Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Wonderful Wednesday!

I must say that I am excited as Thanksgiving holidays get closer and closer. I have so much to be thankful for...I have to be sure that I am excited about the true meaning of this holiday and not just that I get a week off of work!! God is such a wonderful Saviour! He has blessed me beyond what I could imagine or deserve!

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 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 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

November Check-Up on Baby #3

Whew! We've been busy! Monday I went for my check-up with Dr. Mills. He said everything looked good. We listened to the heartbeat, this time he only had to use a regular stethoscope. As he listened, the baby kicked making a thumping noise...I couldn't actually feel it but it was very sweet to hear. I have began feeling the butterflies as most call it...the first feelings of movement from the baby. It is the sweetest feeling!! I guess when it was kicking at the doctor's office, they weren't hard kicks...

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 :)

God Bless!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

My Little Handsome Ring Bearer

Ben was in a wedding this summer and was the ringbearer...he is so handsome...alot like his daddy :) Here are some pictures! I have some more that he took with Roger but they are on the laptop and I've not had a chance to download them...hopefully I can post those soon!

Ben (You handsome lil man)

Andrew & Ben (aren't they both adorable)

Ben & Me

Old Fashioned Fall Festival - What a Blast to the Past!

This weekend was great! On Saturday, our church hosted an Old Fashioned Fall Festival. Most of us dressed like "Little House on the Prairie". Ben wore a pair of overalls that were a size too small...he truly looked like a little boy that had received some hand-me-downs...high risers! Andrew did not have a pair of overalls so he wore some older jeans with a plaid shirt. Ms. Judie, a lady in our church, made me a skirt and apron...that looked very old fashioned...Roger said it looked like I was wearing a curtain :)

Here is a family photo...

Roger and the boys enjoyed the outdoor games...I did the popcorn relay but I was afraid to do the sack races and three legged races...I didn't want to fall being pregnant and all :) One of the funniest things had to be the pie eating contest. It was full of jello and cool Daddy was so funny...he said it kept getting up his nose. Here's a picture...
We had games galore for the kids inside. Here is my brother, Nathan and his son, Lane. They were fishing for a prize!

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 ;)