Friday, July 18, 2014

While Miles is away.....

This week has been VBS week at NUMC. Since I am on the children's ministry team, I was put in charge of service/missions this year, which was very rewarding for me. Every day the children got to make things for people in need. Monday, they made dog toys for dogs at the humane society. Tuesday was Hope bags filled with snacks and water for the homeless. Wednesday, kids decorated love journals for the Women of Hope to write in. Thursday was reserved for decorating water bottles for people in the community who provided a service to the children and Friday, they colored crosses for the nursing home. Each day I helped teach a lesson that went along with the service project for the day. The end product was to ensure kids are living their lives for Jesus from the inside out! I sure do hope that these kids took away as much as I did. I am really enjoying getting involved with our church. We love NUMC so much!!

I did all of this while Miles was away with Hidee and Fairy at Uncle Brandon's house in KY. He left on Tuesday evening and stayed until Friday. One would assume that I would relish in being home alone, but I kind of was sad and lonely. Miles, on the other hand, had the time of his life. He got to play at the park, visit with some horses, splash around a public pool, see some airplanes, and hang out with Brandon and Casey.

Miles and Uncle Brandon

Miles helping Casey wash the car.

Riding on a plane with Brandon at the park.


Fun on the swing with Brandon and Casey.

Brandon gave Miles a Popsicle for breakfast! 

Playing in the water at the public pool.



Fairy, Miles and Brandon attempted a ride on the plane, but according to Hidee, the attempt was much like the bus riding extravaganza. Miles liked to look at the plane instead of riding in it! Oh, well. Maybe next time, Brandon.

Eating out at the "jellyfish" restaurant.

So sweet...hate I missed this trip to Lexington. 

Very thankful to Hidee and Fairy for taking Miles on their mini trip! 

I might have missed out on the KY fun, but Matt and I did get a date day on Wednesday, which was much needed and very pleasing. It was kind of weird not having to be anywhere or to be back at home so Miles can have a nap. We actually got to eat out for lunch and dinner. We also went shopping for some nautical stuff to put in Millers room. We've made a lot of progress on the nursery and here's where we are.....

Fairy got Miller this cross and hung it in his room.

We decided on putting our old recliner in Miller's room. The shelves are from Miles' old orange bookshelf. I spray painted them green. Thanks to Uncle Trey for the shells from Florida that we placed in a glass container on the top shelf.

This sign is from Hidee via Misty Collins. She painted a plate for Miles' room, so, we were pleased with the sign for Millers room. (check out her stuff-Gravel Road Art

My Meemaw sewed these curtains....

...and bed skirt. I am very grateful she can still sew and doesn't mind doing it! What a special treat in Miller's room!

And this is Miller's changing table with pictures of Greers Ferry Lake in Heber Springs, AR and Pelican Bay Beach in Naples, FL above it. Thanks to Margie for the blue cross that we hung from Miller's changing table. 

All of the furniture in the nursery was Miles' when he was little. We left the room the same color because we didn't want to paint again. However, we went with a new color scheme and theme. Matt and I both love the lake, ocean, and river, so, we decided nautical was best. We hope Miller enjoys his new pad!

So, as you can see, we are somewhat prepared for our new little guy to grace us with his presence. I'm still waiting on the quilt for his bed, which has whales on it. I am also looking for a rug to go in the middle of the floor, so, if any of you have any ideas....please shoot them my way. 

People keep asking me if I need anything for Miller, but all I can think of is diapers and prayers, of course. We are using a lot of Miles' baby things. I've washed clothes, towels, blankets, and bedding as well as semi packed my bag for the hospital. I am 35 weeks today, which means in 5 weeks or less Miller will be here! We can't wait to meet our new little gent, but we are savoring every moment with Miles. Keep us in your prayers for a safe, happy, healthy end to my pregnancy and delivery of our precious gift from above!

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