My husband and I welcomed our first child, Wyatt, into the world in February 2011! We are so excited and happy, and we feel so blessed. It wasn't an easy road for us to get pregnant, but we learned through the experience that the Lord's timing is always perfect. We wouldn't change a thing, because it brought us our precious "Snuggle Bug", and we wouldn't trade him for the world!
We're now expecting again, this time with a precious baby girl due in January 2013! I daydream about her all the time, wondering what she'll be like when she gets here - and it won't be too much longer until I get to see!
I accepted Jesus as my Savior when I was four years old. I feel very blessed to have grown up in a Christian household, and my parents helped me grow in my faith through my childhood years. Jesus is not only my Savior but my constant Friend, though I could never deserve it, and I've never for a moment regretted giving my life to Him.
I'm definitely a girly girl - I like dressing up, makeup, perfume or anything that smells good, flowers, painting my nails, decorating, shopping, shoes, and I'm a bit obsessed with all things baby now that I have my own.
At the same time I can be tom-boyish in a way. I love camping, hiking, fishing, four-wheeling, trail-riding, and I hunt big game every year. There's something invigorating about getting into the outdoors and doing something outdoor-sy, throwing on a ball cap without worrying about my hair and getting my hiking boots dirty, and just enjoying God's amazing creation. You know what I mean? I'm especially a fan of outdoor activities in the fall. There is just something about the season of Autumn that makes me feel alive. It's hard to explain, but I have a suspicion that Heaven will give me the same feeling.
I'm a dog person. I love dogs - they are the one pet that will really show you love unconditionally, no matter how irritated you get with them sometimes.
My husband is my other half. He completely makes up for the areas that I fail in - he's my best friend, my teammate in life. He's always there to encourage me, laugh with me, help me figure out my problems, make me smile, be silly with me, hold me when I want to cry, and just love me. I don't know where I'd be without him.
Wyatt is my little man. I wouldn't trade him for anything, and I feel incredibly blessed to be his mother! He is the happiest little boy I've ever met, and his little expressions and toddler dialect just brighten my day. He is growing so fast, and sometimes I wish it could just slow down, though I wouldn't actually stop him from growing. I'm just soaking up this time while he's still my baby. He copies everything we say, laughs at the windshield wipers when we're riding in the car, loves any book he can get his hands on, and he won't eat any fruit except bananas.
Baby Girl is still in my belly, though in a month or less I'll get to see her sweet face! Even though I haven't met her yet, I already love her so much, and I can't wait to see who she's going to be.
This is just a blog about my thoughts, things that Lord has been teaching me, our married life together, and our journey through parenthood. I hope in some small way my musings can be an encouragement to you, but also that you might draw closer to Jesus as you read about my blunders, lessons learned, blessings, struggles, and just everyday life occurrences! My vision is so muddled and foggy, but someday He'll make it all clear.