I'm still here! And everything's fine with the sweet baby (still kicking away in there)! I'm so sorry to have such a long break in my blogging. Things have been just a leetle too beezy. And there's not much sign of them slowing down! Only 19 more days till my scheduled C-section. . . .
Meanwhile, though, I want to keep writing and sharing with you the amazing blessings that we continue to receive. I am so grateful to my loving Heavenly Father! He is so good to us!
The next few posts will be "Days of Gratitude" posts, although they are a bit behind, chronologically. :)
So let me tell you about my awesome ward family (local congregation):
I didn't either, until we moved here! :)
Our ward is enormous geographically, taking up the entire county. You can drive from one end to the other in about an hour and a half. Compare that with our first ward in Utah after we were married, where it took up less than a city block, and we could walk to any member's home! There, the temple was a 10-minute walk away. Here in Arkansas, it's a 2 and 1/2 hour drive.
Though we have many good friends here of other faiths, the Mormon strain of Christianity is decidedly in the minority here. But the resulting bond between ward members here really makes us start to feel like family! Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings are like mini-family reunions. :)
I love, love, love my Sisters in the ward here.
Let me show you what they did for us a few weeks ago. . . .
My trunk as I left for home (not all of the gifts would fit--three are in the cab!)
I love you so much, Sisters! Thank you for the wonderful shower for a 5th baby! Y'all are rockstars. :)