Tuesday, December 8, 2009

A Time to be Thankful

As the year comes to an end, I find myself looking back at all that has happened this year. I know it has been a year full of excitement, fear, and joy. I also find myself thinking about how lucky I really am. I have been blessed with a wonderful, healthy baby. My pregnancy to get him here was a piece of cake. My husband was only out of work for six weeks. I have a beautiful home and a wonderful family. I even have a pretty decent job. Oh, and I almost forgot, my husband is pretty awesome!

I often think of the family that used to live across the street from me. I did not get a chance to meet them before their house was foreclosed on. I cannot imagine having to leave your home right here at the holidays. I think of the many friends of mine who are trying to start their own family and are having a hard time. I want so much for these friends to experience the joys of parenthood (and maybe a little morning sickness to go along with it!). I think about those who have gone through divorce this year and I want them to find happiness. And as crazy as it may sound, I think about all of the animals living on the streets and in shelters that want a loving home. If I could take them all I would.

I think about all of these people, a lot. You are in my thoughts and prayers, not just during the holiday season, but all of the time.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Ethan Edward Pyle

It's been a while since I have posted, probably because Ethan was born three weeks ago today and I have been a little busy! To be honest, I forgot I even had a blog! Anyway, I have been enjoying taking care of my little man. He is the sweetest little boy. I think Jason and I could just sit and watch him for hours. His grandparents like him too! He slept for seven and a half hours last night! I couldn't believe it. It was probably because he hadn't taken a good nap yesterday, so I don't think I am going to continue to deprieve my child of a nap just so he will sleep at night. He is taking a little cat nap in his swing right now!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Two weeks to go!

Only two and a half weeks until Ethan is scheduled to be here! I wonder what his schedule is? Jason and I have been blessed with wonderful family and friends who have supplied us with all of the necessary things we need for a newborn. We had a suprise baby shower thrown by our wonderful friends at church, and another baby shower given by some great friends of mine. This baby isn't going to be spoiled at all! His furniture finally arrived this week and I was able to put the finishing touches on his nursery. I think I have it organized, but I am sure things will be changed once he gets here. I guess it's time to pack my hospital bag!

Monday, August 17, 2009

A Weekend with the Hubby

Somehow, Jason had the entire weekend off! Not just Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon, but all day Saturday and all day Sunday. I was really nice to spend some time together. We got up Saturday morning and took his car in to get new tires, hit the grocery store, then headed home to get ready for our cookout Saturday night. We had some friends over for good food and fellowship. It was our first time hosting a cookout with kids invited! It was really fun to have the kids around, they are a never ending source of entertainment!

Jason and I got up Sunday morning and went to church, stopped in the Harley store, then came home to do chores. We had a lengthy to-do list, but somehow managed to complete it by 3:00. We spent the rest of the afternoon relaxing. We figured we better enjoy it now, because in about five weeks, our lives are going to change forever and relaxing is only going to happen in our dreams!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Pepper Sunday

Sunday was "make whatever we can think of out of peppers" day! Our Sunday school teacher sent us home with several grocery bags of home grown peppers. Jason was in heaven! He doesn't get to cook much anymore at work, so now he gets the urge to cook at home. He made hot chili, mild chili, creole sauce, pico de gallo, and salsa. I never thought I would hear him say "I just don't know what to do with all of these peppers" but he did! Bailey (our first child) was right next to him in the kitchen helping out. I tryed to stay out of his way!