Saturday, November 29, 2008


lucy is thankful for...
the binki
warm cozy blankets
the strings on all of mommy's hoodies (if they're not there she gets very puzzled)
the nose sucker
naps with mommy in her bed

holly is thankful for...
my family
naps with lucy in my bed
DVR (i know, i know)
warm cozy sweats
time i get with rhett during the holidays (the time is very few and far between!)

rhett is thankful for...

Monday, November 24, 2008


The past week Lucy has discovered how to wave. She may love the reaction she gets more than the actual wave...we are such first timers! Everything makes us giddy! Enjoy!


We went to Twilight opening morning! 12:15 am. I have not done something this silly since the college days. Funny things is that I got more sleep than I did the night before! I must say I really enjoyed the movie. No, it wasn't perfect, but I enjoyed it. I think it met my expectations perfectly. Thanks Melissa for putting this together and for the pictures!
Check out my Sister-in-law Amy's blog about her trip to Forks, WA - for real! What a sweet husband!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008


This is a question I hate to ask myself...but it seams to be the question I end up asking myself over and over. Last night was one of those Why nights. Why me? Why us? Why her? Lucy has had a really rough few nights (like usual). She was awake from 12:00 - 4:00 am, and then again at 6:00 am - 12:00 pm, SERIOUSLY. She finally took a nap for 30 minutes, and I know that is all I will get out of her until around 3:30 when she will take another 30 minute nap. Again, I ask Why me? Why us? Why her? Then she may or may not take another 30 minute nap this evening...then probably stay up late and wake up soon after that.

It is in those critical hours during the night I ask those critical questions. I hate asking those questions. I hate living those moments of frustration. I hate wondering what is wrong with me, with us, with her. Really, there is nothing wrong with us. That is all there is to it. We are all healthy. We have a healthy little girl who smiles and crinkles her nose. We are so blessed and I am so lucky to be Lucy's mom.

That is why today I am going to ask a much better question....Why not me? Why not us? Why not her. So when pity sets in I need to remember to ask...Why not give us this trial....we can handle it, and we have. I can survive on 3 hours of sleep. I can get through these harder times because I have trust in my Heavenly Father. He will not give me a trial I am not fully capable of surviving. So today I ask WHY NOT ME?

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Da Da Da Da

Da Da Da Da is about the sweetest sound I have ever heard. We love to pretend she really knows what she is saying. Sometimes she even says 'Hi Dada'. She has become quite the talker. While watching a football game last week Lucy would cheer right along with us. She loved the noise and the giggles she was getting from Mom and Dada. Now we just need to work on Mama!
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Thursday, November 6, 2008

6 Months Old!

Lucy is officially six months old. I think we have hit such a great age and want to share with you the things we love about sweet Lucy.

- Lucy stares at me all the time. It is so funny. Rhett will be holding her and her eyes will just follow me wherever I go.
- She loves to grab our hair - especially daddy's.
- She is starting to rest her head on our shoulders when she needs some love.
-She gives some funny faces when eating/gagging/spitting out baby food. We are still working on it, but in the meantime, it is hilarious.
- She loves to be thrown around. She loves to be thrown up, down, left, right, upside down.
-She loves to bounce on our legs and do superman. This is the time we get the most giggles.
- She always needs something to play with in her hands. She is always grabbing for anything in sight.
- Occasionally she will lay on my lap and watch some Baby Einstein. I love these quiet still moments.
- She likes to hug her teddy bears as she falls asleep.
- Lucy constantly is pulling off her socks. Thanks to Robeez for the stay put shoe.
- When Lucy has bare feet - both big toes are generally in her mouth. When she is in the tub she will dip her toes in the bath water and then suck the water off over and over - very smart.
- She loves to drink mom and dad's water. Loves it through the bottom of the straw or the tongue dip.
It has been a great 6 months with this girl. We love you Lucy.

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Monday, November 3, 2008


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Pumpkin Patch

After falling flat on my back twice we decided the pumpkin cart was not made for adults to ride in. Poor Lucy was in my arms for one of the drops, but I was quite the hero and she didn't hit the ground! Rhett was soooo embarrassed while everyone looked at us and laughed. I had tears from laughing so hard.

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