Saturday, December 29, 2007
Isn't he cute? (That's my pink robe, not his blanket).
There will be many more pictures to come!! Thank you all for looking! And thank you to those who were praying for us.
Jackson Lee Boyer
December 28, 2007
7 lbs, 11 oz. 21 1/2"
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Thursday, November 22, 2007
So what am I thankful for?
I am so thankful for the heritage God has given me. It is such a great blessing to have a Christian family. I am so glad Jamin can say the same thing. We have been given so much.
I am thankful for all the basic things in life...a nice home, a good vehicle, clothes to wear and food to eat. We have always had every need met, above and beyond. It amazes me how many times the Lord has come through and provided everything for us, only to have us forget the next time we have a need.
I am thankful for my wonderful husband. He is such a strength to me. It is such a comfort to know that he follows the Lord, and I can trust him to lead our family in the right way. As I get older, and experience more in life, I am made shockingly aware of all the broken homes around me...husbands who leave, or drink, or abuse. May I never let one day go by without thanking the Lord for the gift of a godly husband.
I am thankful for the life growing inside of me. He is getting so big, and with only 6 weeks to go, it is getting so real, so close. It hit me the other night how that it is such a miracle that God would choose to "reward" us in this way. He is blessing us with a precious life to raise for Him.
So many blessings! I could never count them all! Thank you, Lord!
Sunday, November 18, 2007
We are settled in our new house. I think I can say everything is in its place now. It's so wonderful to "keep" house again. I am loving it and I have to work harder to stay on top of it now, because I don't feel well enough to put in all the extra time if I get behind.
We have been putting Jackson's room together. It's coming along and I promise to post pictures of the house in about a week. This is one of my favorite outfits! It's so much fun to wash his clothes and put them away. Only 6 more weeks to go!
This past Friday night, the ladies of the church had a baby shower for me. The decorations were so cute. Alicia and Hollie had some fun and unique games, too! Alicia did a really sweet devotion. Everything was so special.
We are so happy here! We really love our new church family. We love our new home. The Lord has blessed Jamin with a great job, and an understanding and flexible boss. We have a new doctor and hospital, and everything has fallen into place. We are so thankful for what the Lord is doing in our lives. There have been some trying times even since we've been here, but God has provided for every need we have.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
The church people have been so sweet here. They have showered us with food, and at church they all talk to us and tell us how glad they are that we are here. We are really blessed with a close, loving church family. We are excited to get comfortable and find our place with them.
I know this is a short update, but there will be more later. Right now, please pray that we can find a dr. and hospital. I have a few places I want to try, but tomorrow I'm hoping to have it settled. Thank you all for your comments and your prayers!
Thursday, October 18, 2007
The Lord has worked everything out. The church we mostly attended on Wednesdays in Virginia voted to give us $250 to help us move. It was very kind of them! We grew to love the pastor and people there. Also, another church nearby is giving us $200/month for six months! What a blessing! The Lord has really confirmed in many ways that we are going the direction He wants us to go.
Also, the baby shower in Virginia went very well. I got my nice travel system, and tons of precious little outfits, other needed things, and an unbelievable amount of cash and gift cards! The Lord is good! And to think I was afraid my little boy wouldn't be spoiled enough. :)
The people of First Baptist will be there to welcome us this weekend. They are doing a lot to help us get settled. Alicia and some of the ladies cleaned the house for me today...so nice. I'm not sure if they would do that if I wasn't a little huge right now. ;) And, the men are coming to help unload the truck. They are also bringing us some food to keep us until we have time for grocery shopping. They have been extremely thoughtful! I think we are going to have a wonderful church family!
Jamin and I really covet your prayers during this time. Going into a new ministry is a wonderful and exciting thing. But it is sobering at the same time. We want so much to please the Lord, and nothing else. It's so easy to get caught up in daily life and responsibilities and forget that our lives are for Him. We are not our own; we are bought with a price. He saved us to bring glory to Himself. We don't want to be a hindrance to the ministry in any way. He is so good to us!
