Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Ultrasound results are in...

It's a boy!!
He looks very happy and healthy in there.
She was able to see the legs, arms, toes, and fingers.
Four chambers of the heart, the kidneys, stomach, lungs, brain and all the good stuff.
She said he definitely had outdoor plumbing : )-

We are very happy and excited. We're taking suggestions for names!

Friday, January 26, 2007

My New Title

I found this on Kate's blog (The Tate school) and thought it was pretty funny. Check it out and see what your name is...

My Peculiar Aristocratic Title is:
Her Most Serene Highness Lady Stacey the Carnivorous of Goosnargh Leering
Get your Peculiar Aristocratic Title

Life is short

Josh made a great observation this morning... "A day just seems so much faster than 24 hours."

If only he knew just how fast life does pass us by! I look back and realize just how fast things in my life have happened. It feels like just a couple years ago I was planning my wedding. In reality it's been almost seven years of marriage for Jeff and I.

Then I look back and think about being in labor with Josh and it seems not too long ago. In reality it's been 5 1/2 years. Before I know it this baby I'm carrying will be in Kindergarten!

It just flies by and we don't even catch half of the good stuff because we're so focused on other things. I want to stop today and this week and just enjoy my kids, my husband, my family and my life. Because before I know it, I'll be an old lady looking back wondering where the time went!

Ecclesiastes 3:1 ~ There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under Heaven.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Josh strikes again...

Okay, is everyone tired of hearing the silly stuff Josh says? He just cracks me up and I can't help but write it down.

The other day I was puking my guts up in the trash can and he says "Mom, it must be a girl because girls make me sick, too!"

Another day I couldn't even get to the trash can or toilet and started throwing up in the kitchen sink (don't worry, I sterilized it afterwards Mom). He says to me "I realize you're sick and all but I'm going to be late for school if we don't hurry up."

I love the way he looks at life and the silly things he's says so humor me as a proud Mama.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Dealing with my anger

The last two weeks our Pastor has talked about being angry and given us great ways to deal with it. He gave us this verse to think about...

"Be angry, and yet do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger." Ephesians 4:26.

He told us how lots of times this verse is used with couples and that's great but it's not just in marriage. We need to let go of the anger and bitterness we're holding onto.

Do I have some anger and bitterness in my heart? You bet I do. There was the time I had a boy at school fondle me right in the classroom. Another time I had a boy force himself on me in an empty classroom at school. I had a manager I worked with make a couple passes at me and then once kissed me on the cheek. I had a cousin who tried to rape me when I was 17. This has caused major problems with my security in life. I'm a nervous person who feels like lots of men want the wrong thing. It really hurts that these men and boys have taken me to a place like this. I don't like it and want to get over it!

So there you go, I just laid it all out there for everyone to see. I don't want to hold onto these things any longer. Because really they are only hurting me now. I doubt those guys ever even think about me and the things they did to hurt me. Somehow though because I haven't forgiven them and really let it go, I have still been hurting all these years. It's time! I need to do this for me and the people around me today.

Here's another verse that has really helped...

"Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you." Ephesians 4:31-32

I'm letting go of this today and I feel great! Personally, one of the best ways of letting go is to share it with people around me. This will encourage me to stick with it and stay strong. So thank you for listening! Please pray for healing in my life.

Also, I would like to start helping girls in my community who have been hurt or are dealing with the same issues. I think it's a great way to heal me and also help them. So pray that God would bring those opportunities my way.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Thoughts in my head

I haven't posted for some time now. Not really much to talk about. Here are some things that have happened lately...

~Tonight we were out for a walk and Josh yelled "There's the Big Scooper!"

~Wednesday I heard the baby's heart beating for the first time. It was nice and strong in the 170's. I scheduled the ultrasound appointment for January 30th. We'll know soon if we should paint pink or blue in the nursery!

~Wednesday I also had blood work done. I took my nephew, Kaleb, and my son, Josh, with me. Josh kept saying "Don't look Kaleb, it's gross." Kaleb kept saying "Cool, I can see your blood running through the tube!"

~Friday my doctor called to let me know my thyroid levels are off. Not sure what to think about that but I have to go have more blood work done this week.

~Friday my parent's started moving into their new house. Very close to us and it's beautiful!

Hope all my blogging friends out there haven't given up on me. I'll be back soon.