Wednesday, April 20, 2011

I know, that you know

I've recently decided that the most delicious thing to eat for breakfast is a peanut-butter banana smoothie.

I've also decided (read: HAVE ALWAYS KNOWN) that when we have a half-me, half-Jordan child, this blog won't suddenly turn into a "journal" where I talk about Baby's intimate diaper happenings, give weekly weight updates, and tell you weird, gross stuff that you didn't want to know but that I'm making sound cute for the internet (breastfeeding schedule and habits, barfing, snot volume, etc.).

But I'll (we'll) probably post some pictures every now and then, because EVERYONE likes to look at pictures of babies drooling on things.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I think of His hands

I happened upon something cool when doing a homework assignment for Early Modern English. To celebrate the KJV's somethingth anniversary (...400th? I'm sorry; I don't remember. I'm terrible at life), each member of the class read a chapter from Isaiah and had to "find something interesting." Mostly the teacher meant "grammatically interesting," but I found something "interesting in a more profound way." So in chapter 50, verse 6 says, "I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting." I decided to look up the word "give" in the Oxford English Dictionary to see if I could find anything interesting, and I discovered two definitions that really stood out to me:

-to render a service without payment
-to devote, dedicate, or sacrifice

When I re-read verse 6, instead of only seeing it as the Savior handing over his life to those who would ultimately crucify him, it took on the added meaning of how he also atoned for the sins of these people. This added a level of beautiful, hopeful poignancy for me--Christ loves everyone so deeply that he'd even suffer for the people wicked enough to kill him. I know that I'm nowhere near that level of love for people, but it does make me want to follow His example.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Gamble if you want to win

I guess I should clear the cobwebs from this old blog with the latest news. We haven't been updating very often mostly because we don't have a lot of exciting stuff going on like we had before we were married. I guess that's mostly because there's no drama from ambiguous relationships, girl/boy trouble, messy roommates, or any of those other exciting things that come with being single. Also, we don't have anything big like getting married to build up to, so... Yeah, not a lot to write about.

That is, not until NOW. Dria almost spilled the beans in her last post, but we still weren't sure whether it was true or not. Now, however, it has been verified to be 100% true.

We're going to have a baby!!!

I'm seriously so excited! We both love babies, and now we finally get to have one of our own. I think moving into a ward with 70-80 babies under the age of 2 was what really made us decide to have our own baby now. We had been talking about it for a while, but we finally feel like we're ready to accept this big responsibility.

Of course I'm nervous about what this will mean for us as a family. I'm going to have to be even more of a responsible adult now that I'm going to be a father. I can't describe all of the feelings and thoughts that are going through my head. It's crazy! But I'm excited and happy; I know we're going to have a wonderful experience with our first baby. And in eight more months, we'll be able to share tons of cute baby photos for everyone to comment on and enjoy.

Now we just have to figure out what to name the baby! (And whether it's a boy or a girl, of course!)