As always I will start my blog post with the reference that I haven't posted in a while, because, you know, I haven't!
Now, since that is out of the way, I want to make way for more important information that I will bringing to you today. The main thing being the gender reveal for the twins that are in Pauline's womb currently. This is mainly due to my readers that are not friends with me on Facebook, because I know there are a few out there!
Without further ado, I will let the pictures do the talking, but in case the pictures aren't clear enough, I'll reference the information after as well.
Two more boys!!! The Game of Life® car has two more boys in the back, the shoes and ultra sound pictures are boy related (football and baseball shoes), Benson is trying to hold up two powder blue outfits for his brothers, and the last picture he has two blue fruit loops in his mouth.
Speaking of the twins, as they relate to this blog, the issue I have now, is that technically when they are born, I will no longer be a "First time daddy," and instead will be a second and third time daddy. Because of that, to have a proper Blog, I would assume I need to have the website named correctly to remain grammatically accurate, however, for those of you who have this current link saved (I know there are so many of you...) how would you know to go to my new link? This is a semi-joking question, but I suppose the final solution would be to create a link from this current blog to my new blog in what will be the final blog post of this blog, crisis averted. Hot off the presses, here is a recent pic of the two of them! Little blurry and sideways, but they both have a similar pose in the picture.
As mentioned in my prior post, we got a new car, Benson and I have already had a lot of fun watching Frozen in the back, in fact he is currently obsessed with the song "Let it Go," likely because one of the words he knows and says very clearly is "Go," as you can imagine, he loves to try to sing along! But overall we love the new car, there have been some minor tire issues that we have addressed and the gas mileage is nowhere near how it was in our car, but it is going to be wonderful for our growing family!
As stated before, Benson loves the beach this summer. He, Pauline, and Pauline's friend Lindsay have gone several times and I don't know that I have heard of them having a bad trip so far! They have also ventured to other places in the Minneapolis area, all while I am slaving away at work! ;)
Ok, I was able to make one of the beach trips... haha.
I will leave you with a smorgasbord of pictures like I always do, but I wanted to leave you also with some encouraging words. Recently our family has been going through some struggles that have been very trying and very difficult. We attributed this to selfishness on my part and my lack of reliance on God as a whole in my life. Because of the struggle, as a family we prayed and re-dedicated ourselves to Jesus Christ. Shortly after we did that, we didn't see much improvement with the struggle, apart from our focus on communication with each other and our commitment to be in God's Word. Just recently, however, we have seen the true sovereignty of God and what seemed to be an insurmountable issue has become something that is definitely manageable, but only because of our prayer and commitment, as well as the prayers of our family members. It will still be a constant commitment to make sure we are fully relying on God, but I am thankful that He has given me the opportunity to do so and didn't disown me in my selfishness. God is sooooooo good, there is no denying that in my life!
As promised here are the random pictures that are mostly duplicates of Facebook, but here they are all in one place!
|Recent picnic with my co-workers from Ameriprise, we had such a great time, Benson loved running around and all the food!|
|Recently the exchange student my parents had from Norway came back to visit for the summer and we recreated a photo from last summer. After dinner we went for ice cream where Benson has his first cone.|
|Can't forget about our other "kid" who recently turned 1, this is how he spent his birthday, away from anything that my terrorize him, which was short lived.|