Comfort and Joy

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

Thursday, April 29, 2010

His name is...

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Miller's banner

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Miller is my maiden name and a name I have always loved. It took me a while to convince David of the name but I finally got it...my 3rd son will be named Miller. David is in charge of the middle name (we do one name from my side and one name from his side with all our boys, so he has to decide on his side). We have narrowed our choices down but can't decide. It may take until he's born for us to decide the middle name but I am thrilled that we decided on his first name. I have been calling and praying for him by Miller for a long time just hoping David would eventually agree and he did! I am thrilled to pass on my maiden name to my 3rd son.

The banner was a labor of love from me. I am just learning to sew so this was quite a project I took on but I am happy with how it turned out. If I ever do another one I will make some changes but overall I am pleased. A friend helped me with the stitching of the letters (couldn't quite get them to look the way I wanted so I enlisted the help of a great seamstress...thanks Bridgette!).

Baby brother Miller, we can't wait to meet you. We have been praying for your safe arrival and health. I just know you are going to do better than your brothers and stay only the normal 2 days in the hospital and come home with us like you should. I am counting on you for no NICU or PICU stay. I don't think this momma can handle leaving the hospital without you like she did with your brothers. We love you so much already and eagerly await your arrival. Keep working hard in mommy's belly and take the whole 8 weeks left to get fat and healthy. We love you and praise Jesus for your little life.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

take a guess...

The 4 alphabet cards in Austin's room were chosen because of the letters. They are in order of my 4 boys. D for David, F for Forrest, A for Austin. There is one letter left for my 3rd son. Any guesses on what the letter stands for...
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Monday, April 26, 2010

video of Austin trying to talk

Austin has his own special language and it is hilarious. He has complete conversations but we don't know what he is saying. I was trying to get it on video because I know one day I will cherish his "first language". He always freezes up when the camera comes out. The end is cute though of him trying to understand where baby brother is.
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And yes, I do have a green and white bathroom, gotta love old homes =)

Friday, April 23, 2010

We matched in...



We will be moving there for a 1 year fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery next July! I am SO PROUD of my husband!!!

Easter morning

I just realized I never blogged about our Easter weekend. We had a wonderful Easter weekend. We went to a concert at the Levitt Shell on Saturday night. Our church, Independent Presbyterian Church, hosted a free concert with Sandra McCracken and Derek Webb. David's parents attended the concert with us and we had a great time. We packed a picnic dinner and enjoyed the beautiful weather and great fellowship with friends.
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Being rambuctios with daddy
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Hanging out with the Grandparents
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Sunday morning Austin woke up to a basket and bucket full of goodies. He loves playing outside so he received lots of outside toys for Easter.

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We gave him a few eggs filled with raisins and cheerios as an extra treat during breakfast.

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We got him dressed and had to take some pictures in his Easter outfit in front of his goodies.

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He loved opening the eggs and seeing what was inside.
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We tried taking some family pictures before church. He wasn't very cooperative but still looked precious!
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Trying to get a family pic, not very successfully
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Austin and his grandparents
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We are so thankful for the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross for our sins. Because of Jesus sacrifice, we are promised eternal life with Him. Easter is a sweet reminder that because of Jesus death and resurrection, one day I will be reunited with my sweet son.

"Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." Matthew 28:18-20

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

playing without clothes

We had a play date at the Winterburn's and Austin got soaking wet at the water table. We stripped him down and he ran free without clothes. I loved watching him and Thompson play on the steps together. We are truly blessed to have so many friends who have children Austin's age.
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Monday, April 19, 2010

Austin's big boy room

David and I have been working hard on Austin's big boy room and finished it this past weekend. We moved Austin into the old guest room/office and baby boy #3 will inherit the nursery. I am very happy with how his room turned out.

The two paintings below were both done by David. He painted the boy and dog (in the black frame) a couple years ago and we love how it goes perfect in Austin's room now. He painted the airplane painting this weekend. I love that Austin has 2 paintings that were done by his dad out of pure love for his boy.

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We bought black out curtains in navy and had the glider chair below recovered. I touched up the dresser and added new knobs and handles. The prints above the dresser were from a set of Alphabet Tool Cards the Spence's gave us. We also bought a new side table and changed out the knob for something a little more fun.
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David painted the airplane painting above the twin bed. I am so impressed by his talent. He did a great job on it.
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We moved the initial paintings my friend Beth did from the nursery to his big boy room.
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The crib and twin bedding came from Pottery Barn kids.
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We added his books and some knick knacks to his bookshelf.
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Austin has done well making the transition to his new room. He goes in there numerous times a day to play.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

grandparents

Austin is very blessed by wonderful grandparents. David's parents live in town so they see him quite a bit and my mom drives in town as much as she can. We had both Gigi (my mom) and Dingdad and Ya Ya (David's parents) spend time with us over the Easter break. Austin loves his grandparents and the love they lavish on him.






Saturday, April 10, 2010

videos of Austin being silly

We are busy getting Austin's big boy room ready. He will have a twin bed and a crib in his new room. We put him in the crib the other night and he had the best time playing. In the video you can hear him trying to talk. He says, "Ready, Set, Go", "Sit Sadie", and "Daddy" (all in his own way). He is such a happy little guy.
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This video shows the disobedient side of Austin. You can see his little face watching David and I to see what we will do.
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I really was going to stop the video and get him if I thought he was going to climb out of the crib. David commented that I was like the people on America's Funniest Videos that keeps taping even when something bad is about to happen. I would for sure get him, I was right there =)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

new videos

A video of Austin finding everything but eggs on his egg hunt =)
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Austin playing at the park on Good Friday
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Austin and Lilliana swinging at the park
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Sunday, April 4, 2010

Going on an egg hunt...

A few friends and I put together an Easter Egg Hunt for our kids. We tossed out close to 100 eggs (for 3 kids) and I think each child picked up 20. That means the moms picked up close to 80. =) Austin wanted to open each egg and eat what was inside before he moved on to the next egg.

Austin on the move for some eggs

Opening an egg to see whats inside

Austin and Whit checking out some eggs

Lilliana sharing with Austin

She decided to feed him and then told us that he bit her. We tried to tell her that when you put candy in a little boys mouth, he is going to bite down quickly (she was fine though).
Playing on the playground after the egg hunt.



After we played on the playground, Austin and I stayed and had a picnic lunch together. It was a great way to start our weekend.