Thursday, June 30, 2011

what's in a name?

i used to watch this show on the bravo channel called "pregnant in heels." the show is about pregnancy concierge, rosie pope, and her millionaire clients. one show struck out to me in particular. a couple who was in the advertising and branding business wanted to give their baby boy a "brand" for life with his name. they even hired a focus group to decide on the name of their unborn son. i immediately thought, "these people are too crazy!". but, i did agree with one concept of their whole crazy idea of "branding" their child. a name is VERY important to a child. i mean, after all, that is the name they are going to live with, be adults like you and me with, and grow old with.

in the bible, people didn't name their children based on what was cute at the time. they named their children with meaning. asher, the 8th son of jacob, was named because his mother was happy to have another child. asher is translated to "happy" or "blessed". each of their children had meaning to their name.

i pulled some of the more popular names from, names from my friends on facebook, and some personal favorites to show the importance of the meaning of a child's name.

boys:                                                                 girls:
aiden:"little fire"                                             addison:"child of adam"

austin:"great"                                                 bailey:"baliff, steward"  

bentley:"from the bent grass field"                 *blaire:"field or plain"    

*beckham:"from the beck homestead"           brooklyn:"new york borough"  
caleb:"whole-hearted"                                   chloe:"verdant and blooming"   
cayden:"fighter"                                            hannah:"grace"           

cohen:"priest"                                               haylyn:"unique and special" 

connor:"wolf lover"                                       isabella:"God is my oath"   

cooper:"barrel maker"                                   kinsey:"king's victory"

gabriel:"God is my strength"                         molly:"of the sea or bitter"
grayson:"son of the grey-haired one"             natalie:"born on Christmas"    
jagger:"carter/peddlar"                                 *olivia/alyvia:"elf army"    
jackson/jaxon:"son of jack"                           sophia:"wisdom"

jonah:"dove"                                                 tessa:"harvester"

noah:"rest/peace"                                          tristan:"tumalt"    
zane:"God is gracious"                                  zoe/zoey:"life"                   

is your child's name on here? are you surprised by the meaning? tell me about some of the names you have either picked out or have for your children and what you were thinking when you picked them out! i would love to know!

*: this was our baby names picked out for our little ones in heaven.
**footnote: our names we have picked out now are not on this list. we are keeping these top-secret until they are ready to be revealed.**

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

baby essentials.

'tis the shop for the fall baby. i have lots of little october and november babies to shop for and all boys!! i always thought it was more fun to shop for girls, but after browsing through some of the sales for my moms-to-be and their sweet angels on the way, i have found that boys can be just as stylish as little girls. :) so, you may say that my mind has been changed about the narrow path of only having a girl.

here are some awesome deals and gadgets that i have found for the fall baby:

mamaroo bouncer
so, at $199 this is not a bargain, but it is really awesome!
it's compatible to any mp3 player and plays sounds to soothe your baby!

children's place has some awesome deals right now on fall clothes. the jeans were $5.99! the polo is $4.49 and the cute little plaid shirt is $4.99. you have two adorable outfits for your little man for under $20.

this outfit for your little prince is under $10. the shirt is $3.99 and the cute shorts are $5.99. he'll look like a little man! 

i've had more fun shopping for these little boys than i thought i would. :) 

Saturday, June 25, 2011

fast paced summers.

i am horrible at doing this blog the way i intended on doing it. i actually have been super busy this summer with my 3 jobs, my home, and my life in general.

i haven't been able to write as much, but bare with me, i will certainly try to do so more often.

weight loss has been probably at a zero since i have been running like a crazy woman throughout my life. i have had little time to focus on myself at all this summer.

so, hopefully i can do this!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

the lazy song.

i have been exhausted lately! :( i guess you could say i've been in a slump. i've not wanted to do anything at all. much like that song "the lazy song." bleh. i don't like feeling this way.