Monday, September 18, 2017

Our News

We are so happy to announce that we are expecting baby number two in April of 2018!

I've been feeling good, and so much better than I felt in the early weeks of my pregnancy with Becca. I've had nausea pretty regularly every morning, and if I go too long without eating. So far no throwing up, which is such a relief! I was so worried about how I was going to take care of Becca and be sick all the time like I was before. God is so kind! He knows what I can handle.
I had my first doctors appointment and blood work around 8 weeks, and I go back in a couple of weeks for my first ultrasound. I am so looking forward to that! It will be so nice to see the baby and make sure everything is going well. I am continuing to go to the same practice I did with Becca.

As far as Becca becoming a big sister, I think it'll definitely be an adjustment for her, but overall I'm expecting she'll do really well. Right now, in her mind, the world revolves around her (I think that's a pretty common condition for one year olds!). We are really trying focus on teaching and training her in the next seven months before the baby arrives. That way we'll have a lot established with her on time for our home getting busier after the baby comes.

That's our news! ❤

Thanks to Dayna Collomy for these great announcement photos! 

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Happy Birthday, Ed and Ellie!

Happy birthday to 2 of my favorite people! Can't believe you're 18 years old! How has time flown so fast? I am so thankful for both of you.

Edward, you and I have had our ups and downs over the years...we've had our share of being mad at each other, fights, and fun times. One minute we'd be best friends and the next arch enemies. Remember the tree house incident? The snowman competition, the ice cream sandwich problem, the bathroom closet. 😂 I laugh thinking about all of those times now! We did have some really good times! I am so thankful for the relationship we have now. You make me laugh a lot and yet we can also have serious heart to heart talks. Every rough patch on our journey has helped us be as close as we are now. 18 is a big birthday! Lots of forks in the road of decisions ahead for you. I pray that you will seek the Lord in all you do. He will give you wisdom! Trust in Him with all your heart, look to His word. In it you'll find the answers. God promises is that when we commit all we do to Him, He will establish our plans. You mean so much to me and I love you more than you'll ever know!

Elisha, (Elsen, Lisha, Elsa, etc.) 😁
You are one of my best friends (but you already knew that!). I can't put into words how grateful I am that almost 8 years ago, a 10 year old curly haired girl came into my life. From day one, I had a good feeling we'd get along pretty well. And we have...for the most part. We've had some bumps in the road, but they were always resolved very quickly (I think just about all of them were my fault!). We've had so many great memories together. Sledding at Dead Man's Hill, planning Rosie's baby shower and inviting over 90 people and sneaking into the basement to "do laundry", but we were really going down to "talk about the baby shower," because it was a surprise. Working at Veggies Galore, delivering eggs, getting bit [almost] by the neighbors dog, babysitting, organizing all things. You always finding anything I had lost (I miss that!!!). Going to Parable, rear ending that lady on the way home (not such a great memory), camping, you coming with me to all my pet sitting jobs. I never paid you enough for that! I could go on forever about all the best times we've had. Some of the most special and bittersweet memories were made while helping plan my wedding. You were always so excited to just sit and listen to my ideas, and to add your great ideas. We would talk for hours, just bouncing ideas off eachother. It's all bittersweet because there was so much joy in all of it, but also some sadness mixed in. Getting married and leaving home meant leaving my family who I loved so much...not having those late night talks and shenanigans. 😊 But...I am so thankful for the relationship we have now. You get to come over often, and we've made so many new memories. ❤ I am so excited to see what God has for your life. I wonder what the next year will bring for you? Seek Him in all you do, and it will be amazing to see how it unfolds. I love you, Ellie, more than words!