03/27/10 1:15PM

I miss my husband. He's been working so hard on our new house, and I've been helping my dad with his new business almost every day. I get to keep the kids with me all the time, but poor Casey doesn't see much of them these days. But hopefully it will only be a week or two more, and then we can move into our new house. I'm just ready to get in, unpack, and rest! And also have a conversation with my husband!

30 weeks for Sophie, so I have to start taking it easy soon. Jenna was born at 34 weeks and stayed in the NICU for almost 2 weeks, and I don't want to go through that again.

I'm so glad it's finally naptime! (for all of us)
  • lindseymarie
    That's exciting about the new house! Hope you can get all settled in the next couple weeks so you can start taking it easy! Cute name!
    by lindseymarie at 03/28/10 4:09PM

01/19/10 3:52PM

Sophie Reagan is due June 7th, and I have never been healthier! I also have never had so much mental stress in my life. Prayers.
  • lindseymarie
    What a pretty name! Glad you are doing well with your health--hope things get better otherwise soon!
    by lindseymarie at 01/19/10 9:07PM
  • mrs_worm
    a girl! Congratulations. I'm glad you are doing well. My SIl is having a girl in early May
    by mrs_worm at 01/19/10 10:01PM
  • frogkisser
    Lovely name. I guess Jason will just have to go it alone.
    by frogkisser at 01/20/10 6:42PM

Baby Number 4!

No, we are not trying to get a tv show. I would be more like Kate on Jon & Kate Plus 8 than the mom on 18 Kids and Counting, so I don't want to ruin my reputation! :) But I'm working on myself constantly, and the women's class at homeschool camp this week was really helpful. I think I set high goals for my children and their behavior, which is good, but I let it frustrate me when they don't meet my goals. I need to relax a bit and remember that they are just kids! They don't always measure up, and neither do I for that matter!

I had a great time at camp this week, but we had to come home early because of Casey's asthma. The cabin we were in must've had mold or something. It was so nice to spend the days with the Spruce Pine people! I miss them a lot, but when we're together, it seems like we just pick up where we left off. They are every bit our family.

Please pray for this one to be a healthy baby BOY. Poor Jase needs a brother!
  • frogkisser
    I'm glad you do set high standards for your children! I'm sure you are doing it in a Godly way, and not just to be hard on them.
    Congrats on your new kiddo...I don't think four kids is so extreme :)
    by frogkisser at 10/02/09 5:14PM
  • ninja_penguin
    Congrats! You guys aren't Catholic or rabbits by any chance, are you?
    by ninja_penguin at 10/02/09 8:02PM
  • mrs_worm
    oh congrats!! we've gone back and forth on having a 4th. I think we will, but I hope to wait a *little* longer between them than I did with Jenna and Joe!!
    by mrs_worm at 10/02/09 10:49PM
  • lindseymarie
    Congrats again! That camp sounds like such a great idea for recharging and getting more ideas.
    by lindseymarie at 10/05/09 10:01AM
  • s_laughter
    Congratulations! I'm very happy for you guys!
    by s_laughter at 10/05/09 12:55PM
  • beckdobbins
    by beckdobbins at 10/05/09 4:24PM

09/12/09 8:17AM

My little Jenna is four years old! Sigh. It's kind of sad, but I'm really happy to have a four-year-old. She helps me so much and she's very good about telling me who is getting into trouble in the next room :)

This weekend is my sister's baby shower. Amanda is due on Halloween and you can't even tell she's pregnant from the back! I can't wait to hold baby Wes. I must make him love me.

Homeschool camp is coming up soon! I've never been and I'm super-excited to go this year. Jenna is probably old enough to start reading, but I'm kind of putting it off until things slow down a bit. We've been working on phonics a little and she knows how most of the letters sound. I can see vowels being a bit tricky because they sound differently in lots of words.

Jason and Jenna have the same gift bag over their heads and are walking into each other and the walls right now. The things they find funny...
  • wondercat
    It should be an exciting couple of months.
    by wondercat at 09/14/09 9:03AM
  • lindseymarie
    4 years! Happy Birthday Jenna--know it's a special day for you both!
    by lindseymarie at 09/16/09 9:17AM
  • motormouthmichal
    Yes it is! It actually came out a few weeks ago. Nate and I also bought "24-Redemption" to go with it. Just an idea, but if you buy the season through walmart.com you can get it for about half the cost as in store. We actually got both season 7 and redemption for less than what we would have paid in the store for the season alone and that included faster shipping!
    by motormouthmichal at 09/23/09 3:52PM

09/05/09 9:26AM

"Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind." II Timothy 1:6-7

Does this apply to us today? I sometimes can't put what I'm thinking into words, so I need some help on this one. Any thoughts on this passage would be appreciated.
  • beckdobbins
    I think so :)
    by beckdobbins at 09/07/09 8:07PM
  • wondercat
    We may not have the miraculous gifts that Paul is referring to, but the principle most certainly applies. Instead of being governed by fear and apprehension, we ought to be goverened by zeal and courage. Too many Christians hold the gospel in because they're afraid to offend others and afraid to be different. They're like the man who hid his talent.
    by wondercat at 09/08/09 2:44PM