Friday, August 29, 2008

A Funny Thing Happened...

So I have to share this because it's just too funny. Last night, Stephen and I had his friend, Jeremy, over to hang out, eat brownies, and play games. Elizabeth got hungry, so as we were playing, we fed her. She had been doing great all day, so we weren't expecting anything to go wrong. (You can guess what's coming.)

Stephen had just finished feeding her, and had her over his shoulder, burping, when all of a sudden, she decided to throw EVERYTHING up all over Stephen. This is not just a little spit up, I'm talking a FOUNTAIN of puke that covered Stephen so badly that he had to hop into the shower right away.

Because of that, poor Jeremy had to help me give Elizabeth a bath. He was such a trooper, though. And, she was good. I think she was actually glad to get cleaned up. Anyway, it was a VERY messy incident, but in the end, it was ironic and quite funny.

Here are some fun pics of Elizabeth and Jeremy after the mess. She was in a good mood...until she realized that she was hungry again. Hah!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Too Cute Not to Post

Elizabeth and her Daddy were having some spontaneous fun, and we caught it on camera. I couldn't help posting this pic. Isn't she CUTE!?!

Sunday, August 24, 2008


When the movie, Enchanted, came out in theaters, Stephen and I wanted to go see it, but we never got the chance. Then, with moving and having a baby and all, we didn't get the chance to rent it like we wanted to, either. Well, last night, we FINALLY watched it, and it was GREAT! Not only were its references to other Disney movies hilarious, but the plot was actually fun and the characters great. We really enjoyed ourselves. It was nice to just sit and enjoy watching a movie. If you haven't seen it, you really should.

In other, more important news, Elizabeth turns one month old tomorrow. It's really hard to believe that it's already been a month, and we love her more and more every day.

So, in honor of her one month mark, I've decided to share a few things that she has already taught me about being a mom:

1. Sleep is overrated and coffee is a must - I don't know how moms who don't drink coffee survive; I really don't. Elizabeth keeps me up at all hours of the night, and I wouldn't survive the next day if I didn't have coffee.

2. Worry comes with the territory, so get used to it and get over it - I can't remember the last time I worried like I worry about her. Every time she cries, and I can't fix it, I worry. Every time I need to take her somewhere, I worry. It's normal, but it's not fun.

3. Enjoy the small things - Elizabeth is so young, she can't do much yet, but I've learned that it's the small things that she does that make everything so fun. She makes me laugh everyday with the hilarious faces she makes, and she wins me over every time she looks right at me.

4. Give yourself a break - It's okay not to do EVERYTHING all at once. It's okay to be too tired to go out or do laundry. Elizabeth will eventually even herself out, and that's when I'll be concerned about being SUPERgirl.

5. Family is the BEST - I wouldn't have survived this month without the constant prayers and support (and physical help) of my family. They have amazed and blessed me in so many ways. I feel a little more like I can handle things knowing that they're on my side. I miss them terribly, but just knowing that they're there for me in spirit is great.

Well, those are some things I've learned so far. Elizabeth is our greatest joy, and we are so thankful for our little one. Thanks to all of our family and friends. Ya'll are really the best!

Love and more pics to come soon!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Three Weeks Old

Hello friends! Elizabeth is down for one of her many naps, so I finally had a chance to get pics to upload for your viewing pleasure.

Elizabeth is officially three weeks old, and her parents are officially exhausted. But we love her more and more every day. We just can't help ourselves. She's such a cutie, and she's starting to learn to focus. It's cool to see her look around and take everything in. It's especially fun because she's starting to focus on us too. It's SO cool!

Anyway, in honor of her three weeks in the world, I decided to post some pics of her first official bath. She HATED it because she HATES being naked and cold, but she's squeaky clean and doing great.

By the way, her towel says "I love Daddy." Yep, Stephen specifically chose THAT one.

In other news, Stephen starts class Tuesday, and we're both excited for him. This semester holds so much potential for him, and we can't wait to see what happens.

Thanks to everyone for your constant prayers and support. We have the BEST friends and family in the WORLD!

Love to you all!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


Sorry it's taken me so long to update, but I kept waiting to use Stephen's compy, which has all of our latest pics of Elizabeth on it. As it turns out, I haven't had a chance to do so, unfortunately, so I'm sorry to everyone that there aren't pics this time.

BUT, I really felt the need to blog today!

Things have slowly but surely been getting to a point where we feel a little more normal. Elizabeth is still wearing us out at night, but the days are getting better. She's so precious, and she's really a good baby. It's just all so new to us that we're not ever sure what exactly to do. We're used to certain things now, like her hungry cry and her diaper cry, but now there are cries that we don't understand yet. I'm sure we'll get to know those, too, but right now we're still in the learning phase.

I won't lie, it's hard, but every time we look at her beautiful, perfect face, we fall in love even more. Mom was right; it's hard to explain that feeling, but let's just suffice it to say; she's got us wrapped around her little fingers. Life is changing, but it's wonderful.

Speaking of change, life back home in Texas has been changing too. I'm not sure how many details I can divulge right now, but let's just say, things have been changing unexpectedly, and it has upset me.

All of this change (some great, and some not-so-great) has really got me thinking about the past. Don't get me wrong; I'm great with change, and I LOVE where God has brought us, but I've just been going through the past few years in my head, reminiscing.

It wasn't all easy, but it was all wonderful, and it led right up to where I am now. The only thing about it all that I would change is my attitude through all of it. I knew in my heart that God was in control, but it didn't keep me from being a big whiner sometimes.

Last night, chatting with my parents, I was reminded of what strong faith REALLY is. Life has just thrown them one of the biggest curve balls ever, and even though they're upset about it, they were the ones sitting and comforting me, and telling me that they KNOW God has everything under control. Wow. I'm constantly reminded of how much I respect and look up to them.

Anyway, all that to say; I decided that I need to remember to trust the Lord with everything. Even though being a mom simultaneously excites me and scares me to death, and being away from everyone I love makes me lonely at times, I know God has a perfect plan, and I need to start being better about it.

So pray for us, our new little family, and all the new steps in our life. And pray that we trust in Him unflinchingly.

"When the path grows dim; when our questions have no answers, turn to Him. Bow the Knee." - Chris Machen

Love to you all. Pics to come soon, promise!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Cute pics

Hello friends! Just wanted to let you know that my darling husband and my awesome dad have been much more faithful to post pics of Elizabeth than I have, so if you are itching for more fun pics of her, and I haven't posted, check out their blogs.

For now, here are a couple fun ones that make us laugh! (and yes, the second pic is of Elizabeth's first attempt to "flip us off" HA!)

Love to you all, and more info to come.

Friday, August 1, 2008

One Week

Hello wonderful friends!! I've FINALLY found a free minute to post a little more than just pics. Our sweet Elizabeth is now one week old, and it's hard to believe. Our family has been here with us making this week so much easier, and boy, have we needed it!

I was warned that the first week is the hardest, but I didn't believe it until now. It has been insane around here! Between doctor visits, 2am feedings, trying to heal, and just plain emotions and stress, it has been quite a journey.

But even through all of that, I fall more in love with my little girl every minute. She is just perfect in every way, and I couldn't be more blessed. Her daddy feels the exact same way, and we think we are the luckiest couple in the world.

Life is still hard, emotional, and tiring, but it's ALL worth it. And, things are slowly getting better and easier.

So thanks to all of you for your prayers, sweet messages, and support. We love you SO much, and can't wait to bring Elizabeth to Texas to meet everyone!

Keep looking here for updates and pics.

Love to you all!