Saturday, April 29

New Addition!!

Kaylie Joy Horst
born at
University Hospital
Augusta, GA
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
7 lb. 13 oz.
20 1/2 in.

We're so excited!! We came home from the hospital Friday evening. We would have come home earlier, but I had school until late that day, so it was later until we could come home. Everyone is doing great, and Kaylie is sleeping and eating A WHOLE LOT!! Pray for us that we can be good parents and know how to raise her for His Glory.

She has her own web page that you can visit. There are a few pictures, a place to leave a message, etc. Enjoy!!
Update: The password for is Horst.

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Friday, April 21

ALERT: Heifer Advertising!!!

I just thought of it: I can do a little promotion here for the afore-mentioned Sale.

I didn't mention it before, but I have an animal that is being sold at this sale. The entire catalog can be viewed here, or you can follow this link to see the pedigree for the heifer that I'm selling(Lot 50). The picture at the top of the page is the grandmother (granddam) of the sale animal. We also have photos of the great-granddam of the sale animal. UPDATE: The dam of the sale animal was just scored VG-85 on Monday April 17. Also, the granddam has a full sister that is VG-87 and we don't think she's reached her potential either!! Buy now and invest in the future of dairying (as well as make Mr. & Mrs. MD-Hopeful very happy!!) You can click on "Staff & Information" on the side bar to see a whole list of sale staff to call before 11:00 tomorrow to have someone call you so that you can bid live even if you can't be there.

Hope to see your name as the final bidder!! Best Wishes!!

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Reality Check

So, my grades are not the greatest this semester. I'm taking a serious cut in my GPA, and I'm not happy about that at all. However, it's not the end of the world. My advisor told me to just take this as a speedbump and keep going, trying to bounce back from this in the fall semester. It's not going to be easy, but I'll do my best with my God's help.

I've got tests coming up out the wazoo these next few weeks. Next Thursday, Friday, the next Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and the next Monday and Wednesday. Now that will keep me busy! Pray for me/us please.

I've got a relaxer coming up this weekend. There's a cow sale (see the article and me in this picture from last year) that I'm going to (with my wife, of course!), and I'll be leading cows again, as I have for 3 of the last 4 years. Fun, relaxing, and free Chick-Fil-A food! :)

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Thursday, April 20

Still Here

I was just thinking about how I check certain people's blogs almost every day and when they don't update for several weeks, I start to 'lose interest' for a while, knowing they obviously have a life that just got busier for however long.
Well, here I noticed today that it's been a couple weeks since I updated.......wonder how many times certain people have checked our blog and wondered about us.

Life's been full, as usual. Vern's been busy finishing up projects for school, taking tests, now fixing to prepare for finals, working, etc.

I've been trying to keep up with everything around here, and doctor appointments.
2 1/2 weeks till due date, and I'm just praying I can wait that long. Physically I think I'll live, but as far as the itching on my hands and feet that's associated with swelling and circulation, and now in the last week-numbness in my right hand, esp., sometimes in my left.........I'm wondering if I'll be able to last that long.........A decent night of sleep is something that doesn't happen anymore. It seems I'm constantly getting up to take Benadryl for itching, moving to the couch to try for a more comfortable lie-down, or some other need...........I know this is just another signal that I'm 'at the end', and I'm thanking God that I've had no other problems along the way......but as far as I'm concerned, I'm ready to have this baby!
Though just today I told my doctor I don't want to induce unless I'm going way late. I'd rather see how I do naturally, and then talk induction. Vern is totally in agreement, and hopes I am able to wait until after his finals......

So if you think of us in the next three weeks, pray for our sanity, Vern's focus on finals, my focus on making it through one day at a time, knowing God allows us women to go through these trials for a reason, a safe delivery, whenever it occurs, and above all, that we won't let the stress and business of all that's happening right now take us away from our time with God.
Thank you, God bless you, and Have a great weekend!

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