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Ontario, Ca
Shane and I just celebrated our 9 year wedding anniversary in August! We have a 6 year old son, Josiah, a 3 1/2 year old daughter, Meghan and an 8 month old daughter, Aubrey. Our relationship with God drives how we live. We are so thankful for all He provides for us & continues to grow in us daily.

Monday, December 22, 2008

My Double Shower!

About a week ago, our friends threw my good friend, Samantha Barrett & I a Double Shower! It was a lot of fun as we played a game, talked & opened great gifts. Sam is 1 week ahead of me in her pregnancy, has a 2 year old daughter & will be 'surprised' at what they're having in about 4 weeks now! I can't wait to know if it will be a boy or a girl! I'm so thankful for our friends who wanted to throw this shower for us. I got some really cute things for our baby girl that I am excited to put on her. I've enjoyed experiencing this pregnancy along side my friend. It has given us many things to talk about! Soon we'll be taking care of little babies together.

Josiah's pictures

So, though Josiah will be 3 in April, I thought I'd share his 2 year pictures. We had a lot of fun at this session. It's nice when your kid actually is in a good mood & smiles! We'll see what he's like at his 3 year pictures!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

5 weeks to go!

I'm 35 weeks along now! Here is a picture of me at 34 weeks. It's weird to watch your body keep getting bigger! The pregnancy has been great, but is getting harder. I got back from the Dr's office today & I have to start 'stress tests' twice a week on top of my regular weekly visit with my obgyn. So, twice a week I have to drive 45 minutes to the Dr's & the other day I have to drive 30 minutes. I'm not looking forward to this! I feel overwhelmed that I have to find a babysitter for Josiah 3 times a week. We still have the big decision of deciding between a c-section or vbac. The Dr. said I have to have an answer in two weeks. So, Shane and I are continuing to pray about this. I've been nervous about making the decision since before I even got pregnant again. There are risks either way, so it makes it hard to decide. One thing we have prayed for since the beginning is that God would help us decide. I honestly am not leaning either way at the moment. Sometimes I think 'lets just do a c-section', but we're not done having kids & how many times do I really want to be cut open? Other times I think 'I'll try a natural birth', but there's still that risk of a uterin rupture. So, I really am torn. I pray that God helps us decide that in the next two weeks & continues to carry me & the baby in His arms. We pray for a healthy labor/delivery for both Meghan & I. I do love feeling her move around. I love going in her nursery & picturing her lying in her crib all little & cuddley! I love how into his baby daughter Shane already is. I am so thankful to God for a healthy pregnancy. Please pray with us for the decision we have to make & that God keeps us both safe.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


For Christmas last year, my sister got us Disneyland passes! We have had a wonderful time there with many memories over the past year. We had our last trip there last week & it was so much fun. We saw the Christmas parade & fireworks where it 'snows'! Josiah's favorite rides have changed over the course of the year. It started out as being 'Dumbo' & 'Pooh Bear'. By the end of the year, his favorite rides were the 'Tea cups' (which both Shane and I prefer not to ride...the things you do for your kids), 'Moster's Inc.' & 'Toy Story'. The last time we took him to Disneyland, he was more into the characters than the rides, which was a lot of fun. I will definitely miss taking Josiah to Disneyland, and I'm not sure yet how to explain to him that we can't go anymore. Those passes were one of the best gifts we've ever gotten and I'm so thankful for them. We were able to experience such fun memories as a family! Thank you Aunt Pammy for the wonderful gift! We really appreciate you & your thoughtfulness :).

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Congratulations Pamela & Miguel!!!

My sister is engaged!!! On December 6th, Pamela's 25th Birthday, Miguel had a really special day planned for them. Throughout the day he had her open little gifts that had to do with things she'd mentioned about their future during their 3 year relationship. Some of the events of the day included going to the zoo, seeing a Christmas show that they ran across and going to dinner. After dinner, Miguel found a quiet place where they could be alone. He talked to her about things she's always wanted & said that in his jacket pocket was something he wanted to give her that would make all her dreams come true. She reached in & found the ring box. They both began to cry as he got on his knee & asked her to be his wife. Of course she said YES!!!

I'm so excited for my little sister as she embarks on this journey of marriage to the man of her dreams. It's been a long road & it's finally here! Welcome to the family, Miguel! I've seen qualities in you that will make you a great husband as you guys follow God's word. We look forward to May 23rd when you become man and wife!!!