There is some big news going around.....maybe you've heard...we're having a baby!! It's still hard to believe. We found out on Feb 3rd and kept it a secret until we got all the blood work back. It all seems so surreal. This is what we have been waiting for and praying about every single day. I am SO thankful that the Lord makes all things new. We never lost hope but there were days that were really hard to get through. We are so blessed to have such an amazing support group of family and friends. The Lord taught us so much in our time of waiting. We are thankful that we didn't have to wait very long although it seemed like eternity. He taught us how to be content, patient, waiting on Him, trusting in Him, being joyful in everything, being still and listening as He speaks and most of all we learned how to pray. I don't think we have ever prayed as much as we have since we lost our 1st baby in October. I can't even explain the hurt that it created in my heart. We were so desperate for healing and for a miracle. When we finally gave it up to Him and didn't worry about it, it happened! Jesus heard our cry and has blessed us with a teeny tiny baby! The feeling is indescribable. I went in for the first ultrasound this afternoon due to a scary night last night and it was the most amazing thing we have ever experienced. All last night we were praying to see a heartbeat. We went in knowing that it is still early and there is a great chance we wouldn't see it but the Lord is so good and we were able to see our little baby blob and the heartbeat!!!! I laid there looking at our baby with tears running down my face and looked at Chris as he stared at our baby in amazement. Truly a miracle and such a precious gift from God!! We are on cloud 9!! So, the big day is going to be around October 16th! 8 more months and we get to meet our little one!! We could not be more thrilled. Thank you so much to all of you who have been praying for us. Please continue to pray for our baby to grow strong and healthy. We get to see our little blob again in a couple of weeks. Its incredible. I wish you all could see it. So....this is our baby...the size of a sweet pea right now. Soo tiny.. Meet Baby Andrews!!!! Who knew you could be so in love with a blob! We are!! You can see the little head and the little arm buds starting to form! Enjoy!
Remember that one time my husband bought a tv wall mount and then I decided we needed a new tv stand? And then it made me realize our dark furniture would look way better if I lightened it up? And then it was time to get rid of the old dark throw pillows and dark rug? And then all of a sudden that fireplace looked so out of place. So we gutted it. All because we put the tv on the wall! Here’s a little walk down our DIY family room makeover. Before . I started with this old corner cabinet that i got for free years ago and painted chocolate brown. I dusted her off and went to town with chalk paint. Then I got rid of the old dark rug and started changing out our throw pillows. Then it was onto the fireplace. Before Chris took out part of the wood floor to extend the floor of the tiny fireplace. We also cleaned out the fireplace and sprayed it with cream paint that can withstand 1,200 degree temperatures. And then we sucked out the old volcano rock and put in this fire glass fr