Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Random thoughts...

So if you’ve seen one my previous posts, you’ve read about how Jackson has just shot up in the last few months and all his fall/winter pants I had for him are just too short! So I went up to this big consignment sale at the Waco Convention Center this past weekend and got some great stuff to at least get us started! I have to say it was already pretty picked over and much of the good stuff was already sold, (like this great changing table I could have totally used…grrr!) but I still got some good 4T staple items: khaki pants, long sleeve shirts, etc… some prices at like $4 and $3…which is my kinda deal!
I am sure I’ll be hitting it up again next year especially if I have a baby girl and need to stock up on some inexpensive cute, sweet girly stuff.
Also, my sweet friend Lacey brought me this sweet ‘lil prizee as they were driving through Waco on their way to San Antonio this past weekend.

It’s super special because I gave that to Lacey almost 4 years ago when she was pregnant with Will and was due in January! Now it’s my turn to bust it out! Love it…and thanks Lac!

We’ve had a guest speaker at our church for a fall “revival” and he has been so challenging and encouraging, it’s been a great refreshing series! Last night he touched on something that has truly been resonating with me… it was so simple, and something we may have all heard before, and I feel like I am still trying to figure it all out…and it’s the basic principle of not “owning” things in our life – but “managing” them instead. When we are “owners” we tend to not be open to teaching or correction, thinking we have it all figured out. But when we are “managers” we are more open to correction, open to learn new things, more willing to admit mistakes etc….and one of the areas he challenged us on was with our kids…and how we don’t own them, but we are entrusted by the Lord to “manage” them. He also used example of our finances, our marriage, our athletic ability, really anything that is important in our lives. I am just truly tying to internalize all this and make it real in different areas of my life, but especially with my kid (soon to be kids!) This area is something I want to hang on tightly to, have full control over, yet I realize that doing that isn’t good for my kids, but also isn’t fully entrusting God to them. It’s just hard when you care and love something so much, and you want to protect them from anything that could harm or tear them down, or corrupt them. But alas, our Savior is capable, and I need to have faith and remember that! He has also entrusted my kids to me while they are here on this Earth, but ultimately they are HIS. Ahh, such a tough truth to understand and REALLY live by. It makes me teary as we daily must let them go.

Lord, help me learn how to do this the right way…to balance it all out correctly in my mind and heart, and learn more about what this means in my life. I trust that you are fully capable of helping me properly raise my kids with you alone as The Center. May Josh and I seek you alone for wisdom in how to do it all b/c alone we are clueless and need you so! May we be so authentic in our example of following you as our kids watch our every move as we raise them.

Friday, September 18, 2009

24 weeks = 6 months - CRAZY! :)

This week we had our 24 week doctor's appt and all is going great - praise god! The appointments are pretty uneventful these days...the usual pee in a cup, weigh yourself (let's add another 4 lbs to the tally!) and then listen to the heartbeat. I was in and out in no time. :) And although the babe has been moving so much and i feel ok about it, it is still oh so sweet to hear that strong heartbeat!

Here are some updated prego progression pics! I feel like i am carrying so low again...just like i did with Jackson. Could that mean another boy?? :)

In other news, this week i walked in to the living room to find Jackson having way too much fun with my shoes.

and then it was priceless, he totally fell down! hee hee... i couldn't believe i caught a picture of the action!

this week was good, but full! We had a fun sip n see for Katy and cutie patootie lil Clark, Columbus staff wives get together (watch out, we're sassy pw's!!) , we had another great week at MDO - jackson is lovin it so much, a couple playdates, another SS baby shower (we have them weekly i swear, sooo many new babies!) and then this weekend is Baylor's first home game vs. Connecticut...Sic Em Bears!!

Love this time of year! got my mums out and am praying they don't die bc the sun hasn't been out much - ha!
Until next time, Sal

p.s. just got a text that baby Ainsley was born to the Johnston family today!!! Congrats on your new baby girl!!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Think we need to go shopping....

...and no, not shopping for me!

I decided to try on some of Jackson's fall clothes from last fall/winter and oh my stars! This boy has grown!!!! Way more than i thought...i mean some of the things that were sorta big on him last February ish are too short now! Which explains his crazy up and down appetite...somedays eating constantly and always hungry, other days he just picks at his food, eating barely anything. :)

He was making me laugh today as we were trying on clothes. Jackson thought it was so fun to see some of his favorite pj's from last year...but check him out in them - HILARIOUS! Can anyone say high waters?? and he looks totally possessed doesn't he? ha ha!These gap jeans were sooo cute on his last year...i couldn't even get them buttoned!

And we lived in about 4 different colors of these sweatpants...guess we'll be needing some new of these babies too. :) Ha, they look like capris. (he is totally posin', ha!)

Overall i bagged up pretty much ALL of his 3T stuff...guess we're officially moving into 4T for this season. AHH, my baby is growing too fast! And i keep telling him to stop growing, he's making mommy sad. He says seriously, "Mommy, i have to grow big to be a big brother."

I guess he's right. :)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

September means back to school!

Although we aren't officially in "school", Mother's Day Out is a good substitute for now. :)

Jackson had his first day at Columbus MDO this week and he LOVES it!!! I am so thankful b/c we had been at another great MDO program until now, so i was nervous about the transition. But, it was so smooth, and it's great b/c Daddy can take him on his way into work, and Daddy is right there in the next building all day long....just in case. :)

Here is our big boy excitedly going into his classroom on the first day. He ran in and never looked back...whew for no tears!

How cute is he with his Daddy? Such handsome boys!