Friday, January 28, 2011

Shots of Levi...3 months

Yesterday, Levi was in a great mood...which really describes him most of the time.  But anyway, the other 2 were sleeping, so we decided to do his 3 month pictures.  There are more to come, but I'd like to frame one of these photos.  Now, which one?  Do you have a favorite?  I love how he is holding that head up so well and observing the world around him! =)

Saturday, January 22, 2011

A look into last week...

3 months today...
Levi James is growing....REALLY growing.  He looks like a completely different baby.  Can I just say it's breaking my heart.  I want to pause time and press play whenever I want to! There's something about thinking it's the last one that makes me want to hang on....Hang on to every "coo," smile, laugh, hiccup, burp, cry....Then there's the little accomplishments that take him one more step away from complete innocence.  I'm going to miss so much.  This baby is growing so much faster than my first two and it's oh so hard!  BUT, I know the next stage will be just as precious, even if it only lasts a couple of days!!!!!'s Levi at 3 months (yes there are feet pictures... because I do LOVE baby feet.)  

This is a look into our car after a trip to Smithfield Chic-Fil-A with a friend.  While Levi is not pictured, he's to your left sleeping peacefully too. =) And mama, well, she's the one taking the pictures wondering if she should just leave them in the car while she goes inside a quiet house.....hmmmmmm?
A little fun in the dryer! Some days, they play so well together! 

And this sweetheart just had her hair dryed after a fun bath.  She's growing up! 
Thursday's mail brought great things... The "Christmas at our house" book, and the 12x12 scrap page I made for our 1/11/11 day at home! 
Our room...a little challenge for me is keeping this room "haven-like."  Know what I mean?  We don't have a "junk room" so to speak, so this is where things get thrown often times.  I don't like it!  So, I thought I'd take a picture of it all nice and 'tidy' to remind me that I really like it better this way!!!
 "Look how long I am?"  This is Levi's "safe place."  In the kitchen behind the gate.  =) 
That's a little look into our week.  Hope yours was great and that  you feel as blessed as we do! 

Sunday, January 16, 2011

100th post!

99 posts about random moments of motherhood, family life, and other news from our nest....Today I write my 100th post about something a little different.

A shaking in the nest...  

Life has brought us one of those "transitions." Next Sunday, the 23rd will be our last Sunday at Pikeville Church.  And today, our church family expressed their love toward us along with our pastor and his wife.  What a special time.  From the words of affirmation, the beautiful plaque, to the memorable slideshow and wonderful time of fellowship...we feel loved as we sit in our home on this Sunday afternoon.  We have come to know some special people over the last 10 years. Just today, I'm guessing 10-12 people came and grabbed a baby from mine or Dolan's arms just to help out and give us a free hand to....go grab another of our babies or to get in line to fill our plates with the yummy food.  Not sure how many hugs we received or gave out....bunches! 

Savannah has spent many hours in this church and truly feels right at home when we are there.  Just ask anyone who lingers on Sunday after service....Savannah can usually be found walking (running) around the worship center, exploring the many exciting instruments on stage, attempting to climb onto the camera platforms, carrying around candy given to her from Mr. Don.  She loves church.  A few nights ago, over dinner, the time came to share with her our upcoming change.  She responded well, asked questions, and continued eating her blueberry pancakes. (had a breakfast supper!) I know she will miss Pikeville Church...her class, her friends, the many people who love her and have watched her grow from infancy to a lively 3 1/2 year old...  We pray that wherever God leads us, she along with her brothers, will make friendships and meet people as special as those at PC.      

Dolan and I have been a part of this church for 10 years over which we've made lots of friends and even more memories.  This is what we've known in our short married life and tomorrow seems a bit unclear. Our nest is a bit shaken and our faith put to the test, but we surrender all and ask of our God this...
Take my life and let it be

Consecrated, Lord, to Thee
Take my hands and let them move
At the impulse of Thy love 
At the impulse of Thy love

Take my feet and let them be
Swift and beautiful for Thee
Take my voice and let me sing
Always, only for my King
Always, only for my King

Take my silver and my gold
Not a mite would I withhold
Take my moments and my days
Let them flow in ceaseless praise
Let them flow in ceaseless praise

Take my will it is Thine own
It shall be Thy royal throne.
Take my heart it is Thine own
It shall be Thy royal throne
It shall be Thy royal throne

So, for my 100th post...we begin a new journey...praying that the paths of those we have come to love so dearly will cross ours regularly in the days, months, and years ahead.  

And Lord, we give you our tomorrow.  

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Iced in...

Being iced in calls for "hungry hungry hippos" and chocolate chip cookies!!

Levi James was just too tired to hang with our wild bunch.  What a fun night! 

There is nothing quite like family...

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

A lesson in trust

Levi James and I made a trip this morning to his pediatrician for his 2 month well baby visit. He's growing....already 13 pounds(66th percentile) and has grown 3 inches since his 2 week appt putting him in the 77th percentile. So thankful for pictures so I can actually remember that newborn body that just doesn't last long enough.  

In addition, he received 4 of those by three sticks in those itty bitty legs.  Enough to make me cry right along with him.  As I sat there across from the nurse holding this 13 pound fella in my lap, I thought about how dependent and completely trusting he is.  He hadn't a clue what was about to send him into a weeping fit, but he made it through that season of pain, and is once again, smiling and cooing at his mama this very minute.  

While I may not be headed into a "weeping fit," I certainly may be faced with challenging circumstances in which case I must trust...completely.  Wholeheartedly.  Without reservation.  If my God's eye is on the tiny sparrow, I absolutely know He's watching over me.  

Father, I trust you with my life.  You are my portion...a constant friend indeed.  

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