Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Faux Hawk

Is it Halloween already? Is my daughter going to be a punk rocker? Nope, just morning bed head.

Check out the height on that thing! It took me several minutes of laughing this morning to compose myself for nursing. It is a perfect faux hawk from every angle! I guess I shouldn't be surprised, she was born with one.

Monday, October 27, 2008

A woman of noble character

Jason's Grandma Ruby Smith passed away last Monday, at the age of 91. She had suffered from Alzheimer's the last bit of her life. We were able to fly back on Wednesday to be with family and attend the funeral services. These pictures were taken Memorial weekend and was the last time we saw her.

I have had the honor to know Grandma Ruby for the past nine years. I have heard many, many stories about this woman and when the Proverbs ask, "A wife of noble character who can find?", it speaks of Grandma Ruby. She was a Godly woman who took care of her family. She was a hard worker with a servant's heart. She has seen so many things and has experienced so many things. She put others before herself, she was gentle, faithful and strong. She will be missed.

"A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks. She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed; Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all."
Proverbs 31

Monday, October 20, 2008

Milk Already?

My little girl is growing up. Today was her first day to try milk for the first time. We have begun the weaning process. She hasn't been nursing much at all the past couple of weeks and is for the most part uninterested. She has always been a little lady that moves on to the next progressive step with ease, so I shouldn't be surprised. I didn't think I would get emotional, but it was hard not to. To see my little girl with her milk made me tear up. To think that soon, that part of our connection will be over, wow.

Here are a few pics of this experience. Of course she loved it!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Our little pumpkin!

Our little pumpkin will be turning one in a few weeks! That is so hard to believe. She is going to have her first costume party with all of her friends. These fall pictures were taken in Harpers Ferry.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

2 months to plan - over in 3 hours!

I had the opportunity to plan Harvest Fest this year for our church and community. We held it at a local park. For those of you from Firewheel, it was similar to the Easter thing and for those of you at Hill Country it was similar to Summer Fest. We had free food, live music, bounce houses and carnival games. The kids loved it. Everything went great! Eliana got a tattoo. She wasn't a huge fan of the process. So her "princess" said "prince".

She also got an opportunity to bounce in the bounce house. She laughed so hard.