Monday, November 24, 2008

18 weeks

As of Saturday, I am officially 18 weeks along in my pregnancy.  I am really enjoying this stage of pregnancy.  I am just now starting to look and feel more pregnant.  I have been feeling the baby move for a couple of weeks now and this morning Travis was able to feel the baby kick for the first time. I already take such delight in this little one.  It is amazing to think how everything about this baby including the sex is a secret to us all except to our heavenly Father.  He is the One knitting this baby together in my womb and He is truly worthy of our worship. 

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

britt's shower and a few engagement pictures

Last weekend we threw one of the most beautiful showers for Brittany.  She was absolutely stunning and just glowing with joy.  I can't believe she and Taylor will be married in just 5 1/2 weeks!!! Below are a few snap shots from the shower, but to see a few pictures Trever took before it started click here.  

I thought I would also share a few of their beautiful engagement pictures.  
To see more click here. 






This is what we all refer to as "the crew" (except we are missing Natalie).  We have thrown several showers together and often find the set up is just as much fun as the actual event. 



Britt and her best friends. 





Toasting to the bride!


This is the cake my mom. 




Sunday, November 16, 2008

Thursday, November 13, 2008

siblings

Last weekend Travis and I went to Riverside to watch Brooke play in the championship fortuna game.  This is a CBU tradition that takes place every year during homecoming weekend.  We really loved going to school at CBU and we love going back to visit.  One of the highlights of the weekend was seeing my sisters and one of his brothers.  There is nothing like the relationship of a sibling. 



Monday, November 3, 2008

fun monday

Being in vocational ministry life is sometimes different.  For example, Mondays are our Saturdays.  This weekend Travis lead worship for all six services at the main campus for Saddleback Church.  So you can imagine how grateful we are for this day of rest. 

This particular morning we woke up and decided to take a walk down to our favorite breakfast place across from the pier.  This is probably one of my most cherished activities Travis and I do together.  I love this time because we get to take a walk along the beach with our dog Gunner while having great company and conversation...and not to mention breakfast food is my favorite food. 

On our walk this morning we were talking about how in 6 months we will have our little one with us. It still doesn't really feel like a reality that there really is a baby inside of me.  It was fun to watch the parade of mothers and strollers pass by us on our walk and it was kind of weird to think we are going to be joining the stroller club in the very near future.  

We are both really excited about what God has in store for us and we can't wait to find out if we are going to have a boy or a girl.  For now we are trying to treasure each moment we have together and each stage of this pregnancy.  The one thing we keep coming back to in the midst of this change is how much the whole process of being pregnant and having a baby gives so much glory to God.  We just can't understand how any parent can go through this experience and still not believe that there is One who is behind all that is created.


Before our walk Trav took a picture of me at 15 and a half weeks pregnant.