Sunday, July 29, 2007

Peach and PEACHES

It's peach season! At 13 weeks along in this wonderful pregnancy, the baby is the size of a peach. sigh. AND, we've got several visuals of our baby. A sweet lady at church gave us many pounds of peaches. A Wal-Mart sack full of them. yummmmy! I'm wanting to make some cobbler and smoothies and I'm trying to decide what else. I'll probably end up freezing lots of them b/c there are so many. After she gave them to me, I (nervously jokingly, kinda) laughed and said that maybe I ought to share the peaches with others in the church. She reassuringly told me that there were more. Phew. :) (and my mom thinks I'm not a humorous, witty writer- ha!)

TWO nights ago, I started showing. Unbelievable! I looked down and there it was. Yay! It did come at me fast, though, taking me by surprise. The lady at the bank told me I was looking small (NOT my body, my belly) and that very night, it made its appearance. On a serious note, I'm very thankful for how well this pregnancy has gone. The Lord is good.

And then I got a hankerin' (is that a word??) for Twizzlers. They sure hit a spot. I NEED TO START EXERCISING AGAIN. Mom? CC? Anybody want to walk with me??

Well, wait. How was YOUR weekend?? Let me know, if you'd like. :) Night!

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Ledbetter photo session

The Ledbetter family- dressed in white. All in all, I was pretty pleased with the outcome. I've yet to get a positive response from Grace (she's too hard on herself!) - oh well. Here goes:

Monday, July 23, 2007

Coming soon to a computer near you...

A new post from Sarah!!

but, not tonight. Hopefully tomorrow.

Quick highlights-

~Abby turned 1!
~Dear Jamie loaned me a book which came in the mail today!
~12 weeks pregnant!
~No more nausea!
~Jody and I made an apple/blueberry curmb pie tonight- yummy!
~It's slumber party time!
~Since I'm feeling so much better, it's time to start walking again...


Saturday, July 14, 2007

One sweet Saturday

Awww, what a nice, restful, relaxing day it's been. I love the weekends where we can spend lots of time with Daddy and get good rest. We enjoyed a (fly-filled) picnic @ Coggin Park, and then Mikayla got to run around, swing, and slide a bit. Oh, we love that girl!

11 weeks along today, priase the Lord! Finally the size of a large lime. How fun. My mom and I spent some time together last night. At Bahama Bucks, I spotted a basket thingy with limes and lemons and smiled :o)

What do sour patch kids and skittles have in common? You can only eat so many without absolutely needing to stop AND needing a drink of water. I bought some spk last night - sour then sweet (then cavity, then trip to dentist).

For supper tonight? Marie Callender's chicken pot pies. I know, I know, I took the easy way out, but Jody and I are actually looking forward to it. Mmm good.

Hope you all have a good weekend!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

The racing girls!

I know, I know; this picture is a little outdated, but I'm finally showing it. We had such a fun "race" day. Thanks, Erin, for joining us! (this was taken AFTER the race, as you can tell:)

Terrific quote

"All self esteem and self preservation comes at a very high cost.
It cuts us off from others. It turns us into self-centered, self-pitying introverts.
It makes us hard, haughty, callous, quick to find fault,
yet so very sensitive to our own hurts."
~F.B. Meyer

Monday, July 09, 2007

It is of the Lord's mercies...

We were able to see our baby's heartbeat today, and we praise the Lord for it!!! What a complete joy it was to see our baby dancing around as if he/she knew we were watching. :) My due date is Groundhog Day!! And for those of you who are NOT familiar with the holiday, it's February 2nd.

Dear Christy so kindly watched Mikayla at our home while Jody and I went to the appt. She even cleaned up for me. AND, she and Mikayla met us outside when we drove up. It's been a VERY special day and a very emotionally exhausting one. The Lord has truly shown great kindness to us. Good night!!

Wednesday, July 04, 2007


Have I ever mentioned that I love cherries?? I do! My sweet mommy just delivered some to my house this evening. We had a bbq to celebrate the 4th. Jody did a great job cooking out. The menu included chicken, poppers, cornbread salad, beans, and squash with onions. For dessert we had apple pie. (No, not homemade. I have lots of trouble making apple pie. It always turns out runny and it frustrates me. So, I buy the frozen kind and it always turns out yummy. Yummy, not runny- perfect. :) We had my parents over and Mikayla's favorite Aunt Christy. A very enjoyable evening for me, although Christy seems to think I'm a bit crazy/sensitive in this pregnancy. Who knows. Maybe I am.

My first appt is MONDAY!! I'm excited for the day to come. I do know that whatever happens and whatever we see that God will give us great grace. In that I am confident. I saw this verse the other day and it was special to me:

"The voice of the Lord maketh the hinds to calve..."
~Psalm 29:9a

Isn't that great?? It doesn't just "happen." The Lord is in control of it all. I love it.

THANK YOU SO MUCH, dear ladies for your encouraging comments on my previous post. We've decided to rock her/love her to sleep until she gets older. It's going quite smoothly (of course).

How about that hot dog eating contest?? CRAZY x a million. 66 hot dogs in 12 minutes. Unreal. Talk about indigestion. At least they're Nathan's (the best hot dog you can find).

Happy 4th!