Thursday, January 21, 2010

Little Bundle

So if you live anywhere near me, you have been watching my tummy grow and grow and grow. This is not because I have been putting on weight. I in fact only have a net gain of 1 pound. I feel really bad for waiting so long to tell everyone, especially for not calling a few of you to tell you we are having another baby. You know who you are and I so wanted to tell you before I blasted it on the Internet. But let's face it, a second child is not as thrilling to tell everyone about as the first. Your life doesn't change quite as drastically and you get fatter a whole lot sooner. None the less, I am sorry for not sharing sooner.

16 weeks
(almost 4 weeks ago)
(no make-up)
Unlike when we got pregnant with Lucy, we really tried for #2. We were so excited to be pregnant and to have our family continue to grow. I love being Lucy's mom and can't wait to have another of God's precious children in my loving care. I have been especially grateful after watching all the news of Haiti and the orphan's there, to be able to bring this child into a stable home. It has really made me think about all the things I can be doing here at home to raise children who will have a desire to do all the can for others. To serve missions, teach, share their Christlike example, show kindness, become wonderful parents themselves, get educated and so much more. There are million things I can be doing and I know this sounds weird, but having a family of 4 is part of what is motivating me to get my act together; become more Christlike myself.

I have always envisioned what my life would be like when I grew up. What kind of husband I would have, what kind of home I would keep and what kind of mother I would be. I got married to a wonderful man, we had Lucy, moved home to Oregon, bought a house, but until I got pregnant this time around, it didn't occur to me that I am not the person I always dreamed I would be. I have all the things I wanted, but am not living up to my own expectations. Granted I am a perfectionist by nature so the vision I have for myself in my mind is a lofty goal. The problem is I am no where near where I want to be. So now that I am not spending all day being sick, I am trying so hard to become the wife, mother and homemaker that I envisioned all those years ago. I think it is amazing that it took this wonderfully active child in my tummy to realize my reality and set me on the right course. God sure knows what we need and when we need it. I hope I can continue to grow and to become the woman I know I can be. The woman I know I have to be in order to live my best life and live up to my true potential as a daughter/loving servant of God.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

San Francisco

For Christmas this year I was spoiled rotten! One of the presents Tyler got me was a trip to San Francisco to see Wicked. It was so much fun to get away and enjoy so quality time together.
Wicked was absolutely amazing! I had never seen it before so Tyler got me the CD's for Christmas and I listened to them non-stop until the show. I also read a good portion of the book but I wouldn't recommend that to many. I am not even going to finish because the play was so much better and so different from the book, in a good way. If you want to read the book, just don't try to compare the two and be prepared to either skip some pages or ignore a few of the rather inappropriate situations. The play I would recommend to EVERYONE! I love musicals and plays and this is one of my new favorites. I would have turned around and watched it again the very next night!

We also got the chance to do a little site seeing. Behind us is Alcatraz which I was wanting to explore, but apparently you have to buy your tickets in advanced and have a day to spare. Maybe next time.

Then just for fun, because what are vacations for, we decided to tour the Jelly Belly Factory. It was actually really interesting and a rather tasty treat.