Tuesday, May 8, 2012

final home stretch...

last week was the beginning of the end...  i completed some of my last official "teaching" days before the baby comes and i embraced the home life.  it was seemingly surreal to finish up work indefinitely, but i have been amazed at the ways the lord has prepared my heart for this transition.  it has been incredible to feel such peace and comfort in the shift of desires within my life.  i have always loved teaching with such a passion and have felt called to these children in so many ways.  when finding out that we were going to be blessed with a baby, god began a beautiful work within my heart for a new season of life.  
when i arrived home from work on my last day, there was a package at my door from our dear neighbor.  this is what was inside:
the following morning, i had the royal treatment from my sweet husband- breakfast in bed
to celebrate my "freedom," drew took me to one of my favorite restaurants in roswell, ga:
since being home, i have been able to get lots of well needed rest, quality baby preparation time, and sweet moments with drew as we soak in our last weeks together just the two of us.
within the quality baby preparation time, my parents came up for an all day event to help us on the house on projects like installing a window unit (the nursery seems to get a little too warm at times), installing carbon monoxide and fire alarms (since we are about to be responsible for another life form- total adulthood), repairing a bathroom, getting rid of 7 huge trash bags of clothes for goodwill, and so much more.  we are so thankful for our families and the ways that they love and care for us.
also, on friday, huge success- my friend mandy and i went on a scouting event and found baby fisher's coming home outfit! ahhh!  so exciting!  the nursery finally feels complete, we installed the car seat in the car, set up the pack n play bassinet, and we are knocking things out left and right.
it has also been so great to begin reading pregnancy books (haha, im a little late on getting started, but better late than never) and baby sleeping books.  i cannot believe that in a matter of days or weeks, we will meet our baby.  life is so full and we could not be more thankful.


  1. SO stinkin excited for you guys!! i cant wait for him to get here!

  2. Allison-
    I have so enjoyed reading your blog. I feel like we were meant to be friends...this post was just so sweet. After two years of teaching, I am home now with both of my babies, and there is no greater job in the world...no job more fulfilling...no harder job...and no job that better reminds you of your need for Jesus.

    I'll be thinking about you!
    Laurie Beth

    P.S. The nursery is AMAZING.