Sunday, September 28, 2008

go dawgs!!

even though last night was a tough one for the dawgs, we still enjoyed having some other families over to watch the game... and regardless, bella sported her cheerleading outfit with pride : )

Thursday, September 25, 2008

sweet stats

so tired...

big girl in her highchair for the first time...
so tiny : )
look at me~ i am the princess of messes!!
love my bows~ actually even mommy thought this was a little too big for now : )

tuesday was bella's 6 mth. appt~ even tho tomorrow is her 7 mth. b-day~ with vacations and all that was as fast as we could see dr. epps... so below are the current stats:
weight: 17 lbs. 7 oz. ~ height: 2 ft. 2.25 in.
bella is basically in the 50th percentile for everything... dr. epps said she looks great and to keep doing what we are doing : )
God is so good. we are so thankful for the health of our baby girl and can't believe how quickly she is growing!!
since i haven't been fantastic at posting, i am including several pictures from the last 2 weeks or so...

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

bye bye bathing suit

so the pool has closed... bella thoroughly enjoyed the water and by the end of the summer was LOVING being dunked, jumping in (don't worry we were holding her : ), loungin' in her lady bug float and sitting in kiddie pool all by herself!
so with the end of summer comes the beginning of fall... and we are looking forward to it... Bible study has begun, we have joined a small group thru Buckhead Church, where we are now attending... in addition, jason & i are trying to implement more exercise on a regular basis- power walking right now- and aiming for running : )... i am excited about this new season... ready to see what God has in store because i know His plans are perfect for us... are you looking forward to this season? what do you think God has in store for you?

Friday, September 12, 2008

fabulous facebook

so now i am even more addicted to the internet... i thought i could stay away from f.b. but now i am in over my head... but it is so fun~ talking to people i haven't spoken to in years... and seeing pictures of them, etc... so who knows how often i will update my blog~ but i will certainly try!!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

mega mess : )

yea... that's right~ i think i am starting to go thru a roll of paper towels a day... check out these pics... we are officially eating solids and letting everyone know it. i think max has benefited the most from this accomplishment~ as he gets lots of snacks from little bella bean!

Friday, September 5, 2008

bring the rain

don't know if you are familiar with Mercy Me's song "Bring the Rain"~ but it is fantastic... the lyrics include "And I know there will be days when this life brings me pain, but if that is what takes to praise you, then Jesus, bring the rain." i clung to that verse myself the fall of 2007 thru some challenging circumstances and still echo it in my head at times... but this amazing woman, Angie Smith, whose husband is Todd Smith of the contemporary Christian group Selah has TRULY claimed this verse... when you have some time, i can't encourage you enough to read her story... what an amazing God we serve. He truly is good~ even when life couldn't seem worse. yesterday, in my Bible study, i read a C.S. Lewis quote "in our pleasures God whispers, but in our pain He shouts"... how true this is... and you can't help but see the truth in Angie's story~ God is shouting to her, and the best part is she is listening to Him. check out her blog @

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

who has impacted you?

so randomly, i called my high school youth pastor's wife yesterday. what a blessing it is to catch up with old friends/mentors- people who have truly invested in your life and helped you develop into who you currently are... i hadn't spoken to lisa in over 2 years~ she didn't even know that we had bella, but she did guess that we had a baby now : )

she and her husband, along with their 3 children now live in gainesville, ga where they are starting a church plant- grace point church- of perimeter church in duluth, ga. how exciting?!?! the website is check it out.

this phone call reminded me of how sweet friendships are... and how i so often forget and/or fail to take the time to call and thank those people who have so greatly impacted my life... who has greatly impacted you- do they know it?

Monday, September 1, 2008

pretty pink polka-dots

good friends of ours gave bella this dress~ isn't it too cute?! the girl we dropped her off with in the church nursery even said how much she liked it : )
anyways, this entry was meant for yesterday, but since our sweet girl is getting her first tooth she had a hard time going down last night and mommy was too tired to write an entry. nevertheless yesterday was a great day... we heard an amazing sermon from andy stanley- he is truly God-annointed- and then went to lunch at a yummy mexican restaraunt with teenie & poppa. afterwards bella took a nap and we all got ready for friends & family to come over and cook-out. everyone seemed to have a great time~ we'll have to do it again : )