Friday, September 25, 2009

Count your many blessings....

How could one not stop and thank God for blessings on a day like this? Perfect fall weather, beatiful clear blue sky...ahh

So here are some of the things that I am thankful for:

For the Lord Jesus Christ, my Savior and Redeemer...

My WONDERFUL husband who takes such good care of me, and has such a heart for leading his family to serve the Lord...

For our Sweet Pea...Feeling better, I am now 11 weeks pregnant and I only have a few bad days of sickness a week...

My family who mean so much to me... And Taylor's family who accepted me like their own daughter, and are so sweet...

Our wonderful church and fellowship with believers...

Our home and Taylor's job...

And these are just a few of the things!! What are you thankful for today? Surely there is something!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Our Growing Baby

Our little Sweet Pea is growing, growing, growing. We just love our little baby and we haven't even seen him/her yet. Children are certainly a blessing from the Lord, how could you not want a baby that God has blessed you with?

Here is a pic of a nine week old baby:

9 week old baby

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Our Willow Tree Collection

Someone as a wedding gift gave us a Willow Tree figurine of a husband and wife. Then while we were in the Christian Book Store the other day I saw another one that I really liked. So the other day Hubby was a little late coming home and then he came in the door with his hand behind his back and told me to look away as he went into the bedroom. When he called me in, this is what I saw:

[caption id="attachment_316" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Cute!"]Cute![/caption]

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Labor Day

We went out to my family's house for Labor Day. It was a lot of fun. We had a Chicken BBQ with all the fixin's..yummy! It was fun to spend time with the kids, too. My littlest sister wanted "Abby Do It", the whole time I was there, it didn't matter if it was changing her diaper, fixing her plate, she wanted me to do it! She is a little darling....All my siblings are...My little brother wanted to play the "marble game" on Taylor's IPhone the whole time....And then he showed us how he can ride a two wheeled bike by himself, he was zipping around everywhere!!

I love my family!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Pregnancy Fun

Well now that Taylor's family knows about our baby, you will be seeing posts about the pregnancy. First of all, I think this picture comes first:

[caption id="attachment_221" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="It's official!!"]It's official!![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_222" align="aligncenter" width="186" caption="First of many belly shots!"]First of many belly shots![/caption]

I have been pretty sick, which is a good sign! I find that if I snack a lot I don't get nearly as sick.  My hubby takes such good care of me! He is so supportive!


We had supper with Debbie and Darian on Friday night. It sure was yummy and we really enjoyed our time with them. We stayed the nights at Marc and Tina's and somehow I didn't get a picture of them? Anyway, they made me feel at home (of course Taylor felt at home, he lived with them!)  and we had many good conversations. I really appreciated everyone's warm hospitality!

On The Border

On Sunday after church we went out to eat with Debbie, Darian and Zach. It sure was fun!

[caption id="attachment_214" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Don't you see a resemblance?!!"]Don't you see a resemblance?!![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_215" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Us"]Us[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_216" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Best friends, wow that's tight! Ok, just an inside joke!"]Best friends, wow that's tight! Ok, just an inside joke![/caption]

Party at Nana and Pa's

Nana and Pa threw us a big party on Saturday evening. They sure put a lot of work into it. The food was delicious and we had lots of fun. And it also made it a perfect time to break the big news to them, that we are expecting! Everyone was VERY excited!!

[caption id="attachment_202" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Napkins"]Napkins[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_203" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Pretty table setting, the napkins were kerchiefs!"]Pretty table setting, the napkins were kerchiefs![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_204" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Melon that Pa carved, yummy!"]Melon that Pa carved, yummy![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_205" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Pa"]Pa[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_206" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Nana"]Nana[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_207" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Sisters!"]Sisters![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_208" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Brother and sister"]Brother and sister[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_209" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Father and son"]Father and son[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_210" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Basketball!!!"]Basketball!!![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_211" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Fun!"]Fun![/caption]

Hamilton Lake

Here is some pics from Hamilton Lake. It sure was beautiful!

[caption id="attachment_196" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Lake"]Lake[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_197" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Lake 2"]Lake 2[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_198" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Taylor by the lake"]Taylor by the lake[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_199" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="me by the lake"]me by the lake[/caption]

The Hot Springs

The Hot Springs were so neat. The sign said that they are about 137 degrees. God's creation is sure fascinating!

[caption id="attachment_186" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Hot Springs"]Hot Springs[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_187" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Hot Springs 2"]Hot Springs 2[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_188" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Hot Springs 3"]Hot Springs 3[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_189" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Me by the hot springs"]Me by the hot springs[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_190" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Taylor by the hot springs"]Taylor by the hot springs[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_191" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Promenade"]Promenade[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_193" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Beautiful Hot Springs"]Beautiful Hot Springs[/caption]

Hot Springs Bath Houses

There was this row of bath houses that were built in the 20's and 30's. People would come to bathe in the water, because there was so many minerals in it they thought it would heal them. One of them is still open for business. We went into the one called Fordyce which is now a museum. It was so neat.

[caption id="attachment_166" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Lamar Bath House"]Lamar Bath House[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_168" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Ozark Bath House"]Ozark Bath House[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_169" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Oupaw Bath House"]Oupaw Bath House[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_170" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Fordyce Baths"]Fordyce Baths[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_172" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Entryway"]Entryway[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_173" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Big Tub"]Big Tub[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_175" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Sign by the big tub"]Sign by the big tub[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_176" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Track for the non-ambulatory patients"]Track for the non-ambulatory patients[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_177" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Shower"]Shower[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_178" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Old Tub"]Old Tub[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_179" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Shower Room"]Shower Room[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_180" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Chiropody Room"]Chiropody Room[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_181" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Chiropody Chair"]Chiropody Chair[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_182" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Massage Room"]Massage Room[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_183" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Gymnasium"]Gymnasium[/caption]

It was very interesting touring the bath house! I love history!

Touring In Style

We spent the weekend in Hot Springs with Taylor's family. We had a wonderful time and made some good memories.

Saturday morning Taylor's Dad told us we could take his convertible and tour the town. How fun!

[caption id="attachment_159" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="The car..."]The car...[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_160" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Us with the cool car"]Us with the cool car[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_161" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Goodbye!!"]Goodbye!![/caption]

Thanks Marc and Tina for the wonderful time with the car!!