Tuesday, January 6, 2009

What has been going on with our life

So, I am back at work after a 2 week break. Our first week off was very busy with doctor appointments, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Wedding Rehearsal and the Wedding itself, traveling 3 hours, moving Katie and Kevin into their new apartments. We then spent the next week relaxing, taking down Christmas decorations, spending time with friends and as a family, cleaning the house and getting ready for the new year. Here we are, in 2009, and things seem to be going well so far. If you want to see slide shows from out First Christmas as a family and Katie's wedding they are below.(Here are two family pics from the big events!)

Calliegh has been spitting up a lot the past month, so we have been in and out of the doctors office. We think that we finally have it all figured out, we know what the problem is, and it is being fixed. Please pray that this takes care of her problems.

My favorite tv show, The Bachelor started last night and it was nice to sit with Calleigh and Andrew, eating supper and watching it.

Have you noticed my new blog design? It looks great, and now that I have access to a computer I can write more and get the designer the credit(and the money) she deserves! Thanks so much!

The Holiday left us with some very exciting news and then some bad news.

A few of my friends at church, Angie and Deb told us they are pregnant! These are blessing in disguise, totally unexpected gifts from God! Andrew and I have a set of friends, Ashley and Jarrod, who got engaged in the fall, and they just found out they are expecting twins! Another blessing, but a total shock at the same time! Jarrod told us he did not know weather to laugh or cry! But, they are VERY excited! A Wedding in March and not a baby, but 2 babies in July! They are going to have their hands full!

Now for the bad news. I ask that you keep all of these people in your prayers as they are going through hard time in their lives. A very close friend of mine told me a few months ago that she has been to see her OBGYN and they sent her elsewhere for some testing. They saw something that did not look good and wanted her to follow up on it. Upon her following up, we have been praying with her that God knows the plans her has in store for her, and that he do his will in her life. She found out that she has Stage 3 cervical cancer and a large tumor. She just began Chemo on Tuesday. She is also having some trouble in her marriage, which just happened in October, so please keep her and her family in your prayers. She is such a strong, loving, optimistic person and she is taking this as a challenge, she told me that she does not believe that God is done with her here. I love you, know that I am here for you no matter what!

Also, we have some deaths that have occurred in our lives. Another friend of mine was told once that she would never have children. Here we are, 4 years later and she has 2 little angel boys! She told us she was pregnant again, and when she went in for her first appt., they found a large mass on her uterus. On Christmas Eve, she began to bleed and she has had a miscarriage. She knows that she is blessed to have her boys and praises the Lord for them, but she is still very upset and hurt over the loss of this little one. Please keep her in your prayers.

It seems like with the good always comes the bad, and I just pray that God touches each and every one of these people and that they find comfort in him.

When I was looking back over this past year, I realized how blessed I really am. Over this year,I have had 3 major life events happen:
1)I have been blessed to be a mom for the first time

2)celebrate a 25th birthday-YEAH!!!

3)and celebrate 3 wonderful years of marriage with my husband!

Those are the best gifts I could ever ask for.

This morning as I was dropping Calleigh off at my mom's house I slipped with her in my arms and fell down their sidewalk. She was ok, thank goodness, and I have a bruised bottom and some dirty clothes, but otherwise, we are fine! Then on the way to work, I ran over a chipmunk, which broke my heart, and then got stopped by a train which made me late for work. Luckily, I have a wonderful boss who understands and just laughed at me! I hope everyone else is having a better day than me! Take care and God bless!

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1 comment:

Lauren said...

It wasn't that long of a blog.

such a cute layout too!!