Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Goodbye 2008...

What a wonderful year this has been. Looking back it feels like a blur but it was a year full of newness, freshness, excitement, and change. 2007 seemed like such a struggle...Aaron and I both working hard to finish up school, lots of job transitions that didn't measure up to what we thought they would be, etc., etc. 2008 began with a bang! We found out we were pregnant which was the best start I could imagine! Aaron got a wonderful job and we made a big move. This year has made me appreciate the wonderful gifts of family and friends that I have in my life. Now with the year coming to an end, I look forward with anticipation to all the new year has to bring.
I look forward to watching my sweet, baby girl grow and cherishing her as the gift she is to us.
I look forward to spending another year with my wonderful hubby and friend.
I look forward to what the Lord has in store for each one of us.
I pray that your 2008 was filled with as much joy and love as mine was and that next year is even better!

Monday, December 29, 2008

There's No Place Like Home for the Holidays

Yes. That is true...but there is also no place like home AFTER the holidays! We had a wonderful Christmas spent with family and friends but it is really nice to be back home again. Traveling is exhausting sometimes, even though Marli does so well. Here's a few pictures to enjoy of Marli's first Christmas...
Notice her cute little Christmas jammies...I had almost the identical outfit, wish I had a picture!
Marli's first baby doll...which she obviously loves!
She likes to hold her (although it might be more accurately described as attempting to get the dolls head in her mouth!)

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Santa Baby

This weekend was Aaron's work Christmas party so we spent the weekend in Guthrie. The party was nice and was our first time going out without Marli. She spent a few hours back at the hotel with Lollie, Papa and Drew.
The weekend was also filled with Christmas fun with Mom, Dad, Ben, Drew and the Wyche's. Here's our pretty Santa baby...

Shelby and Marli in their pink Santa hats...Two very pretty girls :)

It's kind of hard to see us, but here we are out doing the Guthrie Victorian Christmas walk...So much fun and Marli was super cute bundled up like a little snowbaby.

Aaron and I never have a decent picture together...These attempts proved to be no different :)

I love this guy so much...and despite this face I know he loves me too :)

On a side note, Marli has recently discovered an affinity for television, well sort of. Here she is captivated by her PraiseBaby DVD.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Baby It's Cold Outside!

BRRR!!! The snow has arrived so we're bundled up inside. We went to the pediatrician this morning for Marli's 2 month checkup and everything is great! She is now 14 lbs and 24 inches long. Here she is sporting her newest hair accessories and of course that adorable grin...

We just got back from a surprise visit to see all the grand-parents (and greats!). Lollie and Papa knew we were coming but we surprised Grammy. It was great and we were so glad to see her. I wish I would have gotten pictures. Here are a few pictures of Marli with Mamaw and Grandaddy...We were both soooo glad to see them :)

Look how big Miss Marli is...She loves to sit like a big girl :)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Meet my new friend

Marli loves her lion. When we have her in her carrier, whether we be out or she is just sitting in the kitchen watching mommy cook dinner, lion is a great entertainer. Yesterday I had to go to the bank and while I was completing my transaction she woke up and enjoyed her friend. She was a hit at the bank and everyone commented on how much she loved her little toy.