Friday, August 31, 2007

"Cha cha cha Changes.....!"

This is what happens when daddy is in charge! The PWT hair cut.... LOL! He's much cuter in the "after" picture!

So.....if any of you live in the SCV with us, you'll know that it is incredibly HOT. I mean HOT...gross, yucky, life-sucking, melting HOT. It's gross. 110 gross. And let me tell you, you don't know what HOT really means until you are lugging around a 39 week child in your belly while you do your normal things. I really don't think I've ever been so hot before. Can't say it enough. As my friend Renelle said in her blog, I can't WAIT for cold be able to put on a sweater, for the leaves to change, etc. I wish we lived in a state that actually had different seasons, but cooler weather is my wish right now!

Wednesday afternoon we decided to drive down to Disneyland for one last adventure before Baby #3 arrives. We planned on staying the night and then spending the whole day Thursday there and coming home that evening. On Thursday, we got in to the park around 8:15 am and by 10:30 I felt like I was DONE! I didn't want to say anything and be the party pooper, but around 11 or so, John said, "This is too hot! Let's go home when it's the kids nap time." I can't even tell you how excited I was to hear those words! So we ended up leaving around 2, but it was fun while we were there and thank goodness for season passes! The only major bummer was that I had turned the air off when we left and we walked in to an 87 degree home that took the whole night to cool down. Crappy!

So, some major UPDATES!! Wednesday morning I had a doctor appointment and my doctor decided to induce me the following Wednesday! YIKES! There are a variety of reasons for doing so and I'm pretty against people being induced unless medically necessary, but my doctor assured me that it was totally fine, etc, etc., plus it's only 3 days before my actual due date. He's going on vacation and wanted to deliver me before I left. I'm fine with another doctor, but my parents are coming out Monday to help and since we weren't sure what was going on with the Sheriff's dept, we wanted John to be home for it as much as possible. SOOOOO.....Sept 5th at 6am the party begins! CRAZINESS!! I almost don't like knowing the exact date but it's fun at the same time. I just can't believe it's almost here. I can't believe the Lord is entrusting me with another child! YIKES!

More great news is that after a huge, long, drawn-out, ridiculous process, John FINALLY has a date for the Sheriff's academy! HIP, HIP, HOORAY!! Let me say that again....HIP, HIP, HOORAY! Most of you know the drama, but this process has been unbelievable long and for the stupidest reasons....seriously. It has been so ridiculous and drawn out that it almost felt like someone was playing a joke on us. But I think it is obvious to see God's hand in the entire process, for reasons we may and/or may not realize, but it is all coming together in/for His perfect timing. (And I'm so sorry, but I don't have the energy to type out the entire story for those of you who don't know!). So, Sept 17th, he'll start their "off the street" program where they start out doing office stuff and pre-training, and then the academy will begin Oct 3rd. YEAH!

Words can't describe how proud I am of John during this almost year long process and he has shown more discipline, dedication and patience (some of it forced on us! LOL) than anyone I know. And now he has an amazing back off girls! =) The only problem is that the kids and I are going to miss having him around so much. Davis has gone from a mamma's boy to a daddy's boy and he's gonna hate it! Congrats babe...we love you and are SO VERY proud of you!

Saturday, August 25, 2007

2 Weeks and Counting

If you look at my little ticker at the top of the page, you'll see that I'm now at 38 weeks, which is officially full term, and I only have 2 weeks remaining. CRAZY! When I was pregnant with Maddy I definitely wasn't "done" being pregnant like a lot of people at this point, with Davis I was a little ready and with this one I'm pretty much ready to be done havin' this belly. I've just been sooo hot this time around, and of course, more tired and emotional. Not totally sure if I'm truly ready to go through the newborn phase but I'm anxious to meet her, know what she is going to look like, what her personality is and all that. I am very, very thankful though that I have such easy pregnancies and smooth deliveries. I still have a few things that need to be done before the arrival day but I'm definitely not as stressed as I was a few weeks ago. I felt like my mind and emotions were in this crazy turbo mode and had to have everything done right away. I was also planning a bridal shower for my dear friend and I think the combination of it all was a part of the "nesting" mode that us pregnant girls go through, even though I'm usual in denial about it. =)

So I wanted to share with y'all about what I'm doing for my devotions because I'm really excited about it and think it's pretty cool. A couple of my friends told me about a "90 day Bible" that is just read through the entire Bible in 90 days! I've been wanting to start it for a while, but haven't made an effort to do it. Even though I just started (today is day 3), I love it and am anxious to read more. I know it will be a struggle for me because I'm very undisciplined and lazy when it comes to stuff like this, but I think it will get easier as I go along. Kinda like getting myself to the gym....I battle going but once I start I enjoy it and look forward to it. I didn't buy the actual 90 day Bible but am just using my own Bible and following along with their schedule. A friend from my Sunday School class is going to try it too and if you'd like to join me, I'd love it! You have to keep reminding yourself that you are just reading and not studying. I already have lots of questions about the first parts of creation, but I think when I'm done I will go back and try to find out the answers! You can read more about it here:

I also wanted to wish my dear nieces a special HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Emily is turning 8 and Natalie is turning 5 today. Wow! And how fun that these two sisters share the same day. I wish I could celebrate with them but they live in Canada and I don't get to see them much. HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIRLS!

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

I thought it was time for an update since it's been just about 2 months, but I have little to report and haven't been too motivated to update my blog! I feel like I've been busy but can't think of anything significant to write home about. I think all the busyness is more in my head and on my huge "to do" list that I don't seem to quite get to. I'm a month away from my due date and there is so much I'd love to get done before then, but sometimes I tend to be unrealistic as to what can be done in a specific time period.

Right now I'm putting away clothes that the kids can't fit into anymore, going through their toys, cleaning out closets, and switching the kids rooms. We are turning our office into Davis's room and I just finished painting it and need to move his stuff over, hang things up, etc. But he now has a big boy bed (a full bed at that too!) and slept in it for the first time today. He looks so tiny in it! Maddy will be moving into Davis's old room and the baby will take Maddy's room.

Today Davis had a nice little crash and it left a little bruiser on his eye. I tried to get a good picture of it, but he wouldn't hold still and I couldn't quite capture how swollen it was. I didn't see it happen, but Maddy said he was trying to jump on the couch and missed. Sounds about right! But 10 minutes later I caught him doing it again so I guess it didn't quite register with him to stop! =) Below are pictures of Maddy during her soccer class and Davis's eye ( a "before" and "after"). Hope y'all are well!