Thursday, July 31, 2008

Sadie McLean Rhyne is here!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Waiting Game...

I am now at 38 weeks and we are playing the waiting game. We seem to wake up every day and wonder “Is today the day?” We are excited and anticipating Baby Girl Rhyne’s arrival and have been preparing and practicing our relaxing and breathing techniques. This is a new world for us! We have enjoyed learning some new Arabic words as it is different dialect here. We have also been enjoying the beach and spending time with friends. We are excited that Stephen’s parents will be joining us around the first of August and spending two weeks with us here in Egypt. We are so thankful for their willingness to help us learn about being parents and I’m sure they are excited about seeing their newest grandbaby.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Our Current Home...

Well we have now been in Egypt for a little over a week and are enjoying the American food and time with friends, soaking up every second we can. We absolutely love Alexandria and are learning how much we love the ocean breeze as we go walking each morning. You can’t beat walking up and down the Cornish by the Mediterranean Sea when you are 8 months pregnant and are use to 120 heat. We for sure have traded heat for humidity. For now… we’ll take it! Here are a few pictures from what we’ve seen since we’ve been here. For the 4th of July we went down to Cairo and celebrated with all the other people who had American passports. It was really fun, but a bit strange being in Egypt singing the Star Spangled Banner! But, you gotta love pork hot dogs and grill fired hamburgers served by the US Marines when you are here! They also did door prizes and Stephen won one of the biggest ones! A free safari in Tanzania!! But, there were a couple of “catches” to the prize. Like recruiting 4 friends to pay for the trip and the safari which would be over $2000/person. We wish we had more rich friends! It was exciting though! We are anticipating our little Pumpkin’s arrival and watching my belly grow every day, and watching her run out of room. She is a little mover and shaker already! The doctor says she is doing great and everything looks fine. We are getting more and more excited and seeking the Lord’s guidance in this special and unique time in our lives. It’s a bit overwhelming, but we are thankful that He has chosen us to raise this little girl and teach her about Him and life. Isn’t life such a gift!?!