We've been enjoying really warm days for MN. Usually we are in the teens to below zero at this point and today it was in the mid 50's. We took advantage by going for a nice walk. I am usually anxious for snow, but this weather has been so nice that I'm feeling ready for spring and summer and not the snow, which I'm sure will come sometime--we do live in MN after all. I do feel like I should be getting my seeds going for the garden though...
Andy & I went to my first OB appt and things look good. I've been such a nervous wreck so it was a relief to actually see the baby. They couldn't actually get me in yesterday for an ultrasound so my OB (who spoils me) took me back to do a quick scan just to check everything out before I get into my real ultrasound appointment on Wednesday. We saw a little baby and a little baby heartbeat. We're excited to see more detail tomorrow. Thanks for all of your prayers.
Last Sunday evening, Andy & I were discussing several family items which included if/when to have baby #4. After trying to decide when the best time for us and the kids and being met with many "obstacles" we relented and gave the timing of #4 to God.
Just 3 days later I took a test and God said--NOW!
Baby #4 due August 19, 2012.
We are thrilled and so thankful to God for this blessing. If you could, please offer up a prayer on our behalf. I have miscarried every other pregnancy and that would be this one so I'm a little on edge. I have placed this baby and pregnancy in His hands, but all prayers do help. Thank you.
My life is not perfect or even completely happy at this moment in time. However, through any of the stresses that have arisen, I still know that I am blessed. Sometimes it seems as if God knows when things need to be eliminated from my life and my very full calendar is suddenly not quite so full. For that I am thankful because I am needing those extra times for deeper prayer and study. What better way to deal with stresses is there than that? I am quite happy and blessed to be His child.
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We started hsing this year. Audrey is in 1st grade and so far loves school. She's an eager learner which helps a ton. We are very relaxed schoolers and are just trying to enjoy the journey. So far so good!
We were very blessed to attend our first hscamp in IN at the end of September. The best way I've been able to convey to people how great it was is to tell them that I actually cried when we left and I am not a crier. Cabin is booked for next year!
Joel-man is 9 1/2 months old and is growing up way too fast...as are all of our kiddos.
Some of our dear friends, J & S Hadders will be staying with us for several days starting this weekend. We are so very excited to have them!
I really will try to get better about updating, because this is just sad!
Andy, Joel, and I are heading to Duluth this weekend for our first homeschool convention!!! I've been printing off handouts like crazy for all of the different workshops. It's going to be so hard to choose which ones to attend. I'm most excited about all of the Charlotte Mason workshops.
Spring is here! We are loving the longer and warmer days.
I'm going to have another niece in August!!! Jay & Meg are expecting a girl and I just cannot wait. I love Kate so much already :)
On Monday I will officially be a minivan mom. A 2006 Town & Country will be on it's way north from FL for us this weekend. Never thought I'd be so excited about a van ;)
Have a great weekend