Friday, July 25, 2008

17 Weeks

Baby can sweat! My e-mail source states that our baby is developing sweat glands this week. His or her skeleton is changing from soft cartilage to bone. I haven't felt the baby move yet (that I know of) but hope to soon! I'm excited about that!

We had another doctor's appointment today, and everything checked out okay. Hailey went along and was able to hear her little cousin's heart beat. We will have an ultrasound August 11 and another checkup August 14.

Here are a few more pictures - my growing belly, Baby's new crib and changing table, and the rocker that Tim has claimed for himself - I guess he's going to be doing the midnight baby rocking. :-)




Thursday, July 24, 2008

The visiting Farleys

We have enjoyed the last few days with our visitors, and we still have a few more to go! We have been to the beach, a historical courthouse, shopping downtown, out on the pier, to a Danish town, and just hanging out around the house. We shopped for and bought a crib and unloaded many baby items to decorate our guest room (pictures to come). Today we are looking forward to seeing elephant seals, touring a castle, going to a farmers' market, and eating the best pizza in the world. Tomorrow will be a sunset on the beach, and Saturday we will go see the sequoias!

Here are a few pictures of our visitors enjoying themselves. Some of these scenes should look familiar to Mom and Dad DeArmon and to Cathy and Jen! Substitute your faces here!




Friday, July 18, 2008

Half Dome Video

Here's a little video to show the last leg of our journey to Half Dome with the youth group. Enjoy!

16 Weeks

2 days and counting. We're expecting visitors from Ohio on Saturday! Mom and Dad Farley and Niece Hailey will spend about a week with us. We're excited to see them and show them around a little bit. It will be nice to be with family again! It has been awhile.

Nothing overly exciting is happening right now with the pregnancy. Someone sent me some flair on Facebook that read "I'm making a human - what did you do today". I thought that was funny. I've added a ticker to the top of this site, so it will give updates of what's happening with Baby every week or so. It's amazing what you can find on the Internet.

I was supposed to work today, but they called me off due to low census. I got to spend the majority of the day at home on the computer instead. I have been working on editing our video from vacation and Yosemite, and I was able to finish both today. I've had difficulty actually being able to burn a disc though. That will probably be tomorrow's project.

That's enough computer for the day!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Parenting

Tim and I have been reading a book that was recommended by one of our pastor friends: Shepherding a Child's Heart by Tedd Tripp. Right now I am about a quarter of the way through the book, and I have found myself getting overwhelmed at the complexity of parenting. This is going to be hard! It's a lot of responsibility. It's scary.

Here's an excerpt to illustrate:

"What your children need is spiritual nurture. They need to be taught the ways of God. They need to be instructed in the character of God so that they can learn a proper fear of God. They need to understand that all of life rushes toward the day when we shall stand before God and give account. They need to learn about the pervasive effects of the fall on the human condition. They need to understand the subtleties of the malignancy of their own hearts. They need to know the dangers of trusting in themselves. They need answers to the great problems of life. They need to understand the difference between presuppositional thinking and empiricism. In short, they need nurturing instruction."

What a tremendous responsibility.

If anyone is looking for a helpful book on parenting with a Biblical perspective that will really make you think, this is a good one. :-)

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Yosemite Half Dome Adventure

We made it back from Yosemite safely! Everyone seemed to have a good time. Enjoy the slideshow. For more pictures, click on the title above.