Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, everyone!! Woohoo!! LOL I am SO ready for a new year!!

I hope and pray yours is blessed with good health, special times with family and friends and a closer relationship to Jesus Christ.

Happy 2009!!!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Simply Mary's child

A mother never forgets the first time she sees her child. She memorizes in her heart the wonder of each tiny feature. She runs her fingertip tenderly across her infant’s silken skin. She checks each finger and toe. Her heart skips a beat as tiny eyes look up at her—helpless except for her protection and care. Mary must have felt the same wonder as she gazed down at her sweet baby boy, lying in His manger bed. Jesus was indeed the Savior of the world, but for those first precious moments, He was simply Mary’s Child.

--Rebecca Currington

Thursday, December 25, 2008

How can we explain such a man?

A baby asleep in a manger, yet He is the Savior of the world. A man who drove merchandisers from the temple, yet He willingly laid down His life for the same. The King of all kings Who came to die as a lamb. The One who owned it all yet laid it all aside. How can we explain such a man? We can't. We must stand in awe and worship Him.

--Marie Norton

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Monday, December 22, 2008

Ryleigh's first friend

We like to eat at a little local diner, the Iron Kettle. When you go there, it's like a family reunion every time...only the folks there aren't really your relatives! lol

They all (workers and patrons) waited with us on the arrival of Ryleigh. And, at the same time, the owner of the restaurant, Melinda, was waiting on the birth of her first grandchild.

Her granddaughter, Ziranda Jade, arrived 6 weeks after Ryleigh. Everytime we go there to eat, the place is full of the same people each time and it's so fun. They are watching Ryleigh and Ziranda grow up. Here's their first official photo together. We took this pic 12/19. After Ziranda went home, Melinda carried Ryleigh all around the restaurant to show her off. It was great because Fred & I got to eat our dinner without interuption! Ha! The restaurant is just one small room and everyone hollers across the room to each other. It's so funny!

Ry's first Christmas party

We had my family's Christmas at my mom's yesterday. Fred's dad and step-mom came too. Here's some pix:

My Mom with her youngest grandchild...Ryleigh

Sittin' on Mamaw's lap

Ry with her Uncle Toren

My beautiful sister Karen w/ her favorite
OK, so Ryleigh's her ONLY niece!

Grandpa Peterson looks mad, but he wasn't. He was chewin' his Grandma Quitee talking to her son Bob on the phone

Mom's three grandchildren: Nathan is 24, Hannah is 22 & Ry is 5 months
Aren't they the best looking kids ever??

Ry loved jabbering to Nathan. He kept calling her "little squirt"

YUM! Wrapping paper!! lol

Getting help from Aunt Karen

"Forget the awesome toy...there's more wrapping paper I haven't chewed on yet!"

Ry w/ Grandma Quitee

Monday, December 15, 2008


Our friends Dana & Nate that adopted a little boy earlier this year sent these pix. I LOVE the innocence of them. The pic of him gazing in wonder at the Christmas light is so beautiful. Then, he shows his playful side...he looks like he's directing his church choir in a rousing rendition of "We wish you a Merry Christmas"; then he shows us that he wants to be just like his daddy! lol

Mommy & Sissy ready for church 12/14

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Go Colts!

Friday, December 12, 2008

New Pix

I've been super busy with Christmas orders from my web site & eBay that I don't have much time for blogging right now, but here's some pix I took today of Miss Ryleigh. She's always hated socks & has taken them off, but just recently discovered her feet and LOVES chewing on her toes! lol She weighed in at 15.1 lbs at the DR today.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Happy Birthday, Baby!

Ryleigh is 5 months old today.
She celebrated by riding in a shopping cart at Target! lol

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

New Pix

Four-month check-up. Getting ready to get those dreaded shots!
Nov. 6, 2008
Pictures below were taken Sunday, Nov. 15

Two bottom teeth coming in already! They are both in now. She's so cute!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Long week

It's been a long week around here. Ryleigh has had a horrible time with constipation. I have bawled right along with her. I think we're through it now. What a nightmare for all of us. We've changed her formula and we're also giving her a bit of apple juice daily. Saturday night I was up with her until 4 AM Sunday morning.

And, she's teething and it's really been bugging her this week. She's done so well with the teething up until the past few days. So, no one around here has gotten much sleep this week and we're all a little grumpy and weepy and exhausted. We got her some pain relief though so maybe we'll all get some sleep.

Her two bottom middle teeth are both gonna come in at the same time it seems. One is all the way through the gum and the other isn't far behind. I can't believe she's getting teeth at 4 months old!

When I gave her a bath tonight, she just giggled and played. She loves kicking her legs and chewing on the wash cloth. She giggled for a long time after she got out of the tub and it was so sweet.

In spite of the exhaustion, I love this little girl so much my heart feels like it might crack into pieces from the weight of this love.

My Beautiful Baby Girl

Flower Baby  baby cut daughter flower frames outs smiley son
imikimi - Customize Your World

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

So thankful for our Veterans

May God bless our Veteran's-those who are still living and those who gave their lives to ensure our Freedom.
My Grandpa Russell Cox is a WWII veteran and my father-in-law Fred Peterson a Vietnam Veteran. I'm so proud of them both!

Friday, November 07, 2008

Four Month Check-Up

Ryleigh had her 4-month check-up yesterday and all was well! She weighs 13.8 lbs. and is 23.25" long. Doc said she's perfect! =)

She got her shots and has been doing well with that.

Her two bottom middle teeth are coming in already! One has already broken through the skin! We're pretty excited about that!

We've known Nurse Lisa for about 10 years. While she is no longer with our DR, she still works in the same medical building. So, we had to stop by to see her. She came out to the waiting room to sit with us. lol She was teary eyed and is so happy for us, as she knows of our infertility journey and the pain we've gone through.

Lisa is one of the sweetest people I've ever met!

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Election Day

I hope you exercised your right to vote today! We went to vote about 8 AM. We live in a rural area and the wait was less then 10-15 minutes. I think there were 8 people in front of me.

The news on TV is saying that some people in Indianapolis have waited 5 hours in line to vote. Would I wait that long?? I don't know. I can't imagine I would stand in line that long. Maybe if they gave me a chair? lol Would you wait that long to vote?

I propose a new candidate for President! She certainly gets Mommy and Daddy's votes!