Monday, December 29, 2008

Best. Christmas. Present. EVER!

SO, for those of you who I haven't already blabbed it to, Stephen gave me the most wonderful Christmas present he could ever give me! He bought me a plane ticket so that I can come home to Dallas again! I can't even tell you how AWESOME that is! I'll get to see everyone again, and I'll be bringing Elizabeth, so that everyone can see how she's grown.

On top of that, Stephen isn't sending me home on just ANY weekend; he's sending me home for SING weekend! YAY!!! I cannot even describe how pumped I am about this fact! SING is my favorite tradition at Baylor, and not only that, but it's Ryan's last year to perform in it.

Basically, I have the best, most thoughtful husband ever, who knows me VERY well!

Okay, enough bragging! More Elizabeth pics to follow shortly!

Love to you all!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Elizabeth Joy to the World!

Merry Christmas to everyone! I hope it was wonderful for you! We had a FABULOUS one! More pictures and stories to come!

Love to you all!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

"Christmas Time is Here"

I know that we are already well into December, but as I sit here next to my little girl who is currently taking a nap in some reindeer pajamas, i realize that it wasn't really until yesterday that it felt like Christmas time to me. It could be the smell of the cold weather, bundling up in blankets at night, or looking at my little Christmas tree in our living room, but really I think it was a combination of listening to the soundtrack to "A Charlie Brown Christmas," watching the "Garfield Christmas Special" on tv, and taking funny pictures of Elizabeth with a Christmas bear that really did it for me.

All that to say, I'm way excited that it feels like the Holidays, and I'm even more excited for Elizabeth to experience it all for the first time. Oh, and for those of you who I haven't already excitedly bragged to, Elizabeth is starting to try to crawl now! It's so exciting! I can't wait for everyone to see her. Now, granted, she can only go backwards, BUT she's getting SO close! It's wonderful!

Well, I can't wait to see everyone in Texas! I'll be home soon! For now, enjoy the fun Christmas pictures!
Love to you all!

Monday, December 8, 2008

A Great Weekend

This was a great weekend! As I sit here reflecting on the weekend and watching Elizabeth play and make funny faces, I realize that God has really blessed me the past few weeks with some great things going on to keep me from feeling lonely. Friday night, I went to a special event at Grace Church just for ladies. It was this fancy "English Tea" Christmas party where we chatted, enjoyed tea and goodies, and just had fun celebrating the Christmas season. It was really great, and those of you who know we well will not be surprised by this next tid-bit of info. I went to this thing with the intention of meeting some women my own age, but I ended up sitting at the youth group table making friends with high school and college aged girls, and it was a BLAST! I guess I'm really meant to work with youth. Ha!

Then on Saturday, an old friend, Robin Riggs Muse and her husband and daughter came over to have a southern meal and hang out. It was SO fun. They are absolutely wonderful to spend time with. And I think Elizabeth had a really good time with their daughter, Catie Beth. In fact, I think Catie Beth inspired Elizabeth to start crawling because she has been practicing ever since they were here. It's really cute.

Robin with the girls.

Hunter with the girls

Sunday was another great day at Grace Church. Stephen and I have decided that this is definitely the church for us. They are warm, inviting, and passionate about the Lord. It's really refreshing!

Well, I can't WAIT to go to Texas to see everyone! I'll be there soon!

Love to you all!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

An Interesting Day

Today was a funny day all around. First off, I took Elizabeth to the store to buy groceries, and as I was checking out, I realized that she had lost BOTH of her socks. SO I got to go ALL around the store for another 30min. looking like a complete lunatic trying to find her socks. In the end, it wasn't a terrible problem because I just bought her some more, but about half-way through my search, I realized how truly ridiculous I must have looked walking around the store, bending over every few minutes, and asking Elizabeth if she remembered where she dropped her socks.

Then, Stephen and I went to our friend Jeremy's house to watch The Office, and when we put Elizabeth on the floor to play with us, she spent the whole night scooting backwards on her tummy. She has just started doing this, and we actually got some pics of her doing it at our house one night when she accidentally scooted herself under our coffee table. I can't wait for my Dallas friends to witness this spectacle. It is truly funny to watch Elizabeth clearly wanting to move forward, but moving backwards instead.

Finally, I don't know how many of you are fans of The Office, but Stephen and I LOVE it, and tonight's episode was FABULOUS! I could NOT get enough!

Well, I better go check on the little girl, but I can't WAIT to see all of my Texas friends!

Love to you all!