Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Two Years!

Yesterday we celebrated our two year anniversary. In some ways I feel like I just got in that car and was heading off to our honeymoon, and in many ways I just can't remember what my life was like before I married him. The past two years we have tried to travel as much as we could (San Francisco, China, New York, Charleston are a few of the highlights), we adopted Rocky the wonder-dog, remodeled the entire upstairs of our house, conceived two babies - surviving the heartbreak of a miscarriage and amazed by the blessing of Nolan. All along the way we have learned how to trust the Lord together, how to dream together, and always how to laugh together. I am looking forward to the next 50!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Prayer request

This is Nolan getting out of his swaddle blanket. This sweet child has had to be swaddled since the day he was born and is freakishly strong, so we had to resort to the blanket that velcros him in. Two months ago I tried to get him to drop the swaddle and totally gave up after 3 days. However, through that we discovered that he doesn't need to be swaddled at night, just during his two naps (this makes NO sense to me that he hasn't been able to do both). So, this is the week that I am determined to break him of this sleep habit. It just make it difficult for other people to keep him, to sleep at the nursery at church, and he is 5 1/2 month old- it's just time! But this is the problem- he will go down and sleep the first 40 minutes, but then he wakes up and can not/will not go back to sleep (his naps are usually between 1 1/2- 2 hours). Last time I would go in and try to help him go back to sleep, I would try to let him cry it out and neither would work. This time I am just going to rely on crying and eventual exhaustion. So pray for me. It is so hard to listen to him cry for an hour days at a time. That's what got us here in the first place. He cried ALL the time the first 6 to 8 weeks of his life and desperation led me to doing whatever it took to make him sleep. Please pray that I don't give in and don't go crazy. Pray that he would just figure it out and sleep. Thanks. I'll keep you posted.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Mini Me

Saturday morning we wanted to venture out the the farmer's market. As I was getting Nolan changed and dresses Jerel got himself ready. When he came downstairs we discovered that they matched- big time!! It was so cute that we left it! I promise I would never do this on purpose!! :)

Sunday, July 13, 2008


This weekend my brother, sister-in-law, nieces and nephew came in town to meet Nolan. I look forward to many holidays that they will hopefully get to share together!
Morgan, Landon, Nolan, & Kelsey

Uncle Kyle

Monday, July 7, 2008

4th with Friends

For the big holiday weekend James and Amanda came into town. Amanda and I were sorority sisters and roommates in college. We went to a baseball game (of which I think we only watched about 10 minutes of, but greatly enjoyed the covered eating area) showed them around town, drank some great wine, and just laughed. We loved having you here and can't wait for you to come back!
Nolan loves his Aunt Amanda and Uncle James! 

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Latest Photo's

Nothing new to update you on- but incase you are getting tired of looking at the last photo (but you have to admit, it was a cute picture) here are a few new ones.
This is Emma Kate. She is 6 weeks older than Nolan, and if they decide to marry one another someday, that would be fine with all of us!! :) Her daddy, Paul, is a good friend of Jerel's and was in our wedding. Her mommy, Emily, has become a good friend of mine. Last summer we were "pregnant sick" together and attempted to do a bible study together, and this summer we are going to meet together again to do a bible study and let our kiddos play.

A stimulating afternoon at Costco!