Monthly Archives: May 2011

We’re expecting!

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Why are baby feet the stinkin’ cutest thing on the face of the earth?

If you didn’t happen to see yesterday’s post or if you did and couldn’t figure out the shouting riddle…Little Man was shouting, “I’m gonna be a BIG BROTHER!”

And he is very, very, very excited about it. We are exuberant and overjoyed about this little baby on the way. I am 9 weeks along, a little over 2 months. My due date is December 12th.

As with Little Man, my body has decided it likes being sick all day and night to remind me of the precious little cargo growing along inside my belly. So you may not see much going on around here for a while. OR you may see a lot, because all I can do really is eat, and sit… 🙂

We have been incredibly blessed by friends and family serving us, bringing us dinners, calling to check in, praying with us, and most of all just being excited with us. God has been generous to give us another little life and we are so very grateful.

So, thats it for today.



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Open for Interpretation

Watch this slide show of Little Man…can you guess what he’s shouting???

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His shirt may give it away a little too…



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Strawberry Pickin’

So a few weeks ago we decided to go strawberry picking at a local farm with some friends of ours.

Oh the deliciousness of fresh strawberries.

Can I tell you how wonderful these were?

We picked three gallons!

And took cute pictures of the kiddos.

Ha!  He looks like a little strawberry himself!  🙂  Love that little guy!

We did a lot with these strawberries including freezing a large amount for smoothies, making freezer jam, and making the most delicious little strawberry shortcakes!  Stay tuned.

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Easter Egg Hunting

Easter was very very laid back this year. We spent most of the day relaxing at home.

We had a little Easter Egg hunt at Hubby’s parents and Little Man had a blast.

There wasn’t much competition…so it was a leisurely hunt.

Doesn’t he really look like such a little MAN?

I could just eat him up.

I mean seriously…he is so cute…

(Gotta love the tennis shoes with the business attire!)

Showin’ them muscles!

I think it is very possible I may have the two most handsome men on earth living under the same roof as me.

And heres a fun little photo shoot with Daddy:

Yes.  Little Man is playing the congas on Hubby’s head.  Boys…

Hope you had a wonderful day, celebrating our risen Lord.  Praise Him!

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The Great Power Outage of 2011

Yes, we are alive and safe with our house intact.  Sadly, that is more than many northern Alabamians can claim right now.  We are very, VERY grateful for God’s mercy in allowing the storms to dance around Huntsville, leaving our area almost entirely untouched.  Please pray for those who lost loved ones and homes in the tornadoes that ripped through Alabama last week.  The healing and restoration of homes and lives is just beginning.

We were out of power for 4 days and 4 nights.  Hubby was unable to work due to the fact that we were just three out of 600,000 people who were without power, which included his work building.

So we made the most of the beautiful weather that followed:

-We ate many grilled meals (thank you God for our gas grill!) with neighbors.  Some even by candlelight!  🙂

-We didn’t shower…come on, there was no hot water!

-We went to our sweet neighbors son’s 1st birthday party!

And we enjoyed ‘roughing it’.  Although can you really call it roughing it when you get to eat a Krispy Cream doughnut for breakfast, have clean running water out of the tap at any given moment, and a comfortable bed to sleep all night in?  I think not…

The Krispy Creams were one of the first things we bought when the Walgreens on the corner of our street got power …the essentials you know?

Many of you know we purchased a large portion of a grass fed cow last fall which we kept in a deep freezer that was given to us…which could not be kept cold…with no electricity…for four days.  BUT some incredibly generous friends helped Hubby load up our freezer on day 2 and bring it to another amazing friends house, where they hooked it up to their generator and preserved our meat for the entire time!  God has been so generous to us.

We have been back up and running with power since midnight Sunday evening.  We have a new appreciation for electricity and hot water.

Thank you for everyone’s concern and prayers.  We appreciate you!

Lots of pictures to share this week!

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