Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Newest Troyer

Well, I think we have announced our news in person to quite a few people, so I thought I would spread it online. :) Jonathan and I are expecting! He or she should arrive around May 23rd, which makes me about 9 weeks along right now.

I've been feeling pretty nauseous and exhausted, but so far everything looks good. I'm so excited and somewhat nervous too. There are just so many things that can go wrong, that if you start to think about them, it can be really overwhelming. I'm trying to NOT think about all that stuff, and just enjoy being pregnant as much as I can. :)

Timing. What perfect timing. I just can't get over how all of this is really falling into place. I knew there might be a possibility that I would be pregnant when we moved. I really wasn't looking forward to having to change doctors, send over prescriptions, juggling insurances, and all that jazz. I know we would have gotten through it all fine, but it was pretty daunting to think about. The way it is, technically we could still move in the middle of this, but it is looking highly unlikely. My guess is that it will probably be at least summer of next year until something happens, although the economists are saying that the housing market will continue to go down until sometime late next year. We'll see if they are right.

Also, Ohlen has just been exploding with his vocabulary. It's been pretty fun around here. He is absorbing new words like a sponge. It cracks me up. It won't be long before he will be able to talk to us in sentences. Then I'm sure I'll plenty of hilarity to share. Tonight he was having fun just saying Up, down, up, down. He was grinning big the whole time, like he knows he's doing something new. :) What a goober.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Back Home

Well, as of tonight we are officially back home. There is so much room, I'm not sure what to do with myself. :) But I am exhausted. I babysat today and then we packed and moved stuff most of the night. Had some great help and are mostly moved in. There are a few more things I need to get, but we really don't have that much stuff anymore. It's also really quiet, we don't have any TV here.

Only frustrating thing so far is that I tried to call Jonathan using Vonage, and I could hear him fine, but I was breaking up. So we will probably have to get rid of that again. Also I can already tell that the internet is just going to be slower than we are used to at Mom and Dad's. Oh well, I suppose we will survive. :)

Ohlen is already asleep. He is such a trooper. :) He's only 2 and he's already moved 3 times. He was having fun jumping on his new mattress tonight. All we need is a box spring for him and he will have his very own big boy bed. :)

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Slowing Down

Well, finally we have some moving news. The past couple months I've been feeling like we are running a race. And we've been sprinting. Giving it our all, no looking back. And then a few weeks ago we hit the wall, we stumbled, crashed and burned. It just all seemed to be falling apart. We weren't sure what was going on. Surely if we were supposed to be doing this, it would be easier. Surely our faith, our giving it all, selling so much, would be rewarded with the house selling quickly, and for a good price. But we both just learned a lesson about God and about ourselves and about timing. Sometimes we have an idea, that matches God's idea/plan for us, but He has a different time frame than we do. To us a year would seem a long time to wait for something, But really what's a year to God?

So now we are jogging. :) We're still pressing toward the same goal. We're just approaching it differently. We were all set to auction the house at the end of the month. Jonathan talked to the auctioneer and they were kind of put off by the reserve we wanted to put on the place. So today Jonathan went to an auction with a relatively similar property. It didn't go so good. So as of next weekend, we are moving back in. We're going to keep the house on the market until our current contract runs out, then we'll gauge the market and go from there. Don't get me wrong, I love being here with mom and dad. And Ohlen loves it too. But it will be nice to be back in our own place again. Yay for windows!! :)

We are still going to Ireland, it just won't probably be for a while. Maybe in a year, maybe less, maybe longer. It isn't up to us, and that's fine. For the time being we're just glad we know how we are going to be approaching everything.

Thanks to everyone who's been praying for us and thinking about us through all of this. So this blog will probably morph more into just an update about our lives, as exciting as that is.... :) But eventually it will tell about our travels, just not quite yet.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


"I'm not Baroque, so why did you fix me?"

I've often wondered why spaying and neutering animals is called being "fixed." Is being reproductively able considered broken? Food for thought.

Anyways... Sophie had surgery on Monday to end her reproductive abilities. She is doing well. She has some nasty looking stitches that will have to come out in a little over a week. So does anyone know exactly how you keep a dog from jumping on couches (when they are normally allowed to) and going up steps (when they are normally allowed to.). I've just given up. So far, she is fine. Did you know they now give you pain meds to give them. Kaiser and Amy never got to have pain meds. Some poor dog must have complained. :)