Someone else is expecting!!!



 downtown Little Rock

Through a series of scary events, our Thanksgiving week has been a bit of a roller coaster ride. I had some alarming pregnancy complications that sent us to the ER in Little Rock. The doc there told us that I was in the process of losing the baby and nothing can be done. Then that doc got an O.B.'s opinion and came back with a little hope, but no info.

The next day, Kari (who was in L.R. also) took us to the clinic where she used to work. We were so blessed by her and the help and answers we received there. The doc said I have a subchorionic hemorrhage which may get better, but may not and may put the baby's life in danger, but may not. Sigh, so waiting and trusting.

In the meantime, I have a husband watching my every move (very caring). No strenuous activities. I have gone from a slow-pregnant-runner to an invalid in one day's time. All for a good cause.
Our trek has now found us in Branson, MO with the Moffitt side relaxing and enjoying the wonders of Sliver Dollar City

 ~On this Thanksgiving evening~
Thanking Him that our baby is healthy.
Thanking Him for family and friends.
Thanking you for prayers.
Thanking Him bearing our cares.
Thanking Him for a baby girl.

A Girl!!!



 The leaves have changed and fallen to the ground here. Come and gone. A little bit of change reminds me of a bigger change in our home. My sister,  Jill, who has lived with us the past year has now moved on. It is a good thing, but we will miss a good thing, too. As Cade stated to his buddy, "I have a dad, a mom, 2 sisters, and an auntie Jill", she's a part of our family. 
Her blessing to us is something we don't want to forget, so I'm writing it down. She pitched in willingly whether it was scrubbing a pot, running an errand, cooking, picking up the house, and babysitting countless times. Morning, noon, and night. 

She was a cheerful and patient playmate with the kids, a friend and companion to me, and another conversationalist for Andy (he likes conversation).

We know she will now be a blessing in my brother and his wife's home. It's good she now has a normal bedroom with no basement creatures to haunt her while she sleeps. But if she ever needs a new pad, crazy as this one might be, she's always welcome back.


From the Kitchen

This sunflower is growing outside my kitchen window. 
It's a surprise amidst it's dead surrounding especially since it was never deliberately planted - just showed up.

 I thought I'd throw up (oops, not literally, but sometimes I still feel like it) my menu for the week.
This will probably last us over a week since it's pretty jam-packed.

Malt O Meal


(this is my first time using Whole Food's recipes)
  • Ginger Squash Soup/ Orange you Glad Salad/ Sweet Biscuits
(all from my Two Sister's cookbook)
  • Creamy Pasta with Broccoli & Ham/ Apple-Walnut Vinaigrette Salad
(Pasta- from M.S.'s Everyday Food magazine/Salad- toss in whatever)

Megan's granola
Pumpkin Spice Whoopies
(I love NieNie, btw)

Whew! I think I over-planned, but oh well, it must mean my appetite is coming back.
Happy Eating!


A Note

Dear Baby Eva,

It is such a shame that we haven't given you a gift yet. We wanted to say we are sorry and make an excuse: technical problems. Someone is a first time crocheter and made these booties that turned out 4 times too big for a wee princess as yourself. So you'll have to wait a bit longer.
Hope to see you soon!
the Moffitts


 We recently spent some time at my favorite camp, Story Book Lodge, in northern MN. Sadly, I still don't have my family convinced of it's wonders. Chloe said the best thing we did was sleep. I'd like to think that's because we slept in the shoe cabin which the kids were pretty pumped about. Mostly they just didn't have room in their hearts to love a camp with no cousins and familiarity and swimming pool. Someday...
We appreciate the tireless work they do for the gospel and encouraging Christians. This camp was a huge part of my childhood and teenage years, not to mention Andy and my introduction. So the pine and wood burning smells, made from scratch meals and beautiful sites will always make me thankful for this place and it's part in my growth in Christ.