Monday, November 20, 2006

The last few days

We have had a lot going on. Last Thursday at school, Claire had her Thanksgiving program. It was so cute. She was one of the Indian girls. Of course, the camera battery was dead and Luke keeps taking the other batteries out of the charger. Quite frustrating! So we didn't get any pictures. Then we stayed and ate lunch with her and Jordan for the Thanksgiving dinner. It was surprisingly good for school food. Of course, pretty much any food is good to me at this point. I get hungry about every hour and a half these days. And I mean really hungry where my stomach growls. So crazy the things your body does when you are pregnant.

I am 10 weeks now. The baby is about an inch long from head to bottom. All the organs have formed and begun working. Hopefully when I go to the doctor on the 28th I will hear the heartbeat. I am always a little anxious till then, although I have been so sick that I know everything is okay. They say the sicker you are the healthier your baby is.

I am really looking forward to Thanksgiving this year. The older I get, the more I enjoy being around my family. It is so comforting to me. My family is crazy, but they are mine and I wouldn't trade them for anything. Christmas, on the other hand, is turning my kids into greedy little monsters. I am all for not exchanging presents with anyone this year and just being together like T'giving. I just want them to understand that the world is not all about them and I want to teach them how to be givers. Right now they love to be getters. I know that will come with time, but it still bothers me.

I hope everyone has a great holiday!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

I know, I know...

It has been forever since I posted anything. I have actually been feeling A LOT better, that is until today. Today has not been good. It all started with breakfast, but I will spare you the details. I just wanted to let everyone know that I am still here, even if it is just on the couch.

Also, please pray for my family right now. I think this is taking its toll on them. I haven't been able to do any of the things I usually do, and it is really been hard. I know the kids are getting frustrated. Hopefully, I will only have about three more weeks of this, but you never know.

I hope everyone has a good week. Hopefully I will be able to post more later.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Sleepy boy...

This is what happens when you get up at 4:48 a.m.

I tried to put him down for a nap, but he just cried and cried. So, I decided to let him watch a show for a few minutes while I finished up some things, and he got really quiet. I guess he really was tired.

Halloween pictures

Here are some pictures from Halloween. Claire was Jasmine from Aladdin, Luke was Winnie the Pooh, and Jordan was Spider Man. Luke only lasted about ten minutes in his costume, but as least I got a picture! Anyway, our Sunday school class had a big party in our brand new gym. It was so much fun. We are so blessed at our church to have this new facility. I pray we will use all of our building to reach out to our community. Enjoy the pictures!

Jasmine, Pooh, and Spider Man

Luke and Cooper

Our class families (and everyone wasn't there!)

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Time flies...

Eleven years ago today I walked into the student center at Lipscomb University and met the man of my dreams. I didn't know it at the time, but God led me into that building saying, "Hold on, I am about to change your life." It has been a crazy eleven years, but I wouldn't change anything. There have been good times and bad times, but all those times are what made Stephen and me into the people we are today. We couldn't be more blessed and I can't wait to see what the next few decades bring us. I love you honey. Thank you for the most amazing time of my life.