It's by time we introduce our beautiful daughter to the world.
Miss Elizabeth Clara Honsvick
(aka. Lizzy or Liza depending who you ask ; )
Born December 1st, 7:33pm weighing 8.5
She was and is absolutely perfect!
So get ready for a overload of pictures to come. They have been long overdue!
Two Weeks! Well technically one week and five days until my due date, but who is counting. I can't believe that we will soon have a baby girl in our arms. Time has gone by so fast! I simply can't wait to meet this little munchkin. I am not sure who is more excited, me, Emma, or Jake. Any time Emma sees something for the baby, she get super excited and exclaims "for baby sister! I have to admit that I have been nesting like crazy. But everything is just about ready. Now it is just the waiting game. Oh, if only I can learn patience hahaha! To celebrate the baby coming, we decided to have a mini photo shoot. I love that my husband is so talented and was able to take the pictures for us. Can I just say that i love my little family! They just make me so happy. Baby girl, please come soon! Your little family is so excited for you!
November is here and it is the time of year that everyone recalls all that they are thankful for. The past few months have been so busy getting ready for our baby girl, that sadly I have focused more on what projects need to get done and less on the amazing tender mercies that I see every day in my life. I have so much to be grateful for its crazy. So today I decided instead of figuring out what project to work on next, I decided to take some time to write about a few things that I am thankful for.
1. I am thankful for a healthy baby girl that will be in my arms soon.
A lot of people know, but most do not, I had some minor complications early on in my pregnancy. Almost as soon as I found out that I was pregnant I felt uneasy. Like I was waiting for a ticking time bomb or something. I just felt that something bad was going to happen. I remember going to my husband near tears, I was so worried, and nothing had even happen yet. Anyways, after talking about it I ask for a Priesthood blessing. It is such an amazing blessing to be married to an amazing husband who holds the Priesthood! In the blessing, he talked about how there would be trials in this pregnancy but it will turn out alright in the end. I felt a little better and went on with my daily life. My life at that time was anything but calm. Haha! I was planning a baby shower, choreographing a dance for a church activity and performing in it, and choreographing for a youth dance festival, just to name a few things. Well my luck caught up to me. And not only was I starting to cramp, but I was starting to bleed a little. I was promptly put on what I like to call "house arrest" and was told I couldn't lift Emma. Luckily for me I had amazing support of family and friends. They all helped me so much in taking care of Emma. Two weeks later I was finally told I could go back to light activities, but that I would have to take it easy. Easier said then done lol! But my complications slowly went away and I am feeling great. Not only that, but the baby is healthy and loves to move around and dance inside me to prove it. I am so thankful that nothing worse came out of this experience! It made me become so much more thankful for a healthy body and a healthy pregnancy! Now I only have to wait a couple more weeks until I meet this little munchkin, and I can hardly wait.
2. I am thankful for a wonderful, loving, and supportive husband.
I really can't say enough about Jake. He really is my my best friend! I just love him. He makes me laugh when I am feeling down. He talks me out of working my self to death and stressing about things that don't matter. Recently his favorite thing to tell me is to not worry about all the projects I want to get done, but to just worry about growing a baby. It is so nice to know that our little family comes first to him. We are perfect for each other. Everyday I am thankful that I said "yes" to him. Life would be so boring with out Jake around. As everyone in my ward now knows, he is perfect! At least to me :)
3. I am thankful for our cute new home.
This past September we moved. We said goodbye to our friends and our little apartment and moved into a new town where Jake works and found a little duplex to rent. And can I just say, I love it here. Our place is so much bigger then our last, and we have a backyard! I think that the backyard is
my Emma's favorite thing. Not only is it nicer then our last place, but it feels like home. We have met so many amazing people here! I just love where I am at. Good friends, a good home, close to Jakes work, what more can a girl ask for.
