Monday, December 29

Catching up...

Hello all,
It has been a long time since I have updated my blog. Sorry about that. Things have been so busy around here for the holidays!! Chris and I felt the baby kick for the first time on Christmas Eve. It was almost like it was her Christmas present to us!! I had felt the flutters for maybe a week before that, but it was the first time she kicked, and Chris just happened to be there and felt it. I am showing a lot more now, though I am trying to hide it. Chris says that being pregnant makes you look pretty, but to me it feels more like fat.
Chris is applying to law schools this week, so he is a little nervous about what the outcome will be. We are praying that either UND or the University of South Dakota will work out. There is another school in Denver, and I would not mind moving back to Colorado either. So, this next year looks uncertain.
I cannot believe that it is almost New Years!! It is exciting to be moving into 2009, but it is really scary too. Lots of new things are going to be happening for us.. A baby, a move, and possibly law school. I told Chris yesterday, I am really glad we serve a God who isnt taken by surprise, and already has it planned out.
I hope you all had a blessed Christmas this year!
Signing off,

Tuesday, December 9


Well, we have been really busy the last few weeks. I have not gotten a lot of chance to post on here. I started working for Aetna on Dec. 1. Aetna is a health insurance company, and from now till about mid April I will be in training to become a customer service representative that deals with medical providers questions about how peoples benefits work, and how their claims are coming along. So I am excited about that. God has been good to be and brought a relief of the morning sickness, and that has been really good.
I am currently 15 and a half weeks pregnant, and getting more and more excited everyday. The baby is growing, and my belly is starting to do the same. I feel like I am getting rather huge, but people still say they can't tell. I had another appointment on Friday, and the heartbeat was 156 bpm. It sounded nice and strong, and the doctor said it sounded good. All my blood work came back from my last appointment with no problems, so that is a praise. I found out that I am O+, and I was a little surprised. I thought I was A+. We find out what the baby is on Jan 9, if the baby cooperates. They say sometimes they cross their legs and you can't see. I sure hope he/she will be nice and let us get a good look. We opted out of the downs syndrome testing, as we are not going to get an abortion, and do not really want to be pushed if the test comes back positive. It our baby has Downs Syndrome, then we will love him or her just the same.
I put my very first Christmas decoration up, a pretty wreath with snowmen in it, on our front door today. I am still looking around for an ornament that has a bride and groom on it with the year, but do not know if I am going to find it.
This is one of my favorite times of year, with all the glisten and pretty music, and the hustle and the bustle, and there are some very beautiful quiet moments where I just sit back and think about the Greatest Gift, as well as all His continued gifts. Health, the baby, a happy marriage, good jobs, great family, and the thought struck me this year, that Christmas isn't just about the one time gift of Jesus being born, but the gifts that He gives us every day that were made possible through the whole salvation plan. Just when I thought I would not learn any more about the meaning if Christmas. It is hard to believe that there are just 14 days left, but we are content with where God has us, and feeling very blessed thinking about the Greatest Gift Giver, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!

Merry Christmas!!

Monday, December 1

Happy Birthday Chris

Today is a very special day. Today is Chris's birthday. He is now in his later mid twenties. (26) I have been teasing him a lot about that. Here is a list of things you may not know about him.

Full Name?
Christopher Robert Hall

Rhys, Trouble, Hubby, Trouble.. Tease..

Place of Birth?
Rugby Nd.


First best friend?
Jonathan Holman

First Award?
Pals Award

First sport you joined?

First pet?
Ruffles (Parakeet)

First love?
Jennie Needham, Who turned into Jennie Hall

Favourite Movie?

Favourite Music Group?
Rascal Flats

Favourite Book of the Bible?

Well, thats all I could think of to tell you. I love my husband very much, and I am so glad that we are together. God has been really good to us. I guess I cant really put into words how grateful I am for him..