Wednesday, March 18, 2009

32 weeks and counting...

Sorry for overloading you with 2 posts in one day!(below)
I am 32 weeks today. Everything is checking out good at the doctors appointments. Feeling good, just huge, sore and tired :) We are still taking our Bradley class and it's going well, I am feeling more and more confident and excited about our choice to labor and deliver naturally. Reese doesn't totally comprehend everything but is very sweet and thinks the "bo baby" (what she calls the baby) is going to come out and play with her in her room! So, we would appreciate your prayers for these last weeks and the labor/delivery. We are very excited!
**Im not a huge fan of belly shots (mainly because I look huge) but here are a few. The first one is at 22 weeks, the bottom one is tonight at 32 weeks--and yes, Im already in my pj's and my hair is puffy--I know.)

San Antonio...

Last weekend we had the pleasure of visiting our dear dear friends, Rosey and Jimmy, in San Antonio. Some of our best college friends and we have stayed that way for almost 10 years now!! We are turning 30, having kids, and taking crappy vacations together and love them so much and miss having them close by! They are very gracious and always allow us to drag them out for mexican food when we are there and this time, they took us to a super fun place called La Fogata. If you are in San Antonio, try it! And I finally got my churro that I have been waiting like 4 years for! On the way back, we stopped in Waco at a place called Health Camp...we try to make that a tradition...also a great place to try if you ever happen to be in Waco. (O'steens-am I right?? :) ) It is a great greasy burger and shake place! Here's a few pics from the weekend.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009


"My soul waits for the Lord; He is my help and my shield. For my heart is GLAD in Him!..."
Psalm 33:20-21a

I think one of the neatest things a person can hear is their child praying. Prayer has been something I have been studying, hearing about in church, convicted about the past month or so. So many times, almost all the time, I struggle to solve things myself, fix things myself, I struggle with controlling every aspect of things happening in my life, good or bad, I struggle with remembering daily that this place is not my home, I struggle with self-pity and contentment, I struggle with feeling isolated and alone sometimes. I have been reminded many times as of late that I am in no way in control, that no matter what happens in my life my God is a GOOD God, a God that forgives, a God that is faithful. The past few months have really highlighted my “life verse”, James 1:2-4, for me and just recently has the Lord been gracious enough to allow a light to click on in my head. Pray. Pray without ceasing. I think prayer is such a general term and something we throw around so easily without understanding it. I have for the first time in a long time, truly been on my knees faithfully praying, trying to turn my focus from “me, poor me” to “God. What an amazing God. What an amazing creation, what infinite power, goodness, justice, and holiness!” It has been amazing and emotional and has shown me my Savior in a deep way. And back to the beginning comment…Reese has also been included in this with me and we have been praying together, not just at bedtime, but in the mornings before school, in the car, everywhere and she has responded in this truly amazing way. Her attitude has been different, the way she is relating to us…Hearing her sweet little voice saying “I love you Jesus” is very humbling. So, as I sit here crying, in renewed knowledge of my sin and my need for my Savior…I am thankful that He would save a wretch like me and continues to work in me…

“Count it ALL JOY my brothers, when you face trials of many kinds. For the testing of your faith develops perseverance. And let endurance have its perfect work, that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything…”
James 1:2-4