Friday, June 29, 2007

My Favorite Birthday

Well I am finally 26! It has been my favorite age ever since I was a child. I am not sure where the fascination came from but maybe it has to do with being born on the 26th of June. Who knows?!?!

Well it was a great day. I have to tell you I have the greatest husband who made the day so special, starting with making me breakfast and picking me some fresh AMAZING strawberries from the garden, they were heavenly!

We went out to eat for lunch and stopped at the grocery store and found we now can get hamburger and hot dog buns! I was pretty excited as we were having a cookout that night to celebrate. Sweet little surprises!

Our team fixed an amazing dinner with lots of my favorites. Thanks mom for sending the Jell-O, the rainbow salad was awesome!

The whole evening was topped off by a few fireworks Marvin bought, something people here do for their birthdays. It was such an amazing day and I already love being 26!

Ultrasound Hunt

We were wanting to find out the sex of the baby, and were very disappointed to find out that the man who is suppose to be the best was out of town for a month, so we decided to go to another place to see what they said. We were literally in and out of this office within 5 minutes. I was a little disappointed that I didn’t even get to see the baby or get a picture, but after a while I decided it was better to know that everything was okay than to have a picture.

We were a little leery about this woman’s accuracy because it didn’t take very long, so we called one of our language teachers and she helped us find a place in town that could give us a second opinion. What this involved was a massive city wide search. Every place we went either didn’t have a machine or the doctor was out of town. We finally found a place but the doctor was in surgery so we had to come back later that day. It was a frustrating cultural day for us, but at the same time the results were the same, so we feel confident telling you that we are having a boy and that everything looks fine!

We hope to have one more ultra sound done before the baby is born, so if anything changes we will let you know.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Baby Shower Blessings

First we have to say we have the greatest team in the world as well as dear freinds in the states. The last week we were blessed by two different showers. The first shower was a dual shower with our other colleagues and the whole gang got to be there, little boys included, they were definately appeased by getting to eat brownies.
Our second shower was given to us via the wonderful world of skype. We were so loved to see some dear friends, and it was like we were sitting in their living room talking with them, the whole time I just wanted to reach out and give them all a big hug.
Thank you all so much for how you all loved on us. We thank you for the much needed baby things and for your thoughtfulness. You all the greatest. We miss you guys so much.
Marvin & Erica