Has it really been 6 Months?!

It has been 6 months almost to the day since my last post. I almost feel guilty… almost. Another thing that has happened is we have reached our 6 month mark in our pregnancy. Come December we will finally be welcoming our baby girl to this world.

I can not believe that we are almost there. I’m finally starting to look pregnant, and not fat. You know what I mean, that in between stage when people don’t want to be rude and ask you if you’re pregnant just in case you gained a lot of weight and they put themselves in a real awkward position. Although, I am totally the kind of person who would look them straight in the eye and say “Actually, I’ve been having a real problem with my Thyroid.” I love making people uncomfortable! Ha!
And the timing could not be more perfect for baby #2 to arrive, but for that, I have to back track a bit. Lets just say February through May are kind of a wash. The only majorly significant thing in there (other than finding out we were pregnant) is that we celebrated our 6th anniversary. We didn’t do a whole lot, but we did visit our favorite restaurant Jakes. We’ve gone there every year since we moved out to San Diego and I will say it is the best anniversary place, but that is no secret to those who live here already.

My Beautiful Flowers from my amazing hubby.

Yummy Drinks. I always get the mojito here.

Ahi Appetizer

And of course… The Hula Pie!
Got a little distracted and forgot to take photos of our meal, but it was amazing! As usual.
Back to my main point. This June, my hubby graduated from Bethel Theological Seminary with his MASTERS degree in Marriage and Family Therapy!!

Lets just say that I am one proud wifey! It took 4 years and lots of study hours to get it done, but he did it. Only… there was one looming little detail and that was the requirement of completing 500 hours of training hours of therapy. The dreaded practicum. It’s really good that this is required, but it also meant that he had to work another 15-20 hours a week to complete this in his last year of schooling. I mean, honestly, would you really want to see a therapist who just graduated from school and has absolutely no experience with one on one therapy?! I wouldn’t. Thankfully though, there are plenty of people who don’t have an option. Kirk has been working at a place called Phoenix House which is a government facility that kids are court ordered to go to that have been caught with drugs. They have to receive drug counseling as well as therapy from “trainees” like my husband. The best thing about this in comparison to a hospice care, where most “trainees” have to go is that he gets a lot of experience with entire families as well as group sessions. I think it’s pretty cool.
Anyway! This upcoming week marks the end of his 500 hours working as a “trainee.” Thursday is officially his last day which means my husband finally goes back to a “normal” ministry work schedule! This year has not been the easiest to get through, it has certainly not been full of adventures, but we knew that this would be our life for the next year and it was only for a short season. It’s exactly what we signed up for and what we felt God calling us to do. I’m not gonna lie though, I sure am looking forward to having my hubby home closer to 5pm rather than 9-11pm like it has been. Congratulations honey!! I am very proud of you!!
Next week also marks Elijah’s first ever week of school. He will be attending Mission Hills Preschool 2 days a weeks. I am trying not to be overly emotional about it, but c’mon, he is my baby boy and he is growing up WAY too fast. I am, however, looking forward to getting some “me” time in these next couple of months before baby girl comes. And thankfully he is attending a school that I am 100% confident and comfortable with.

Recap: We are pregnant, husband graduates, Eli starts school/Husband finishes school ;-), next step… waiting for baby to come. Yay.
I am definitely looking forward to the next few months of our life and can’t wait to see what God has in store for us next.
Here’s to hoping that I don’t wait another 6 months update this blog.


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kathy Moore (Hansen)
    Aug 27, 2011 @ 17:48:06

    LOVED LOVED LOVED it:-) But who’s the chika on the side bar??? I know I spelled it wrong:-) I so can’t wait to kiss little girls sweet nose:-)


    • lynzmiller
      Aug 27, 2011 @ 19:35:45

      Oh Kath, I just love you! Do you mean the blond? Thyself my bros ex. She asked me to take some graduation photos for her so that’s my Flickr reel. 🙂 I can’t wait for you to be able to kiss baby girls nose. She’s got some of the best ‘aunties’ in the world waiting for her arrival.


    • lynzmiller
      Aug 27, 2011 @ 19:36:41

      That’s* Sorry, fingers are moving too quickly on my iPhone. Makes for a lot of spelling mistakes. 😉


  2. Lauri
    Aug 28, 2011 @ 07:36:25

    Well it’s about TIME, TJ! Your bro’s ex is beautiful…I was wondering who she was also. SOOOO excited for you and Kirk on Thursday!!


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