truly truly blessed

this week was a great one...although throughout the week i had my doubts, the Lord truly shone through any stress that was there and showed us how truly blessed we are.

i was supposed to have my 28 week ultrasound on tuesday, but the office called and told me that the ultrasound tech was sick. this normally wouldn't be a huge deal, although i was anxious to hear the results on crosby, but i was really upset because my mom had driven into town and stayed the night with us to go with us to the ultrasound. so she didn't get to, which i hated. but my mom and i went to ihop and then she went with me to visit a lady who i am considering to watch crosby when i go back to work. this was blessing #1: this girl was great! i am really excited about having found someone to watch our baby...for those of you that are parents, you know this is a huge decision. she as wonderful and i think a great fit for our family. and i was super excited that my mom was able to go with me to meet her.

then came blessing #2: our appointment was rescheduled for wednesday morning, and josh's mom was still able to go with us, and we found out that CROSBY'S CYST IS GONE! we were so so so exited to hear this news. after 8 weeks of prayer and waiting, it is such a relief to know that his little brain is healthy and he's growing big and strong. in fact, he already weighed 2 lb. 10 oz., which i think sounds really big, considering i stilled have 11 weeks or more to go! he was being really shy and was sleeping for the ultrasound, but he was still so cute. he had his little hand up by his face and seemed really annoyed that we chose his nap time to bother him with picture taking. hahaha. love him!

then came thursday...bad day. i had to be downtown at UH to take the TExEs test. i had to get a passing grade on this test in order to start my alternative certification to get certified to teach. i have been studying really hard for this test, and i took two practice tests, so i went in feeling pretty confident. until about question #3 of 140. the test was completely different from the practice ones i took and i felt like each question could be narrowed down to two good answers, but then i was stuck...on almost every question. so then i spent the rest of the day convincing myself that i had wasted $120 and lots of time and effort. i doubt myself often on grades, but i have never been so sure that i failed something. i was supposed to have to wait until monday for the results, but friday night i checked my email and it said my results were ready...i literally felt sick before i looked them up. then came blessing #3: i passed the test with a 246! (you have to have a 240 to pass). therefore, josh figured out that i passed by 2 or 3 questions. but i don't care...i passed! woo hoo!

all this to say that God is so good to me, and He continually shows me that all i need to do is to relax is wait for Him to show me His plan. He always has a plan...not that it always makes since to me, but He has a plan none the less. and His plan is always better than anything i could ever come up with. so i just wanted to share with my very few blog readers how truly blessed we are and how grateful i am for His blessings!

thanks for reading! :)

now for pics of crosby at 28 weeks....

his little face. the oval thing is his little fist up next to his face. i'm not gonna lie, these face shots kinda creep me out. sorry!

this is how most of our pics looked...crosby holding his little arm up by his face as if saying, "really?! now is not a good time for me. go away!"

3d pic of his chubby little foot :)
i love love love this baby!


28 week belly pic...

getting bigger!

we have our ultrasound tomorrow. it was supposed to be this morning, but the ultrasound technician was sick so we had to reschedule. hopefully she will be better tomorrow. i felt so bad because my mom came in town for the ultrasound, and she can't come back tomorrow. boo! (sorry mom!) i wish she could go with us.

anyways, pray hard, because tomorrow should be the day we find out if crosby's cyst has gotten smaller. hopefully it is gone completely!

can't wait to see my little crosby tomorrow!

viva las vegas!

josh and i went to vegas for new years with his parents, and of course, i never posted the pics. it was a blast! the weather was freezing, but other than that it was great. we saw KA, the cirque de soleil show, and the lion king. we also went on the vegas version on the price is right, which was great! it wasn't televised or anything, but it was a lot of fun. none of us got to play though. :( we also walked around A LOT and looked at all the hotels. we took a tour bus to the hoover dam one day and had an excellent tour guide. we also ate lots of food! good food too! here are some pics to highlight the trip....enjoy!

josh and i in front of the MGM lion in the lobby...the first day we got there to check in this area was insanely packed because some of the UFC fighters were there doing a press conference. it was cool!

galen and kaye with $1,000,000 at binions...this is on freemont street in old downtown

awesome view of the strip from the top of the eiffel tower

the christmas displays in the hotels were amazing! this was in the bellagio...

cool pic of our hotel

caesar's palace was my favorite :)

the weather looks amazing...but it was cold! it snowed the last day we were there!

this was the guy handing out programs at the entrance to KA. that play was amazing. the theatre was crazy fancy, with speakers in the headrest of each seat. the set was awesome and the stage moved all over the place...rotated, flipped, disappeared, stood upright...insane!

josh and i spent new years at the coyote ugly. not quite our style, but it was still fun!

at midnight we walked out onto the strip. they had all the roads blocked off from traffic and thousands of people were just crowded everywhere! it reminded me of the pics of NYC on new years. at midnight they had a count down and lots and lots of fireworks. it was the best new years we've ever had!

the price is right! they used the old set pieces from the TV version. it was neat!

the bridge at the hoover dam...finally finished! it's cool, because if you look back at my blog of my vegas trip with the youth choir, there is probably a pic of this bridge before it is complete. it's a really neat bridge, and of course, josh loved this part of the trip. :) what an engineer!
that's it! hope you liked the pics!