Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Nothing is Impossible with God

Nothing is impossible with God...My new mantra and what keeps running through my mind!

This was the main theme of the movie my husband and I watched last night...Facing the Giants.  What an excellent reminder of God's power!  

Several people, including friends, family, and doctors, have second guessed my ability to carry the twins.  Many have made comments that have been negative in regards to my ability to carry the twins "full-term."  Many have suggested bribing my doctor to go early.  And, in all honesty, many are just negative!

I have fought these negative comments with positive ones for several months and found the movie theme to be a great reminder!  God is in control and He knows what I am capable of.  He has prepared me and my body for the task He has given me.

Now, with that said, the c-section has been scheduled for next week and we are going to be meeting these 2 beautiful babies soon!  Even though I am scared and fear sets in quite a bit, this new mantra reminds me that He is in control and knows what we can handle!  

As for my appointment today, everything looked great!  The babies are doing well, my blood pressure is good, and the c-section was scheduled!  I was given last minute details regarding the night before and sent on my way.  I finished up the hospital registration and took care of a few odds and ends in town.  So, now the waiting continues.

I plan to make a fresh peach pie this afternoon for my dear husband and make some cookies and freeze the dough in balls so he can still have something sweet, fresh, and homemade while I am down for the count.  He loves sweets so much (as do my girls), that I want to do something special for them.  

Nothing is impossible with God - that is what I am living by and encouraging me right now....Hey, maybe I should go make several notecards and place them around my house.....I will just put it on my list of to-do's!  :-)

Friday, August 6, 2010

Approximately 2 years and 8 months later...

We moved into our current house in December of 2007 and shortly after began to remodel the 2nd floor northwest corner bedroom.  At that time, we were expecting our 2nd child and had high hopes of finishing it before the new baby arrived.  Well, that didn't happen....However, today, we moved our oldest daughter Blessing into her new room!

Can I tell you what a process it is to remodel!  It takes time, effort, a lot of thought and planning, and yes, even some disagreements and arguments amongst spouses!  I will also tell you, that once we put the final touches on this room, there will not be another remodeling project for at least a few months - or as long as I can keep my dear husband from tearing down more walls!  :-)

Anyway, today we moved our oldest daughter Blessing into her new room.  I have included pictures of the room.  We had help from church friends, family, and borrowed items like a texture gun and finish nailer from church friends and family.  Without the support that we have we would not be where we are today.  

It definitely feels so good to have this project done and off the list, especially since the twins are going to be coming very soon!  Blessing slept in her new room for nap and is currently sleeping in her room right now for her first night!  She was so excited to get things moved in and to sleep!

Now, we just need to find time to finish the small things.  That list includes the following: doorstops installed, electrical finished in the attic, some shelves built/hung???, the rest of her toys and other things moved in, another carpet runner purchased (I accidentally grabbed an actual rug instead of runner, so need to return the rug and get a runner), a carpet for the closet purchased, a closet rod installed to hang clothes on, and a table lamp moved in.

This may seem like an extremely long list, but a lot of it will be able to be knocked off in a matter of a couple of hours.  It is just a matter of having my dear husband work with me to accomplish it.  We will see what we can get done before babies come, and if it isn't completely finished, it is at least now livable!

So, kudos to my dear husband for all of his hard work and thank you to those who helped and/or loaned us tools to finish the job.  We know that you know who you are - we could not have finished it without you and truly do appreciate each and every one of you!  And, to my dear father, thank you for all of your encouragement and help, especially with the trim!

Enjoy the pictures!!!

Window on the west wall with the curtain open - sorry about the darkness of it

North wall of the room - west and north windows with curtains (door to go in/out on the left)

South wall of the room - closet door

The east wall has butterflies, flowers, and the bible verse of Galatians 5: 22 and 23 painted on it and the west wall has butterflies, flowers, and the bible verse of James 1:17 painted on it.  Sorry, no pictures this time!