Thursday, May 9, 2013

just for fun

Hello there friends. How's your week going ? Mine is...slooooow. Because when you have just a few weeks or days left to meet your new baby every day is like a week. So really I have spent 4 months this week waiting for baby number 11 to make his/her appearance.

To help pass the time I put some old funny photos into a slideshow for your viewing pleasure. And also for my nesting pleasure. You know, nesting ? That thing anxious pregnant women do to make the time pass quickly. Yesterday I took Old English furniture polish to the windowsills in our bedroom, organized our bathroom cabinets, cleaned the toilet, sinks and counter, organized our linen closet in the hallway, did ALL the laundry, and glue gunned a co-sleeper sheet for the new baby. Because I didn't feel like sewing it - I wanted it yesterday. So I took an old crib sheet that was gender neutral, measured it using Lily's pink co-sleeper sheet as a pattern, and employed my glue gun. Voila.

This is called Nesting On Crack. I shudder to think what our house will look like in two weeks if this baby hasn't come. We might have hot pink dining room walls and glue-gunned window coverings for the family and living rooms. Martha Stewart ain't got nuthin on a mama on nesting crack.

Anyhoot, here is my little family slideshow just for fun, and afterwards I'll announce the winner of the Shabby Apple giveaway.

p.s. it's more fun to go to youtube by clicking on the link and watching it full screen. but whatever floats your boat is fine.


The winner of the Shabby Apple giveaway is.........

Danielle said...
I love the Jacob's Pillow dress, so cute!

Danielle, please email me at so I can mail you the gift code for your $50 credit to Shabby Apple. Congratulations !!


Our Saving Penny Giveaway is still going strong. So far we've raised $1,700...we have $1,300 to go.

You can be entered to win a brand new iPad just by donating to Penny's grant fund on Reece's Rainbow and leaving a comment on the giveaway post. Any amount is acceptable-  ten dollars might win you an iPad, and you'll be helping rescue a precious orphan in the process.

Please help spread the word ! The giveaway ends as soon as we hit that that $3,000 mark.


Thank so much to all who have been praying for our new baby to arrive safe and sound. Your prayers and kind words mean so much to me...I can't wait to post pictures of his/her arrival !

Until then....

Happy Thursday !!


Monique Rice said...

What a great video! Really captures the Rices spirit :D

OMG I forgot all about the airsoft pics with Jo when we were dating... people probably think its one of your boys in that pic cus I have so many of their clothes on!

Renee Flitcroft said...

I love seeing all your videos and your wonderful family:) they are all so precious. Can't wait to see #11

Renee Flitcroft said...

I love seeing all your videos and pics of your wonderful family, they are all so fun!! Can't wait to see #11

Vals Soaps And More From Home said...

Great video! Love seeing all your family! Precious!

cara said...

Love this video! Love the happy music too!

Looking forward to news of a precious, little bundle in your arms. We are enjoying every little second with our little guy here. His smiles are contagious. He just started really laughing and giggling and of course we cannot get enough. Cannot wait to see your little love very soon. :)

Mandy said...

I haven't checked in here in forever. Look how big Lily has gotten and it's almost time for the new baby! Super excited for you, friend. Miss you.

Gabe said...

Lily is so cute! Now, because I'm an Oregonian that is living out of state (husband is in the military) I've got to wonder....Is it really warm enough for that cute little outfit in May???? ;)

Thinking and praying for you as you go through these last days/weeks of pregnancy.

Rachael said...

Thinking of you on Mother's Day. Hope your family is spoiling you and Baby #11 is getting ready!

Mrs. K said...

Oh that slide show was the greatest thing since being with all of you in person. Acturally I live Instagram but wish the pictures could be expanded. Love that last picture of Miss Lily, she is such a lady purse and smile and twinkle in her eye.