Wednesday, January 12, 2011

                                                   Jeremiah's Birthday

                                          We started off the morning by this


                                   and wearing underwear. 
I had the brilliant idea of trying to potty train him today for his birthday.  Otherwise he won't even put underwear on. 
                       One time on the potty that day...that's it. The rest was in his pants, down his legs, and on the floor.
We left and drove to the zoo in Milwaukee.  Compliments of Grandma Mimi an Papa Julio we get in free.  This has been such a wonderful gift for us. We use the gift membership all the time.
Would love it every year....hint hint
Never been there in the winter time though
The kids were all bundled up in their snow gear and we walked around the zoo. We didn't see many animals  but we had fun!


                                           Dinnertime
Surprising Jeremiah with his choo choo train cake...The cake worked out pretty good. I had never done one before so it worked out pretty good. The kids loved it.

                                               He loved it!

                                       Chowing down on cake

My parents (actually my dad) wanted to get all the kids their first remote control vehicle ...now they just gotta figure out how they work.
These are the cupcakes I made for Jeremiah's pre-school class.
We had a great day and I know Jeremiah did too!  He is such a ham and such a sweet blessing! 
I'll never forget when I found out I was pregnant with him.
I was on birth control when I got pregnant with him
I didn't know you could actually get pregnant still taking it. 
So I called the company and had them explain it all to me and how this worked.  Very interesting and sneaky might I add how these companies work.
So I emailed my Dr.(after I found out via a leftover pregnancy test I had at home) and asked her about these exercises I've been doing and asked if I could still do them. 
Dave came home in the mean time and just happened to stumble across my email that I just received from the Dr. and I ran in the room just as he was reading the e-mail. He didn't say a word, he just looked at me with a "WHAT IS THIS?!" expression.
oh, yeah...I'm pregnant
 that was not the most exciting way I wanted to tell him about my pregnancy but oh well.
I remember on the way to the hospital we hadn't decided on a name yet. Dave asked God to give us a sign and right after he did that, the DJ read the daily bible verse from the book of Jeremiah. Hmmm, that's a pretty good sign. Then at the hospital, the bible in my room was open to the book of Jeremiah so that was our answer
Jeremiah Christian Funkhouser
The other side of the story is that we were just getting ready to start some medications to be surrogate parents.
We had everything all lined up with the lawyer and we were almost all ready to go....
So after we got the news about the pregnancy we struggled on how to tell our friends that we were pregnant and prayed about it for a couple of weeks.
Well, GOD is truly amazing
I got an email from our friends saying...your never going to believe this but I'm pregnant after the umpteenth time of doing IVF treatments. 
I couldn't believe it, so our kids are a couple weeks apart now and life is wonderful. 
GOD has a plan it's up to us to follow it!
Happy Birthday Jeremiah!