Monday, September 10, 2012

Show & Tell Monday {Link up Part}

I decided to join in on this new link-up party hosted by Mrs. to Mama.

You should join too!

Today's topic is all about babies!!

1. Favorite baby names? Aside from your own babies, if you have them.

My favorite boy names (other than Jonah) are Silas, Tyler, Josiah, Elias and Caleb. As you can tell I like Bible names the best.

My favorite girl names are Hailey (using this one if I ever have a girl), Paige and Laney.

2. Show your "dream" nursery.

I am not showing Jonah's nursery because, while I love(d) it for him, I have seen so many really great nurseries on pinterest lately. Here are my two favorites for boys and girls.

Love the colors which are similar to Jonah's room and the airplane theme.

Love the colors again and the vintage look.

3. How many children would you like to hav? How far apart?

Well with already having one precious little boy, we know we do want to have another child. We will be stopping at two though. I don't think I can physically or mentally handle more than that. Jonah is a great child (most of the time of course) so I know that God has a sense of humor and the next one may be all we can take. LOL! Ideally I would like them to be 2.5 to 4 years apart. I know that is a wide spectrum but basically we are ready whenever God is ready to give us another gift. :)

4. What do you think the importance of parenting is?

You mean this is supposed to have importance??!! LOL! Well I feel the most important part of parenting is to get your child to heaven. How do you do this?? I think it is done by showing how much you love and respect God and how you put him first in your life. Whether that is by praying around the dinner table and before bed, or listening to Sunday School songs and singing praises each day, or by just making sure they have a church home and go to church every week. I feel that is our calling as parents is to show the love of God to our children and speak it to them and make God a part of our everyday life.

The secon important part is to raise your child to one day leave you. They will be under your roof for a very short time in all reality and you must prepare them to be able to navigate in this world one day. Right now for me that means letting Jonah know that sometimes we have to hear the word "no" and we don't always get our way. Also that we have to be polite to get the things we want in life. By saying "please" and "thank you." We have many more lessons to go in this deptartment but that is where we are starting.

5. Favorite newborn picture.

I love these pictures that were captured by my talented cousin when Jonah was about 6 weeks old. I will cherish them forever.

6. Things you promise to never do as a parent (and if you are a parent, did you stick to it?)

Michael and I always said (pre-child) that we would never be one of "those" parents that has their child out at Wal-Mart at 10:00 at night just shoppping while the child obviously looks tired and cranky. You would not believe how many people like that we used to see before we had Jonah. It was crazy!! And we have never had any reason to have him out and about that late at night. Usually we are in bed at 10:00!! LOL!

This was fun! Looking forward to next weeks link-up!


  1. Hailey is such a pretty name! One of my former students had that name and she was such a sweetheart!

  2. OHMIGOODNESS! after reading yours I am super embarrassed that I did not say raising my babies to get to Heaven!
    Beautiful post!

  3. Great post!! Pretty names and awesome nurseries.
    I LOVE that newborn picture of Jonah!! SO beautiful!!


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