Friday, August 19, 2011

asnip happenings

I am coming to you today with no excuses or explanations for why I haven't shared any of our latest happenings or news. So I am gonna dive right in!

Firstly, we are so excited and anxious to welcome our sweet little boy in a short 3 days! (give or take a few ;) Did I ever mention I was pregnant?? Dont think I did.

I have been, as every pregnant woman does, praying for an earlier delivery (crossing our fingers for this weekend!) 9 months pregnant in August in the south is taking its toll on me! We are so excited to meet him :)

Secondly, our sweet little ClaireBell has her 2nd birthday on, believe it or not, my due date! I can't believe its been 2 years already...she's getting so big and changing in so many ways.

Getting her hair cut and colored...haha, just kidding. But she loves for me to put the cape on, put some foils in her hair and then admire herself in the mirror ;)

a big "CHEEEEEEEEEESSSSEEEE" for the camera every time it comes out!

Enjoying some Braves baseball this summer

This girl loves ice! eating it, playing in it...keeping cool at her daddy's tennis match.

So let's go ahead and add another event for August 22nd...this day also marks the first day of Dakota's classes! Which brings on another topic. He has transferred to Liberty University Online. The convenience of online school is something we are taking advantage of. He is and will be a busy man! Working full time and taking care of a wife and two little munchkins, and still pursuing his degree! We are so proud of him :)

Such a good daddy and husband :)

Ok, so far we have a new baby coming, a 2nd birthday to celebrate, new classes to start at a new school, and if that isn't enough, we are MOVING to Florida the 1st of September!!!! This online school thing has opened up so many opportunities for us. We are very excited to be moving closer to our families (about an hour from the Asnips and two hours from the DeGuzmans!)

Dakota has accepted a job in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL and will be starting the day after Labor Day. Sooooo many things happening! All very exciting and new :)

There are so many things for me to be thankful for right now:

welcoming a baby boy!
having a safe and great pregnancy
the blessing of our little girl and the 2 years we have spent with her
the opportunity for Dakota to finish school
God providing a job in FL so quickly
the joy of moving back to the BEACH :)
living close to wonderful family
all the help I am receiving to clean and pack up our house!
and so so so much more.

Thank you, Lord for your guidance and protection over us these past few months as we have sought to do Your will. Thank you so much for Your clarity in our decision making and for not being a God of confusion. Thank you for keeping me and our baby safe these past 9 months. Thank you for ClaireBell and what a blessing she is to us every day. Thank you for bringing Dakota into my life so many years ago, knowing how he would love me and take care of me and lead this family.

For those of you who have stuck with me through the silence this summer, thank you :) Please keep us in prayer as we tackle the next few weeks with confidence, energy and great anticipation!

I promise to update again soon :)


  1. Awww,Maria...this makes me miss you and reminds me of the time we spent together before ClaireBell was born. I can't believe #2 is almost here. That snuck up on me. I will be anxiously awaiting pictures of your new little man. got me on the hair cut and color pic...but just for a second!

    Love ya,

  2. While we were in China, Adam told me you were expecting a little boy! so excited for ya'll!! Congratulations!!


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