Well, off we go. Please hang in there. It may be a while before I post again, but I shall return!
Sunday, October 7, 2007
We're so excited to be settled! Especially me. Women who are expecting babies usually go into a big "nesting" thing. I have been unable to do that for the entire six months. I'm ready to "nest." I'm ready to sit on my own couch, cook in my own pots, sweep with my own broom, look into my own mirror, vacuum with my own...well, you get the picture. I'm ready.
We are just as excited about being church members again. Now don't get me wrong. We have faithfully attended church all summer, just in different churches. It's not the same as belonging. We're ready to serve the Lord in "our" church. :)
So how is the baby? Well, he is kicking a LOT, and lately he has been finding it very amusing to stay under my ribs. I'm not sure if I like this. His name (in one book) means "full of personality." Hmm...should I be worried? Things are going great though. Sometimes I still can't believe it is real, but then I try to get off the couch and realize it is very real. :) It's amazing the things I didn't think I would miss, such as breathing. But we are so, so thankful for our precious blessing, and we look forward to the day when we can hold him and see his face. :) Please continue to pray. It's not the greatest time to be moving and finding a new doctor and hospital, etc. I am nervous about it all. I don't have much time to play with because I've already gone to two-week visits. But I know we are in the Lord's will and He will work it all out.
I haven't done great with the camera lately so I have no picture to post. I guess I'll find out who is like me and hates to read posts without pictures! More to come!
Sunday, September 30, 2007
My pastor's wife from my teen years (and mother of 6) gave a very precious devotion.
I thought this was a very impressive wrapping job!
Me and my sister
Thank you for taking pictures, Rachel!
It's good to have Jamin home. He got back around 1:30 Friday night. I kinda' fell asleep before he got back, but it's so nice to be together again! Last night he took me on a date. We went to Ruby Tuesday's for a great meal, then did a little shopping. It was a lot of fun. I love dates! Tomorrow we're going with my mom to get a rocking chair for me and the baby. That's Mom and Dad's gift for us. I'm so excited! We're getting a very nice glider with an ottoman...cozy! Thanks for reading my ramblings!
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Today, Mom and I shopped for hours! We had such a great day. I found a few new cute things to wear, okay, several. :) We had a fun lunch and just, well, shopped! We were both so exhausted when we got home close to 5:00. My ankles and feet are swollen now and I'm ready for bed. I think that will be most of my shopping for the week. Tomorrow we're going out (to take my granny to get groceries...I promise), but all I need is something for one of my baby quilts. :) Jamin will be glad.
Jamin finally made contact with this job prospect. Things are sounding really great and we're still praying! Hopefully this can all be wrapped up in a few days, then we can set a definite moving date!
I hate reading posts without pictures. :) So in honor of my precious husband, who is away and missed greatly, I am posting a mushy picture of us. Enjoy!
Monday, September 24, 2007
I have been thinking about home schooling lately. The three of us (Kristan, Jonathan, and me) started out in Christian school for a few years, and then we were home schooled all the way through to graduation. There were times along the way that I wished I could go to public school. Those kids seemed to have so much fun, so many friends. And we were in a small church where there were very few, if any kids our age. My older sister wanted to go to public school at some point, too. Money was tight. I probably have no idea just how tight. It would have been SO much easier for our parents to send us to public school. Why didn't they? Because they believed in giving us a Christian education. They realized that God had given us to them, and it was their responsibility to raise us for Him! It was their responsibility to protect us from what the world has to offer. They believed it so strongly that they would have moved if the state of Tennessee had out-lawed home schooling. What strong parents! It seems like lately a lot of Christian parents are giving up on Christian education (home school or Christian school). I am so thankful my parents did not give in! One thing we couldn't see when we were young was all the bad things those public school kids had to deal with. We couldn't see all the things our parents were protecting us from. I was saved at a young age and going to public school would not have taken away my salvation. But I would have so many scars and temptations to deal with today had I been exposed to all those things. I have enough to keep under control with my flesh already. I know there are situations when parents have no choice, but it is rare. I guess what I'm trying to say is that if you're home schooling your kids, or you have them in a good Christian school, stick with it. It's worth it! It will help your kids reach their full potential for the Lord, without so many unneeded scars. They will be thankful...we are!
