This time last year we were recovering our Camry from the Babies R Us parking lot after a tornado swept through the St. Matthews area of Louisville. We were also both sick and trying our best to recover so that we would be healthy for the birth of Josiah. So for Jed’s birthday last year we spent the day calling the insurace company, trying to get our Camry towed to a shop, and nursing ourselves back to health. Everything you dream of doing on your birthday!
It seemed there would be no way to top last years birthday…however, Louisville received an ice/snow storm that has knocked out power to about 250,000 Louisville citizens and cancelled classes at Southern Seminary for the remainder of the week. So for the past two days we have spent time in various locations seeking heat and electricity. There have been gracious families that have taken us in for the past two nights and this weekend Josiah and I will be accompanying the basketball team to Knoxville, TN to celebrate “Da Da’s” first birthday and to stay warm.
Such exciting birthdays, but we are hoping next year we will get to have a normal birthday celebration. Happy 29th Birthday Jed. We love you and are so thankful for the way you love and provide for us, lead and care for us, as well as entertain us!
Josiah had a hard time dealing with the news at first…
Dealing with the news
But it didn’t take long for him to get excited. Here he is texting his friends…
Texting his friends
To catch you up on life since Christmas, here are some pictures for your enjoyment.
Josiah sporting his Christmas outfit
Josiah and Daddy
Josiah on Christmas morning
Eating his favorite snack-Ritz crackers!
One of our favorites
Playing peek-a-boo under our bed
11 months old!!
Playing in his favorite cabinet
This week marks the 20th week of my pregnancy! Yippee! We will go in on Thursday morning and have our ultrasound to check the development of this baby and to hopefully identify the gender. I can’t wait to start calling baby #2 boy or girl, and then hopefully by his/her name. At this point I am thinking somewhere around 55% girl and 45% boy. Some days I feel like it is definately a boy and then others a girl. I haven’t had any strong feelings one way or another, as I did with Josiah, so this is definitely going to be a surprise this time. All I know is that this baby is positioned directly on my bladder!
Feel free to post your predictions for baby #2. We will let you know the report later this week.
This is a photo tag from my friend Cami. Here are the rules I followed to get this picture:
1) Choose the 4th folder where you store your pictures on your computer.
2) Select the 4th picture in the folder.
3) Explain the picture.
4) Tag 4 people to do the same.
And here we go! This picture is from Fall ’07. We went with the Bethancourts to Huber’s Farm to pick out our perfect fall pumpkin. The one Jed has in his hand is NOT the pumpkin we ended up purchasing. I think Jed was probably making fun of this one or something along those lines. Anyway, it was a great afternoon with lots of fun memories.
And now I tag: Erin, Lisa, Katie and Theresa