Monday, March 1, 2010

The New Addition

Harrison and I decided that since he will be graduating in June, that we would begin to start trying to have a baby. This may have had something to do with the many days we were with Karland (our niece) over Christmas. We have been ready to have a family for a while now, but wanted to make sure that Harrison was done with school. We know the timing was never going to be perfect, but it just made sense to wait (to us...not our parents - j/k). Harrison and I kept having conversations about how it could take a while and we need to not get our hopes up each month. I just didn't want to be disappointed every month. We knew that whenever the timing was right, we would get pregnant. Well, come to find didn't take long at all. We got pregnant the first month that we were trying! I think we are still in shock. It's hard to believe that there is a baby growing in me. We can't wait to see this beautiful creation that God has blessed us with. I am only 5 weeks, so I haven't seen the doctor yet. In three more weeks, we will go and hear the heartbeat.

Father, thank you for blessing us with this child. We pray that you keep the baby healthy and growing properly. We also pray for me to make it through this pregnancy with little sickness. We pray that we can raise this child in You, the way our parents did with us! We love you! AMEN

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Christmas in Georgia

Harrison I got to go home for Christmas this year, which is a huge treat! We love being with family and can’t imagine being away from them at Christmas time. We left for a 16 day trip, where we were never staying more than 3 days in one place! So, it wasn’t really relaxing, but it was a lot of fun. We started out in Covington with my family, but made a very short trip to Savannah to see Harrison’s parents. The boys went shooting, while the girls went shopping and the next thing we knew it was time to go back to Covington. On Christmas day we traveled to Virginia (a Raynor tradition) to be with my mom’s family. Luckily we got to see snow, which was fun. The guys even made huge snowmen! We went shopping and bowling while we were there and then we said “goodbye.” Next, we went to a lake house. This was so that we could have some time as a family – without all of the distractions of hometown life. We really enjoyed this time together, spoiling Karland, playing games, watching movies and building a gingerbread house. We made it home in time to celebrate New Year’s Eve and then Harrison and I flew to St. Louis. This was the last stop before home. We spent some time with the Jobe’s and checked out Harvester Christian Church. We had a lot of fun, but again the visit was very short (oh yeah…and it was freezing there!). Christmas was great, but it took us quite a few weeks to recover from the trip. Here are some pictures!