Archive for September, 2008

She’s here!

Eden’s family has been so excited to meet her for a few weeks now and she has finally arrived! I really feel like I have been on the edge of my seat for a good while as well. I don’t know if it was the fact that I took Eden’s Mommy and Daddy’s maternity photos a while back or if it’s because I get to hear all the details about her from her Grandma every week. Either way, she was definitely worth the wait!

She’s gorgeous and sweet and so alert at only 1 week old…

Oh, I love the faces mommies make!


Here are a few with creative textures applied:





Well, that’s the end of Part one!

Isn’t she the sweetest baby ever?

I get to go back with my lovely photographer friend, Ashley, and see her again soon!

I’ll keep you posted!




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Our Labor Day Weekend Story

Have I ever said before how blessed I am. I really don’t think I have. So let me just say that I am totally extremely blessed every day of my life, every hour, every minute and every second.

This labor day weekend, we went with Hub’s brother (Jason) and his fiance’ (Rachel) to Rachel’s family’s lake house in Alabama.

We were planning on spending the night Sunday and driving back home Monday afternoon. Unfortunately, things didn’t turn out that way. We ended up spending three nights in an Alabama hospital and didn’t get home until Thursday afternoon.

Basically, without reliving it all (again) Hub got into a tubing accident that left him with a concussion and major bruises and scrapes to the right side of his body. It was one of the scariest days of my life (the blood, the waiting, the pain hub experienced) – but it could have been a WHOLE lot worse. God really had His hand on Hub the whole time (as He always does). So, can I just say that I am blessed? Even if Hub hadn’t been okay, even if nothing had gone right and everything had gone wrong, I still believe I would be blessed. I am SO glad He worked it out this way. I am SO glad this was part of His plan. I am so glad. SO glad! O gosh. Anyway, sorry you don’t get the whole story. I am really tired of thinking about it and talking about it. But here are some pictures from the past 3 days. The last one is my favorite. My husband is hot! I just love him. He is my best friend.

Nine stitches, a cat scan, and a few ex-rays later.

After we found out he was going to be just fine, I started taking some pics

(so he could see all that had happened while he was out).

I don’t like this one. That’s my baby 😦

Hub’s parents came to stay with us. They took very good care of both of us.

I don’t know what I would have done without them there.

The second day Hub was awake but still out of it.

When Hub was still in the emergency room, the doctors asked us to wait down the hall while they put in his stitches and stuff. He was in a lot of pain and still really out of it but was constantly making jokes. I kept seeing the nurses leave his room laughing. The doctor came out at one point and seeing me waiting there, asked me if I was hub’s “hot wife”. I laughed and said yes.

Jason and I went into the ER to see him and he started ragging Jason about how he had held onto the tube longer than him.

Fortunately, I was able to pull the spare “bed” up to his hospital bed.

(Jason and Rachel made the “bed” up for me and got us some really nice comfy blankets! Mine is Tinkerbell and Hub’s is The Hulk- they will forever be known as our souveneirs from the dock-crashing incident. 😉 )

Two more shots of the nasty battle wounds.

We cleaned him up and got him dressed and then they let us leave!

It’s really good to be home! Thank you everyone who has been praying for us! Your prayers have been felt!

Thank you – a BIG thank you to all of Rachel’s WONDERFUL family (especially to her uncle Jeff) for being there for us, visiting us, and being so extremely hospitable! You all treated us like part of your family and we love you! We can’t wait to see you all again.



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