Sunday, September 25, 2011

Stella's Special Day.

I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him. So now I give him {her} to the LORD. (1 Samuel 1:27-28)

Today was a special day because we got to take part in a parent/child dedication at our church for Stella. While it was certainly a chance to dress her up and show her off, we know that is was so much more an opportunity for Justin and I to publicly make a statement to that we are committed to raising our Squirt in a Christian home.

Stella Marie means the world to us and we want to live lives that reflect Christ as models for her.

We will certainly fall short from time to time, but we hope and pray for accountability for Godly parenting for our little darling (and Pierce).

We were so excited to share this special day with our families.
After church we headed out to eat and celebrate together.

kate's party

pierce enjoyed celebrating his sweet friend, kate, this weekend at her birthday party. the party was perfect for energetic 3 year olds - they ran, they jumped, they slid, they ate, and did it all again and again and again. happy birthday, kate!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

melt. my. heart.

i just love this little girl.
she is my sunshine.

ahoy matey.

ahhhh...the imagination of my two boys.
love them.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Thank you for your service.

It's weird to think that Pierce and Stella will never know a pre 9/11 life. There will always be security checks before getting on planes, there will never be twin towers for them to visit, in essence their lives will forever be different than what my pre 9/11 life was like.

Pierce loves fireman and thinks the world of them. And Justin and I thought it would only be appropriate on this 10 anniversary of 9/11 to thank the firemen at the station that we pass on so many days. We baked them some muffins (we were out of cookie mix), wrapped them up, and headed to thank them. The first time we went they were out helping someone, so P and Justin went back to see them after dinner.

Pierce wore his newly acquired Halloween costume - a fireman of course - to see some of his most favorite people. The firemen were so nice to him and even let him 'drive' the fire truck.
Thank you firemen (and many others) for serving our community so unselfishly.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

8 months

the squirt is 8 months old today.
she is on. the. move.
hence the 'black eye.' she was crawling up a tile step and got herself.
she is a good eater. she is already eating all sorts of real fruits.
and she seems to like them all.
we love you baby girl.
and are so thankful that you are ours.

friday night in downtown

last night we headed to downtown fort worth for a night out. we met my parents down there and enjoyed walking around for a bit. it has finally cooled off enough to not be dripping sweat if you are outside. after walking around we enjoyed some yummy dinner and a fabulous new dessert place.

for a while now my parents have been talking about this dessert place called sweet sammies and i have been really wanting to try it out. so, after dinner we headed down there. this place was unbelievable and an amazing idea. you pick your flavor of homemade cookie and then your flavor of bluebell ice cream and then they make you an ice cream sandwich. amazing!
since it is in fort worth, their vanilla ice cream was purple and their sugar cookie had purple sprinkles. and p wanted everything they had that was purple.