Thursday, June 23, 2011

Summer fun

I love that smile. Emily loves swimming. She really has no fear when it comes to swim-time. We have had lots of fun the past few weeks getting used to the pool. It is also a nice way to cool off too during these hot days. We have been staying busy and doing good. Had a fun last weekend celebrating my dear friend, Caroline's, beautiful wedding in Dallas. Jeffery and I enjoyed some time alone away from home and saw so many friends! That will probably be the extent of my summer traveling since I am due in 8 weeks. Crazy. People told me that this second pregnancy would go by faster than the first and it certainly has. I can't believe that we only have a few days of June left then onto July. August will be here before I know it. I am feeling good, just pregnant and beginning to have heartburn with EVERYTHING. Oh well, I just remember how quickly the heartburn left after Emily was born and I trust it will be the same this time. 

I have been reading the Psalms lately and today the truth and power of Psalm 23 has stood out in my mind. A Psalm that many of us know by heart and have heard or prayed so many times, but how comforting to claim it's truth and promise. 

'The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely your goodness and love will follow me all of the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.' Psalm 23

Thursday, June 2, 2011


Not complaining, just saying. It is starting out to be a HOTTT summer. Me, this pregnant belly of mine, and Emily will be spending a lot of time at the pool (Thanks Mom :) ) this summer. 

Emily in her swim-gear when we went for a little swim earlier this week. No, she doesn't always swim topless. It is just easier when its just the two of us! 

 Beating the heat is okay with a yummy dessert like this. I tried this 'Blueberry-Peach Crumble' last week per Jeffery's request. The recipe comes from Barefoot Contessa and YUM, it is GOOD. Of course even better with a grande scoop of ice cream on top. 

And just for fun! Kinda creepy to look at, but she apparently wants to look like mommy. 

     *On a more serious, informative note, I had my 28 week prenatal check up today. All is well. I had the Diabetes screen today so my breakfast was the super sweet Glycola Juice drink...delicious...NOT. Hoping that the results come back normal, they did with Emily's pregnancy, so I expect the same. We did not have an ultrasound today but heard Annie's quick and healthy heartbeat. It is now already time for me to start going to the doctor every 2 weeks. Time is flying, it's strange that June is already here. We are getting very excited about meeting Annie. 

Stay hydrated, it is hot. Oh, I already said that didn't I!