:: C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S ::

:: A big congratulations to Jennifer (Paul's Sister) & Michael on their engagement ~ We are so delighted for you guys and pray God's richest blessing on your lives ::

:: Here is how the engagement went in Jennifer's words ::

"Well, it happened! Yesterday right after work, Michael took me to the beach so I could fly my stunt kite to ease my stress. I noticed that there were about 10 other people flying the same stunt kite as mine at the beach already (it’s a 3 meter kite) so I was happy to see that! Anyway, we went to the beach, and started to fly my kite. After about 2 hours I said to Michael that I was tired (arms hurt) and wanted to put it down for a bit and just relax. Michael went and got a blanket out but it started to sprinkle! So Michael put the blanket over our heads and kissed me. He then put my face in his hands and said, “Jen, you are my best friend. Do you remember when we were last here, I told the world (he yelled aloud…)that I would never let you go again…(then he got down on one knee) and said, Jen, I want to spend the rest of my life with you. You are my soul mate, my love, and I want to spend the rest of my life with you. Jennifer Victoria Laderoute, will you marry me? I said a big “YES” – then he pulled out the ring box, and as soon as I caught a glimpse of it, I started crying. It was exactly like the one I had always wanted – but Michael never knew it! He had this one custom made because “it seemed the most LIKE me”.

After he asked me to marry him, we sat down on the blanket because the spitting rain had stopped. Michael brought out two personal sized champagne bottles and we toasted to each other our lives together and our future. We were crying and laughing and took so many photos of us together with the ring. And when we looked across the burrard inlet when the sun started to shine, we saw a gorgeous rainbow right above us and touched down at Stanley park. It couldn’t have been more perfect!!!! My kites flying everywhere, sitting on the beach with champagne and a rainbow overhead!!"

:: Here is a picture of the ring - I will get more pictures of the event today and upload them ::

:: Happy Planning! ::


:: Beyond Measure ::

We are blessed beyond measure and this pregnancy is a testament to that - even though this pregnancy wasn't "planned" I am so sure that God had it planned far before we even thought it could happen!

Here is what is happening inside with this amazing little life that God is forming:

Happy week 13 Baby!

(FYI: This is not our baby - but this is what our baby looks like right now)

This is your final week in the first trimester and your little weed continues to grow and grow and grow. Of the three trimesters, this one has been the most important for your little one’s development. Assuming you’ve carefully adopted a healthy diet, exercise and ample rest, your little one is set up perfectly for even more growth and development in tri two! Way to go! He or she now weighs about 2.5 ounces and is roughly 3.5” in length. Little hairs, known as lanugo, will start to cover their body this week, as their sense of taste and smell are further refined. Their cozy little amniotic sac is also increasing in size and mass, as it continues to fill with more fluid.

There are a lot of things going on this week! All twenty teeth have formed and are waiting (Teething is yet to come!). .Your baby's intestines are migrating from the umbilical cord into his or her abdomen. The villi are also forming in the intestines, these help in peristaltic movements and digestion. The pancreas of your little one is even secreting insulin!
Such an amazing miracle!

:: Another thing ::

If you don't attend our church (CLA) we had an amazing service on Sunday (Easter Sunday). I truly do not remember over the past few years having such a personal encounter with God. It was such a well balanced service that lead us to the gates of heaven. Ever since that service I have felt closer and more in communion with our Lord.
You can click on the website to check out the service - Start with the worship portion, it's well worth it in my opinion! http://christianlifeassembly.com
Praise the Lord - He has risen!

:: Boring 'ol Life ::

So here I am sitting in the office doing up our tax return - I was supposed to be out having fun with friends enjoying some Asian-Indian Food along with the first play-off game of the season. However business calls and so I am here alone, in the quiet of the house working on making us some money to do reno's with!

I sent Paul out to enjoy the food, company and game as he would just be in my space if he were here.

Just wanted to let you know that I am still here...just under a pile of packing boxes, laundry to be folded, papers to be sorted and paint to be chosen!

For all those who have written us a note to congratulate us on my pregnancy ~ thank you!!!!

Here are the answers to a few of the common questions:

Official due date: October 18, 2007 (however, Jacob was 11 days over so don't expect this one on-time either!)

Will we find out the sex: Nope - Paul doesn't believe that we should although I wouldn't mind, but I'm okay with waiting :)

Well, I better get back to work here before Paul get's home!

Happy Spring cleaning everyone, now that the sun is out it makes me want everthing to be fresh and new....good thing I'm moving into a new house!!!!
Related Posts Widget for Blogs by LinkWithin