Wednesday, September 17, 2008

House and Babies

So I was informed today that my blog hasn’t been updated since January! I know I am horrible at blogging!! But for those of you that know me, know I’m not the most organized person and am not that great at stuff like this. I am much better at updating my Facebook! So here is my blog update! ;)

Life has been a whirl wind lately. This summer we decided to sell our 100 acre woods and build a house near my in-laws. They have 240 acres west of Fanshawe. So we started the process of picking out a house and floor plan. What a journey that has been!! But it is now complete and we are waiting for the concrete work to start. They were supposed to start several weeks ago, but the rain has kept them from it. Word is that Friday they are going to do the piering, hopefully next week the footings and then the slab. We are praying that God will keep the rain away, so we can get this going.

We have until the end of January living here. Then we are hoping the guy that bought our place will let us rent it from him until our house is done!

In the middle of all of those decisions we found out that we are expecting again! Yes! Number three! We will have 3 children under fouR! How exciting is life going to be at our house?! So we are just praying at this point that we can get the house done in time for this new arrival. I am due April 4th, but will probably do the c-section the end of March. At least doing c-sections we can make sure we aren’t in the middle of moving in when I go into labor… we can kind of plan things. I say that, but it seems like recently anytime I plan anything, God smiles at me and says…. “I am in control, not you” and my plans, of course, don’t work out. So I guess I won’t worry about planning and just put MY schedule aside and let Him work… ‘cause He normally doesn’t like what I plan anyways.

Okay, I’m going to attach a few pictures on here and then get the girls down for their naps. I will try to do better at updating… or at least try to update before our kids are all grown, but you might have to remind me! ;)

Keep in touch and keep us in your prayers!

THESE PICTURES WERE TAKEN ABOUT A WEEK AGO WHEN THE GIRLS WERE PLAYING DRESS UP.

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Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Starting a new year!!

Well, it's been a good and rough few weeks. The week before Christmas we said good-bye to Doug's grandpa. We all got to be with him when he went to be with Jesus, which was something very special. It has been hard, but we know that he is in a better place and much happier there!!


We went to my parent's house that weekend and celebrated Christmas with them. Granny and Gramps bought Caitlyn and Calyssa a "big kitchen" which they already delivered to us and some other awesome presents from them, Uncle Logan, and Uncle Chris, Aunt Lindsey, and cousins Connor and Ryan. I ended up sick (suprise, suprise) and by Saturday night I had completely lost my voice. Sunday morning, I woke up with still no voice and Caitlyn was running a fever. We left Weatherford shortly after lunch and headed home. Monday morning (still voiceless), Caitlyn and I went to the doctor -diagnosis: strep throat. Caitlyn never got too sick which we are so grateful for.

Christmas day we opened presents and then after naptime went out to Doug's parent's house and let the girls ride their new jeep. They had a great time. We opened presents with Granny, Pawpaw, Uncle Jeremie, and Aunt Andrea. They got some great gifts!






On Saturday and Sunday we went back over to Granny and Pawpaw's house and got to see all of our extended family and open gifts with them. Caitlyn loved playing with her cousin Caleb.


Today is New Years and we have had a great day. Doug's parent's brought over the 4-wheeler that was Doug's grandpa's. It was SO cold, but Caitlyn wanted to go for a ride, so I bundled her up and we rode around for a few minutes. I was freezing and she didn't even want to get off. But since "I'm the boss" we came inside!! Other than that we have just spent the day being lazy and playing with the girls. We hope you all have a wonderful New Year or "Merry New Day" in Caitlyn's words - too cute!!