Friday, July 30, 2010

A Surprise Visit

So my friend Angel sent me a text on I forget which day, but basically she was asking me if I wanted to head back up to Minnesota with her.  I was enthused!  I checked with Meggan to see if it would work out to be able to see her again and she said they would make it work! 

So, tomorrow I will be packing up and Sunday Kaylee and I will be heading back up to Minnesota for a few days!

I am soooo excited!  What a great blessing!

Joyful Moment of the Day: Girl's Night Out tonight!  Gotta love getting out of the house for an evening and leaving the baby with the husband! 

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Bun in the Oven

Adam and I originally wanted only 12-18 months between our first and second kid.  Now that Kaylee is a year old I am super grateful that did not happen.  It would be so crazy to have another kid right now, especially with Kaylee still not wanting to walk.

With that being said, Adam and I are HAVING ANOTHER BABY!

Our next baby is going to be born end of February beginning of March, putting about 20-21 months between our kids. 

So far this pregnancy has been totally different than my pregnancy with Kaylee.  With Kaylee I had horrible acne. I looked like a 13 year old.  I also had terrible tenderness in my womanly curves.  If I could have set up an electric fence around them I would have with a sign saying Keep Out! While I have been grateful that I have not had to experience either of those this time around, it has not been easier at all.  I have had terrible nausea all day every day.  It is non-stop. During both pregnancies I have been exhausted.  Even after getting 10 hours of sleep at night I could take a long afternoon nap.

Adam has been great, so understanding!  He has been sympathetic and has been very supportive!  He is such a great husband!

Joyful Moment of the Day: Sharing this news!

Monday, July 19, 2010

The Sin Nature

Kaylee makes me so very aware of how we are indeed born with a sin nature. 

Whether it be through her screaming in protest for being put down on the floor or her disobedience when told "No".

It's funny in comparison to myself. 

How often do I throw a fit when things do not go my way? 

Being saved by Christ from the death that I deserve makes me so grateful.  Yet there are days when I am so sinful in my attitude and behavior toward Him.  Sure I don't physically throw myself to the ground, crying and giving angry eyes, but I am in every aspect disrespectful toward my Creator that I love so very deeply.

I wonder how often He looks at me, while I am throwing a fit, and laughs.

So as Kaylee is now happy that she has her water and her cheerios, I cannot help but ponder the sin nature. I am sure I will see this area of her life adapt and change in her growing age, but I look forward to the day when she says that Jesus is in her heart and she knows that she will spend eternity in Heaven. In spite of the sin nature she was born with.

Joyful Moment of the Day: Watching Kaylee practice waving and saying "bye-bye" in the mirror this morning.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The cat cried ALL night!

These last few days have been a reflection of how much I long to be with those I love.  After visiting with lots of different family and friends over our 10 day journey in the midwest I am realizing that I need those people in my life.  Coming home is so... well... lonely.

Add that to the laundry and the sleep that I need to catch up on.

That is where you find me.

I honestly think of myself much like our cat Titus.

We have someone watch Titus while we are gone - checking in on him every few days.  This trip, though, seemed to do a number on him.  The dumb cat literally cried all night long the first night we were home.  Adam finally put him downstairs, but I could still hear him crying his little heart out.  He was so lonely.  Needless to say Adam and I got 0 sleep that night.

I think that I am like Titus in that I need people.  Genuine people that know me as good if not better than I know myself.

So, as I try to pick myself up from my travels, take naps when I can, and start a load of laundry I want all of you to know how grateful I am to have you all in my life.

You are so important to me.

I appreciate the role each of you play in my life.

Thank you.

Joyful Moment of the Day: Hearing Kaylee sing along with me this morning as I sang Jesus Love Me.  She is getting so big!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Time With Friends

It has been decided.  Weeks like this are the best!

It is really fun to see Adam in his "element".  Goofing off with Trevor.  Playing way too many games of Madden on the xbox.  Sharing stories about the past.  Seeing him with his friend.

I, on the other hand, have really enjoyed my time catching up with Meggan.  Having serious conversations while paddle boating. Having lighter conversations about The Bachelorette.  Going for walks around town.  Driving all over looking for Kaylee some Benedryl.  Making fun of Adam and Trevor's obsession with Madden.  Sharing Mommy stories. Talking about things we miss about college.  Talking about the future.  Being with my friend.

Times like these make it difficult to go home.

Our friendship is genuine.

This kind of friendship comes from years of molding and shaping. We all knew each other as single individuals.  We grew to know each other as couples.  And now we know each other as parents.

It has been a beautiful journey.  I love my friends.  I miss them and I wish that we did not have such a long distance between us.

Maybe God will bring us together once again someday.

In the meantime....

Joyful Moment of the Day:  Being able to watch The Bachelorette with Meggan.  It is much better to watch it with her!

Monday, July 5, 2010


Kaylee woke up yesterday with major allergy issues.

Runny nose. Itchy, watery eyes.

She looks so sad, but she is surprisingly not fussy.

Please be praying for my poor little girl.

Joyful Moment of the Day: Being with Meggan, Trevor, and Addison!

Saturday, July 3, 2010


We started our northern journey yesterday at 12:30ish.  Kaylee did awesome!  She was a tad bit whiney towards the end of our trip, but overall did a wonderful job of being a good little happy traveler.  This morning we had breakfast with Ryan and Sarah.  It was fun to see their place and to catch up.  We are spending a couple of nights here at Adam's Uncle's and Aunt's house and then Sunday we are heading to Meggan and Trevor's house for several days before heading to South Dakota for my grandparent's 50th wedding anniversary celebration.  Hopefully, Kaylee will continue to do great!

Joyful Moment of the Day: Great visits with Adam's Uncle and Aunt and our friends Ryan and Sarah.
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