Dennis and I have had a CRAZY, FUN, UNEXPECTED, WILD ride to say the least for the year 2010. I believe it deserves a post. :D (It's a long one, but so has been our year!)
Dennis ran a FULL marathon in Disney world. I admired him greatly for his stamina to do something so crazy.
I started my official student teaching placement:
Then we started fertility drugs to try to have a baby……….
Not too much happened that was worth photographing in February, but there was a ton happening behind the scenes. We drew up the plans to begin our addition on the house. It would add a bigger living room, and another big bedroom, bathroom, and closet to our space.
We took our second dose of the fertility drug, Clomid with no luck.
We broke ground to install the plumbing, etc for our bathroom. Not pretty, but necessary! :D
We continued our third dose on the fertility drug, with no luck, to be our last. We decided that we would consider the possibility of adoption.
The season got off to a strong start.
This got a slow start because we had record amounts of snow fall early this year that postponed a great deal. So, this is the actual pipe that supplies water to our sink in our bathroom.
We took ONE pill this month before officially deciding that we did not want to continue on the fertility drug path. (We conceived our son at the end of this month but we did not know it until a couple of weeks later).
May was especially crazy for us!
I graduated from Radford University!!! This was such a praise! I am so glad that I finally made it! Before graduating, Dennis and I decided that I would be home and not pursue a job. The decision for us came after a long time of debating, praying, etc. God revealed that this was the path that we were to be on regardless if I was a mother or not. We submitted ourselves to his direction. (for good reason, we soon came to find out)
Dennis found out that he would be promoted to inbound supervisor starting at the end of May that would have him wake and be at work at 3:00a.m. YES, 3am! and work until 12:30 or so. This was true evidence of God's providence because he needed all the daylight he could get to be working on our addition.
Later, he was promoted AGAIN to dispatcher. How awesome that God provides for all of our needs before we even knew HOW MUCH we need them.
5 days after my graduation date, we learned:
WE ARE FINALLY PREGNANT!!!!! After waiting and praying, and crying, and waiting, and waiting for THREE years, God finally saw fit for us to be parents!!!!
7 weeks baby:
Progress was still being made on the addition but I did not capture it on camera.
Baby: 10 weeks
We took a much needed break to Florida. We had a nice time there. It was a very quiet month for us.
Baby: IT'S A BOY!!!!!!!!
Picking up the pace even more…….
Baby at 20 weeks:
My beloved pawpaw died early in the month of September. We miss him tremendously! :(
Remained in FULLLLL swing!!!
Baby Showers: GALORE!
33 weeks: more construction begins on his room!!!
Baby Room: COMPLETE!!
The year has gone by so fast! We have had such a packed busy year! God has been glorified through his testimony in the working of our lives.
Now, we have two more weeks to wait (or less, or more) and NEXT years year in review will be packed with such a new way of living, I am sure it will blow us away. I look forward to 2011. Thanks for reviewing our year.
We love you guys and appreciate you for reading our blog. Happy New Year!