Sunday, April 29, 2007

We Are Expecting!







Yes, the news is true. Drew will be a big brother! We are due December 11, and are currently 8 weeks along. I will post his/her first pictures tomorrow after our doctor's appointment. We will also know soon what exactly this pregnancy could entail, I know for sure I will be on progesterone injections each week, but I don't know when those will start. We are praying that this pregnancy is much simpler than our last - though the pain was worth having little Drew.

Speaking of Drew, he has turned into our little helper! He is always willing to listen and obey, he has been putting his milk cup in the fridge, throwing things away, he even helped me make the bed. His attitude has been wonderful, he has hardly had any fits and has been using his manners like "please" and thank you." He is also routinely saying "yes mommy" when I ask him to do something! Such a joy to be around! Drew enjoyed spending all day with Daddy yesterday while mommy went scrapbooking with her friend Nicole. Drew and Daddy went to the gun shop and visited, then went to the park and then on to Cabella's to see the elephants. Drew's little face was glowing with glee from all the fun and bonding!

Also, there are links to the right to view Drew's pictures and video's - they are listed under "Williams Photo Album" and " Williams Videos"! I hope you like the new site, it is so much easier for me to post stories, links, add pictures, etc. You can also leave comments under any of the blogs.

Love,
Melissa


Friday, April 27, 2007

An Article About our Pastor



Thought you'd be interested in this article by Ron Kenner in the May 2007 issue of Church Executive Magazine.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Gratefulness





"Thou that has given so much to me,
Give one thing more--a grateful heart;
Not thankful when it pleases me,
As if Thy blessings had spare days;
But such a heart, whose pulse may be
Thy praise."
George Herbert

Lord, make me a woman of thankfulness. I so often dwell on the negative and forget that Your will is being perfected and molded into my heart. Thank you for pushing me out of the safety net and allowing me to experience flight.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Case Solved


John solved the case! For the past three weeks Drew has been asking for "Ka..Ka's" and we couldn't figure out what he was asking for. He only asked for it when Daddy was home, normally around dinner time. One evening John was napping and Drew climbed in bed with him begging for "Ka .. Ka's" but we had not idea what he wanted. Drew cried and cried, but we still didn't know what he wanted. This Tuesday morning John had off, so he got Drew up in the morning and asked him what he wanted to beakfast. To which. Drew replied "Ka...Ka's, Daddy." John when down the list of a few breakfast foods ... "waffles, cereal, oatmeal, pancakes." Then Drew jump up and down, " Yes Daddy, Ka..Ka's." It appears that for three weeks Drew has been begging us for pancakes! How funny! John blesses us often with a morning breakfast of "Daddy's famous Pancakes" and Drew was just letting us know those are his favorite and he would like them for every meal!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Easter & Family Life

For the month of April John and I are fasting, we wanted to see what life, and our checkbook would look like without television, spending money, going to Starbucks, eating out, etc. The first week was awful, but now that we are almost two weeks into the fast some good things are happening - a few more closets are organized, our savings so far total approx. 300.00, Drew & Kitty are enjoying all the extra walks, and John's garage is actually fairly clean! My hunger for sugar has diminished and I am actually finding some fun in making meals with the ingredients I have on hand. So far we have only spent 37.50 in groceries and nothing for eating out. We have saved about 20.00 on gasoline, even with the prices rising! I wish I could say the pounds are falling off too, but it hasn't happened yet. We aren't really fasting from sugar, but trying to eat a lot of organic foods, poultry, nuts, and whole grains. I do have more energy and haven't ingested caffeine for two weeks - accept for making a decaf latte at home in the morning.
Drew has been so wild this week! He has been playing outside a lot with his good friend "li li" and enjoyed a 1 1/2 hour Easter Egg hunt at his friend Reese's house. Ti Ti and Tio came for Easter, Drew loved the time with his Auntie & Uncle. He kept running all over the house yelling TIO, TITI, TIO, until they would play with him. Drew actually put on a little weight and is up to 24.5 pounds. His final molar is almost through and his moods are so much better! We cleaned Drew's closet this week and had fun getting out all the old toys and baby things. It was fun looking through them all and remembering not too long ago when he was spitting up on all of them. There were too many outfits though that might not even be Garage Sale Material! They had nice yellow stains all over the front with the faint odor of Zantac. The smell brought back way too many memories!
John's big Exam is this weekend so please be in prayer! He starts at 2:00 CST .
That's about it for us. We are holding on to the promises of the Lord and trying patiently to accept the trials we've been given. John's back is much worse and it looks like we will be hiring a lawyer and scheduling surgery soon. The story and laws are way too long to write about, but please keep us in your prayers.
Melissa

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

This past week has been so fun! My Grandma Patti came for a visit. She took me to the park and let me get all muddy! We read books and played in the backyard. On Wednesday Mommy took the day off work and we went to Story Time and the Library and then drove 45 minutes to Garland to pick up some plants. Then we came home and spent the afternoon planting. Grandma, Daddy and I finished building mommy's blower boxes in the backyard while mommy planted and spread about 100 bags of dirt. We have tons of fun getting muddy!

I am now speaking in sentences about 30% of the time. I have also changed mommy's name to Mom. Yesterday I found a weird object in the back yard, I took it to mom and said "Mom, what is it?" as I proudly held out my dead June bug. Mommy told me it was a dead bug. I then ran around the house yelling "dead bug... dead bug." It was so cute that Mommy had to call Daddy on the phone and let him listen. I found a Lego man in the bathtub yesterday and proudly announced to mom that he was "the daddy." I insisted on taking him to bed with me and had to play with him this morning.I miss my Daddy! I am finally getting my last molar! In another week I should be all done teething!

This weekend I went to visit Thomas the Train in Grapevine. I was able to ride on the train and get my picture taken with Thomas. I also played with Thomas trains and watched a magic show. I went with my buddy Jonathan and enjoyed playing with him.

Please pray for me Daddy, his back and neck are giving him a lot of pain. The doctor has him on pain medications but he is going to need some injections and at least one surgery to correct the problem. Mommy & Daddy are still praying about what to do next.

Love,
Drew