President’s Weekend

Well, I have to admit that I thourougly enjoyed having Monday and Tuesday off this week. It was so wonderful to sleep in, relax, and spend time with friends I haven’t seen in a while. Saturday, Kyle and I spent the day relaxing, in fact, I didn’t get out of bed and shower until around 4! Mostly because we weren’t going anywhere and I was enjoying feeling our little baby girl kick and move around inside my ever growing belly. She has really become a very active little one and sometimes, if I’m really relaxed, you can see my belly move when she moves or kickes. So amazing!! It’s so hard to believe that God has created this little being and that she’s growing inside of me. I’m doing the best I can to get my excercise in, but let me tell you, it’s hard because I get winded fast! =)

On Sunday, Kyle and I went to Mariner’s with Doug and Jan. We went for the first time 3 weeks ago and enjoyed it and we are hoping to get more involved in a couples group. We would really like to meet other married couples and couples with young children. I feel that the messages at Mariners have spoken to me a great deal lately. I’ve even had the opportunity to share what I’ve learned with others to encourage them. That’s such a wonderful feeling, not only to be spiritually fed, but feel that the Lord is using you to feed others. After church we spent the day at the beach house, napping, and relaxing in the sun. I’m glad we had the opportunity to do that since it’s been gloomy here for the last 2 days and they are expecting rain through Sunday!! I feel like I live in Oregon!

Monday was a fabulous day. I had lunch and walked around with my friend Stephanie and her 9 month old, Jaden. He’s getting so big!! Pretty soon, he’ll have a little playmate. We went to Irvine Spectrum, had lunch at Corner Bakery and walked the entire mall, browsing and talking. It was beautiful out and it was so nice to get out of the house. I really enjoy spending time with Stephanie and Jaden, and Steph is always giving me great baby advice about things we’ll need to register for. She also understands that my baby girl is not going to wear only pink!! After leaving Stephanie’s company I recieve a call from and old friend and one of my bridesmaids, who I haven’t seen in years. It was so great to catch up with her and hear about what God is doing in her life. She is getting married in July, so if you remember, please pray for marriage blessings and wedding planning blessings too.

Kyle and I are going to be heading to Tennessee in March (for my b’day) to look at houses. We are really seeking God about this next chapter of our life. I feel that God is calling us to seek him constantly, praying for 7 clear, spiritual signs, in the next 7 weeks about what he is calling us to do. We are in a transition stage, but I fully believe God has a big plan for our lives and is making sure that we are looking to Him as our guide. Please be praying with us for these next 7 weeks.

Love~
Alissa