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Fall Pictures

11 Nov

I hate to interrupt my blog break once again, but this one is too easy.  Here is a link to my friend’s blog… a friend who happens to be our family photographer as well.  Scroll down until you find the super sweet pictures of our girls!

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Back from Blog Break

23 Apr

Please excuse my blog break.  Between Reece’s long recovery from her tonsillectomy and two out of town trips, I’m finding it hard to balance my two small children, laundry, work outs, meals, cleaning, sewing, and the list goes on.  I sit down tonight not really knowing what to write about, just knowing that I need to write something so my fans (all two of you) will be pleased! 🙂

I’ll just scroll through some pictures and put some up…that’s always a crowd-pleaser, isn’t it?

Coming soon: Reeceisms…posts devoted to the silly things that come out of our two-year-old’s mouth!

3 Months, Lipstick Mustache, Old Toy

31 Jan

Rynn is three months old!  She’s so wonderful…just a smiley, happy baby who fits right in.  We can’t imagine what our family was like without her!

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Reece got into some lipstick this week…

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Reece says, “I sure did miss this toy.  I’m so glad my mom brought it back out.”

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Devastating.

27 Jan

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Tagged

25 Jan

I was tagged by my sweet friend Christa on a fun picture game.

Here is what you do:

1. Go to your 4th folder where you store your photos.
2. Select your 4th picture (no exceptions)!
3. Post the picture with an explanation and link it back to your tagger.
4. Tag 4 people (or as many as you want) to do the same!!

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February 2008…Reece is being silly while Mom folds clothes.

Wayland, Brittany, Holley, and Jennifer R…tag, you’re it!

Update & Challenge, Tummy Time, and Birthday Wishes

17 Jan

Update on my nephew, Philip:

For those of you who have been praying for my nephew, thank you! He’s actually doing quite well. He takes the shots and finger pricks like a champ! I think it’s Momma who is feeling most of the stress of his diagnosis at this time. From the carb counting and revised method of cooking, to sending her son to school and trusting all of his teachers, the school nurse, etc., plus just finding a “new normal” in the midst of the worry she has over her son’s health…it’s just really hard! Good thing she’s a godly woman who puts her faith in God and trusts that He knows what is best for their family. Please continue praying for them!

Challenge:

Philip will be the big 1-0 on Monday! When I asked him what he’d like for his birthday, he said he just wants people to donate to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to help find a cure for juvenile diabetes. I thought it’d be fun to put forth a challenge to anyone who reads this blog. So………..

If YOU have diabetes, I’m asking you to donate $50 to help find a cure.

If someone in your FAMILY has diabetes, I’m asking you to donate $30.

If you have a FRIEND with diabetes, I’m asking you to donate $20

Or, if you just want to donate just ’cause, please follow this link to do so…

http://walk.jdrf.org/walker.cfm?id=87293547

Philip has also started a blog to journal his life with diabetes:

www.philip9.wordpress.com

Nathanael has started a blog too. Check out this awesome writer at…

www.notouch.wordpress.com

Tummy Time:

The sweetest/happiest baby in the world works on tummy time:


Birthday:

Happy 29th Birthday to Scott! We celebrated with several friends and crazy amounts of fun at a local dueling piano bar. Good times!




Prayer Request, Christmas, and Another Month Older

30 Dec

First off, please pray for my nearly 10-year-old nephew. After showing some signs of diabetes, a doctor visit this morning confirmed that. He’s now in the hospital where they’ll monitor his blood sugar for a couple of days and begin the maintenance procedure. We know he’ll be okay and that he’ll still be the super-active Philip we know and love, but the transition to daily insulin injections and finger-pricks will definitely be tough, as you can imagine.

Christmas…the most MAGICAL time of year!!

What a difference a year makes! Reece really enjoyed Christmas this year and everything leading up to it. She especially enjoyed wagon rides looking at Christmas lights, the fun blow up figures in neighbors’ yards, Christmas trees (including the one in her room which she was VERY proud of), wrapping paper, parties and PJ Day at PDO, and the building and decorating of the gingerbread house. Because my hands are always full and my brain is always overloaded, I only captured a couple of these memories on the cam…

Reece saw me wrapping a book for the neighborhood kids' book exchange.  When we got back home, she thought she should wrap it back up (and in the process wrap herself up too!).

Reece saw me wrapping a book for the neighborhood kids' book exchange. When we got back home, she thought she should wrap it back up (and in the process wrap herself up too!).

On Christmas Eve we stayed in our pj's and decorated our gingerbread house.  Of course, we snacked a little too!

On Christmas Eve we stayed in our pj's and decorated our gingerbread house. Of course, we snacked a little too!

Finished product. Finished product.

It would make sense, of course, to take some pictures on Christmas Eve and Christmas morning, but that didn’t happen. Actually, we did take a few pictures Christmas morning, but Reece was always moving to fast to get any good ones. We were also rushing Reece between each gift so we could get as much video as we could before the battery on the camcorder died. Ill-prepared? Maybe, but I like to think we’re always too busy having fun to take pictures and good video anyway. 🙂

I bet I can get some good pics of Reece playing with all those toys she got…just give me a few days!

We had a wonderful Christmas with our families who continue to bless us with way too much! We were also so blessed to have my grandmother for another Christmas, and to visit with Con-Con! And just for the record, when asked whose birthday it was, Reece replied, “Baby Jesus.” Awww!

We celebrated another birthday two days later…

…when Rynn turned two months old! At two months, she’s smiling and cooing. She loves her swing, her car seat, and her big sister who always wants to hold her. She is just a sweet, sweet baby and she’s so much a part of our family that I don’t know what we did without her. Sweet thing is so patient too, as big sister often gets way more attention. Baby girl waits to nurse until Mama gets big sister settled with a snack, drink, and some form of entertainment. Sometimes those feedings get interrupted while Mama fixes things for Big Sister or has to discipline her. In fact, Big Sister seems to cry more these days than Baby girl…what’s up with that!? Anyway, back to Rynn…what a sweetheart…

Baby Girl at two months

Baby Girl at two months

Reece still LOVES her baby sister.  I often find her sitting here, just watching Rynn and talking to her.

Reece still LOVES her baby sister. I often find her sitting here, just watching Rynn and talking to her.

Oh, and one more thing…it was Christmas-time ten years ago that Scott and I met and fell in love. Actually, we just met then. It took a while for the love thing to happen. Happy ten year anni, Scott…did you remember? 🙂