Tuesday, May 29, 2012

fun in the sun.

 We decided to take a little road trip yesterday. Sometimes we just need to get out, see something different, and drive. We were planning on going to shop around downtown (we read in Texas Monthly Gainesville had a neat downtown with lots of shops) and go to the Frank Buck Zoo. Turns out every single shop and restaurant downtown was closed. No biggy. We grabbed Arby's drive-thru and had ourselves a little picnic in the park outside of the Zoo. The Zoo was open and turned out to be really nice. Small but large enough for us. Annie wasn't completely into it yet but she took it all in like a champ.

Since the trip was cut short we came home and got in the pool. Annie loves her bath time so I wasn't worried about her being scared of the pool. We plan to do some swimming in the big pool soon but we are taking baby steps to get there. I don't want her to get scared of the water.

Don't you love her swimsuit?! It's a hand-me-down. Ralph Lauren bikini with a collar. Hah! I would have never bought this but it is pretty cute on her little body.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

8 months.

Well our little bit of sunshine is 8 months old today. She brings so much light into our day. I can't stop thinking about yesterday's reading:

(can be found here.)

Gospel Jn 16:20-23

Jesus said to his disciples:
"Amen, amen, I say to you, you will weep and mourn,
while the world rejoices;
you will grieve, but your grief will become joy.
When a woman is in labor, she is in anguish because her hour has arrived;
but when she has given birth to a child,
she no longer remembers the pain because of her joy
that a child has been born into the world.
So you also are now in anguish.
But I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice,
and no one will take your joy away from you.
On that day you will not question me about anything.
Amen, amen, I say to you,
whatever you ask the Father in my name he will give you."

I am so amazed at The Bible and our Awesome God.

Annie's biggest milestone this month was she learned to crawl. To be exact, she took her first forward motion of crawling on Tuesday, May 15th at approximately 7:05 a.m. :) 

She is still eating baby food and is starting to drink better out of a sippy cup. (and she holds it by herself, such a big girl)

We love you Ms. Annie and we thank God everyday for bringing such joy into our lives.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

falling behind.

We just got back from Georgia and there is nothing like a feeling of being behind when you get back from a vacation. Georgia was great and pictures and information to come soon. I first wanted to share some photos of Jessica's graduation with you :)

She was first to receive her diploma out of the Masters Degrees. :)

Her little ribbon says "Marshall".

And then a few randoms.

Can you guess by this pose what Annie did for the first time on Tuesday morning?!


Friday, May 4, 2012

a graduation.

Today we are loading up and going to Stillwater, OK for my little sisters graduation. She is graduating with her masters in Nutrition from OSU. She was selected to be the Honorary Graduate Commencement Marshall of her college.  She will be a Registered Dietitian in 8ish short weeks. Ryan, Annie and I are so very proud of her. We LOVE you Jessica!!

(Above: OLD picture but one of my favorites)

(Above: Again, old but so precious) Annie says her Auntie ROCKS! We love you Jessica!!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

almost there.

Annie has been trying really hard to crawl. She sits, reaches, gets on her belly, tries to crawl (moves side to side or backwards) lays her head down, then gets frustrated that she can't go anywhere.

Soon baby Annie! You are almost there!!