Friday, December 13, 2013

It's a Girl!

Well we found out yesterday that we are having a little girl! Last weekend we were iced in so Chloe and Allie decided to work on a gender reveal video to post on FB to announce it!

Oscar and Buster also are excited to have a new sister! 

We have had a girl name for a long time. Her Tio Javier has already given her a sweet nickname: "Mila". 

We both like the Spanish spelling and we always knew that we wanted to honor Misa's mom by having her middle name be MarĂ­a like hers.

It is really hard to believe that we have made it to the point that we know the gender, she has a name, & that we are 1/2 way through the pregnancy! God is good! 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013


Well it's been a while since I blogged and A LOT has happened! 

I am now 18.5 weeks! I am feeling the baby move. I feel pretty good mostly just really tired all the time. But my blood pressure has been really low so that maybe why. I have also had a lot of hip pain but my doctor said that is normal. We will find out in 10 days if it is a boy or girl. So far everyone yes it's a boy so we will see! 

We found out at the end of October that schlumberger is moving us again. Misa will finally after 5 years have a job that will be 8-5 Monday- Friday, have every weekend off, & his phone will not be ringing at all hours of the day and night on his days off. Although we are excited to have more time together, This was a surprise and a sad one because we have come to love our church, friends, and just living in a friendly community. Oscar & Buster seem to be taking it well!

Misa and I went to Houston over thanksgiving and brought a new construction house. It is a bit of a leap of faith because we have no idea when the electricity will be ran to the house so we could move before the end of the year or we could have to stay in Arkansas until the end of January. Here are some pics of our new house and of a house that is just like ours that is further along (minus the things I specifically chose).

Allie took the news of the move well. She is Misa's child and loves adventure and change! Chloe has had a harder time. Being 14 is hard enough but then moving twice in a year. "It is what it is" but I hate to see my baby hurting. I am daily praying for God to bring good friends to both of them and that Chloe especially will make good friends.  

I am about a week away from finishing my first semester. I have really enjoyed learning from the head of the department Lisa Ray. She has about 25 years in the field. I took theories of counseling with her and feel I learned a lot and took what I feel is important to mold what techniques would best help my future clients. I have decided that since I am due May 2nd and we are moving that I will take this semester and summer off and try to start back in the fall. Lisa recommended an amazing online program through the university of South Dakota and I am hoping to start in the fall- 6 hours at a time. 

It feels like our lives right now are about waiting. I am thankful for my Devo this morning & the reminder that God is doing what is best:
"We all have to go through these waiting periods. Even Jesus waited for thirty years in the carpenter's shop before setting out on his public ministry. 
Why do we wait? It teaches us to trust in God. We learn that his timing is perfect. One of the facts we have to learn is this: God's delay never destroys his purpose. 
A delay is not a denial. Children must learn the difference between "no" and "not yet," and so must we. Many times we think God is saying, "No," but he is saying, "Not yet."