7QT #9: Friiiiiday

Gosh, it's finally Friday! Sometimes the hours between 10 p.m. Sunday night and Friday at 4 seem like they'll never end. Celebrating with Jen!

David and I finally put up the crib this week! It's embarrassing, really, how many times I've walked into the nursery just to stare at it and try to imagine what it's gonna be like to have a little person sleeping in it. And SOON.

I am beyond excited. Once the whole nursery is done I'll make a big tour post, but I couldn't resist sharing this little bit.
Today is, in order of importance: my dad's 60th birthday, International Pi Day, and Albert Einstein's birthday. In celebration of all of that, I want to buy a pi cake-pan every year, but never have gotten around to it. But how fun is this?

My general inner dialogue when I see something like this.

Caitlin was here all week and instead of thinking ahead or being someone who just does normal things, I managed to not get a single picture of either her (for proof, of course) or us together. We went to dinner last night and realized that the next time I see her we might have a baby on our hands! Terrifying, yes. Awesome, yes.

In apologies for the previous post this week that included a lot of embarrassing pictures of her and me together, here's a nice one of us two from my wedding:
photo cred the talented Brooke Choquette

I'm quickly running out of parenting books to read. Does anyone have any good suggestions for me? I've read quite a few but I know there are THOUSANDS out there. If your recommendation is a Catholic mama/writer all the better! Hit me up in the comments.

I'm officially 30 weeks huge today. Here's my view from the top of this belly-that-feels-more-like-a-mountain:

It's a little overwhelming.

Can you believe Pope Francis has been the pope for more than a year now? Here's one of my favorite quotes from the past year of his papacy:

"Faith is no refuge for the fainthearted, but something which enhances our lives." (from Lumen Fidei)
I need to take this quote and run with it in my daily life more...especially during Lent. Happy late one-year-a-versary, Papa F!

That's about it for me this week. Hopefully you all have a wonderfully warm weekend...Nebraska's finally turning permanently towards spring, I think! Yay!

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  1. I love your baby's quilt - what a happy room!

  2. We look dang good. Keep bebe Almanzo in until I get back!

  3. Popping over from Conversion Diary - congratulations on the soon-to-arrive babe! Be assured of my prayers.

  4. I can't wait to see the room! Have you read Parenting with grace? By te Popcaks? Love it!

  5. I can't wait to see the room! Have you read Parenting with grace? By te Popcaks? Love it!


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