Saturday, February 28, 2009


Today started out so great...actually it started yesterday. A good friend of mine had an in home party and while I didn't buy anything, we ended up staying really late and just chatting. It was so fun...and we ate chocolate fountain stuff! Yummy that was good.

I was up late with bad heartburn (due to said chocolate fountain) and from the excitement about what Saturday would bring. We were driving to Chicago to get a 3D ultrasound done!! I couldn't wait to see my sweet baby's little face!

My Mom & Dad came over in the morning to watch the kids for us cause we were going to the membership class at our church from 9-12. That was fun! It was a big class and although we already knew most of the information, it's always nice to see Pastor's Kevin and Dan! So as of tomorrow morning we will be members of KFA...I know, it's about time!

We came home and ate lunch, which was really yummy! Mr. M made egg salad sandwich and he makes it so good! I only like it when he makes it! We printed out directions to the ultrasound place and off we went. Mom came with us too!

I was glad we left early cause the traffic was crazy and we ended up getting there with just enough time to use the bathroom and it was time! Mr. M and I were both able to lay up on the bed, which was really cool, he was more a part of it that way. The tech came in and we told her we definitely did not want to know the gender of the baby. After a few minutes, she told us that the baby was in a really bad position. She was going to give us about 10 minutes to try and move around, drink some water, and eat a snack to try and get the baby moving. If the baby did not move we weren't going to be able to do the ultrasound today.

The baby is laying with it's back toward my stomach and the face toward my back. So we could see the back of the head and the spine great! We prayed, I drank water, I ate a snack, I layed on both sides and even got up on all 4's to try and get the baby to move. No such luck. We were not going to be able to do it today. We can reschedule.

When I got up to put my shoes on and get ready to go, I just lost it. I started balling. I know it seems silly to cry over something like this...I mean, really, I am having a healthy baby in 10 weeks, what's to cry about, right?! I guess it was just my excitement and hormones. I just really wanted to see my sweet baby's little face. Something to focus on for the next 10 weeks. I know when we got it done with Little Man, I watched our DVD every day till he was born!! I took all his pictures with to the hospital so I could focus on them during labor.

I don't know if we will reschedule or not. Mr. M says we will. It's such a long drive. He wanted to reschedule for next week. We have no guarantee that the baby will move though. I am having an ultrasound at my OB on Thursday to check baby's growth and some other things so they will be able to tell me if the baby has moved, then maybe we will reschedule for the following week. I am getting to the point where the baby will start moving down soon and it's getting more crowded which can also make it difficult to get good pics. Maybe it just wasn't meant to be.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

My New Blog!

So what do you think of my new background? I found this place online where there are free backgrounds and very easy to use! It's called The cutest blog on the block and I really am having fun with it! I had a February one up for a few days but I just could not wait to do March! I love it and I finally figured out how to fix the kids pics on the side bar. I updated them and then it kept cutting them in half...but it's all fixed now! Plus I added a whole bunch of pics at the bottom of the side bar on the left, so scroll down and enjoy watching my kids grow!

March is going to be a busy month for us so hopefully that means lots of blogging, right?!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

There are so many Bible verses that talk about love.

Proverbs 10:12
Hatred stirs up dissension, but love covers over all wrongs.

Song of Solomon 2:16a
My lover is mine, and I am his.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 &13

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails....And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

Ephesians 5:33
However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.

Colossians 3:14
And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

1 Peter 4:8
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.

1 John 3:18
Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.

Love is so many different things. In the beginning of our marriage, we did have some tough times. I was a spoiled brat and I have a bad temper. Mr. M put up with a lot from me! He also had his own issues too.

When we got married, I don't know that we really knew what love was. We loved each other in what we thought was love...but it was more of an emotion. Over the 14 & 1/2 years that we have been married, we have made a choice to love each other. Through the good times and the bad. Through the times when all we wanted to do was give up. Through the times when it was so hard to forgive each other that it actually hurt. Through the times when we had no money and were eating ramen noodles for dinner. Through the birth and continual raising of 3...soon to be 4 kids.

Love is not an emotion, it's not the butterflies you get when you see your loved one (although that's a great thing too!), it's not having a perfect relationship where no one argues or hurts someone else's feelings. Love is a choice. You can choose to love...beyond faults. You can choose to love through forgiveness. You can choose to love by not keeping a record of wrongs...a lot of us women are really great at keeping records!

So on this Valentine's Day, when we celebrate love...I am celebrating the choices that my husband and I have made. To love one another. To stand by each other's side...come what may.

I love you honey and I am so thankful to the Lord for choosing you for my life long companion. I am so thankful for the husband and father that you are and that you strive to follow Jesus in everything you do. Today, and every day, I choose to love you.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Disney on Ice

What a magical time we had!! Last weekend we went to see Disney on Ice: 100 years of Magic. It was so great! We went with some great friends of ours and we celebrated one of their daughters 7th birthday. Tinkerbell dressed up as Jasmine...although she wanted to dress up as Tinkerbell...the costume is just too small for her now! Princess dressed up as Ariel and we even curled her hair! My friends 2 younger little girls dressed up as Belle and Aurora. They were all so beautiful! It didn't work out for my friends oldest daughter to dress up as Snow White so she decided she would be the Princesses assistant...although I think she did a much better job at being the little princes assistant...and a great big help to me!

You know how we love Disney and while we all want to go to Disney World so bad right now...this definitely was really awesome! We almost thought we were going to be late since we weren't watching the clock during lunch...but we made it in perfect timing! We had seats in the 10th row and it was VERY close!!

There were so many different characters in this program! They did little mini stories from Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Finding Nemo, Pinocchio, Incredibles, Mulan, Lion King, and Toy Story. Plus most of the princesses were there with their princes! And of course we got to see lots and lots of Mickey and Minnie Mouse!!

I think the best part of the show though...was watching my kids enjoy the show! The girls were just in awe with smiles on their faces the whole time! Little Man was hilarious!! Every time Mickey would come out, he'd wave his little hand and yell, "Hi Mickey!!!" Then when he would go away Ethan would ask, "where's Mickey? Is he taking a nap?" And every time a beautiful princess would come out he would say, "Wook Mowwy!" Trying to get the attention of the birthday girl so she could see the princesses.

We had a wonderful, magical, Disney time and it really makes us want to go to Disney World even more right now!! Although I don't think I could handle our normal Disney routine being 7 months pregnant!!

So I had some camera issues that day of course. Just after the show started my battery died (we are going to buy an extra battery this weekend!). So I had to get out the old point and shoot, which is a pretty good little camera but just not great for shows like this with the lighting and all. Luckily my friend had her awesome camera and will be giving me copies of her pics. So enjoy some of the pics of mine that did turn out and have a magical day!!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

New Computer!

I'm so excited! That I just can't hide it! I'm about to lose control and I think I like it!

Ahhhhhhhh....we finally got a new computer. No more waiting forever for sites to come up, no more only being able to have one window open at a time, no more frozen computer when I am trying to blog!!

Right now I am blogging and chatting with my sister in law on google at the same time! It's so amazing!

I am hoping this will greatly increase my blogging and adding pictures to my blog since it won't take me so long. That last post took me from Jan. 11th till Feb 2nd!

We just have to get all our stuff transferred over from the old computer which Mr. M is working on and then we will be all set!

Now if I could just get my new computer to clean my house......