Saturday, June 27, 2009

Trip to Florida and a new addition.

Sean and his surfing instructor.

On top of the St. Augustine lighthouse

At the beach with my baby!

Oh it was beautiful! And so romantic.

Our feet in the sand. Mine are swollen :(

So in honor of our 1 year anniversary, and because we will NEVER be alone again, Sean took me on a little vacation to Florida! We went to Ponte Vedra, which is near Jacksonville, and spent most of our time in the OLD little town of St. Augustine. It was wonderful! We really enjoyed the time alone and the time to get away and rest.
Anyway, I am going to try and scan some of my ultrasounds pretty soon, we found out it is for sure a boy, and we have 3 names that we are considering right now. We really wanted to stick with the Steven S___ tradition that Sean's parents started, but it is looking more and more like we won't be able to do that. We just cannot for the life of us agree on an S name! We had one we thought we both liked (well as my sister in-law Sara can tell you, I never really LIKED it. I was settling. She knows my secrets), but once we found out for sure it was a boy and actually started thinking about calling our baby boy by that name, neither one of us liked it much. We have two others that we like, and one that we like better than the other. We probably won't announce it though, so if you want to know, you will have to ask!
On one last note, I have been thinking about the legacy I am going to be passing on to my son. I have read in a few places recently that a baby gets his tendencies from his mommy. For example, a peaceful and calm mommy will many times have a peaceful and calm baby. A highly anxious and uptight mommy, like I tend to be, can cause her baby to be anxious and uptight. I have been devouring Scripture since I learned this trying to find some sort of direction for preventing that transfer from me to my baby. I found this:
"The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace." Romans 8:6.
I have been praying this verse over myself and my son since God brought it to my attention. The only way to battle my anxieties and nervous, uptight tendencies is to let the Spirit control my mind. To trust in Him to do what I can never do for my child, foster life and peace. Praise the Lord that it isn't up to me! I would botch this up just like I do everything else, but His promise to me is that He is working all things together for my good because I LOVE Him. He is faithful!
Okay, that's all for now, and it's a lot, sorry!


Jenny said...

JENNY!!! It's Jenny #2!! Ha ha. Congratulations on being pregnant with a boy! They're so much fun. You're going to be such a cute mommy. Hey we have a blog's I added you to our friend list!

The Texas Elliott's said...

I love that picture of you on the beach! Made me tear up a little :) I'm glad you had a fun little get a way...and yes it is hard to find alone time with the hubby once the baby is born! thank goodness for family!

Janelle and Ella said...

Great verse!! I need to start praying that over me and Ella right now. :-)
That picture of you on the beach is gorgeous!!!

And I have found that I appreciate vacations more now than ever. They will just get better because you will either be sharing them with your son or you will be getting a little rest and break.

Allison said...

you have such a great attitude jenny! you are going to be a wonderful mother!