Tuesday, July 21, 2009


I can't believe that this little man has been in our family for half a year already!!! I took him for his 6 months well check yesterday, and I am so thankful that he is a healthy, growing boy! He is 17 lbs 8 ozs, exactly what Addie was at her 6 month visit. And he is 27 1/2 inches long. This is one inch longer than his big sister was. He is in the 50th percentile for weight, and 75th for length, and his head is down into the 75th percentile, out of the 95th!!! His body is catching up with his big ole noggin! He is such a joy, and I can tell that I am going to have my hands full with this one! He is crawling all over the place and even pulling up on furniture! This morning, I found him standing in his crib! Dr. Terk told me that he had a feeling that this one was going to "rock my world!" I love watching the new discoveries that each day brings! I love you Jett Daniel!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

I mean, really???

Jett in his wedding attire!

Summer Vacation!

We just got back from a GREAT vacation! We headed down to Port Aransas with some of our good friends, the Pattersons! We stayed at my parent's beach house, and just had a lot of good RELAXATION! The kids were SOOO great, they had the best time! And it was really nice to be able to put our kids to bed in the evenings and still be able to drink wine, talk, and play games with great friends. Thanks guys for making our trip so perfect!

Addie at the beach!

Jett taking a bath in the sink after the beach

He really loved the floaties!
Have you ever tried to build a sand castle with 2 year olds? Pretty much impossible!!!
Our camp! Scott brought this cool tent so we could keep the babies in the shade! Great idea!
Dad came down and took the guys fishing. They each caught a shark and then 5 red fish! We took it all to a restaurant that night and had it cooked up for us, so yummy! Way to go boys!
The kids checking out what their dads caughtSweet friends, Addie and Blane
Jen and me at the beach

Adam and I decided to stop at my grandfather's house in Fredericksburg on our way home, and we were so glad that we did. It was beautiful! Of course I didn't take enough pictures, but it had a BEAUTIFUL pool, a creek running in front of the house, a playhouse for Addie, a zip line into the creek, a full baseball diamond, and a deer feeder where we watched 15 deer in the evening. We went into town and ate at a quaint little German restaurant and then went to the Ice Cream Parlor. It was so fun! A great way to end an awesome vacation!This was at a park where we stopped and ate a picnic lunch. These ducks would take the bread right out of your hand, and if you weren't fast enough, they would steal it when you weren't looking!

True Texan, the girl loves her Blue Bell!
Can't wait for our next vacation!!!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Fourth of July Weekend

We had a great, relaxing time this weekend with good friends. We are so thankful to be surrounded by such great people that we get to raise our kids with. Friday night we spent time with our good friends, the Hopes. My parents weren't at their house, so we raided it! We swam and grilled out! Of course, I didn't have my camera, but Amanda got some good pictures of the kids in the pool, so I will steal some from her when she gets them up. Chase and Addie had a blast together! Then Saturday night, the Richardsons came over. We grilled out again, then the Bassetts came through the gate when they got home. We had so much fun just hanging out and letting the kids go crazy! Here are a few of the pictures that I got:

They've got places to go!

God bless America!

Our "meat manager!"
Addie reading "Pinkalicious" to her brother

"Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me"

"Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me"by Edward Hopper, 1818-1888
1. Jesus, Savior, pilot me; Over life's tempestuous sea;Unknown waves before me roll,Hiding rock and treacherous shoal.Chart and compass come from Thee:Jesus, Savior, pilot me.
2. As a mother stills her child,Thou canst hush the ocean wild;Boisterous waves obey Thy willWhen Thou say'st to them, "Be still!"Wondrous Sovereign of the sea,Jesus, Savior, pilot me.
3. When at last I near the shore,And the fearful breakers roar'Twixt me and the peaceful rest,Then, while leaning on Thy breast,May I hear Thee say to me,"Fear not, I will pilot thee."
Aren't those beautiful words? Adam and I are at a time in our lives where God is teaching us more than ever how to be dependent on Him and His provision. As we were singing this song in church this morning, the words "Chart and compass come from thee, Jesus Savior pilot me" spoke to me in a whole new way. Even though I know this, the fact that He IS the compass, He IS my direction, hit me head on. I felt a burden lifted off of me, and I was able to rest in His arms. I love the many ways that God speaks to us. And what a blessing to me, to be led in worship by my husband singing this song, knowing and believing with his whole heart the words of this song as he sang it back to his Jesus. And that second verse, "as a mother stills her child, He can calm the oceans wild," WOW. I picture rocking my babies in their room, the peace and serenity that I feel in that moment, and our powerful Creator sitting on His throne as He holds out his hand and turns the raging waters a lullaby of gently rocking waves. What a day! Thank you Jesus for reminding us, in so many little things, that you have all of this under control.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

My boy is sitting!


Our little family!