Saturday, January 29, 2011

17 week photo

Can't believe that I am almost halfway through!!!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Sunny Day..

A brillant, sunny day is a God-send during the long ,cold month of January. We have had 2 of these in a row! Iowa is notorious for its gloomy, grey skies all winter and I am always so thrilled to see the sun!!!

We have been housebound, not wanting to venture out too much in the cold, working on school and household projects. Sometimes we do go "stir-crazy" and a trip into the city always alleviates the need to be out.

My pregnancy is going well. We heard the hb again at the last appt and will get an ultrasound on February 9th. We are hoping to find out what we are having.... I am thinking boy!

The girls and I are reading through the Bible together and just finished Deuteronomy. Jesse received the Word of Promise Audio Bible for Christmas and has been enjoying listening to it on the way to and from work. He has a 35 mile commute, one way. We have been able to listen to it at home a bit and have enjoyed the different actors, music and special sounds. It really brings the Bible to life.

Jesse has started a new position at work and doesn't have to work out in the elements, anymore. That has been a blessing. He is still working a swing-shift, so same basic schedule, just a different shift.

That is a small update for now!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Since the trip, I have just not been able to get back to feeling normal. Today I am dragging, barely making it around. I hope that whatever this is will pack up its bags and leave....I am tired of icky.

We are trying to get back into the routine of school, chores, etc....this illness is making it very tricky. (try at poetry)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Home, Sweet home..

Can you guess where we went? ps. the only state in the union w/o snow at that time:)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Gone for a bit....

Taking a little trip with the gang, just a wander before dh starts a new position (in the same company). Had a pretty good 3 days of school...hate to break the rhythm, but a trip is always so good for our family. A chance to really talk, stuck in the car for hours, I always get to know my kids a little bit better. It is educational, too...see other parts of the country and lots of different people. I know people in this town, who have only been 40 miles away...home is good, but away is good, too and you always appreciate home more. Our family has always loved to travel, Jesse and I have taken too many roadtrips to number in our 20 years together. We have seen many states, although we have never taken an international trip with the kids. Jesse has been to Mexico and we both have been to Canada. So Au Revoir!!! Home soon!!!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Have you noticed my ticker?

Jesse and I are so thrilled about this new life that the Lord has created. I never would have imagined, years ago, that at the age of 41 I would be newly pregnant. I am overflowing with thankfulness and praise. We saw the little bean via ultrasound at 11.5 weeks and he/she is very wiggly and active. I have had minimal morning sickness, which is a tremendous blessing.

Last July, when I was in a hospital bed, recovering from an infection after losing a baby, I strongly felt a message from God that I would be rejoicing at the same time the next year. ... and yes...we are due in July!!!

ps. Thomas has dubbed the baby "Chico", so that is what we are calling him/her right now, lol.