So yesterday I finally figured out why Amber has been so cranky and not sleeping well lately-she’s cutting her first tooth!! I found the little stub on her bottom gums yesterday and the poor gums themselves are all red and swollen..poor baby–no wonder she’s been such a grump!! Hopefully now that we know what’s wrong we can try to make her comfortable!!
This is the nastiest, scariest, meanest looking spider I have ever seen in my whole life!!! I saw it while I was chasing after a lizard right on our front porch!!! Those things in front of it’s face are it’s FANGS!!!! Good heavens…….there are certainly some things about North Carolina that I will not miss!!!! Here’s another pic so you can get an idea of how huge it is!!!
6 years ago today I checked out (literally and figuratively 😉 ) a cute tall skinny guy who was buying a Sponge Bob Squarepants calender. Little did I know that he was going to be my future husband!! Looking back it still amazes me how God orchestrated our circumstances so that we met that day. Even more amazing is looking back on all we’ve been through and how far we’ve come to reach the point we’re at now. I used to get so mad when we started dating that very few people seemed to take us seriously and so many seemed to think we weren’t going to last. Now that my younger brother is the same age I was when Bob and I started dating I can see why people think that! He still seems like a kid to me, not someone who should be meeting and falling in love with their future spouse!!! However we did make it and 6 years later are happily married with a beautiful baby girl. Although he does “drive me to distraction” at times, I’m so so happy that we met that day, and am more in love that ever 🙂
On a little side note–God is just really so good isn’t He? I have been super super stressed out about money lately. This month is going to be really rough because we have 2 out of town trips (both of which I’m extremely looking forward to but will be expensive) and just found out we have to renew Bob’s license plate tags which was an unexpected expense, also Bob is working on several projects on his truck in order to get it ready for the 2,000+ mile trip home. Considering we have been living paycheck to paycheck since I quit working all this extra financial pressure has made me pull my hair out. Not to mention the fact that I was hoping to save up some money for the trip home–An SUV and a truck pulling a boat with the way gas prices are–OUCH! LoL, anyways, enough of the complaining and to the praising part. I’ve been telling God “Ok Lord I really don’t know how we’re going to do this but if it’s your will I know you’ll help!” So today I got a check in the mail for $379 😀 It was a refund from my ultrasound which we had to pay for up front because they didn’t think Tricare was going to cover it 😀 Yey! What a blessing! I should know that God will always take care of us just like He always has–I just need to quit stressing and start praying a little more!!!!!!
She’s taking her sweet time about rolling over but I think that’s probably because of how chubby she is–lol!! 🙂 She does this thing when she’s excited that sounds like she’s hyperventalating then laughs–it cracks me up every time! She’s also gotten very fond of sticking her tounge out and last night she was doing them both at the same time and looked just like a little puppy dog. LoL! Never a dull moment between her and Bob!!!! They keep me hopping and in stiches all the time 🙂
Speaking of my wonderful hubbysand he has decided that he is going to get out of the Coast Guard so that he can use the GI Bill to get his degree in Electrical Engineering—Yippee!!!! He has 60 days of leave left (the military is just great about letting you take time off, lol) so that means his last day will be September 26th!!!!!!! Ack!!! So much to do and so little time!!!! Please be praying for us as there are so many things that will be up in the air such as housing, a job for him, and medical insurance. For all it’s faults the military does have some definate good points!! I know that the next 3 or so years won’t be easy…we’ll have to be pinching our pennies and poor Bob won’t be having much free time at all, but I think it will be all worth it in the end. He pretty much has a job waiting for him from his uncle as soon as he gets the degree or if he does miss the CG a lot he can apply for OCS (officer school) and have a better chance of getting in with his prior CG service and a bachelor’s degree.