Thursday, November 29, 2007

2 months old

I can't believe Levi is 2 months old. There are days I feel like it has been longer than that and then there are days I think, "I can't believe it has been two months." He is getting so big, not just phyiscally, but his personality is big as well! He keeps us laughing. Levi is turning into quite the little man, he continues to try and talk, he does get some sounds out but I know that he wants more to come out.
Besides battling a cold right now, he is a great little guy. I am hoping that this cold goes away before Monday, he is scheduled to get his shots, but if he isn't feeling well, I don't want to add that to his poor little body.
We will keep you updated!!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

The mystery is solved...

Since Levi was born, people have asked who he looks like. There are some that immediately says he looks like Chris. I honestly could not tell who he looked like, until this weekend! Chris' mom brought some baby pictures and it is now comfirmed, he is Chris' twin. Levi doesn't have the baby fat that Chris had, infact, Levi has yet to reach either Chris' or my birth weight.
Levi made it through his first Thanksgiving, with all the handling quite well. In fact, he was so jealous that he was not partaking in the feast, he slept through it. He was so excited to see Grandpa and Grandma Robertson, Aunt Mel and Great Aunt Mary. He was his usual entertaining self for them!
Now we are preparing for Christmas...

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Levi Charles

Our baby Levi was born Saturday, September 29th at 6:31am. He was 7 lbs, 1 ounce and 20 inches long. Levi, mom and dad are doing well. We are so grateful to the LORD for His provision and favor.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

No baby yet

I wanted to everyone that baby has not come yet. We are trying to be patient. We know the baby will come in God's perfect timing. God has so wonderfully taken care of us during these past 9 months we know He is not going to stop now. Thanks for all your prayers and encouragement to us!

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Baby shower, praises

We had a wonderful baby shower yesterday with so many friends from all walks of life attending. We were showered with a lot of gifts that now have formed a mound in our dining room. The task of going through them is daunting, however it is an opportunity for us to praise the Lord for another example of his unending provision toward us and our soon coming baby.

This morning as I was praying I was worrying a little bit about how we were going to do day care for our baby once she is born and Becca goes back to work. Sure enough God spoke to me through His Word in Exodus 33:12-17. Moses in this passage is basically freting about things he doesn't need to worry about; kind of like me worrying about day care. God knows my name and I remain faithful to Him, He will remain faithful to us. Either way a part of God's unchangeable character is Jehovah Jireh, the LORD who provides.

I am so thankful to have a personal relationship with a God who hears my prayers and communicates with me as His child.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

3 weeks and counting...

Only three weeks until my due date. I am sure the time is going to fly by. This past weekend, with the help of a friend we were able to get the nursery painted. Chris and I were even able to get the crib put together. We are so proud of ourselves.

I can't believe how much stuff I need to do yet before the baby comes. But, if it doesn't get done, that will be ok. This coming weekend we have our shower, which will mean that more stuff will be coming into the house and more stuff to find places for. That has been the hardest part so far, finding a place for everything.

I am getting anxious and excited. I know Chris can't wait either!! I am so grateful for God's favor in this pregnancy. I am just starting to show a little. I have had no real complications or complaints. I think the worse part has been the heartburn, which I am use to so that hasn't been a big deal. Before I got pregnant, I was worried about all the things that could go wrong, bed rest, gestational diabetes, not being able to find maternity clothes, gaining way to much weight, etc. I feel great and look great, I am very fortunate.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Life, Love and other Mysteries

Because Chris has been slacking in the posting department, I have taken over! Here goes!!

Life: We are getting very excited to add those two additional feet to our home in October. Next week Thursday we hope to find out if it will be boy's feet or girl's feet. I have been feeling great so far, which I am grateful for.
I was talking to Chris the other day about the way that God has been providing for us. We are excited to see God work through all of this.

Love: Chris has been so awesome through this pregnancy. He has picked up my slack in housekeeping and other chores. I couldn't ask for a better man.

Other Mysteries: Last night, as we were watching American Idol I saw something flying. I turned on the light and it was a BAT. I screamed, of course. After Chris and I got over our initial shock we came up with a game plan. He went looking for it upstairs with a broom and I waited downstairs with a shovel to show it to the door. Well, a broken ceiling fan later, we killed the bat and disposed of it. Chris kept swinging at it with the broom upstairs and I saw this brown thing fall to the bottom of the steps so I smashed it with the shovel until it was dead. It was the funniest thing. I kind of wish it would have been recorded for the next time I need a good laugh.
The mystery part of this is, where did the bat come from. There is one theory that it flew in when we got our new windows last September. I pray that is not the case. So, when I get home from work I am going to check all of our overhangs and vents to make sure it can't get in that way.

One thing for sure, life at our house is never boring and with these two extra feet coming, I am sure there will be even more interesting stories!

Monday, April 16, 2007

Monday Update

Happy Monday friends.
I haven't blogged in a while and thought I'd post something while I'm on break. Things are going well with Becca and I. Our church is going through a series on Spiritual Warfare and the conclusion we have come to is...we are definitely being attacked. The series has definitely opened our eyes to attacks, however it seems like there are more attacks now. We are grateful for friends who are praying for us and holding us up.
We are so grateful God has brought us to City Hope Ministries. We are very blessed at this church and we are praying that God will provide ministry opportunities for both of us at City Hope.
The other exciting news is that we will be adding 2 feet to our home this October :) (Hopefully you know what I mean by that).
Have a great day everyone!

