Comfort and Joy

I will turn their mourning into gladness; I will
give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow.
Jeremiah 31:13

Saturday, August 29, 2009

fun with daddy

Pictures of Austin and daddy having fun before church a couple weeks ago. We thought it was funny that he looked like he was just chillen on the couch. Such a man =)
getting a snack
daddy got in trouble for letting him eat on the couch but David said that's what men do =)
just hanging out

Friday, August 28, 2009

playing with friends

Kate, Carter, and Kennedy came over the other day to play in our backyard. We have a tiny baby pool but somehow Kate, Carter, and Austin fit. We are so lucky to have such wonderful neighbors who have kids Austin's age.
Austin watching Carter get in.

Kate and Carter playing while Austin makes a dash for it.

Trying to get a picture of the 3 of them was impossible.
(Kate and Carter were on a walk without their swim suits when I called and asked if they wanted to come over...that is why they are bathing suit less.)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

LeBonheur Radio-a-thon

David and I are talking live on FM 100 tomorrow (Thursday) morning at 8:15. We are sharing Forrest's story and the impact LeBonheur made on our family. You can click on the link below and scroll down to hear Forrest's story.

quick clean-up

Austin got into some stuff in the middle of the day so instead of getting a full bath, David gave him a mini bath in the sink. I can't believe how big he looks.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Having fun

Some pictures to document the things we did yesterday.

We woke up and played in our pj's. He was playing with his big dog and then proceeded to crawl under the drying rack and next thing I know, it falls with him right between it. Instead of helping him, I grabbed the camera. He was fine though.

We then went to the zoo with Whit. It was such a beautiful day that we couldn't pass up the invitation to hang out with friends at the zoo.

Our boys in front of the birds.
We then came home to eat pasta. You can tell he liked it.

He was wiping it all over his body and just giggling.

Then it was time to take a bath and go to bed.

I am so blessed to stay home with this little guy everyday.

Monday, August 24, 2009

breathing treatments

I took these photos last night when David was giving Austin his 9:00 breathing treatment. Both my boys were asleep when I first checked in on them. He has to wear a mask and be hooked up to a machine for 20-30 minutes (depending on the medicines he is getting). His wheezing is getting better but he is still very congested. It is so hard seeing your baby not feel well.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Pops and his grandson

I just downloaded my pictures when my dad was here and I loved the
pictures of Austin and Pops together.

*Austin is doing better. We are now doing the breathing treatments 2 times a day instead of 6. He still has a lot of congestion but is not wheezing like he was. Thanks for the prayers.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Pictures from the ER

Look at my sweet baby in his hospital gown. They were rolling him to Radiology for a chest xray when David took these pictures. They put him in this terrible contraption to take a chest xray. He hated it!

Thank you for your sweet comments and prayers. He is doing a little better but really struggling with sleep. The steroids and albuterol he is on are making him jittery. I would appreciate your continued prayers for sleep.


Please pray for Austin. He started wheezing yesterday morning so I took him to the doctor and they gave him a breathing treatment in the office. They then gave me a breathing treatment machine to do with him at home. We did two treatments at home and he was getting worse so we took him to the ER last night. It was very hard on me going back to LeBonheur and seeing my little boy hooked up to machines and getting so upset. We were there for 3 hours getting more intense breathing treatments and a chest x-ray. They sent us home with instructions to do treatments every 4 hours around the clock so I took 1:00 am and David took 5:00 am. He hates the treatments and having to sit still for 30 minutes. He sounds better than he did last night but still not great. Please pray for our little guy to get better.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

my friend Whit

I went back to the Botanic Gardens with Austin yesterday and he loved it. I forgot my camera but Jennie took a couple pictures with Austin in them.
Whit and Austin sharing =)

I think at this point they were watching the big boys slide down the slide

Saturday, August 15, 2009

5K coming soon

A few pictures of David and Austin with a Forrest Spence 5K yard sign.

Sign up at to run/walk/stroll. You can also be a ghost runner if you don't live in Memphis. There is a 1 Mile Fun Run for kids 12&under as well.

Friday, August 14, 2009

My Big Backyard

David and I had heard the hype about "My Big Backyard" at Botanic Gardens so we decided to go check it out on Wednesday. It really is amazing. I am thrilled Memphis has something like this for families. I look forward to watching Austin enjoy it more each year.
Austin was ready to play
Mommy, Daddy, and Austin at the "Backyard"
Sessions, Thompsons, and Austin after playing
I love Margaret's smile (far right). She held it through every picture we took.
Austin and daddy playing behind the flower wall
What a cutie!!!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Lake with small group

My friend Halley and I teach a bible study to Sophomore girls and last week we took them to one of the girl's lake house for the night. We had a wonderful time spending time together and staying up WAY to late for this mommy.
Halley teasing Maggie's hair

The girls all squished in my car

Monday, August 10, 2009

weekend with Pops and Sheryl

Last weekend my dad and his girlfriend, Sheryl, came in town. We had a wonderful weekend. They helped us around the house, worked in the yard, painted cabinets, and spent a lot of time with Austin. Austin loved seeing them and can't wait to see them again! Thank you Daddy and Sheryl for coming to visit and for the new carseat. Austin loves his big boy carseat.
Before church with Sheryl and Pops
Swinging in his swing
Pops and Sheryl wanted to see Austin swim with mommy
Eating at Huey's

Friday, August 7, 2009

after his bath...

I just love these pictures of Austin after he took his bath the other night.

Austin has 4 teeth and 2 more making their way down.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

meeting Uncle Ryan

Uncle Ryan (David's brother) came in town last weekend for a job in Memphis and Austin was so excited to meet him.
You can somewhat see the mark on his nose from where he hit the coffee table.

Austin loved his goatee.

Great to see you Ryan, we hope to see you again soon!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

birthday dinner

Some of my girlfriends took me out to dinner for my birthday. We had a great time!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

laundry basket baby

Austin wanted to play in the laundry basket the other day.
Having fun in the basket
So much fun until...

someone falls out of the basket. He wasn't too happy after that.