Jamin has a similar story. The three of them went through Christian school all the way! Praise the Lord for godly parents!
Sunday, September 23, 2007
The up-side? I'll be on the internet all week!! Yea! I'm planning on posting a lot. I have a few things to catch up on, a few thoughts I've been thinking on, and lots of baby stuff I've been buying!
Other thoughts: Please pray about a job for Jamin. We have gotten a very good lead and he plans on contacting the company tomorrow.
Sunday, September 16, 2007
There was a parachuting demonstration. It was so neat, but we couldn't get any good pictures. The plane dropped about 9 jumpers. Then a smaller plane circled the sky with the smokey trail all around them. It was so much fun!
The boys really loved it. Occasionally, Daniel was a little scared of the loud noises.
This pilot was awesome! He did some really crazy stuff!
If you've never been to an air show and you have opportunity to go, let me tell you, "GO!" It's really a lot of fun. And this was a really small-scale show. They didn't even charge admission. I'd really like to see the Blue Angels now! I'm also hoping to use some pictures I got for the baby's room. I think a few of them will crop and enlarge okay, especially sepia or b&w. We also got some shots of propellers and gauges and things like that that will be cute in the room!
Thanks for checking in!
Monday, September 10, 2007
I actually had better nursery plans for a boy too. We're doing airplanes, and I'm planning hard. I'm going to buy fabric today. I decided a long time ago that I wanted to make all the bedding for this baby. I've got it all drawn out, I just hope it comes out the same as it looks on paper. I made some letters for his name. They are wooden letters, about 6-7" high. They have little bits of fabric put on with Mod Podge, and separated with brown yarn. They look pretty good. I'm going to use some of those same fabrics on the crib. I only took a picture of the first four letters. We're not just going to call him Jack.
We're also going to register today. Since we're planning to move in 3-4 weeks, my mom is planning my baby shower for the last Saturday in September. It's a little sooner than most baby showers, but I'm afraid that I won't be able to get down here very easy. Also, if I get a few large things (swing, stroller), they won't fit in my car. So we're just going to do it before we move so we can pack it all in the huge truck when we're moving. Fun, fun, fun!!
Okay, switching gears. The other day I went to work with Jamin for a little while. He usually works with another man, but that day he went on a job by himself. It was a pretty day, so I sat in the truck and finished a book I started a month ago. I liked watching him work. It was sweet to spend the afternoon together. :) He's been working very hard lately, and sometimes very long hours.
One more picture...after church the other night, Jamin was so sweet, telling me I looked beautiful. He wanted to take a picture of me. Even though I was looking very tired, the sweet way he looked at me was priceless. :) Mushy.
Have a great week!
Saturday, September 8, 2007
I surprised my mommy and daddy this week. Last time I was hiding and they thought I was a girl. Isn't that a funny trick? This time I decided to behave so they could see that I am a little BOY! Mommy and Daddy were laughing so hard. I am growing and getting bigger, right on schedule, and I can't wait for you all to see me in December!
Here's a picture of my parents:
Monday, September 3, 2007
The next ultrasound is tomorrow. Can you teach children to obey while they are still in the womb? I'm trying it anyway. :) *She* will cooperate tomorrow.
Monday, August 27, 2007
Okay, this is going to be weird and a little gross. Do any of you suffer from warts? I got one on the bottom of my foot in January, yes January. It grew to be pretty big and over the spring, spread into about 10! It was so sore. I couldn't walk on my bare foot unless I walked on the side of my foot. I tried everything. I did a 12-week Dr. Scholl's treatment, and several home remedies. But I want you to know I have found the cure! Someone told me to try putting nail polish on them every night and covering them with a band-aid. So I did (except I used duct tape instead of a band-aid). I noticed last week that I could walk flat on my foot. Yea! I know this is not as exciting for you as it was for me. But then last night, I tried to get some of the yucky seeds out of them, and about five of them came out, I mean the whole entire wart! yea! (and yuck.) Anyway, I am on the road to recovery.
