I'm still here.

I'm still here!
Last week I was working on a one year book, written to Anna Ruth from me.
It has made me tear up every. single. time. I've read the finished product.
So, that's where my free time was spent....and trying to get over some sinus infection type stuff.
Which, praise Jesus, is gone! I laid hands on my sinuses and prayed in Jesus' name it would be healed,
took tylenol, drank lots of water, and used the sense the good Lord gave me and RESTED when I got a chance.
And-I now feel great!
Oh, and I'll share the book project later. :)

 One day last week I sent Brett an e-mail saying "Your girls would like to invite you to a picnic in the park!"
We drove to a nearby park, and I picked up Subway, fruit, and chips along the way.
 We usually stick to our routine during the week so it was fun to do something spontaneous and Brett seemed to really enjoy the thought I put into it. :)
 We ate, talked, laughed, blew bubbles, and took Anna Ruth to play on the playground for the first time!
 THIS is what living is all about.
 We also took Anna Ruth to the pet store this weekend as we were out and about to look around.
She was NOT a fan. 
After I took this picture she was clinging to Brett's shoulder, hiding.
Even from the cute kittens!
Silly girl. She is fearless around a herd of cows..
 This is our guest bathroom. It had random things placed in it, and didn't look put together at all.
So, I decided to do something about that, using only what I already had on hand.
 Here's the after! A few DIY ideas and it looks much better.
For the scripture picture above I painted a frame black, covered the background in wrapping paper (which I think Janice left at the house..if so-thank you and I hope you don't mind) :), and then printed out a free scripture art that I found on Pinterest. The flower I already had :).  I love how it turned out! I think I'm going to add some ribbon around the scripture print to give it a bit more of a frame.
 I also baked some blueberry muffins that are delicious!!!
You can find the recipe here: Blueberry Muffins (Gluten Free) at Thrice the Spice. 
Anna Ruth and Brett loved these too, and they're a healthy muffin!
 I am now 17 weeks pregnant (almost 18), and we will find out in a couple of weeks whether we're having a boy or girl! ! ! ! 
I have no "feeling" either way.
I haven't had a craving for much of anything lately, and most food just sounds blah.
But Friday night I went to bed craving a country breakfast-You know, eggs, hashbrowns, biscuit and gravy, sausage, pancake.
THAT kind of breakfast. :)
So Brett took Anna Ruth and I out Saturday morning!
The nice lady made our pancake into a bear. I'm sure she meant the gesture for Anna Ruth but it delighted me! :)
 Anna and I spend a lot of time on the front porch these days, mainly because it's shady.
We discovered this neat caterpillar! 
"discovered" meaning Anna Ruth was trying to shake it off the plant.
She almost succeeded. :)

Her newest "things" are touching her nose when we ask where her nose is,
and I guess her first official "word" (besides saying Dada over and over) is a low grunt/moo.
not even kidding!
When you ask her what a cow says she does this low sounding noise just about every time.
We're country and we like it that way. :)