Sunday, March 28, 2010

On Wednesday we got together with Jeanne and Joseph for a lovely lunch on the patio!

Here's my girl in another smocked dress made by my mom and worn by Aunt Megan! The good news is that there is another one identical to this one in a larger size for later. My mom made one for Megan and one for me so we could be matchy matchy. :)

Don't you just absolutely love these little cross-stitched bloomers?! My sweet Aunt Nancy specially made these for Lael. What a sweet keepsake!
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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

This past Sunday was Lael's first time wearing one the smocked dresses that my mom made for me when I was a baby! You have no idea how many times I have looked at those precious dresses and dreamed of having a daughter who could wear them. Can't wait for her to wear all the other ones this spring and summer!

Just hangin' out on Mommy and Daddy's bed. We do this A LOT!

Don't you like my Dachshund onesie that Aunt Megan gave me?! I sure do!
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Sunday, March 21, 2010


...she got tired of the exersaucer.

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Saturday, March 20, 2010

GramPatti and Granddaddy

Last week Lael and I made a trip down to Lexington to see GramPatti and Granddaddy!

GramPatti gave Lael her bath, and it was her longest one to date. She was all smiles and vigorously kicked her legs the entire time! We let her stay in there until the water got cold!
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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Four months!

Yesterday (St. Patrick's Day) our little Lael turned four months!! She has reached so many significant milestones during this past month and it has been so much fun for us to watch her learn and grow.

"How joyful are those who fear the Lord-all who follow his ways! You will enjoy the fruit of your labor. How joyful and prosperous you will be! Your wife will be like a fruitful grapevine, flourishing within your home. Your children will be like vigorous young olive trees as they sit around your table. That is the Lord's blessing for those who fear him."
Psalm 128:1-4
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Monday, March 15, 2010

A beautiful day like today

Lael loves her daddy!

And her daddy loves Lael!

Thanks to Aunt Jess for lending us Benson's exersaucer! It's been so fun to watch her in it! She can stand up in it and she reaches for the toys!

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Family and friends

A couple of weeks ago my cousin, Katie came to stay with us for a night! These two share a special bond in that they have the same birthday...exactly 30 years apart! Katie has always been like an older sister to me, and after all these years of remembering November 17th when it came around, my daughter ended up being born on that very day!

Our friends Todd and Sarah were in town for the day and stopped by to meet Lael!
Side note: Many people ask us where we got the name "Lael" from, and we sort of have to credit this couple! Trey was in their wedding in the fall of '07, and while we were there we met a sweet friend of theirs named "Lael". Trey and I both agreed that we loved that name and when we got home I wrote it down in my list of potential baby names for the future. When we found out we were having a girl we remembered this name again and looked up the meaning. We found out that it is a Hebrew word that means "belonging to God". We knew then that we would use that name.

Last but not least, we went to Rock Hill a couple of weekends ago to celebrate Trey's mom's birthday (Mimi) and got this picture of Lael and me with her Aunt Ashley! :)

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Sunday, March 7, 2010

I took this picture one year ago today...

... and it was one of the best days of my life.

I never knew that two pink lines could be this beautiful.

O Lord, You are my God;
I will exalt You and praise Your name,
for in perfect faithfulness You have done marvelous things,
things planned long ago.
Isaiah 25:1
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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

a date with Sam

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010


Lael's going to have an "Uncle Bryan"...

...because he and Aunt Megan are ENGAGED!!!

Bryan proposed on Saturday and we all celebrated that night!


The four of us have a ball together, and we couldn't be happier that Bryan is going to be our brother-in-law. He is already such a sweet uncle to his favorite little niece! :)
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