Tuesday, May 18, 2010


For probably 9 months or MORE my playlist wouldn't play for me since we're stationed here in Germany and there were copyright issue's going on with playlist and the music industry. No complaining on my part, since it's ultimately free music for my (and your) enjoyment. Well it's playing again for me! I've missed hearing my music and music on others pages who have the Playlist!

The boys have just 2 more days of school left (we don't school on Friday's since they have German class in the morning and PE in the afternoon). They're excited and I admit I am too! Next week will be a time for us to relax and enjoy the last few days before the baby comes. I need to go and buy an outfit for a boy and for a girl still, for the baby to come home in (have to buy one of each since we don't know what we're having and I don't want a unisex outfit, it's just not "me"). I still need to buy a package of newborn diapers, I'll be using cloth diapers, but I don't think I have enough newborn cloth so I want to have some disposable, plus the way newborns go I do admit it's just easier to have disposables that first couple weeks and until we can get into a new routine of life with a newborn!

I do have a prayer request. Pray for the kids adjustment to the baby. I think the boys will be fine, they're excited they remember when Emma was an infant and they were great when she came home, it's mostly for Emma. She's VERY excited for the baby, but of course at 2 1/2 she has no idea how her life's about to be turned upside down and inside out. She's "The Princess" and is about to be knocked from her throne at least a bit! LOL She'll always be our Princess, but life where it more or less revolved around her and her desires in so many ways is about to end. She's 2 and 2 year olds for the most part are naturally selfish, and don't see the big picture and that's all part of growing and seeing outside yourself, but it takes time! Jacob was the same age that Emma is when we had Jackson, and he did great...but every child is different and every child reacts to a new sibling differently. I just want this to be as smooth of a transition as possible for ALL of my children. One thing that's very important to me and Chad is that our kids all feel loved as much as their sibling. We both grew up feeling our sibling was favored to the fault and not the fault of that sibling (I say not the fault of my own, but Chad's sister is another story that I won't get into). I never ever want Jacob to feel we love Jackson more or Jackson to feel we love Emma more, etc! You get the picture. We have different relationships with each of our kids, because they're different and unique people and we love and appreciate their differences even when those differences drive us a little batty! (Hey as parents we're only human, too!) Jackson informed a friend of ours a couple days ago that he wants me to have 14 more babies! ROFL I don't see that happening! LOL BUT I love that he has a heart for siblings and a large family and I am praying for his future wife that she'll have the same desires to trust their family size to GOD and allow him to bless them.

Well I need to get off, Emma is up from her nap and making typing an interesting adventure as she hugs and kisses all over my face and is sitting on my right arm! lol

God Bless


Kathryn said...

Yeah I am doing cloth diapers too, but disposable for just the beginning! I am excited about using the cloth diapers though, hopefully I do everything right!

He & Me + 3 said...

Oh I love Meredith. We knew her when she was in high school. WE went to her church in Wilson NC. She had a beautiful voice back then and we knew she would go big time. She is so genuine. I will pray for the kids.

Kathryn said...

I just wanted to let you know that I included you in a list of military blogs, on my blog fan page on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Singing-Through-the-Rain/122330787792057
If you would not like to be on this list, feel free to let me know, and I will remove the link! Thanks! :)

Emily said...

Praying for the kids.. I am sure they will be just fine with time.

Kathryn said...

"Must be an Airforce thing, the Army has retreat played at 5 PM and it's an Army Regulation that Soldiers in Uniform salute and stand at attention during different periods, civilians/family members are to stand if outside (if in the vehicle, the soldier must get out but no one else is required to). At 11 PM they play taps on Army posts as well, and of course the 6:30 AM wake up edition! LOL (Thankfully I sleep right through that!)"

Yeah it must be an AF thing... they play something here at 10 and also at 7am I sleep through it as well! :)