Sunday, July 31, 2011

A Brand New Book

Brody Christopher is Here.
This pregnancy has been anything but easy.  I have said many times that I think my body is done carrying babies (but my mind and heart are not quite there yet).  Don't get me wrong I have loved being pregnant, enjoy the maternity wear, and definitely take advantage of eating anything and everything.  I did not enjoy the varicose veins and the awkward sleeping positions.  But I do believe it is as most mothers will say, "it was all worth it". 

The third baby was a breeze.  I love the labor stage.  I have been induced with each child.  For some reason, my babies do not want to come out.  From the time I started pushing it took 4 min for Brody to enter the world. 
He was the smallest of the 3 @ 9lbs. 1 oz.

Recovery has always been the difficult part for me.  When the nurses take me to the bathroom after the baby is born I always faint.  Weird, huh.

I am amazed everytime at how amazing the Lord is and how he creates something so intricate.

Brody entered the world on Wednesday June 8th @ 12:27pm and is a wonderful and beautiful baby.  

A Very Pregnant Bridesmaid

Two of our great friends tied the knot this past May.  Justin Vagle and Ally Chandler.
I have known Justin since Jr. High and feel like I have known Ally for years so when asked to be a bridesmaid I was ecstatic! 


                                 I was also VERY pregnant.

Can you find the pregnant lady?     

This was a very fun and special wedding for Chris and I and we are so excited to not only be friends but ministry partners together.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Family Night

Being in the ministry a 'family night' is a very precious thing to Chris and I.

Recently, I got out some string, beads, Tangled, and homemade popcorn.

I had no idea what a hit it would turn out to be.

Even Dad joined in the beading.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother's Day

I have to confess.....

I absolutely LOVE Mother's Day!

I was blessed to have a mom who was beyond creative and never let us get 'bored'
She was the 'room mom' at school and organized our neighborhood block parties
Among the themed all-out camping birthday, princess party, and Disney lip-syncing contests
My mom had dinner on the table at 5:30

I honestly am astounded at how she accomplished all of this and still had time and energy to lay with me and 'tickle' my back without falling asleep.

Being a mother of 2 beautiful girls and a little boy on the way, I have come to appreciate and realize the sacrifice that mom's make.  I am not the "feminist' mom's have it sooo hard kind of person but I do think it is a really tough job.

I have learned from a very wise woman, Vicky St. John, to pray "God make the paths that I make crooked in my parenting straight.  Fill in the gaps that I know I am missing."

This has given me incredible PEACE.

I love you to bunches Mom.