Thursday, July 8, 2010

We are so blessed!

This has been an eventful past couple of days, and I would really like to share some of the blessings that we have received this week.

1. We started our third trimester today!  This is such a huge milestone, and makes me realize how little time we have left in the pregnancy!  We are so thankful to have made it thus far with a healthy and uneventful pregnancy ;)

2. My husband accepted a job at an architecture firm here in Ames today.  :)  He has been job hunting since he finished his Master's degree in early May (and actually the process of interviewing and working on his portfolio started much back in January), and I have to admit that I was beginning to feel very discouraged that he didn't have something lined up yet.  He had been thinking that he would have to commute to Des Moines for work (which isn't too far, but does require gas and time) and the job market has been a little weak in the field of architecture right now.   Not only has he procured work in his field, but the firm he will be working for is only about a mile from our new home.  We are so blessed!

3.  We received our first-time homebuyers tax credit check in the mail today!  I had been told that these checks were really backed up, and since we have just been homeowners for about 8 weeks now, I was thoroughly expecting to not get the check until this fall.  Since we have been putting alot of work and money into our home, this will be immensely helpful in getting us into a more comfortable financial position to be prepared for Hendrix to make his arrival soon. :)

4. We have been given the opportunity to purchase a used vehicle from some friends who recently upgraded their situation.  We have been a one-car family for the entire three years of our marriage, which has worked out well enough so far since the bus system in Ames is so reliable.  With my hubby starting his new career, and with the little guy on the way, we realize that a second vehicle is going to be less of a luxury and more of a necessity.  We are thrilled to be helping our friends out while purchasing a modest car that meets our needs for the time being.

I guess that is all for now.  I am very humbled and overwhelmed at the way that God is working in our lives to meet our needs.  :)


  1. How exciting! Congrats on all your blessings fro the past week!

    Horrible, I know, but I didn't even realize this was the start of the third trimester. I think that must happen with the second baby -- I haven't been reading the baby books like I did with my first pregnancy! It's so fun to have someone else pregnant "with" me :)

  2. This is all terrifice news! God's provision has to be bringing such PEACE to you guys that He's going to take care of your growing family.

    It was great to see you guys in Target the other day :)

  3. Praises all around! That's awesome, guys. Love you!


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