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Sugar and Spice

In Uncategorized on January 16, 2011 at 6:34 pm

…and not everything nice.  Oh, boy.  I don’t feel very nice these days.  I was sitting in church during communion, trying to be still and let the Holy Spirit do it’s thing and search out all my crud so I could repent of it before celebrating in Christ’s death on our behalf, when the question popped in my head, “Where have I been?”.  Does this ever happen to you?  You get to church on Sunday sit down and wonder where your mind and heart have been the last week, month, or even year?

If you were a fly on my wall over the last few months, you’d often see me passed out on the couch, or eating cereal, or sometimes not being very nice to my husband.  Everything seems to have dropped.  I can’t remember the last time that I cooked a decent meal for my husband (sorry, Pam).  Today I even felt so guilty at the checkout line for purchasing boxed mac and cheese and salsa for our lunch that I felt the need to confess my shortcomings to the checkout lady.  I think there’s something wrong with me…

Needless to say, I’m not sure where I’ve been AND pregnancy is taking it’s toll on me.  But I can’t just blame it all on that and shirk my responsibility.  I’m a little worried that pregnancy is unearthing some character flaws and I already find myself being selfish in parenthood.  And, I plan to fix that after my next nap…and who am I kidding, after that bowl of cereal.

And then there were three

In Uncategorized on January 11, 2011 at 1:08 pm

If you haven’t guessed by the title of this post, then let me make it painfully clear:  WE’RE HAVING A BABY!  I know, we were shocked too!  Baby Eagles, whom we’ve affectionately given the moniker “Eaglette” will be joining our family in late summer.  We had our first checkup last week and were able to see the little bird in there squirming and moving all around and he/she is healthy as a lark, er, eagle?

I’m at the end of my first trimester, which means that I’m finally getting my energy back (I even vacuumed the other day!) and only feeling nauseous in the evenings after dinner.  I’m finally getting my appetite back, except for wanting any kind of fish or salad.  Phew, so glad those first 10 weeks are over!  And lately I’m feeling all kinds of crazy.  Crying one minute because I’m mad (about something trivial, usually) and then in the next breath crying because I’m happy.  Nathan says it hasn’t been too bad so far, but I think he’s just doing his best to not upset the sleeping lion within me.  🙂  And yes, we will be finding out the sex of our baby.  Any other common questions that I’m missing?

Pregnancy came a few months earlier than we thought but we’re being reminded that “In his heart a man makes his plans, but the Lord determines his steps”.   And when God’s plans include creating life, as he loves to do, and you get this beautiful child (we’re optomistic that we’ll find him/her beautiful) to raise to know and love Him, how can you not get on board?

And lastly, this post would be majorly lacking if I didn’t shower my hubby with some praise.  This man has, without complaint, served me, made me food, gone to the grocery store at 10:30pm just to get me milk for cereal that I was craving, endured hours of baby philosophy talk, taken up cleaning duty, rubbed my back, stroked my hair when I’m feeling miserable and simply been amazing!  I don’t imagine that when he asked for my hand 2 years ago that he thought he’d be doing all of these things for his one-day-pregnant wife, but he’s done it with a good heart.  It’s a good sign of what’s to come in the daddy department.  Thanks, Babe!

We’ll leave you with a picture of our little “kumquat” chillin’ in mama’s belly.  Cute isn’t he/she??!

Christmas Pictures

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 7:23 pm

Some visuals to go along with our most recent post.

Home for the Holidays

In Uncategorized on January 5, 2011 at 7:13 am

It’s true what they say, there really is no place like home for the holidays.  The Mr. and I were blessed immensely to spend a whole whopping two weeks in Iowa with family.  We ate, ate and ate, enjoyed a Christmas Eve morning snow, slept late, napped, played games, ice skated, kited, and enjoyed sweet time with both our families.  A big thanks to the Starmer’s and the Eagles’ for your overwhelming hospitality, generosity and kindness to us during our visit.  We truly come from good stock!

We left the winter wonderland of Iowa on New Year’s Eve only to fly back to California and find they were still enjoying fall.  There’s a tree off our patio that still bears bright red leaves that have yet to fall.I must admit that 55 degrees feels so much more pleasant than 12 degrees, and while I’m grateful for enjoying 2 weeks of winter, I think I had my fill (Nathan might divorce me over that last admission).  Today we’ve been unpacking and trying to get life back in order before work resumes on Monday.  Enjoy some pictorial amusements of our visit below (I’ll get those up as soon as Nathan sends them to me!).  And Happy New Year to you all!