Monday, April 25, 2011


Easter....I love Easter...pretty dresses..bright colors..blooming flowers..smiling faces..and a RISEN SAVIOR!  Norman and I headed to my parents for the weekend and enjoyed Easter lunch on Saturday with my family at my grandmother's.  On Sunday we went to church with my parents and brother.  The church is led by the pastor that I grew up listening to each and every Sunday morning.  Oh me...I felt so "at home".  I love my old church family....if you are reading this and you are "Old Victory" then YES, I am talking about you!  I love worship time, and on Easter I couldn't help but to stare down at my protruding belly and thank God for his blessings.  I also thought a lot about our baby who is with Jesus.  That baby has seen and been held in the nail scarred hands.  As we sang a familiar song I was filled with so many emotions....I wanted to share part of the song with've probably heard it before....

No guilt in life, no fear in death
This is the power of Christ in me
From a life's first cry to final breath
Jesus commands my destiny

No power of hell, no scheme of man
Could ever pluck me from His hand
'Til He returns or calls me home
Here in the power of Christ I stand

17 weeks....

Monday, April 11, 2011

Monday, April 4, 2011

One of my blog friends, Tea, tagged me for a little question and answer fun! I always enjoy her posts and pictures.
Here is a link to Tea's blog.
There are two rules...

Rule 1: The tagged person must post answers to the questions on their blog and replace any question they dislike with a new one they've formulated themselves.

Rule 2: Tag 4 other people to do this quiz.


1. If you have pets, do you see them as merely animals or are they members of your family?
We have 2 dogs. They are members of our family. But soon they will take a backseat. My husband has to remind me constantly that they are not humans. I love them very much!

2. If you could have a dream come true, what would it be?
I believe you should always dream and if your dreams come true make new dreams, but (like Tea) I am going to change this question....
What is one dream you've had that has come true?
My hubby is my best friend. My children are on the way! Oops...that was 2 dreams!

3. What would you do with a billion dollars?
This is a WHOLE LOT of money.  This question shouldn't be hard to answer, but it is for me.  I will do my best.
  • Pay off our house and buy one in the city we've always wanted to live in.
  • Pay off our school debt.
  • Pay for my brother to finish college.
  • Buy my brother a wheelchair accessible home.  He would also need a live-in
  • Pay off my parents' house and/or buy them a new one. They can choose!
  • Throw my parents a retirment party...and pay for them to retire!
  • Get a boat!
  • Look into a condo at the beach
  • Give to organizations that are helping people and sharing the Gospel
  • Put up some money for my children to go to college
  • RETIRE!! Norman and I both would!
  • Adopt children and set up scholarships for other families who wish to adopt.
  • Travel with my family.
  • Set up an inheritance for my children and grandchildren.
  • Choose one unsuspecting person a week and help them with a hardship they are experiencing.

4. What helps to pull you out of a bad mood?
praise and worship music

5. What is your bedtime routine?
My pj's have been on since I got home from work.  :)  I get off the couch, get a drink, take my vitamin and head to the bedroom.  I make sure the dogs are in the room...set the alarm. Adjust my pillows and turn on the TV...usually I'm out within 10 minutes!

6. Name something that has surprised you this week about motherhood (or womanhood)...
Motherhood- I'm still very inexperienced in this area. The biggest surprise of pregnancy thus far has been the shortness of breath.
Womanhood- Women are stronger than they think they are!

7. What kind of books do you read?
I like Amish novels. However, my genre has switched from fictional to informational parenting stuff.  I also enjoy my Bible.

8. How do you see yourself in 10 years?
I loved Tea's answer so I am going to copy it:
I have no idea. If the last 10 years have taught me anything, I know I pretty much have no idea what the next 10 years will bring.

9. What’s your fear?
This is not a fun question. I assume that I don't have to name my fears. I have all the fears that a typical wife, mommy-to-be, sister, daughter, etc.  has.  I fear suffering...there. I said it. I know suffering has a purpose. I know suffering draws me closer to God. I am thankful for suffering...but I fear it.

10. Would you give up all junk food for the rest of your life for the opportunity to see outer space?
Nope. I don't need Pluto...I need my Snickers bar and pound cake!

11. What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?
empty my bladder!

12. If you could change one thing about your significant other, what would it be? Or, if you’re single - if you could choose a significant other who looked like anyone in the world, who would it be?
I'm changing this question just like Tea did...

What is one thing you love about your husband?
He is my best friend and he takes really good care of me.

13. If you could pick a new name for yourself, what would it be?
I go by my middle name.  If I picked a new name I would pick my first name...Elizabeth.

14. If you had to choose between six months of sun or six months of rain, what would you choose?

15. If you could only eat one thing for the next 6 months, what would it be?
hmmm...hard question...I have no idea!

16. What is the thing you enjoy about blogging the most?
I love seeing how creative other women are and learning from them.  I enjoy having an "outlet".  I also enjoy knowing that I can look back over my past blogs at any time.

17. Do you prefer salty or sweet foods?
hmmmm....another tough question...I guess I would have to say sweet!

18. What items are in your purse right now?
Wallet, car/house keys, face powder, band-aid, lip gloss, chapstick, pen, keys,  small bottle of lotion, work ID, receipts, picture of a bridesmaid dress that I need to order for a wedding I'm in, cell phone

19. If you had to choose between vacationing at the beach or in the mountains where would you go?
I love the mountains, but the beach wins everytime.

20. What do you watch on television that you know you shouldn't?
The Soup

Now I have to break a rule and only tag one person. I was supposed to tag four.  So...if you are reading this and would like to play along please don't hesitate!!!!

 No pressure, but if you're willing to play along...


Sunday, April 3, 2011

seeds are in the ground

I hope that you guys have enjoyed the weekend as much as we have.  We were at my parents most of the seems like it had been forever since we had gone to spend the weekend with them. They live on a farm and I guess this is the season for calves to be born.  There were 2 of the most beautiful, white calves in the pasture.  I could have stood at the fence and watched them all day.  You could tell they were very young because there wasn't a dirty spot on them.  It's so funny how some experiences you never want to forget.  For some reason, I think I will always remember inching closer and closer to the fence to get a better look at those babes.  I guess I want to remember this experience because it was one of the moments that I was in awe of God's creation.

When we got back home we decided to continue to take advantage of the beautiful weather and we  Norman started on the flower garden!  He worked so hard while I sat in the lawn chair sipping my ice water.  Hey, I did dig a few holes and throw a few seeds in the ground!  He began by digging up weeds that had already started trying to take over.  Then, he planted my rose bush.  Together we planted the seeds.  I hope I have luck with seeds....I will have to be patient, but it will be so exciting to watch the tiny sprouts push their way  up through the dirt!  Here are some pictures...please excuse the quality...they are from Norm's cell to my you.

Norman working hard!

Our sweet dog, Jordan.
The DIVA DOG...Belle

Seeds we planted today :)

Last but not 13 week glamour shot!
 My next appointment is Wednesday...I hope I can update with genders!!

P.S. Did I mention that my mom made some amazing french toast this morning???