Tuesday, April 14, 2009


Well, today was the BIG day!!! Mom, Daron, and I headed down to Clemson early this morning to go to the doctor. As soon as we entered the ultrasound room, the ultrasound tech said, "Do you want to find out what you are having?" I replied,"Yes definitely. I am too much of a planner!!" She looked around at everything from heart to kidneys, head to toes, fingers, etc. When she got around the area she said alright let's see. I was looking at the screen and said, "I can already see. IT'S A BOY!" Let's just say, he is not shy. There is no doubt about it we are having a boy. The technician said, "You're right!!! It is indeed a boy!!" I was truly shocked! I was convinced I was having a girl! I am extremely excited about having a boy. I have been surrounded by boys my entire life, so why change now? LOL! The doctor said everything looks perfect. He said we had a very healthy, PERFECT baby boy. He said that everything looks completely normal and is extremely pleased with my pregnancy. After the doctors appointment, we met my dad and brother for lunch. We wrapped them each a surprise and told them that when they opened it, then they would know what we were having. Dad called Mom several times on the way there to try to pry it out of her. He told her he had a pink, green, and blue John Deere shirt. He called to ask what color to bring. She held her ground and said,"I guess you'll have to bring all 3!" They opened their gifts at the same time and Justin smiled big time. He was secretly wishing for a little hunting buddy! We have had an amazing day! It has been fun "surprising" everyone with our news! Thanks to everyone who called or texted or facebooked us today! It has been an extremely exciting day and we have been excited to share it with each of you!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!!!

Today was an incredible day! It started with a wonderful Easter service at Foothills. We started a new series today called "When Love Came to Town". Our pastor spoke on the love of God! His incredible message was followed by one of my new favorite worship songs, How He Loves Us. We ate a yummy Easter dinner and then the annual Easter Games began. As always we had a blast, dying, hunting, and hiding eggs. This year the Bunny Fairy made a special appearance! Check out our pictures from today! What a blessing to be surrounded by family! To end the day, Mom, Dad, Justin, Daron, and I were sitting around watching the Masters and I felt the baby move for the first time. It literally brought tears to my eyes.

I am starting a new devotional this week called "Expecting". It is a prayer book that guides you through praying for your child's physical growth as well as his or her spiritual growth. Each week, I plan to post specific prayers for you all to join me in praying for the baby's development, both body and soul. This week my prayer has been that just as the heart of the baby continues to beat and his or her little ears take shape, that the baby would also develop a heart that beats for God and ears that will listen to His leading.

Tuesday is the BIG day!!! We get to find out what little Baby Z is! Any guesses!?!? Leave a comment with your prediction! Check back on Tuesday to see!