Sunday, March 18, 2007

The story of making sweet and sour meatballs

Long time, no blogging. We had some friends over last night and I wanted to share with you our adventures in preparing sweet & sour meatballs for our church's potluck today. The sauce was in a metal container so we planned to use our electronic can opener. When we used the can opener the metal started to crack but the can did not open. In the end since we don't have a manual opener we used a hammer and screw driver to open the can. It was so funny at the time. :)

Nothing else too exciting with us right now...

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Home Improvement Saga

This morning I went out to Becca's car to get it warmed up and scrap off the ice. When I came back to enter the house I found out that Becca was locked in and I was locked out. Thus began our home repair journey today since we do not want to be stuck in our home permanently. The process involved the use of many tools to get and get our door open. In the end we decided to remove the door from the hinges and Becca's swift "donkey" kick got the job done. Two hours later, we have the door re-attached to the hinges and a new doorknob installed. Move over Bob Vila, Becca and Chris are on the job!

Monday, January 29, 2007

The Necklace

I received this today from our pastor and thought the message was very challenging. I hope this is a blessing to you.

The cheerful little girl with bouncy golden curls was almost five. Waiting with her mother at the checkout stand, she saw them, a circle of glistening white pearls in a pink foil box."

Oh mommy please, Mommy. Can I have them? Please, Mommy, please?"

Quickly the mother checked the back of the little foil box and then looked back into the pleading blue eyes of her little girl's upturned face."

A dollar ninety-five. That's almost $2.00. If you really want them, I'll think of some extra chores for you and in no time you can save enough money to buy them for yourself. Your birthday's only a week away and you might get another crisp dollar bill from Grandma."

As soon as Jenny got home, she emptied her penny bank and counted out 17 pennies. After dinner, she did more than her share of chores and she went to the neighbor and asked Mrs. Mc James if she could pick dandelions for ten cents. On her birthday, Grandma did give her another new dollar bill and at last she had enough money to buy the necklace.

Jenny loved her pearls. They made her feel dressed up and grown up. She wore them everywhere, Sunday school, kindergarten, even to bed. The only time she took them off was when she went swimming or had a bubble bath. Mother said if they got wet, they might turn her neck green.

Jenny had a very loving daddy and every night when she was ready for bed, he would stop whatever he was doing and come upstairs to read her a story. One night as he finished the story, he asked Jenny, "Do you love me?"

Oh yes, daddy. You know that I love you.

Then give me your pearls.""Oh, daddy, not my pearls. But you can have Princess, the white horse from my collection, the one with the pink tail. Remember, daddy? The one you gave me. She's my very favorite."

"That's okay, Honey, daddy loves you. Good night." And he brushed her cheek with a kiss.

About a week later, after the story time, Jenny's daddy asked again, "Do you love me?"

"Daddy, you know I love you.""Then give me your pearls."

"Oh Daddy, not my pearls. But you can have my baby doll. The brand new one I got for my birthday. She is beautiful and you can have the yellow blanket that matches her sleeper."

"That's okay. Sleep well. God bless you, little one. Daddy loves you."And as always, he brushed her cheek with a gentle kiss.

A few nights later when her daddy came in, Jenny was sitting on her bed with her legs crossed Indian style. As he came close, he noticed her chin was trembling and one silent tear rolled down her cheek.

"What is it, Jenny? What's the matter?"

Jenny didn't say anything but lifted her little hand up to her daddy. And when she opened it, there was her little pearl necklace. With a little quiver, she finally said, "Here, daddy; this is for you."

With tears gathering in his own eyes, Jenny's daddy reached out with one hand to take the dime store necklace, and with the other hand he reached into his pocket and pulled out a blue velvet case with a strand of genuine pearls and gave them to Jenny.

He had them all the time. He was just waiting for her to give up the dime-store stuff so he could give her the genuine treasure. So it is, withour Heavenly Father. He is waiting for us to give up the cheap things in our lives so that he can give us beautiful treasures.

God will never take away something without giving you something better inits place.

You can do two things with this story:
A. Pass it on and let others be touched by its message;
B. Throw it away and not let it touch your heart.

The greatest gifts happen when you share love and touch others

Thursday, January 18, 2007

City Hope Ministries

We have found a new church and are in the process of becoming members. The church is called City Hope Ministries. I've put a link to their website on the left side of the blog. We are very happy God has lead us to City Hope.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

What Color Blue Are You?

You Are Royal Blue
People find you difficult to understand. In fact, you often find it hard to understand yourself.You think so much that sometimes you get lost in your own thoughts!

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Please pray for my Uncle Luther

Please pray for my uncle Luther. My dad called today and told me Uncle Luther has been transferred to an area hospital from his nursing home as he has severe internal bleeding. This is very shocking and unsettling to his close family as well as my dad. Thank you all for your prayers for his physical condition as well as his spiritual condition. We are not sure if he has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ or not.