Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Day 5: A picture of your favorite memory

Our Wedding Day

The first time I saw Calleigh right after she was born

The day we found out Calleigh was going to be a big sister

Without words, you can just look and see why these are my favorite memories. I am looking forward to when we can add Addison to these! I am blessed beyond words to have all three of these blessings in my life!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Day 4: A picture of your night

My nights usually consist of the following:

I get off work and drive home to Calleigh and Andrew or if Andrew has something going on that night, I go and pick Calleigh up from my Mom and Dad's house. We go home, eat supper, play outside(if it is warm enough)

or inside(if it is windy or cooler outside).

Then we get ready,

take a bath,

eat some snacks(cause I am pregnant after all!) and go to sleep. That is what happened at the Wibbeler house on a normal night!!!

There are nights when we got to a basketball game and get home late, or we go shopping on hang out with friends and then we also get home a little later.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Day 3: A picture of the cast from your favorite show

Grey's Anatomy

General Hospital

The Bachelor/The Bachelorette

These are my favorite three TV Shows. I love them all! I have NEVER missed a single episode of any Bachelor/Bachelorette since it started! And I am not ashamed to admit that!

Some other shows that I also really enjoy watching are Castle, Hawaii 5-0, CSI: New York, CSI: Las Vegas, CSI: Miami, Desperate Housewives, Brothers and Sisters, and Army Wives! I occasionally also enjoy watching Dancing with the Stars(from time to time), American Idol(auditions only), and if I am bored House Hunters and Say Yes to the Dress!

What kind of TV shows do you enjoy watching?

Here is a update on what's happening with Addison:

I'm 26 weeks!

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 26 weeks and 1 day

Size of baby: Addison is the size of eggplant and now almost 2 pounds!

Total Weight Gain/Loss: Gained 14lbs.

Maternity Clothes: A good mix of both maternity and my regular clothes!

Gender:It's a girl! Addison Grace Wibbeler

Movement: She is a crazy mover! She's all over the place!

Sleep: I'm sleeping pretty good! I am very tired most nights, so sleep is easy for me!

What I miss: Sleeping on my stomach and rough housing with Calleigh!

Cravings: Salty foods, BBQ chips, pickles, chocolate(which I normally do not like!)

Symptoms: Lots of movement when I am still and showing for sure!

Best Moment this week: Beginning to get her room ready and my surprise present from my wonderful co-workers...the Vera Bradley Baby Bag in the Folkloric pattern! PERFECT!!!!

We had a wonderful weekend. Friday night we went to Menard's and bought some shelving and then went to eat, Saturday we hung the shelves and cleaned out Addison's room(now all we have to do is paint!) and went to the last WC home basketball game and on Sunday we spent the afternoon with each other, watching TV and movies and just enjoying the day as a family! It was so much fun! For Valentine's Day last week Andrew bought me this

and it so special to me. There was a time when I did not even know if we could have any children and now we have one special blessing here and another on the way! My heart is so full of love and happiness. I have been blessed with a wonderful life and never want to take that for granted! Hope you all have a great week! Happy President's Day!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Day 2: A picture of you and the person you have been the closest with the longest

So, today is a picture of you and the person you have been the closest with the longest. This is an older picture from my wedding day, September 17, 2005. After my parents and Andrew, Andrea is the person I am the closest with. She has been my best friend since our first day of college. Ironically, we have known each other since 6th grade. We had lockers side by side (since our last names were Hays and Harvey) but the only words that were ever spoken were "Hi". We had different groups of friends, were in different classes, and did not involved ourselves with the same groups and clubs in school. We even sat side-by-side on graduation day.

When we got to college, our lives changed completely. On the first day we found each other in the commons area, not knowing anyone else, decided to eat lunch together. And from that day forward we have been inseparable. Our lives have followed the same path. We both went 4 years in college together, graduated, got engaged within 6 months of each other(to best friends none the less), got married within 9 months of each other, both searched for the perfect SUV, then hers was stolen a few months after she got it, I got mine, and 4 months later it burned in a fire, then both found out we were expecting with 5 months of each other and had beautiful little girls. Now, she had her second and I am having my second(both little girls again).

She is the best friend I could have ever asked for. She is there when I need her and our lives are totally in sync with each other. Our husbands are still best friends who coach basketball together, our daughters love playing together, and we have the best times together. We both have a love for the Lord, that has grown over time together as well. I am thankful to have her to pray with and talk to. She truly is the epitome of what a best friend should be and I am so thankful that God blessed me with her as my best friend. She means the world to me.