And now you KNOW I have nothing to post! Thank for reading about the exciting events in my life.
Sunday, August 19, 2007
We didn't take quite as many pictures, as you can see. But we had a great time! I'm looking forward to going back to my lazy life this week!
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Well, off to the ultrasound in a few hours!
Monday, August 13, 2007
And there you have it!
Tomorrow's the big day! The ultrasound! We have wanted a girl all along, but I'm starting to want a boy (don't tell anyone). Plus, everyone in my family seems to want us to have a boy. And I saw some adorable airplane nursery decor at WalMart the other day. But I've seen some pretty precious little dresses too... stay tuned. I'm trying to think of a way to post without a computer. :) If I can't work it out, make sure you come back on the weekend to find out. Also, please pray that everything is okay and that there are no problems with the baby. We are so excited!
Sunday, August 5, 2007
Rachel tagged me for a meme. I think these are fun...although I have no idea what meme means and where these come from. :)
Four Jobs I have had:
Clerk at a little family-owned dress shop
Waitress at Steak 'N Shake
Secretary/assistant proof-reader at Crown Christian Publications (loved it!)
Wife (the best of all)
The Sound of Music
The Parent Trap (and other old Disney movies)
Troop Beverly Hills (SO a kid movie, I love it!)
Four Places I have lived:
Dorms at Crown College, Powell, TN
Emory Rd, Powell, TN
Four of my favorite TV shows:
Road to Avonlea
Murder She Wrote
Drake and Josh (KID show)
Four favorite foods:
Anything from Taco Bell
Whatever I'm craving at any moment (no pickles and ice cream so far)
Four websites I visit daily:
I don't visit anything daily, but...
Weather or news sites (boring I know)
Four Places I would love to be:
Somewhere just with Jamin (anywhere)
My own home
Another country (besides Canada)
Four People I'm tagging:
*Don't do it if you don't want to, but I'd love to read it if you do. :)
We spent last week in Va, and we're going again tomorrow. Last week, we actually found out that our car insurance had been canceled. We were a bit late on a payment, but they won't reinstate. They were going to cancel anyway, because they finally realized we weren't in MI anymore. Oh well. We're going to change it tomorrow, along with our registration and drivers' licenses. Not fun. It's such a hassle to get things switched over.
I'm feeling the baby move a lot more now. It's been several times a day the last few days. I don't have to lay still and poke my stomach anymore. :) We go next Tuesday (8/14) for the big ultrasound, but I won't be able to post until the weekend...the suspense of it all! I'm officially out of my regular clothes (except for a few stretchy things). My maternity clothes are still mostly too big, but at least they're comfy, and cute. :) I keep meaning to take pictures, I know some of you want to see my chubby tummy. They're coming...
After all our floating around, I think we've finally reached a decision about our future and where the Lord would have us, and when. But a few things have to be finalized and discussed, lots of plans have to be made...so stay tuned. We ask you to keep us in your prayers as we make this decision.
I have a hard time keeping my attention on a post when there are no pictures, so I'll stick in a few. :) Braden was with us last week, and we had a great time. His favorite thing was taking pictures with my camera (with the strap around his neck, and no running). I won't put up the pictures he took. He somehow thought he needed pictures of all the license plates on our cars, and the giant rug he was playing cars on. But he loved it. :) We went to a tractor pull Friday night. And he loved taking pictures of the tractors more than he liked the tractor pull itself. Funny boy!
Loading Jamin's air-soft gun (under close supervision)
Checking out the pond
We played water balloons one day...it was a blast!
At the tractor pull
Wow! That turned into a long post, but since I only have about one a week these days, I guess you can handle it! Tune in again next weekend!