Tuesday, June 30, 2009


~Waiting :)

~Last Sunday at church together

Yesterday was the day to say goodbye to my Benjamin. It was such a nice day though. I got to be with him for the whole day while he had to go through the whole process, being sworn in again and signing his contract. He also had to do more tests and exams. We were there for over eight hours. I was very happy, being able to be with him longer than I first had thought! Then we finally went to the airport. They gave me a pass to go with him to his gate. I was so proud of myself! I didn't show him any tears! I knew if I started crying, it would be that much harder for him to leave. I saved them for the car. He was able to call me that night and let me know he had made it safely! So now I have about 9 weeks to wait and see him, which I am praying they will go by fast! :) I posted some pictures of Sunday at our evening service and of yesterday waiting all day! :)

Tomorrow marks nine weeks pregnant. I am feeling better thankfully! Not near as much nausea and smellies! :P I had a lot of fun today, I went over to Whole Foods and bought some good prenatales and calcium/magnesium. Then I had fun getting some healthy fresh yogurt and REALLY fresh milk! The milk is in the glass bottle and everything! :P We have a great Whole Foods here. I am going to miss it when we move.

I will try to get some more posts out. I have fallen behind again! Hope everyone is enjoying their summer. I can't believe its July tomorrow! :P

Thursday, June 25, 2009

June 25...

What a beautiful cloudy day it is today. We don't get many of those in Scottsdale/Phoenix! It changes the whole feel of our place and brings back memories doing our school at the table with my mom and it being beautifully cloudy out. We heard some exciting news last night that Marie  went into labor! Zane Wesley Marius was born 2:30 A.M. this morning! He weighs 9 lbs 8 oz and 21 inc long! What a big boy! They both are healthy and doing well. She will be posting pictures soon on her page. Praise the Lord! :) 

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

More Pictures

Here are some more pictures of my newest nephew Asher. These were taken when he was just about two weeks old. Look at that sweet face :)

Monday, June 15, 2009

Packing and Packing and.......

We have been busy packing this last week. Benjamin ships out now in just eleven short days! We decided to put all of our belongings into storage until he is finished and we find out where we will be stationed. And that wont be for another three months. So putting everything in storage will help us save some money and I wont be all by myself here. It has been so very very nice living in this condo. I am having a hard time packing up everything. On the nice side, I get to go and stay with the family! First I am going up to visit my Grandma in Henderson Nevada and see her new house. Then my parents and sibling in Colorado. And then up to Ohio to see Jon and Marie and of course the NEW baby! :) God is so good. He has blessed us bountifully and I feel our cup overflowing.
Happy Monday everyone!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Week 6

Week 6 and 2 days. Feeling really well for the most part. I have lots of cramps throughout the day, which is what made me think I was pregnant in the first place. I had never had so many cramps for so many days in a row and no cycle was starting! And so I became very suspicious! :P I am still feeling a lot of cramping and I am getting an empty stomach so much faster! :) No bump in the picture of course. But I wanted to be able and look back and see what I look like at this stage of pregnancy for future reference! My mom had encouraged me to look up and see how the baby is developing during this stage. I have loved learning about it! So amazing and exciting. :)

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Bay Episodes....

~ He loves having his picture taken!

~He's wondering what's for dinner :)

~ His favorite place when I am doing laundry.

I have all of these pictures that I keep meaning to post and I get behind. There was so many to choose from! I will just start with these for now. I don't have as many of Tonia, because she is shy of the camera :) I try my best to sneak one on her. If I get some really nice ones of her then I will start doing Tonia Episodes as well! :P

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

So Happy

I Can't stop smiling......

Psalm 127:3-5

3 Sons are a heritage from the LORD,
children a reward from him.

4 Like arrows in the hands of a warrior
are sons born in one's youth.

5 Blessed is the man
whose quiver is full of them.
They will not be put to shame
when they contend with their enemies in the gate.

Guess What...

Benjamin and I are having a baby! The little one should be here around the first week of February! I plan on going to the doctor in a couple of weeks and we shall see how far a long I am. I believe I am almost six weeks pregnant! We feel so blessed and thankful to the Lord for this blessing!

Monday, June 1, 2009


Here is our newest baby nephew! Asher Lane Phelps. Are there any more words needed? I don't think so!! :) Visit his Mommy's blog here to see more pictures.