Wednesday, October 24, 2007


so, i'm at home by myself on a wednesday night. we've been going so much, ben said, "you're staying home tonight" and so i did! anyway, there's been several things to go on since last time i posted. first of all, i'm at 33 weeks. we've gotten a lot more done on dillon's room, but i'm going to wait to post pictures until the room is completely done.

the last two weeks have been pretty crazy. they began with ben's mom and step dad, dave, coming into town.(for some reason i think i already posted about his...but i don't think i did). anyway, we had a great time with them. brenda was able to come to my shower from CCCand dave and ben got to hang out a lot. it was SO great to have them here.

the next thing that happened that's fun is that i took two of my kids to a farm! we had SUCH a blast! i think that the girls that we took had a good time, too. i do hope (if i don't do anything else in this job) that i can take these kids to places that they have never been and to get them OUT of the classroom and their beds.
i think i can accomplish that.

the next great thing that happened was that i had FALL BREAK!!!! it was such a great weekend! i had the opportuniy to coordinate a wedding in nashville. it was a great wedding and i hope the bride and groom thought so too. that was this past sunday. i got home around 11:30 that night and went to work on monday, ben and i had our baby class on monday night, tuesday we went to work, and tuesday night we went to union's scholarship banquet with my parents, kirby and cilla, and walton and katy. it was SO much fun! the speakers weren't the best in the world, but we had a great time. that's what matters most, right? so, tonight is wednesday night. ben is at worship practice, i am blogging at home (i needed to rest and stop) and petey has fially calmed down to sit in my lap and i'm about to start folding dillon's clothes and put them away. we were going to do a yard sale this weekend, but we decided to wait until after dillon comes when we have time to go through everything a lot better and do it sometime in april. i'm SO thankful for a husband who realizes that his wife HAS to slow down. that's why i'm home tonight, that's why we're not doing the yard sale, that's why we're taking a little break before dillon gets here. anyway, i just felt like posting a couple of pictures of what the weeks have been like. spend some time with your family this week and weekend. be appreciative of them. hug them. kiss them. have fun with them. (i don't know who this kid is, but i left my camera on the bus, and this picture was on my camera when i got it back. i love it!)

Thursday, October 11, 2007

dillon's room

several of you know that ben and i have been working very hard on getting dillon's room ready so that gramby and grandpa stover will be able to see it this weekend when they come for the Christ Community shower. we have had a GREAT time putting together his nursery and we have a few more things to a chest OF drawers (that's for you, hannah) and some baskets, but we know that those will come. ;) here's a play by play of what happened...
ben is halfway there

the room BEFORE cindy came over to help ;)

the springs for the crib

it's DONE (minus the's in the wash)
ben's the man!

a REALLY bad shot of the rest of the room (again, minus the chest of drawers, squares on the wall, and rug)

the proud momma and her belly

the BIG belly!

so there's the play by play. after all that, petey needed to be played with and i thought this was pretty funny...

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we are SO excited about this little man coming into our world and we're so glad that you all get to be a part of it...whatever that might be. come see us soon!!! love to all!!!

Friday, October 05, 2007

9 weeks and 5 days to go!!!!

can you believe it?!?!? we only have 9 1/2 weeks to go!!!! our great friends kirby and cilla gave us a brand new crib today for little dillon, so this weekend, ben and i are going to get his room ready. the last thing that we'll do is paint, which might or might not get done. but if it doesn't, it's going to be ok :). ben's mom and step dad (brenda and dave) are coming into jackson next weekend. we're so excited that they're coming! dave is doing 200% better (if you don't remember, you can read some old posts...) and we just can't wait to see them.
keep praying for the film that kirby is working on. it still hasn't started, but we feel that God is just telling us to wait right now. please be in prayer for us as we seek first the kingdom of God an das we learn what God's will is for us.
that's really all that's going on. petey is good. janie is good. ben is good. God is good to us and He gives good gifts. we pray the peace of Christ on you!