Wednesday, November 30, 2011

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We are expecting a little person!!! 

Last Saturday I wasn't feeling all that well, I was nauseous and tired and all i wanted to do was curl up in a ball and sleep. We were still in Palm Springs celebrating Thanksgiving week and our niece's birthday so my sister in law, my step mom and I went to the store to buy some cake supplies and some pregnancy tests.

I really thought I just had eaten too much the previous days so I wasn't expecting a positive result, but I did have a little suspicion I could be pregnant. 

We got home, I took one test and went to get Caleb to lock him in the bathroom with me. We talked for a few minutes, laughed at the possibility of a baby and then looked at the test. It was positive! Caleb asked me to wait to tell anyone but it was going to be hard since Angie and Milena knew I had gotten a test.

We came out, hung out with everyone and didn't say anything, but I was so nervous to go the bathroom and pee and maybe find I wasn't pregnant. After a couple hrs my sister in law just asked and we told her, she was so excited. She is wonderful, she understood my thoughts and crazy paranoia. 

We told everyone else in the house, my dad, my mother in law, poppa, our brother in law, my step mom. They were all thrilled, and I was overwhelmed. I went quietly to the room and hid for a few minutes in the closet, what if this happened again? I was so sad after and my due date for that time was November 28th, 2011 so I had been thinking about it. God is amazing!

I composed myself and went outside again, everyone was so happy. We all prayed, my sister prayed for me, my mother in law prayed for me, my dad prayed for me, everyone prayed. I felt covered and protected and loved. So I sent a picture of the test to my sister in Colombia and asked her to let me call my Mom to tell her. She was ecstatic and crying and so happy and I was still concerned. 

We called mom, she was at the movies but she always answers my phone calls. I told her and in the middle of a movie she started crying. She said she'd call me back in an hr. It was kind of comical.

We drove home from Palm Springs that night and as soon as I walked into the house I went to the bathroom to take another test. I was so scared and nervous. And there it was, our second positive. It felt good to see two positives. We got ready to go to bed, and Caleb and I prayed for a while before falling asleep. 

Sunday we woke up early, as soon as I woke up I went in the bathroom and one more time took a test, and once again it was positive. I felt great knowing that with my first pee of the morning I was getting a positive test. Then I went back in the room and Caleb and I read the Bible, our reading plan started with Jeremiah 1 and when we got to Jeremiah 1:5 we knew God was blessing my baby. 

“I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb.
      Before you were born I set you apart
      and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.”

I started crying, crying has become a very common thing around these parts. God was telling me what the tests couldn't confirm, my baby was HIS, set apart and appointed by Him! We came out and told my dad, step mom and little brother. I texted my sister in Colombia, ans she cried with me. My dad remind us of the word He got the day before, earlier when he still didn't know I was pregnant. Isaiah 60:16

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      will satisfy your every need,
   as though you were a child
      nursing at the breast of a queen.
   You will know at last that I, the Lord,
      am your Savior and your Redeemer,
      the Mighty One of Israel."

This little person was God's without a doubt. Somehow I still wanted those tests that say pregnant/not pregnant instead of just having the lines.  I just didn't like the dim line in the other tests. So my dad went to the pharmacy and got me a box of two tests, I took one when I got home after church and took pictures of the word PREGNANT on the screen.                                      
My dad asked me if he could put it on facebook and I asked him to wait. We were thinking of waiting until the end of December just to make sure things were going great, and my dad kept telling us we should just tell, God had already spoken. Isn't it funny how sometimes we ask for a physical confirmation when the Creator of all things has already spoken? We are silly and so faithless in our humanity.
We still wanted to wait, and then yesterday morning God directed us to Isaiah 45:23a.
"I have sworn by my own name;
      I have spoken the truth,
      and I will never go back on my word"
What a slap in the face of God to want to wait. He spoke, He confirmed His word, and now He was reminding us He spoke, we did not need to wait for anything. So here we are letting everyone know we have a baby in my belly. Today we went to the doctor and she said I am due August 5, 2012, so keep us in your prayers and we will keep you posted!

