Saturday, February 21, 2009

Ocean Waves and Riverdance

This past Sunday, the three of us headed down to Sandestin, Florida, for a most delightful (although short) vacation.  It was very refreshing...just what each of us needed.  We were just there two nights, but we were able to enjoy the conveniences of the resort and the beauty of the emerald water and white sands.  We are most grateful to Martha Junkin, a dear church member at Circlewood, that made these few days possible.  Thank you, Martha!  We are so thankful for your gift!   

Also, David and I were recently able to see Riverdance live in Birmingham.  We have made it a tradition to go see this show at some point during each pregnancy.  (Our first viewing was in Louisville, KY.)  I love Riverdance!  My husband knows that ever since I saw it done at Disney World once, I have wanted to learn to do this type of dance and play the violin simultaneously.  I know that sounds difficult - I'm sure it is! But they did it at Disney World! (Well, it is a place of magic!)  I am doing nothing to work towards achieving that goal, but maybe it will come to reality one day.  I love watching this type of dance, as well as listening to the Celtic music, the sound of the unique instrument combinations, and the purity of the voices that were also a part of this fantastic production.  Thank you, David, for such a delightful date!


Much has happened since I last wrote.  My days have been filled with nausea and tiredness.  I am so grateful that the doctor prescribed some medicine to combat the nausea that I was able to start yesterday.  Oh, Praise the Lord is has been SO HELPFUL!  Now that I know about this medicine, we may actually have more than two children!   I was convinced one day last week that I could not imagine being pregnant again and going through this a third time.  I know I sound like a wimp!  Women have done this for centuries, having dozens of kids.  Many of them have to be hospitalized or...think of other cultures...some women do all the work - killing chickens and carrying big pots of water on their heads, all while carrying a baby inside. They do not get a break, prescription medicines, or fast food.  I was this sick with John David for the first trimester, but because I had no child nor job, I was able to lay on the couch all day. Being sick this time around has been much more difficult, for I now have many more responsibilities than before.  (No 10 hours of sleep each night and two-to-three naps a day this time!) However, I cannot complain - my child is so easy and my husband is so caring and John David's grandparents are all in town...I am not having to do this on my own!  I have ample amount of help, for which I am so grateful!  So, I have nothing to complain about!
But, I did want you to know why I haven't updated in a while...for unlike Crimson Cafe's Chicken Salad Melt and Rold Gold's Honey Mustard Pretzel Twists, sitting at the computer and typing has not been on my "appealing" list the past three weeks.  But, now, Zofran is here!  (I highly recommend this to anyone experiencing nausea for any reason!) 

Enough about me.  Here are some more recent pictures of John David.  Like most children, he has his favorite books.  Below he is reading one of them (Guess How Much I Love You) to his stuffed giraffe, just like we read to him before he goes to sleep.  I thought this was a precious moment.  

This picture was taken of John David his first day of attending his new preschool, which is going wonderfully well.  He is doing great, and his teachers are fantastic.  John David really enjoys his teachers, as well as his two classmates.  I have enjoyed getting to know the other mothers too.  Last week, we had a "play date" with the other children outside of class.  I am so thankful that the Lord provided this opportunity for John David.  In the picture, John David is saying "one more" ... I told him, "just one more picture", and I think he was making sure that I knew what I had said :)