A little of this, a little of that…

I hugely owe an update! So much has been going on and yet nothing much to report.  Seems like life is so often like that doesn’t it?

I have a few funny stories and a few interesting tidbits to share though (and some come with pictures) so here I am!

I should give you an update on my blanket rack! 

First and foremost I received the receiving blanket that I bought from Chelsey a few days ago.  It’s beautiful and just what I was hoping for.  I wish you could have been there to see Ryan’s face when he opened up the box and saw all the little planets and spaceships!  It’s PERFECT!


On top of that I finished another blanket for Isaac (the red and brown one) so my rack is filling up.  But if you know me… you know there will be MANY more to come.


In fact I’m well on my way to finishing another one… here it is in progress…


All this talk of crocheting and blankets brings something VERY fun to mind. 

I joined a community for yarn crafters that has just rocked my world.  I STRONGLY suggest that any of you knitters or crocheters out there join up!  It allows me to record each and every project I’m working on or have done in the past.  I can enter; size, yarn used, pattern used, colors, length of time and I can post pictures of each project as well!  It’s an awesome place to record your stuff… I can picture myself looking back in 10 years to find out “what pattern did I use on that blanket for so and so?  I would really like to make that for this new baby!” and there it is!!! 

It’s called Ravelry.com and if you want to look me up on there I’m AFwifeCrochetNut

You can find me here if this works…  http://www.ravelry.com/people/AFwifeCrochetNut

I found this site through my cousin, Cindy!  She went on an internet wide mission and mercilessly searched out the Sterling yarn I pleaded for a few weeks ago.  And through a lot of hoops and emails she found this community. 

One of the amazing function of this website is that they have yarn trade/sales.  She found a woman who had my yarn!!!! 

After some back and forth between Cindy, this woman and myself, lo and behold I got this in the mail today!


So my Air Force baby blanket for Isaac is back on!  I’m so excited I’ve been grinning like a fool all day!  The most amazing part of the whole story is that she GIFTED this yarn to me.  When she heard my story and the reason I wanted this particular yarn from Cindy she decided she wanted a hand in it. 

What a neat story I’ll have to tell my son someday. 

“I bought the yarn for this blanket in Germany years before you were born.  I worked on it in Texas and then ran out.  Your cousin from Arizona found a lady in Louisiana who had enough to finish it!”  Talk about an effort from around the world!


Telling you this story brings me to another and completely hilarious story! 

My UPS guy.

I love him.  He is one of the nicest of his breed and always goes out of his way to wait a moment in case I might be home so that if I come to the door he can say hello and to have a nice day.  One day a few weeks back we were having such beautiful weather that I left the front door wide open for the breezes and sunshine.  (Of course the screen door was closed) I was in the back bedroom sorting some yarn when I heard Gandalf (remember he is a 110 pound Newfoundland mix as friendly as the day is long and as big as a horse!) bark and run for the front door. 

I decided to run out and see what was up and was amused to find my dog standing at the screen wagging his tail while my poor UPS guys stood 10 feet away on my walk behind the iron gate we have, package in hand and worry all over his face.  I came out to take the package and let him know Gandalf was friendly.  He just chuckled nervously and replied, “I was just picturing him jumping right through that screen!” We exchanged pleasantries and he was on his way.

Today, when my yarn came, I was the recipient of a real life ding dong ditch!!!! 

I was standing about three feet from the front door when the bell rang.  I was puzzled because I hadn’t heard the iron gate open (It squeaks terribly) but I walked to the door and opened it to find the package on my stoop and my UPS guy already all the way across my yard, in his truck, and pulling away in a cloud of dust yelling “Have a nice day!”  In order to achieve this feat the poor man had to have snuck up the walk, eased open the gate, put down the box and run full tilt back to his truck!  I suppose he’s a bit afraid of dogs huh?


So in other news…  As I mentioned, we’ve been having a nice day now and then for a few weeks now… This past week has made me a believer that spring has sprung here in Texas! 

When I went out to get the mail a few days ago I noticed something that begged to be photographed!


Oh there is truly nothing like spring green!


And If I wasn’t a believer these guys would have converted me!  The birds are back in full force complete with spring songs!


Ah sunshine and blue skies how I’ve missed you!


Speaking of spring…  Today I am 27 weeks pregnant.  The time is flying by!

(Let me just remind you that this means I have only 91 days until my due date!  YIKES!)

I have a few pictures from the past two weeks but no official picture from today… (I need to get that done!)

Here I am last Friday at 26 weeks standing in the window of the nursery… 


 And here is my official 26 week picture.


 Then in the middle of this past week I noticed that something happened and I was suddenly huge!  These pictures were taken just five days after the ones above!

Here I am again in the window of the nursery…


 And then standing by the crib!


And nope… you can’t chalk it up to a big meal seeing as I can’t actually eat a big meal! 

Things are going well.  Isaac kicks all the time (in fact he’s kicking now) and we’re healthy as can be! 

I have one more appointment on Wednesday and then my doctor is releasing me to travel.

So I’ll be heading for AZ next Friday (the 12th)  I’ll be there for about three weeks visiting family and then of course attending my very own baby shower!  My mom and sisters are throwing it for me along with various ladies from church and invites are about to go out.  I’m really excited for it!  I can’t believe that after all these years I’m making a trip home for MY OWN baby shower!

