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what’s in a name?

If you’ve had a child you know that thinking up, agreeing on, and settling on a name that your child will be called for the rest of his/her life is a daunting task. One that is fun and exciting, but one that can also be a bit stressful. Fortunately, Trey and I have been able…

By childiprayedc7ea35 February 8, 2011 Off

the after party

Our time with the Ryan’s isn’t really complete without a photo shoot with Benson and Lael. It most always includes a lot of bribing. Benjamin bribed him with candy, but I totally trumped him when I told Benson that he could actually have one of the big red balloons. Hook, line and sinker. Done. It’s really the…

By childiprayedc7ea35 December 3, 2010 Off

… and then there was you

The sweetest, most beautiful mohawk haired little girl I had ever seen. I would describe giving birth as a total out of body experience. I felt as if I was at a live taping of “A Baby Story” watching this life come out of someone else. I can’t even really put into words the things that…

By childiprayedc7ea35 November 17, 2010 Off

a little raggedy

Couldn’t resist dressing up my little doll as a doll. I must say, she played the roll quite well. Now and then. With the same little Raggedy Ann doll in tow. It’s a good thing Raggedy is supposed to be raggedy. My mom made my costume, of course. ‘Cause she’s good like that. And because she didn’t have google to…

By childiprayedc7ea35 November 1, 2010 Off

Eleven months

As we approach the one year mark {insert statement, “she’s growing way too fast”}, I have begun to think more and more about Lael’s future and the little girl, young lady, and woman she will become. I try not to ponder on this too long because it’s really difficult for me to imagine very far…

By childiprayedc7ea35 October 18, 2010 Off

you’ve got a friend

These girls were all born within 3 days of each other. Sweet, sugary, lovely little girls. Apparently something was in the water in Greenville during February of 2009. Left to right: Lillian, Lael, Julianne, Ava We stuck lil’ Emma Kate on the end to top off the preshness. Jack and Jo-Jo are quite the stud muffins. Lael and Hailey…

By childiprayedc7ea35 October 10, 2010 Off

The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of

With one glance, can you guess where this image came from? Father of the Bride. Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Kimberly Williams, George Newbern, and Martin Short. I can not tell you how many times in my life I have watched this movie. I can probably quote the entire thing. This was the movie I based…

By childiprayedc7ea35 July 16, 2010 Off

The Difference a Year Can Make

My dear friend, Molly and I had matching bumps last summer. Our due dates were two weeks apart. I went late and she went early (lucky) so our girls ended up being 3 days apart. As soon as we could Trey, Lael and I headed right back to where we had just come from to visit Lillian.…

By childiprayedc7ea35 July 8, 2010 Off

A Chicken Little Recipe

Chicken Little. If you hang around our house long enough you will hear us call someone or some animal “Chicken Little”. I call Benson “Chicken Little” and he knows that that’s what K-K calls him. He’ll tell you. It’s so funny to me that he calls Lael that now. Jess had a picture out of Lael when she was…

By childiprayedc7ea35 July 2, 2010 Off

I’m Just Gonna Be Honest

I DON’T COUPON. I can almost hear the gasps coming through the world wide web! And I can see you giving me the stink-eye through the computer screen. Coupons stress me out. Period. And I generally try to avoid things that stress me out. It’s the latest craze, and if you coupon, I really do stand in…

By childiprayedc7ea35 June 26, 2010 Off