Showing posts from August, 2009

Baby Bargains

When I found out I was pregnant back in the spring, my friend, Kimberly, recommended this book to me. I found it on Amazon and had one shipped. It feels like there are 15-thousand things for babies and at least 5-thousand types for each thing needed - crib, car seat, stroller, pacifier, bottle, etc. This book helped me sort through all the hype to figure out what I really needed and which brands other parents recommended. As my friend did for me, I would recommend this book to any parent-to-be. It has saved me a lot of time and money.

However, as its weakness, I did think the section on cloth diapering was weak. That section could use some help. I had to do my own outside research for that one. =)


Our car has a twin. Someone on our street shares our taste in vehicles . . . that someone also hangs dice from the rearview mirror. Good thing, too, or I might not know which one to enter.
Can you tell which one is ours?

Me neither.

we have a couch!

25 days after moving in, we now have somewhere cozy to sit! For Aaron, this comes after four years of college with no couch in a dorm room and then three years of law school with a saggy futon in an apartment. This couch has been a long time coming!
A little before/after perspective:


a little closer

My younger brother referred us to a furniture warehouse where he and his wife got a great deal on a couch/love-seat for their new home in Harrisburg/Hershey. Thus, we took his advice and checked out Furniture/Rama where we found a couch and chair-and-a half (the love-seat was too big for our space) that we liked. Check out this photo of my younger brother's place.

Apparently, we have similar taste.

disturb us, Lord

My husband read this to me yesterday after noting it on a friend's Facebook status:
Disturb us, Lord, when We are too well pleased with ourselves, When our dreams have come true Because we dreamed too little, When we arrive safely Because we sailed too close to the shore
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I just googled it and thought I'd include the rest of it.
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Disturb us Lord, when With the abundance of things we possess We have lost our thirst For the waters of life; Having fallen in love with life, We have ceased to dream of eternity And in our efforts to build a new earth, We have allowed our vision Of the new Heaven to dim.
Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly, To venture on wilder seas Where storms will show your mastery; Where losing sight of land, We shall find the stars.
We ask You to push back The horizons of our hopes; And to push into the future In strength, courage, hope, and love.
- Sir Francis Drake
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"Disturb us, Lord." Do I honestly want to pray that? Great stuff to chew on and wrestle with.


Hopefully the weather will allow for one last day on the beach. Yesterday, thunderstorms came, and we were booted by noon.
I love the beach; Aaron, not so much, but he loves me.

20 week ultrasound

I am 25 weeks pregnant now, but here's an ultrasound photo of baby Moyer (or "neph" or "Aarielle" or "Daron" depending on what you have nicknamed our child) at our ultrasound back on July 7th.

Photos of baby Moyer may make an appearance on the blog sometimes in the future. (Alas, I'm pretty sure any readership we do have would be lost if he or she didn't.)

thankful for change . . . ?

While Aaron was in Philadelphia taking the BAR, I wrapped up work and my time in Nashville at the home of my friends, Rebekah and Adrienne. We celebrated my last night in Nashville at the Germantown Cafe (delicious!) and then attempted to take a self-timer portrait of the three of us in the parking lot afterwards. Though, a little off-centered, we finally got one with all three of our heads.
(Danielle, Rebekah, Adrienne)
I worked in the pediatric intensive care unit (pccu) with Rebekah and worked part time over the summer with Adrienne at church with the kiddos. The three of us were a part of two community groups together and also another group where we learned how to study the scriptures. Rebekah has reflected on how intricately our lives were woven together in Nashville - work, church, play. We were learning what it looks like to live in true community and how messy that is - getting into each other's dirt and loving one another through it by means of the gospel and grace. Now tha…

home sweet home

We are moved in but definitely not settled. We'll get there eventually . . . with a little help from Lowe's and IKEA. (We've been to IKEA every day this week.)
We're headed to the beach tomorrow for the week, so we'll be taking a break from all the unpacking.

a long drive north

Today, my wonderful friend, Rebekah, and I are driving my Honda Civic north to reunite with my husband in our new home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We'll be somewhere in the car along the blue line for the next 13 hours or so. We'll be quite the pair: a pregnant bladder (me) and a left hip recovering from surgery two months ago (her).

We'll be off after church, so hopefully by noon central time we'll be headed east on route 40.
Farewell, Nashville. I will miss you.