Saturday, August 21, 2010

Our newest addition is almost here!


So, when we moved to Chicago I had great visions for this blog and keeping it up to da
te at least once a week... unfortunately we haven't b
een so great at that over the past several months. We hope to get better over the next couple of months to use it as a place to let you know how our growing family is doing, prayer requests, prayers, musing about what we are learning on the journey and a way to share life with you as we are many miles away from most of you.

We have had a busy and blessed summer! The beginning of the summer could be su
mmed up in one word: babypalooza. We are blessed and excited to be anticipating the arrival of 4 new little ones in our family within the next month (all 4 had original due dates in September). We have celebrated with friends andfamily as the anticipation grows of the little ones coming. We have been busy setting up the nursery, getting all of the essentials ready to go, dreaming, planning and enjoying this exciting time.

Matt putting together our little one's crib!

In addition to preparing for the little one's arrival we had a busy summer working. Matt worked three jobs for most of the summer: RA, in the mailroom and working for maintenance and I taught summer school for 7 weeks, then had a week long professional development this past week. The summer also held a lot of uncertainty with budget cuts in Chicago Public Schools not knowing about the future of my job for the upcoming school year until the second week of August. The good news... I have a job!!!!!!!! I am very excited to be able to stay at the same school I ta
ught at last year, as it is a great fit.

It's hard to bel
ieve that we are already at the end of the summer! Matt will start classes in just a couple of short weeks and the most exciting news is that we will be greeting our little boy in less than a week! I love the way that my put it: Our little one is starting early with surprises and has decide
d that he would like to greet us early! We would love your thoughts and prayers as he enters the world this coming Thursday, August 26th.

We would love to hear from you, to know how we can pray for you and what is new in your lives. Hope all is well! We will keep you posted and share the exciting news on Thursday!

Prayer Requests:
A safe delivery of a healthy little boy on Thursday
Transition to parenthood
Safe travel for friends and family coming to meet the little one
Rest and health for the last few days of the pregnancy

Thanks! We are blessed to have you in our lives!

Jenny, Matt and the Little One

1 comment:

  1. Um...I think it's funny how you apologize for not keeping this updated enough during your busy life, and then think that with the arrival of a newborn, then you'll update it more! I think your life is going to get more hectic now with the little one, honey! But with more exciting material to write about, perhaps you'll update more. :)