Well, I was too excited in my last post, so I left out a few important details regarding our little boy! A few of you asked if we planned to keep the baby's name a secret... I could say yes, just to torture you, hehehe, but I won't! ;o) We've actually agreed on a name for a boy -- Caleb (and our last name, of course, lol). Yes, that was one of the few names we both liked and could agree on!
In case anyone doesn't know, I'm due February 15, 2007. We're scheduled to PCS at the beginning of January... well, if our orders ever come in, that is. :P Yes, I know; that's cutting it pretty close, especially if the baby decides to come early! Several people have already started trying to guess his birthday. So far, we have February 23, February 29 (obviously, the guy was just kidding about this date, LOL), and February 6. Anyone else care to make a guess? :o)
This is my last week of working at the school, and as much as I enjoy working with these children, I love staying home so much more! I am excited that I'll be able to be a full-time housewife starting next week :~) Speaking of next week, my honey's leave starts next week... Jessica is coming in this Friday evening! I can't believe how quickly time has flown by! There are just a few more things for me to do around the house before she arrives, so we're almost ready for her visit.
Our church is having our annual missions' conference this week. The theme is "Let Them Know." We are excited to have Bro. Bruce Rice, one of our missionaries to the Philippines, coming to speak at our conference. We're also looking forward to seeing our Faith Promise giving increase so we can continue to reach those in the regions beyond, and support those who are willing to go and "let them know."
Each year during our conference we hold an International Banquet -- yes, we're true Baptists with food and fellowship as often as possible! ;o) In case any of you don't know what that is... basically, there are different tables set up, and each table represents a region of the world. For example, we have an American table, Oriental table, a table for the Islands (like Guam, Haiti, the Dominican Republic), etc. Of course there is also a dessert table -- that has to be separate! ;o)
People sign up to bring different kinds of foods from different countries, and quite a few people dress up according to where they're from. Last year our Pastor's wife and daughters dressed up in kimonos, and another lady dressed up in one of those flowy, frilly Mexican dresses (I forgot what they're called). It's lots of fun trying new dishes from other countries, and it helps make the mission field seem more real when it's sort of "on display" before you. Anyway, I'm going to take plenty of pictures since this is my last Banquet here at Faith... :o( I know it will be fun, and I'm looking forward to all of it!