Sunday, November 2, 2008

Wow this was a busy weekend!

I am sitting here watching the green bay and titans game by myself and thought I would do a little multitasking and give everyone a little update. I guess really everything I am blogging about is from this weekend - no wonder I am tired!

I guess we will start at the beginning - Friday. I had the day off which was wonderful, but we had some sick kitties to take care of. They both had some sneezing and runny noses and watery eyes that needed some attention. We took them to a great vet that saw them both and gave them meds but only charged us for one. Some things we learned: "little bit" is a girl and she is getting some stripes! They are both about a pound and a half, probably 7 weeks or so, and are perfect other than a slight upper respitory infection that is common amount young kittens. We have some antibiotics and eye drops and you can tell they are already feeling better. Well we are still looking for homes for them if anyone is interested! They are getting more and more playful and cute and we would love to get them to their permanent home soon!! Here is a photo of our new little girl! Haha she is enjoying the game with me.

Onto Saturday! We started early: 9 am childbirth class! It was very informative... Almost too much so! We learned a lot in this first class about the 3 trimester, stages of labor, and relaxation techniques. It was a delicate balance between learning and not getting too scared for what will happen just a few months from now. Next week we talk epidurals, so that will help I am sure ;)

After class we got some lunch and test drove a couple new cars. We are looking to trade in jeffs jeep - the hour and a half to two hour daily commute is wearing on him with the noise and cold with a soft top wrangler. Plus it is not the ideal vehicle to tote a baby around in either! So we test drove a hard top 4 door jeep wrangler as a possibility. It was much much quieter and had a smoother ride. It has a full back seat and would be easily accessable for the car seat and the "trunk" space is huge! We looked at an automatic so I could drive it and jeff would be able to tend to the baby while driving instead of haonf to whist as well. It had some "modern" conviences too: power windows and locks, iPod ready, cruise, better temp and sound too. So all this would make it a better family car but is also trail rated so a can go off road when we want. Option 2 is the ford flex. I was not a huge fan of the exterior but the rest of it totally won me over! We just looked at the entry level flex but it had everything and more! 3 rows of seating, iPod ready, leather wrapped steering wheel, rear assist, tons of storage, great safety features and just huge inside! It felt great to drive, very smooth and natural and felt very safe and secure. Me likie! This decision is still a few months out, but so far we like these 2 options!!

Part 3 of our Saturday was the church retreat at daves farm. We had a great time!! We are really feeling at home at the bridge, even more so when we were there at the beginning - our small group has so much to do with that, so thanks guys we love you all :) we enjoyed hanging out, grillin out, setting up the tent, a HUGE bonfire, and just some awesome fellowship time. We were totally worn out and finally headed home about 10 - smelling like firewood of course! We would have loved to camp but with my current condition and jeff having to work the towns game this morning, we decided it wouldn't be the best option.

So that brings us to today, Sunday! Jeff was up and out early to work the titans game, and I joined the rest of the retreat at worship at 10. It was a wonderful service in the barn with issacs music, josh's teaching, and great news from the staff and the elders. I am excited to see where God leads the bridge next. Dave cooked some great BBQ and we had another great meal with friends and family. That beings me to now- watching the titans game!! The day is still gonna be a long one, just over in time to start a new week or work- eiyaya.

Well, this blog went on a little longer than I thought it would! And can you believe i typed it all on my phone. no wonder my fingers are hurting! Sorry if I bored you, everyone have a great week!!


  1. Jordan, it was so good to spend a little time with you this weekend at the retreat. It definitely wasn't "enough" time though. I'm glad you were able to join us though! The kittens are too cute! And if you have any questions about childbirth or epidurals or whatever, I would be glad to share anything/everything I know. I look forward to getting to know you guys better and watching how God grows your beautiful family!

  2. Thanks for helping us set up our tent... which surely would not have happened if we were on our own. We had a great time sitting around the bonfire with you all. Missed being at Game-night for Small Group!