Comfort and Joy

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

Monday, May 31, 2010

Happy Birthday David (and Anne)!

Happy Birthday to the greatest man I know!
Happy Birthday to his twin sister Anne as well!!!  Love you!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Happy Birthday Yaya!

Happy Birthday Yaya. We are so thankful for you! We hope you have a wonderful birthday!!!


Friday, May 28, 2010

it's summer here

You can tell from this photo that it is hot in Memphis. Austin came in from playing outside the other day and his face was beet red. I kept trying to stick his head in the freezer and put cold rags on him because I was afraid he was going to over heat but David told me he was fine (over protective mom =). I guess I will have to get used to this little red face with how hot it gets in Memphis and how active Austin gets.


Thursday, May 27, 2010


So Austin is the 15% of the population who gets Chicken Pox even though he was vaccinated. We started seeing little red bumps on him Tuesday but just thought it was a little rash (he has had a lot of rashes in his lifetime). By Wednesday there were a few more so we decided to take him to a friends house who is a Pediatrician. He took one look at him and said he thought it was chicken pox. I completely lost it thinking back to the days when I had chicken pox and how terrible it is. I was also unsure of how it would affect baby Miller and I being 8 months pregnant. Well, the vaccination covers 85% of the population of never getting it and the 15% who do get it, get a very mild case of it. He only has around 20 spots and has still been as happy as can be. You would never know he was sick. His tummy itched on Wednesday but hasn't itched today and there are no new bumps. David took him to our Pediatrician this morning and he said it was definitely chicken pox but that he was no longer contagious because they were starting to scab and no new bumps had popped up. We are sad he has it but thankful that it is not a big deal. I felt terrible having to call his Mothers Day Out and a few friends to let them know their child(ren) had been exposed because of Austin. I would never have taken him around other children if I thought he had chicken pox. We have no idea where he got it. Of course, our little guy would fall in the 15% =(.


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

less than a month to go

Miller will be here in less than a month. The plan is to induce me around June 22 or 23. My doctor likes to induce me a week early so he can control how fast my labor goes. It is very important for me to get 2 rounds of antibiotics over a 6 hour period before Miller makes his entrance. We are so ready to meet the little guy. I can't wait to see what Austin thinks of him.

We would covet your prayers over the next 4 weeks as we prepare to meet our 3rd son. There are so many mixed emotions as we get ready for his birth. Excited, scared, anxious, thrilled, name the emotion...and I have probably felt it. I am confident in the Lord and know that His plan is far greater than mine but I sure would love to bring Miller home with us on day 2 and have no extended NICU stay. Please pray that he is healthy. Pray too for my fears...I know those are not from the Lord. Satan knows my fears and tries to bring terrible thoughts in my head. Thank you to everyone who has followed our story from the beginning and has kept our little family in your prayers. We are forever grateful.

Monday, May 24, 2010

sweet pics of A

Here are some pics of A from when we were in Florida. I am so blessed by this sweet boy!
playing with truck

Rico and Austin


playing peek a boo

playing ball

throwing the ball

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Austin loves the Ocean

Austin loved playing in the ocean. He would run straight towards it and want to splash, kick, and jump in it.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

my little helper

Austin wanted to help his Pops vacuum the house. Excuse the snort in the middle of the first video. I do that sometimes when I am laughing hard. =)

Friday, May 14, 2010

my dad's wedding

Austin, David and I flew down to Florida last Thursday to celebrate my dad getting married. Dad and Sheryl's wedding was in their backyard and was really beautiful. It was a small wedding with just family and close friends. Everyone had a great time. Austin was a ring bearer and was absolutely hilarious. I should have been embarrassed with his antics but I couldn't help laughing. He refused to wear a boutonniere or walk down the aisle (so I walked with him down it) or stand on the stage. After about 5 minutes, he decided he did want to stand on the stage and proceeded to go up and down off the stage at least 15 times with some talking (yelling) at people in the audience, hitting my dad on the legs from behind, and pulling the strings on the stage to where the stage was coming apart. He was silly but what can you expect from a 19 month old.

Family picture

Mommy and Austin
mommy and A
3 Siblings
3 siblings

A tired ring bearer
Austin yawning
So blessed by this little man
Mommy and A
Uncle Toph and Austin
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My brother Matt and David
Matt and David
Matt and his fiancee Christin
Matt and Christin

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Austin and I drove to Hendersonville last weekend for a few days away. We had no idea the amount it would rain there and the damage it would cause to my hometown. The flooding was unbelievable and caused the city to stand still. We had planned on coming back Sunday afternoon but the flooding on I-40 caused us to stay another day. Nashville and the surrounding areas really need our prayers. The area is destroyed and so many families didn't have flood damage. My heart hurt as I drove past areas that will never be the same.

We did have a lot of fun with my best friend and her family though. The boys loved playing together as you can see from the videos. There wasn't a lot to do except play in the rain (when it wasn't lightening or thundering).

Sunday, May 9, 2010

my wonderful Gigi

We loved having dinner with Gigi last weekend. Austin and Gigi just giggled all throughout dinner. He thinks she is so funny!
Gigi and A
Happy Mother's Day Gigi (and Yaya)! We love both of you very much!

Friday, May 7, 2010

All boy...

Austin is definitely all boy. He loves trucks, airplanes, and anything that makes noise. He loves to run, jump, and climb. The three videos below show a little about our day and how my boy is "All Boy".

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

airplane fun!

Dingdad took Austin to the hanger the other day and they rode around in a golf cart and played in his planes. Austin loves airplanes so I know this was a dream for him.
in the plane

checking things out


Dingdad's cool plane

hanging out

riding in the golf cart