Monday, November 30, 2009

IT'S A..........

BOY!! James Watson Otwell due April 17th. We are thrilled! Now to pick out bedding, stroller, carseats, etc!

He sure is an active fella...He kept moving the whole time the ultrasound was being done. He sure does kick a lot, too!


We had a wonderful Thanksgiving with Taylor's family. I enjoy spending time with them, but I sure did miss my own family!  I can't wait till we have a family to start our own traditions with!


We sure have a lot to be thankful for!!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Fun on Mt. Nebo

We spent the weekend with Taylor's Dad, Sister and Tina on Mt Nebo in a cabin. Here are a few pictures from our time there:

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We also played some really wild games, Blurt and Guesstures. Things got really crazy!! It was so much fun...We also had some really great food, and I am sure we all gained a few extra pounds! Next year we will have Sweet Pea with may be a little different, we already talked about toning the noise level down when playing games!! As it was SP was going crazy!!

We  went hiking on this "trail" which we named the "Goat Trail", because we figured it was more suited for mountain goats then for us! We certainly got our exercise in!

Marc kept a nice fire going in the afternoon/night and morning. Hubby and I have decided that we need a fireplace in our future home! It is so nice and relaxing...

All in all we had a GREAT weekend and made lots of fun memories! Thanks for the good time Marc and Tina!

Monday, November 16, 2009


I was wondering why weekends always seem to fly by...way to fast... I guess it is only two days, but after looking forward to it all week, I wish it would just stay a little longer!

We had a wonderful weekend, short though it was...

Friday night Hubby took me out to Furr's Buffet on a date...the food was great, and it was fun to be on a date with my Hubby!

Saturday we went grocery shopping for the week and we played a little basketball, which after playing Sweet Pea was quite active! He/she must sure wonder what mama is doing sometimes!!

Sunday we went to church, and as usual the message was great...This week Chris was teaching on the beatitude, "Blessed are the pure in heart". He made the point that the world is saying that in order to be happy, we need to draw attention to our outer appearance, and have that just right, but Jesus saying that in order to be happy we need to have a pure heart.

Then we came home and had chili from the crockpot, I love making crockpot meals, especially on Sunday's!

At 2:00 I went to a baby shower for a young lady at our church. It was lot of fun celebrating this new little life that God has given them!

And then we enjoyed a quiet evening, ourselves..

And...that is our weekend, I wish it could have stayed longer, but I am thankful for such a good weekend!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Prayer Please

I have a pretty serious prayer request that I thought I would share. Steve, my mil's fiance' has bad pneumonia and he has been on the ventilator in the ICU since Wednesday. He was making some slight improvements, but now they found that his kidney's aren't functioning right so they are starting him on dialysis. They said he may be on the ventilator for weeks.

Also, pray for Debbie, my mil, she is pretty upset (understandably), and for Steve's family. We went to Hot Springs yesterday afternoon to visit Debbie for a little bit.

So....please pray!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Protein, protein and more protein....

Well, last night I went to see the midwife for my monthly checkup... My blood pressure was lower than the last two times, so she told me that I have GOT to eat a lot more protein to bring it up. So last night Hubby and I went to Walmart and we got some protein bars and steaks. For breakfast I had a bar with 31 grams of protein and for lunch we are having steak and scalloped taters! YUM! I have been feeling much better today.


Now, for the good news....We heard Sweet Pea's heartbeat going strong as ever and a few swift kicks at the doppler. The midwife said this baby seems VERY active, and I agree! I have already felt quite a bit of movement... I get more excited about our baby every day and can't wait to meet him/her!


We love you, Sweet Pea!