Sunday, September 26, 2010

Therese is 6 months... cathing you up (lots of pic-chas)!

Well, it's no surprise that the 6 month check up revealed that our sweet Therese Marie is OFF THE CHARTS for her height (27 1/2") and 75% in weight (17.1 lbs)! She sits up like a champ and her preferred position is standing while holding onto your fingers. Her pediatrician says she'll be an early walker (how else will she keep up with John Paul- who is her favorite person).

We were able to see Sarah and her family when they came to Louisiana (Ruston) and we met them in Alexandria at the zoo (quite a zoo; worth the 1 1/2 hour drive). It was just for a moment, really, but it was worth it. We won't see them until Christmas (they live in Denver, CO).

Because Therese is able to sit so well, she and John Paul are now playing in the tub together. This is such a joy to see (unless John Paul decides that he doesn't want to bathe, then it's funny because Therese doesn't seem to notice that the decibel level will surely damage her tiny ear drums).

(Yes, he found her nipple in this last one)

Aren't you so in love? For more pictures (yes there are more), I made September's and August's pictures easy to get to. See "Our Family Pictures" on the right column. Enjoy!

Monday, September 20, 2010

A little John Paul to fill your heart!

Thanks to Maria Lewis, the family photographer and cherished friend!

Please see Maria's Post about our trip to the park!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

A new perspecitve on Christ...

I will hold Him and I will love Him until He's big enough to walk.
And even then, I'll pick Him up and I will teach Him how to talk... to say the words that will save all the people of every nation. I will feed the Flesh that will bring about salvation. And when He kisses me goodnight, I'll be living my reward. Be it done as You have said, I am the handmaid of the Lord.

I will walk these roads behind Him, and I will follow where He leads. And I will be in His good works, and I will love the mouths He feeds. I'll be a mother to my Son and a mother for the world. If You can set them free through Moses then You can do it through this girl. And when He brings the dead to life, I'll be living my reward, be it done as You have said, I am the handmaid of the Lord.

What is this You've called me to, to watch Him lose His life. I am bending but will I break, how can I just stand by? All of Heaven be with Him now, He's my only Son. Help me pray that prayer with Him, "Father let Your will be done!"

And when He walks that lonely road, my heart will go with Him. And when He falls, my spirit dies, and when He bleeds I hate this sin. And when He utters those last words, and when He finally hangs His head, I'll be planted in the ground. My whole life, my soul is dead. But I will stay here at this cross where He brought you your reward. Be it done as You have said, I am the handmaid of the Lord... Be it done as You have said, I am the handmaid of the Lord.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Three Years and Counting...

Three years and two children later...

I am so in love!!