Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Another fun night at the Blackwell's

It was another fun night at Kate and Jason's house lastnight. We had a cookout with cheeseburgers, hotdogs, chips, pasta salad and some yummy desserts. Mark and JW handled the grill. Poor Mark got a little to close to those flames and singed some hair on his arm. Thankfully, it didn't hurt! Game time was the best part of the night. We played Scene It? Deluxe Movie 2nd Edition. That was a quick game because the girls just blew the guys away! We then played the group favorite, Catch Phrase. The girls won that too! I haven't laughed that much in awhile. Jennifer summed it up well with some of the night's best moments: JW and Jesse's rendition of Thriller, Jason's nickname from work (that he doesn't know), tan lines described vividly, my sheep dog noises, JW's milking the cow, Kate's under hand, and our all time favorite crab grass came up! We can't wait until May 22nd for the next get together. It's going to be great as always!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Good news

I just got a call from the doctor's office and the results for the down syndrome testing/ultrasound came back. Everything is normal! Praise God! Thank you for your prayers. Please keep us there! We boldly ask God for one more day! Until next time...God is good! All the time!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Rain, Rain, Rain

After having such beautiful weather on Friday and Saturday, it has been raining non-stop since yesterday morning. I am glad the rain is washing the pollen away but my goodness, it's been pouring! Please pray that the rain stops and we have good weather this weekend for the church's 1st annual car and motorcycle show. It's going to be a great event!
I had a good time at the ladies meeting in Durham. It was nice to hear some ladies from college speak. The driving and sitting on the pew for hours at a time was a little rough and wore me out but I am glad that we all were able to make it there and back safely. I want to thank Julie for taking one for the team and sleeping on the floor since my blow up bed had a hole in it. May God bless you for your kindness and sacrifice! I am also thankful that I was able to spend some quality time with Angie. We don't get enough of that but I definitely enjoyed the time we had.
I will be 14 weeks pregnant tomorrow. I haven't been sick since last Monday so I am very thankful for that. The weekend trip exhausted me but I am doing ok. We go in two weeks for a checkup. Please continue to pray for us. We boldly ask God for one more day! Until next time....God is good! All the time!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Events during the past week

Well, there's really nothing of note going on for us lately.

Candy is pulling four 10-hour days this week so she can have Friday off to go to Durham, NC, for a church-related ladies' meeting. She leaves during the day on Friday and will return sometime Saturday evening. She's extremely blessed to have someone pay for her way on the Durham trip; she wasn't expecting the gift! She's still having quite a bit of morning/daytime sickness that is really making her feel yucky.

I haven't done too much lately. Between working at UPS and Kroger, I have logged many hours. Aside from working, not too much else has happened with me.

Tuesday, April 8th, we had the priviledge to go out to dinner with Uncle Roy and Mrs. Bennett. We ate at Outback Steakhouse. All of us thoroughly enjoyed each other's company, as well as the food! We even shared dessert, between the four of us.

This past Saturday night, our church had our once-a-month Band of Brothers (men only) meeting. Unfortunately, Preacher couldn't attend due to his recent trip to Austin, TX, to preach. Nonetheless, about 25 men turned out and we had a great time of fellowship! We had sloppy joe's, chips, drinks, and ice cream sandwiches for dinner. I had three sloppy joe's. Once the feast was finished, we gathered in big church and listened to Mr. Lacks preach a bit. I had a wonderful time, as always.

To update most people on Mom's quest to move up to the Chesterfield area, she's coming along quite well. This past weekend, Dad and Mike (family friend) came down from Harrisonburg to assist Mom with handywork around the house. The two of them replaced my playhouse porch and refinished one side of her shed. Mike also patched up the hole in the roof where it had been leaking rainwater onto the porch. Meanwhile, Mom has been rigorously trying to go through the thousands of books she's collected. All in all, she continues to hope to post the house for sale by the end of the month. She has her sights set on a condo in the Midlothian area near where Candy's parents lived. She's hoping that things will work out that she can place a contract on it soon!

May 2-4, we are planning to visit Candy's parents in Kernersville, NC. We haven't visited her parents in many months and haven't been to their house since early 2007. We are definitely looking forward to visiting for the weekend! We hope to see Candy's brother Thomas, his wife Rachel, and their two daughters Caroline and Jacqueline, during our visit. We'd love to be able to see the entire family.

Please pray for both of us so that our baby can make it one more day!

Until next time.....

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

12 week ultrasound

We had our 12 week ultrasound this morning. Everything looked good. We are right on track. The pictures this time aren't as defined but I posted the best one up above. It was amazing to see how much the baby had grown in the last 3 weeks. I had to laugh at the amount of squirming the baby was doing during the ultrasound. The ultrasound technician had to get some measurements and at one point the baby turned and the technician had a hard time trying to get the baby to move back. I'm kind of sore on my belly where the technician was pushing and moving the wand back and forth real fast so that the baby would move. It didn't help having a full bladder either! They did a test today to see the risk of down syndrome. We will find out those results in a week or so. I go back in on May 6th for my 16 week check up. Oh, by the way, our due date is actually October 21st. Mark and I both thought it was the 19th but all the paper work had the 21st. I guess it doesn't matter anyway since only 5% of women deliver their babies on their projected due date. Thank you all for praying for us. Please continue to do so. We boldly ask God for one more day! Until next time...God is good! All the time!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Various notations from the Robinsons

I have been feeling under the weather during the past few days. Just the usual sniffles. Candy is doing well but she's continuing to have nausea daily. It's been rainy during the last week. Hopefully the weather will change soon! Not much of note going on in the Robinson family recently. Candy's third ultrasound is at 8:30a this Tuesday. Tomorrow she will be 12 weeks!!!

Until next time.....

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Thursday night at the Blackwell's

We spent last Thursday night over at Jason and Kate's house. It was a night for good food, fellowship and games. We had baked spaghetti, salad, rolls, apple pie and vanilla icecream. It was all so yummy! Later we played the board game, Trivial Pursuit 80's Edition, that Mark got at the College & Career class Christmas Party. The guys definitely did better than the girls. We all had fun though. Jennifer summed it up really well on her blog with some highlights: "flying seagulls," turning the lights off on Ms. Blackwell, lots of hints for the girls, wanting to see the donkey dance, "Fraggle Rock," and chesty Fabio. It was great to get out and have some fun with good friends. We can't wait until the next gathering! By the way, I am feeling more tired and the nausea is an every day thing but I'm doing ok. Thank you for all the prayers. Please keep us there! We boldly ask God for one more day! Until next time.....God is good! All the time!