Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone...or post Christmas, as it is over now. I hope everyone had an amazing one!
This was our Christmas card picture, for those of you who didn't receive one.
Yes, we went cheap this if you live in the same city as us, or check our blog didn't get one. But I still LOVE YOU!!!
Next year we'll be rolling in the dough, so you'll all get like two or three...just watch ;-)

This is also our little news letter, as to how we are all doing... we're doing fine thank you. Just kidding. We're better then fine! The Lord has blessed us exceedingly this year. We have now been in Yuma for a little over a year, enjoyed all of the time we get to spend with our family and and our new church friends, and are so excited for our new baby to arrive in June. We find out the sex one the 21st of January, so I'll keep you updated!
We are still in our smallish two bedroom apartment, but it still meets all of our needs and the Lord has given me a contenment...and even a joy at still being here...even if we are still here when the baby comes.
I'm already starting to nest and have rearranged furnature and organized junk as to make room for the extra little person to come...and I love to reorganize and redecorate, so I'm not the least bit sad we may still be here for a while.
Aaron just got a promotion within his company (a raise that we needed) and so we praise God for His provision!

[Aaron's company X-mas Party]

[Best presents I could ever have!]

Aloria and Justus are also doing well...they got over their colds just days before Christmas, so I was thankful for that...and besides Aaron catching a mild version of what they had, we have been healthy.
Aloria is still in ballet and loving it. Justus is as clingy as ever, yelling "ma" at me as though he were a little calf lost truth, he could be sitting in my lap and still find reasons to yell out my name. If I wore an apron he'd be holding the strings 24/7 :-)
It's difficult to be irritated about it when he's so stink'n cute, but I still manage to get to that emotion by the end of the day. I've heard that at 2 yrs old they start to get interested in their dads more. We'll find out in 6 months...just in time for the baby.
Aloria knows all about me having a baby and seems to be completely fine with it...even happy about it. She is very independent and I don't think she will feel replaced at all. Justus, on the other hand still pushes Aloria away, on occasion, to take his position on my lap... I think he will definately feel the lack of my attention, but I will do my best to spread the love as best as I can!
How could I not...they are the biggest blessings in my life (aside from my husband of course ;-)
Aaron is doing well...he's been trying to keep fit by running and doing push ups (kids sitting on his back of course)...not that he needs it. What a perfect husband I have ;-) I'm the one with the growing waiste line...oh wait, that's a baby. You should see my wrists and ankles though...just as trim and fit as ever, haha.
One thing that everyone could pray for is Aaron's blood pressure ;-) ...actually, I'm serious. He just had a physical and it is on the higher end. He said something about hypertension...not exactly sure where that is on the the good bad scale, but it seems to be closer to the bad and it's been a little stressful for Aaron, as he comes from a family where high blood pressure runs in the family and his dad has several heart attacks. ...and as stress is not good for high blood pressure, please pray for his peace of mind, as well as a healthy body.
Moody wives are also bad for blood pressure, so please pray that I continue to learn self control so that I might keep my hormonally imbalanced pregnant self in check.
As for the kids, please pray for their continued health, and that Aaron and I might grow in godly wisdom and knowledge so that we might lead them in the ways of the Almighty!
Blessings to you all!

...and now ...a little more of our holiday fun!
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Alec and Becky said...

Praise god for His blessings and provision. I'm delighted you're doing well! I can't wait to hear how things go as your newest addition grows inside of you!!!
Love you lots!!

jacquelyn said...

praying for you guys! glad to hear the update! also you look adorable in those boots, very cute! i got myself some boots for the first time ever and i love them, they are so great!
can you email your address... i cant find it.