Saturday, August 27, 2011

14 Week Photo!!

This is a little late in posting, since this was technically Wednesday. We have been busy around these parts, managing two farms for a few days. I am continually amazed at the strength of my husband. He works back-breaking labor in this miserable heat, and while I miss him when he is not around, he is such a help and a blessing to others. There is never a moment without work to be done, and yet, he still helps me so much by picking up a few things at the market or running to the bank.

I have fallen in love with him even more these past few months, as I have seen a man who works so hard for so very little and never complains. He is strong, capable, and willing to lend a hand to anyone who needs it. I am in awe of him, and remind myself daily, that he chose me.

Here is the 14 week photo....the bump is gaining speed at a perfect rate. Not too big, not too small. Just right.

And these overalls are my absolute favorite!! I picked them up at Wal-Mart for a few dollars, and they are so comfy....and maternity overalls to boot!!!

Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend.....please be safe and cool.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Forever and Ever

A few months ago, I asked my husband a question, "Do you think we will be friends in Heaven?"

To which he answered, "I like to think so. Why?"

And I sheepishly answered, "Because one lifetime just doesn't seem like enough."

Every day we have together is a gift, and every day, I am reminded how wonderfully blessed I am.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A Sweet Friend

Today, I received a sweet package from a dear friend. She wanted to pass on some of her books about childbirth and breastfeeding, but there was more to this lovely package. And with pregnancy hormones in full-swing, let's just say I got a little weepy!

Wrapped up in the box were two baby slings and a breastfeeding cover. She also sent me a sweet lil pair of booties that her son only wore once. All of this is generic in color, so no matter if we have a girl or a boy, we are all set.

Sometimes, I get a little worried thinking to myself how on Earth we will be able to give this baby what he or she needs, and then I am reminded of God's great provision. A friend who gave out of the goodness of her heart, provided more than some much needed items, she reminded how God provides what we need when we need it.

Thank you Lord for Your bountiful gifts and wonderful friends.

Friday, August 12, 2011

The 12 Week Photo

So here I am at 12 weeks. I've put on about 2 lbs. or so, and can happily report that the nausea is lightening up a bit (I hope I am not jinxing myself here!). I'm still tired, but I just keep telling myself that my body is working hard, even if I can't see it!!

My husband has been cracking up lately. I never used to have much of an appetite and now EVERYTHING sounds good!! I get full quickly, but eat more often!! His favorite game is to name off food items, and see my reaction! Ha!

So there you have it, a little update for those who asked. All is well, and with every uncomfortable symptom, I try to remind myself that it is a blessing in disguise. Thank you for all your kind words.....they mean so much to me!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Why I love Texas

In this day and age, where all we seem to have on our minds is the economy, unemployment, cost of groceries, and social upheaval, it's nice to know that humanity is not dead.

You may remember that a few months ago, my husband and I gave up watering our yard, and that Texas has seen some pretty horrid days of heat and more heat. Our grass is almost completely dead, but the look of the yard, pales in comparison to the necessity to allot for those with livestock and fields. Vanity wanes in the wake of necessity.

Well, this past week our yard has been coming to life again without our doing. We wondered how this phenomenon was happening, since the hose lay listlessly in its place, unmoved and unused. My mother in law found our mystery water supply a few days ago....our neighbor, Joe.

You see, Joe has a well, so he does not depend upon city mother in law stopped and said good morning, and asked what he was up to. Joe replied, "These kids (my husband and I) have worked so hard to make this house look so nice, and I can't bear to watch there yard die. They deserve a yard that looks nice. It's not their fault they decided to go without so others can have more."

My watering angel....he comes over at 5 am and doesn't make a peep. He just hooks up a sprinkler from his well, and let's it run.

I do believe there are some cookies in Joe's future. Maybe a nice pot roast.

And this is why I love Texas. The people are real, and kind, and loyal, and would happily give some of their water because he doesn't want to see the "kids" work die away. My heart is so full.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Spilling the Beans

A few months ago, I begin feeling different. I wasn't my usual bubbly, energetic self. Suddenly, napping all day, or eating soda crackers sounded like a swell way to spend my day. I thought for sure, I had caught a summer bug, since I always do, but my husband knew better. It wasn't until one day when I was doing yard work, and I suddenly had to turn my head to relieve my squirmy tummy. Ick.

My stomach dropped when I finally took one of those little tests and then proceeded to beg, plead, grovel at my husband's feet to go back to the market for another brand....

Without further adieu-

That's righty-O!! We are expecting!! In fact, I am almost 12 weeks (I will be on Wednesday). My mind really didn't seem to grasp the whole concept til my midwife found the wee one's heartbeat. Swoon. Sweetest sound in the entire world.

Everything looks really good (and I am praying to keep it that way). Right now, I am focusing on not being a superwoman!! I've got other things to take care of, and all I want to do is everything healthy and wholesome to give this wee one a good head start.

We feel so blessed, my husband and I weren't sure this was a possibility for us.

Christmas seems to have come early.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Exciting News to Come

We have some exciting news to share from our household to yours....

I will be posting about it very soon.

(Hint: The size 4 jeans are gonna have to give a little!)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The days that await

Lately, I have been striving to see the world through the "glass is half full" perspective. Some days, I am far more successful at this than others, and during those few days that like seems to have flipped sideways, with no rhyme or reason, just kinks up on you, I remember the latter. The days of laughter and love, happiness and contentment. The days of jubilation and celebration, movies and snuggles, games of catch with Molly, and leisurely baths.

Those "half full" days go much farther than to simply get me through. They feed my soul and make my cup runneth over. In the moments when nothing spectacular seems to happen, and yet, it seems spectacularly wonderful to me, I feel whole.

Whole in a way that all the pieces found their way back, completely me and loving every minute of it. Those are the days that await me. Those are the days I lace my fingers into, weaving a tight web of wonderfully blissful moments.

Those are the days that make all the difference.