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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Prego my eggo!!!

Well I waited long enough to let the cat out of the bag!!!
It actually hasn't been very long at all, it has just seemed like a long time for me.
We found a couple weeks ago that yes, I indeed am Pregnant. I am 7 weeks along today!!! I know not very far, but I would rather people praying for me this whole time. Its just my personality to let people know about me. :-)
WE are very excited about this news. My due date is March 31st. Most of the time it doesn't really seem real to either of us. It just seems like something that would never happen to you. But we are so thankful and anxious to enter this new stage of life.
I think that it makes me love Richard more. I have been pretty sick (not throwing up yet at all but very nauseous, and very very fatigued). So Richard has stepped right up and helped out so much. I know he won't be able to much once he starts school but I'm thankful for it right now.
So I need to update about the job situation too. I didn't want to until I made the announcement because they are very intertwined. :-) So I had 2 interviews with the elementary school. The week I had the second interview there was suspicions about pregnancy but not sure yet. At the end of the week I took a test and found out the suspicions were right. Now the situation is very difficult. During that same week, I had let my managers know about the possiblity of me leaving. Of course they were very sad, but understand and were thankful that I had let them know instead of surprising them. But they did offer me a position at the office very close to my house if that would make me stay. (Right now I travel about 40 min one way every day) At that time, i was pretty set on taking the job offer. It was a crazy week of wondering if I was pregnant, making the difficult conversation with my current managers and interviewing for the new job. God was very clear to us what we should do. Once I found out I was pregnant for sure, it was pretty obvious what I would do. So I regrettfully had to turn down the job that I would love and thrive at mostly because they did not offer any insurance and I wouldn't even be able to stay for the entire school year. Of course my present managers were very happy, and I am moving to Scranton office. (yay) The administrator of the school was very understanding, but I still felt bad. I told him the same day he offered me the contract. But God was working everything out. I hope they find a secretary soon!
There is a great support group here at our church. The young married Sunday school class that we attend all have kids, and are so helpful and giving about anything. So I'm glad about that.
Please stay in prayer for me and the baby, and for safety. A whole new wave of worries start to overcome me, and I just need to trust God and his plan. But so far so good.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Parties

Last weekend we were so busy. Lots of stuff to do with all our new friends here in Scranton PA. Satruday morning we went to our friends Ben and Cathy to help them out some. They have a huge project in their yard to do, so the guys went out and worked hard on that. Me and cathy stayed inside and got all the food ready for her Daughter's 2nd bday party. I was so glad that we could help them and we always have a fun time when we are together. Saturday night we went with our young married class to a Triple A baseball game. We had a tailgate party in the parking lot before the game. That was fun. I'm not a big fan of baseball but it was fun to talk with everyone there. WE got home pretty late but it was nice.

Then Sunday evening was the big 2 year old bday party. I didn't take my camera so I don't have pictures. I've been waiting for Cathy to put pics up on facebook to steal them for my blog but she is a busy mother. And I wanted to post this before another weekend goes by. She made cakes out of cupcakes shaped like Bob and Larry from Veggie Tales. They turned out so cute. There was so many people there and you know me, I love all the social activity. :-) There were two new couples there too so it was fun getting to know them. All the people there had tons of kids, so it was so fun to see them interacting together.

Monday night, we went to a surprise bday party for another new friend of mine, Caren. She is the mother of a 2 year old and twins about 10 months old I think. She was turning 30. That was a fun night, and I do have some pics of that night that I stole off of her facebook. :-) Again another night filled with socializing with all our new contacts.

We are so thankful for the friendships that have started to grow since we moved here. It is very encouraging to us.
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