Thursday, April 23, 2009

Quick funny story

So this is the bass thingy for our ridiculously old stereo system. It doesn't really work well. The other day I caught Peyton trying to put an Easter egg in it and stopped her. I then moved it and heard rattling. Well I knew at this point she had been successful at another time. So with a challenge laid out ahead of me I started to try to retrieve the rattle I heard. Well here's the loot that I found inside that small hole.

The other funny thing is I'm pretty sure that Peyton didn't do the yellow and green balls because they belong to the ball popper that until this past weekend has been in storage for 2 and a half years. When we moved into this house I put it in storage because we were down to 2 balls out of 5. So I guess the girls discovered this hole a long time ago and I never realized. Funny huh!!!

Oh and the best news is that yesterday, 4-21 Peyton started saying Mama. Oh she melted my heart when I walked in to get her out of bed in the morning and she was saying Nananana and I said oh that's so close say Mama. So sure enough she did. Then for the rest of the day she said it several more times. It's so exciting!!!!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Birthday Pics

I'm One!!!!

Trying to eat the cupcake like a doggie!

Cupcake party

Cupcake Pops from Bakerella

Here are a few birthday party pics. I'll post more when I get them from a friend. So far these were my best shots. Also just so I've written it down somewhere. On 4-16 Peyton took 3 steps and on 4-21 she said bye, bye. She says da da all the time, but I don't know which one qualifies as a 1st word.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Happy Birthday Peyton!!!

My sweet baby girl is one today and I can't believe it. She has been such a blessing in our lives. I love being a mommy!!! I always knew I wanted to have a baby, but didn't get to really enjoy every baby moment with the girls. It was more of a matter of surviving day to day. With Peyton on the other hand I have thoroughly enjoyed each moment of her "babyness." She has a sweet smile and her laugh is hilarious. The girls love to get her laughing. She is for the most part a happy baby. The girl loves to eat to, I mean I have no clue where she could have gotten that from!!! We've made it a whole year nursing and I am so proud of both of us. There were definitely times when I thought for sure we were done, and nope. Peyton I am so excited to see how God uses you in life. We all love you very much!!!!

Your first pic!!!
You're saying, "I'm hereeee"

First pic with Mommy & Daddy on your birthday.

So precious!!!

One Year Old
This is from Easter Sunday.
We couldn't get a smile, but come on isn't she adorable.

I'll post some pics from her birthday party soon.

Monday, April 06, 2009


I'm not really sure what to post just thought I needed to post. So here I am. I'm so excited about what God is doing right now at our church The Exchange. We've have seen so many people come to Christ and many more come back to church after not being involved in a long time. It is wonderful to see people coming to a real relationship with Christ and others becoming real with the things they are struggling with. It has been shocking but eye opening to have people open up with their real struggles. Our pastor Joel Engle has made it a huge priority for our church to have real relationships. It has been crazy to see the prayer requests that people are telling the church to pray for. People aren't scared to say their struggling with lust, anger, or hate. Marriages are being healed because the couples are really talking. People aren't coming to church to just play church. I love so much about being apart of a new church. It's funny because probably 6 or 7 years ago I would have been the first person to say why are people starting all these new churches. There are plenty of churches already existing. But what I've learned over time is that YES there are tons of churches, but those churches aren't reaching everybody who needs to find JESUS. Who really cares how many churches there are as long as more people are coming to know Christ. I think as we prepare for Easter we need to remember that it's all about Christ!!!! It's not about the Easter dress, the silly bunny, which church you go to, or how much money you giving. It's all about Jesus and telling others about HIM! Having a REAL relationship with Christ is life-changing. You realize that your things are not your things. They are just a tool God uses to use you to tell others about Christ. Please take the time this week to read about what Christ has done for you and invite someone who doesn't have a REAL relationship with Christ to church this Sunday. I can assure you every church will have an amazing message.

It's kind of funny how a post can just come from out of nowhere. I took a couple of pics of the girls yesterday that I'll try to post soon. Also 2 weeks and sweet Peyton will be 1. Isn't it crazy how fast a year can pass by?