Wednesday, March 3, 2010

To wait, or not to wait....

We have about 3 weeks until the BIG ultrasound. The one where we find out if I should get out all of the pink clothes, or the blue ones. The one where we make my oldest daughter very happy, or convince her another brother will be oh so fun. With our first three kiddos, we made finding out pink or blue a surprise till the very end. It was wonderful! The suspense, the anticipation, the driving people crazy because we didn't find out. It was so amazing laying on the table and waiting for the doctor to tell me who that new little cry belonged to.
But.. this time.. we aren't so sure we can wait. I feel the need to be prepared this time for everything. I want to prepare the kids so they feel more involved.
But... this is my last one. Can't I wait and be surprised just one more time? That feeling of not knowing is so wonderful and yet drives me nuts. Ugh....

So, I would like to know what you all think. Did you find out? Did you wait? What was the best part about it? I think we know what we will do, but it's nice to hear what others think too =)

Friday, February 26, 2010

A reason to smile...

So I have to whine a little.

I have been sick for what seems to me to be forever. First it was the morning sickness, then a bad cold, then Strep, and now I am back to the cold. I am so sick of being sick! I guess my husband felt bad for me.....

....or he is just tired of the whining.

Either way they are pretty, and they made me feel better today.

What a good guy I have. I truly don't deserve him.

Praying for better days ahead.

Thursday, January 21, 2010


Tomorrow at 8:30am my sister's life could change forever. She will be having an IUI. Intro Utero Insemination. The details are fuzzy and not really necessary, but it seems the doctors think the timing for her body is just right. Please help me to pray friends for a successful procedure. They have been trying for so long to get pregnant and have just about given up all hope. Pray that God will use this to strengthen their faith, and that if it is His will, a baby would be made!
I am very excited and can't wait to find out!
More details soon I hope!


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

It wasn't a mistake....

I have had something on my heart lately. I guess more like someone. I have been studying Mary during this Christmas season, and the birth of Christ. I have always thought of the story of Jesus birth as a wonderfully romantic story with babies and love and mushy stuff. As I study more, I have come to find it wasn't, not even a little. It seems we have made it out to be that Mary became pregnant and they all celebrated. Mary and Joseph rode for miles and miles on a very comfortable donkey to a warm comfy stable where she had baby Jesus and placed in him the manger. It was.. except, Mary became pregnant and wasn't married. Not good. She rode on a donkey very pregnant for miles and miles... and miles. Not so good. And then, she gave birth... ya know without and epidural and all! In a cold stable... with cows and sheep. Very not good. It wasn't soft and fuzzy. It was long, and hard and cold.

Mary was about 12 years old when she was told by an Angel that she would become pregnant and give birth to a son.

Luke 1 31-33

You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end.

Seriously? Can you even imagine what that must have been like? Can you imagine being that young, and an angel comes to you and tells you are pregnant and would soon deliver the Christ Child? Um... really? Not only was she young, she was to be married, and she had never been with a man. We all know how babies are made, and... well... you have to be with a man.

Luke 1:34-38

"How will this be," Mary asked the angel, "since I am a virgin?"

The angel answered, "The holy spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be barren is in her sixth month. For nothing is impossible with God."

"I am the Lord's servant," Mary answered. "May it be to me as you have said." Then the angel left her.

Yeah, that is totally what I would have said too, and then I would have said "HUH?" "I am going to do what? I am a young girl, I am going to be married! I will disgrace my family, and Joseph's family! I could be stoned to death or exiled! Do you know what this do to me!? I am busy, I don't have time or money to have a baby! Have you looked around? Why don't you bring the Son of God to us through somebody else please!?

But, not Mary. She just simply said... okay. "May it be to me as you have said."

What an amazing response from a amazing, humble woman of faith.

I want to have Mary's faith. I want to have the kind that when pushed by God , I simply say, "okay." There are so many times in our lives when we say, "not now God, there is too much going on." Maybe later when things are easier. I think you might have the wrong person for this job. Ask someone wiser and stronger. I can't do this, I really can't"

God knew exactly who he wanted to give birth to Jesus. He hand picked her, just like he hand picks us. Everyday we are chosen to do things, will we be like Mary? What is it that God is asking you to do? It could be calling you to change, or to move, or to act.

I am so thankful for Mary and her amazing example of faith, even when it seems impossible.
Merry Christmas!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


My boys had a great time blowing bubbles outside today. Jacob is the bubble blower and Caleb catches them. They are just so cute!

Caleb says, "come here little fella!"

Shelby got in on some of the action too!

It has been so beautiful here the past few days,
so we are trying to take advantage of this weather.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Pumpkin Carving!

A few pictures from Halloween. I know, I am a little behind. What can I say? We just been having too much fun!

Monday, August 31, 2009


Today Jacob started his first day of preschool! A few tears were shed, and yes they were mostly mine. He did great and can't wait to go back tomorrow.

I seriously can't believe that he is in preschool. It was just yesterday he was my little guy, watching Madison go off to her first day of school. He was so little. Is it really his turn already? Am I really old enough to have two kids in school? (That is what this is really all about! :))

He is my handsome little man, and I couldn't be more excited for him to start this journey. He is going to be great!

I love you buddy!!