Sunday, December 21, 2008
This was taken right after Adie declared herself the cookie monster, and Aubrey followed it up with, "I'm the sprinkle monster."
It was a fun day!
Saturday, December 20, 2008
9. That he can admit when he's been wrong.
Although there have been hard times, sad times, & mad times, there have also been many happy times, exciting times, funny times...it's been the best 6 years of my life. Happy anniversary! I love you Brandon!
Thursday, December 18, 2008
A big THANKS to grandma Susan for taking 2 days off work to watch the ladies. They had a ball!
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
We've had and still have a lot going on right now that Satan is using to distract me from Christ. 3 specific things I prayed for this morning, #1 That my aunts and family would have peace today as they head back into their lives after losing my grandpa, #2 That God would heal Nolan of this developmental delay, and #3 That God would protect him during his surgery tomorrow.
Nolan's surgery (if you are unaware, see August blog posts) will be at the Riley Children's Hospital downtown at 8:15am. Brandon and I have to have him there at 6:45am. We were told his surgery will take about an hour and a half and the recovery will be about the same time. He will come home that day as well. The nurse also told me that all nursing babies will be taken straight to their momma's as soon as they wake from anesthesia. We know that Nolan couldn't be at a better hospital and he couldn't have a better doctor working on him. We also know that he's in God's hands, the great healer and physician, and I couldn't feel better about that. We would covet your prayers for Nolan, and also for Brandon and I, that God would give us peace.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
I'll always remember being not much older than Aubrey and him pulling me around a woods on a sled. He liked to remind me of this often, as he thought it was so funny that I never even attempted to get off and walk with him. Why would I, it was so much easier just "taking a ride?" He would always tell me, "wire bite," because out at the old farmhouse was an electric fence. When I touched it, I looked at him and said, "wire bite grandpa." I'll always remember walking into his bedroom in the winter and it feeling 30 degrees, because he loved to sleep with the windows open...yes...in the winter! I will even remember when he would refuse to wear his hearing aids during a family meal, and would interrupt a conversation because he couldn't hear what was going on. I used to find it annoying, but, will now miss it. When all the family was home together, many times, we would all go and see a movie together. Grandpa never went, because he didn't want to fund liberal Hollywood. I loved sitting on his lap and singing "The Animal Fair." A silly song that he even taught Aubrey...special. I loved listening to him play hymns on the piano. I loved how much he loved Brandon and enjoyed talking baseball with him. Brandon and I both enjoyed listening to his stories about his professional baseball days. We both found it rather amusing that when we would ask him about Babe Ruth (grandpa caught for him in an exhibition game), he would tell us what a bum he was because he was a "drinker, smoker and a womanizer." I can't even begin to explain how much he enjoyed watching our kids and loved getting pictures of them in the mail.
Monday, December 8, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
She also enjoyed loving on grandma Susan and papaw Scott. They hate it! ;)
We are to thankful for this little girl! Happy 2nd birthday Adelynne!
Monday, December 1, 2008
Aubrey making the best use of the tissue paper that had been used to wrap our ornaments in all year...
Our Christmas baby hanging window stickers in her room!
Mommy's sweet little boy...
The finished product. "Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas tree, how lovely are your branches!"
On Sunday, we decided to take some family pictures. I'm only posting a few, as they are coming soon in your Christmas card:)