Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Sneak Peak

Just a sneak peak of Joie's darling photo shoot! 

Sunday, February 21, 2010

First Haircut!!

Tonight Joie received her first haircut, given to her by her mommy!  She did really good at first but then got really wiggly so Andrew had to hold her head for the last snip or two...and she did not like that.  I just cut a little bit off the back so it didn't look so much like a mullet.  I waited until the front of her hair was down to her shoulders to cut the back...I just can't believe her hair has gotten so long!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Momma's pride and joy

Everyone knows this is the reason all women want baby girls!  It is just too fun to play dress up!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

how great thou art

My very favorite hymn of all time is "how great thou art" because I just can't sing it without feeling my saviors love so much.  I think it is so easy to get so caught up in your trials and sorrows that you forget that Christ is always there for you.  Every time we sing this song I cry...a lot.  Today we didn't even sing it, I was just reading the words to it and I felt like my heart was going to burst because I was so overcome with joy.  The third verse reads "And when I think that God, his Son not sparring, sent him to die, I scarce can take it in, that on the cross, my burden gladly bearing, he bled and died to take away my sin"  I especially love how this says "I scarce can take it in" because that is exactly how I feel because it is so overwhelming.  I sometimes think of how I feel so undeserving of all that Christ has given me.  It is so hard to express the gratitude and love I feel for my Savior...which is why I love the last verse of this same song.  "When Christ shall come, with shouts of acclamation, and take me home, what joy shall fill my heart!  Then I shall bow in humble adoration and there proclaim, 'my God, how great thou art!'"  Do you know what my favorite part of this verse is??  Well I love all of it, but I especially love how it uses 2 exclamation marks because if it were me saying this I would be exclaiming it too.  Today was just one of those days that I was so blessed to feel my Saviors love all day and think of all he has done for me.  As I grow I find myself longing for Sunday so that I can go and feel the spirit of the Lord and "recharge my battery".  I just hope that everyday I can wake up wanting to exclaim, "my God, how great thou art!"

Saturday, February 6, 2010

i LOVE these girls

So I was in Arkansas all last week and I had so much fun!  This is probably my favorite picture EVER!  This is Joie and my niece Vivi.  Joie absolutely loves to read and Vivi liked the entertainment.  Joie is now obsessed with National Geographic.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

For Andrew

This is the reason my husband fell in love with me.....I don't mind getting a little dirty.  This particular outing turned into a southern version of Splash Mountain!
This is my totally awesome little brother Ben.  He was the only brother who loved me enough to hang out with me while I was home!

Old Pics

I found a bunch of old pics on my moms computer that I don't think I have ever seen....oh I love these people!