The newest member of our family arrived this week!!! Ella Jean Arnold (yes named after Heather Jean ;-D) entered the world 3 weeks early weighing 6 lbs 4 oz and 18 3/4 inches long. I was very bless to get to spend the entire day with Bethany at the hospital and she was amazing! Ella is beautiful and I have no doubt that she will be as special to me as her mama is.
I will start this by letting you know that my husband will not like the fact that he is the subject of this post :-). However, the reason I want to write about Matt is because I am so proud of him! Last year he decided things were going to change. His desire wasn't to retire from Nissan, but he had worked there for 12 years and really had no idea what direction to go. After many months of prayers and interviews, he could see the light at the end of the tunnel and knew there was life beyond Nissan. Today was the end of his second week at our church, World Outreach. He took a position as the Operations Manager at the church. Matt has always had a desire to be in ministry...but he never thought it would be in this capacity!!! It's perfect for him though and he loves that his day to day work is really about to serving the Lord.
Okay, my friends are starting these blogs with wonderful pictures and cool stuff, and I haven't uploaded anything new about 3 weeks! The pressure :-)!!! I think my problem is picture anxiety...I haven't taken many lately and so I'm avoiding my blog. Acknowleding the problem is the 1st step to resolving it. Let's forget about my issues and focus on what's new...
Lisa, my neighbor, has a new blog and lots of pictures of her 3 really cute kids. Check out her blog and leave a fun comment. Our lives are so busy and I love that can pull up a website and see what's going on with my friends and family. Welcome to the blogging world Lisa!!!
In the Brand home, we are all recovering from the horrible stomach bug that passed through our house over the past 2 weeks. Matt came home last night not feeling well and just the thought of him throwing up almost made me sick (it's still too fresh on my mind). Praise the Lord, by this morning he felt fine! I am also getting ready for Bethany's baby shower this weekend. I can't believe it...my baby sister is having a baby! Ella is due on March 10th and we can't wait!!
I am a wife and mother of 2 girls, Rylee Hope and Reagan Elizabeth. I am from this area and have LOTS of family here that I love spending time with. Simplicity...this is what I like (even thought Matt would probably say I try to complicate everything)!