Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Daddy's Girl

Let me just say, I think there is nothing more adorable than seeing grown men wooing over babies. Elizabeth has Jonathan wrapped around her finger already. She has indeed won her father's heart (if only her mother could have won his heart that quickly:) I love watching him when he has her. Here are some pictures to prove my point....



(photos are courtesy of Aunt Leslie, Leslie Parnell LDPhotographs)
But of course, I think Elizabeth has won the heart of her Grandfather (previously known as Big Papi), Grandaddy, Uncle Aaron, and her Uncle Dave. I think the first guy to ever break her heart will have a lot of angry men to deal with...

Monday, January 14, 2008

Greetings

Since I am an avid reader of some blogs, I decided that when our little girl was born that I would create a blog to post pictures and share some reflections and thoughts. And of course, if we are ever far away from friends and family they can look into our lives and perhaps smile, laugh, and share in the joy of our family. As an introduction to our family, Elizabeth Grace, was born on December 26, 2007, weighing in at 6lbs 7oz and 20in long. She is absolutely beautiful, smart, gracious, charming..the list could go on:) She is indeed a bundle of joy, and it has amazed me (though it probably shouldn't) how fast and hard we have fell in love with her. My husband, Jonathan, is my high school sweetheart. We have a sweet story of God's grace and sovereignty of putting us together which I will enjoy telling my children time and time again. Of all the things I am thankful of, this one is for sure, I am thankful for a husband who loves the Gospel and displays Christ love to me in our marriage. He likes to play wiffle ball (it is really ridiculous:) he loves the St Louis Cardinals (hence, the navy blue background and red writing that will probably soon be changed) and he has quite a fetish for books (just come to our house or ask to borrow one:). He is pretty much my best friend and I grow more in love with him as each day passes..he is truly amazing:) And for me, I love being a stay at home mom (although I haven't been one long:) I am just beginning to experience the many joys of motherhood. I am excited as I am fulfilling what God has called me to be--a helpmate to a wonderful husband, and a homemaker for my children. As I look back on my life this past year and how it has drastically changed (from being single, to married, to being a mom) I am thankful for God's grace to our family. This is certainly the life--to be wholly satisfied in Christ, and to enjoy the pleasures of God's many gifts. He is definitely good. Without further adieu, here is some pictures of our amazingly beautiful daughter...






(pictures are courtesy of Aunt Leslie, Leslie Parnell LDPhotograph)