4. I am thankful for Fall
Fall is my absolute favorite season! The trees change colors, Air turns a little cooler. Scarfs get to become a staple in my closet again. Pumpkins and apples are everywhere. And the world is just beautiful. I love finding trees that are turing bright orange, pink, yellow, and red all at once. They are my favorite. Emma is starting to become more and more excited about fall as well. Whenever we are out it is her goal to find pink trees. It makes me so happy when I see her get so excited over a fall tree.
5. I am thankful for Emma
My little Miss Emma makes me so happy! I am so thankful that I get to spend everyday with her. I get to watch her learn her learn and grow everyday. She is so stinking funny too that there is never a dull moment. She gives the best hugs and kisses and is such a good little helper. I tell her almost daily to never grow up and change. Sadly she never listens. But that is okay, because each day is more fun then the last. And I am so glad that I am the one who gets to be her Mom.
I could go on and on with all that I am thankful for; family, friends, the Gosple, FHE, listening to Emma say prayers, dancing, singing, our little piano, food to eat, warm clothes, gifts that we have received, peaceful music, talents that I have been given, knowing that my family is forever, watching Emma play with her little friends, hearing Emma laugh, a husband who can build and fix pretty much anything.... like I said I could go on and on. All I know is that I am just so thankful for that life that I have. I wouldn't trade it for anything!
And the baby is a GIRL! Last week I went to the doctors for my ultrasound appointment. This has to be be my absolute favorite doctor appointments that I have to go to. I have been counting down for this day for weeks! It was so fun seeing our little munchkin moving around, kicking, and wiggling her fingers. Jake wasn't able to be there which was a bummer (hopefully we will have more exciting news soon!). So I had the technician write if it was a boy or a girl on one of the pictures so that we could find out together. I must admit this whole time we had been thinking that we were going to have a little boy. This pregnancy has been different then with Emma's, so when we opened up the envelope we were shocked and excited to find out it was a girl. I can hardly wait! I get to have another amazing little girl to play with all the time. Emma is going to think we gave her a life size doll to dress up lol! This little munchkin of ours doesn't know it yet, but she is going to have the best big sister ever! Emma is slowly, I think, starting to realize that she is going to be a big sister. At least she loves to poke my belly and laughs when I say there is a baby in there. Of course she could just think that her Mom is one silly goose for saying there is something growing in her tummy hahahah. We can hardly wait to meet this little girl of ours. Now the fun begins as we try to think of what to name her. Luckily we can agree on girl names a lot easier then boy. So far we love the names Elizabeth, Bailee, and Abigail just to name a few. We actually have a list of like ten names that we really like but nothing for sure. It will be fun to see what name wins out. So if you have any other amazing girl names feel free to throw them out there. Emma had so much fun taking these gender reveal photos. She kept asking "again please" What little girl wouldn't love to dance around in falling balloons and petals. Luckily for us we had an amazing friend come and take some photos for us so that Emma could play in the balloons a couple of times. Meredith you are the best!
Emma is sick. It is so sad to see her so quiet and still. She seems to be filling a little better today, but we are still filling our day with lots of cuddles, stories, and her favorite shows. Is it bad that I am secretly enjoying all this cuddle time. I am soaking it up while it lasts. On another note, I was looking through my photos and realized there are a ton of recipes that I never shared with you. It would be wrong for me not share all the goodness, the food was that good! So to start off this food fest, I give you my new favorite cinnamon rolls.
Caramel Apple Cinnamon RollsI found this recipe while I was looking through Pinterest. It was super easy to make and so delicious. They were gone within a day of making them, they are that good! You can find the original recipe here Here is what you need: Dough:
- 1 cup milk
- 1/4 cup butter
- 3 1/2 cups flour
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 1/4 tsp yeast
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 2 tbsp cinnamon
- 6 tbsp butter soften
- 1 apple cored and finely chopped
- 1/2 cup caramel sauce (I bought whatever was cheapest at the store)
- 1/2 cup caramel sauce