And all of the reasons above are the reason that she is the person I have been the closest with the longest outside of my family.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Day 1: A picture of yourself with ten facts!

Day 1: A picture of yourself with ten facts:

1. My favorite color is pink. Any shade. I love it!

2. My birthday is April 5.

3. I hate anything fried. I do my best to totally skip fried foods at all expenses.

4. I collect Willow Tree Angels and Figurines.

5. I hate having socks on my feet and love getting pedicures!

6. I have done almost everything in the order I always wanted to: graduate high school, go to college, graduate college, get married, get a good job, buy a house, buy a car, get my master’s degree, have a baby, have another baby……….the only things that might be left are have another baby (possibly), go on a vacation to Disney with my girls and Drew, and go on an anniversary trip with my husband.

7. I have a wonderful relationship with Jesus. I was saved when I was 17 years old, baptized when I was 22 years old, and recently recommitted myself to the Lord once again when I was 26. I have done so much better at stepping out of my comfort zone and letting him lead me.

8. I love to cook. I am actually going to make some freezer meals this weekend for when Addison comes in May!

9. I do not like chocolate (unless I am pregnant!!!)

10. I used to love to shop and spend money, but now the only people I shop for are Andrew, Calleigh, and Addison. Sure would be nice to win a shopping spree for just me!!! My shopping consist of scrapbooking items and groceries. I am also now shopping for a new blog look if anyone has any ideas!

30 Day Picture Challenge

I have decided to do soemthing fun that will keep me up to date with my blog. It is called the 30 day picture challenge. Here is a list of the days and what you do on each day. I plan on starting tomorrow. Keep your eyes open, you may learn a thing or two. And feel free to do it with me!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Hw many people have you shared the Gospel with?

I can only imagine...

Heaven as written by a 17 Year Old Boy

This is excellent and really gets you thinking about what will happen in Heaven.
17-year-old Brian Moore had only a short time to write something for a class. The subject was what Heaven was like. "I wowed 'em," he later told his father, Bruce. "It's a killer. It's the bomb. It's the best thing I ever wrote." It also was the last.

Brian's parents had forgotten about the essay when a cousin found it while cleaning out the teenager's locker at Teays Valley High School in Pickaway County. Brian had been dead only hours, but his parents desperately wanted every piece of his life near them, notes from classmates and teachers, and his homework. Only two months before, he had hand-written the essay about encountering Jesus in a file room full of cards detailing every moment of the teen's life. But it was only after Brian's death that Beth and Bruce Moore realized that their son had described his view of heaven.

It makes such an impact that people want to share it. "You feel like you are there," Mr. Moore said.. Brian Moore died May 27, 1997, the day after Memorial Day. He was driving home from a friend's house when his car went off Bulen-Pierce Road in Pickaway County and struck a utility pole. He emerged from the wreck unharmed but stepped on a downed power line and was electrocuted. The Moore 's framed a copy of Brian's essay and hung it among the family portraits in the living room. "I think God used him to make a point. I think we were meant to find it and make something out of it," Mrs. Moore said of the essay. She and her husband want to share their son's vision of life after death. "I'm happy for Brian. I know he's in heaven. I know I'll see him.Here is Brian's essay entitled:

" The Room.."
In that place between wakefulness and dreams, I found myself in the room. There were no distinguishing features except for the one wall covered with small index card files. They were like the ones in libraries that list titles by author or subject in alphabetical order. But these files, which stretched from floor to ceiling and seemingly endless in either direction, had very different headings.

