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Finding out

4 Jul

Friday, June 15 was one of the most amazing days of my life. After a rough (and slow) start to the morning, we were finally able to get in to the sonographer, and got to see our little strawberry for the first time since 8 weeks.

While we were able to get several good views, especially a weird one of her face, she refused to turn around so that the tech could tell her gender, get a measurement of her heart, or see her nasal bone. After about 45 minutes, the tech jumped a little bit and (very excitedly) said “I’ve got it”! (As a side note, I’m kinda happy little miss wouldn’t cooperate, because we now get a bonus ultrasound at 25 weeks to finish getting measurements!!)

We had the tech call our wonderful friend Chelsea, who offered to do a little reveal for us, and miraculously I didn’t harass her to pieces!! As we opened the box we found an adorable baseball onsie surrounded by blue tissue paper…we were right! It’s a boy! But as we looked, there was a small something in the bottom that Chelsea told us to open, too. As we did, a tiny hairbow became visible, with a little note: It’s a girl! We were SHOCKED, because we had both expected a boy. Needless to say, we were punked good, and couldn’t have dreamed of a better way to find out!! (I’ll take this option to send a big THANK YOU to Chelsea, not only for our letting us know our little girl was on the way, but for helping me with all the panic attacks and anxiety that come along with being a first time mom!!)

P.S…If you want to hear a funny story about how Jason has already offended his unborn daughter, be sure to ask. It’s pretty hilarious, and I’ll have to explain in the future how Daddy loves her but doesn’t always express it best. 😉



28 Nov

So I made myself a promise that I was going to get better at blogging. I was going to get better at documenting life, and the season we’re in now. Then that life quickly started getting ridiculous. So, here’s a quick numerical list of what’s happenin’ at the Ross Casa:

1.) We’re moving on Friday. No worries, just to a cute little townhouse in Bryan. But I’m still pretty stoked, we’re not going to be in an apartment anymore (no one above us), and we’ll only share one wall with someone, and that wall won’t be our bedroom. I’m also excited about moving to Bryan and getting to know the area a little better.

2.) Jason is starting a new job. If you want details, you’re probably going to have to ask him. I just told you all I know.

3.) We officially started fertility treatments last month. While the first month of Clomid worked, we are not pregnant, so tomorrow starts our second cycle. Which reminds me, if you see me and I’m shrieking or crying (or both), try and show me some grace, this medicine is rough stuff, and I have to double it this month.

4.) We’re getting ready for a trip to Missouri to see my parents and spend Christmas there. While I love and adore seeing them, the long trip is usually kinda hard, especially with everything else being in chaos (you know, moving, new job, crazy hormones…awesome mix).

I know it might sound as if I’m complaining, I am really feeling exceedingly blessed. The Lord has been so great to carry us through so many changes, and has showed us abounding mercy with His timing, and I am so excited to see the changes that Jason and I are going through as individuals, and as a couple. While in my timing I would not have put myself in this place, I am thankful for the lessons the Lord has sent us. My constant and heartfelt cry is that we would wait well, and that we continue to see the amazing gifts we have. Will you be in prayer that this holiday season is not a time of great pain, but one of beauty, rest, and rejuvenation?

Monday bells are ringing

2 May

When I don’t measure up to much in this life
Oh, I’m a treasure in the arms of Christ

Forgiven-Sanctus Real

876. Spending Friday night laboring alongside some wonderful friends to help our church elders move. I love our church body!

875.  Spending some great time with Jason this weekend.

874. Seeing Miss Beth 3 days out of the weekend. I just cherish time with her like a precious gift. If you don’t know Beth, you really should.

873. That our Lord is fair and just, in all situations. A task that man will never be able to do.

872. This news article and this blog.

871. Being able to start working out again. I even got to do a Zumba class last week, and plan on doing another this week!!!

870. Having quiet moments to remember how much history has happened in my lifetime.

869. There are so many sweet, darling babies at our church. So many cheeks to snuggle and kiss!

868. Summertime is quickly approaching in CS. While I love college students dearly, being able to drive around town, and not having to wait in line at restaurants is a gift for a  few months!

867. Ting. Oh Ting, how I miss you.

866. Hearing the voices of some of the sweet little girls in our church singing “Hosanna in the Highest” with such joy in their hearts.

865. Movie nights at Sarah’s.

864. The summer dresses are out of the closet, and they’re NOT going back in!

863. Our anniversary month is here!!!!

862. Amazing heart to heart conversations with my amazing husband.

861. Watching the royal wedding. I asked Jason if we could have another wedding so that I could have a dress like Kate’s. She is so beautiful!!


Monday already?

18 Apr

Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.

