Friday, November 28, 2008

We're Coming!

Three weeks. That is how long before these feet touch Texas soil again! I honestly can't wait!

It has been a year and a half since I was last home. I am ready to reconnect with family and friends. I am ready for Noah to run on the A&M campus, to sit in the grass of Research Park, to be held by my family...and for him to meet those friends who are so dear to me there. So before we arrive, a few messages for those we will see...

Lisa & Ashley...I am ready for Sweet Eugene's, laughter, and probably a few tissues (although I promise not to inhale any while crying)!

Aunt better warn Jake.

Mom and won't spoil Noah.

Uncle Larry...Noah can pull the fire out of even the shortest hair. better keep Syla clear of Noah...he will really have the baby bug...and you just might catch it as well!

Aunt Lisa...Arthur should probably be warned as well. Oh, also...we bring a mess with us!

Jack, Sam, and Beth...we can't wait for Noah to play with y'all. He can walk...but hasn't quite learned sharing yet!

Seriously, we are so excited! We can hardly wait. I have already started packing the, that isn't a joke.

We will come with lots and leave with so much more...

Love y'all and see you soon!!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Noah Update

For those of you who have been praying for Noah this past week, thank you! Keep praying though, he has had an allergic reaction to his antibiotic which has caused a severe rash on his torso, and fits of screaming (20-120 minutes at a time). We were up last night from 12:30-4:00 with him. He is just uncomfortable. We are asking for healing for his already weak body.

"In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express." Romans 8:26

What a Difference a Year Makes

Last year at this time I was awaiting the arrival of little Noah. I had dreams, hopes, doubts, insecurities...
My house was decorated for the holidays, I was anticipating my first Christmas without my family, I was wondering what motherhood would really be like.
My clothes didn't fit, my shoes wouldn't go on, and my wedding ring hadn't seen my hand in months.
So now, a year later...I have new dreams, hopes, doubts, and insecurities...
My house in partially decorated for Thanksgiving and partially for Christmas. I am joyfully anticipating my first Christmas with Noah and my family. I am finding out what motherhood really is.
My clothes fit, but they are the old ones I wore before Noah, my shoes will go on...but I had to break down and buy a new pair, and my wedding ring is in my jewelry box because I haven't had a moment to put it on yet today.


Sunday, November 2, 2008

Noah's Birthday Party

OK, I may never get an invitation created, or mailed!

Noah will celebrate his 1st birthday a little early, and in Texas!

On Sunday, December 28th at 2:00 we will have Noah's party at my parents' house.

If you are reading this, and know us (hee, hee), then you are invited.

I can easily type this because only four people in Texas even read my blog, so there won't be a mad rush come December 28th.

Seriously, I hope to get invitations out...sometime in early December. Until then, mark your calendars!

My Little Penguin

Here he is...the greatest penguin of all times!

Sweet Noah, he didn't mind the costume.

He didn't mind only stopping at two houses.

He didn't mind that the candy all went to Daddy.

His favorite part of his first Halloween was stopping by his Nana Anita's house and petting her dalmatian, Lucy!