Thursday, February 21, 2008

Catching up...kind of

I have gotten several sweet emails asking if everything is ok because I have not posted in nearly a month...Thanks for noticing:) We are doing well.

* Thanks to everyone who commented and made us feel even more excited about our upcoming baby. Your excitement blessed us. We can hardly wait...only 26 more weeks!:)

* 2 of the past 4 weeks our family spent fighting the flu...all 4 of us...fever, upset stomachs, the whole bit. Tony missed 5 days of work...which never happens. Benjamin won the who is the sickest contest when his fever spiked at 106.3. We were miserable. Thankfully, we are now germ free...this house has seen more purell than the average I assure you. We had our couches, carpets, everything we had touched professionally cleaned. We were so thankful to finally move on from that.

* During our sickness we watched more videos than ever and when Tony was home, more sports center than ever. We also started watching the Biggest Loser. As a result, now everytime we pull into Sonic Payton says, "NO sugar drinks for me...you know what that can do to your body." Those trainers have made an impact on him with their speeches. Benjamin likes to run like mad in circles around our house yelling "Last chance workout" Good times.

* Organization is not my best trait...It is one of Tony's. Recently, as we got in the car I realized Tony had loaded all the things I usually have to run back in for...my sunglasses, phone, wallet, etc...I told the boys, "I sure love your dad, let's go around the car and share the things we love most about him." Payton started with, "I love how dad works so hard and lets you spend all of his money."

* Benjamin is fascinated by the fact that there is a baby growing inside of me...He asks periodically if we can take it out and play with it "for just a little bit." I have explained to him that God is still working on this baby. The other day he responded with "Now God is in your tummy?"

* Speaking of baby...at this point we think we will most likely not find out what it is until birth...Tony goes back and forth on this...but last week said he would wait...which is a huge sacrifice for my planning ahead husband. We found out with Payton, did not with Benjamin...it was wonderful both ways. It will most likely be a sonogram/game time decision on whther we know who is coming before they actually get here or not.

* Some of you who are long time readers will remember 18 months ago we got a precious lab puppy. She has been a delight to our family...However, we have realized during this particular season of our lives we are not the best dog family. She is champion bred and made to hunt...Due to many family circumstances that has just not been a part of Tony's or her life this past year. Tony has been praying that a great family that he could feel good about her going to would come along...The Lord provided (and they happen to have a blog many of you read) I will let them out themselves. I know I will cry when we load Maggie up to leave, but I also know we are doing what is best for her. Stay tuned for Payton's take on this whole affair...He is ready to turn us in to the local police, church, whoever he can find to listen...He has quite the monologue he can deliver on giving ones dog away.

* I am speaking at a women's retreat this weekend that I am really excited about...The theme verse is Zechariah 9:16 "The Lord their God will save them on that day as the flock of his people. They will sparkle in his land like jewels in a crown." I know it is the season we are in but working on these talk has brought lots of tears as I have thought about what it means to be one of His jewels...It has meant a lot to me to reflect on that.

Hopefully we will update with pictures soon...check back my faithful readers...next week there will be more to come! :)

14 comments:

Courtney said...

I'm so glad to hear from you! Love all of your updates, as always! Praying for you and sweet Baby!

Jenny Wims said...

I always enjoy reading your blog. If I'm having a rough day...sometimes I just think, hmmmmm I'll stop in on Becky and see what she and her family are up to. Your writings always make me smile. Thank you.

PS. Love the part about Daddy making the money so that you can spend it. HA!

Julie said...

Sorry I've been silent lately. I was, however thrilled to hear the news of baby #3! How exciting! I'm glad the bug is gone. I relate in that I had that bug myself recently. Thankfully I was the only one. I do love catching up on your blog. Blessings.

Sarah B said...

Good to hear from you - Thrilled to hear you on Sat! :)

Monica said...

I would cry too when Maggie is loaded up. That is why I do not plan on being there!! The boys will have to come visit her. I am so thrilled for her to come live with us, but honestly I tear up a little too. It makes me sad for her to leave you guys. I am going to have to work to not spoil her. She will need some TLC the first few weeks of her adjustment. I think she will be a lucky dog as there will be 2 families who will love her.

jaime s said...

Monica--as I read about Maggie, I thought you and Aric would be perfect owners!! How cool that the "reader of the blog" really is you!! (did you guys get a puppy? I know you talked about it before Annie was born but now I can't remember if it worked out. I haven't seen any puppy stories on your blog so I didn't think you got one)

Beck--I LOVE Biggest Loser! It's the highlight of my week (TV wise).
I always have the "What have you done today to make you feel proud?" song stuck in my head. Most often the answer is uuhhhh??? so I go upstairs and get my workout clothes on and hop on the treadmill. Isn't that goofy that their theme song really motivates me to workout???? I love Benjamin's "last chance workout."

Frankie, Marianna and Reyna said...

Glad you are back, and in the swing of things. I will be praying for you this weekend, that your words will minster to the people who need to hear His message.

Alyssa said...

Lauren and I love The Biggest Loser too. She loves the weighdown... and always wants to know who will be sent home. She is sad now that they don't wear the exciting colors of shirts that they used to. Black and blue are so boring.... :) I am so glad that your pregnancy is going so well....

Holly said...

It was so good to catch up with you to the other day, we need to do that more often!

Shelly said...

I'm a Biggest Loser fan as well. I'm always amazed at the transformations of everyone!

I enjoyed catching up on you guys. So sorry you were all so sick!! NOT fun. Hope to see you soon!

Julie said...

I am cracking up (yes, out loud, and yes, by myself) at what Peyton loves about her daddy! What a good wife she will be!! :))
Thanks for the update - I didn't know you were PG - Congrats!!! We will join the world of 3 kids together!
love ya!

Smang said...

I just love reading your blog. I always laugh out loud! Have a great trip to Canada.
Blessings,
Angie Moore

Julie said...

Sorry - I knew Peyton is a boy. Don't know where that came from. Ignore my previous reference...
HE will make a great HUSBAND!
J :)

Ashlee said...

Oh Becky! I love you. You make me laugh so hard! Your humor is missed. I am so glad to know you are having a baby. That is so exicting! Don't find out-its so fun! We didn't find out with the girls and loved the surprise! Love you!