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Team Williams lives so "...that you may be filled with the fullness of God." Ephesians 3:19

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Thanks...

I have to say thanks to everybody who left a message or called on my Birthday. I had such a good day. I have to say a big thanks to my hubby! He was amazing. I don't have time to explain as I'm about to fall asleep right now I'm so tired. This week has been so good but incredibly BUSY. Adam and I just haven't stopped, and it is all weighing down on me at this exact moment. Before I shower and get ready for bed I want to post the video Adam made for me THIS year. He is so creative! He started making me videos when we were dating. I loved them and the tradition stuck.

Thanks Adam for being amazing!
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Thursday, September 25, 2008

HAPPY 24th BIRTHDAY, MY LOVE!!!

Good morning all! I would like to invite everyone to join me in celebrating the birth of my lovely and wonderful wife! 24 years ago today, the Lord blessed this Earth with a precious, beautiful, and wonderful gift...MY WIFE! So, if you have a few minutes today, take some time to drop her a note...pray for her...or even give her a call! But, if nothing else, please join me in saying...


HAPPY BIRTHDAY EMILY!!!


Here's to a lifetime of sharing birthdays together...

ADW
(Here's a little something I made for Emily's 23rd birthday last year...)

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Hunger Pains..

Okay I need all you lovely women who have been with child before to confirm if my body is normal or if indeed I'm a freak.

I am five months pregnant and I thought I had gone through all the stages. I went through the puking stage, the eww food is gross stage, the oh my gosh my pantry smells stage, the food is okay stage, the I can cook again stage, and the food is just fine in fact I want Chik-Fil-A stage. I thought I would just stay in this stage for the next half of my pregnancy.

Although, I still dream about Chik-Fil- every week I am in a whole new stage. I hope this present stage is fleeting because frankly it could get expensive. I am in the I'm starving stage! I'm starving all the time. I wake up early in the morning to get ready in case I get called to substitute teach and eat breakfast. My stomach always feels slightly upset because after all it has been in bed for aproximately eight hours without any food...horrible. Then after waiting by the phone and not being called, I try to go back to sleep for about an hour. Then when I wake up my stomach has the horrible hunger pains AGAIN. So then I need another breakfast type snack. Then I tell you not even two hours later the hunger pains are back and they can make me cranky.

This all started yesterday. When I think about yesterday, I think about a blurr of being hungry. I ate more than I usually do, I was definitely not starving. Does this mean the baby is growing really fast and taking all my food? Does this go away? I want to stop being hungry! Help!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Pumpkin, Cookies, and Sweaters....oh joy!

I absolutelly LOVE the fall. I love it.

In Texas we didn't experience it until ....November? I'm not sure exactly when we experienced it but it is coming earlier here! I am absolutely thrilled.

Don't get me wrong, it isn't here yet. My poor mom came yesterday to spend the afternoon/evening here before flying to Las Vegas for the Deeper Still Conference with Beth Moore and Kay Author. I picked her up in my little red hombre which has a broken airconditioner. She had a light jacket on and I think she was pretty hott! She didn't complain though, but I was sad she hadn't come the day before which was cool and windy all day. We had a great, short visit. She saw our apartment, and I got to try Jenn's Zuchinni Manicotti out on her since my momma is a vegetarian. I struggle to like the food I cook, but it was pretty tasty:). All I have to say is Jenn's home-made creamy italian dressing was AMAZING. I could write a whole blog about it...but let's get back to fall:).

The nights here are starting to get cool and windy. We haven't used the airconditioner for weeks! At night we have the windows open and Adam I turn on the ceiling fan and a portable fan we have by the bed. I get to wrap up in my comforter and be nice and toasty while my nose sticks out and gets cold....I love it! I think Adam is freezing, but he is getting used to it:). I tell him I'll keep him warm but he says I steal his heat...highly unlikely:).

To top of the feeling of fall coming, I stopped by Starbucks today and ....drumroll....they have the pumpkin spiced latte! That pretty much means it's fall. I'm totally in the mood to make oatmeal cookies and pull out out my box of sweaters! I'm not sure exactly why fall makes me want to bake, but it does! Nothing sounds better to me than warm oatmeal cookies on a windy fall day with a spiced pupmkin latte.

I welcome fall!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Thinking in blue....

Today was a big day for us.

Today we had the big ultra sound where they check the baby's organs and "parts" and tell us the sex! I have been so excited all week about this day!

Adam met me me at the office and the nurse began the ultrasound. At first I was worried we were having an anorexic child. It looked so skinny! I was then informed if it was chubby now I would be in for trouble! I sighed a big sigh of relief each time the nurse would say something like "beautiful spine!" or "wonderful heart beat!". Our baby Williams seems to be a very active, healthy baby BOY! I couldn't believe it!

But then again I had to...the picture was crystal clear that this baby is a BOY! Being from a family of four girls and one boy, I had secretly hoped to have a boy first but figured my chances were low. Adam and I are just thrilled about Baby BOY Williams!

I am 18 weeks pregnant and due Feb. 1st. However, Baby Boy Williams seems to be growing fast as he is already about the size of a 20 week old...aye aye aye. I blame Adam for that. He already seems to have Adam's active personality as he would not stay in the same place. He also had Adam's long fingers. Most of you know, I LOVE my husband's hands. He has a pair of the most handsome hands I have ever seen. It thrilled my heart to see those same long fingers on the baby!

The nurse kept poking him in the head trying to get him to move his head so she could look at his brain. He REALLY did not want to do this. He would actually swat his hand over his face when poked at as if he was so annoyed. I could have died laughing. Someone may have a stubborn streak....from his father of course:)

Monday, September 1, 2008

Happy Labor Day!


Yay for three day weekends! Adam and I have had a ball hanging out this weekend. It has included shopping, soft pretzels at the mall (yumm), watching The Office (we are renting all the seasons), and much organizing and cleaning. I actually don't have a ton to say. I'm very bad at writing short little posts and very good at writing epic ones. According to Sally, I'm not very good at keeping everyone updated...so here is an attempt to be better:).

On Friday Adam and I babysat for some dear friends of ours. Matt and Meg Wallace were some of our first friends here in ABQ and continue to be some of our closest. Matt is the young marrieds pastor at our church Hoffmantown Church. Meg is his adorable wife who has just been a ray of sunshine to me from the moment I met her. They have a two year old Kate and a three month old Malachi. Well, on Friday Adam and I tried out our parenting skills and babysat so the Wallaces could have a hot date. Chi had never been left alone and I was honored to be his first babysitter! Things went okay. The kids are still alive and did all the normal things like have their bottles, take baths, and go to bed! I must say I was impressed with Adam. He was basically in charge of Kate while I watched Chi. He is absolutely great with her. The above picture is of he and Kate at a church cook out. She asked him to sit down so he did. He basically does anything she asks him to do. He is a sucker for girls:)

I would also like to announce that I officially have a baby bump! In my opinion, it is a BIG baby bump. I have been in that stage for a while now where people who don't know me just think I'm constipated or drink a lot of beer. I have had this little "gut" which I thought screamed pregnant but everyone else just laughed at it. Now people actually reach for my belly and acknowledge that I'm not just chubby... there is a baby in there! It all happened this week. My belly was growing like crazy every single day. I was actually worried because I was having all sorts of pain which I guess is just from everything having to stretch FAST. I even have pulled out some maternity clothes! I also bought my first maternity pants...elastic waste band and all. Pictures will be posted soon!

Okay...gotta run and finish the Labor Day organizing of the Williams' household which has begun!