Tuesday, February 26, 2008

baby practice

Yes, as you can see, we spent Saturday night over at our great friends Joe & Kayla’s for delicious homemade pizza and a movie. Their baby, Blake, is 3 months old. We were just soaking him up!! He is adorable.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

our eventful saturday morning

Yes, as you guessed, I have another funny story straight from the Hasse Residence. This morning, Nathan had to go to work for a possible surgery that could have used his products, so he left at 6:30a to go to the hospital and work. Well, he came back because they postponed the surgery, and he got back in bed. About 30 minutes later, he gets a call from another sales rep he works with, and he has to go to another hospital for the possibility of another surgery that could utilize his products. That surgery ended up being a different type of surgery that didn't need his expertise and product. So, now he comes home to enjoy a little coffee and breakfast (9:30). Of course, I am still in bed. He leaves again for something else for work and calls me to let me know he is going to get his haircut and check on Sharah's cat Baylee, and then he lightly mentions that he had the last of my Lucky Charms for breakfast . . . UMMMM, yeah, Lucky Charms has been pretty much my only craving (other than the occasional pickles craving), and I had truly been laying in bed for about 20 minutes before the call just thinking about how excited I was to get up to eat the mouthwatering marshmallowey Lucky Charms. So, now my hopes and dreams of this delightful breakfast are immediately and intensely CRUSHED. So, I said, "Babe, I have been salivating over the idea of my Lucky Charms for the past 20 minutes . . . and our precious baby NEEDS their Charms." Well, he knew there was no choice, and I did feel terrible, but nothing else at this point would suffice for breakfast. He was really accepting of the reality as he said, "I knew I shouldn't have eaten those . . . I should have bought a breakfast burrito or something!" So, off to Walgreens he went while he waited for his hair appointment, and for the record, he bought us (baby and me) not one, but TWO, boxes of the scrumptious cereal!!! I really am blessed to have such an amazing and wonderful husband who is willing to pay the consequences of consuming the last of the Lucky Charms!!! No, really though, Nathan is truly the most amazing husband in every way, and I fall more in love with him every day through these life-altering experiences!!!

Friday, February 22, 2008

adventures of a shopping mom . . .

So, yes, I broke down and shopped the Old Navy Baby Sale last weekend! Here is what I got . . . both girl and boy outfits because the baby's gender is still a mystery to us! I love these cute little clothes . . . I can't believe our baby will be wearing them in just a mere 5.5 months! I am so amazed at God's mighty power and creativity with his process of creation. He is the ultimate DESIGNER, and wow, that makes me want to be a designer in His likeness. Enjoy these cute "designer" clothes!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Gotta Have Zoe Love!

My Zoe girl and me in a silly photo shoot. I am loving the first and second one. The first looks like I am strangling her! The second looks like I am undercover behind her ear! Oh I Love this pup!

More Pickles Please . . .

Ok, so I have a very funny story and actually should have taken a picture of it so you could better see what I am talking about! I was in my best friend, Heather’s, wedding this last weekend, and the day of her wedding, we all met at the church at 2p to get ready together. Well, I hadn't had a chance to grab lunch between the Bridesmaids’s Brunch that ended at about noon and then subsequently shopping the Baby Sale at Old Navy, only to rush home to gather my essentials for getting ready and dash for the church. So, I had planned on going to Taco Villa to get a taco and huge water, but while en route, I was on the phone with the Bride and she mentioned that she and her mom were having tea, so DING! I immediately thought of the mouth watering iced tea from Chick-fil-A and then that led my train of thought to the scrumptious chicken sandwich with EXTRA pickles. Now, granted the idea of the tea is what started this whole thing, and I haven't had caffeine since I have been pregnant, and don't worry, I didn't on this day either. Well, fast forward to me opening my beloved lunch at the church in our prep room . . . So, with my lemonade in hand and opening the wrapper to the sandwich, Heather immediately notices that my wrapper has a neon orange sticker on it that says "Extra Pickles" . . . and just thinks that is so absolutely hilarious when I hadn't even thought a second about it!!!! We were all laughing as if it were a public advertisement of my pregnancy! Well, after thinking about it, other than craving Lucky Charms lately, I guess we could gather that I HAVE BEEN CRAVING PICKLES!!!!!! Oh goodness, I hate to be cliche! I am the opposite of cliche, a free-spirited artist who wants to be her own unique individual . . . now craving the infamous pickle as we all so often hear. Cheers to pickles!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

love birds now for 8 years, 9 months

Here is a little fun retrospective of our relationship and how this whole Hasse family came to be!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

God is so good!

Well, we had our appointment this morning, and it went very well! We were able to hear our precious baby's heartbeat, and it sure is beating strong at 150 beats per minute! That was an unreal experience. So, now, not only have we been able to see the baby, but we have heard the little one also! We love our doctor, and today was the first time we were able to meet her. She is so gentle and maternal really. God has us at such an amazing time in our lives right now, and all glory goes to Him. Despite the few wrinkles with selling our house in ABQ and the rental house we own here in Lubbock, I was just reminded that those are such temporary obstacles, and it is my desire to focus clearly on the irreplaceable gifts God has entrusted Nathan and me with. May the light of our irreplaceable Jesus shine and radiate upon you today! Blessings, Shanda

Monday, February 4, 2008

My Belly at 12 weeks! (Last Week)

Ok, so here I am at 12 weeks (same day of our ultrasound). I will update these as the weeks go by. Ooooh the fun we have in store!!

first appointment with our doctor

We have our first appointment with Dr. Burley on Thursday. We are excited to get the thorough exam on everything. Although, we were fortunate to have an ultrasound before this! We already know that everything is perfect. God has been so amazing with his faithfulness . . . he is always faithful, no matter the circumstance! Today’s verse is: “But let him ask in faith, with no doubting” James 1:6. I LOVE that!!! We must pray and ask for things knowing that God already has it all under control. It is so easy to worry, especially in this pregnancy, with a miscarriage behind us. BUT, take heed . . . for our mighty God has already created and conquered the world! If he can do that, he is capable of literally anything. I will keep you posted on our doc visit.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Baby Hasse’s First Photo

Our precious gift from God. 12 week ultrasound of Baby Hasse.