Friday, November 20, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Sweet girl asleep in the car on the way over. I love this so much. Kelly said I was sleeping the same way...I have a feeling it wasn't so cute on me.
Friday, September 25, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
This year has been a rough one for our family, for my dad in particular...his wife went through breast cancer, and he unfairly lost his job.
He has drawn on his faith and kept his head high amidst hurt, uncertainty, and complications. I am proud to have him as a father, and respect him so much. He is the best Grandpa and the best daddy. I am very, very blessed.
Happy birthday dad! Thank you for everything you do.
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
my facebook friends,
my bank account,
my jean size,
my health issues,
my hair color,
my blog comments,
my credit score,
my home decor,
my text messages,
In fact I am not even my own...
It's not because of who I am,
but because what of you've done.
It's not because of what I've done
But because of who you are.
And you told me who I am.
I am yours.
I am yours.
(song excerpt Casting Crowns)
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Her surgery will most likely be around 7:30 am in Bend, and we would appreciate your prayers... specifically for the doctors wisdom and care, and for a complication free procedure and recovery.
Prayers for my dad and his career direction would be appreciated as well.
Thank you friends!
Aren't they cute :)
They've been married 35 years, and despite this year being a particularly rough one, they are still in love with each other, and in love with their God.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
This a week and a half ago.
Aspen came out from her nap with a shirt on that said "big sister." (see post below) Laura picked her up and said kinda sarcastically "Big sister?! You're not a big sister." Then my mom said "What did you say Laura?" The filming begins right after that.
It gets a bit shaky near the end because the camera man (proud daddy) gets a little emotional. :)
Thursday, July 30, 2009
The theme was all things feminine with a rich appreciation for pink, just like Summer, just like a sweet new baby girl.
Our hope was that Summer would feel celebrated and reaffirmed that we are all so very excited and so very supportive about this new role in her life: motherhood. Summer looked incredibly beautiful and has that new "Mommy glow," and of course her daughter could not be ANY cuter or sweeter!
Encourgement abounded, tears flowed, and laughter roared throughout this very special shower.
We love you Summer and we love you little Miss Moriah! Mwah!
"Not flesh of my flesh,
nor bone of my bone
but still miraculously my own
Never forget -not for a minute-
you weren't born under my heart
but in it."
This girl is just too cool for words. :)
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Can't you totally see us going down the aisle this way?! Who wants to join us? :)
Oh, I sooooo want to do this...
And I still totally cried when the bride came in! How awesome was it that she danced too! :)
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
After the parade we headed home for a rest. In the evening, we headed to our good friend's house for dinner and play time. We rounded out the night by going out to the Redmond fairgrounds with our friends and enjoying the fireworks show there. It was a lot of fun and I can't believe we have lived here for 6 years and never knew this went on!! The atmosphere was great, people were doing there own fireworks all around, music was playing and people were tailgating and enjoying themselves. It had finally cooled off, so the evening was just perfect. The fireworks show was impressive, without being too short or too long. It's definitely something we would love to do again.
Little Miss Independent
Frying in the 100 degree heat
Experiencing the parade with Grandpa
I love her cute back and shoulders
Aunt Jennie, Uncle Benny and Aspen
Flag lined streets in Redmond, one of the flags is dedicated to my Grandfather.
Mid-day nap at home on the dog
Eli's shows off his skills under the close watch of Juneau
At the fairgrounds waiting for fireworks
Look at that one!
Shootin the breeze
I love this girl. She's such a great friend
Ooooh. Ahhhh. Pretty fireworks
Cutie patoot Nate
Um, there's a little something in your hair
God bless America
It's really past everyone's bedtime
Just for fun...here's Aspen and Kelly last July 4th.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
After 4+ years of infertility, bff Summer and hubby Mike are finally parents to a beautiful little girl!!
Their birthmom went into labor this morning and Moriah Lynn was born by c-section shortly after.
I only spoke with Summer briefly, but she is over the moon in love with her daughter! Moriah is a little peanut at 6.9 lbs and she has blue eyes and curly hair! She is being very sweet and quiet (for now, lol!)
Congrats Summer and Mike, I cannot wait to meet her!!!
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
"Watch this power daddy!"
Aspen hands me her crayons and paper and says, "Let's draw a sunshine and a wonderful day."
"Thank you for Mommy and Daddy and Cupcakes and Grammie and Grandpa."
After having her sleeves pushed up so she could wash her hands, Aspen asks "Daddy, will you pull my arms off?" (meaning, will you pull my sleeves down)
According to Aspen, if a man is wearing a cowboy hat his name is Cowboy.
Aspen declared that "the shower was too spicy." (too hot)
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Aspen thought for a minute and said "Yeah, and Lola starts with a '4'!
Last weekend we were getting ready to go out on the boat and Aspen came up to me and said "Big girls do not poop in the boat."
We passed an older couple holding hands while walking down the path. Aspen said hi to them. After they passed, she said "they're so cute!"
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
After our fun night out, we went back to our rental house and some of us got in the hot tub. My boyfriend stayed upstairs in case my daughter woke up. Without meaning to, my friend and I stayed up chatting until 3 am. Oops.
Once we finally broke ourselves away from our continual conversation, I snuck in to my room and checked on my daughter, who was fast asleep with her arms behind her head. I realized I was freezing, and frantically looked around for my sweatshirt. It was too dark and the only sweatshirt I could find belonged to my boyfriend. I hurriedly put in on and jumped under the covers. Still cold, I put the hood up over my head and giggled at how silly I must look. Then I inhaled deeply. His sweatshirt smelled like him, his cologne, his deoderant, him. My heart flip-flopped a bit and I realized I was smiling. I was completely twitterpated with my boyfriend.
Twitterpated: to be completely enamoured with someone; the flighty, exciting feeling you get when you think about/see the object of your affection.
Funny how a love song and a sweatshirt had that effect on me in the middle of the night...but it did. My boyfriend had me downright twitterpated without even knowing it. I rolled over and looked at him, sleeping deeply with his arms behind his head. I snuggled next to him because he's my boyfriend...
...and I'm so glad he married me.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Before you were born I loved you
Before you were an hour old I would die for you
This is the miracle of a mother's love
The day your daddy saw the positive pregnancy test and shouted for me to come look was the day our whole world changed.
You see, we had a deep ache for a child, and God, in His unfathomable grace, gave us you.
Tears freely flow because I still can't believe we are celebrating the birthday of our big 3 year old. For years I never thought I'd have a child to celebrate birthdays with. And then there was you. Thank God there was you.
I had a pregnancy. I have a birth story. I got to experience the joy of nursing. I experienced the phenomenon of being more tired than I ever have been in my whole life, yet being so completely peaceful in my heart. I know what it's like to be a mommy, because of you.
Shining through the curtain lace
Paints a perfect picture
On your perfect face
My sweet Aspen sleeping in my arms
You are the promise I knew God would keep
You are the gift that makes my world complete
And you'll never know how much I love you
But I'll keep telling you my whole life through
Now I believe in miracles
and you're the reason why
So dream on while I sing you
(-original by Reba McIntyre)