Sunday, August 21, 2011

A prayer from a child

Today our hometeacher and his son came over to visit James and I.  His son's name is Max.  He is an extremely cute kid....and very smart. Probably 4 or 5 years old.   Max has grown very fond of Otis.  While Aaron was sharing his message, Max would crawl around on the floor and try to get Otis to chase him.  James asked Max to give a closing prayer, with a huge grin on his face he starts:

"Dear Heavenly Father,

Please bless that Otis will be a good dog and that the next time I come over he won't try to chase me and tackle me,

In the name of Jesus Christ Amen."

Friday, August 12, 2011

The Pro's and Con's of Pregnancy


*I'm having a BABY!
*I have an excuse to eat whatever I want (I usually tell James that the baby wants a certain
food that I am craving at that particular time)
*I get a whole new wardrobe!
*Buying things for the baby
*Finally being able to use one of my baby names
*Food tastes a MILLION times better
*People are way nicer to pregnant ladies

*I have to buy pregnancy clothes (Yes I put that in the Pros as well, but really
who wants to buy Pregnancy clothes)
*Constant Nausea
*Throwing up
*No energy
*Gaining weight
*Feeling bloated
*Being way too emotional (this is a double whammy considering I am already pretty emotional)
*Muscle/Joint Aches
*Always running to the bathroom
So, these are just a few pros and cons that I have run into so far 12 weeks along.  I can already tell that when I am six months pregnant people will think I am 9 months....oh joy.  I have thoroughly enjoyed eating beef which I normally wouldn't touch....steak, hamburgers, prime rib...the list goes on and on my friends.  My sister Marla thinks it is definitely a boy because of my MEAT cravings.  James has been SO very good to me.  I got to hear the sweet little heartbeat this morning.  I think now it has become a real thing for me.  James and I couldn't be more grateful and excited for this new little person.