Tuesday, July 27, 2010


We haven't had much out of the ordinary going on here lately, so I just wanted to post a few cute pics of our Addalie! There is also a sweet video of her playing with her daddy! She loves to clean! It makes me so happy!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday Dad!

I Love You,


Saturday, July 17, 2010

Busy Days

I'm tired. My body hurts. I'm whiny. It's been a busy couple of days here! Yesterday we had Music Under the Stars (CARES event) and lots of prep for today. Addalie and I also went to Josh and Kristen's to bring them dinner and we got to spend some time with little Timothy! He is such a precious baby!Today we had a big pool party (also a CARES event) where we grilled lots of hamburgers and hotdogs and played games by the pool for prizes. Tonight we went and got some stuff to spruce up our balcony got that all fixed up. I also had my first experience with Addalie pooping in the bathtub and had to get all that cleaned up. (no worries, I'm not posing a pic of that one!) I'm going to sleep well tonight!

Playing a huge game of Jenga at the pool party!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Happy Birthday Leah!

Today was Leah's 22nd birthday! We went out for dinner at Chuy's (yum) and then came back for Leah's favorite, german chocolate pie. This was my attempt to make it special for her birthday. Key word being "attempt!" I just don't have Gam's touch when it comes to pies I guess!
Daniel thought it would be a good birthday "treat" to attack Leah with Ready Whip!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Baby Conner

Tonight we got together with everyone from our Real Life Group for dinner and games. And we all got to hang out with the Scott's new baby boy, Conner! It was so great to hold a nweborn boy! I can't wait to hold mine!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

She just loves hair!

We were headed home from Jada and Nick's tonight and it was past Addalie's bedtime so she was tired and fussy. She kept reaching for me from the backseat and I finally realized she just wanted to grab my hair. Addalie has always loved hair and has to have it in her fist to fall asleep, so she has a doll with nasty hair in her bed to help her sleep. But Leah came to the rescue tonight and leaned over so Addalie could play with her hair. The fussing immediately stopped. I know, my daughter is quirky. Most kids have blankets or stuffed animals. Addlaie just needs some hair!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

We are so happy to have Leah (Daniel's sister) staying with us for a little while she transitions to moving here. Addalie loves having her around! And we are so thankful for her help around here too. All of the CARES stuff we have been doing this weekend wouldn't have happened as well without her!

Addalie loves playing with Leah on the air mattress!

Friday, July 9, 2010

This is how we found Addalie sleeping last night. She started at the other end of the bed without that blanket. It's so funny to see where babies end up. It seems that she will be playing or something and just all of the sudden fall asleep where she is. I love watching her sleep. She's so cute and peaceful.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Addalie tried corn on the cob for the first time tonight at dinner. She was so cute digging into that thing!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th of July!

We had a fun today celebrating the 4th of July. Addalie looked very patriotic as we headed off to church! It was so cute seeing all the kids in their red, white, and blue!

My little sweetheart.

She was a little hyper today! This was right after she walked around shouting and licking the wall behind her. I'm a little worried.
Addalie was so happy to see April after more than a month! She only wanted her tonight!

We had a great time having dinner with friends and then watching some fireworks at the 360 bridge. Addalie liked them as well. She just looked mesmerized the whole time! I don't contemplate my freedom as much as I should, but I did today of course. I'm more thankful than ever, I think because I have a daughter and one on the way. I can't imagine living in a place where I would fear for them. I'm so thankful they will grow up in a place free from oppression. Once agian, having kids has changed everything!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Exciting News!

So I am officially crazy. Tuesday night I got together with a lot of other crazies from church and went to the midnight showing of Eclipse. You know I read all the books recently and rented the movies and yes, I became a fan. It was so much fun going to the movies with all these good friends! We played cards and Catch phrase waiting for the movie to start. We got there at 9:30 and the movie didn't start till 12:02. We were so doped up on caffeine that we were acting pretty hyper. So fun. And the movie was good too!And now for some exciting news! We found out we are having a boy! Yep, we went to an early ultrasound on Wednesday and it was pretty clear! It was just a quick ultrasound to figure out the gender, but we will go for a more extensive one on July 20th. We are so thrilled to be having a boy in the family since they tend to be pretty rare! The past couple of days, Leah and I have been looking for fabric to transform Addalie's very girly room into a boy/girl room.

His name is going to be Asher (something) Reese. We are taking suggestions for a middle name!

Addalie doesn't really know what is going on, but she knows that we are excited and acts very exctied as well!
My wonderful friend Jenny from ACU now lives in Austin so we decided to reconnect. She came over for dinner and it was so so good to catch up! Hopefully it's the start of lots of get togethers!