Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Ladies Retreat

I went to the BGCO Ladies Retreat this weekend with some of the most precious women from my church. My wonderful husband had both of our boys by himself Friday and Saturday. He is such a good dad and I came home to a clean house. How amazing is that.

I had such a great time to getting to know some of the ladies better and hearing a word from God. This is a pic of us on Friday morning before we loaded up to leave.

The theme this year was Interrupted. I would definitely say God interrupted me this past weekend. The speaker this year was Jen Hatmaker and God most definitely spoke through her. I have been re-evaluating my life to see if I am just "serving the saved" or am I making a difference in the kingdom. I highly recommend her book Interruped and Francis Chan's book Crazy Love. God has really been using both these to shake things up in my life a bit. It's so good when He does this so we don't get complacent and happy where we are, but it really messes with me.

I am going to sign off for now. I am going on another retreat this coming up weekend; a scrapbooking retreat this time, and I need to start getting things ready. (Isn't my husband awesome for letting me be gone two weekends in a row.)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


I thought I would pop in and give an update as to what is going on around the Bergren house. It has been crazy getting in a routine with both boys. And Jonah changes so fast that as soon as I think I have him under control his schedule changes. We are enjoying him so much though. Levi likes to spend his days in his room where it is quiet and calm. Sometimes too much stimulation annoys him. So we just let him have his way and just get him up periodically for some cuddle time.

Here is a picture of the boys on the Easter Bunny's lap. I had not ever taken Levi to sit on the Easter Bunny's lap before and of course it was Jonah's first Easter. Can't wait to scrapbook this pic.

Speaking of scrapbooking, I haven't been getting to do near as much of that as I would like. And I don't have any pictures of the things that I have gotten to work on lately. I did get a new toy; a Quickutz Silhouette. For those of you who don't scrapbook, it is a digital craft cutter that hooks up to my computer. I can't wait to really get to sit down and play with it. Hopefully I will have something to show you soon.

Saturday, January 23, 2010


Life with two kids is definitely different than life with just one. I feel like I am constantly feeding someone. If one of the boys isn't eating I am. So I don't get a lot done these days except keep my family fed. I did get a little crafty time this week. It took three days, but between all those feedings I did get this birthday card made for one of my friends. I use this weeks CPS Sketch. I think it turned out cute.

Well I better go eat some breakfast. Today is my birthday and my sweet husband is in the kitchen right now making me french toast and bacon (the real stuff, not turkey bacon). Steven makes the best french toast. My mouth is already watering.

Have a fabulous day.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Welcome Jonah

Actually Jonah arrived almost four weeks ago. Since I have been taking care of a newborn and Levi and trying to unpack some of the boxes here at our new house this is the first chance I have had to make a quick post. So here are his stats.

Name: Jonah Preston Bergren
Born: December 22nd at 9:15am via C-section
Weight: 7lbs 10oz
Length: 20 1/2 inches

Jonah is doing great. He is sleeping as well as you can expect a baby his age to sleep. I am doing great, but that is mostly because Steven is still home taking care of all of us. He goes back to work on Tuesday. So we will see how everything goes next week.

Here is a little more updated pic of the little man. He looks exactly like his daddy. We are so proud of him and we think he is so precious.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to my sweet boy Levi. He is three today. I cannot believe it. Check out my friend Amber's blog post. I don't think I could have done a better job honoring my son's b-day.

Saturday, December 19, 2009


I just wanted to post a couple of things this morning before I got started on Jonah's room. (Yes he arrives in three days and no his room is not finished yet. It will get there.)

This interview ran yesterday morning on the the House FM about Levi's Toy Drive. Thanks Brent for doing the interview for us.

I did venture out to do a little shopping yesterday. Since I am 38 weeks pregnant I did not last long though. I went to Target and found this adorable soap dispenser:

to go with this adorable shower curtain for the boys bathroom.
I also found this precious onsie at Baby Gap for Jonah.

I try not to buy him clothes because we have so much for him already, but I could not pass that up.

Well I should probably get off the computer now and go get started organizing our new little guys room.

Have a great weekend!

Edit: I did get around and we did organize Jonah's room today. So I think we are now ready for his arrival.

Monday, December 14, 2009

In the past two months . . .

We have moved, been taking care of a fussy little Levi, getting ready for Christmas and a new baby, as well as all the normal stuff we do at church. We have been a little busy.

We did not close on our new home on November 17th like I said in my last post. We ended up closing on our new house on November 24th (yes two days before Thanksgiving). So we are all moved into our new home. We are still unpacking and we will probably be unpacking for a while. But, we do love this new house. It has everything we were looking for and it definitely already feels like home even though there are still boxes everywhere. We are still waiting to close on our old house. So you can pray that all that gets taken care of before Jonah's arrival.

So speaking of Jonah, we are going to be having a new baby in eight days. Yes, you read that right, eight days. I cannot believe it. I am so ready to not be pregnant anymore and to hold my new little baby, but I am anxious as well. I am sure everyone feels that way with the arrival of their second child. How do you take care of two little ones at once? I know that I will figure it out and God has proven in my life over and over again that He will always give me the strength I need.

I am sure you are wondering how Levi is taking all this. He has had a rough last couple of months. He has been very agitated and I have spent a lot of time just sitting and holding him and trying to keep him happy. He has come down with a cold of some kind now. His little nose just keeps running, but he seems to be much happier now that his nose is running. Steven and I are finally getting to sleep at night and this makes both of us much happier.

We will be celebrating Levi's third birthday next week. We cannot believe he is going to turn three. I think time moves in twice as fast once you become a parent. We are collecting toys for Levi's Toy Drive for OU Children's Hospital again this year. We will be collecting toys until this Sunday the 20th. If you would be interested in donating a toy or two you can email me at cindy.bergren@gmail.com.
Please continue praying for our family. Pray that Levi stays content and happy and doesn't become agitated and start keeping everyone awake again. Pray that Jonah's birth goes well and that he is healthy. Pray that I heal from the c-section easily and quickly. Pray for Steven as he will be the one taking care of all three of us while I heal from the surgery. Pray that we will be able to close on the sale of our old house before Jonah arrives and that it all goes smoothly.
We appreciate all of you and the way you have prayed for us and loved on us over these past few years.