Sunday, December 19, 2010

Good News, Bad News

Good News:
Kyle and I had our ultrasound changed to THIS THURSDAY! We are excited to say the least! We both are very thrilled to actually know what baby is in there! We have imagined having another boy and how great that would be in SO many respects. We have tried to imagine what it would be like to have a little girl around the house and we think it would be marvelous as well.

We have contemplated waiting until Christmas day to "find out" with our family in view, however.....here is the

Bad News:
Everyone (except Kyle and myself) will have to wait until Christmas day. EVERYONE. Kyle and I want to have one special day of knowing before everyone else. Sorry. :(
We have decided to find out alone and have everyone else wait until Christmas to share the joy. We love the thought of sharing the news with everyone at the same time, but we would rather watch everyone else's reaction rather than everyone watching ours. We thought it would be a fun present to ourselves. So sorry if that sounds selfish, it may be, but it is going to be fun for us to see some of you drool before the feast is served.... ;)
Until then....

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Baby #3- More Thoughts

We have two weeks exactly until we find out which sex this baby is, and I am very excited and a little nervous. I am expecting for the tech to say "It's a boy!" because that is all I have ever heard and frankly, another boy would be wonderful to me. I love raising my boys. I love encouraging and pushing them towards masculine traits that God expects and honors. I love being "tough" with them and saying things like " Be tough", "Be kind and gentle with the ladies", "no excuses", "take responsibilty." So on and so forth. I am in boy --> men mode.

On the other hand, part of me "feels" like there is a girl in there, because I have had a different pregnancy in a lot of ways and all I think about are girl names. Now, if I'm wrong, oh well. I am surely fine with that. Ramble. ramble, ramble.

Kyle has officially vetoed the name Betsy from the radar, so off to the drawing board again.....He encouraged me to not think about it until we find out because he knows that from time to time I just go on and on and try to find that right name. (Just like I am doing now!!) So, I totally agree with him, however I came across two that I like very much.

Glory.......and.........Lyla.

Glory because, well, woman is man's glory! and we are to be reflecting God's glory all the time. What a beautiful honor to have that name associated with my daughter. Lyla because it is a lovely feminine name and it sounds soft to me.

If it is a boy, then Kyle has chosen.......Canon Emmitt. Canon means "church official" and we like it because it reminds of of the canon of scripture. Emmitt after Kyle's dad (his middle name) and he thinks it flows well.



Anyway, it is pretty awesome that the Lord knows all of those details and He provides for us perfectly and also perfectly for our little one!



Just in case it's a girl, here is the bedding I would love to get! ;)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Christmas

The world and Satan continue to steal and destroy righteous thoughts of the Advent season. Shopping, Santa, materialism, and deadlines is what we hear and see this time of year.* Let's prepare our hearts and minds to love Christ Jesus now and forever and not be swept away by the lusts of the world. By reading God's Word and mediating (constantly coming back to it) on it, we are given the hope and promise that God will work in us and our minds will be renewed. Join me as I seek to do so.

*I am not declaring that shopping or deadlines are bad. However I am declaring that Santa and materialism are. :)

Contemplating How Short He Wants It

Contemplating How Short He Wants It

Good Haircutting Form

Good Haircutting Form

One of His Many Girlfriends-Dede

One of His Many Girlfriends-Dede

I am So Tired, I Can't Even Smile

I am So Tired, I Can't Even Smile

Las Vegas Vacation

Las Vegas Vacation
april 08

Off to Church

Off to Church
i am very solemn on sunday mornings

Eating Breakfast

Eating Breakfast
you can kinda see my teeth!

I'm Here!

I'm Here!
proud Grandpa

Newborn Gunnar

Newborn Gunnar
with Grandpa

8 Days Old

8 Days Old