Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Things to be Thankful For

Another Thanksgiving is upon us, and I am reminded once again of the many blessings in my life. From feeling the first stirrings of our impending arrival to spending precious moments with my family, I am very thankful for the abundance in my life.

The weather has turned blustery, wet, and cold around here. Fall (and soon Winter) has arrived here in the great Northwest. For the past few mornings, I have found myself waking up to the pitter-patter of rain and a feeling of continued amazement at the world around me. God's creation is so intricately woven, and we are all threads in the fabric of the world. I am ever reminded of what a wonderful world we live in, and I am grateful.

For all of the friends, family, and others who have blessed my life this year, thank you. I am thankful for each of you and hope that this Thanksgiving you are surrounded by love and laughter.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 14, 2011

This is Not an April Fool's Joke

I haven't posted here for a while, and I suppose that I should bring y'all up-to-date about the happenings in the KermitFan household. But first, a video that makes me smile:

This commercial came along a few weeks ago, and made me smile because I could be the woman in this video since I haven't been shouting from the rooftops our latest news. Nonetheless, I'm pleased to report that I am 20 weeks pregnant. At halfway through the pregnancy, (our 'official' due date is April 1st) so far I have been healthy and happy.

We went to the doctor's office today to have our "big" ultrasound. It was an incredible experience! Although we didn't get to see the face, he was kind enough to "moon" us and both the ultrasound technician and the doctor said that without a doubt we are having a baby boy.

Tonight, I get to go to sleep with the sound of our baby's heartbeat thumping through my memories and visions of our ultrasound rolling through my brain. I'm looking forward to meeting our new addition, and until then I will get to dream about all of the adventures that we'll be embarking on in the coming months.