Saturday, June 30, 2012

A huge Help

After my surgery, I wasn't allowed to lift Zoe for 2 weeks.  It was awful for me in my heart, because when she'd cry, I couldn't just fix it.  God has created mamas' hearts to want to fix their baby's cry. 

Although it was hard on me, it was so nice to have my family here to help.  My parents, sisters, nephews, my mom-in-love, a few friends and Aunt Sally helped a ton.  I'm so thankful  for their willingness to help during these times. 

Aunt Sally spent 5 days with us.  She became Aunt Sally Mattress because she'd allow Zoe to nap on her. :)


Friday, June 29, 2012

Fearfully & Wonderfully Made

I often hear how cute Zoe is (Oh, and I totally make sure I tell her about 1 million times every day).  However, she is cute, but more than that she is Fearfully & Wonderfully Made.  God knit her together in my womb and He knows all the plans He has for her.

From those tiny fingers and toes that somehow are able to bend and work despite being so small, to the blood vessels in her eyelids (that to be honest kinda creep me out), to the dimple in her right cheek (just like me), to the random patch of hair on the back of her head, to the extra fold in her forearm, God had designed it all to work perfectly in this beautiful child.

From the giggle I get when I growl at her, to the way daddy can make her laugh by being a troll, to the snuggles I get when she's fighting sleep, to the wide eyed wonder that is so often visible, God is knitting together her personality in ways that are pleasing to Himself.  And somehow, He has called us to raise this wonderful little being.  I admit at times I'm terrified that I'll do a horrible job, but I know that what she learns will be not from our words but more from how we live.

What she learns about relationships between a man and wife, she will learn from her parents, so we will not shy away from showing affection in front of her.  What she will learn about loving her own children someday, she will learn from us and we want her to learn to be affectionate, compassionate, and yet firm when necessary.  We want her to learn to love the Lord with all her heart and to seek to preach the Gospel, so we need to be doing that as well.  If you ever need to be convicted and know some things that need to change in your life, have a child.  It has changed me for the better.  Now I am seeking even more Philippians 4:8.
"Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure,whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. "

I pray that Aaron and I can raise her in a way that honors the Lord Jesus.

Oh and lately I've been very much desiring to pass out tracts.  She's totally going to be my ticket to doing so (just as soon as we decide which ones to purchase). Just look at that face!


First Haircut

Nope, not Zoe's Haircut, but rather Aaron's.  He had informed me that he'd like me to start cutting his hair so we were going to get some clippers and just do it.  I was scared.  I must have watched at least 15 youtube videos to be sure I understood what I had to do.  My hands were shaking the whole time. 
Here's how it looked before:

 And here's how it turned out:
Looks like a success to me.  

Now his hair has grown again and it's about time to cut it again.  Oh man, time to watch some refreshers!

Do you cut your husband's hair??? Have any tips?  Aaron doesn't just use clippers but also uses scissors to cut his hair.  It's been a learning curve, but I think I'll eventually get it :)

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Happy Father's Day (oh you know, just late)

It's been quite a while since I've blogged.  If you didn't know.  I was in the hospital for four days with pancreatitus and ended with having my gall bladder removed.  Thus the hiatus.  So over the next few days there is a lot of catching up to do. 

The Sunday of Father's Day, we had both of our father's over as well as it being Aaron's first Father's Day.  We had turkey burgers, homemade fries & Ice Cream Cake!!! YUM It was supposed to have this photo on it, but they couldn't do it.  

 So we had this one instead but I loved it even still!!!

After everyone left we spent some time outside, which was nice since I couldn't move around so well still.

Aaron & Zoe playing together are so awesome.  I love seeing my husband as Zoe's dad.  It's one of my favorite parts of the day is when Aaron gets home, & Zoe follows him around until he is ready to sit down & play with her.  Their play is so much fun!!!

Happy Father's Day to all the Daddies out there!

Oh and just to see a peak of how they play together:
(Sorry it's sideways)

Friday, June 1, 2012

Memorial Day

On Saturday, we had a memorial day picnic at our church.  We were so excited that our friends Dan and Sandy could make it with their son, Benedict.  It was great to have 3 out of my husband's 4 college roommates together with their families (the 4th was at the hospital as their second child was born the day before).  It was so nice to be able to get together.

Zoe & Ben (and Robin from our youth group)

Gosh I love her! And she loves Ben

He's not so sure

The Daddies and their babies =D
My baby was ready for a nap

On Sunday after church we had a special visitor on her way home from the hospital:
The three baby girls at our church =D

I also got to spend some time with my side of our family that weekend as well. And then we spent some time with Aaron's dad as well on Monday as his birthday was on Tuesday.

Aunt Court & Zoe

What a great weekend!


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