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Night Swim 

We spent the past 5 days in Arizona. It was hot, relaxing, and our bellies were filled with too much good stuff. We spent the majority of our days the only people braving the heat to lay outside by the pool (You take any heat you can get when you live in Vancouver), Did a bit of maternity shopping, and drinking milkshakes. Oh our last vacation without baby girl, so crazy! 


A cookie and a verse

It's 4:42 and I feel like I have basically accomplished nothing today. Some days at home are super productive, and some are not. I finished the work that needed to be done but then I called David at work just to tell him how bored I am... I'm sure he appreciated that while I'm cozied up at home and he's out working on a rainy day ;) Then it started thundering, and has been for about an hour, loud! It rattles the house each time... So I figured that a storm was good enough reason to accept a lazy day. I grabbed a cookie, poured a glass of milk, and put on my lazy day glasses. Just kidding. I wish. I don't actually need glasses, (Clearly Contacts sent these ones for a promo on T&T) but I always love the look of when you know a girl is having a lazy day cause she has her glasses on and top knot, so i pretend when no one is around! 

Also, here is a weekly verse for you! One of my favs.

"As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life." 1 timothy 6:17-19




baby girl

It's a girl! My instincts were right, and we're thrilled!! When we found out that I was pregnant we both wanted a little girl. Obviously we would have been so excited for either.. and I'm not just saying that to sound like a good person ;) I really hope I eventually get to have some girls and boys! 

Now that we know the gender, it's on! We've picked a name, and I can now start buying/making things for her and start making a plan of attack for the nursery! I've been pinning tons of stuff to my Future Menzies board. Right now were contemplating building a crib... ambitious I know... we'll see! 

Baby Girl has a few things so far: 

1. I found this cardigan at the thrift store long before I was pregnant, and David laughed at me. 

2. My mom gave me this diary when I told her that I was pregnant. I'm going to start writing in at soon as things that happen that I think she and I would both want to remember. 

3. My sister in law knitted this adorable toque as soon as she found out we were having a winter baby, I love it! I can't wait to bundle that little one up! 

4. Me, My sister (who is also pregnant, due in october), and My mom had a craft night this week and painted onesies! This one was my favourite. 

5. A pink LifeFactory glass bottle. Makes it so real that theres gonna be a little babe living in this house with us! 


love letters

Last night David and I were at my parents house to watch the new episode of Breaking Bad (we don't have cable, and we were too anxious to wait for it on apple tv). We went upstairs to my old bedroom in their house and we're looking through all the stuff we kept from when we were dating; Birthday cards, letters, photos. I love going back through that stuff and remembering the feelings and giddyness from that time! It made us realize that we don't really write eachother letters anymore, and we used to alwayssss write letters. Mostly because we were apart alot when David was touring. 

David leaves for tour this friday, so I spent the morning in bed writing some letters for him to read while he's away. I got three done this morning, but I'll try to do a few more this week so that they last a while! 

Letters are special, I think that we don't really get to express everything that we feel without writing it. 

Write your boy a letter! 




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