Thursday, February 28, 2008

two months old!

i can hardly believe natalie is already two months old...

growing up SO fast!

i love to sleep in on saturday just like my dad!

two months old TODAY! (picture taken BEFORE my shots...)

SO tired after a doctor's appointment and three yucky shots!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

back together again

how fun it was to have an impromptu gathering on saturday.... shannon, haley, colin, whitney, terry and addison joined dave, natalie and i for a day of fun, laughter, eating, and baby snuggling. thanks, girls, for trekking to atlanta. the day meant the world to me.

whit and natalie

haley and natalie

all the girls

shan and nat

dave, me and addison

haley and shan with the baby girls

leavin ain't fair, you know?
parting ain't just
but people got to move on
people got to do what they must
and we're back together again
and i'm never gonna lose you as a friend...
indigo girls

Thursday, February 21, 2008

recent happenings...

my mom's friend shannon and her little girl flannery jane came over for a play date!
i slept through most of it!!!

flannery is two months older than me!! she is so cute!

you better watch out, sir!

my pappy bought me my first hairbow! i love it!

chillin' with my aunt katy.

we love our new slippers from chandler!!

i am having so much fun growing up!

i also went to visit all of my mom's friends at emory this week, but we were having so much fun we forgot to take a picture! thanks emory girls for a wonderful wednesday! love, natalie

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


natalie, in your eyes i see wonder and trust--
i love you so, do you know this?--you must.
in your eyes i see faith and hope--
in my times of worry, your eyes help me to cope.
sometimes your eyes say to me "hold on tight"--
and sometimes they say "you are my light."
that gleam of awe, who can miss?
you live through each day with joy and bliss.
that stare of intent that says "don't let go"--
you are growing each day, this i know.
with those beautiful blue eyes, i am in love...
and, for you, dear child, i turn my eyes to the sky in thanks to the One above.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Last Week I...

Last week I Pee-Peed on my daddy! He picked me up out of the tub and had me wrapped in a towel...I was sitting in his lap while he was brushing my hair...I couldn't wait any longer...Isn't it funny where my pee-pee landed?

Last week I visited the doctor who brought me into this world!! Dr. Lori Marshall is wonderful!

I had lots of fun last week. Hopefully this week will be fun too!

Friday, February 8, 2008

Friday's prayer

Friday keep the ones I love.
Comfort them from up above.
Lift their hearts and hold them dear.
Help them know that you are here.

from "Give Me Grace"... a daybook of children's prayers...

My Great Grandma Ruth
My Mom and Dad
My Great Grandpa Calvin and Great Grandma Charlene
My Uncle Steven
My GAM and my Bigma

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

ash wednesday

ash wednesday is a day to repent of our sins and remember our transgressions before God. in doing so, we realize God's grace in our lives.

one of my precious friends gave natalie a little daybook of children's prayers called "give me grace." the prayer for wednesday is this...

wednesday make me full of light.
guide my heart both day and night.
give me gladness,
give me grace.
shine your love upon my face.

as i watch natalie grow and grow each day, i see the face of God. this little baby literally takes my breath away. in her, i see God's grace. i see an amazing miracle. i see God's love, provision, and His faithfulness to me. i don't know how i deserve to be blessed with such a gift as this child. she is such a light in my life and i love her more than words can describe. i am so thankful to God for this blessing.

today, i am thankful that i have a Saviour to whom i can turn to ask for forgiveness from my many sins. i am so thankful for God's grace. i am beyond thankful that he forgives the sinful person that i am--and that i can be confident in His perfect love for me despite my weaknesses due to his AMAZING GRACE. i am so thankful that he gave me such a precious gift in this little girl, miss natalie. she is the epitome of God's love and God's light.

forgiveness and grace. love and light. God is Good.

"And He said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me....For when I am weak, then I am strong." II Corinthians 12:9...

Sunday, February 3, 2008

time goes by WAY too fast!

i love to sleep (sometimes)!

love my activity mat

i can smile now too!

sweet girl

watching t.v. with daddy!

at peace...and napping!