Too bad im 7 1/2 months pregnant right now...
Thursday, March 22, 2012
So its only March 22, and we have already had almost a full week of 80 degree weather. How crazy has this been? And what is up with the huge pre-historic looking bumble bees! They are massive and scary...i would no clue what to do if Avery got stung by one of those suckers. Personally, i wish it would stay in the 60s or 70s for awhile longer, but warm weather means more outside time with Avie which helps with the boredom and whining at home. :) So i can't complain!
Avery loves flowers...crushing them that is.
Avery cant take too much sun, and when i say that i mean she goes limp like a noodle when she has been in it for more than like 10 minutes. So we figured out sand and water tables and shady parks help her enjoy being outside longer and have helped out over the past week or so. Oh, and cousins to play with help too. :)
This was BeBe's attempt at planting flowers with Jesse, Levi, and Avie
And we got to go hang out with this little cutie yesterday at the zoo. We have so much fun with Lo and Cherry and the zoo is always a fun place for the kiddos cause they get to ride in the wagon and get fed an endless supply of goldfish. Pretty sure Avie just goes for the goldfish.
This past weekend we had a girls reunion with college friends and we had a blast catching up and eating tons of good food. They all surprised me on Saturday night with a dinner at Maggianos and a surprise 'sprinkle' for Sloan! They all pitched in to get us our rug for Sloan's room which i am so excited about! His room is basically complete. Well, complete as in we have everything for it but its all packed up for our move. It was so sweet to get to see my friends and catch up on life, especially since we area all so busy these days and spread out across 3 different states.
Aunty Em came and stayed with us for the weekend and got to have some one on one time with miss Avie. She is now Avie's favorite person cause of the gigantic cookie she brought her from Edgar's bakery in bham.
The next few weeks should be pretty interesting for us with packing and moving. Luckily, we are spreading our move across a week time span so we wont be too rushed or stressed. And with me being 33 weeks pregnant, im pretty sure i will be doing more directing than moving. :)
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Yeah, we're crazy. After deciding last week that we were going to put off buying a house until after Sloan got here, we went out and bought one. It's a funny story actually, but it involves seeing a house last Sunday morning after our friends/neighborhood spys told us about it coming on the market that morning, and then us immediately putting a contract on it after we saw it. So now we are going through with inspections and appraisals, oh and that thing called packing, which is oh so fun. So now instead of setting up Sloan's room we are tearing down what little we had done and packing it up to move. If everything goes to plan we will close on April 6th and move in the week after, so prayers would be appreciated! Mainly, that stress would not get the best of me and that little man would stay put until May. The house we bought is in Cottonwood which is neighborhood in Franklin, and we have been zeroing in on that neighborhood for what feels like forever now. And since the market is definitively not a seller's market right now we are going to rent our house here in Lenox Village. If anyone knows of someone looking to rent a 3 bed/2.5 bath house in that area please let me know! I dont have a picture of the outside of the house but ill try and post one soon!
In other news, i had the best weekend with family and friends celebrating Sloan. On Friday night, Katelyn (Aunt KK) had an ice cream party where we had about 10 girls come and celebrate with us. She did such an amazing job decorating for a little boy, of course it doesnt take much cause her house is beautiful anyways.
Me and the Hostess
Everything was so adorable and yummy. Pretty sure i ate 3 ice cream balls and 2 ice cream cone cupcakes...
Uncle Puff Daddy helped out with the balloon ice cream cones!
Family picture with mom, Deb, Ash, and Roch
Love these two...Aubs is having her baby, Carter, TOMORROW!!! Cherry is due two weeks before me with little Adler!
Some of the girls at the shower...
Here we are at 38, 32, and 34 weeks!
Then the following day, we celebrated with all the women in out family thanks to mom and Ash. They worked so hard to make it a sweet and special occasion and it was beautiful! All of our loving family was there to celebrate Sloan, and they blessed us with so many sweet gifts. My GG has saved so many special things from over the years to pass down to her great grandchildren, and every shower we have had for one of her great grandkids she has surprised us with the sweetest memories and gifts that we get to pass along to our children. Here are a few pictures from that shower... im waiting on some from my dad but here are some that were made on my camera...
diaper cake made by mom and ash...owl hat made by Ash!
Amazing cakes made by Katie Winstead
Hand made 'S' by my dad! Isn't it amazing!
Me and Aunty Ash
Banner made by Tia Rochelle
Thank you to everyone who helped make this weekend special. We feel so loved and are so thankful for all of you! Thank you for already loving Sloan so much!
Friday, March 2, 2012
"As He passed by, He saw a man blind from birth. And His disciples asked Him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he would be born blind?" Jesus anwered, "It was neither that this man sinned, nor his parents; but it was so that the works of God might be displayed in him." -John 9:1-3
I really am speechless when i try to put into words how amazing/ merciful/gracious our Lord has been to this little guy. To look back over the past 4 years and to see how much he has been through, but also how much God has carried him and rescued him from things, its truly humbling. I was reading in a book this morning on a chapter about Jehovah Rapha, "Our God who heals" and just kind of looking through verses that it gave on God healing Israel in the OT and how he as our Lord heals our souls. Then i came to the verses above and i was reminded that God is being displayed and glorified through Levi! I mean as Christians isn't that what our life should really be about anyways? But through all of Levi's struggles and surgeries God has chosen him to be an earthly living example to us all of how mighty He is and how He as our God, heals us! What an amazing gift! Thank you Lord for taking Lord for taking this sweet 1 lb 4oz little guy and using him to show us your power and glory.
Thank you to all of you who have kept up with Levi's progress through the years and have prayed countless prayers for him. As a family we are truly grateful and humbled by everyone's love and support. Please continue to pray for his recovery and progress over the next few months.