Monday, August 11, 2008

as promised...

Here are the polls and pictures!

These are a few pictures of when Jonathan caught me putting together the furniture in Lucy's room... after he told me to wait for him to do it. oops, I couldn't wait! :) He wasn't mad, though... he apparently thought it was funny and wanted to capture the moment.

Friday, August 8, 2008

hi there... we're back.

Well, we're settled.
Boxes are all unpacked, baby room is ready but still vacant, and we're feeling pretty adjusted back to life in California. We live in Placentia, CA, now (which just seems like a strange name for a city, especially when you are pregnant. What were those city-namers thinking?), It neighbors Fullerton so we're really close to our new ministry campuses. We love our new hospital, doctor, neighbors and student leaders that we will be working with. We miss Tokyo, we miss LA... but we like it here.

And... I'm still getting more pregnant everyday. I've never made so many friends with strangers in my life- my belly strikes up an amazing amount of conversations everyday. The most popular words that people use to describe my belly are 'torpedo' and 'bullet'. Many of these new friends are also convinced that I am having a boy or having twins. Some of them are so convinced that it seems they would bet their very life on it. I've concluded that the way I carry this little one is somewhat of a phenomenon... at least to the people in southern California that I come into contact with on a daily basis. And this is ok with me...I'm sure I'll miss it when I don't feel famous anymore. I bet Lucy will help me out with making new friends once I'm not pregnant anymore, though (and oh, how I long for that day).

Some of you have asked for updated pictures of my belly... so, brace yourselves people- here are a few.

oops, I lied. My camera is dead, we'll have to wait until next time. And get excited, friends, because our next post (in the next few days) will feature a couple polls where you get to vote on Lucy's due date and weight. Just so you know, I'm rooting for the 17th of August (3 days early) and less than 8 pounds, neither of which, I fear, is very likely.

A special thanks to all you 'faithfuls' out there that are still checking this blog after my long absence. It's good to be back. Stay tuned for more...