Tell Me Something Good – The Generosity of Others

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after a disturbing and grotesque week in america with a (yet again) failed justice system, it’s time for some good and positives vibes!

my something good comes in the form of how gracious and thoughtful people have been to our unborn child. it’s pretty nuts. the amount of clothes this little one has already is astonishing and more are on the way all the way from texas (thanks danielle!) aside from our pregnancy announcement onesie, we haven’t bought any clothes for her! people have either gifted us them or have passed down their baby clothes. so many kind people that i haven’t talked to since high school or have only met once or other closer friends have been insanely generous, sometimes i get overwhelmed by their kindness. thank you all!

our bavery already has blankets to keep her warm, spoons that will eventually be flung across the room and the tiniest little shoes that she will never walk in since apparently newborns can’t walk but shoes are too cute to pass up!

clothes line up

we recently received such an unexpected and thoughtful gift from elyse! who is elyse and how do i know her? i ‘met’ her through this here blog (you’ll see her comments on basically every post, which i always appreciate). she has a fantastic blog around marriage and now i can confirm that she’s a fantastic gift giver! she’s moving to vancouver, BC because her and husband dream big and take action too. look at what she sent bavery:


umm – obviously my husband and i are all about the phrase and lifestyle of ‘dream big’ AND she gave us a perfect book ‘tiddler: the story-telling fish!’ my husband’s main keynote and training for companies currently is how to lead through storytelling so it’s literally perfect!

i just sent a text to my husband where i reprimanded us for not having the foresight to get a book from all of the 7 continents we went to last year! to be honest, i teared up a little that i truly only thought of that right this second and not back then. guess we will have to do it again…(jokes – or at least not all in 7 months again).

while technically the united states and canada share the same continent, i am proud to say this will be our first ‘international’ children’s book and i can’t get enough. there are slight variations in the english dialect and i love it! for instance, instead of the teacher in the book doing the ‘roll call’ for who is in attendance, she ‘called the register!’ thank you elyse – you absolutely brightened up our week with this unexpected and perfect gift!

even though the world can often seem like a scary place, especially for girls and women, i am getting incredibly excited to meet our little girl. i feel grateful that i get the opportunity to raise a strong, kind and smart girl, especially with the type of man that i get to call my husband. there is still goodness in the world. it is up to each of us to exemplify and then instill that from the youngest age possible and to do our part to stand for justice, kindness and good.



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  1. Elyse

    June 10, 2016 at 5:14 am

    I’m so glad you like it! When I saw the onesie and print, I just KNEW I had to get it for Bavery!

    I can’t wait to ‘meet’ Bavery! I am seriously so stoked!
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    • chelsea

      June 11, 2016 at 1:52 pm

      ahhh you are SO sweet! thank you so much again – they are all truly perfect! hard to believe i am in my 3rd trimester already ahhhhh! can’t wait to see her in that sweet little onesie!

  2. Audrey

    June 10, 2016 at 7:28 am

    Aww! Elyse definitely hit the nail of the head! Those are perfect gifts for Baby Wifestyle!! I love that! Great job, Elyse!

    I am ADDICTED to baby clothes- hahaha! I don’t know how you’ve held back from buying any!
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    • chelsea

      June 11, 2016 at 1:53 pm

      haha baby wifestyle (which she will hopefully actually embark on the ‘wife’ journey someday ahhhh so cool)! i think we have mostly held back from buying all the baby clothes because she already has SO many – i think i will start giving in as we get closer!

  3. Courtney {Alkeks Abroad}

    June 10, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    Aw how perfect is that gift! Is that her closet? It is so cute?! Our poor child has all her gifts piled up in the crib still. If you need an Aussie book I think I know someone who has the hook up… I am sad that we didn’t get books in all of the places we’ve traveled to either.

    • chelsea

      June 11, 2016 at 1:55 pm

      yes that’s her little closet (and well…the rest of her nursery is technically in the same closet) haha 🙂 at least you have a crib courtney! right now we have a pack ‘n play but need a crib probably sooner than later. thanks so much for the offer of an aussie book – you’re so kind, i’ll let you know 🙂
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