Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Psalm 139:13-16 (New International Version, ©2010)

 13 For you created my inmost being;
   you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
   your works are wonderful,
   I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
   when I was made in the secret place,
   when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
   all the days ordained for me were written in your book 
   before one of them came to be.

 [ The video is kind of sad and just a hodge podge of pictures - So ignore it. 
Read the lyrics:) ]

Keep you safe- JJ Heller
Quiet your heart

It's just a dream
Go back to sleep

I'll be right here
I'll stay awake
As long as you need me

To slay all the dragons
And keep out the monsters
I'm watching over you

My love is a light
Driving away all of your fear
So don't be afraid
Remember I made a promise to keep you safe

You'll have your own battles to fight
When you are older
You'll find yourself frozen inside
But always remember...

If you feel alone facing the giants
And you don't know what to do...

My love is a light
Driving away all of your fear
So don't be afraid
Remember I made a promise to keep you...

My love is a light
Driving away all of your fear
So don't be afraid
Remember I made a promise to keep you safe 

Thursday, February 17, 2011


Today I turned 23.

Today consisted of work, an oil change, a car wash, dinner with family and friends, and now we are watching American Idol! :) Doesn't sound too exciting, but with every year that comes birthdays seem to be less and less "eventful."

You see, I don't exactly get too excited about birthdays in the first place. I don't dread them, but they aren't that big of a deal to me. I really, really enjoy others birthdays, but not so much mine. Maybe I don't like the attention? I'm not sure....

Although what I am very excited about is the gift my wonderful husband let me order!! Funny thing is the gift really isn't even exactly for me . The gift is for none other than little baby girl Gibson :) I ordered 3 personalized onesies!!! I found a website that you can create personalized onesies for babies for a REALLY reasonable price (well compared to others.) Here are the proofs of the onesies I ordered:

Onesie #1
I found a t-shirt about 2 years ago that said "Somebody in Heaven loves me." I wanted it so bad, but when I went back to get it they were sold out. Needless to say, I've been searching for this shirt since that day. To compensate I decided to print it on a onesie for baby girl in honor of my Mom who passed away almost 7 years ago.

This is the back: My cousin's all called my Mom "Foo-Foo." This started when my cousin was little and tried to say "Aunt Ruth" and it came out "Foo-Foo." Instead of being called Grandma, or something along those lines, I think baby girl would have called her Foo-Foo.

Onesie #2
The next onesie was imspired by baby girl's first nickname. We aren't telling her first name. We decided it would be one last fun surprise to keep until the day she is born. We decided to tell her middle name, though. It was a pretty obvious decision, but her middle name is Ruth (after my mom.) Well, Nammy and Aunt Launi have decided to start calling her "Baby Ruth." I got the biggest kick out of this because when I was in high school my youth pastor called me that. At that time, I thought he was crazy so it was extremely funny to me that someone else thought of that same nickname! is the next onesie:

Onesie #3
Now, as I mentioned we aren't telling Baby Ruth's first name. This means I can't fully show you the proof of the onesie, but I can show the part of the screen print. This will be on the front with her name inside:

Love. Love. Love. 

 These are all just so precious and special to me! I don't know that I've ever been more excited about a birthday gift ;)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Romans 8:38-39 (NIV) 
"For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor ANYTHING ELSE IN ALL CREATION, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Once upon a time...

...There was a girl named Heather who had a Xanga! My, my how times have changed!!!

I've decided to give this blogging thing a go. I've tried blogging before, but could never really get into it. I had a previous blog that I tried to delete. *Apparently blogger does not currently have a way to completely delete a current blog account, so you just have to delete the information.*

I was never into journaling and had a hard time blogging because I never felt I had anything "important" to talk about or document. I really enjoy reading others blogs though :) I stumbled upon a very happy, positive, and uplifting blog whose author is a girl I graduated high school with. Salem ( suggested that I might get into blogging one day when I have my baby. She said I might want to keep track of things that I might not other wise remember.

I decided that maybe I should start documenting things now before she gets here. I read lots of blogs that write letters to their children with intentions to print the blogs into a book to keep for years. I love that idea!!!!! So I'm giving this a go...

I hope to blog mostly about my pregnancy, baby girl Gibson when she arrives, and life here, there, and in between. I hope to gain advice and knowledge from other fellow blogger Mommies. I'm not the type that is into reading "baby books" to prepare for a child. I think, "She's my baby. I'm sure I can figure her out." But I do not was to ignore some good tips and tricks from other fellow Moms. I would rather learn from others than read a book about the "typical" child. Maybe I'm wrong and I'll be changing my tune in about 4 months when she gets here? Maybe I'll be wishing I'd read something?! But until then I'm content asking questions... :)

my question for today: how far along were you in your pregnancy when you went into labor? Did you make it to the 40 wk mark?