Tuesday, August 10, 2010


I love that word.  I think it sums up the miracle wonderfully.

For at least a week, I've been thinking I felt the baby move.  I really wasn't sure, though.  Was I looking for something that wasn't quite there?

On Sunday, we went to my nephew's baby blessing.  At the gathering afterward, I was holding little Lucas and sitting next to Terral while we waited to get our picture taken.  Suddenly I felt those little taps from the inside!  I was pretty sure this time, but a part of me still held back just in case. 

The next evening there was no doubt.  Our baby was saying hi!  And even though everything I've read says the husband  usually can't feel it for a few more weeks, Terral was able to be a part of this family communication.  He was so excited!  We sat in bed just watching my belly, and we saw it move!

I think we will have an active one on our hands.  Just like daddy.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Three Years

Yesterday was our third anniversary.  It actually is kind of surprising to me that it's only been three years.  Haven't we always been together?

The past two years we took a quick overnight trip to Crystal Springs, but this year we didn't really feel like going anywhere because of all the travelling we have done and will soon be doing.  We didn't really have time to plan anything, so we just kind of took the day as it went. 

My mom had been visiting us to help organize and make room for the baby (hopefully more on that soon), so we started the day of with squeegie eggs (otherwise known as golden rod eggs) and wishing her a good journey home.  After that we started a painting project for the nursery which lasted into the early afternoon.  We just got all the prep work and the first coat done, but it feels good to have it on its way!  Doing it together made it more fun.

Later, we had a yummy picnic at the pond, also known as The Lake at the Hills (silly city council people--I think that's who named it anyway).  It was only the second time I'd been there, and we had a really good time just relaxing and playing in the water.  Then we felt like renting a movie and using some awesome coupons to get a meal at Quiznos--so we did. :)  Oh, and we bought some chocolate and our anniversary present. 

We don't get each other separate presents for our anniversary.  Instead we decide together on something that we would both like and find useful.  The first year we got a food processor.  This year we bought a circular saw.  I'm excited for the projects we can do now!

It was a wonderful, relaxing day, and I was so happy to spend it with the man I love!

It's coming. . . sometime

I keep meaning to update our blog.  I have several posts in my head, but they keep failing to materialize.  I have time to post when I'm at work, but I don't have most of my pictures.  When I'm at home, Terral is usually working on the computer, or else I have stuff I need/want to do around the house. 

I'll try to do better!  I really want to post regularly just so we can have a record.  I'll work on that.