Monday, March 4, 2013

A Very Good Day...

Today is my birthday. I'm 32 years old....holy moly. I guess time flies when you're having fun! Last year, on my birthday, I didn't feel like there was much to celebrate. I was spending my last few weeks with my Papa, we were dealing with the disappointment of failed fertility treatments, and I saw 31 as a reminder of another year going by that I wasn't a mother. But in the midst of the heartache I had hope in my God who loves me and who is faithful.

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future." ~ Jeremiah 29:11

It's amazing how life can change in 365 days. God has answered our prayers in abundant ways and we are so excited to spend these days working towards the impending arrival of the Little Mister and Miss Priss! Family and friends have surrounded us to celebrate these two miracles and that is the best birthday present I could ever ask for! Their love for me is shown in their love for these babies and it's overwhelming!

Don't kid yourself, I got a yummy dinner out on Saturday night, some bubble bath, a spa gift certificate, a really pretty gown for the hospital, a candle, and some lotion for my incredibly dry skin, so I've been shown the love. :) But I wanted to share some of the gifts the babies have gotten at showers or otherwise that I just adore! And P&C got so many darling things...these are just a few of the lovelies that made me squeal with delight! Lucky babies!

Several pillows, lovies, and animals have been given to P&C and they are so special! David's mom got Parker and Caroline those precious pillows with their name on it. I got Miss Priss the "P.S. I love You" pillow, and a sweet family friend gave me the soothing bears. Caroline's says, "Jesus loves me this I know" on it's paws and plays "Jesus Love Me". Parker's says, "Now I lay me down to sleep" and plays that when you press it's paws. 

My mom gifted Parker with this pillow. It says, "Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep". I love it because I had that same prayer in my nursery when I was a wee one. 

Aren't these blankets beautiful? Y' mother in law hand made these. They are so beautiful, so precious, and I just can't wait for her to see her grand babies in these blankets.

Mom and dad gave me these precious outfits that I might use as their coming home outfits. My mom has the gown I wore and the tiiiiiiny foofy shoes I wore! So that might be what little miss comes home in. I just can't wait for these sweet clothes to be worn by sweet babies!

How fun/funny is this...Dave's sister, Kate lives in NYC and gave us this fun NYC book and these super cute rattles. A metro card and a taxi...are you kidding me? My sister, Kristen, and Brad gave us this Texas book and BOOTS!! Are you even kidding me? Stinkin' adorable for these Texas babies!

Get this- those red pajamas were Dave's!! His mom and dad gave us this book, the stuffed llama, and Dave's 32 year old pajamas! I literally cannot wait to get P-money in the PJs!

We have gotten so many books and I just love it! But what I love the most are these bookends that my Nana got. They are so sweet and she picked them out personally for her great grand babies. LOVE.

You'll be shocked to know that this darling outfit is from Zsa Zsa! I needed no card to know those shoes came from my mother! ADORE. 

Y'all, the dog's ears flap on that sweater for Parker. And a smocked dog for Caroline? I die. You know that in about a year or so you will see a photo of C, P, and Rookie in these duds! 

Pool time! Do you die?? Ruffles, a swim cap, sun glasses, navy words.

Parker has a letter jacket!! He WILL have a photo with his Uncle-T wearing this!

Easter 2014?? YEP! Thanks, Aunt Bradley! Adore. 

So much fun! I just go upstairs and look through everything over and over. I'm praising God for a healthy twin pregnancy and for them to keep cooking as long as possible, but I simply can't wait to meet them and kiss their beautiful faces! 


Nat said...

Happy Birthday!! Isn't it amazing what a difference a year makes! Little Caroline and Parker are set- those are some pretty impressive wardrobes! Those Easter outfits are killing me!

Brook said...

I love the changes the Lord has made in your life over the past year. Makes me excited for my next year to see where I'm taken (so self-absorbed! LOL). Your baby items are over the moon adorable! Congratulations on their impending arrival.

Lauren said...

Happy Birthday girl! You have SOOO much to celebrate this year!

I love all their precious gifts...Llama Llama is one of Elyse's all time favorites!

All Things Yummy said...

Wow, congratulations. I love reading wonderful stories of God answering prayer.

Pink Lace and Cupcakes said...

Happy Birthday!! These little peanuts are spoiled already;) so excited for you and your family :)

Sara said...

Oh my goodness, oh my goodness, oh my goodness! Those tiny little boots and the red shoes! And that ruffle swim suit! Dying.

Hope you had a wonderful birthday love! It truly is amazing what can happen in 365 days. This time next year you're going to be blown away by the difference. It just keeps getting better and better and better. I'm so excited for you!

melissa said...

Happy Birthday! Glad you were given the royal treatment this weekend! Well deserved! You have so much to celebrate this year! Love all the sweet gifts Caroline & Parker have received. I just know they're going to be the two best gifts you've ever been given! The best is yet to come! So excited for you for all that's in store!

Liz said...

I adore the babies and I love you! I love this post! Happy Happy Birthday, my friend. :)

Mateya said...

I am horrible about getting on Blogger these days and have totally missed this announcement, but I am soooo happy for you!

Kara said...

Happy happy birthday!! Such cute things for the babies. I think that ruffle swimsuit is the most adorable thing I've ever seen!

Virginia Belle said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!!! Your babies already have some of the sweetest gifts. I love the blankets your mom made, they are beautiful.