25 Weeks - 15 to go!

Kristina: It's been a while! I can't believe how quickly time passes! Baby h is still movin' & groovin' and we're at a fun stage now where Jeff can feel and see him moving in my tummy. This whole process continues to amaze us everyday! I have been feeling pretty good although struggling w/ some lower back discomfort, sore ligaments, swollen feet (the list could go on!) but have been trying hard to focus on the "good" of it all! :-)

Gosh, so what have we been doing the past 5 weeks? Well, we've been getting Le Marche ready for its new tenant... we've had yard work and painting and fun things like that to do. And our tenant finally did move in this weekend only to discover a flood in our kitchen the day she got there! Sooooo... down to Le Marche we went... a couple of times... just when I thought we were done! All should be good but the washing machine valve got us when we weren't looking and caused some minor damage that we're working through. Luckily, God has blessed us with someone patient and understanding... well she is for now anyway! :-)

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of joining the youth ministry's high school camping trip at Lake Powell as a volunteer leader. I've been involved with them since about last October, leading a high school girls' small group each Wednesday night at our church since January. It's been fun getting to know them and fun to reminisce to myself about what it was like to be in high school.... oh the worries we had back then... Yeah right! :-) But despite all of the challenges we had, and trust me, there were TONSSSSS, we had two kids come to Christ and one rededicate her life to Him. And in the end, that's what it's all about!

Last weekend, Jeff & I took a trip to San Diego. We thought it would be nice to get away for a weekend out of the heat & as a bonus, we would visit with our friend, Michael. Michael moved from AZ to San Diego about 3 years ago & he was a GREAT tour guide! We really enjoyed the time we had w/ him and with each other...even if it was San Diego's hottest weekend on record! Oh & we don't recommend Sea World when it's hot & if you're pregnant! :-)

So it's almost July now and there are so many things we are looking forward to over the next few months! We just found out that our close friends, Scott and Erin Bacchus, are moving back to Phoenix. YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! We've all been praying for this for quite some time so we're very, very excited! And since Erin is 32 weeks pregnant, they are planning to be here by the end of July and I am just overjoyed that they'll be here for the birth of their baby and for the birth of ours! We are also awaiting our upcoming trip to Gatlinburg, Tennessee, which will be the first week of August where we are going for Jeff's Family Reunion. Every five years, he and his cousins plan an "FR" in a fun location that everyone agrees on. Gatlinburg came through in first place so off to the Smoky Mountains we go! It'll be very fun for everyone to be together again! Once we're back our baby & I will be "showered with love" by my dear sister in law and we'll start our birthing education classes. Jeff's really excited about that one! ;-) That will take us through the end of August... my how time is flying!

We appreciate your prayers more than you know and thank you for your love and friendship! We'll do our best to update our blog again in the next couple of weeks!