Thursday, July 31, 2008

Ellie's Favorite Time of the Day

Miss Ellie Bellie has decided in the last month that food is where her happiness can be found. She is eating lunch and dinner consisting of half a jar of fruit for lunch and half a jar of vegetables for dinner each mixed with a hefty amount of rice cereal. Anyone who has seen the bowl of food is astounded that she could finish it all. She can, and I learned early on that if I didn't make enough, she would scream and cry until more appeared before her. I think that she is starting to fill out just a little bit which makes mommy happy although she is developing very normally which helps me not to worry about her petiteness so much. Bennett enjoys getting involved in the process too, and although he makes quite an impressive mess, it helps me greatly that he can feed her while I get lunch ready for us.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Well, I found out why I have been so unmotivated to blog lately. Drumroll please.

I am pregnant again.

I know, big surprise! When i told my mom, she said that she has been waiting for an announcement for the last few weeks. I guess when people know that you don't prevent pregnancy, it is assumed that a new pregnancy is imminent around 8-12 months after the last baby is born. It really shouldn't be supposed because there are no guarantees of a new baby, but that's what happens. I don't have any trouble getting pregnant, my problem has been keeping the first pregnancy after I give birth. I am trying to stay positive, but it is hard knowing that I have miscarried after Bennett and Rachel and not assuming after Ellie too. It is all about trusting in the Lord, His timing, and His plan, so this is where I give it over to Him and trust that He knows what He is doing.

I am just concentrating on sleeping all the time, eating constantly and making sure a bathroom is close by at all times. Oh the joys of the first trimester. This is my 6th first trimester. It does feel like I am a pro at it by now, although I am still holding out for mild morning sickness. Jeromy refuses to let me talk about it like I will definitely be really sick again, but he is more of an optimist than I!

Keep us and this little new one in your prayers, especially that I will be able to enjoy it instead of worrying about whether or not I will miscarry.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Obama: Made For TV or the Real Deal?

Subject: First Hand Report on BarackObama's visit to Afghanistan

This is a first hand account from the cousin of one of our friends.

I don't know each of your personal political convictions,
but I thought it was important enough to share.
This is Jeff's first hand view of Senator Obama.
> Jacki>
> ---------- Forwarded Message ----------
> Hello everyone,
> As you know I am not a very political person. I just
> wanted to pass along that Senator Obama came to Bagram Afghanistan for
> about an hour on his visit to 'The War Zone'. I wanted to share with you
> what happened.
> He got off the plane and got into a bullet proof
> vehicle, got to the area to meet with the Major General (2 Star) who is
> the commander here at Bagram.
> As the Soldiers were lined up to shake his hand he
> blew them off and didn't say a word as he went into the conference room
> to meet the General. As he finished, the vehicles took him to the
> ClamShell (pretty much a big top tent that military personnel can play
> basketball or work out in with weights) so he could take his publicity
> pictures playing basketball. He again shunned the opportunity to talk to
> Soldiers to thank them for their service.
> So really he was just here to make a showing for the
> American's back home that he is their candidate for President. I think
> that if you are going to make an effort to come all the way over here
> you would thank those that are providing the freedom that they are
> providing for you.
> I swear we got more thanks from the NBA Basketball
> Players or the Dallas Cowboy Cheer leaders than from the Senator, who wants
> to be the President of the United States . I just don't understand how
> anyone would want him to be our Commander-and-Chief. It was almost that
> he was scared to be around those that provide the freedom for him and
> our great country.
> If this is blunt and to the
> point I am sorry but I wanted you all to know what kind of caliber of
> person he really is. What you see in the news is all fake.
> In service,
> CPT Jeffrey S. Porter
> Battle Captain
> TF Wasatch
> American Soldier

Monday, July 7, 2008


Yes, it has been a long time between blogs lately but feeling lousy for so long has set me way behind with life. That combined with some potty training setbacks, I have had alot to do around the house. We picked 50 pounds of cherries (at least) this last week, so I have been drying and baking and eating cherries, cherries, cherries. I love this time of year! Bennett starts swimming lessons tonight, so I will take some pictures of the very excited boy! The lessons are every night at 5, so I will have to be very organized with dinners this week before I go. I decided to do one session with Bennett, then one with Rachel and maybe a third in a higher level with Bennett again. I'll see how it goes (and how hot it is outside!) Summertime is always busy for us, but I will try to be a better blogger :)

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Headache, Sore Throat, Coughing, OH MY!

I was sick a couple of weeks ago, but have been plagued by the same malaise for another week, so I am thinking it is a really bad case of allergies. It is either allergies or strep throat which when I went online to research it found out that even if I went on antibiotics, it only cuts the time of suffering down by 1.5 days, so what's the point? My head has been so full of pounding pressure that when I cough, it feels like it is going to explode. The coughing doesn't feel so hot on the sore throat either. I had my tonsils out when I was 17, and I haven't had a sore throat this bad since. It is so swollen that it feels like it might close shut. It has been pretty depressing to feel sick for so long. I don't think Jeromy enjoyed my coughing ALL NIGHT LONG either. I told him yesterday that if I was going to feel like this every year from allergies, we were going to have to move. His reply was, "To Hawaii!" It is Jeromy's dream to move there. I lived there for 3 years and don't know that I would want to live there full time, but Jeromy and I spent 3 weeks there for our honeymoon, and he loved it. Needless to say, my allergies were great there. Next year in Hawaii? Who knows!