Monday, February 9, 2015

Maternity Style, Outfit of the Day, Sunday

Yesterday was such a lovely sunny day. 
Here in New Mexico it was bright and breezy and in the upper seventies.
It was so refreshing to not need to bundle up for church!

What I Wore:
Blouse: JC Penney
Skirt: Thrifted

This skirt of one of my favorite thrifting finds of all time.
Long skirts are one of the most figure flattering things I can wear. 
No one can tell how short my legs really are! :)

This blouse, like to many in my closet,
 is one that will serve me well during pregnancy because it is so roomy.  
I am finding myself to be more and more thankful that I had a preference towards flowing blouses even before I was pregnant. 
They make it so easy to keep my need to purchase maternity clothes to a minimum.

I hope you all had a lovely Sunday as well!

Friday, February 6, 2015

We Are Having A Little Girl!!

We had our twenty week ultrasound this week, 
and the big news is finally out, we are having a little girl!

Scott and I are both so excited to have a daughter.
And I am thrilled to finally feel like I know our little baby.
I think it is easier to build a relationship with the child still inside your womb if you know the gender and name of your precious little one.

The name we have picked out is Mary Joy.
When we were choosing baby names we wanted to consider three things. First, we wanted to make a habit of naming our children the way people did in the Bible, naming them for the circumstances in our life at the time of their birth. Second, we wanted to consider family names. Third, we wanted to consider biblical characters that we want our children to emulate.

Mary means "Wished For Child" and this sweet little one certainly was wished for. 
Also, Mary the mother of Jesus was a godly woman, blessed among women, 
who found favor with God, and this is what we want for our daughter.

Joy is my mother's middle name, and it is also the name of a lovely woman here in New Mexico who has been a continuous vessel of blessing to our family. 
Both of these ladies are women we want our daughter to imitate as she grows.

I know that s many of you will share our excitement in this announcement, 
thank you for being part of our lives!


Lunch Box, Day 5

Today's Lunch:
Tilapia with Brown Rice and Pico de Gallo
Tortilla Chips
Black Bean Dip

We had leftover rice in the refrigerator this morning.
 I hadn't originally planned on adding it to the tilapia, 
but the fillets were smaller than I expected once they were fully cooked,
 so it worked out perfectly. 
I found the recipe for the black bean dip here.
I love making this for Scott's lunches because it is SO easy to throw all of the ingredients in our Vitamix and blast them for a few moments. 
And this recipe makes enough that there is usually some left over for me too!
So yummy!

Well, we have come to the end of our week. 
I hope you were inspired to change up your lunch routine as much as I was! 

Thank you!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Maternity Style, Outfit of The Day

This is what I wore Tuesday when we had our 20 week sonogram.
I wanted to wear a blouse that would be easy and comfortable to pull up over my belly for the ultrasound, and these jeans have a fairly low rise in the front, also nice for the ultrasound.

Cardigan: Maurices 
(I have had this cardigan for a few years now, and it's become one of my very favorites!)
Blouse: Shopko (This is a long time favorite too)
Jeans: JC Penney Petite Slim Straight Leg Dark Wash Jeans
Flats: Payless Shoe Store

Lately I have loved buttoning just the top few buttons on my cardigans and leaving the bottom open.
Not only does this make most necklines higher, but it is also flattering for my little baby belly. 
This is something I had never tried before, but even for someone who is not pregnant, I think it's a fun way to make your outfit a little different than usual. 

Thank you all you lovely readers, 
and please let me know if you would like to see more posts like this!
Have a wonderful day!

Lunch Box, Day 4

Today's Lunch:

Pasta Salad
Cutie Oranges
Snap Peas
Fruit Bars

Today's lunch was so easy to throw together. I also stuck a small bottle of balsamic vinegar for Scott to add to the pasta salad if he wanted. 
I really enjoy making meals that are easy, healthy, and pretty to look at!

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit!


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