Thursday, November 26, 2009

29 Weeks and Pre-Thanksgiving Pics

Our Pecan trees have been and are continuing to produce really good pecans so far this year.  We have already filled up the entire wheelbarrow and many buckets. We're thankful for our little helpers from across the street (our nephews Logan & Coen) who come over often to help us pick up pecans. They really love it when Uncle Jeffery shakes the limbs and it rains pecans! Needless to say, we have alot of cracking and shelling to do!

We have done a lot of baking this week for various things. Our Sunday School bake sale fundraiser was a big success and these are the goodies we prepared for that, minus the carrot cake which was in the fridge...
I am now 29 weeks and it shows!! Pregnancy is fun, Emily moves a lot, its really fun to look down and see it now when she kicks, rolls, and punches. We can't wait to see her cute little face!

With family and good friends in town for Thanksgiving, my dad hosted a bonfire Wednesday night. We had fun roasting hot dogs, eating good chili, making smores, and catching up with people. 

Have fun with your families and friends on this Thanksgiving Day. God is good, remember to give Him the thanks for the good things he has done and is doing. 

Sunday, November 22, 2009

We Give Thanks...

We give You thanks, and praise Your glorious name. 1 Chronicles 29:13

This Thanksgiving season in particular, I feel very thankful. Thankful for the blessing growing in me and the joys that will come with motherhood in just a short time (less than 80 days now). Thankful for the wonderful family that we have and for the ways that we are challenged and blessed by them daily. Thankful for my wonderful husband, for his constant support and love for me, and for his excitement about becoming a dad. Thankful for our church and the opportunities that we have to serve. Thankful for new friends. Thankful for the reason we celebrate these holidays...Jesus, and His wonderful love for us, even as undeserving as we are. 

We have a fun-filled full week ahead. My sister will be in tomorrow...for the whole week!!! I am super excited about that. My brother and brother-in-law will be in Wednesday. We will all 7 be together Thursday for a great Thanksgiving day. It will be smaller than usual, but I am looking forward to it. We will be doing lots of baking and cooking this week. Our Sunday School class is hosting a 'bake sale' to raise funds for some needy families in the area. It is Tuesday at Herschel's Restaurant if you have time to stop by and support. We have been working on our baked goodies already! 

I remember back around weeks 15-16ish of this pregnancy thinking it was creeping by and February would never get here. Well, now I look back and I really am surprised at how quick time has gone by. I will be 29 weeks on I am definitely growing, seems like by the day, and I feel very pregnant! I feel good though, no complaints. I haven't swollen (yet anyway), haven't had anymore nausea, haven't had high blood pressure, or any of the other bad symptoms of pregnancy. Now, who knows what could come, but I feel very blessed and good at the present. God is good, His love and grace amazes me...

If I don't post again before the big T-Day...Happy Thanksgiving to You and yours. May you really take time to consider all the ways you are blessed and all the things you have to be thankful for. And mostly, I hope and pray that you will experience the love and comfort throughout this holiday season of our great and mighty God. He is the creator of all, He is the sustainer of all, He is the Redeemer God.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Early Bird Gets the Worm!

This has been Jeffery's motto for the past couple of weeks.  I have been a little out of touch to blog world lately...we have been busy.  J is staying busy at work, which is good and always a blessing.  Someone or something has lit a fire under him and he is even more motivated than usual to prosper and do good things at work. He has challenged his office employees to be at work every day at 7:50 for a morning round-up 'pow wow.  He is usually there before then anyway but just being extra careful to get up on time and get out the door. It has been good for me too (some mornings) to get on up and get ready to go to work myself.  I am thankful for his motivation and his desire to be the best and most efficient leader that he can be.  
He had 3 outside salespersons in town Sunday and Monday for some training and meetings for new stuff at Diamond C.  We enjoyed hosting them and we cooked a yummy southern meal Monday night for 12 people in all. Chicken Fried Steak, Mashed Potatoes and gravy, Homemade Mac and Cheese, Salad, and Rolls with Apple Pie and a Brownie Turtle Trifle for dessert. Lots of food, but lots of fun to have a good home cooking rather than going out. I had good intentions to take pictures of our prepared dishes, just didn't get to it. Just imagine for me... :)

                             bird worm
So as for me and baby, we are doing good. Growing and moving alot. By the way, our little girl's name is Emily Beth Crabb. Emily for J's granny and Beth after my middle name. She is active, mostly in the evenings when I am being still. I still think that feeling her moving around in me is just about the coolest thing ever though. I feel so blessed and even more excited as the days pass. We are almost into the 7th month now and have just 98 days to go until due date. Very exciting!!  I am steady growing and there is definitely no denying that I'm pregnant. Tomorrow morning I have an appointment to do my glucose tolerance testing at Dr. Moore's. I have the red sugar drink to drink in the morning then will have my blood tested at about 9:00. Im hoping it is within normal range! I will make it my best effort to post some pictures soon of my belly and other interesting things from our lives!!

**Just as a side note, I am thankful and think we should all say a great thankful prayer to our good God for the positive outcome of our local elections today in MP for the alcohol propositions. Since we live out of the city limits, we were unable to vote in those elections. I was thankful to see that the proposition didn't only fail, but was pretty much defeated. 

Have a wonderful week.