Friday, October 24, 2008

My attempt at being a "blogger"

As many of you may know, I am not all that technologically savvy (I leave that to the guys in my life to handle). However, being on bedrest I'm looking for something to do and thought this would be a good way to keep everyone up to date on what's going on in our lives. So where do I begin...

It's been a whirlwind of a year for many reasons. For starters we lived in 5 different places in 15 months (which has been quite interesting for our dog, Zoey, who already had a history of separation anxiety).
With this face you just can't help but feel sorry for her

Our five residences included: 1) our home in Gilbert, AZ (which due to the down market took 10 months to sell), 2) staying with my parents when we first moved back to NE, 3) staying in a rental house that belonged to some friends of Paul's parents (we were only there 1 month because it sold a week after we moved in), 4) an apartment that was "big dog" friendly but left a lot to be desired, 5) and finally to our new home in Northwest Lincoln (which we hope to stay in for the rest of our lives since we never want to move again).

Our new home

Beautiful maple tree in the backyard

The biggest news of the year is that we are expecting a baby girl. We consider her a miracle because following an unexpected surgery for Sara at the beginning of the year, we were told we may not be able to get pregnant but turns out we were pregnant at the time we were given this news. We were reminded that God is definitely in control. The baby is due on December 13th but due to some minor complications she may be early (which is why I'm on bedrest). The Dr is monitoring things quite closely which means we have been getting a lot of ultrasound pics which is quite fun.
Baby Girl Ladd at week 26 sucking her thumb

Week 31

The best thing about being back in Nebraska is being close to family once again. Here are some pics from this year so far....
Sara's Dad, Grandma Amy, Sara, and Paul

Paul's family get together

Paul's GG

Sara's Family

Well that's it for now - let's see if I can figure out how to post this...

1 comment:

  1. You look so great! Welcome to blogging - it's so much fun! :) I'm looking forward to seeing you more now. :) And I'm especially excited about your baby girl on the way!!!