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

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My husband is obssesed with sandwiches, sometimes we will drive out of our way just because of a sandwich shop he loves. So when our friend Camilo asked us for a ride to LA my husband said yes excitedly as it meant a trip to Jerry's Famous Deli for what he claims is the best Monte Cristo Sandwich in the world. I must admit it is pretty outstanding.

Monday, November 28, 2011

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Photobucket Remember my husband plays in a basketball league at Balboa Park? well they are quite good now and they won the championship!! Wooo hoooo. He really enjoys his Monday night games with friends, so I am really glad he gets to be a part of it an have some fun. Congrats guys.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

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So we are doing this thing at our church were we have people that are a part of the congregation share pieces of their testimony right before the sermon, it is just amazing to hear what God is doing in people's lives. So last week our pastor's asked us to share a bit of our testimony. 

We prayed, talked about it and knew we had to share what God has been doing with our finances. Right before worship I got a notification from our bank saying our phone bill had been paid. I knew how much we had in the account and how much our bill was and in my estimation we didn't have much left in the account. I thought "well we need to get some money there and went on to worship". 

Both K and I worshiped like usual, and after worship Caleb brought a tithe envelope and remembered I hadn't turned in our tithe for November yet. I told K we needed to put some money into out bank account, he said I know and kissed my forehead.

A few minutes later we were called on stage by Pastor Katie to share out testimony. We did, we talked about God's call, we talked about God's provision. We talked about His church and our desire to serve it. And then Pastor Ben came on stage with Pastor Katie and said they wanted to take up an offering for us. We had no idea they were going to do that. Our faces fell and we started crying, what a humbling thing to be standing in front of your church family being blessed by it. We are so blessed to be a part of Urban Church, we love everything we do and the people we get to do it with. 

We love growing and learning as we serve and give of our talent. We are excited to see how the Lord gives back to the church for their love and generosity toward us. Thank you Urban Church, we love you!

Friday, November 18, 2011

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We did another Space Makeover at Urban Church, this is our 4th one and we loved it!

This time around we re-did the space of Maria and her son Oscar. Maria and Oscar are two of the most grateful, most joyful people I have met. They share an 8x11 room and we wanted to bless them by painting and organizing their place and by getting them things they were in need of. 

Space Makeovers has to be one of the most exciting times for me. I LOVE coming alongside people and being the church to them.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

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We started our 1Timothy series at Urban Church and for that we asked the people at Atomic Bazaarfurniture to put on stage. Doesn't it look cool? those guys have awesome stuff at their shop, you need to visit if you are in San Diego. for some

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

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Have you ever played Quelf? We played with some friends last week and I had to hide, talk to the game pieces like a drill sergeant and speak with a southern accent. Most random game ever, and so fun!

Monday, November 14, 2011

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I got a text asking if I was making a wish at 11.11.11 and I thought well why not, I wrote it down and decided to keep it for life. I won't see another 11.11.11 so it'll be fun to look at this when I am 90 and I see my wish come true.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

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My favorite meetings include food, and last week we had a meeting about Urban Church's videos early in the morning which inclusive pictures (can you see the mickey mouse on the toast?), my day couldn't have started in a better way.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

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Nothing makes a man more manly than a little girl riding on his shoulders. I love men that understand the impact they can have on a little girls life, I love men that are good dads and good uncles and good people. 

I love my husband and I am so grateful for his friends who love their daughters. Thank you good dads!

My husband will make one outstanding dad one day, his daughters will be so incredibly blessed to call him dad. I cannot wait to see him with them, they will have such an especial relationship, it'll be great.

Friday, November 11, 2011

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Photobucket Husband and I were beyond exhausted when we took this pictures, we were sitting down waiting for food and we decided to take a picture of the smirk on our faces. I think we are cute, but my opinion might be biased.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

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We think he was trying to scare someone, it was funny/weird to see him up there

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That's my face after I saw an incredible amount of weird mosquitoes and started to run back to Caleb.
We went to to Julian to celebrate Halloween day there and just do something we don't generally do. We had such a great time with all the children dressed up and walking around the main street collecting candy. What a whimsical little town Julian is. Before getting there we stopped at Lake Cuyamaca and took a couple pictures and enjoyed the weather and the amazing the view. On our way back we stopped at this beautiful field and just hung out for a while talking about life. I love my husband and taking short little fun trips with him. 

We'll see where we go next!