Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
So, with my added free time to my life I have been......SLEEPING! I'm not sure it it's my body has just crashed because it's been under so much stress these last few years or sweet little K is growing a ton, but I can't get enough sleep! 12 hours last night and a 2 hour nap today, life is good :) I did accomplish a large task of cleaning out the refrigerator today. I feel like it's a new fridge, it looks so good.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
This verse has been running through my mind all day today as we were able to see little Kaelber for the first time today!!!! And let me tell you, this baby could be the cutest baby ever! So the ultrasound started and immediately we could pick our baby out because little one was using my uterus as a gymnastic gym and bouncing everywich way! We were able to pick out babies fingers, toes, legs, body everything! Just to think at only 1 inch long, their body is formed. I lay ed there crying and Mike stood as if in a trance staring at the screen. He even apologised at dinner tonight for not being more in tune to me during the ultrasound because he just couldn't take his eye's off our baby. But little Kaelber is healthy, strong heartbeat and just PERFECT! Due date is still on for January 6th! We had so much fun at the doctor's office. We love our doctor. He's very personable, knowledgeable and we just felt very cared for while being there. We have 2 pictures of sweet baby and the goal was to get them on this blog, but we are running into some troubles doing that. Hopefully tomorrow!
We are just praising the Lord right now for this creation that He's creating at this very minute in me! After seeing little one, it really puts how I'm feeling into perspective. Instead of just feeling crummy, now I get to feel crummy while holding a picture of why I'm feeling crummy and how worth it it is! Goodness though, I just don't know if we can wait 6 more months! We want little Kaelber here now :) Our prayer is that the Lord will continue to grow this little one strong, healthy and beautiful!
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
This week Mike & I have been busy with our youth missions trip. This is the second year we've done it here in Bartlesville. We started Sunday night and will end tonight. We all stay at the church & in the morning head out to serve the 'Ville. I've learned a lot about myself this week... my body is not my own anymore! These overnights usually do make me tired, but this week I've experienced a tired I've never known before. So I've been sneaking away during the afternoons and getting some much needed rest. I'm trying & learning how to not feel guilty for this. I have really missed not being with the teens as much as I could. I feel guilty for not being able to help Mike out like I always have been. But, this is a new season that is uncharted territory for Mike & I. We are so excited to be having a baby, it's just already at 9 weeks and 6 days along that we learning a little on how life will be different and just learning how to go with the flow. It has been great having our teens kinda "come along" on this pregnancy thing with us. This week some of the boys have started having questions for me. My favorite was from Matthew. We were in the kitchen together, he mumbled something at me and I told him, "I didn't hear you" Matthew: "Oh never mind" Me: "No, please ask me your question" Matthew: "I just wanted to know, um..., well..., is it weird knowing your growing another human in you?" Lots of questions like that, that I just love! Oh, and the teens had a great idea (well they thought it was great at least), they think the youth group should name our baby! So they've been thinking up names all week :) How sweet are they ;) They are all going to be such great big friends to our little Kaelber!
Thursday, June 3, 2010
This marks the 5th year this group has gotten together somewhere in the country! And goodness how Mike & I always look forward to it every year. It's fun to think that the group started with 5 "human" members and has now evolved to 9 human heart beats (Counting little Kaelber of course)! I have an inkling that growth will be happening yearly for the next many years ahead :) I'll explain the weekend through pictures below:
Heather & Elaine surprised me with my first baby shower! The afternoon was spent just us girls, eating Coldstone Ice Cream, opening gifts and shopping! What a blessing to have such close friends in my life.
This was exactly what Gunner was waiting for, his little friend!
Our campsite has a fun little marina just a short walk away where we paddle boated and watch the pups swim in the freezing cold mountain water.
We just LOVE Colorado! I actually found myself a few times yelling, "I love Colorado!"
Fun times hanging out at the campsite.
So funny! Can you see Trig swimming away? Well this pic was snapped after he tried climbing onto their boat. Poor guy hung on for a few minutes to their boat desperately wanting to go with them before he heard me calling him back to shore. At one point I thought I was going to have to swim after him because he was so exhausted swimming back.
The beauty of the mountains is just incredible! It made us think so many times that it took the Lord only 6 days to create this majestic beauty and has sense been creating Heaven! We serve a God that loves us more than we will ever imagine!
It was such a great weekend! We love the openness and freeness we get to experience with our friends. Every ending is always sad but being able to look forward to next year is just so exciting! California 2011.....here we come! :)