Friday, February 27, 2009

TN Tales

I have been thinking about this post all week and I am still not sure where to begin or what to share. My trip to TN started out as just a fun opportunity to meet two amazing ladies and to share a little life with them. It ended up being a spiritually refreshing and emotionally renewing retreat. I LOVED the Joyner family and what a tremendous blessing it was to meet Arthanise and hug her neck! I have two very dear new friends who impacted my life in an amazing way over a few short days.
Eleanor and I spent three fun-filled days gallivanting around TN with our new friends. We enjoyed some sweet time with Arthanise at one of my favorite places to eat - Cracker Barrel. It was an emotional meeting because there was a time when I thought I might never get to meet Arthanise. But God is so much bigger than cancer! E loves her some Aunt Arthy!
Jeanine and I talked and talked and talked some more. A mutual friend once commented that we were "two peas in a pod," and that statement could not have been any truer. I felt like I had just met my long lost sister! It was nice to talk face to face with a friend and not on the phone, facebook, or email. Sometimes we just need a friend with flesh and I was definitely in need of one!

E played with Jeanine's 4 kiddos and adored them. In the mornings when they would wake up and she could hear them she would start looking around our room saying "hoo, hoo, hoo" until I would take her downstairs.
Olivia and E
Avery, Davis and Donovan

Thanks Jeanine and Arthanise for welcoming us to TN and treating us like family! We love you!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Sic 'Em Bears

Daddy's pride and joy! Gotta teach 'em early! Thanks for the great bib Worley. We love it!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

27 Weeks and Headed to Nash-Vegas

Tomorrow Eleanor and I are headed to TN to visit some blog buddies. We will be staying with Jeanine and her family and also spending some time with Arthanise. I am so excited to finally meet these two ladies face to face. Check back next week for photos of our trip.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Half Birthday

I can't believe it! My sweet girl is 6 months old. The days have sure flown by. It seems like just the other day I was waking Daniel up at 1:12 in the morning to tell him my water broke and we needed to head to the hospital. It does not seem like it was 6 months ago that I was walking laps in the labor and delivery wing of the hospital waiting for E's arrival. 6 months.....6 months....where does the time go! I realized the other day as I was rocking E to sleep that the birthmark that used to be under her nose was almost completely gone. I also noticed that her once almost completely bald head was no longer quite so bald. Her long skinny feet, are still long and skinny. Her big blue eyes, are still big and blue. But that tiny baby who entered the world on August 12th is no longer a tiny baby. She is growing up!
Sitting in her new "throne." She just started sitting in her high chair for meals and while Daniel and I eat dinner and she loves it. As you can tell by her bib she had just finished a delicious dinner of bananas, avocados and rice cereal. She is also eating sweet potatoes now and loves them. This girl loves to eat!

Friday, February 06, 2009