just run in and write down pieces of the book as well as blog post ideas quickly before I forget them. It has helped so much! 

I have named this year the year of birthing a baby and a book! I'm still praying that every word would be His and that He would move and speak and encourage in every way imaginable.

We've been busy trying to prepare our home for a newborn and have moved our youngest out of his crib and into a big boy bed and moved kids around and tried to get everyone settled and happy before the arrival of our newest gift. It has been floor move city over here! 

We've potty trained yet another little one and have spent almost every afternoon at the pool. We have four really great swimmers now and one who's coming along nicely but who still wears "water muscles!" Also, no swim diapers this summer!! Freedom!

This is the first summer that we've had like this and it has made such a huge difference for our family! 

My dear friend Amy recently got married in the same church where we were married 14 years ago and it was the first time we had attended another wedding there since our own. It was so incredibly beautiful and also very moving for me as I never dreamed the next time I would stand at that same alter it would be to do a reading for the ceremony of a dear friend. 

God is just really amazing. 

This is a quick snapshot of baby and me before the ceremony. Hopefully it's technically not a selfie since I'm carrying our little one :) 

Happy summer to you sweet friends!!! I will post again soon. xo


Tiffany said...

Sibi - I missed the post when you announced you were expecting another blessing! Shoot - but at least I know now! I did go back and find the one where you did share the news!

Saying a prayer for you and your family! Blessing this special time for you!

P.S. you look great!

Rhonda said...

You look beautiful! Blessings are wished for birthing a baby and a book. I love reading what you write.

Karlie Hodgen said...

A book! I can't wait!

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

I love most the posts about you and your family. Thank you for sharing!!

Belen Gimeno said...

You are so beautiful...
but as you told us "A blue million pictures and gender reveal coming soon!" I am looking forward to reading this post you "promise"
A kiss,

AnnMarie Anderson said...

Sibi, you look great! Congratulations and May God continue to bestow many blessings upon you and your family!

Kathie Truitt said...

Why you little devil! I didn't know you were THIS far along....Can't wait to read of the new arrival and see pictures. Love you, Sibi

trbx3 said...

Beautiful. God is so good. Many blessings & summer days by the pool with your loves as you wait on your newest gift. I love your blog & your beautiful story. It is such an encouragement. ~tara

Alison said...

Love!! And congratulations, you're such an amazing person, with a beautiful family. I hope you have 12 more children! You make the world a better place.