Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Winter Happenings...

I thought I would add a few pictures of our winter so far...I have not done well with keeping up with pictures. Our New Year started off with a church-wide Pirates Party from "The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything" Veggie Tales movie. It has a great message about what true heroes really are! Here Drew and his best bud, Spencer, are making treasure maps.Jayce plays a game with our senior pastor, Pastor Darrell Wiseman. Later in Jan. we headed up the mountain with dear friends, the Mullins, to stay in a lovely cabin and play in the snow. The kids had a blast being together, and sledding and snowmobiling. Notice our unique "sleds"- the entire town of McCall, Idaho was sold out of sleds. But these turned out to be the best!!!! They were very fast!

In January, the three oldest kids wanted to participate in our school's Spelling Bee. There were about 80 students who participated. We were so proud of all of them for trying! Jayce ended up as the Kindergarten champ...his winning word was "THAT". It has certainly piqued interest in spelling in our house!

All of the kids are enjoying their sibling. Preston is so fun and always seems to have someone playing with him. What did I do when I just had one? Happy winter days to you all! May spring be not too far away!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Baby Update

Thank you all for your kind and encouraging words (and the many emails). God has used you to help give us strength to go on!

We are all doing well and adjusting to the news ourselves! The sickness is minimal. We had an ultrasound today to see how far along I am and saw a very clear picture of the baby. She/He was moving a lot and we got some great pictures. The amazing thing is that it is already completely formed (it is 12 weeks); the Dr. said that it just has to get bigger, a lot bigger (it is 4.4 centimeters right now)! Can you believe we really saw a little leg and arm waving and captured it on film? We have an amazing Creator!

Our little sweetheart should arrive around August 22, 2008. We are praying that it doesn't come too early, like Preston, who had to spend a few days in the NICU. I've never had an August baby...right through the hot summer. What fun!!!

Thanks again for your support, everyone!