Thursday, January 31, 2008

i wish i was there

hi aunt katy and uncle lonnie! i hope y'all are having fun in jackson hole. maybe you can teach me to ski one day. love, natalie

Monday, January 28, 2008

happy birthday!

i am one month old TODAY!
time goes by way too fast...

Sunday, January 27, 2008

i've got sunshine on a cloudy day...

natalie and much fun they will have as natalie grows up!

i am four weeks old in this picture! can you believe it?

precious cargo...the girls took their first road trip alone this week to lagrange and had lunch with Grandpa, Grandma, and Bigma...we got to see GAM and Aunt Katy too!

sleeping-time is going a little better! my parents are so grateful...

Monday, January 21, 2008

Sunday, January 20, 2008

prayer of gratitude

Father, you gave me an angel.
Straight from heaven,
born on earth,
this child rests here in my arms,
purity personified,
the essence of perfection.
Mere hours old, already she has filled our lives
with joy and light and love.
One tiny emissary of peace,
one unblemished hope
for tomorrow's happiness.
Praise to you, Father,
for this most precious gift you've shared.
Pleas to you, Father,
for aid in raising her to be
as self-contented as she is today.-- by Jayne Jaudon Ferrer

Sunday, January 13, 2008

happy 99th birthday bigma!

happy 99th birthday bigma!

we had so much fun traveling to lagrange for bigma's 99th birthday!

my bigma is the most amazing woman...we had so much fun just being together as a family. i am beyond blessed to have such an incredible family. the bottom picture shows the five generations of hands...

mrs. audie muse, natalie's great-great grandmother
mrs. charlene muse spinks, natalie's great grandmother
mrs. gail muse spinks woodward, natalie's grandmother
me! (kelly muse woodward sprinkle), natalie's mom
and miss natalie muse sprinkle, the most precious hands of all!

more pictures to come...

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

daddies and daughters

My dad (top photo) is such an amazing dad! He was and is so involved in our lives and I was so blessed to grow up with him as my Father. He came to every ballet performance, every soccer game, every swim meet and swim practice...he was (and is) always there for my sister and I! The relationship between dad and daughter is so special...

Dave is already so amazing with Natalie. I joke (but it is true) that he is better with her than I am! It is so fun to watch him love her. I fall in love with him more and more as I watch him love our daughter. Natalie is such a lucky girl to have Dave as her daddy, just like I have been with my own father! It is exciting to think about all of the fun times ahead with my husband and our child!

Natalie will get to meet her great-grandfather this weekend when we travel to LaGrange for Natalie's great-great grandmother's 99th birthday! Happy Birthday Bigma (on 1/9/08). We'll have some five generation pictures to post next week!

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Welcome Home Natalie!

December 28th, 2007
12:14 a.m.
8 pounds even
20.5 inches long
our lives are forever changed!

we love her so much...these first days have been long and tiring but she is well worth it! i never knew i could love her so much...we praise God for her arrival and can't wait for the days to come...