Monday, November 22, 2010

I am Thankful for...

the internet, for without, I would seriously need to find new entertainment.heh, we all would..sad but, oh so very true.
friends who make me laugh.
my husband playing his piano when he is trying to unwind. I get the benefits of
Salted Caramel Hot chocolates from Starbucks..mmm. warm goodness in a cup.
Quiznos and their tuna sandwiches. Seriously so good. I can only have them once a week. boo.
my Maggie for being so excited everytime she sees me.
my sister. I love her company.
our christmas tree being makes our house feel so cozy. love christmas!
that Thanksgiving is this weekend and that means punkin' pie! just realized a lot of these are food. so sad.
for the way that God is faithful in all things.
last but not least...for hearing our baby's heartbeat today. little bean was kicking up a storm. totally cute.favorite part of my day by far.

Monday, November 8, 2010

In everything..

God is there. He is truly everywhere. His beauty in everything. I love that even while driving in my car just as the sun is going down, He shows me the all of the beauty that He holds in  His hands through the colors in the sky.

I love that I can see His beauty when the cold air (Yay to the Yay!) hits me in my face and I am reminded that just as quick as the coldness is quick to greet me, so is He. Right when I call on Him. His love never fails me. His presence is always near me.

God is here as I am listening to my husband play the piano. Even in simple moments like these. I am reminded just how near He is.

God is in our troubles. He already knows what we are going through. When we ask, He takes them away. Not always at the exact moment we want Him to, but in His perfect time. When He does, all Glory goes right back to Him. Where it belongs.

Psalm 46: " God is our refuge and strength, a very  present help in trouble.  Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam,
though the mountains tremble at its swelling. There is a river whose streams make glad  the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High. God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved; God will help her when morning dawns.
The nations rage, the kingdoms totter; he utters his voice, the earth melts. The Lord of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress.  Come, behold the works of the Lord, how he has brought desolations on the earth.
He makes wars cease to the end of the earth; he breaks the bow and shatters the spear; he burns the chariots with fire.
“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”
 The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress."

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Baby Love...

I am so excited to say that we are expecting our first little babe in May of next year! It is truly a blessing. I love thinking that this time next year, I will have a squishy baby to kiss all over!

Despite the fact that I am 13 weeks pregnant today, I am not too sure that it has really hit me. I know that seems crazy. Seriously though, I have been pretty darn blessed by not having the symptoms that I know many women out there are far too familiar with.

Nausea not so much. Occasional heart burn- yes. Bloating- yup. Sleepiness-sometimes. Insomnia-unfortunately. Although last night I only got up once the whole night, that seriously calls for some celebration. Bloody noses, totally had that in the beginning-something no one tells you about!

We have had two appointments so far. We got to see the little bean back at 8wks. Which was so sweet. All I cared about was seeing the little heart beat. Once I saw it, I felt more pregnant and so thankful. Our last appt, we got to hear it, and can I just say that my husband is too cute! As soon as my doctor put on the doppler and found it, my husband had the biggest, cheesiest grin on his face. I fell in love, all over with him again at that moment.  I love being able to see him get so excited about becoming a father. I can't wait to see him hold the baby for the first time. Makes me smile just thinking about it.

For now...I am looking forward to our next appointment and for the big ultrasound (2 appts. away, argh!) that will hopefully show us whether we are having a boy or a girl! I am soo looking forward to finding out what we are having! I commend those who can wait, but I know that we can't!

I am excited, can you tell?!