Sunday, August 15, 2010

Let the waiting begin...

As of today, we officially have 2 weeks until our "due date"! 14 days... 336 hours... Not that I'm counting! I have had a very easy pregnancy (as far as I can compare with the other stories you hear and read about) but the days are getting much longer and more tiring and my poor ankles (cankles) and feet are getting much larger!

The nursery is totally done and the bags are packed (for me, daddy, Baby, and Beau)... the call lists have been figured out and printed, forms have been filled out and turned in, my school work is quickly becoming complete... what else is there to do but wait?

Everyone tells us to enjoy these last few weeks because life will never be the same. We are enjoying our last few weeks as a family of 3 but we have been looking forward to being a family of 4 for so long...

Everyone also tells me to sleep now, while I can... sleeping doesn't come easy these days but I'm trying to pack it all in (although I know it won't actually help once our little bambino gets here).

And everyone has an opinion... we're having a girl... no, we're having a boy... I'm going to deliver early... just kidding, I'm going to be late... The speculation can be amusing but really - does it matter? Our baby will be here when he or she decides to get here... I'm just hoping without having to induce.

So, the waiting begins... or should I say, the waiting continues...

Small Group Shower

We had a great time at the shower for Baby J that was hosted by our wonderful small group! We have been so blessed to get to know these couples and "do life" with them for nearly 2 years now! They have become family to us and I don't know what we would do without their love and support! We have celebrated life's highs and consoled each other through some lows. We have prayed together and played together and Jason and I have loved every minute of it all! Thank you doesn't seem to do justice to just how truly grateful we feel for all that each of you do for us and Baby J! You are all precious friends and we are so thankful that each of you will play a part in our child's life!

Our shower was perfect and we are now as ready as we'll ever be to meet our little blessing! Thank you so much! We love you all!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

How Sweet It Is!

How sweet it is to be loved by ALL of you!!! Two of my dearest friends threw me (and Baby) and shower "just for the girls"! It was wonderful! We had a great time talking and eating and more eating and talking! It was a lot of fun! Here are a few pictures...
The hostesses with the mostest! Thank you Becky and Tracey! It was so much fun... and yummy!So glad the Leslie girls were there! Is it really a party without you? I didn't think so! Teacher of the Year! Where would I be without your gentle (and accurate) guidance and wisdom! From the beginning... God knew the plan and I'm so thankful it included the two of you! It was a surprise to see Miss Kaci! And I'm so glad she was able to be there for her cousin's shower!Even Miss Olivia gave Baby a "happy"! Baby J cannot wait to meet you!!! I was just a teeny bit excited about this! I LOVE this diaper bag! Thanks Leslies! You know me so well!Somehow I didn't get a picture with our cousin, Andrea... but she has already begun to spoil Baby J rotten! Now, I am so super glad we get to return the favor and spoil sweet baby BROOKS!!! I cannot wait!A fun box... just the right size for Miss Kaci! (see... everyone had a great time!)How precious is this?! Becky's mom is so super talented that she made these cupcakes for the shower! Perfect... even down to the itty bitty toes and bottle! So special... I loved them!
Thank you all for a fun afternoon! It was a great time and I know I have said it before but I really cannot wait for Baby J to meet all of you! You mean the world to me and I love you all dearly!

Poured down like rain!

God's word says in Deuteronomy 28:2, "All these blessings will come upon you and accompany you if you obey the Lord your God." Blessings certainly poured down like rain during our shower at Jason's offifce. We are both so thankful to work with people that love the Lord and that love us... Thank you to everyone who helped make this day so special and memorable for us! It was just perfect in every way!
And a special thank you to Mrs. Alley... the "Martha" behind it all and Roger... Jason couldn't ask for a better boss! You are wonderful and we appreciate you more than you know!
Now we are looking forward to introducing Baby to this part of our family!