Blog Neglect AND New Header

I know I have been ridiculous about posting in the past few months. It just seems like every time I sit down to type a post I get bombarded with a million other things that need my attention. Hmm...let's see what has happened since I last posted.

In July and August almost every weekend was spent with some friends at their lake property in Big Lake, Missouri. Talk about relaxing! They own a large cabinet smoker so our husbands made us awesome food pretty much every weekend. Yum! Addie loved the lake {and the three kiddos and huge dog that she got to play with}.

At the end of August we went to a friend's wedding in Lincoln, Nebraska and on our way home we decided to stay the night in Omaha and take Addie to the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo the next day. She hadn't been yet and we were so excited for her to see all of the animals. She loved it!

We were so excited at the end of August to find out that we were pregnant; but within a couple of days I had a miscarriage. I had to go to the doctor and have some blood work done. Everything was fine and they just said it was a really early miscarriage. I was really upset for about a week or two but I realize that everything happens according to God's perfect plan for our lives. If He wants us to have more children it will happen.

September saw trips to the park to play and feed the ducks as well as a garage sale. I don't think I ever want to have another one of those as long as I live. You put so much work into them and don't always end up with a good turn out.

Now we are into October and loving it! We have made trips to the orchard, park and local shops with lots and lots of pumpkins and mums. I just love all of the color! Addie and I are spending lots of time together since Daddy is busy with harvest. We miss him a lot!

We just found out that we will be moving at the end of November or beginning of December. I am not too thrilled about moving this time of the year but I can completely overlook that because we are getting to move to a house. I am so excited about the extra space {I get to finally have a craft room} and getting to paint. We have rented apartments and duplexes since we got married and we have never been able to have color on our walls. You can imagine my excitement.

Do you like my new header?

I was getting to the point that I thought I was going to have to just pay someone to make me a header {that is what I did with my other blog} but I came across this post at Clover Lane and it was so easy. I definitely recommend it! I can't wait to make one for the other blog.

Well that is it for me right now. I don't have the time or the energy to find pics for all of the above events. Perhaps future posts???
Tell me if you make a header using that tutorial.

Hugs, Anna


Laura Marchant said...

Love the new header!

Lois said...

HI Anna.
You really have been busy haven't you?
Congrats on the house.
How exciting for you!
I am sorry to hear of your miscarriage. That is so sad.
But like you said, God's atking care of you and it will happen again when it's suppose to.
I like the new header too! It's so bright and your little one is just too cute!
Have a great week.
Thanks for sharing.

Kate said...

I love the new header.

Oh my goodness you've been busy this summer! Moves are always stressful, but it is exciting to move to a place where you have all these possibilities for how to make it home.

About the baby, I am so sorry. I like that you trust God so much, and that He will provide another cutie patootie when it's right.

Also, I was wondering if you could suggest any Christian books for either pleasure reading or ones that discuss our role as wives or marriage. Thanks if you can!

Anna Marie said...

Thanks Kalee!
As for Christian pleasure reading you have to start reading either Lori Wick or Janette Oke novels. Those two ladies are amazing writers! They each have books that are in collections or stand alone novels. Two of the stand alone novels by Wick that I recommend are The Princess and Sophie's Heart. Oke has the Love Comes Softly series (and they were made into movies) I have only read the first one and have started the second...so good! That series is about frontier life but don't worry...it isn't too "country" or anything.

Now as far as a book that talks about our role I highly, highly, highly recommend "Created to be His Help Meet" by Debi Pearl. I haven't actually gotten through all of it but my mother and sister have each read it twice and they have shared a lot with me. Fabulous stuff in there ;)

I am thrilled that you are interested in books like those. I need to read more. Hope you are doing well. (I wish we lived closer to each other. I could see us hanging out a lot ;) )

Shan @ Design Gal said...

the new header is awesome!