Monday, December 29, 2008

Just Thought I'd Share...


a picture of me today. I am 38 weeks, 2 days.

I'm enjoying this pregnancy very much (especially after a hard beginning with the terrible headaches). I feel energized, I am still wearing my wedding ring, and have a very bouncy baby girl who never keeps me guessing if she's moving enough! All of these things make me very grateful and continually point me to the amazing Creator! Life truly is a miracle!

Speaking of life, my sister-in-law just let us know that she is expecting her 7th baby! Although only about 16 weeks, the ultrasound (which she had to have to give all an idea of when she was due), let them know her baby is a boy :) Such wonderful news!

I've decided that come the New Year, as life allows, I will start a little series on saving money. As I said a few posts ago, my husband received a dramatic pay cut a week before Christmas. After the dust settled and we went through a gamut of emotions, we realized that we will be okay. Thankfully much of that is due to some things we did with our finances - nothing that is earth-shattering or new, but we are just a real life example of how giving to the Lord, and being frugal and thrifty really does work and really does pay off. I will warn you, it takes commitment and sacrifice, but it is very possible, and oh so rewarding on the other side! Once the initial changes are made, it actually is a very easy and very comforting, way of life. Stay tuned!

I hope you have a happy New Year!

God bless!

Jen

5 comments:

Loni said...

You look Beautiful!

Congratulations to your sister-in-law!

Happy New Year!!

I look forward to your frugal posts!

Liz said...

You do look great Jen.....interested to see how you save money...these days it's food shopping that does us in. Happy New Year. Hugs!

Skinnyontheinside said...

Jen,
I can't wait to read your ideas. My husband was informed in November that come january he too would be down 1200.00 a month in pay. I can relate to the feelings and thoughts that you have gone through. We are still trying to figure out exactly what needs to bee done to make ends meet so any advice will be appreciated.
Melanie

Nathan said...

Good news for sis in law! How exciting!

I hope you have a fabulous New Years!

Love your fav bro.

Nate

Liz said...

Ok, start sharing those money saving tips! It's getting close to your due date, and you won't have the time when the new baby is here!!!!!

Stay, stay at home, my heart, and rest;
Home-keeping hearts are happiest,
For those that wander they know not where
Are full of trouble and full of care;
To stay at home is best.

Weary and homesick and distressed,
They wander east, they wander west,
And are baffled and beaten and blown about
By the winds of the wilderness of doubt;
To stay at home is best.

Then stay at home, my heart, and rest;
The bird is safest in its nest;
O'er all that flutter their wings and fly
A hawk is hovering in the sky;
To stay at home is best.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow