Sunday, October 17, 2010

Our Blogging Journey Begins!!

Well, here we are - making our debut into the world of blogging.  :)  We're happy to be here.  We want to try our best to keep this up-to-date and share about the goings-on (is that how you say it?) of our lives.  Nick is a part time youth pastor at a church here in Gravette, AR where we live and is also working part time for Simmons Foods as a Corporate Chaplain - his office is located in Decatur, AR.  He is in charge of 9 locations and travels to them off and on throughout the week/month.  He is loving this new opportunity and enjoys learning more and more everyday.  Valerie also works at Simmons Foods as a Fixed Assets Accountant in Siloam Springs, AR.  We are expecting our first child - a little boy - in (hopefully) the next 2 weeks or so!!  His due date is November 1 (2 weeks from tomorrow).  We have a dog named Maggie Pearl.  She is Nick's huntin dog (you have to say huntin' without the "g" or else your not a real hunter - or at least that's what I've picked up).  :)  She is a yellow lab and loves to dig and chew - but she's just so stinkin cute! 

We can't wait to meet the newest member of our family in the next few weeks and learn what life is all about as parents.  We are thrilled, anxious, excited, terrified, and so so blessed. 

Here's a picture of our little family - new arrival pictures to come when the new arrival comes!!  These are pictures from the end of July 2010 - our trip to Colorado.  And baby boy was about 26ish weeks in the belly bump picture and the ultrasound.  :)  He's much bigger now that he's 38 weeks! 


  1. Can't believe I havent seen you since elementary school! GLad things are going well for you and I look forward to reading your blog!

  2. Val- your little family just makes me so happy. Like seriously. And you're gonna be such good parents! November 1 is so close!

  3. Valerie...I LOVE THIS!!! You have inspired me to start a blog! What fun! :D Love you!

  4. Val, Amber Lynn is mr Robyn ;) I'll explain it to you sometime! haha