So much to catch you up on!


Apparently the person we were pirating internet from moved out of the trailer park taking his free unsecured internet with him. And as you know I can’t blog from work anymore…

OK I am going to try and remember everything I wanted to tell you.

Bad news first, Michael’s father Sonny was admitted to the hospital the day after we arrived with an infection in his foot. He was not released until the day after we left which was sad but he did get to see Reagan and he was so in love. The week after they sent him home he was admitted again. Turns out that infection was gangrene and they had to amputate his toes. He would have lost the whole leg but his circulation is nonexistent in his leg (he is wheel chair bound) and the surgery would have killed him. Thankful all the prayers on his behalf appear to have stopped the infection from spreading. God is very good and we know the last few years have been a gift since we almost lost him several times. Please continue to pray.

So I am juggling the whole working mom thing and I appear to be doing OK. Just very busy and sleep deprived. However the Lord has presented us with a very amazing new opportunity, This last weekend we went to Iowa to try out for the preaching position. Should we be blessed with this ministry I would be able to be a stay at home mom. Not to get my hopes up too soon but it is looking very favorable and we will know the congregations decision on Sunday when they vote. The elder we stayed with is also on the pulpit committee and said he would be very surprised it they didn’t choose us. He hasn’t heard a single negative things and everyone loves us. Which is great because we love them!!! You couldn’t ask for a nicer more spirit filled group of people located in the quaintest little town just perfect for raising a family. Need further proof that it would be perfect for us? The ladies aid meets weekly to make quilts for the needy! AND a large portion of the congregation are farmers…you know how Michael feels about barnyard animals! Plus there are 3 other babies born in September so Reagan would have friends. I am praying earnestly as I would love to have these people be part of my life!

Of course it would mean moving fairly quickly and I would get to finish decorating the trailer…oh so sad NOT.

On the sewing front I am currently tracing and cutting out Reagan’s spring and summer wardrobe. Since the tracing and cutting is the part I like least I figure I would do it all in one whack. Some hopefully soon I will have loads of fun stuff to show you.

As for Christmas, I want to start special traditions that do not revolve around the gifts. SO I hope to keep the gift giving a small part of the holidays…easier said than done, I just realized. I got a little carried away in the local toy store and Target. I may put some of it back for her Easter basket.

I am sure I am forgetting stuff… I should start writing things down. I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas with their families. Please take time to ponder the miracles and mysteries in Christ’s birth!


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