Tonight was such a fun night! Scott and I went and ate cheap mexican food and then headed to Wal-Mart to shop for our church's Christmas Store. Our church does this wonderful outreach where we all buy toys and then they invite families to come and "shop" for their families. Not only do we provide toys for them but they have church members there to wrap their presents, pray with them and witness to them. Last year we had about 550 families come through and they expect a lot more this year. We were able to buy a lot of toys because my work gave each of us some money to give to our favorite charity this year and Scott and I don't buy each other gifts - we would rather do this. We feel so blessed this year - it's hard to not want to give.
While we were at Wal-Mart - we bought a baby doll that I'm going to try and carry around and get Dawson used to the idea of a baby. We put her in our bouncy seat. We'll probably try to carry her around a lot over the next few weeks so Dawson is not in complete shock when the real thing gets here.
I want to ask ya'll to please be in prayer for one of my sweet blog friends - Amanda Ledford. She is someone I have been praying for to become pregnant (and you are too if you are using the prayer blog). Last night their house was struck by lightening and caught fire. It got a lot of fire and water damage (a nearly brand new house) and then this afternoon - the tarp they had nailed down over their roof came off and because it was storming hard in their area - their house got covered in more water - increasing the damage. Please be in prayer for them. You can see them on their local news in the clip below.
Just one more thing - the prayer blog has been up now for 5 weeks - and so far I have 5 girls with praises that they are pregnant! YEAY! Keep praying!!!!