Thursday, December 31, 2009

2009 in review

Wow it's been a crazy year. We got pregnant for the fourth time in January, we graduated in August and began seminary, had our Mackenzie Grace in September, and it has been a bit of a blur since then lol. We have made amazing lifelong friends this year. I am so thankful for those we have met. Some on our same path, others not but I know we will continue our friendship. We have some fun plans with the girls this evening so I need to clean my house from traveling so I should get off here now. But thank you to those who have read this year and prayed with us and for us. Have a blessed New Year!!!!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Travel woes

For the first time this year, we traveled for the holidays. While we had a good time, the drive was looooong! Ainsley and Renah did wonderfully thanks to Santa coming early and bringing portable DVD players. The drive home took two days due to a tire blowing on the trailer we borrowed from Wade's parents in the middle of no where at 930 at night. That was a fun adventure to say the least. But praise God we were all safe and mostly kept our cool ;) We finally got home yesterday and haven't done much today. That's about all for now but I hope you all had a great Christmas!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

It's beginning to look a lot like...mud I do live in Cleveland you know!

Oh the rain, the rain that will not go away. That is not what I'm talking about today but really it rains here all the time! Yesterday was Dec 1, and the Christmas festivities started! Last night was our staff/deacon Christmas party. Tonight is church but first a Christmas luncheon for Chaplain candidates and wives, tomorrow is a party, Friday a party, Saturday we are hosting a cookie and ornament swap - so excited! and Monday is a party. Holy cow that is a lot of Christmas cheer!
I am supposed to be writing a paper right now but felt like blogging first. I am also supposed to be studying for finals next week!
This is Mackenzie's first Christmas and I am so excited. I know that after we lost Mishael, I got pregnant very quickly. In some ways it made it harder, but I felt that with the milestones that we would go through, I needed to be pregnant. Last Christmas was hard but I knew had he not died, I wouldn't have had a baby at Christmas anyway, but this Christmas I would have and praise God I do.
Part of me feels guilty that get pregnant so easily when so many people we know struggle. I praise God that I am able to conceive with such ease. But this year I really want to remember and pray for those who want those babies and for whatever reason can't have them. To see the look in a child's eyes Christmas morning is priceless and I want my friends who have that desire for those babies to experience that look as well.
This post got a little deeper than I planned but that's ok, if you have read this, say a prayer for those who are struggling with infertility. Well, I really have to get to work on my paper. I hope you have great day and take a few minutes out of your busy day to enjoy the season!