To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under the heaven. Eccl. 3:1

To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under the heaven. Eccl. 3:1

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Clothes laid out, bags packed, but still not ready!

Well, my clothes are laid out, my bags and lunched are packed, but I still want more time with my baby! That is right, I am returning to work tomorrow. All prayers are welcomed. I have felt the love of family and friends with phone calls and notes in the mail encouraging me. God has blessed me with a wonderful job where I can take three months off and still have job security, a husband that cooks(I blame him for me not losing all my pregnancy weight yet) :) and doesn't hesitate helping with Adalyn, parents that would do anything for Jared & me, and a daughter that is such a good baby. So, as I am driving to work in the morning, I just have to continually say that to myself. "I am blessed...I am blessed...I am blessed."

To Adalyn- These have been the best three months of my life. I love you.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Valentine's Day 2010

To celebrate Vday, we started our day at church. We then went to Washington to meet up with my fam for a quick bit. Mom, Adalyn, and I went to Vincennes to do a little shopping. I brought home Mi Pueblo for Jared and I. Earlier in the week, I told him that all I wanted was Mexican at home by candlelight, then watch our Netlix movie. Well, I got my Mexican, Netflix movie, and even the candle, but no light. We were out of matches. Go figure. Anyway, the night was quite nice-really nothing different than normal. A good meal (most of the time due to Jared-thank you, honey), a good movie, and even better company. I predict that we will have many family movie nights. Popping popcorn and coming up with themes (If you know me, you know I love themes) will be so much fun to share with Adalyn.

Well, no matter how elaborate or how simplistic your Vday was, I hope when you remember Vday 2010, it was one that will bring a smile to your face.

Grammy's 62nd Birthday

On February 16th, Grammy turned 62! It would also have been Mom and Dad's 37th year anniversary! Well, the snow slowed Adalyn and I getting out to celebrate the actual day with Grammy, but we all got together this past Saturday at Larissa's house.
Here Lindsee is displaying her ability to share. She couldn't figure out why Adalyn didn't want her cup. I know Lindsee will be a HUGE help when her baby brother arrives.

The "Celebrate Plate" is a plate that I use for special occasions. It comes with a sheet to record all the various events. To have it only for a few years, it is already extremely special to me-my Grandma Steen used this plate at her 90th birthday party and then this past September for her 98th birthday (she passed five weeks later). I look forward to many more JOYOUS occasions with my family. I hope to pass this plate to Adalyn some day. (I guess I will have to invest in another for baby number two----and don't get any ideas, I am NOT pregnant, just speaking futuristicly.) :) Sidenote: I purchased this through Pampered Chef, but really any plate would serve the purpose.

Adalyn is so advanced-here she is signing her name to Grammy's Bday card!

Happy Birthday, Grammy! We love you!

R&S Newest Model

Jared and Clayton are the owners of R&S Excavating, and they are proud to introduce their newest model.

Cash, Lacey and Clayton's baby boy, also has a shirt. I hope we can get together to get their picture together, but it very likely that Cash has outgrown his already. :)


There are two ways that I know Adalyn is sleeping really well. 1. She has both arms raised above her head. 2. The other is this...

I hope you can sleep just as peacefully (and as hard) tonight as Adalyn.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

February Firsts

I am going to try to catch up on a first big moments that have occurred in Adalyn's life this month.
The first week of February held several first for Adalyn. She went to her friend Stella Robinson's house, first time at her future school-North Daviess Elementary, visited Grammy at the Court House, and hung out with the McBride girls and Collin Lengacher. Although, this wasn't a first, I want to share her visit with Great Grandma Jones-White.

On Feb. 7th, my baby was two months old.

On Monday, the 8th, it was time for Adalyn's two month shots. Here's a picture of her before her appointment, she had no idea what was coming-poor thing.

Well, let's say, Mommy cried and Daddy stood behind the nurse. Of course, Adalyn had the initial cry of pain, but after some soothing from Mommy, she went fast to sleep. Thank you, Lord. I was nervous about the days to come-watching for any abnormalities, but she was such a tough, little girl. By the way, she weighed 10 lbs. 7 oz. 22 in. long.
Tuesday, the 9th, was another big day- Adalyn took the bottle without any trouble. To be honest, I may have pouted a bit. I sat in the dining room, observing, while Jared gave her the bottle. My face expression must have given me away- I was a bit depressed. Jared started laughing. I know it is selfish, but I love being the one that has to feed her. When she took the bottle so easily, it was like she didn't need me or HAVE to HAVE ME. In reality, I know that I am extremely lucky because like it or not, I will be returning to work the first of March. Knowing that when it comes to feeding time and it not being a screaming section lessens my anxieties.

I love having all these moments with my little girl(well I could probably do without the shots), but I will savor them for as long as I live. She is already my best friend.