Saturday, January 23, 2010

A night out.











My parents gave us some money for Christmas to go on a date and we cashed in on it last night! Caleb's uncle told us about this Moroccan Restaurant on Sunset that we should try. We both like experiencing new things and neither had been to a place like this, so we went.

I was looking forward to it all week. Since Elijah's been born dates haven't happened as often as we'd like and I was so happy to be going out with Caleb. I've found it's easy to stay at home when we're both so tired from the week, but once we're out we see how good it is for us. We have time to talk without interruptions and enjoy one another in a different way then at home while taking care of Eli. I miss Eli even when we go out for a couple hours, but it's so important to make our relationship the priority and that happens best when it's just the two of us. So, we got a babysitter and were off.

The name of the place is Dar Maghreb. We were actually the first ones there, which was kind of nice. We liked having the place to ourselves for a little while and talk without having to shout over all the noise. The meal is a seven course dinner that they bring to you over a couple hour span. Our entire meal lasted two hours and forty minutes! They really want you to relax and enjoy the experience. The meal was different than anything I'd had before and you eat it all with your hands! (except the soup which you drink out of the bowl.) Caleb and I had a great time and are already looking forward to our next date.

I started taking pictures of all the courses, but about halfway through I forgot...so what you see is the soup and salad, a chicken pastry type dish, and quail. We also had lamb, couscous with vegetables, and dessert. All very good. (even the quail, which I wasn't too sure about at first.)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

It's been awhile...

So, I obviously haven't written much in awhile. This is due to multiple factors, the biggest being I was out of town for three and a half weeks visiting my family. When I'm away I very seldom get on the computer, let alone blog. Then, I didn't blog because it seemed that so much had happened I didn't really know where to start. So, this is an attempt to start up again.

I would love to share with you all that happened over Christmas break and show you some pictures, but I forgot my camera. I took lots of pictures on my parents camera, but they are slightly handicapped in any technology and don't know how to get the pictures off the camera. I didn't bring my computer....hence, no pictures. We had a great time in Idaho, but I was glad to come home. It's crazy that I'm calling Southern California home, but I am. Caleb wasn't able to be with me the whole time I was there and I missed him terribly. Home is where he is. Now that I'm back I'm slowly catching up on life.

The first thing I did when I got back to town was go to the doctor. He wanted to see me as soon as I got back to check and make sure everything was okay, since he'd just taken me off bed rest before I left. I was anxious to go. I love seeing the her whenever I get a chance and I knew he was going to do another ultra sound. Caleb came with me cause any chance he gets to see her he takes too. The doctor had a hard time getting a good look at her because of how much she was moving. (a good sign she's doing well, but makes it hard to do the measurements he needed.) But we got to see lots of her little features and she even waved at us. So cute! We ran into a little hiccup at the end though and that's why I'm telling you all this. I'm hoping for your prayers again. There is some kind of problem with my blood flow to hers. She's not getting enough blood flow from me to her. There's also a couple blood clots in my placenta. The doctor said he's seen worse cases and she could be fine. He just wants to keep a close eye on me. I'm supposed to rest as much as possible and take a baby Aspirin a day. He said she's pretty small right now and this could effect her growth. I'm also having a problem gaining weight. All this to say. We know God is in control and we trust His plan. He's teaching me a lot through all this, but I would covet your prayers.

I'll keep you updated as we hear things. I'm off obey doctors orders and take a nap while little Elijah is down.
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