I'm Loved... I think it is really catching on!

When I was a kid, I told my mom, "Everyone who knows me loves me, I think." Well guys, this is really spreading. Now, even perfect strangers love me. I was in McDonald's eating (baby Fullen really is craving Quarter Pounders) and I saw a guy with a sweatshirt on that said, "This is my I love Rachel sweatshirt." Amazing!


Ultrasound 12 Weeks

Here is the picture of our last ultrasound. Our baby is the black and white one. ;)


Gold Cord by Amy Carmichael

I've been reading this book off and on for 2 years. I pick it up and read a little and then put it aside for months on end. The last time I picked it up, I read this quote by Kahlil Gibran.....yeah, I don't know who he is either. However, I love what this says.

For even as Love crowns you so shall He crucify you.
Even as He is for your growth so is He for your pruning.
Even as He ascends to your height and caresses your tenderest branches that quiver in the sun,
So shall He descend to your roots and shake them in their clinging to the earth.
Like sheaves of corn He gathers you unto Himself.
He threshes you to make you naked.
He sifts you to free you from your husks,
He grinds you to whiteness,
He kneads you until you are pliant;
And then he assigns you to his sacred fire, that you may becom sacred bread for God's sacred feast.


Our Crazy Friend

Here is a video of our friend Chad. He is one crazy dude! Sorry, I couldn't figure out how to embed the video, but here is the link.

Good News

If you haven't already heard......

WE'RE PREGNANT!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm only 7 weeks along, but we were able to go to the doctor today and see the heartbeat. I'm adding a picture of the ultrasound which was taken by Jason's cell phone. It's quite blurry....sorry.


I'm a Football Widow Again!

Well, It's that time of year. Every Sunday after church until late Monday night I don't see my husband. He is glued to the television watching football. I've tried to start watching it and get interested, but unless there is some drama or long standing conflict between the players, I can't focus. Also, I can't really stand all the noise associated with football. Sometimes I wonder if I would like it more if I couldn't hear the fans and if the announcers sounded more like sweet little old ladies instead of soldiers about to head into battle. I think all that noise makes me feel really nervous.