When we started trying to have a baby, I was so excited about the prospect of being pregnant. Now I am excited about the prospect of one day being able to eat food again without having to control my gag reflex! I can't wait to go into a grocery store and buy food without feeling sick to my stomach. I never imagined that I would feel this bad during pregnancy. I wake up in the morning feeling sick and the nausea never goes away!!! I am trying all the common remedies... eating crackers before I even get out of bed, eating small, frequent meals (that consist of crackers) throughout the day so that my stomach never becomes empty, sipping on 7Up and gingerale, taking vitamin B6, and the list goes on. There is no relief!!! I will be very, very happy when this phase is over! Even my students have noticed and feel badly for me and are constantly asking me when I will feel better... (they don't yet know the cause). This is all Eve's fault!!!
Cuzco, PeruEric and I met in High School during our senior year. Turns out we had attended the same school since the 6th grade, but our paths had never crossed. We both needed a date to the Prom and we were set up by a good mutual friend, Faith. As soon as Eric came to pick me up in his cute little tuxedo, I was hooked. After graduation, however, we went our separate ways. Eric began attending Calvary Chapel Bible college in Murrieta, and I moved to San Luis Obispo to attend Cal Poly. During our time in college, we had both seen the Lord move and work and began to feel the Lord's call to missions. I spent a summer with Calvary Chapel Priluki, Ukraine and Eric spent a semester at Calvary Chapel Bible College in Lima, Peru. When we reconnected in 2003 and decided to get married, we suspected that God would continue to lead us toward the harvest of foreign missions. Now we are expecting our first child and are being prepared by our beloved home church, Calvary Chapel Santa Fe Springs, for the mission field. Living for the Lord is such an adventure, and we can't wait to see what God has in the next few years!
I am very new to this whole "blogging" world... but my husband, Eric, and I have friends and family in so many different areas, this seems like a great way to keep everybody updated. I didn't feel qualified to have a blog before now, as our lives didn't seem very exciting. But now, with Baby Tharaldson on the way, things are sure to get more interesting. We are also still planning on moving to Peru as missionaries. We realize that life continues to become more complicated and it is harder and harder to stay in touch with all those people we love. We hope you will check in every once in awhile and see what we're up to!