Saturday, May 31, 2008

Counting down the days

We are truly excited about the doctor's appointment on Tuesday. It's been on our minds for awhile and we are counting down the days (now hours) until we have the 20 week ultrasound. It's been an amazing experience feeling the baby move. Thank you God. Please pray that the appointment goes well and that the baby cooperates so we can know whether this little miracle is a boy or girl. We still are not sure of the names yet but I know once we find out on Tuesday, it will help iron out our choices. Thank you all for your prayers and support during this exciting time. Please keep us in your prayers. We boldly ask God for one more day. Until next time...God is good! All the time!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day

American & Proud

On this Memorial Day, let us remember the more than one million men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom since the creation of our country. Let us take time to remember the millions of soldiers who have been wounded in the line of duty. And let us remember our soldiers currently fighting in the War on Terror, and applaud their service. God Bless America!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Happy Birthday Angie!

happy birthday

I just wanted to wish my best friend, Angie, a very happy birthday today! I hope you are having a great time up in Luray. You deserve the best, because you are the best! Love ya!

Monday, May 19, 2008


Today is a special anniversary for us. 3 years ago today, I received an email on from mrobinson34 aka Mark. This email intiated conversation between us which lead to many emails, IMs and eventual phone calls. Our first date was on July 22, 2005. Then as all may know, we were married August 19, 2006. So today is actually a very special day for us! It's our 21 month wedding anniversary. I'm attaching the email that I got from Mark 3 years ago. It's quite funny how corny it was. What can I say, I love that corny guy! Thank you God for directing our paths together. We are blessed. Until next time....God is good! All the time!

From: mrobinson34 (
To: candygail (
Date received: May 19, 2005
Subject: Good morning!

Good morning! My name is Mark. I read your profile and thought that you and I would get along great! You sound very down-to-earth and my type of person.

A little bit about me maybe not described in my profile: I am EXTREMELY honest and EXTREMELY faithful person. I feel that you have the honesty base covered with me. :) There are many friends of mine who say that I am the most honest person they know. I have worked for Nextel (brownie points, I'm sure lol) for four years and love my job. But, lol, there are some days that I don't look forward to going into work. :) I am from Virginia Beach but moved up here after I transferred with Nextel. My family is a really big part of my life. Since it's so small, events such as Thanksgiving and Christmas I really anticipated because I get to see everyone. It's hard to get everyone together because one person lives in CA and another person lives in PA. I love long walks, day or night. One of my favorite things to do is to walk hand-in-hand with the person I care about. My favorite music is contemporary music. I don't think I'd have a problem making you laugh because I love to smile and be sarcastic at times. I love to go bowling and watch movies too! My favorite movie is Forrest Gump. I have really come to miss the days and times of spending quality and memorable time together with the person who is nearest to my heart (sounded sappy, I know lol). I love candlelight dinners and showing "her" that I care by giving her gifts as well as celebrating anniversaries, birthdays, and even times that I am thinking about her. I love to cook as well.

I truly hope that you and I can begin talking. I think you are a beautiful woman who has a lot of intelligence and a lot to offer someone. I hope that someone is me. :)

I am looking forward to hearing from you!

Have a great day and take care,

Mark :)

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Baby update

For the first time, I am pretty sure I felt the baby move last night and this morning. It's truly an amazing feeling. Thank you God! We find out in 2 and a half weeks what we are having (that's if the baby cooperates). We can't wait! Please keep us in your prayers. We boldly ask God for one more day.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Prayer request

My granddaddy, Willis Bray, had a heart attack last Thursday. He had a stint put in on Friday and seems to be doing well. I believe he went home from the hospital yesterday. He actually was taking care of my grandmother who just had cataract and glaucoma surgery on her eye last week when this happened. Please pray for a quick and complete recovery for them both.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Where have we been?

Boy! Has it been a busy couple weeks for us! With our work schedules and visiting family, we have had a very busy couple weeks. Mark's mom came down for a short visit last Wednesday evening through Friday morning. She was able to meet with the realtor here and see some condos around the area. Pray for the right decisions to be made and for her house to sell quickly in Virginia Beach. Mark and I were finally able to visit my parents in Kernersville, NC this weekend. It was a wonderful trip but definitely not long enough. The weather was beautiful and we a had a great time with the family. Mom and Dad drove us to see my brother, sister-in-law and two neices on Saturday. They live about an hour from my parents. Caroline sure has grown up! She will be 4 in October. I was very impressed with her vocabulary! She's one smart cookie! Jacqueline looks just like her daddy. She'll be one the end of June. Mark helped Thomas put together a grill while Mom, Dad and I hung out on the deck with the girls. We didn't stay long at Thomas' but definitely enjoyed the visit. Thomas and Rachel gave us a swing, wagon and exersaucer. Mom had a cradle for us too (and a bunch of clothes for me). Thank you! Oh, Mom also gave me a sewing machine on the condition that I learn to use it. I am excited about trying it out. I took a class in college but hated it. Now that I have a little one on the way, it'll give me more desire to master the sewing machine! Speaking of the little one on the way, we had our 16 week checkup on Tuesday. We were able to hear the heartbeat for a little bit. I always enjoy that. The doctor says everything looks good. Thank you God! We go back on June 3rd at 2:30 to find out what we are having. Mark and I are very excited. We have agreed on a girl first name-Abigail and boy middle name-either Mark or William. The girl middle name and boy first name is rather hard to agree on. Any suggestions? Until next time.....God is good! All the time! We boldly ask God for one more day!