Counting Down the Days…

by gidget on May 30, 2011

in family life,gratitude,life is beautiful,love God + love others

Freshly washed: tiny pink clothes!Bassinet built and ready for baby.

I can hardly believe that we will be a family of five sometime in the next few weeks (!!). I’ve finally started doing some nesting… it’s amazing how the daily wrangling of a 1-year old and a 4-year old has made my nesting instinct sit on the back burner with this pregnancy.

I just wanted to pop in here to share a few random little things and then to say that I’ll be taking a bit of a break here to finish tying up some loose ends, mainly trying to get a load of fabulous guest posts lined up and scheduled for Simple Organic, starting a few new Surf Mamas groups, catching up on family photos & blogging {before we are inundated with sweet newborn pics}, and finishing some projects around the house.


Last week we went blueberry picking, which was great fun, and I wrote about here {along with republishing my blueberry-honey ice cream recipe- YUM}.


Then, last weekend we went to a fun picnic with our adoption agency and spent some nice time with Brody’s birthfamily. We even got to meet his adorable biological cousin.

This weekend we’ve been productive yet have relaxed, which is the perfect weekend combo.

We worked in our front yard and will hopefully have a little patch of grass in next weekend, we enjoyed a lovely neighborhood potluck and today we had donuts by the beach and are planning to do some BBQ-ing tonight. We also had some adorable 4-year photos taken of Gigi by one of my oldest, dearest friends, which you can see here.

Recently, I joined Pinterest and am in love. If you haven’t yet and you’d like an invite, let me know. May I also recommend my friend Megan’s fabulous tutorial on how exactly to use the site.

Oh, and I made these yesterday: self-frosting nutella cupcakes. Hm, might need to go snag one right now actually.


And now, here’s a little trip down Instagram lane as I share a few things I’m counting as little gifts I’m so thankful for… #72-81.

Baking homemade bread so my sick one can have toast when she's ready to eat.

#72 :: homemade bread.

Love this guy.

#73 :: this guy’s smile.

Baby shower gift for a new little friend due just before July 4th.

#75 :: new babies due to be born around the same time as our Hallee {this is a baby shower gift I made for a friend due around the 4th of July}.

Coming soon: homemade jam!!

#76 :: loads of organic strawberries ready to be made into jam today.

First backyard bonfire of the season!

#77 :: family nights by the fire pit {hopefully many more of these to come this summer}.

#78 :: Saturdays at home.


#79 :: a little mama-pampering.

Bro's first time driving.

#80 :: these two cuties.

In my neighborhood.

#81 :: my neighborhood– so blessed to live here.

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

beth@redandhoney May 30, 2011 at 12:22 pm

Hi Nicole! I recently found your blog, and started reading via RSS. I’m loving it, but I didn’t want to be a lurker, so I thought I’d say hello! I also just joined Pinterest and love it! Anyway, you can read more about me on my blog if you want. I don’t really have any brilliant comments, but just wanted to say hi :)


gidget May 31, 2011 at 8:20 pm

Hi Beth! Thanks for reading and commenting! I look forward to checking your blog out, too. :)


Tiffany May 30, 2011 at 3:11 pm

I’m going to have to try those nutella cupcakes. They look pretty tasty.


Lauren May 30, 2011 at 3:59 pm

Hi there!!!!!
Saw the pic on pinterest. You look WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!! What a beatiful mama you r!!!!!!


gidget May 31, 2011 at 8:20 pm

Thanks so much! :)


Beth May 30, 2011 at 4:49 pm

I’m so excited for you guys: for the new addition to your family, that it’s Summer (!) and for your new home! Love all the sweet pics of your littles :) The ones Rena took are great too! Gigi is so cute! She has more freckles since I saw her last…and I love them! And Pinterest…lots of cute things there too, so fun! So…we’ll see ;)
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Stacy May 30, 2011 at 6:18 pm

What an exciting time for you and your family!

I just discovered Pinterest too! It’s awesome. Totally addicting.

And you had to mention Nutella! I can’t believe there is such a thing as self frosting Nutella cupcakes. I’m afraid to make those :) In Australia we would buy little Nutella packets at the school “canteen” and eat them with a spoon. The addiction started at an early age! Yum.
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Megan at SortaCrunchy June 2, 2011 at 9:00 am

I made those self-frosting nutella cupcakes, too. they did not disappoint.
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Moondoggie June 2, 2011 at 10:44 am

Hmmm…#74 feels left out. Just throw in a picture of me and call it good.


gidget June 4, 2011 at 1:14 pm

ha– oops! done! you can totally be my #74.


Ashleigh Baker June 6, 2011 at 11:45 am

I love seeing that cradle all ready up there. I can’t believe it’s already time!

And yes. Pinterest = addicting. It’s slightly ridiculous how much time I spend perusing over there.


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