Sorry our updates have been far and few between. We just wanted to give everyone a shout to say hi and that we miss you all.
Aaron and I are doing very well. Living one day at a time, but amazed at God's provision in our lives. We may not have all we want, but we have more than what we need!
We are still living with our friends Jonathan and Sandi Tindal in Plano. Their family is such a blessing. Our little room is comfy (however the full size bed is starting to become a tight fit as my belly grows more and more). We've been told our house is showing well in Corpus, but there haven't been any nibbles as of yet. Keep praying that it sells soon. We'll be here until it does. House payments and rent at the same time add up to a little more than we can handle right now.
Aaron is really enjoying being back at Starbucks. He loves people and has unlimited supply and a large mix of them there to keep him happy. He's throughly enjoying building relationships with coworkers and customers. He has made friends with one young woman that frequents his drive thru... she heard his accent and the first thing she asked him before she even ordered was if he was from West Texas. Turns out she is also from Amarillo. He mentioned we were pregnant in passing conversation and one day she came by just to let him know that she just found out that she and her husband are expecting as well. I made her a gift of peppermints and lemon drops with a card (they helped me tons with the first trimester nausea). So everyone be praying for our new friend Emily from Amarillo. This is just one example of ways Aaron has been able to reach out to those around him. He truly has a shepherd's heart and he is really in his element.
Aaron has also interviewed at UT Dallas. He is really hoping to get a job there so that he can reach out to college students. We've heard through the grapevine (my sister-n-law works at UTD) that one of the ladies that was in the interview is thinks he is overqualified for the job that he interviewed for and is trying to get him in a higher paying position! Keep praying there as well. We hope to hear from them late this week or next.
Aaron has a blog if any of you would like to subscribe. He tries to update it fairly regularly: http://aaronthorne.blogspot
I am doing well... I'm officially in my 3rd trimester. Growing is an understatement. Our little guy (we still are not 100% on the name, but we're getting closer) is doing great!! He is VERY active. For those of you that know Aaron's family at all I think we're going to have a little Ronnie (that's Granddad) on our hands. Today I told Aaron I think he was getting his 4 miles in, taking laps around the tummy (Ronnie's a runner and moves a lot too). My biggest prayer is still that it's very hard to dream and especially nest when we don't have a place of our own yet. I get down sometimes because I can't do a lot of the things that come along with the "expecting" part of expecting. But God reminds me often that we didn't pray for all of that stuff, we prayed of a baby and he said yes! That's more than enough!!!!
There are pictures and more updates on our myspace. If any of you have one and are not yet friends come find us. I keep it pretty up to date: http://www.myspace.com/stickboy
Our church, Residing Hope, is doing awesome. We are planning to multiply our cell in the next few weeks. God is blessing us with tons of people that need his touch. We're enjoying being his hands and feet.
Well guys, thank you so much for all your love and prayers and we'll continue to keep you all posted. We'd really love to hear back from you, please let us know how you're lives are if we haven't talked in a while and let us know how we can pray for you.
I've attached a few pictures for those of you who haven't seen us in a while... as you can see Indee Anna is super excited about being a big sister!
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Kerre did this awesome update for all of our family and friends so in case we don't have your email and you read this here it is...