Thursday, January 22, 2009

His Rest

This week in my CBS biblestudy we studies Chapter 4 of Hebrews. Wow,did a ligth bulb go off in my head. I have always considered Sundays to be day of rest and a day set apart for God. Not that I am the best at being in church EVERY sunday, I have always viewed it as a day to regroup, having time with God (usually do my biblestudy lesson) and prepare for the week ahead. In this weeks lesson, I have a new perspective of Rest in God. In the sense of being complete in Him - allowing Him to complete His work in my life and therefore I must surrender to Him so that He can work through me. God rested on the 7th day because everything was complete and perfect in His creation. The lesson states 'In this active rest,we wait for Him to finish the process that begins at our salvation and is completed at our glorification in eternity' There is peace and honesty in this place with God that gives me the strong desire to remain close to Him. And this rest is not a rest just for Sundays, but for every minute of everyday. I hope that you will find Rest in Christ today - the rest that we have and can fall into through our faith and trust in Christ our Lord. I am not deserving of such a place but I am thankful that He gives it to us. Which leads me to Matthew11:28-30 ' Come to me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart,and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light' Praise the Lord!

On a complete change of subject, I wanted to share the bedding that I've ordered and received this week. For some reason, since we found out we were having a boy I have been stuck on the thought of wanting something very boyish (is that a word?). Well, this is the only thing that I have found that I really like and since I've received it I really do like it - plus it was on sale. Rough and tuff like little boys :). I always thought that I would want something soft and sweet for a baby nursery, but all of those sorts of bedding and fabrics I really do like, but just didn't seem to be fitting in my head. Funny how things and ideas change. Is it the hormones?

Monday, January 19, 2009

Weekend Update

We had a great and relaxing weekend. Friday night I made pizza and Justin marinated his butt (that is a Pork Butt) that he smoked all day on Saturday. As you can tell my kitchen was quite the mess between spices for the butt and the makings of the pizza crust. YUMMY! Needless to say we ate good this weekend. Because I also made blueberry muffins - box mix but replaced the canned blueberries with fresh (that Justin picked and we saved in the freezer). It was really cold most of the weekend and Justin built an amazing fire Friday night and all day Saturday - I love me a good fire and Justin has that down to a science. The Dogs enjoyed it as much as we did. I call them my fire dogs!

Saturday I also went to Babies R Us for a quick run through of what I plan to register for. A little over whelming, but I am just praying that God will guide and calm me through all of that. There are a few items that I have found that are online only at Target - is this ok or is it not such a good idea? Do I go with a bouncy and a swing or just one or the other? What are the other essentials that I should be registering for. I do have a list from a sweet friend who was kind enough to share, and that has been big help. But if you would like to share your favorite or most recommended baby item I am all about advise and suggestions from all you experienced mommies.

As promised, here are a few pictures of my belly. We are growing fast (all over!)

I had an amazing bible study lesson tonight, and I would like to share that with you one night this week but right now I'm headed to bed. Sleep tight and stay warm. Tomorrow in Bham the high is 35 degrees.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

What's to come

I just can't stand it any longer. These are mostly clothes that we received from our family for Christmas. These are just a FEW of the things that we've received and wanted to share them with you. I'm eagerly seeking and searching for nursery bedding and colors. I hope to not have to paint. But before we can get to any of that we still have to clear out the guest bedroom so that we can move in nursery furniture. Right now there isn't an inch to spare for anything baby. This requires also situating Justin's work office, in order for it to accept some of the guest bedroom stuff. We'll get there though. My goal is to have the rooms situated and ready to move in the furniture in February. Until then here are some of the cute clothes that you'll eventually see baby Hicks sporting.

I'll post some pictures of me soon. I've received a few request wanting to see my belly...some to come.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009


Well, I just have to share with you that we have official movement. Last Friday Justin and I went to see Marley and Me and I felt the first official kick. I had felt bubble sensation once or twice before in the middle of the night but it was several weeks ago. The feeling of an actual kick is so neat. Since Friday I have felt lots more kicking, well at least once a day. I've been trying to feel to see if I can feel on the outside. I have been dying for Justin to be able to feel him moving and kicking. Well tonight, as I veg on the sofa little man is busy kicking and I told Justin to put his hand on my tummy and YEAH he felt him. Very cool! It is the best and coolest feeling to have and feel him moving in my tummy. It was awesome to also feel Justin's hand as he could feel the movement. Amazing! Actually it is a true miracle. God is so good!

I go back to the doctor on Thursday, so I'll be sure to update after that visit.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year

I hope that you and your family had a safe new years eve. Ours was low key - we went to the Patton's house (Jen and Michael) for a yummilous dinner and several rounds of wii (bowling, boxing, tennis and the guys played a round of golf. It was great fun - thanks to the Patton's for having us over.

It is hard to believe that it is 2009 - yet so exciting because I know what 2009 is going to bring. For us it is adding a very special baby boy to our family and that thrills me. I know that he will also bring lots of change and all for the best. We have so much to look forward to as well as be thankful for. I know God's plans are perfect and I can't wait to see how He unfolds His beautiful plan.

We're headed to Poe's house today for a day filled with food and football. I hope that you have a relaxing New Years Day.

I still want to post Christmas pictures and I will eventually get all of the Christmas backgrounds off my page....I did at least change the music!