Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Feb 22!!!

My heart is aching for Feb 22....that is the day that Anabelle Kate will arrive!!!! We can not be more excited! We know that there is much to be done but we are just taking one day at a time and working as hard as we can to get things done!!!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

getting ready

It is becoming more and more clear that the time for Anabelle is drawing near! We are so very excited and so very nervous. We have been reading and re-reading and God has been kind and gracious to us over these past almost 3 years with Gracelyn. We are currently reading a great book that was given to me by our childrens director at church....the name will come in another post as I don't feel like getting up right now to get it....but is a small book on gospel centered parenting....wowzers! This book has been so encouraging, convicting and challenging. Praying that God will continue to give us grace and wisdom as we seek to follow HIM in the parenting of our two girls and anymore that HE may choose to give us!

Friday, January 6, 2012


Wow! I have not been this sick in a long long time. I mean mind numbing sleeping all day, coughing stupor. It has been rough. Kevin has been great!!!! I am so thankful for a loving husband who wants me to be better (even if only because he desires a hot meal!!; )) It has been good for Gracelyn and Kevin too. It has been good for her to have him all to herself and it has been GREAT for him to see what a day in the life of this momma is all about. He is a great dad but we often don't know or fully understand what eachother faces each day until we are thrust into that role. Thankfully, I will NEVER have to do his job at the crime lab but, I just mean that it is good for us to see the other in action!!! Gracelyn has been challenged in a different way over these last few days because the new sheriff has been in town. Kevin and I strive to be on the same page with discipline and how we long to raise our kids but sometimes when I have been here for 24-7, 365, I have been known to slack again, this has been a huge blessing for us. I would never wish sickness on myself or anyone else, but GOD uses EVERYTHING for our good. And, this was really good. I am catching up on a lot of needed rest and we are learning new things about ourselves as parents!! Thank you Lord for a sweet family and a selfless husband who has been a great nurse!!!