Thursday, June 21, 2012


By God's grace, I can laugh as I type this update.  The first week we lived in our rent house, we had a pretty massive tree fall during a storm.  Typically, this would not even concern me, but this tree fell a little too close for comfort.  If it had been a foot closer to the house, the tree would have come through the window of the babies' playroom, where the babies were playing.  Anyway, I wanted to make sure to document this because I pray this NEVER happens to us again.  

 Side view of the tree

The stump was taller than Mark

 You could not even see the house from the street.  The tree was HUGE!

 The view from the front door

 These two cuties sure had fun looking at the big tree.
The view from the playroom window.  God is good!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Father's Day

Father's Day weekend 2012

Happy Father's Day, Mark! Harper and Henry are so blessed to have you for a daddy. There is no question that you love your family. You would rather be with us than anyone else in the world, and we feel the same way. You are so kind, patient, and loving to all of us! I pray that Henry will grow up to be the husband and father that you are to us, and I pray that Harper will marry someone just like you. I thank God every day that I get to share this life with such a wonderful man. We love you, Mark!

(So sorry if I "goobed" anyone out!)

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Saturday, June 16, 2012

13 Months

I am a little behind on updating the blog. Harper and Henry were 13 months old Monday. Their corrected age is 11 months (the age their supposed to be) but I am think they are both right on target developmentally.

Harper girl,
You are just so busy these days. You are trying to walk everywhere. Daddy says you look like a little drunk man trying to walk, and I kind of agree with him. You are so cute! You talk all the time, and you are really starting to enjoy having Henry around to mess with! You still aren't sleeping through the night, but I think Daddy and I have just gotten used to getting up a few times each night with you. You were recently discharged from physical therapy which means you are doing great! You have also been trying new foods this month. You love watermelon and homemade mac and cheese. We also discovered this month that you can drink out of a straw. You are such a big girl. We love you so much!

Sweet Henry,
You are just moving all over the place these days. We were so worried about you because you weren't crawling on all fours and you would cry when I tried to make you put weight on your legs. Well, you showed me! This month, you just suddenly started crawling and pulling up on things all by yourself! We have been working so hard to get you to do this, but I guess you just wanted to do it when you were ready and not a minute sooner. You are cruising along furniture and can even stand for a second without holding on to anything. I'm so proud of you. You are still in physical therapy, but they are so amazed at your progress! This month we have had some issues with your allergies. We haven't figured out what it is that keeps breaking you out, but I promise you that mommy and daddy are doing everything we can to keep your allergies under control. It breaks my heart to see your sweet face all broken out! You don't seem to mind though, you are just as sweet as ever. We can't go anywhere without someone commenting on how happy you are. You smile all the time. You are definitely a little flirt with the ladies. You are also eating great these days. I am so thankful for that. I can't begin to tell you how much we prayed about your appetite. God just keeps showing me that He's in control and that mommy just needs to trust Him more! We love you, Henry!

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Sunday, June 10, 2012

On the move...

The past few weeks have been super busy for us! For one, we officially sold our house. We have been busy packing, and looking for a place to temporarily live. We quickly learned that there are very few rent houses in our little town. Thankfully, when we had just about given up finding anything, we got a phone call about a cute little house that was available for rent. It is perfect for us. It's precious and we have wonderful neighbors. Mark and I definitely feel that God's hand was in the entire process.

Secondly, Harper girl is walking!!! Well, she's beginning to walk. Last week, my niece Ashley got her to take three steps. Since then, she's getting braver and braver! I was able to be there to see her walk and I even got her first few steps on video. Henry is not far behind. He has begun to pull up and cruise along the furniture. He still likes to army crawl, but lately he's even started to crawl on all fours. It's just amazing how fast these babies are progressing. The thought of them both walking has started to become real for me. Life as I know it is about to change once again. Ha ha!!

During this move we have not had Internet, but now that we are settled, I hope to blog a lot more about our summer adventures.

Saying goodbye to our home. It was definitely bittersweet! Lots of wonderful memories were made in that home!

Breakfast at my parent's house. We stayed with them for a few days during the move! I'm not sure what Mark and I would have done without them! Gratitude does not even cover it!

We thought since we were changing everything we've ever known, why not go ahead and try facing forward in our carseats! These babies LOVED it!

Harper riding her princess car with Ashley!

Henry loves his new playroom! Harper was too busy playing to take a picture.

They love their rockers. Harper looks very sassy in this picture. I think it captures her little independent spirit perfectly.

YouTube Video

Harper taking her first few steps!

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