Saturday, April 4, 2009

No Free Time!!!

As for this family, we absolutely cannot seem to find enough hours in the day! I'm sure everyone feels that way! Life is just too darn busy! I guess if it wasn't we would be wishin' it was!
Well, where do I start? We have officially bought a house! Hallelujah! Praise the Lord! We are going to have enough space to run around and chase the wild indian that lives with us!! We are in the process of painting and it is NOT fun!!!!! Why does anyone like to paint? I have not found anything fun about it, except maybe the finished product. Which I really can't say "we" are painting because I'm not really being of much help since I'm not supposed to be around the fumes, but it is sooo hard to stay away! I have to give a HUGE Thank You to my husband, mama, sisters, and Brad for all the help in this area!! I don't know what I would do without my family! I am so blessed!!! And now daddy is back home from Kentucky so I'm sure he will be doing his share too! Also thanks to those who have kept John Luke for me! Thanks Y'all!!!!!!!!! We hope to be starting to move in by next weekend...we shall see. That is if we're not all floating away by then!
John Luke is growing like a weed!!! He has started talking a lot more just in the last few weeks. I'm not sure of some of the words, but he's trying! When I pick him up, it feels like he has gained 10 lbs. and grown 10 inches, or maybe it's because I've grown that much! {Except my 10 inches is around not up!!!} He is becoming funnier and funnier with everyday! He makes me laugh a lot and he is very exhausting to keep up with! But I sure do love him!
John is doing well. We are extremely blessed! He has had some stomach pains that scared us, but tests show nothing serious! It's just going to be a way of life for us and we have to learn how to deal with it. The fear of the word "cancer" is like a very big, heavy, black cloud that looms over your head day and night! Thankfully we have a God that is BIGGER than that fear and he is in control no matter what may come!!!! Please pray that John will be able to relax and have peace in knowing that God IS in control and fear is not part of HIS plan!!! I know I've never been in his shoes, and it's got to be very, very hard not to fear the possibilites daily!
As I said earlier, I am growing more and more. This pregnancy has not been 1/2 as bad as it was with John Luke, so I am soooooo thankful! I am 26 weeks and to tell you the truth a lot of days I have to get on here to look at my ticker or count on the calendar to know how far along I am! That is wonderful to me because with John Luke I counted the seconds!!!!!! Maybe it's just that I don't have the time to think about it. The baby is moving a lot, and kicking harder with everyday. John Luke is still not aware that his world is about to be rocked big time! He just knows where the baby is and he loves to kiss it. {He kisses my belly} But that's about all he knows...boy is he in for a surprise! I think he will actually be good. He just wants so badly to love and kiss on the babies, and he doesn't know that he's so rough!!! I will have to keep a CLOSE eye on Big Brother!!
We have decided on a name. She will be Allie Elizabeth. John has decided we should call her Allie Beth, so Allie Beth it is. We are excited to meet this new little family addition!
I can't believe this month I will be celebrating my 3rd anniversary with my precious husband! Time flys! And we will be celebrating a very big boy's 2nd birthday!! It seems like yesterday I was in the hospital holding him!
I have not even touched my camera in weeks, so I don't have any real exciting pictures. I hope to remember to take some of the house and I'll post them. If you're in the neighborhood, please stop by and visit! My "helpers" love to have a reason to take a break!!!!

This was one morning here lately that John and John Luke cooked breakfast-in-bed for me! John let me sleep in {How lovely!!!} and he and John Luke cooked breakfast. John Luke came bursting through the bedroom door {there's not a quite, gentle bone in this child's body} with my plate saying "Mama, Mama!" He was carrying my plate with fork and all!


Little Professor Colvin...

I can't get over how old he looks here!

Handsome Hubby...I'm not a fan of the beard but after his play tomorrow night, he's shaving!!


9 comments:

jeff and rebecca said...

I am excited for you about your new house. Your mother called me last weekend and told me all about it. I know that it will be nice not to have to go to a real house when a storm comes. Plus, with another one on the way you all just plain need the room. Your trailer is very nice though, are yall going to sell it or what? Keep us posted on new house pics. Love you!

Lori Griffin said...

I love your house!! You and your helpers sure have done alot in a short time!! It looks great and I know you can't wait to get moved in!! We loved having John Luke for a little while yesterday! He is so precious!! He'll have to come over and play again soon!! If we can help ya'll moving just let us know! We are so excited to have you for our neighbors!!

Heather said...

I bet that was a great blessing to wake up to, your 2 men and breakfast. I'm glad to hear your pregnancy is going great.

The Wilson's said...

Congratulations on the new house!! I am sure that will be a wonderful change in your lives!! I love the name you chose for the baby. I know what you mean by not keeping up with how far along you are. I am having a tough time THIS TIME keeping up with it at all. It is truly a wonder I can remember anything! I am glad the pregnancy is going well for you and you can enjoy it more. I can't wait until we start feeling some kicks for reassurance! John and J.L are so very sweet to spoil you with b-fast in bed. How thoughtful of them. Take care and I WILL PRAY FOR EVERYTHING TO GO WELL WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

Michelle said...

John Luke is getting so big! He DOES look like such a big boy! Allie Beth is a very pretty name. Glad to hear the pregnancy is going well and the baby is good! And congratulations on the new house, I know you are very excited to get to move in!! Maybe we can come visit when we come home one day!

Lori said...

Congrats on the new house. You guys may get to move in before we do:) Cute name - Chris and Jennifer Curry's little girl is actually Addison Elizabeth but they just call her Addison or Addy but still similar.

Lynn Castleberry said...

Congratulations on the new house! That's awesome. It was good to see your sweet hubby at the wedding Saturday. I am sure you had your hands full. I miss getting to talk with you, but I know you are so grateful to be at home. I pray that your new little one will be as precious and sweet looking as John Luke.

Tabitha said...

Where are ya'll moving? To bad we don't need the trailer back :) Just think, I was pregnant with number 2 when ya'll bought our trailer. Congrats and hope everything continues to go well.

Carrie said...

Beth, he is growing! He has changed so much! We have been helping Lori and Ben only A LITTLE and I have had a glimpse of just how stressful a new house is! Good luck with everything. As for, fear that is something that I struggle with myself. Every day it seems I am presented with a new worry! It is a day to day walk with the Lord, trusting in His promises and His Word (here's the kicker) DESPITE HOW WE FEEL. I just finished a small group Bible study and that is one of the main things the Lord conveyed to me. LIVE BY FAITH NOT FEELINGS. FOCUS ON THE CROSS NOT CIRCUMSTANCES. (I know...easier said than done.) I will keep you in my prayers. Happy Easter!