Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Where has the time gone?

I have not blogged since January!! The first month of the year! And here it is December, the last month of the year. A ton has gone on since last post. Last post we announced we were expecting.

Sarah Eden was born on July 29, 2010. She weighed 8 lbs 1 oz. 20.25 in long. She is absolutely beautiful! She is adored by her big brother and big sister! She is a mommy's girl at the moment, but daddy says that will change.

Gabe turned 5 April 22nd and in August we started homeschooling. It is going great! We joined Agape Academy. Gabe is doing awesome! His favorite subject is math. He loves to memorize his Bible verses. He has the biggest imagination! He loves to play superhero and he gets us all involved.

Hannah turned 2 August 13th. She is doing great! Therapy is awesome! She got new therapists this past summer and she started speech therapy along with everything else. She still has her daddy wrapped around her little finger, she always will. She is definitely going through the "terrible two's". She is very vocal about things and will throw a tantrum at the smallest things!

David and I both turned 30 this year. I still don't feel old, am I supposed to? David is still the most amazing man of God. We celebrated 8 years of marriage on November 23. I can't wait to see what God has in store for us in this upcoming year!

I have turned my sewing hobby into something. I have started making and selling key fobs and applique shirts. It's been pretty fun so far. :) I will soon be setting up a website to get the word out. If you would like anything let me know!

We are praying about several things, including adoption. We want a big family and we believe God is calling us to adopt. We have prayed and talked and prayed some more. We hope to adopt within the next year or two. We've been talking about the possibility of adopting a baby boy or a toddler. Gabe wants a brother he can play with now. David said a few weeks ago he thinks our next child will be adopted and he will be about 2 or 3 years old. We don't know who God has chosen as our son, but we pray we get to meet him soon.

Most everyone knows my heart for Africa. I believe that is where our son is. We have been praying for so long and we will continue to pray on this. I ask that you please pray with us. Pray for guidance and discernment.

We are also praying about doing some mission work in 2011. We are wanting to take the whole family with us. I know that sounds a little crazy, taking a 5 year old, a 2 year old and an infant on an international trip, but that's what we hope to do. We want them to be able to be blessed with sharing God's love to others also.

Our God is an awesome God! Look forward to some more amazing things soon! :)

How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, "Your God reigns." Isaiah 52:7 ESV

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Answered Prayers

Oh my! Where have I been?? I have not posted since October! Well a lot has gone on since last post. Holidays, new baby(niece), adoption talk and ...........BABY NEWS!
Yes we are expecting our 3rd baby. We are so very excited! We had our first ultrasound yesterday and got some pictures of our sweet blessing. This is answered prayers! We were wanting to have another baby, but we had to let God control that part. He is the one who gives life. Our due date is August 11, 2010. I know that is super close to Hannah's birthday (08/13/08).
I have been nauseated of course and super tired! My clothes are beginning to get a little snug, but I am no where near as big as I was with Hannah at this point. Nothing major right now.
In other news, Hannah has started sleeping in her Pack-n-Play at night & she is going to sleep on her own! This is MAJOR!! She still wakes up crying in the middle of the night, but normally goes right back to sleep without us having to get her. Now if we can only get Gabe to sleep in his room, then we will have our bed for a few months before new baby arrives.
Also, we have had some discussions on adoption. David and I feel God is calling us to adopt from Ethiopia. We have some major things to do before that day comes. We are continuing to seek God and His purpose for our lives. Please be in prayer with us on this and with new baby.
I am going to get better at updating, especially since God has us on a crazy journey! (Which we are super excited about) Have a great weekend!!

P.s. Please be in prayer for the people of Haiti! Seek God during this time and see where He leads you. Maybe you can get involved in some sort of relief effort!