Wednesday, May 30, 2007


Jenna is going to have a sister! We had a wonderful ultrasound yesterday. It was so amazing to see this little girl on the screen. Everything looks healthy and measures great.

I love the sisterly bond. I pray that Jenna and her little sister have the type of relationship my sister and I have enjoyed our entire lives. It's fun to begin praying specifically for the relationship that the girls could potentially have.

Ever since the ultrasound, Jenna seems to understand that she is going to be a big sister. Before this she wasn't really interested. Oh, and in the waiting room she pulled her dress up because the baby in HER tummy "needs to come out." She also asks if the baby is finished yet. It's fun.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Quote of the day

Jenna, "Sometimes, Jesus takes me to the potty."

I'm glad she is thinking about Jesus, but I have no idea what she was talking about.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

I love these two people more and more every day.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Two great reads

My new favorite magazine is called Arthritis Today. Anybody else love it? Just kidding. Anyways, it is great and makes me feel like I have a bunch of friends to talk to and be encouraged by. I read a very interesting article yesterday about food allgeries possibly causing flare-ups for those with arthritis (by the way, if you are bored to tears by now, you can stop one makes you read my blog!). The main foods they talked about were some that I was alergic to as a child! Weird. So, I am trying a new mini-diet type of thing, cutting out those certain foods to see if I have less flare ups. We will see in the next few weeks if this is worth the effort!

Another favorite read right now is a Piper book called Future Grace. It is great. I read it back in college, and am excited to work through it again. Piper basically talks about how God's past grace in our lives should produce in us a faith in the grace he will also grant us in the future. Therefore we don't need to worry, etc. Here is a favorite verse and quote. (It is about Moses and the Israelites when they were again not believing in God's provision despite all God had provided so far...)

"'How long will they not believe in me despite all the signs I have performed in their midst?' What troubles Moses is that God's past grace did not move the people to trust in God's future grace."

I took some time yesterday to write down some of the amazing past graces God has performed in my life. I had a list of 20 without even having to think very hard. Now if He has been so faithful in the past, why do I doubt His faithfulness for today and tomorrow?!?! I challenge you to write down ways that God has provided for your needs in the past. And then give Him honor by trusting Him with your tomorrow!

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Fun with Daddy

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

The things they say!

Jenna is so funny lately. The things that she is saying, and the things that she is putting together in her head just crack me up. Here are two examples (these quote are word for word) ...

1. This morning, Jenna was trying to put her shoes on by herself but couldn't do it. She said,
"I can't do it!! I'm just gonna fuss about it for a little while"
and she layed down on the floor with her hands on her face. I tried not to laugh and continued to observe her work this problem out. About 10 seconds went by and she got up, brought her shoes to me and said, "can you help me?" It was almost like she needed to go through the progression of fussing before she could come for help. she might be learning the 'fuss first' technique from a little boy I know... (Jackson). I say that with a smile on my face :)

2. Last week, I dropped a small slice of cheese on the kitchen floor. I asked Jenna to pick it up for me and put it in the sink. She looked at me and said,
"Actually, it needs to stay there for a few minutes."
I laughed, and let her leave the cheese on the floor. She wasn't being disobedient, she just came up with an idea she thought to be a good one. So funny. And yes, her new word is "actually". She learned that one from another little boy I know... (Davis)

Saturday, May 12, 2007

My Mother's day gift

From Eric and my dad (and Jenna helped too!)

We worked all day. This is what it looked like when we started...
(picture taken last year when we first moved in. Since then, we had let MANY weeds take over)

Here are a few pictures of the work in progress!

And here is the finished project!

Next we will work on getting the grass to a beautiful green, and tomorrow we will plant the garden!!

Friday, May 11, 2007

16-Week Appointment

Today I had my 16-week check-up and all is great! The heartbeat was strong and fast. In a little over two weeks, we get to find out if this baby is a girl or a boy! I will be just shy of 19 weeks at the ultrasound. Then we can start organizing, preparing, thinking of names, decorating, etc! Fun :)

Monday, May 07, 2007

More mischief

Jenna has never been a mischevious girl. I could tell her not to do something and trust she wouldn't do it. And she wasn't that curious about random things either. Until lately. All of a sudden I have to watch her much more closely. First the chapstick. Then the other day she picked my coffee cup off the counter (I just turned around for a second to rinse the coffee pot!) and spilled the whole cup all over the floor (somehow she missed her head!). Then today she took the salt shaker, opened it to the "pour" spout and started dumping it on the floor while she ate her toast. She said to me, "look, I'm pouring the salt." I casually looked over to find a huge pile of salt forming on the floor. I know that these stories are nothing compared to what some mom's deal with on a regular basis, but it is kinda new for me :) Anyways, here is a quick picture. Jenna found Eric's glasses. Hopefully her first set of glasses will be a little cuter than these, but they are pretty cute on her little nose.

Saturday, May 05, 2007


This morning while I was doing my make-up, Jenna snached my chapstick and went into the other room. When I came out, she was laying on the couch cross-legged with chapstick all over her hands, cheeks and face. Somehow she didn't get the couch, thankfully. Thanks Jenna, for adding a little unpredictability and craziness into my morning. By the way, chapstick doesn't come off very easily.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Funny times with Weston

Today we were trying to get a little video with Jenna and Weston, and this is what we got. It is VERY short, but ended up being pretty funny! Jenna watched it over and over again (probably 100 times) laughing harder and harder with each fall.