Friday, November 21, 2008

Becoming a Godly Wife and Mother

There is an amazing study I am begining about Biblical submission. This is something I struggle with daily. Although my mother never worked outside the home until I was grown she was not what you'd call a biblical woman. I never learned many things that I wish I now had. I am looking forward to this study and in applying it to my life. As an introduction to the lesson and who I am I will be posting my progress and a bit more about myself.

I currently stay home with my 2 boys Brad13 & Connor 6. We are expecting our third child, a daughter, in March 09. It wasn't always this way though. I was an unwed teenage mom when I met my husband. We met in college and married when B was 5. I, at that point, was done with having kids, or so I thought. I remember a conversation with Craig, before we wed, about children. He had asked how many children I wished to have and without thinking I said none but maybe 1 more. I still to this day remember the crushed look on his face. Life of course moved on and God changed my heart, we tried and got pregnant with C. Craig was overjoyed and since then I have become convicted (in only the last year) to let God plan our family size. Craig, well God knew best when he led me to this wonderful, amazing, strong, independent, and humble man. I have spent most of our marriage getting my own way and eventhough he is a military man, Craig has always let me lead. I find it difficult to get him to lead us now that I see my sin. I am truly aiming to be a Proverbs 31 and Titus 2 minded woman and would love any fellow sisters to join me on my journey. Please visit Biblical Submission today to start on your own adventure toward being a woman after God's own heart. It will be worth it, I promise.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

It's All in God's Plans

I was having a hard time this evening with trusting in God for our lives. I admit I am a bit nervous right now. We depend on my hubby's job for income and are expecting our third child. We are letting God plan our family size and are trying to follow His lead in the rest of our lives as well. Tonight I just needed to talk to Him, so I prayed a bit, asking for guidence and strength. I am hopeful now.

My husband is in the military and is up for re-enlistment Jan 31 09. He has been dealing with medical issues and has to undergo a medical evaluation to determine whether or not he may re-up. We are crushed but ok even if it means he has to leave the military and find employment elsewhere. Our problem comes from his unit, it seems no one their is in any big hurry to get the evaluation underway or give us any information. We are left to assume that on Jan 31 he will be out of the military. However he can not just go find another job since he can't make any commitment to anyone until that magic date. It has been very stressful on him (I lean more heavily on the Lord than he does during these times) and his days off and holidays have been messed with during this also. We do not honestly know anything from day to day.

In trying to find some comfort and reassurance in our convictions to embrace the large family lifestyle (we have only in the last year or so begun our walk with God) I came across this wonderful post at Generation Cedar . It lifted my spirits and helped me feel my Father's loving hand guiding my life. So things may look bleak, but God has a plan!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

I've been tagged

Let me think...

1. I love nuts of almost any type

2. I love watching CSI marathons on TV late at night

3. I freak out if a locust gets anywhere near my hair

4. I often say the lines on tv show before they are actually said even if it is a show I have never seen.

5. My pregnancies never have taken my waist until at least 6 months, so far

6. I love retro everything

7. I love it when my hubby voice acts for our boys

I don't like calling out others on this so if you want to participate please let me know so I can visit your site.

Toys R Us Sucks

We decided to have the boys do their Christmas lists online to save time. So we proceed to TRU to scan in some toys a such, whereupon we were informed that you can not scan in wishlist items only baby registries. How in convient, my children take about 30 minutes to fill their list running through the store and it has taken about 2 weeks to find itmes on the website. I am less than pleased! On top of all this you can only add items if they have the "special" add to wishlist link, which not every item has. For example, every video game my oldest wanted had a special $10 off $30 and 90 days free financing offer and so was not included to add to wishlist. This is like this for every popular thing he wanted, verrry frustrating. So we still do not have complete wishlists and momma is getting very irritated. Needless to say I suppose Walmart is looking better and better!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Another view November 15

So today Craig and I went to an open house at Ultrasona. We got to try on a couple different baby wraps and see some things from a local baby boutique, so cute! We also were treated to a FREE mini ultrasound. The facilities are lovely and very cozy compared to my hospital u/s last week. The tech showed us a few views of monkey baby and then she switched it to 3D. It was so amazing, we watched as our baby yawned a few times. We got set to leave and the tech handed us pictures, I was a bit taken a back because they were the 3D shots of the yawn. Very generous since this was just a freebie. We also got a great view of the bottom and can now say monkey baby is all girl.
We went to lunch at Applebees which was filling but not very tasty, I had a grilled Cesar Salad. Immediately following we drove to Historic downtown St. Charles and found a quaint little baby boutique by the name of Lovely Lullabies (222 N. Main). We purchased some body products for this momma's skin and I can't wait to try them out. There were some very innovative products and some simply adorable furniture. I told Craig I'd buy a certain canopy crib if we had the money, but if I had the money I'd buy a lot of things, lol! Gotta go try my yummy mommy products and fear not, I will definitely be posting my opinions.
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Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Happy Anniversary to us

I am so excited about our ultrasound coming up in 2 days. I can't wait to hold the precious gift growing inside me! Today was my anniversary, hubby & I have been married 8 years. He is so sweet he woke me with roses and a card. I love him so very much.

Don't foget to vote tomorrow everyone!


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