Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Well, in my last post, I recapped what was going on in our lives for the past several months. But I left out one important detail until I felt it was time to announce....

Baby Hyder is on the way!!!!!!!!

I found out the first week of May that we were expecting again. It was definitely a surprise as I had prepared myself that it would take a while to get pregnant again. It took 5 long, hard, frustrating years before we were blessed with Ryland. God blessed us quickly this time. They will be 5 years apart and that's what I wanted so I am very thankful.

I am so bad at journaling now so this will be my journal for Baby Hyder.

8 week checkup - Baby measured 8w3d and I was 8w2d. Heartrate was 167
12 week checkup - Heartrate was 160

I was able to go and have a sonogram at 11 weeks. Baby Hyder was moving all over the place and those little arms and legs were "just a goin".

Ryland is so excited about this baby. He has been asking for a baby for almost a year and it's been neat to see how happy he is and how he tells me he's gonna help me. We'll see...

My next appointment will be in July for a regular checkup. Then, about 2 weeks later, we'll find out what this little blessing is going to be.

Monday, May 9, 2011

I'm here....


And now it's May!!!! I can't believe how fast time flies by. I haven't been blogging b/c sometimes, I just don't want one more thing I have to "do".

So here is a recap of what's been going on in the Hyder world!

March - We went to Disney World! It was wonderful! We went with some long time friends and had a blast. Ryland had so much fun riding the rides and meeting the characters. Ryland got to meet his favorite superhero...

April - We went camping during Spring Break and survived a tornado that came through the campground. I have never been so afraid. God was so good to us and our camping friends. None of our belongings were damaged! April has been a month of storms and I pray that those horrible storms are gone for good!

May - Well, we are 9 days into May so we'll see how the rest of the month goes. We have a camping trip at the end of the month that we are looking forward to!


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

My plate is full...

Wow...ask and He will answer!

About 3 weeks ago, I asked God to use me to glorify Him. I asked Him to show me where I am to work and get involved. And He has!!!

I really need to sit down to think about the different activities I am involved in, just so I don't feel so jumbled in my head. But I know that everything I am doing right now is exactly what I am supposed to be doing. It's a great feeling!

It's already February, can you believe it? So let me see how I am doing with my 'resolutions'.

*I can say that I am still reading through the bible! I usually can't make it past the 10 day mark but so far, I've been able to stick to it and I'm actually enjoying it. Right now, I am in Exodus and God just delivered the Isrealites from Pharoah. God opened the Red Sea and let His people pass through and Pharoah and his army drowned in the Red Sea.

*I feel like I am focusing on friendships and relationships that God wants to nuture right now.

*I am definitely blogging more. :o) I am trying to keep up to date with things, but I don't have the time nor the want-to to sit everyday and type something.

*The weight loss---yeah, well, I'm still the same weight as I was Jan. 1st. But I haven't been trying so I'm not complaining. BUT...this month is going to be different! I think I've got my motivation back...about 90% but that's better than none. :o) I have gone to the Y more and I am going to continue to go and burn those calories!!!! Little pep talk for myself. heehee

So I think my report card is looking good so far. :o)

One last thing....I signed Ryland up for soccer tonight! I am very excited to see him out there and I think it will be good for him to learn good sportsmanship. THAT should be interesting. He is very competitive and doesn't take losing well at all. But we are working on that and maybe this will help.

Ok, I think that's enough for tonight. Off to read about Manna and Quail....

Monday, January 24, 2011

Just checking in...

Not much happening right now, but I wanted to check in just to keep up. Ryland and James are playing Legos Batman on the Wii. Ryland LOVES to play every evening with his daddy.

More later....

Friday, January 21, 2011

When reality hits...

We are not promised tomorrow...

I know we all hear that statement and while I agree with it...am I really living it? Yesterday, a family that attends our church lost a husband and a daddy. When everyone went to work and school, I guess everything was normal. Then at work, the man just passed away...without warning. I don't know what the specifics are but they are thinking massive heart attack.

As I sit and TRY(impossible to do) to put myself in Amy's shoes, I think, what would I do without James? I CANNOT fathom my life without my best friend and soulmate. I pray to God every morning that He will let James and I grow old together, but it's not my will that will happen. I know every person's days are numbered but it was like reality really slapped me. Am I being all I can be every day? Am I loving like I should? Am I serving like I should? Am I being who God wants me to be?

So many thoughts going through my head. I am so thankful for my family...my husband and little boy.

Please pray for this family - Amy, Spencer and Grant as they grieve. I am so thankful that we serve a God that will give a peace that passes our understanding.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Ryland's dental visit

Ryland went to the dentist today. He did so great and I was so proud of him. He's been going since he was 2. I wante him to start getting used to going. This time and the time before, he didn't cry or fuss. He laid back in the chair and she was able to clean, polish and flouride his teeth. They also were able to take front teeth xrays. I was amazed that he let them do it and didn't freak out! Proud mama over here!

Our kitchen renovations are coming along nicely! James is doing an awesome job with it all. It's wonderful having a husband that can do pretty much anything! Proud wife over here! :o)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Friends....where do I begin?

There are so many kinds of friends. Some are for a season, some are your everyday ones, some are friends for a specific reason.

Tonight, I had to say goodbye to a friend that is going to the Phillipines for 18 months. That friend is one of the 3 most Godliest women I know. I have known her for about 12 years. She was the bible study leader when I first started ladies bible study, right after getting married. She has been there for me with some of the hardest times of my life! Without going into too much detail, she helped me come out of the deepest, darkest depression I have ever known. Even though I'm not as close now as I was to her, how do you say goodbye to someone that helped you so much. God definitely used her to speak to me and I will never be able to thank God and her enough.

I totally fell apart tonight at the dinner. I was able to shed tears gracefully, dabbing my eyes with my used napkin because I didn't bring in any tissues. That was until the end and then I felt like my face was going to explode because I wanted to bawl like a baby. Then I was embarrassed because I couldn't get it together. But it was because I love her. And I love HARD! I know tomorrow will be better and there is email and they are planning on coming back, but when you give another person a piece of yourself in friendships, it just plain hurts when they leave.

Back to friendships... I am at a place right now where I am examining many things about myself, my character and my side of friendships. I need to stop trying to be what I THINK everyone needs me to be and start being who GOD created me to be. I think facebook does not help with that either. I am constantly asking myself..."do I need to do something for this person", "should I have that person over", "do I need to comment so that this person feels better" and so on and so forth. It is driving me crazy!

Anyway, facebook is another story for another day. I think it can be fun, but can also be a dangerous distraction.

One of my "resolutions" was to do better in the friends area. I am praying that God will show me exactly how He wants me to do that.

If you're still reading, thanks for letting me get all these thoughts out of my head!