Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Matt had a ride with his scooter club yesterday. They rode the ferry over to the West bank to a new scooter store that was celebrating it's grand opening. After playgroup, Emma and I drove over to the scooter store & met some of Matt's friends. It was a fun time!
This morning, Emma was baptized at church. It was such a special time and we are so thankful to have such a wonderful church and church family. I will post pictures and write more about her baptisms in a seperate post (I'm uploading the pictures now).
We have another playgroup tomorrow morning and on Tuesday Emma has her 4 month check up/shots. I can't wait to see how much she weighs!
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Big Mama: Mother of a sassy little girl who just started kindergarten. She is hilarious!
BooMama: Mother of a four year old little boy. She too is hilarious!
Ragamuffin Soul: Service Programming Director at Buckhead Church in Atlanta. I also enjoy reading his wife's blog. This family does some great themed family nights!
Dreaming Big Dreams: A mom who has two precious little boys, one whom they adopted from the US. Her husband and she are also in the process of adopting two children in Haiti. Amazing story!
Debra Parker Design: Mom of two and in the process of adopting. Also an amazing photographer.
it's the little things: Mom of two precious boys, one whom has CDLS. Also an amazing jewelry maker.
Bring the Rain: An amazing, inspriring, moving story of a family who lost their precious daughter.
Just some inspiring, fun blogs to read. :)
Monday, September 22, 2008
You continue to bring such joy into our lives. You amaze us every day! You are learning and growing so much. You are getting better at grabbing things (toys, hair, blankets, etc.) and you smile all the time! You have such a contagious smile! You were sleeping through the night until we had to evacuate for Hurricane Gustav and that messed up your schedule. Now you are waking once a night, which Mommy doesn't mind because she loves to snuggle with you. We have spent lots of time with your Grandma and Grandpa Parks in the last month and you were so spoiled. You can now spot your Mommy and Daddy from across the room and follow us with your eyes. You can roll from your back to your side, but not all the way to your tummy yet. Today you rolled from your tummy to your back for the first time and you thought it was so funny. Speaking of funny, you love to laugh! Some things that make you laugh are your Daddy blowing rasberrys on your tummy, getting kissed on your tummy, washing your neck wrinkles in the bathtub, and anyone smiling at you. You love being naked on your changing table. You suck your thumb and your fingers, but still love that paci! You like to look at our cats, DJ and Peaches and even pet them sometimes. You are teaching your Mommy & Daddy lots about enjoying the simple things in life! We continue to be blessed by you!
Mommy & Daddy
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
*I enjoyed a nice cup of iced coffee at home this morning thanks to this
...and the awesome thing is that I can get 16 cups of coffee out of the Cool Brew, which cost less than $5. So I am paying about 31 CENTS per cup of coffee! That definitely beats the $2 at McDonald's or $4 at Starbucks for my iced coffee!
*We are heading to Atlanta this weekend for a Switchfoot, Third Day, and Jars of Clay concert. And we're going to spend some time with Matt's family too! It should be a fun time!
*I have decided that I'm going to make Emma's baby food. It's really not that hard and we will save a TON of money by doing this. I've found a great website that is full of resources on making baby food. I'm quite excited about this endeavor of mine!
*Emma will be 4 months old on Sunday. It's hard to believe that much time has passed! She will be getting baptized the next Sunday (the 28th) and we are looking forward to that special day.
So, that was a lot of randomness that I've been wanting to share. Hope everyone is having a great week! I've got some new pictures and videos of Emma that I will upload soon.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
*sleep seems less important
*you become a morning person
*you talk about poop on a daily basis and even get excited about it
*you forget to eat sometimes
*you don't shower at normal times of the day (and when you do, it is a luxery)
*you find joy in grocery shopping without the baby
*you wear your worries and fears on your sleeve
*you find that your baby's pain feels worse than your own
*you no longer rely on a clock--the baby sets your schedule
*coffee becomes a necessity!
Monday, September 15, 2008
Lord I pray for Emma’s brain that it would be healthy so you can fill it with your boundless wisdom
Pray for Emma’s eyes that they would be able to see you and the mighty works of your creation
Pray for Emma’s ears that they would hear your word and hear your praises
Pray for Emma’s tongue that it would be full of grace and ready to be used as your instrument
Pray for Emma’s lungs that they would be healthy and strong ready to shout your praises from the mountains
Pray for Emma’s heart that it would be strong but have more space for you to dwell
Pray for Emma’s shoulders that they would be big enough and strong enough to carry the burdens of his brothers and sisters in Christ as they have carried us
Pray for Emma’s arms and hands that they would be willing and able to do your work
Pray for Emma’s body and all of that is in it that it would be a temple sancitified by you
Pray for Emma’s legs that they would be strong enough to run the race
Pray for Emma’s feet that they would look for your word for direction and that they would follow in your footsteps FOREVER.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Sunday, September 07, 2008
Of course, I had to post some pictures of our evacuation adventures!