Ephesians 4:29

907. Our amazing church.

906. The amazing women in my life. Each and every one of them makes my heart swell to busting with love.

905. Peanut butter.

904. My medicine makes me not want to eat, and is helping me lose weight.

903. Chuy’s creamy jalapeno dip. Yum.

902. Random date day with Jason on Saturday.

901. I have gotten to see Beth like, 4 times this week. Have I mentioned that she is like milk for my soul? (Get it…does a body good…)

900. Finally getting to see Harry Potter 7.1. Thanks goodness!

899. Lemonade!

898. Driving around College Station looking at houses that are for sale.

897. Not having to go to wound care anymore. WHOOP!!!

896. Realizing that in my bag, I always have a book to read, my journal, my nook or my Bible, 6 pens, and my wallet.

895. Snickers now has 2 beds. One little dog now has 2 big beds.

894. My hilarious, woman disliking, sterotyping, reproductive endocrinologist.

893. I made my first from scratch cake, and it was a red velvet at that!!

892. Getting excited about losing weight and hopefully being able to fit into some of my cute clothes again!!! I have 3 boxes full of clothes I’m longing for!

891. Getting to celebrate Jason’s 24th birthday with some very dear friends.

890.  Again, exciting new things on the horizon.

Seven things…

23 Mar

Beth, whom I blog about often and love dearly, granted me the Stylish Blogger award! As part of that, I am to make you all privy to 7 lesser known facts about myself, then pass the baton on. Here they go…

7. I talk to my dog all. day. long. I have full-on conversations with her, and even wait for her response sometimes. I also sing to her.

6. I love peanut butter. Not like, but  l-o-v-e. If I see something is peanut butter flavored, I must try it, even if I know its going to be gross.

5. My heart is always in prayer for Somalia, Cuba, and Bolivia, and I dream of someday visiting all of these countries. However, these countries do not love me back, including my study abroad that got canceled the week before I was supposed to go.

4. I feel like I’m getting older not because of age, but because I am finally comfortable with the scars I have, and knowing that each and every one of them tells a story, and is a memory.

3. I am a former sufferer of several things, but one is OCD. Though I’m not as bad as I used to be, I still compulsively read labels on everything. If I touch something with a label, I HAVE to read it, or else I get really tense and upset, no matter how many times I’ve read it. I pretty much have my shampoo/conditioner bottles memorized.

2. I used to be afraid of the water. Now I am in love with it, and hate to leave the beach.

1. I used to never leave home without makeup on. Since quitting work, I’ve probably only worn it 9 or 10 times. And my skin is so much happier.

Thankfullness abounds

28 Feb

holy experience

So my wonderful and beautiful and amazing friend Beth does this on her blog, and so I have decided that in order to work on cultivating more thankfulness in my heart, I, too, am going to join in. I’ll be posting on Mondays, and on Fridays.

1000. Our amazing church, and the blessings that have flowed since we joined in October of ’09.

999. Jason and I got iPhones this week, which means he now has a reliable phone, and I can get a hold of him! (His old phone was constantly crashing, and wouldn’t work half the time)

998. Copious amounts of Words with Friends.

997. Finding out that one of my wonderful friends, who had been having trouble conceiving, is now pregnant!

996. The book of delicious and health recipes one of the wonderful women in our Life Group let me borrow. We were both laughing at the cover.

995. Snickers…the wonder beagle.

994. Good time reading through the book of Esther.

993. Girl Scout cookies. Yay for peanut butter patties and caramel delites.

992. Even though Jason and I don’t have children yet, we are able to be surrounded by children of all ages that we love and adore.

991. Craft blogs.

990. Zebra print. I’ve always liked it, but lately its turning into one of my favorites.

989. Listening to The Wizard of Oz and Wicked soundtracks several times a day.


Oh praise the One who paid my debt

And raised this life up from the dead.

Jesus Paid It All

The Schedule (according to Snickers)

11 Feb


My cuddle bug


8:30am: Wake up, stretch, and lay back down in bed

9:00am: Get up, have dad take me potty

9.15-9:45am: Harass mom to play while she is drinking coffee, reading blogs, eating breakfast, and watching Criminal Minds

9:45am: Crash about the time mom is ready to play

9.45-12:00am: Morning nap on the couch

12:00-1:00pm: Try and trip mom while she’s making lunch/beg for some lunch

1:00-1:15pm: Stand at the door like I need to go potty, then run whenever mom gets my leash (repeat about 4 times)

1:15-1:30pm: Investigate what mom is doing. Try to get involved

1:30-5:30pm: Afternoon nap on mom and dad’s bed

5:30pm: Stretch and yawn luxuriously when dad gets home from work, act like I am about to bust I have to go so bad, and finally go potty

5.30-6:00pm: Beg for food from mom and dad during dinner

6:00-8:00pm: Play/Nap/Play/Nap/Play/Nap

8:00-8:05pm: DINNER!!!

8:05-10:00pm: After dinner nap

10:00pm: Potty…finally get to go to bed!