Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Back in Michigan

My brother Merrick and I flew back to Michigan on Sunday. Merrick is going to stay with Chris and I for a month, and we have had a blast already. I was very sad to leave my family in Idaho, but it's been much easier bringing a bit of Idaho back with me.

My last few days in Idaho were spent making Christmas presents for our family members, and making ornaments for a tree we are doing in honor of Preslie for the Festival of Trees. My Mom came up with the cutest craft that I could do to contribute to the tree. I am really eager to see how it will turn out.

I was able to attend 2 weddings while I was in Idaho, for 2 very good friends of mine. It was so neat to be able to share the day with them. Each wedding was so different but, the spirit was the same. There is nothing like a temple wedding.

Saturday my family and I decided to float the Boise River, although it wasn't open and was considered "too high". Kelsey and I shared a raft, and had a hoot the entire time. Until we got drug into some huge trees. Kelsey planted herself at the bottom of the raft while I got whacked with everything. I ended up with 3 huge bruises and some scary scratches. It was a blast. Thanks for the great time McDonald fam, I miss you all already!!!


In other news I have now been feeling little baby Ewok moving. I thought I was feeling it in Idaho, but I didn't want to believe it was true. While listening to his/her heartbeat yesterday I could not only hear the movements, but feel them as well. I was so overcome with emotions. All I could do is cry for the blessing to be able to feel movement, and cry for the lost movement I had with Preslie. Things are becoming much more real now, and I have to constantly remind myself to relax. It has been so nice to be back home with Christopher, and for his endless support. We are so grateful for the blessing of this new baby, and look forward to finding out what he/she is on Monday.


Aubreydoll said...

I'm so glad that your brother was able to come visit with you for so long! I'm sure you'll have a blast! And I can't believe that you find out what you're having on Monday, that came so fast!

Julia and Jeff said...

Sounds like you had a good time in Idaho. I am glad! You find out Monday?? I am excited to hear!!

Michelle said...

I am so glad that you were able to have some wonderful 'family time'! I am sure you needed it so bad! How exciting to be finding out what this next little sweetheart will be. Concentrate on the positive, faith...feeling that little one move, imagining what he/her will look like...no fear, only faith and courage my friend...one day at a time! Love you guys!!

J&E said...

I'm so sorry that we missed seeing eachother while you were hear! After our family reunion I got a cold (which I am still getting over) and there is no way I was going to hang around a cute pregnant lady like you and get you sick! I look forward to Monday as well! I am so impressed by your amazing strength and enduring hope. Cherish Every Moment. Love you!

Janee said...

I'm so excited to find out what you're having! I can't wait til Monday!