Monday, September 5, 2011

6 months!!!!

Just a little update on our little girl. I am officially 6 months pregnant. Only 16 weeks to go. I feel like it is taking forever, but I know it will be worth it when she gets here (I am not the most patient person). I have been feeling her kick for a few weeks now, but this past week it was more of a kick feeling and not a bunch of fluters. A really amazing experience. I look forward to the day when Todd can feel her kick. So far this has been a very easy pregnancy and I am very grateful for that.

We have purchased and put together all her furniture. Well Todd put it together and I watched. He is such a good husband and daddy-to-be!! We got her crib and changing table half price at target which was totally a God thing!!!!! We live an hour away from a target and one night we went and Todd discovered a crib (the one I wanted but did not want to pay full price for) and the changing table in the clearance section. I was so excited!!!!!!!! We think someone had ordered it online and decided they did not want. God is so good!! I will post pictures once the room is put together.

Now for her name. I know you are just dying to know!! Todd and I had an easy time picking out a girls name. We had another name picked out when Todd mention this name and I feel in love with it. Have I kept you in suspense long enough! Her name will be.........Harper Grace Higgs!!!!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

It's a girl!!!!

Todd and I are proud to announce that we are having a baby GIRL!!!!!!! We were rooting for a boy because Todd is the only one to carry on the family name. Guess we will just keep trying for a boy (in a few years). However, we are excited that we are having a girl. Overall, we just wanted a healthy baby and she is. The ultra sound was such a neat experience for us. We were able to see the four chambers of her heart, legs, knees, elbows, hands (which were tucked under her head), her spine, and a little bit of her face. The nurse said she was standing on top of her head and was very active (just like her momma :)). I could not be more excited and even more eager to meet her. I guess I will just have to wait about 22 more weeks. I am doing well and slowly starting to show. I just looks like I have gotten fat in the stomach. Hopefully it will look like a baby bump soon. Well that is all for now and I will continue updating you.

Monday, June 13, 2011

We are having a BABY!!!!!!!!

Most of you know by now, but Todd and I are expecting our 1st child in late December (12-26). We could not be more excited and thankful to the Lord for this awesome new journey that he as lead us to!!!! So I will be blogging more especially when the baby comes. Christmas will could be different this year, but will totally be worth it and extra special (not to take away from Jesus)!!! I feel like a kid again counting down the days until it's Christmas. However, I am trying to enjoy the now time and not wish away this special time.

I am 12 weeks today and so far doing great. I have been sick, but it is only about 2 or 3 times a week so I am grateful because it could be all day every day. So please pray everything continues to go well. I will keep you updated!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

One of my favorite songs!!

I thought I would share one of my favorite songs that has been on my heart lately. I have not blogged in along time because I don't have much to tell, but I thought I would encourage my readers to wait on the Lord and serve him!!!!

I'm waiting
I'm waiting on You, Lord
And I am hopeful
I'm waiting on You, Lord
Though it is painful
But patiently, I will wait

I will move ahead, bold and confident
Takeing every step in obedience
While I'm waiting
I will serve You
While I'm waiting
I will worship
While I'm waiting
I will not faint
I'll be running the race
Even while I wait

I'm waiting
I'm waiting on You, Lord
And I am peaceful
I'm waiting on You, Lord
Though it's not easy
But faithfully, I will wait
Yes, I will wait
I will serve You while I'm waiting
I will worship while I'm waiting
I will serve You while I'm waiting
I will worship while I'm waiting
I will serve you while I'm waiting
I will worship while I'm waiting on You, Lord

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Labor Day Fun!!

This past weekend Todd and I went with Heather, Cory, Kimberly and Grant to Knoxville, TN to watch our two favorite teams play each other. We left from Martin Saturday morning and got to the game in plenty of time to experience the Vol Walk, the parade, and the bookstore. Todd and I had never been to a TN game before and were very excited. We wore TN Martin shirts, but really did not care who won. As Todd said, it was a "win-win" for us. It was an awesome experience and makes me want to go to a game every year.
After the game the six of us drove to a cabin near the Ocoee River. It was a very nice place to stay and we loved it. On Sunday, we went to a lookout that was really, really pretty. Then we went whitewater rafting. It was tons of fun. I almost got taken out by another raft, but I survived. I did, however, fall out at another time (unavoidable) and have a bruise on my arm in the shape of a heart. Then, that night we cooked hamburgers over a campfire (it was a cool experience) and ended the night with s'mores.
We headed home on Monday and were able to stop by my best friend Grace's to see her, E.J., and baby Ensley. I was very glad to see her two weeks in a row. That probably will not happen often, if ever, again. Ensley is such a sweet sweet baby!! We had a wonderful weekend!!! I will post pics later.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


A few weeks ago Todd and I took our annual summer vacation. We usually take our vacation during our anniversary, however, we really wanted to go to our good friends' wedding so we just moved our trip up a week. It was a wonderful vacation. I forget how busy we get and it was so great to spend 5 days of uninterrupted time together. We went to Fall Creek Falls in Tennessee. We love camping and being in the outdoors.

Our first morning we decided to go to one of the planned camp activities. It was Rock Hopping and lets just say we will never do it again. It was an adventure and cool to say we did it but it was not that fun. We love to hike and are in fairly good shape, but we were not prepared for this. It was a 2.5-mile hike to the base of the falls and through the gorge, however there was no trail. The hike consisted of us hopping, climbing, and sliding over rocks and boulders in and around the creek that ran through the gorge. The ranger who led our trip even remarked that the conditions were tougher than usual due to some recent rain.

We hiked to different water falls, rode our bikes, played frisbee, read, played cards, ping-pong, Connect Four, and pool. Again, it was so relaxing and lots of fun quality time with Todd. Sunday morning, we saw two deer 30 feet from our campsite. I think they smelled our yummy breakfast. Todd got a little nervous after he yelled at them and they would not leave. He threw a stick near them and they still kept coming closer. They finally left after he hit one of them with a stick. That evening, a raccoon came to visit us. Todd had gone down to the car and I was reading in the tent. I saw a shadow go by my tent and thought it was Todd trying to scare me. So I called out his name, but he answered from the opposite direction so I got a little nervous. Come to find out it was a raccoon and he came back and visited us during the night and ate our graham crackers and marshmallows, which we obviously hadn't hidden away well enough. It also rained all night and was suppose to rain the rest of the day so we decided to pack up our stuff and go to one of our favorite places, Gatlinburg, TN. We stayed for two days and then came home.

It also was a lot of fun. We when to one of favorite restaurants, The Peddler. We also hiked our favorite mountain, Mt. Leconte, a 10-mile hike round-trip. We had a nice picnic lunch at the top. We were a little sad to see our trip come to an end, but we had a great time and are thankful for the chance to enjoy a getaway together.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Happy Anniversary!!!

Today Todd and I celebrated our 3rd year of marriage. It was a great day and I can't believe we have been married for 3 years. Some days it feels like more and others it feels like less. Hahaha!! The Lord has taught us so much and blessed us even more these 3 short years. We look forward to many more years of the Lord using us and our marriage to minister to others. It has not always been an easy 3 years but it has been full of adventure and I could not ask for a better partner to share life with. Here is a picture from our wedding.