Saturday, October 15, 2011

Adele at 2 months

Addy at two months old.

Okay so you're a little older than two months
but not by much!

At two months you love to smile.
Especially after you wake up,
and you give Daddy your biggest smiles.

You are an amazing sleeper and have been since you were just a few weeks old.
You usually sleep 9 hours a night!

You have already been on 3 road trips!

The first one was to Smith Center Kansas to
meet you great grandparents.

The second one was to the Lake of the Ozarks for our church's women's retreat. Somehow I managed to not take a single picture at the retreat! I did snap this one of you sleeping on the drive home, though.

The third one was to Newton, KS with Mommy to meet baby Griffin and "Aunt" Laura.
Here's Addy with Julie, Laura & Jess.

You have even been to a concert already, but you slept through most of it.
No offense to Levi Weaver!

You have just started to enjoy your swing.
Your swing was the first thing I bought for you.
I loved imagining what it would be like to have you in it.

You love to "talk." When I get home from work you sit on my lap, and tell me all about your day. Mommy loves this!

You are mesmerized by ceiling fans. You also enjoy sucking on your hand, but only your left hand.

You were dedicated on October 2nd, but more on that later.

Your six week appointment stats:
Weight 9lbs 12 oz (50%)
Length 22.5 in (80%)

Words truly cannot express how much I love you.

Adele at one month...better late than never, right?!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Adele Catherine Seley

Adele is now three weeks old. I am so in love with my little girl. She is beautiful!

Birth stats:
Born 8/8/11 @ 9:36pm
Weight 9lb 1.8oz
Length 21.5 inches

Two weeks old stats:
Weight 9lb 3oz (75%)
Length 22 inches (95%)
Umbilical Cord Lost

I am so thankful for my daughter and am loving being a mom.

Friday, July 15, 2011

The Nursery is Ready!

Greetings from the worst blogger in the world. I thought I would share some not so great pics of our nursery. I figure I don't really have to learn how to be a photographer because Tim takes enough pictures and videos for the both of us.

Deciding on the nursery theme was one of the easiest decisions I've had to make over these 9 months. The green, black & white inspiration actually came from a friend's Christmas card...thanks Emily!

No we aren't sharing her name yet, but this pic gives you a little hint.

This room actually has big window that overlooks the living room downstairs. Our dear friend Ingrid came up with this creative way to cover up the window.

Can't wait to sit with my little girl in that glider.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Cora Paige

I couldn't think of a better reason to come out of blogging retirement...

A year ago today sweet, little Cora was taken from us. I never will understand why. I will always be amazed at how God used Cora's short time here with us, to touch so many lives and to share the story of His love.

In the midsts of unbelievable pain, Jess & Joel relied on God, and they shared their story...the anger, the hope, the healing...with everyone. I am so blessed to call them friends. I am so thankful that I can look at them and see the love of God.

1 Thessalonians 1:3

As we pray to our God and Father about you, we think of your faithful work, your loving deeds, and the enduring hope you have because of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Cora, we love you and miss you so very much. We can't wait for the day that we get to see you reunited with your mom and dad.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Mary Theresa Kowalewski

My beloved Grandma...

Thank you for all the warm memories. You are greatly missed.

Grandpa & Grandma 1977.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

I'm Okay...

So I had a bit of a breakdown today. I decided to catch up on my blog reading, because I've been sadly neglecting them. As I read some of my friends' stories, I couldn't stop the tears from falling. I quickly wiped the tears away, and decided to take my dishes downstairs. As I was putting my cup in the sink, I realized that I wasn't letting myself deal with the pain I was feeling. I have all this emotion just below the surface, but I keep pushing it down deeper. Occasionally, tears will surface, but I don't dwell on them for long. Unfortunately this is a pattern that I taught myself at a very young age. Just be okay...I'm okay. It's so much easier for me to cry over a movie or a song, then to really take a look at my own heart and where my own pain comes from. I learned about this pattern of dealing with things in my life a couple years ago. I guess just because I know about it doesn't mean that I'm all fixed, huh. Darn. I decided to take this to my blog for two reasons. One, it forces me to process, and two, because maybe if it's out there in the blog-o-sphere, I will hold myself more accountable to dealing with my emotions in a healthier way. By the way, after I put my cup in the sink, I fell to floor sobbing. I cried for my pain and my friend's loss...and I prayed for His comfort. Well, thanks for listening to me.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Sparky Gets a Makeover!

Well, I guess it's just a haircut, but he sure seems like a different dog. We have to get him shaved because his curly, fluffy hair gets so matted. He also gets VERY hot...imagine wearing a sweater that you can't take off. I love fluffy, cuddly Sparky, but skinny mini Sparky is just as least to me he is. :)

Sparky Before:

Sparky After:

Quick weight loss strategy...he had to look good for swimsuit season.

Spartacus is a coward. He got scared when I started taking his picture, so he hid under the futon. (And no, that thing next to him is not a cup that I had no idea was underneath the futon.)