As I drew near the wall of files, the first to catch my attention was one that read "Girls I have liked." I opened it and began flipping through the cards I quickly shut it, shocked to realize that I recognized the names written on each one. And then without being told, I knew exactly where I was. This lifeless room with its small files was a crude catalog system for my life. Here were written the actions of my every moment, big and small, in a detail my memory couldn't match. A sense of wonder and curiosity, coupled with horror, stirred within me as I began randomly opening files and exploring their content. Some brought joy and sweet memories; others a sense of shame and regret so intense that I would look over my shoulder to see if anyone was watching. A file named "Friends" was next to one marked "Friends I have betrayed." The titles ranged from the mundane to the outright weird. "Books I Have Read," "Lies I Have Told," "Comfort I have Given," "Jokes I Have Laughed at."Some were almost hilarious in their exactness: "Things I've yelled at my brothers." Others I couldn't laugh at: "Things I Have Done in My Anger", "Things I Have Muttered Under My Breath at My Parents." I never ceased to be surprised by the contents Often there were many more cards than expected. Sometimes fewer than I hoped. I was overwhelmed by the sheer volume of the life I had lived.Could it be possible that I had the time in my years to fill each of these thousands or even millions of cards? But each card confirmed this truth. Each was written in my own handwriting. Each signed with my signature.When I pulled out the file marked "TV Shows I have watched," I realized the files grew to contain their contents. The cards were packed tightly, and yet after two or three yards, I hadn't found the end of the file. I shut it, shamed, not so much by the quality of shows but more by the vast time I knew that file represented.When I came to a file marked "Lustful Thoughts," I felt a chill run through my body. I pulled the file out only an inch, not willing to test its size, and drew out a card. I shuddered at its detailed content. I felt sick to think that such a moment had been recorded. An almost animal rage broke on me. One thought dominated my mind: No one must ever see these cards! No one must ever see this room! I have to destroy them!" In insane frenzy I yanked the file out. Its size didn't matter now. I had to empty it and burn the cards... But as I took it at one end and began pounding it on the floor, I could not dislodge a single card. I became desperate and pulled out a card, only to find it as strong as steel when I tried to tear it. Defeated and utterly helpless, I returned the file to its slot. Leaning my forehead against the wall, I let out a long, self-pitying sigh.And then I saw it. The title bore "People I Have Shared the Gospel With." The handle was brighter than those around it, newer, almost unused. I pulled on its handle and a small box not more than three inches long fell into my hands. I could count the cards it contained on one hand.

And then the tears came. I began to weep. Sobs so deep that they hurt. They started in my stomach and shook through me. I fell on my knees and cried. I cried out of shame, from the overwhelming shame of it all. The rows of file shelves swirled in my tear-filled eyes.. No one must ever, ever know of this room. I must lock it up and hide the key. But then as I pushed away the tears, I saw Him. No, please not Him. Not here. Oh, anyone but Jesus I watched helplessly as He began to open the files and read the cards I couldn't bear to watch His response. And in the moments I could bring myself to look at His face, I saw a sorrow deeper than my own. He seemed to intuitively go to the worst boxes.

Why did He have to read every one? Finally He turned and looked at me from across the room. He looked at me with pity in His eyes. But this was a pity that didn't anger me. I dropped my head, covered my face with my hands and began to cry again. He walked over and put His arm around me. He could have said so many things. But He didn't say a word. He just cried with me.Then He got up and walked back to the wall of files. Starting at one end of the room, He took out a file and, one by one, began to sign His name over mine on each card. "No!" I shouted rushing to Him. All I could find to say was "No, no," as I pulled the card from Him... His name shouldn't be on these cards. But there it was, written in red so rich, so dark, and so alive. The name of Jesus covered mine. It was written with His blood. He gently took the card back He smiled a sad smile and began to sign the cards. I don't think I'll ever understand how He did it so quickly, but the next instant it seemed I heard Him close the last file and walk back to my side. He placed His hand on my shoulder and said, "It is finished."I stood up, and He led me out of the room. There was no lock on its door. There were still cards to be written.

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16

If you feel the same way forward it to as many people as you can so the love of Jesus will touch their lives also. My "People I shared the gospel with" file just got bigger, how about yours?

I just wanted to share this. I have seen it before, but this time it really sunk in and made me think. I hope you too choose to share this!

Monday, February 14, 2011

It's been a while...............

It has been a while since I have posted anything. With the death of my Uncle, Andrew basketball games finally wrapping up (they won their tourney!!!), his Athletic Director supervising duties coming to a major slow down, getting ready for Addison's arrival, and spending time with Calleigh, thing have been very busy and out of control! But things are slowing down for us and we are VERY thankful!

Here is a little pregnancy update:

*Baby's now the size of an eggplant!

*This week, your baby weighs about a pound and a half, and is about the length of a small cantaloupe.

*Reach for the stars! When you're 25 weeks pregnant, your baby's hands are fully developed. She even can make a fist.

*The nerve connections in her hands continue to develop.

My dad has been going to church and that is such an answer to a prayer! I am thankful that a positive thing from my Uncle's passing is that my dad is really looking at himself and making some changes! Keep praying and now we are praising him for what he has done thus far.

On Saturday, Andrew and I went out for our Valentin's Day date. We went to Fazzoli's and then to the movies to see Just Go With It, and it was a really good movie. We were just excited to get to spend some alone time together. Tonight we are eating dinner at home and spending the evening together as a family. Just Andrew, Calleigh, Addison (who is making her presence very well known with her kicks!) and me. There is nothing more that I could ask for!

I will try to do a better job of keeping this update from now on!!! Happy Valentine's Day!