Wednesday, July 23, 2008

So Much To Share

We have so much to share. Sorry for the long delay. The past few months have been full. The past few weeks have been extremely full, very exciting, scary, sad, hard, faith filled weeks.
First- I'll work really hard on getting a belly picture for the blog in the next day or so.
Second- We have names for the babies. Lillie Beth and Elliott. Elliott does not have a middle name yet. We have some ideas, but have not landed on anything, but I'll let you know once we do. Lillie is Freddy's grandmothers name and Beth is my middle name. Elliott was my grandfathers middle name. We are so excited to pass them along to our little ones.
Third- Through God's leading and after 4 years of caring the vision in our hearts the Lord has opened up the door for our family to move to New York City and be church planting missionaries. We are so excited! We are sad to leave our family and church family here in Clarksville, but eagerly wait to see what God is going to do in our lives and how he is going to use us to spread his truth to the millions of people in the city. I want to share more thoughts, but right now I don't have the time or energy to get it all out. Freddy has written some on his blog so you can check that out for the time being. I want to post more real soon. I do have lots of thoughts and I want to share with you the journey of faith God is taking me on. We've had an idea that this day would come someday, I never thought it would be this year. Our plan right now is to be in NYC by October 1st. We have a lot to do between now and then so I'll try to post regularly.
Fourth- I need to post pictures of Mr. Jack. He is growing so much and is so much fun to be around. He is 19 months old and full of energy. If you ask him how old he is he'll hold up one finger and say "two!" He can also fake like he is sleeping. Today when I went to get him out of the car he had his head tilted with his eyes closed like he was sleeping and I whispered in his ear and said, "Mr. Jack, you're not asleep" a huge smile spread across his face and he livened up, enough to play for 3o more minutes before he went to sleep for his nap. We love being his mommy and daddy. By the way, he still won't say mommy or anything that comes close to it. He says all kinds of words and his favorite phrase is "garage door go up" but can't get the boy to say mommy... why is that?
Finally- Thank you for reading all of this. Please keep praying for us. Pray that the Lord will provide our needs and sustain our faith. He has done that so far, but we need it each and every day. Also, pray for my pregnancy. So far its going great, but we have a lot going on between now and when the twins are born. Pray that they will continue to grow healthy and that I'll be able to rest enough but be very productive at the same time.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Baby A and Baby B

We are excited to share with you the identity of the two growing inside my belly.
We found out yesterday that we have a little boy and a little girl.
The ultra sound pictures looked pretty much like the last ones posted except a little bigger.
We feel confident that the technician found exactly what she needed to find to be sure she was correct in her discerning the sexes.
I'll post names once I'm 100% sure we know what they are. I'm pretty sure we are settled on first names and probably the girls middle name, but were still working on the boys. We'll let you know once it is nailed down.
I told Jack yesterday he was going to have a baby brother and a baby sister, he just smiled!
(like he has any idea what that means!)