Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Here we go again!!!


We could not be happier than we are right now. We just found out yesterday. And we just can't hold back on news this good, so we posted it on Facebook within minutes of getting the positive result. After calling the most important people, of course. 

It was funny, because I had gone up to the store to grab a bottle of wine. I was standing at the register thinking, 'Hmmm... maybe I shouldn't be drinking this.' I wasn't about to walk all the way across the store to put it back again, so at the register, I just asked the cashier for one of those "cheapo dollar pregnancy tests." I didn't even tell my husband I had bought it. I just slipped into the bathroom with it. A couple minutes later when I went back to check on it, I was FLOORED! But not really, because I'm actually a couple weeks late. I just haven't paid much attention to it lately because everything's been so busy with the holidays. Stuff finally calmed down around here and I was like, Wait a minute.... So I've got a bottle of pink moscato sitting in my fridge. My friend Courtney is gonna come over and drink it for me. 

So yeah! We're having a baby!! Based on my (and by "my" I mean "") calculations, I'm actually about nine weeks, give or take. So I'm finding out a few weeks later than usual. 

And before you ask, yes, I'm hoping this one is a girl. I have been absolutely delighted with my two boys, but I really do want a girl. Of course, I'll be happy either way, But we need some bows and lace around here!

Oh, and we already have names. Well, first names at least. For a girl, it will be Carolyn, after my best friend who died at the hands of a drunk driver several years ago. For a boy, it will be Connor. Connor isn't after anyone, so if it's a boy, the middle name will likely be Gregory, after Dixie's younger brother who died of a heart condition at 18 months old when Dixie was about 4 years old. We haven't figured out a middle name for the girl. We're asking around about our grandparent's middle names and such to see what we can come up with. We like the idea of having a name picked out as soon as possible. 

Maybe I'll do "bump-dates" but probably not. I'll aim for a monthly update, how's that?

Praise the Lord, we are so excited to be growing our family!

If you're the praying type, please pray for us to have a healthy pregnancy.

"Behold, Children are a GIFT from the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a REWARD"
Psalm 127:3

Friday, January 1, 2016

2016 Resolutions

The following is an obligatory post regarding New Year's Resolutions.

Haha. Sorry, I was trying to be funny....

Bring on the New Year! As I'm sure most people are, the fresh start of a new year is something I always look forward to. I love making New Year's Resolutions, although, I'm sure I'm not the only one who struggles to stick with them. Even so, I thought I'd jot them down here and see what happens. Maybe we'll revisit this page at the end of 2016 and see how things went.

Goal # 1: Lose weight.
Doesn't everybody and their mama say this at the beginning of every year? I'm pretty sure I said it in 2015, and well, it's on the list again because it didn't go well. This is really going to have to be a lifestyle change for me. I've got to be more conscious of what I'm eating and get a lot more movement in my life each day.

Goal # 2: Make more time for friends.
This is going to be harder because we are moving further away from everyone we associate with. But I really want to purpose to make time to spend with our friends, and for it to be meaningful.

Goal # 3: Get Cooper ready for school. 
Cooper will not start actual kindergarten until the fall of 2017 because his birthday is in December. I want to get him completely ready with all the knowledge and skills he needs to start school by the time he turns five. 

Goal # 4: Run a 5K.
I need to get in shape and this is the goal I am going to work towards. 

Goal # 5: Read more books.
I love to read, and I have the tendency to read the same books over and over again. I want to read more books. And real books, not eBooks (not that there's anything wrong with eBooks, but nothing compares to holding an actual book in hand).