Thursday, June 4, 2015

Never Say Never

Here are a few things that I said I would never do, and ultimately ended up doing anyways...

1.Go to Baylor
2. Be a teacher
3. Marry a coach
4. Move back to Sulphur Springs
5. Leave Sulphur Springs
6. Quit teaching to stay home and be poor
7. Go back into teaching
8. Become pregnant for a 3rd time
9. Drive a minivan

There have been several more along the way, but those highlight some of the big ones.  You would some point...I would catch on.  However, as I've been told by my parents multiple times, I tend to learn things "the hard way."  One take away that I have come out with is that there is a God who loves me beyond what I deserve, reminds me constantly that HE is in control, and has such a better plan for my life than I could have ever planned for myself.  For that, I am thankful.

Here is a picture of our Breckynn Grace at 20 weeks.  We chose the middle name Grace because it is by the Grace of God that we have her. This is a picture of her face looking forward and her little hand saying, "Hi!"  Can't wait to kiss those precious little fingers in just four months!

This fall, as if having a surprise 3rd child wasn't enough, Baylor will be starting Kindergarten, Colby will be finishing up his masters and doing his Principal's Internship (Hallelujah!), and I decided to do this...

That's right.  I'm getting BACK into teaching!  I'm actually super super excited about it. I will be a part time Title teacher working with grades K-2nd.  2.5 days at school, 4.5 days at home with my babies!  Not a bad deal!

The girls are rocking and rolling along.  Right now they are in swim lessons and doing great.  Bay  had a rough start as she was terrified she was going to "sink", but thankfully with her patient swim teacher "Miss Randa" she has gotten over that fear and has become a little fish in the water swimming all by herself!  Thank goodness!  Mylea is a tiny tornado.  Full of energy and opinions!

PS...the minivan is AWESOME!!! :) 

Proverbs 16:9 "In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps."

Thursday, March 19, 2015


Yes, we've received the surprise of a lifetime!  Baby #3 is on the way!

 I know many of you may be thinking, "Really?  Was it really that big of a surprise?  It's baby #3...don't you guys know how this works by now?" 

Yes...we know how it works...however, "traditional" methods have never worked for us.  Both of our girls were conceived with the help of fertility treatments.  IUI's to be specific.  We will have been married for 9 years this summer and in that 9 years, we've never gotten pregnant on our own. Until now.  Surprise!

I have to admit.  The thought of having a third baby has been tough to wrap my brain around.  I was soooo done with having kids and I never, like EVER, wanted to be pregnant again.  Ever.  I wish I was one of those people who loved being pregnant, but I'm just not.  Thankful?  Absolutely.  Joyful?  Not so much.  I pray about my attitude often and try to keep the bigger picture in mind, however, the bigger picture is a bit overwhelming itself.  I mean, 3 kids?!?!  We're going to be poor forever.  I'm just now recovering from Mylea's "baby" stage.  In fact, I was at the doctor with her a week before I found out I was pregnant and I could hear a baby crying in the other room.  I told Mylea's pediatrician, "Wooo, I'm glad it's them and not me!"  Well, joke's on me!

Thankfully, the more time I've had to digest the news, the more excited I've become.  And of course, seeing the miracle behind the chaos puts everything into perspective.

We are having another baby!  A sweet, tiny, precious life that God has blessed us with.  A baby we thought we could never have, we will get to hold in just a few months.   A true miracle!  Peek Baby #3, you are fearfully and wonderfully made.  We love you more than words!

In other are a few cute pics of our girls.  Love them so!

Mylea got tubes over Spring Break.  The child can finally hear and her runny nose has finally stopped.  Hallelujah!

Obligatory Snow Day pic!

Their sisterly cuteness is just too much!

Psalm 127:3- "Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him."