Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Mother Bear I’ve always been an outdoorsy kind of gal.  Even before I could walk my Dad would take me hiking in the mountains with me on his back.  As I grew up he would always caution me about what to do in case I met a wild animal on the trail.  The most dangerous, […]

Monday, April 10, 2006

Emily and the Bluebonnets Emily touching Bluebonnets for the first time We drove out 290 on Saturday with friends to find Bluebonnets!  It’s a first for us.  We never got into this Texas Wildflower thing as midwesterners.  But, since were raising a first generation Texan now we just had to go….plus I wanted to dress […]

Friday, March 24, 2006

How to be a “Cool” Parent This morning Emily and I prayed together!  I love that.  After her “breakfast” and getting dressed and cleaned up for the day I held her and rocked her while reading my little quiet time book to her.  I’m already trying to teach her the importance of daily time with […]

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Rainy Day I felt like a horrible mother yesterday!  Around 11am I decided it was time for Emily and I to go on a walk.  I’m trying to walk every afternoon to get my body back in shape.  Funny, I used to run 4 miles before I was pregnant, now walking for 40 minutes seems […]

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Dear Emily…  My sweet baby girl…or as I call her “my wit-el-bay-bee” has been in this world for 4 weeks what an impact she has had.  Everyone prepared me for this life changing experience, I can’t tell you how many times I heard, “your life is going to change!”.  For a while there I didn’t […]

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

We had a bad day…SO WHAT…it’s over…and we’re movin’ on! I’m back!  My smile and my optimism is back today!  Emily even smiled too!  We’re all better.  Thanks for your suggestions and your prayers, we got through the dreaded “e” word and we’re stronger for it!  It’s wonderful to be able to move on from […]

March 20, 2006

Everything was going so well…and then the dreaded “e” word…engorgement. Honestly, I’m writing this today to ask for your help.  I know what to do to treat this, I’ve got that covered, but I really could use your prayers today.  I feel like the weather today.  Gloomy.  Yesterday we decided that we were ready to […]

Thursday, March 16, 2007

There’s just something about a Daddy and his little girl… I am so proud and honored of my husband.  Please permit me to brag on him.  Greg and I feel strongly about “mutually edifying” each other.  It’s from this scripture: Ephesians 4:20  “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others […]

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Emily is 3 weeks old today and already has her first boyfriend!  It’s been so exciting to share this experience with my friend and neighbor, Roxanne.  She gave birth to her first son, Alexander Michael on Friday!  We’ve been excited together, prayed together, and cried together during our pregnancies and deliveries, now we get to […]

Sunday, March 12, 2006

I’m sitting up in bed, watching Emily fall asleep tonight…in awe and amazement.  (Picture to the left is the first time I held Emily in the hospital) Tonight after her 9pm feeding I finally had some peace and quiet, just the two of us.  No family around, no visitors, just the girls staring at each other.  […]