"Choose you this day whom you will serve....as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD." - Joshua 24:15

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Remembering the birds

Mollie and I went to Memphis on Saturday to begin setting up baby registries. On our way over there, I stopped in West Memphis to gas up. As I was pumping gas this little sparrow landing just a few feet from me and began drinking from a water puddle about the size of a quarter. I was filled with joy as I remembered when Jesus told us in Luke 12:22-30 about how God provides for us all. God saw to it that that little sparrow found water in the middle of the city. It was just the perfect size puddle for that sparrow. We should always remember that God will see to it that we are cared for. When times get tough, we should always remember the birds.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Kaylin Reese

Mollie and I recently had an opportunity to have a 3D/4D ultrasound done. It is really amazing what they can do with sound waves. I have some really cool pictures that I will share with you below. We are about 2 1/2 months away from Kaylin's arrival. Needless to say, we are very anxious and ready to hold her in our arms. There is still a lot to get done. It finally sank in with Mollie yesterday. She realized that she will be full term (37 weeks) in only 9 weeks! Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers. Here are the pictures:

Monday, May 4, 2009

Making Progress

Well, we are just 3 months from the expected arrival of little Kaylin Reese. There is still so much to do. Mollie and I went to Jonesboro on Friday night to get the last of the fabric that will be needed to make Kaylin's bedding. Mollie's mom is hard a work cleaning out her laundry room so that she can get to her sewing machine and start the production. I am glad that Mrs. Dorma is doing this. It will be good for her and I am sure Kaylin will some day be glad to know that her Mimi went to that much trouble for her. On Saturday, we got back in the nursury and started going through some of the boxes in the closets. When we finished, we had pretty much cleared out one half of the closet. The other half doesn't have near the amount of boxes. We are going to try and tackle a little bit each night.

Like I said earlier, Kaylin should be her in three months. That is so hard for this dad-to-be to grab hold of. Where has the last 6 or 7 months gone. I feel like there is so much to do. We have been watching A Baby Story on TLC. This is fun to me because it heightens my level of excitement, but for Mollie, not so much. She is really nervous about this whole hospital thing. She doesn't like needles or anything like that. She doesn't handle pain well at times. She tells me that she doesn't want to watch it anymore. She said that the thought of IV's and needles gives her nightmares. I guess I will have to watch them on my own from now on.

Things are moving along at work OK. I really need a break, but I am saving my time off for when Kaylin is born. I hope that I have enough time built up so that I don't have to take off without pay, but if I do, then I do. We are prepared for me to be off as long as Mollie needs me. I know that my family comes first. Mollie, on the other hand, has nothing to worry about. As long as she gets in at least a half of a day, she will be good for the whole day. To make things easier, she can even work from home. She has about 4 or 5 weeks of PTO built up already. Her company and boss has really been good to her throughout this whole pregnancy, sometimes I think her boss is more protective of her than I have been. That is pretty protective!

So that is what is going on in my life. We have been resting a lot because we know that those days are coming to an end here pretty soon. We spend a lot of time just laying in the bed watching TV. The last two Sunday afternoons we have napped a lot. After all, isn't Sunday the day of rest? LOL!

Until next time!

Friday, May 1, 2009


It's finally Friday. This hasn't been too bad of a week, but I am still glad that the weekend is almost here. We have a lot to do in making a place for little Kaylin Reese. We have decided to have Mollie's mom make the bedding for her. We have looked at lots of different types of baby bedding and have come to the conclusion that it is a hot commodity. Mollie and her mom went and picked out fabric and Mrs. Dorma is going to just make everything. We have to make a quick run to Jonesboro tonight to get the rest of the fabric.

Tomorrow we have to get Kaylin's closets cleaned out. When we moved into our house, we kept one room empty because we knew it would be used for a nursery some day. What we failed to do was make the closets in that room empty. Now we are left with the task of sorting through all of the stuff in them. This is something we should have done a long time ago, but you know how that goes.

Tax season has come and gone for another year. I am all finished except from one from last year. This one takes a lot of time to do and since this is my side job, I don't always have the spare time to devote to it. I really need to take a day and just get after it. Sometimes I wonder why I even fool with doing taxes, but the extra cash comes in handy. Since I will have two females in my house in the very near future, I guess it is good to have all the spare cash I can get.

Something else I have started doing is counting Weight Watchers points again. I have gotten to the point where my clothes don't fit and feeling miserable. So far so good. I have lost about 7-8 pounds in the last two weeks. I have done this before so it wasn't that hard to get back in groove. It hasn't been too bad. As a matter of fact, I don't even use all of my daily points. I can have 25 points a day and an extra 35 to use throughout the week. Usually I try to save those for the weekend so that I don't have to be so cautious. I really need to lose about 30-40 pounds. We will see how it goes. Please keep me in your prayers.

Last night I attended an event at the church called "The Main Event." This was a dinner and program put on by the men's ministry. The speaker was Jarrod Jones. He talked about the importance of sexual purity and how sexual sin can be so damaging. The scripture reference was Proverbs 7. He gave six ways you can destroy your life. These points were centered around sexual impurity, but could also be applied to everyday life and sin. He said you can ruin your life if you:

1.) Get numb to the word of God
2.) Think we are in control of our sins.
3.) Think we learn from experience and not by the facts.
4.) Flirt with sexual temptation.
5.) Deny the obvious.
6.) Believe no one will ever know what you are doing.

One point Jarrod made that really stuck to me was that we don't obey God so that we will receive His love and mercy, we receive His love and mercy, therefore, we obey. Wow! I have never thought of it like that before. We want to live our lives under law so bad. The good news is that because of Jesus, we are no longer under law. There is nothing we can do to "earn" our way to heaven. We are naturally sinners. We can't do it, but through Jesus, we can. We can because Jesus came and lived a life without sin. He was tempted like we all are because He was God in human flesh, yet He never sinned. He was killed for our sins, but after three days, He rose from the grave proving He was who He said He was. It is because I believe that, that I am accepted by God through grace. I don't have to be perfect, just blameless. Jesus paid it all. Wooooo! How awesome is that?

Last, but not least, I found out last weekend that I am going to be an uncle. That is right, Chris and Jill are also expecting. They are due in mid December. Mom and dad are ecstatic. I am happy for them. They are trying to sell their house in Marion and move back to Wynne. If anyone is looking for a house in Marion, let me know.

Well that is all for now.