Thursday, January 15, 2009

Sarah Elizabeth "Sarah Beth" Lofton

Well, I think we are pretty settled on the name for our sweet baby girl that is on the way. We will call her Sarah Beth. We wanted to use a Bible name as we have for Andrew and Benjamin "Ben" and I wanted her to have my middle name which is Elizabeth. I also wanted a double name...thus Sarah Beth. The boys are already wanting to pick out things for Sarah Beth...Ben says her name so sweet...kinda like Serda Beff....

We really hope to get new furniture for the boys room since they will soon have to share a room until we can hopefully build on to the house! Everything is just questionable in the economy right now and I hate to spend any of our savings until we know how things are gonna go...We'll just have to see :)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Trip to the Mountains

The day after Christmas, we loaded the boys and headed for the mountains. Roger was going to be off the majority of the next week anyway, so we decided we needed to just get away. We left at 4:30 that morning. We really took our time on the trip up...we stopped at a few stores so that I could check out the after-Christmas sales. I didn't find much at all.
Mama and Daddy have a week at a timeshare between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg...that was our home for the week. It has an indoor waterpark (but it was still too cold for us) and an outdoor playground. The cabins are very nice with full bathrooms and a kitchen. I did cook a good bit while we were there...we were really trying not to spend a lot...and eating out can add up quick. Mama & Daddy had some free tickets to play mini golf...that was fun...
I was able to find Dollywood tickets online. We ended up turning them into season passes since we plan to go there again to vacation in the summer. We'll have an additional passenger for that trip :)
I have tons more pictures but this is taking a while to upload images for some reason today. We stayed until the day after New Years and then headed home. It was a great trip! I really enjoyed spending time with my family away from the normal routine! So our next big thing will be the arrival of _________ ___________...I'll have to tell you what name we've picked for Baby Girl Lofton???????

Friday, January 9, 2009

Christmas 2008

Our God is truly a wonderful Saviour!! We were so blessed this Christmas! I realize that many families had to cut back on Christmas this year...we did too to some extent...but we certainly did not go without! Andrew and Ben received more presents than they knew what to do fact, I've put some of them in the top of the closet and when they get bored with their current toys, I'll get a new one down and they will be so excited! I did this last year and it really worked out good!!

Christmas morning, I of course was the first up...I didn't have to call Andrew and Ben very much before they came a running! Roger was a little tougher but he wasn't far behind them. We had prayer first and discussed the true meaning of the season...Jesus Christ. We then let them start opening gifts...they made a huge mess....

Roger bought me some very special gifts...the most special being a charm to add to my necklace...I have a necklace that has the little boys with their birthstones...he bought me a little girl with the April birthstone to add to it...I have to say I cried a few tears...he said he bought it before we even had the ultrasound...I guess he just had a feeling that we were having a girl! It was priceless!!

We then headed to Mama's where she had breakfast casserole ready for us to eat. We ate and then once again had prayer...this time Andrew prayed. It was the sweetest prayer I have ever heard him say. I wish I had videoed it...he prayed for the lost that they would receive salvation, he prayed for the kids who did not have toys for Christmas...he even prayed for the soldier's families who were away during the holidays. There wasn't a dry adult eye in the room. It was very special!!

We all had tons of gifts to was very fun! We then headed home to take down the tree and pack...we were headed to the mountains!! I'll tell you about our trip in my next post!!