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 niece...lol...
OK, so Ryleigh's her ONLY niece!



Grandpa Peterson looks mad, but he wasn't. He was chewin' his food...lol 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

Innocence

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