Sunday, February 28, 2010

I cannot wait

I cannot wait to snuggle up with our child. To soak up all of the little coos and sweet baby smells. Oh friends my heart just keeps getting bigger and bigger much as my child does with each growing day. God is so good!

Friday, February 26, 2010

new look?

I decided it was time for a new look once again. What ya think?

Also, I am wanting a new name for the blog. Should I go back to What's up paper cup? or should we pick something new? I think if we go with something new it needs to be something that can stand for our family regardless of how many of us there are or whats going on at the time. Perhaps something reflecting us and/or our values?
Any suggestions?

Monday, February 15, 2010

With growing joy and excitement....

we bring you our exciting news..............we're pregnant!!

I had suspicions and decided to take a test even though it was probably a bit early. Within a minute or so the test very clearly read pregnant. Even though I knew it was a very real possibility I was surprised. I looked at it over and over saying to myself...really? I even went so far as to go back and look at the test several times throughout the morning. As the day went on I realized just how excited I was and how much I love our little one already!

Aaron came home from the office for lunch and I had waiting on his computer an "I love Daddy" bib. When he saw it, he looked at it and quickly realized its meaning. He had a few moments of surprise and realization and ended with great joy.

We are both still processing this news and are excited about the changes that are coming!

We have now told most of our families so I thought I would take a moment and post our news on here :)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A few quick thoughts

I dont have long to update at this point but I did want to put down a few thoughts so that I could come back and visit them/update when I get a chance.
*Prayers~ My heart is still heavy with them but God has given me the peace of knowing He is in control.
*Crafts~ I have some photos to post of some shirts I made and cant wait to share them! They turned out really cute :)
I am also getting back into scrapbooking and hope to make some great progress over the next couple of weeks.
*Superbowl commercial spectacular~ We enjoyed a great evening with friends. We had a lot of great food and conversations! I will post some of the pictures from the evening when I can.

Monday, February 1, 2010

The current state of my heart

February is heart month. As a teacher this was just one of the many topics we tried to squeeze into the smallest month of the year. Now that I am at home I think back to those days and think about all of the ways that God has changed not only my schedule but also my heart. For the first time ever I plan on working from home, staying home with our future children, and have noticed how God is increasing the prayers that dwell within my heart.
Over the past couple of days my heart has been very heavy with prayers for many that are close to me. I have family members in need of prayer. I have friends with ailing parents in need of prayer. I have friends struggling with unexpected health problems in need of prayer. Oh how my heart has become heavy for these situations.
Over the next couple of days I will be away from my computer a bit more than usual as I try to help in any way that I can with several of these situations. Please join me in praying for these situations friends. Several of these are life and death situations and others are very life altering.