Tuesday, May 31, 2011

1 year ago today...

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…this amazing bundle of joy was born. It's truly hard to put into words just how much Judah has changed our lives and changed us. He's brought more joy than I ever could have imagined. Even though it's been a year I still find myself staring at him trying to remember every detail about his tiny little body. I just want to soak in every moment...every little facial expression, every time he picks up a tiny object with his thumb and forefinger, every yawn, every smile, every eye rub, every funny little word. The past year has gone by with lightening speed. I wish I could stop time and bask in the wonderful joy that is my son Judah. I couldn't be happier.

Me and Judah at Kathryn's Party

If you want to look back at the birth story, here's a link to the post from last year.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Baby mama travel advice please!

Any moms out there have advice for traveling with an infant/toddler? My mom and I are taking a trip to NYC in a few weeks and I'm trying to figure out which direction to take. (no pun intended!) I stumbled across this nifty strap that attaches your toddler car seat to your rolling luggage. Anyone have one of these?

Right now Judah's still in an infant seat, but he's at 20lbs, so he'll be moving into a convertible seat soon. I was thinking about going ahead and getting the bigger car seat and using the strap to attach it to my luggage so we can get around the airport and then I'll be able to use the seat for the cab ride into the city.

Any well-traveled mamas out there have any advice for me? I'm kinda nervous about traveling with a 1 year old. I'm going to be "that person" on the plane with everyone praying he doesn't freak out and cry the entire hour long flight!

Monday, May 16, 2011

What's new with Judah

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For some reason, this is Judah's new face when he's
fake crying to get your attention. So funny!



Clapping!
(if you're in Facebook, click here to watch video)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Graduation

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After 3.5 years, 90 credits, 1,300 hours worth of class time, 10 research papers, 6 sermons, hundreds of written pages and countless hours reading and studying, graduation day is finally upon us.

We are happy to announce that Thomas will be graduating on May 20, 2011 from Southeastern Seminary with a Master of Divinity in Christian Ministry. We thank our friends and families for their support over the past few years and covet your prayers as we begin to move into a new stage of life and ministry. Exciting times are ahead!

Monday, May 09, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

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Judah and I went home this weekend to Cherryville to spend Mother's Day with my family. It was a great trip and Judah was a trooper as always. Here are some of the highlights...

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Happy Mother's Day Mom! Thanks for making it so special. Now that I'm a mom, this day means so much more. Not only for the fact that I'm a mom too, but I have so much more appreciation for you and all you've done for me throughout the years. I couldn't be more blessed. I love you.

Monday, May 02, 2011

Great weekend

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This weekend our friend Letha came to visit from Washington. She and Thomas went to high school together at RVA and they started at SEBTS at the same time. She graduated last year with her MA and moved so this was our first time seeing her again since then. It was a glorious reunion! Thomas always jokes that she's his oldest friend and it's fun to see how they've kept in touch. Unfortunately I didn't get any pictures of us, but it was a great visit nonetheless.

Saturday Thomas and I got up bright and early to go participate in the campus yard sale. We did very well and Thomas sold lots of his books, much to the chagrin of a few of his professors whose books were represented on the table. Even though we did well, we still had a lot of things left over so we'll be having another yard sale in our neighborhood on May 14th along with several other families.

Later on Saturday we went to church and heard an amazing sermon by J.D. and had a great time of worship. Then we went with some friends to eat Ethiopian food at Abyssinia.

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Video of him crawling

Sunday, Judah and I took a walk down to campus and I let him get out and crawl on the grass. He seemed to like it. Now if we can just get him up off his belly when he crawls! Oh, I also was able to take his 11 month pics. I can not believe he'll be one at the end of this month!

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Love the flared nostrils and crossed feet!
And notice how small the monkey looks btw.

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Here he was a 1 month so you can compare. Hard to believe!

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We'll be going to Cville this weekend for Mother's Day. Hope to see some of you there!