Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Brody Has Something to Say

That's right! We're going to have another little one. We found out a little over 2 weeks ago but wanted to wait until I went in for a sonogram to announce it to the world. We are so excited! Brody and the new baby will be 18 months apart exactly...we are due July 21. We can't wait for Brody to be a big brother and to have a little playmate. We went in yesterday for the sonogram and everything looks wonderful. We saw a strong little heartbeat on a baby tucked safely inside my uterus. That was such a beautiful site.

This Thanksgiving we have so much reason to be thankful. We have a precious, mischievous 10 month old and another one on the way. The Lord has blessed our lives tremendously and we are so grateful.

We hope you all have a WONDERFUL, HAPPY THANKSGIVING! We'll keep you posted on the baby news and I'll post the sonogram pic soon.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

10 Month Update

Brody is 10 months old today. I know I say this on every post about him, but I really can't believe how fast he is growing. He's getting to be such a big boy and do big boy things. He still army crawls all over the house. He has started getting up on his knees, but still never actually uses them to get anywhere. He's getting to be quite the climber as well. Last night, Matt just happened to glance down at him and he was climbing into the magazine rack. Then he got up on his feet and was bent over holding onto it! He's never even attempted anything that "danerous" before. We got so excited and started clapping. Then we realized we were encouraging him to hurt himself haha.

Today, I thought it would be fun to put him in the laundry hamper while I was doing laundry. He loved it! He just stood there holding onto the side like a pro! Like he's been standing forever. He would let go and just lean against it but never fell once. He probably stayed in there about 10 minutes just laughing and talking. I was so proud of him! I know, first time moms are such dorks! He's getting a ton of teeth. He's getting 2 more on the top and 2 more on the bottom, for a total of 8. These last ones are just now breaking through so he's loving that..lots of whining and fussiness. But he looks so stinkin cute when he smiles with all those teefers!

He is getting to where he won't eat baby food. He only wants food that we eat..which isn't always good because we don't eat very healthy. He loves mashed potatoes. That's got to be his favorite thing right now for sure!

I'm sure he's doing so many other things but I can't think of much more. We'll have another post next week..I guarantee it!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Today's the Day

I don't know a lot about politics. I don't understand all of the economic policies and plans that the candidates are proposing. A lot of it goes over my head. However, what I do understand is the sanctity of marriage and the innocence of an unborn child. I know where Sen. McCain and Sen. Obama stand on these issues and that's enough for me. I believe that if we vote biblically, God will take care of the rest. I don't know who has the best solution to help our suffering economy. But I know that if we put a man in office who feels that if "his own daughter got pregnant, he wouldn't want her PUNISHED with a baby" then our country is in trouble.

I was reading Psalm 81 and was wondering why God brought me to that verse. I was thinking "I know this story backwards and forwards."

1 Sing for joy to God our strength; shout aloud to the God of Jacob!
2 Begin the music, strike the tambourine, play the melodious harp and lyre.
3 Sound the ram's horn at the New Moon, and when the moon is full, on the day of our Feast;
4 this is a decree for Israel, an ordinance of the God of Jacob.
5 He established it as a statute for Joseph when he went out against Egypt, where we heard a language we did not understand. [
6 He says, "I removed the burden from their shoulders; their hands were set free from the basket.
7 In your distress you called and I rescued you, I answered you out of a thundercloud; I tested you at the waters of Meribah. Selah
8 "Hear, O my people, and I will warn you— if you would but listen to me, O Israel!
9 You shall have no foreign god among you; you shall not bow down to an alien god.
10 I am the LORD your God, who brought you up out of Egypt. Open wide your mouth and I will fill it.
11 "But my people would not listen to me; Israel would not submit to me.
12 So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices.
13 "If my people would but listen to me, if Israel would follow my ways,
14 how quickly would I subdue their enemies and turn my hand against their foes!
15 Those who hate the LORD would cringe before him, and their punishment would last forever.
16 But you would be fed with the finest of wheat; with honey from the rock I would satisfy you."

As I prayed, asking the Lord to teach me through this verse, it hit me. Verses 11-12. But my people would not listen to me, Israel would not submit to me. So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices.

The Lord as blessed American beyond understanding. We are the most powerful, wealthiest country in the world. Yet, we are turning so far from God. We don't listen to him. There may come a day that He does turn his back on us. But with that being said, I trust that the Lord will protect those that do trust and listen to his commands. Therefore, we must vote for the candidate that most closely supports biblical truths.

I will admit that I don't absolutely love some of McCain's proposals (the ones I do understand), but all I know is he supports life and marriage. And that's enough for me.

So, please pray today for the voters. And pray that no matter what the outcome, the Lord will use it to bring this nation back to him. Ok, that's all I have to say. You'll probably never see a political post on this blog again haha!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Brody's First Halloween

It's so fun getting to have "firsts" with Brody. He has no idea what's really going on at this stage, but its fun for mom and dad! And an excuse to take tons of photos! Brody had his first Halloween this weekend. I wouldn't say he "celebrated" his first Halloween...Halloween isn't really a celebration. Just an excuse to dress up and get candy. Matt and I both don't take it very seriously but definitely thought it was fun to try to dress Brody up as something. We had some ideas but decided that because of his crazy hair, he would make a good rocker with an awesome mohawk. And the mohawk really ended up being all of his costume. We put some cute clothes on him, but we didn't really have anything that said "I'm a RockStar!"

My handsome boys!

Side view of the hair.

Brody Boy and Mommy
(Sorry we're a little washed out. The flash was way to bright but I haven't had time to edit any photos.)

We went over to Kristin and David's for dinner and some guitar hero. Kristin was one of my college roommates and David was our next door neighbor. They just moved back to CS in the last few months so its been great getting to hang out with them again!

Brody LOVED Maggie (the hot dog). He gave her tons of kisses!

We played Guitar Hero for the first time. I can't believe I've been missing out on this!

Kristin and David were REALLY GOOD! They blew us away!

My son and his crazy faces!

The Rocker and his guitar.

And look what was waiting for us when we got home....

This Cute Lil Pumpkin!

Brent, Leigh Ann and Cole spent the weekend with us. Our boys had a good time together. Sometimes Brody is a little too rough so we had to keep a close eye on him. But he sure loves his cousin!

Does anyone notice that Cole is as tall as Brody when they are sitting down? Yea, that's right. Brody is a shorty!