The High King Lives

Birthdays, Blessed Moments, and Baby Updates February 11, 2015

Hello dear ones! Well, it’s been busy around the Dover household. On Feb. 9th I turned the big 30. The week before my Mom had her birthday. Though we’ve had one scare, this miracle pregnancy is going well. I’m about 32 weeks pregnant…so 5 to 8 weeks to go. Anywho, here’s a glimpse into my world, outside of crafting.


Leeland will be here before you know it. We thought he was coming early at 29 weeks. I spent seven hours in the hospital with contractions. Thankfully all is well. So when I got home I really kicked up the nesting. I washed Leeland’s clothes and cloth diapers.


Here I am at 28 weeks.


And then 31 weeks.

My labor and delivery dress came in the mail!

Last year, Mom and I had a big birthday slumber party together. The link is here:
It was crazy with costumes and karaoke. This year we kept it simple and I took her out to eat. Then we came back home for cake and Band Hero. We just got Band Hero, so we’re having fun with it.



The next weekend we celebrated my 30th birthday. Michael made supper Saturday night with a lil bit of guidance.


Sunday we had a small celebration at Sweet Frog with my closest friends.


It’s hard to believe I’ve been alive three decades!


My gal pals


My mom and stepdad


The guys watching the kids play outside.

The sweetest bunch of kids. Michael wore his nice suit for me.


On Monday (my actual birthday), my hubby woke me up with breakfast and roses. Three roses to represent him and our two boys.
Michael made me a heart card.
My Mom visited with french fries and balloons. She knows me well :). For the most part it was an uneventful day. I was dealing with pregnancy ickiness and we had school as usual. I’m not sure I feel 30 yet.

Well, here are other happenings…

Chris and Chester enjoying the recliner.


Annabelle gets a bath.

Tessa gets a shave. This took Chris hours.


Chris and Michael working on a kit.



In other news, Michael has lost two teeth…one by light saber. Michael’s buddy Liam did the honors lol. We’re waiting on one more tooth to come out. The count down to baby time is on. We’re looking forward to Valentine’s, my baby shower, and an early birthday for Michael. The baby is due a day after Michael’s birthday (April 12th)…so we are celebrating in March, Lord willing. Chris is still job hunting and we’re hoping to get good news from a recent interview. His last semester of college is keeping him busy but we’re still sticking close as a family. It’ll be nice when we can get settled.

Well, thanks for reading! God bless & remember the High King lives! ~Amber Dover


An Early My Family Rocks! Sunday: Tessa Gets a Shave August 3, 2013

In this post: Tessa, our 11 year old Sheltie mix finally gets rid of her heavy coat, dinner with friends, and an elegant yet easy hairstyle.

Hello dear ones. My posts are going to be early this week so I won’t forget lol. So I hope you’ll forgive me for so many at once. This weekend Tessa finally got groomed.

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Here she is before with all her hair. We usually take her to the groomer and it gets expensive. You can see she hasn’t had a trim in awhile. So we finally wised up and bought some clippers. It took Chris hours to shave her.

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Tessa getting a bath. She looks a lot skinnier without her hair.

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Tessa’s tail is a bit strange looking but she’s going to feel so much cooler. And now she can stay inside more.

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And the lion will lay down with the lamb….

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We had a nice Friday hanging out with our ┬ábest buddies Hannah and James. Here’s me and Hannah.

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Hannah and Olivia, her daughter.

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Chris and James

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James and Liam, their son. The sweet brave boy is recovering from getting his tonsils out.

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Michael, Liam. and Olivia ~ best buddies!

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Inside out pony tail technique/ wedding bun:

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This was so pretty. It reminds me of a hairstyle I see in the Korean dramas I watch.

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God bless & remember the High King lives! ~Amber Dover