Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Bahama mama



We had a fabulous time in the Bahamas. From my pictures, however, it looks like Nathan and Ellery were the only ones on the trip!!
We were busy everyday, hopping from one pool to the next and at the beach. Ellery was even able to swim with the dolphins. Here is a picture of daddy/daughter before the dolphin encounter, all suited up.



Oh and we had a celebrity sighting! Paige, Nathan, and I were walking to dinner one night and we passed right by Julia Roberts and her three children, along with two body guards. We had heard she was staying at the resort but didn't think we would actually run into her. Fun!
We are ready to go back!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

We're back!!


We had such a wonderful time! I will post more pictures soon!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

29!!

I am 29 today!! One more year of living it up in my 20's. I hear the 30's aren't all that bad so I am not too concerned! I have been showered with love by my sweet family. Poor Nathan gets hit with Mother's day, birthday, and anniversary all within 3 weeks. He picked out some VERY nice jewelry for Mother's Day and then some cute little bracelets I had my eye on for my birthday. He is always so thoughtful about gifts. When I was pregnant with Ellery he purchased a ring that to him symbolized our daughter-to-be. And he did the same thing this time around with our new little guy. He stayed home this morning for a little while to fix us breakfast and is taking me out tonight. Ellery and I had lunch with my mom and have been running errands to get ready for our big trip to the BAHAMAS!! Ellery has been excited about this trip for weeks. She knows everyone who is going with us and says "beach" all the time. She is my outdoor girl and is sure to LOVE the sand and water. She also really loves flying, much like her mama.
The Lord is teaching me lately that HE is in control. I can worry and be anxious but it accomplishes nothing. This is not new to me, but one of my life lessons that keeps showing up. You think I would have learned by now, but that is the great thing...He is patient and loving and doesn't give up on hard-headed people. I am thankful for another year and look forward to what's ahead!

Friday, May 9, 2008

Mommy and baby giraffe



We spent the morning at the zoo!! This video is really not much - I was trying out a few things. First, I received a Flip Video camera from my in-laws for my birthday. I can always count on Bebe to keep me updated on all of the new gadgets. It is so cool - so compact and uploads right onto your computer. I love it - and will carry it with me in my purse always. And second, I had never done anything on You Tube. So this was a big experiment and it worked - so hopefully you will be seeing more videos from us!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

No, we sure don't

...have a name for our baby boy yet, that is. I think everyone thinks we are keeping it a big secret but believe me, if we did have one, I would let you know. So if you have any great ideas, we would love to hear them!

Ellery has a new cousin (or 2nd or 3rd, not sure how that works). My cousin Jeana had a baby girl on May 5th. Her name is Harper Lawrence Best. I cannot wait to see pictures and meet the new addition!! Congratulations Jeana and Josh!!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

A sentimental Sunday

Today when I went to get Ellery from her nap, she was pointing to a picture of herself that I have framed in her bedroom. It is a picture from her 12 month photo shoot and she is sitting with three balloons and bawling. It was so hot the day we got her pictures taken and I think she was being attacked by mosquitoes so she was not the least bit happy. But the picture is actually so pitiful it is cute and so I framed it. Well, she was pointing to it and saying, "Ellery sad, Ellery crying." So I picked it up and showed it to her and she started pretending to cry like a baby, which is something she likes to mimic whenever she hears a baby crying. I thought she was pretending, but then tears just started streaming down her face. I tried to tell her that Ellery is happy now and then ended up having to take the picture out of her room. It was just so funny and sad and sweet all at the same time. Maybe she has a career in acting?

Then she wanted me to play the video I made for her daddy's birthday last year that is just pictures of her and the two of them together. We sat and watched it over and over this afternoon. Needless to say, it was a very sentimental afternoon. I started getting emotional just seeing all of her baby pictures and thinking about the fact that she will turn 2 in one month! And then I started thinking about how she won't be my baby once this little man gets here and that it will never again just be the three of us. How in the world can I love another the way I love her? Can we say pregnancy hormones in full force??

On another note, we had a wonderful weekend. We spent Saturday at a ranch near Brenham with our Sunday school class. The weather could not have been prettier and we couldn't have had a better time. Ellery was in heaven seeing all of the horses and cows, picking up rocks, and playing in the water. What a little cowgirl!
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