Sunday, July 24, 2011

six years to celebrate!

To celebrate our sixth wedding anniversary, we left little man with Honey and went to a very fancy dinner in the city.  It was a wonderful evening, so fun to get dressed up and have a few hours alone.

I can honestly say that in six years, I've never been so happy to be married to Adam.  It has been so amazing to watch him as a daddy over the last few months, and I am so thankful for the life we have together.  I love you babe!

Friday, July 22, 2011


Forgive our recent lack of posts, we've been soaking up every moment of this blissful and relaxing summer before I start my new job.  As part-time as it is, I am dreading leaving this little one for two days of the week.  There is nothing I'd rather be doing than ...

... dressing little man up in a swimsuit and hat that are both way too big to take him swimming ...

... or feeding him prunes for the seventeenth time in one week because he hadn't pooped
in over five days ...

... or laughing at the way daddy spiked his hair with baby lotion ...

... or taking self portraits with the iPhone (would you look at those cheeks!) ...

 ... or reading a bedtime story ...

... or hanging out with my family.

Monday, July 11, 2011

sweet potatoes

This face says yummy.  

This face says I want some more! Right now!

And this face says, yep, I always knew they were holding out on me.
Little man loves him some sweet potatoes.  :)

Sunday, July 10, 2011

tummy time

He is just so stinkin' cute.  

Friday, July 8, 2011


by Kari Jobe

You hold my every moment
You calm my raging seas
You walk with me through fire
You heal all my disease
I trust in You, I trust in You

I believe You're my healer
I believe You are all I need
I believe

I believe You're my portion
I believe You're more than enough for me
Jesus You're all I need ...

Nothing is impossible for You
Nothing is impossible
Nothing is impossible for You
You hold my world in Your hands

I believe You're my healer
I believe You are all I need
Oh, yes You are, yes You are

I've been singing this song over Luke since he was born.
Praying these lyrics over him, holding his foot and begging God to come in and change this.
Rescue him.  Heal him.

We had an appointment with our orthopod on Tuesday.  Luke had x-rays taken for the first time since birth.  The x-rays showed slight improvement.  The bone is just a tiny bit straighter than it used to be.  It is still very crooked.  The doc said that this is exactly where he thought that Luke would be at four months.  He was neither disappointed or elated by the progress. 

Our doc is quick to remind us that "this is a marathon, not a sprint."
It will be a long road and we will continue with splinting and therapy.
Luke will have surgery at least once before it's all over. 

To be honest, I left the appointment feeling fairly content.  Happy with the news.
But there is still something inside of me that wants more.

I want it healed now.  I want to be done.  I want this to be over.

We prayed over Luke's leg at camp.
We begged for healing, cried out for mercy, anointed with oil.
And when we were done, Luke's leg was still crooked.  And I was so disappointed. 

But I am reminded again, by a sweet friend and by the whisper in my heart...

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord.
As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.  Isaiah 55:8

Lord, make me content only in You and Your ways.  I will continue to ask for healing.  I will beg you until it is done, God.  Fix his leg!  I will not stop asking.  I will believe.  And in the meantime, I will love You, I will love Your ways, and I will love the little man you gave me.  Just the way he is.

Monday, July 4, 2011

happy 4th of july!

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, 
that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, 
that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. 

We had a great Fourth-o-July weekend with lots of relaxing, yummy food, swimming, and some time with family and friends!  All the cousins were in town, and we tried to get a pic but five kids under the age of five don't really cooperate that well for pictures ... 

Exhibit A.

Nevertheless, Luke enjoyed himself and we were glad to have Adam home for one extra day this weekend before the week started again!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

rice cereal

Today was the day.

It's a bit early, I know.  But I'm just a little worried about the fact that his weight has fallen below the third percentile and in an effort to get him back on the curve, I've decided to go ahead and try some solids.  Not that much actually goes in at this point.  The majority ends up on the bib, face, hands, bumbo, counter, or up his nose.  But hopefully, over the next few weeks, we'll get a little more proficient and put some meat on his bones.

At first, he wasn't really sure what to think of the texture... 

But I don't think he minded the taste too much...

And he sure enjoyed all the attention ...

Saturday, July 2, 2011

saturday morning runs

Over the last few months, we've started a Saturday morning habit of running with Pops.
My dad comes over and we hit the pavement with Adam, Luke, and Daisy.

It's hot enough outside to fry eggs on the pavement, even early on Saturday mornings.
When we got home today, Daisy jumped straight in the pool to cool off her belly.

The guys thought she had a pretty good idea and decided to follow suit. 
So we stripped Luke down and everyone got in to cool off.

I love the summer.  Even in Texas.  :)

Friday, July 1, 2011

camp 220

This week, Luke and I spent our days in Waxahachie for Camp 220.
I was the camp nurse, and Luke was our entertainment.
He had such a great time and was such a trooper.

I was too busy with my nursing duties and worship and reading and eating and socializing to take any great pictures, but I got a few with my phone to remember our week.

Luke enjoyed riding all around the campus in his stroller.

And when he got sleepy, I simply swaddled him and gave him a paci so he could take naps on-the-go.

And when we were in the dorm, he hung out here, in his pack 'n play.
Happy little boy!

But what I couldn't capture with a camera was the spiritual growth and healing and awakening that happened while we were there.  What an amazing ministry and an awesome week.