Thursday, April 26, 2012

luke is walking!

For those following our journey with posterior medial tibial bowing, you know that this is a total answer to prayer

This little man is up on his feet and walking.  Everywhere

I love the way he holds his little hands in fists, out to the side, balancing just perfectly.

And how his little hips swing front to back with every uneasy toddler step. 

And the determination, confidence, concentration, and excitement on his face.

I love that in this picture, Luke is out of focus.  Because it reminds me that though I love these precious little footsteps, Luke is not my focus at all.  The Lord has heard our cry, and answered our prayer.  We are thankful for the way He works in our lives and shows Himself through our son.  We praise Him because we do not walk this journey alone, but with a loving, merciful, powerful God who goes before us to prepare a way. 

I will lead the blind by ways they have not known; along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth; these are the things I will do.  I will not forsake them.  Isaiah 42:16

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

ironman training

Have I mentioned that Adam is training for Ironman Texas 2012?

Well, he is.  This has been a really big deal over the last 8-10 months, and now, with the race just over five weeks away, training is in full swing. 

A typical week right now includes twelve or more hours of swimming, biking, and running, and all the resting, eating, and hydrating that comes with that level of cardiovascular training.

Just this morning, for example, Adam ran 14 miles.  Ya know, before he went to work!

Luke and I went to the end of the street to watch for him and we got there just in time to see him finish his long run!  He was actually smiling! 

I am so proud of my husband.  This level of training takes commitment, tons of discipline, lots of research, and sacrifice.  He has worked so hard for months and months and he's going to do so well on race day.

Ironman training can be really tough on families because workouts take up so much time.  But Adam has been very intentional about getting his hours in while we are still sleeping, or napping, or during his work day day so that he very rarely misses a family dinner and he can still take care of Luke on the evenings that I work.  I'm so thankful for all the time we've still had as a family.

I can't wait until May 19!  I love you babe!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

happy easter!

No guilt in life, no fear in death.
This is the power of Christ in me!

We had a sweet Easter.  Church, egg hunt, family nap, late lunch at GiGi's house, more family time, and a lazy little evening.  Happy Easter, everyone.

Monday, April 2, 2012

a little of this...

I spent last week in San Antonio at the 2012 NAPNAP conference. 
It was so nice to get away and spend some time by myself.
Even if I was sitting through lectures about probiotics and asthma.
Actually, I love sitting through lectures about probiotics and asthma. 
And infectious disease and immunizations.  Ah.  What a great week.

But it was so nice to come home to this little guy!

He didn't start walking while I was gone, (thank goodness! wouldn't that have been sad!), but he's making slow and steady progress, and that's fun.  He'll let go and take a step or two on his own, he just doesn't quite have the bravery - or balance - to go too far yet. 

While I was gone Luke and daddy spent their days doing all kinds of fun things.  In this picture, they're watching the lawn guys.  Luke loves the mowers.  So cute!

And this isn't relavent to much of anything, but this picture is from dinner tonight and you can really see those top two teeth, which are brand new.  He's just the cutest thing in the whole world.

We had king ranch chicken casserole (or my version of it, anyway) and I'm pretty sure he ate as much as I did.  Chunker.