Monday, June 14, 2010

Sunday & Strawberries

Yesterday wasn't the beautiful day you would think of in terms of beautiful.  Sunny, warm, slight breeze & gorgeous.  However, it was still beautiful in spite of the gray & damp weather.

We started the morning off by going to church & the plan was to meet up with my mom after church and head to a local strawberry festival.  I wasn't sure if it would work out since it seemed like it could downpour at any second.  We decided to brave the weather anyway.  It's only 10 minutes from the house so the worst that would happen is we drove home.  

So, we get there & walk around the farm market & then find out we have to get down to the strawberry patch for the picking & face painting.  So we hop on a wagon filled with hay (the smell was delicious..I just love fresh hay) and down we go to the strawberry patch.

The kids had to have their face painted...of course.

Then we went to check out the old fire engine.

After that we started picking.  Unfortunately it was pretty well picked clean, however we were able to find some pretty nice berries after some hunting!

What would be a strawberry festival without homemade ice cream?!  Afton picked moose tracks in a dish, Caleb picked vanilla on a cone, my mom picked kahlua chip on a sugar cone & I chose black raspberry.  It was so good!

We finished the day with some pictures & a group shot & then off we went to get warm in the van...brrr!

So it was a great day.  Beautiful in every way except the weather which didn't hold us back at all!

Now I have to get some desserts & jelly made before we devour the strawberries!!!

Hope you all had a great weekend!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Exciting News

Yesterday we had a very special appointment scheduled at 9:30am!

Here are the "results" of that appointment.

We're having another baby!!

Actually, I was 19 weeks, 5 days pregnant when the ultrasound was done.  Tomorrow is my
20 week mark!  Halfway there already!!

I have to say this was the last thing I was waiting for.  After the 2 miscarriages last summer/fall I was
very on edge at each appointment.  Hearing the heartbeat was the first milestone.  Then 
hearing it a second time was a huge relief.  Feeling the baby move & kick was just another step & so
amazing!!  However, actually seeing this little life growing inside of me, moving around & being it's
perfect little self was the icing on the cake.

I walked out of the ultrasound feeling like a huge weight had been lifted off my shoulders.  God is so good!
I have been trying not to let my fear get the best of me during this pregnancy.  I know God has a plan & 
it may not be what I want, but I know it's good.  So, I went to each appointment prepared for the worst & hoping for the best.  Each time God gave me a sense of peace & each time we had good news.

So, like I said before, this was just the icing on the cake!  

We did not find out what we're having although we do have the sex & the money shot in an envelope...SEALED!

I have no desire to know because I really want to be excited!  I just can't wait!!

My due date is October 28th so we shall see when this little love bug makes their appearance!

I can't wait to meet our new addition!  I'm already in love with this little bundle of joy that kicks me
throughout the day :)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Shall we (I) try this again?

I've been thinking about it, debating, stopping & starting again for a while now.  Just not quite ready to commit to regular posting just because my day isn't, well, regular.  Sooooo...I suppose I just have to jump in and give it a whirl, right?

So here goes nothing, well, something...just not sure what, exactly.

For now I'll leave you with a beach shot of my two beautiful kiddos!

Enjoy the scenery & we'll see if I'll be back again!