Saturday, March 28, 2009

I just don't have much to say these days

I don't know what it is; maybe it's writer's block or just plain old laziness, but I just don't feel like I have much to say on this blog these days.

There's plenty going on in our lives:

-Jack is talking up a storm and can count to 12!

-Bo will start his new position with Enterprise on Wednesday, April 1. Just kidding! No, I'm serious.

-We have started taking the Leadership Family Orientation class at church, which is basically the class you have to take to be in a leadership position at church, or just to become an "official" member. It's also very informative and the church is very open and honest with whatever questions are brought to the table. I like it.

-Jack has not watched much TV at all this week. In fact, up to this point, he has maybe watched 45 minutes all week. Until now. I am so tired, I am guilty of putting on the TV this evening. Yes, I do feel a little guilty.

-I am now 10 weeks and 2 days pregnant. Yay!

-Spring is here and I am soooooo excited!!!!

-Jack had a "sleepover" with Sam last night. It was devastatingly cute! They slept in Jack's little play tent for a while, until Jack had a nervous breakdown and wanted to move to his bed. It was very cute and very sweet that Sam (age 9) wanted to hang out with his little nephew.

I could not get them to both hold still for the life of me.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Promotion news

Bo was up for 2 more, small promotions this week, and he got one! We are excited for the change; it will be a little more money, and much better hours (8-6 M-F). He was working an erratic schedule that often included Sundays and always included at least one weekend day...and we never knew if he would be working 6-6, 9-9, or 12-12. It will be nice to have consistency and to know that Bo will always be off on Sundays.

With this comes another prayer request. This position comes with the opportunity for commission. Please pray with all your hearts that Bo would make just a ridiculous amount of commission each month, above and beyond the expected.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

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Monday, March 23, 2009

I barely hear You whisper through the rain: "I am with you."

The promotions were not in God's will for us. Neither.

Friday was a tough day: a lot of tears, a lot of begging God for answers.

He has not revealed His reasons, but He has comforted us both immensely over the last few days. It still hurts, but we are truly believing that this is what is best for us.

"I'm reaching my hand to Yours
Believing there's so much more
Knowing that all You have in store for me is good.

This is the day You have made
I will rejoice and be glad in it.
This is the day You have made
I will rejoice and be glad in it.

Oh and I won't worry about tomorrow,
I'm trusting in what You say
Today is the day."

By faith--NOT by seeing or feeling--Bo and I are believing that today IS the day the Lord has made. And we know that all He has in store for us is good.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Keeping you posted...

So....still no word on Bo's possible promotion. He had a second interview yesterday, and we are now waiting. Worshiping while we wait, but nonetheless...waiting.

Otherwise things are about the same; I had MOPS today which is always fun! Jack is doing awesome. He is so hilarious! It's definitely true that kids say the darndest things...

Monday, March 16, 2009

Blog problems

It has come to my attention over the last several weeks that my blog has been causing problems. I have been trying to figure it out and I have as yet been unable. I am thinking about importing my blog to Wordpress; I would rather not, but I don't know if I am going to have much of a choice!

Anyway, things are going well; we are very, very busy!!! Bo should find out tomorrow whether or not he gets a second interview for a HUGE promotion.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

#1 Ultrasound of #2!


Today was the first ultrasound of baby #2! It was, of course, very exciting. The coolest thing ever is that even though this baby was conceived mere weeks ago, her (I call her a girl for now until I am told otherwise haha) little heart was beating away. Coolest thing ever to see that little peanut with the flashing light of life in her chest. So cool.

The rest of the appointment also went well...there are a few concerns though. The doctor seems to think I am going to have similar issues with this pregnancy as I had when I was pregnant with Jack (PIH and IUGR). She doesn't really seem to think it's a question of "if," but "when." That was a bit discouraging, but we will just have to remain in prayer.

The other thing was that when they ran my blood work, my thyroid function came back slightly abnormal. They re-ran the test and it came back okay, but they are going to have to keep an extra close eye on it throughout the pregnancy.

Anyway, for now, everything is fine and dandy!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

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I know, I know

There haven't been very many posts lately. For some reason I just haven't had the urge to post at all. Ups and downs, you know.

We're busy, as always! Tomorrow we have our first ultrasound (8 weeks, to verify that everything is normal), so that is really exciting. We should be able to hear the baby's heartbeat!

I just read the book House; has anyone else read it? Very weird. Not sure how I feel about it. I mean the end message was good but man it was weird/freaky.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

We need YOU.

That is, we need your prayers.

Bo applied for 2 separate promotions today. Please pray that he'll get the right one! We want him to get a promotion, but we definitely want to stay in God's will.

Thanks everyone, we appreciate it so much!!!



Love,
A couple of real winners. ;)

Isn't it strange and inhuman?

Have you ever had someone look you in the eye, tell you they love you, and then stab you in the back?

Is it not the most strange, inhuman, soul-crushing, surreal experience?

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

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Home Again

Well the last week or so have certainly been an adventure.

After Jackson got sick, 9 members of my family (including myself but not including Bo) followed suit. It was a nasty bug, with vomiting and diarrhea lasting 24-36 hours, and full recovery taking up to 3 days. Not fun, especially since we were scheduled to leave for Houston last Wednesday, before Jackson or I had really fully recovered.

In fact, on the way there, Jack puked about 6 times on the plane. It was not fun.

We got back from Houston yesterday afternoon, without incident.

Now for a special announcement:

Many of you already know, but here is the official announcement: I am pregnant! YAY!

Bo and I have been praying about this for a long time. We know we want to adopt in the near future, but we also were having a desire to have another baby. We prayed that God would show us what He wanted us to do--and He did, by blessing us very quickly with this pregnancy. We are really excited!