Well, that’s about that on my end. 

Ryan has next week off unexpectedly so we’ll be working on the house and getting things ready for Isaac.  We also need to finish things up so that the house is ready to go when I come home with my mom to get the nursery all set up in April!  So I’ll be busy but I’ll try to come around before I hit the road again!



17 thoughts on “A little of this, a little of that…

  1. I have grown by leaps and bounds in days too.  πŸ™‚  I love how you can tell a simple story about a UPS guy and make is so interesting.  You have a gift, my friend!

  2. That is AWESOME about the yarn!!!!Funny about the UPS guy!  Mine leaves dog treats on the boxes, but sits the box and runs, too!  It’s crazy how your belly can grow in no time!  You look great!

  3. *Laughing over the poor UPS man. . . .*Oh, I wish I could crochet. But I’m learning other stuff, so I’ll content myself with that–though I learned about felting wool today and was really intrigued. . . Like I need another thing to do. You did POP all of the sudden–but it’s awesome! You look GREAT pregnant!!!Love you!

  4. Courtney you are BEAUTIFUL.  I love your pregnancy curves. I truly think that you are glowing!!!How wonderful that you found your yarn. You will have to hug your cousins neck for finding this group and getting that yarn for the blanket. I love the story that you will be able to tell your son.   I also hope that you find a friend who is a photographer or who can operate a camera and have then take some couple shots while you are pregnant. I love to see the daddy’s hands around the mama’s belly. And to see the glow on the Daddy’s face too!    

  5. What wonderful news that you were able to get the yarn you were looking for. And funny story about the ups guy….you’d think he’d be okay w/ dogs due to his type of job. lol!  And lastly…..can you send spring our way??? *hugs*

  6. WOW!!! I love your pregnancy pics, you are a stunning pregnant woman!!! makes me miss being pregnant πŸ™‚ Anyways, yay for your yarn!! You’re right, that will make a fun story to tell Isaac when he’s older πŸ™‚ and I’m SO excited that you’re having your OWN baby shower! HURRAY!!! I can’t wait to hear all about it!

  7. Gosh im so excited for you. I know ive left you a few comments before saying pretty much the same thing, but seriously, IM EXCITED! We tried for 4 years to get pregnant and finally got our own little Isaac πŸ™‚ I hope you have an amazing time at your own baby shower..you deserve it all!  Im also SO excited you got your yarn. I searched all over the internet myself for you but just couldnt find it, so yay for someone finally tracking it down for you!

  8. Oh yeah!  I’m so glad you found the yarn you needed.    What a funny story about the UPS guy.  Glad you are doing well, enjoy your time in AZ with your family and friends.    I’m SO excited for you.  You look just wonderful. 

  9. I found your site through a comment you left on my friend’s site.  I hope you don’t mind that I subbed!  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the quotes at the top of your page.  Congrats on your pregnancy.  You look absolutely gorgeous!  My husband and I are going to start trying soon and I’m so excited.  Well, I look forward to (hopefully) getting to know more about you!

  10. oh my goodness…you did grow in just a few days!  I can’t tell you, how excited I still get every time I come to your blog and read about your pregnancy πŸ™‚  I’m just so stinking happy for you!So…would you mind sending me your address?  I have something I’d like to get for Isaac.  I also need to know his full name (if you’ve named him for sure), nursery theme and colors and any favorite colors that you have πŸ™‚  Other than that I’d like to keep it a secret!

  11. Yay!! I’m so glad you got the blanket and like it! It means a lot to me to see it hanging on the blanket rack! :O) And I am SO glad you found your yarn! I’ve been looking everywhere I go!You’ve definitely popped, and what a beautiful pregnant mama you are!!!!

  12. I am absolutely ecstatic that you got the yarn you were looking for!  I SO hoped you would so you could finish that blanket!  I’m glad you got Chelsey’s blanket too!  So cute!  That website sounds awesome for you to keep track of everything you make!  How fun!Too funny about your UPS guy.  My sister made friends with our UPS guy when we lived in MI when she was little.  My mom sold Discovery Toys, so we got new packages constantly.  Jen was super outgoing, so she would always chat with the guy.  Haha.  You look beautiful!  I LOVE seeing your baby belly!  So sweet!  I am just thrilled that you are going back for your OWN shower!  You leave tomorrow!  Very exciting!  I can’t wait to see lots of pictures and hear all the stories from your trip!Oh, and I’m glad that you and Michelle (pink_shellybean) are now friends.  She is a sweet, fun girl.  πŸ™‚

  13. @areyouwhoyouwantobe – I’m so sorry!  I totally spaced replying to your comment!  Okay so the info you asked for… His full name will be Isaac Orion Laube and it’s for sure!  The nursery theme is pirates!  Here is a link to the bedding so you can kind of get an idea of where I’m going with it…  http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2615625&fromRegistryNumber=44647117&product_skn=839814  The colors are basically red, brown, some greens pretty much what you see on the bedding…  Also we are adding in Crocodiles as our animals for fun… and of course our address.  It’s…Courtney Laube102 Crosswinds Way Del Rio, TX 78840I think that was it!  Thank you so much for your comment and for whatever the surprise is!  πŸ™‚

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