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Family, Homestead / Friday, January 27th, 2017

We have been keeping a secret for a couple months now…


Yes, we are going to have a little one this year! August is the month that everything as we know it will change and we are so excited for this new adventure.

I have always felt like being a mother was something that I was called to do. I obsessed over baby dolls and real babies when I was very, very young. Growing up, if there was a baby in the room I wanted to hold it immediately. Even today, hand me your baby, I will really appreciate it.

I realize that being a parent is far more than just holding a child and staring at its perfect little face for hours on end. From the beginning though, I have always felt like I was ready and it was something that God has constantly prepared me for. Sure, it’s going to be difficult, exhausting, emotionally draining, and sticky…but still, I look forward to this new normal that we will experience. Watching a child grow into their personality and seeing the quirks that they have are some of the things I look forward to the most. Seeing our nieces and nephews grow into the little people they are now is so amazing to witness. Plus, they are literally the cutest kids on the planet. We have some competition.

Over the past couple months we have daydreamed and discussed numerous things we want to do and be as parents. Realistically, I know that it will all come naturally and we will have our own parenting style just like everyone else. Honestly though, I can’t wait to see Evan melt the first time he holds our child. He has this mindset of how he is going to be a tough-love dad and teach our kids hard work and labor…we will see about that. He is a push over when it comes to our dog so I know that the baby is just going to turn him to mush. He will never see it coming.

As for the house renovations go, a lot of things have been put on hold to save up for baby and/or medical expenses. The bathroom project, of course, is NOT one of those. Judging by the current pictures, I just can’t bring a baby into the world with a room in our house looking like this.

(Click on pictures to enlarge…but be warned. It isn’t pretty.)

Not to mention the “office” beside the bathroom looking like a literal dust storm/tornado rolled through there…

Evan has been working as much as possible at his office and with his clients and coming home and working past dark on the bathroom. I don’t know how he does it, but I am constantly grateful for his drive to get this completed as soon as possible. I am useless when it comes to the bathroom right now. Jacking out concrete, rerouting plumbing and electric, pouring concrete…sounds fun, huh? Once we get the bathroom done, we will move to the nursery/guest room. We would really like to completely gut it and put up new everything since all the drywall in the house should be redone eventually. That would keep us from having to temporarily move the baby’s room at another point in time if we have reinstall new drywall later. “We would really like to…” are important words. Meaning, it would be nice, but will we have enough time? We will cross that bridge when we get to it.