Thursday, December 23, 2010

Holiday Cheer!

I have been praying for many things lately. 
I try to fill my head with praying instead of worrying.
What a challenge!
But it gets easier everyday.
So my latest prayer has been for a real crib.
When Brooke was in my belly, I decided I was not going to buy a real crib because we had no idea where we were going to be stationed or living.
She was so tiny that it worked really well and we never had a problem.
Brayden came along.
four letters.
He broke the pack n play after 3 months of use because he was so big.
I had to get the pad replaced because he bent it.
Well fast forward to my huge one year old.
He bent the boards again.
I took him out and tried putting him into the toddler bed.
He was not ready.
Brooke was independent and LOVED being in a big girl bed.
Brayden is a cuddlebug who still acts like he is 6 months old.
So my prayer for a real crib began.

The Lord has provided EVERYTHING I have needed for the kids so far so I knew beyond a doubt a crib would be in my house.
Oh and I prayed I would have the crib before Christmas.
Well, Today my answer to prayer came. 
A wonderful Christmas present came in the mail allowing me to go on Craigslist and buy this wonderful crib for $60!!!!

 It is solid wood and only had a few scratches. Its converts into 4 things and had all the parts.
The adorable bedding is bedding that I bought long ago and have waited to use on a real crib. I used the pads and blanket on the toddler bed but now I can use every part! 
He was so excited when he saw it all put together. He wanted to get in right away and proceeded to squeal in delight.
Right now he is in bed singing himself to sleep.
(A sure sign he is content and happy)
Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!
We have plans to eat a picnic on the beach, make gingerbread cookies, have a sleepover and skype family.
Blog to ya'll later!


~ Tandis ~ said...

Sleep in heavenly peace :)

I am sooooooooo happy for you.

What a unique way to celebrate Christmas. A picnic on the beach sounds amazing!!!! Merry Christmas to your whole family.

angelakay said...

yay! God is so good!!
love the pics! Bubs looks like he is LOVING that new crib!!!
enjoy your Christmas!! :]

MommaMindy said...

Praising the Lord for answered prayer. It brings back such precious memories of my early years of marriage and finding out how much the Lord cares about our every need. Love you all!

beccarankin said...

That is so special. I love answered prayers! It looks almost exactly like my crib. Glad you have someplace safe to put your little tank. Don't you just love looking at them in the crib? I don't know what it is, but they look so precious. Maybe it is because they are all caged up safely and you know they can't get out.

jess said...

Awwwe. So happy for you. Believe it or not, we needed a crib too! HA! I just found one at the thrift store for $75 and it's gorgeous! I'll post pictures one of these days. Jared and I are needing to replace quite a bit after 8 children and wear and tear. The Lord is so good in going above and beyond isn't He?

Kayce said...

It's a sleigh bed style crib! How fitting!

Merry Christmas! I hope your picnic was perfect!