Thursday, September 29, 2011

8 Week Ultrasound Pictures- I am 11 Weeks Now!

  • Wow! This pregnancy has gone by fast so far. Probably in part because I am trying not to talk or think about it too much because in the past I was pregnant for the full 40 weeks. (so it is 10 months). I do have “coma naps,” so I’m pretty tired, am constantly sneezing, and have stomach issues, but it is really not that bad! Yesterday, I felt like I had lots of energy for the first time in a long time. I did not think I was that tired, until I started to have energy and then realized how tired I have been. I know in the second trimester (I think starts at 12 weeks?), I will have lots more energy. I also have a good amount of acne like I did with Abigail, not Jackson. Is there anything I can put on my face to help with this that y’all know of?
  • I go back to the doctor at the end of next week and will be 12 weeks this Sunday. I think thats what makes it so I will find out what I am having towards the end of November. Keep this baby in your prayers...that he or she is healthy and that I can stay healthy (no high glucose test this time.)! Thank you so much!
  • Even listening to Revelation today on my iPod, John was talking about how God chooses to bless through many offspring and we are so blessed with eternal blessings. I am doing Revelation with Beth Moore this semester and loving every minute of it. I am so overwhelmed by His love and provision recently.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Grandparents Day at Preschool

At the beginning of September, we they had Grandparents Day at Preschool where Grandparents came to lunch (Preschool is so awesome). Wow, September has been busy. I am so thankful for my babies grandparents. Today, my parents met me half way (Gaffney), and took Jackson to get his hair cut and to see the Lion King at the movie theatre. We are so blessed!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

More Pictures from Celebrating my Birthday

Celebrating My Birthday!

We had a great time celebrating my birthday on Saturday in Spartanburg with my family. More pictures will be posted tomorrow!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Movie Monday: Jackson's 5th Birthday Party!

My baby boy turned 5 on September 12th, and I turned 31 yesterday. I cannot believe I have a 5 year old! We had an awesome "Cars" themed birthday party at the church with bounce castle, and power-wheel ride. Lots of our friends and family were able to make it. We are so blessed! I will be posting pictures from the party this week for sure.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

August 2011 Pictures-"Lake" Month

We had our second annual baptism service at Maples Lake and we had 9 people be baptized. All the glory to Him!

Family Reunion at Lake Keowee. We had a great time!
I actually made my first made from scratch cake...sundrop pound cake. Thanks to Debbie C and a kitchen aid mixer.

Praying for Leah!

While in seminary, we had the privilege of getting to know a wonderful couple Katie and Ross. After we graduated seminary, I kept up with them through her blog, and every since Jackson could talk, we have been daily praying for their daughter Leah.

Leah got a new heart this week. God is so amazing and faithful. I am completely emotional being pregnant and every morning, I check her blog first thing. Please pray that her lungs do well with the new heart, and that she is in as little pain as possible. Also, pray for strength for Katie as she is pregnant with her third little one right now. Thank you so much!

Psalms 46

God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.

Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam
and the mountains quake with their surging.

There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
the holy place where the Most High dwells.
God is within her, she will not fall;
God will help her at break of day.
Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall;
he lifts his voice, the earth melts.

7 The LORD Almighty is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress.

8 Come and see what the LORD has done,
the desolations he has brought on the earth.
9 He makes wars cease
to the ends of the earth.
He breaks the bow and shatters the spear;
he burns the shields
[d] with fire.
10 He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth.”

11 The LORD Almighty is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress.

Read on 9/11 by our current president.