Monday, April 27, 2009

things elizabeth is learning

I know people are probably wondering what kind of things I am teaching my daughter at home. Of course, I am teaching just the essentials--dance moves. Here are a couple of music videos starring the one and only.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

So I know March Madness was completely last month, but...

....being the avid Tarheel fan that I am, it thrilled my heart to see them win a National Championship and watch my daughter enjoy a good basketball game when she sees one.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Examples of what Elizabeth is saying and one in particularly for Poppy.

Here are some videos of what some of Elizabeth's most common words (well that I have actually captured with the camera).  

She says, "all done" once her plate is empty.  

And her personal favorite is picking up a phone to say, "Hey Poppy." Or in this case she uses her shoe as a phone.

She can currently say, "Hey Dada," "Hey Mama," "Hey baby," and "Hey Poppy."  We are working on her saying more, but for now this is all we can get her to say. She is starting to repeat a lot more words.  For instances she has said, "turtle," "cat," and my personal favorite, "it's okay baby" just in recent days. 

Sunday, April 12, 2009

What a Glorious Morning!

I am so thankful to worship a risen Saviour! This is one of my favorite songs about the resurrection.  What is your favorite Resurrection song?

See What a Morning
Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

See, what a morning, gloriously bright,
With the dawning of hope in Jerusalem;
Folded the grave-clothes, tomb filled with light,
As the angels announce, "Christ is risen!"
See God's salvation plan,
Wrought in love, borne in pain, paid in sacrifice,
Fulfilled in Christ, the Man,
For He lives: Christ is risen from the dead!

See Mary weeping, "Where is He laid?"
As in sorrow she turns from the empty tomb;
Hears a voice speaking, calling her name;
It's the Master, the Lord raised to life again!
The voice that spans the years,
Speaking life, stirring hope, bringing peace to us,
Will sound till He appears,
For He lives: Christ is risen from the dead!

One with the Father, Ancient of Days,
Through the Spirit who clothes faith with certainty.
Honor and blessing, glory and praise
To the King crowned with pow'r and authority!
And we are raised with Him,
Death is dead, love has won, Christ has conquered;
And we shall reign with Him,
For He lives: Christ is risen from the dead!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

My husband is my hero.

I know some of you are probably wondering where in the world I have been. As many know, the woes of the first trimester often leave a woman tired and sick. Both of which have been me. Then Elizabeth came down with her first real virus, which has made her quite the mama's girl (as to be expected). Needless to say, I have been feeling nearly depleted.

But my sweet husband has stepped in to save the day. He has taken over laundry duties, so I won't have to bring the clothes up and down the basement stairs (I am still the folder/sorter). And, he has taken over cooking responsibilities, temporarily. In fact, he has meal-planned and has a menu for dinner (

Here are some of the menu items:
  • John Owen's Dijon Pork
  • Luther's Beef Stew
  • Calvin's Skillet Chicken
  • Augustine's Tex-Mex Chicken
  • Edward's Cheesy Chicken and Veggies.

He has simply amazed me at his willingness to serve me during this season. I am so thankful for a husband who loves me selflessly and is eager to serve me whenever he can. I honestly don't know how moms do it without such helpful husbands.

Thank you dear husband, for your leadership in exampling how to serve your family. Seeing you work a full-day's dry-wall, and come home to joyfully prepare dinner for us is such a tangible sight of how Christ sacrificially loves his bride. I am truly humbled. Thanks for loving us, and loving the Gospel even more.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Daddy/Daughter Pictures

Since I hadn't updated in a while I thought I would post some of my favorite pictures of Jon and Elizabeth.  These are just too precious.