Thursday, December 11, 2008
This is me, Andrew and Lane (my nephew) playing together. Roger and Ben are in the background. It was so cold especially without gloves!!
Ben was quickly shouting that he wanted to inside. Here he is shedding the gloves...he is not much on being cold...even if there is snow everywhere!!
It was fun...I just dread having to make up the missed day of school!! It was good to get to spend the day with family :)
Ben is such a cutie...He is growing up so fast. He got a VeggieTales castle that he loves playing with...it has all the little characters and he enjoys playing "house" with them. The carrot's name is actually really "Laura" and so he has given another one of the characters the name "Roger"...he has such a vivid imagination...I can't wait to see the ways that God chooses to use him! I love you "Ben, Ben"!!
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
I forgot to mention in my last update that we are scheduled for a sonogram at my next check-up on baby #3 (December 10th at 2:45). So many ask if I am going to find out the gender...I didn't with either of my first two...I am tempted with this one. We do plan for this to be my last baby...and most of you know that my desire is for a girl...Roger really wants a girl...but God knows what we NEED! If I found out in the sonogram room that it was a boy, then I may be tempted to be a little disappointed...but if I wait until the baby is born..and after laboring and waiting, they hand me a precious little boy, there is no way I could look down at his sweet face and be disappointed or say "I wish you were a little girl." That may not make a lot of sense to most of you. But it is almost like opening a Christmas present too early. Roger is up for what I want...we can find out or not...and I am so tempted...but at this point...I think we'll wait for the surprise!
Andrew and Ben continue to make us smile everyday. Ben will be four in just a little over a week...he says the cutest things. Last night he called his daddy "Baby"...Roger nearly fell out of the chair laughing...it was precious...Andrew had a little case of the stomach bug yesterday so he missed his first day of school. He had perfect attendance last year in Kindergarten and so far had not missed a day this year...another reason that we feel so blessed. The kids are rarely sick and when they are...they normally get over it pretty quickly.
I hope to do some fall cleaning next week. I really need to sell some of the boys clothes...the shed is running over with Rubbermaid boxes. I have everything that both of them have ever worn and 12 boxes takes up a lot of room. I want to keep the best things in case I do have another boy but we have got to have some room. I have no idea what we'll do with the baby's clothes...we really need another closet. I guess if the baby is a girl, Andrew and Ben will share a room. If it's a boy, then they'll probably do as they are now...one room with beds and the other room for a play room with all their toys. We have talked about adding on...we really need to...we are just kinda waiting to see what the economy and interest rate does. We only owe12 years on our house. We had thought about selling and rebuilding but it is so hard to find land around here...we'll just keep praying about it.
Well I guess I've said enough. I hope you all have a good rest of the week!
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
This weekend, Roger took us fishing. We didn't catch a thing but we had a lot of fun together as a family. We went out to the farm of Roger's boss. It was very secluded and beautiful. Andrew got the new rocket fishing rod that you actually shoot instead of cast. He loved it! So did Roger...he wasn't constantly casting for Andrew...and it is a constant thing for him...he can't leave it out there more than 10 secs. Ben played in the dirt most of the time...and followed me around the pond...I cast a few times...until the bait hung on a stick in the pond...then I was pretty much out of luck as Roger was way around the other side. Saturday night, Mama and Daddy fixed steaks for everyone. I ended up eating a bowl of cereal. The smoke smell just killed my appetite.
Yesterday we had a wonderful veteran's day program here at the school. Daddy was able to bring MaMaw and PaPaw. They seemed to enjoy it. The program was special and PaPaw even won a doorprize at the reception.
Well, I must go for now! Sorry I didn't have pictures of us fishing. I took my camera but never used it :)
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Andrew & Ben (aren't they both adorable)
Ben & Me
We had candy donated and were able to give each child probably 2 or 3 pounds of candy each...and we still have candy left. It was so much fun for everyone! My sister-in-law, Courtney, and my Mama worked very hard to make it a success...Great job ladies!!
When it was all said and done...Roger and I took our family and walked off into the sunset ;)
Monday, October 27, 2008
We had a wonderful weekend! Saturday, Roger and I took the boys to Kid's Kingdom for a picnic and playing. They absolutely loved it! Then, we went home and just relaxed, played outside and enjoyed the afternoon. I told Roger that it was so nice not to have somewhere we had to be...as we many times do on the weekends. I got my house all nice and clean and fresh smelling...I LOVE a clean house! But, as many of you know...it doesn't stay that way for long!
We had great services at church yesterday! My Dad preached an alarming message at the morning service concerning the upcoming election and the possibilities of changes for Christians if a certain individual is elected. The important thing that he emphasized is that God already knows the outcome and we have to trust in HIM to take care of things. He is still on the throne and is in control. We need to be telling others about Him as we may not have long until the Lord returns for his children! I pray that the Lord would help me to be more bold for Him! I need more faith too...cause if we worry we don't trust and if we trust we don't worry! I sometimes worry when I should be trusting!!
I am now 14 weeks and 2 days pregnant...just 26 weeks to go...I know that seems like a lot but the holidays always pass quickly and that will at least get me to the 1/2 way mark. I am still wearing my normal clothes (Thank you Lord!!) but I'm starting to see somewhat of a bulge in the midline area...besides fatigue...no complaints here. I am very anxious to feel the baby move which will hopefully be within the next month. I still remember feeling Andrew and Ben and what a blessing that it truly is to feel a miracle inside of you!!
Well, I hope all is well with everyone! Keep me posted!
Monday, October 20, 2008
Saturday, bright and early, we (Mama, the boys, & I) headed to the Wesson Flea Market. It wasn't all that impressive after going to Canton but we stayed about an hour and then headed back to work at the church...we are having revival this week at church and had to get beds and rooms ready. I ran home to take the boys to Bailey's birthday party and then Roger, the boys and I headed back to the church to help...we goofed off, rode around and then ate supper at Taco Bell (no, I didn't cook much this weekend!!).
Sunday morning I was up early cooking for dinner after church...boy did we have a spread. I made gumbo for the first time which turned out pretty good I thought. I couldn't really taste good though...I'm fighting a cold and you know being pregnant you can't take much of anything. We really had good services! We are looking forward to the Lord doing great things this week in our hearts and in our church! We surely need our fires relit!!
And then today, back to school. It is going to be an exhausting week. Don't get me wrong..I love having revival but it will definitely wear you out. I have to run to town after school today to pick up things to cook for tomorrow night...Ms. Stacy and I are cooking for the evangelists. I started laundry this morning so I guess I can finish after church tonight...you know what they say..."A man works from sun to sun but a woman's work is never done!" I do believe it!!
On a final note...no vomiting for a whole week! THANK YOU LORD!! I still have the nausea a little but NOTHING like it was! I am now 13 weeks and two days! Just 27 more weeks to go! ;)Ya'll have a great week!!