Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Our First Thanksgiving

We had a great Thanksgiving this year. We spent it in Greenville and did lots of eating, much relaxing and a little shopping. Jeremy and I also took advantage of being at my parents and had an afternoon & night out for an early anniversary celebration while they kept Finn.

This was a special Thanksgiving, as it was our first with Finn. We are so very thankful for him, as well as our families, friends, jobs and place in life right now. God is so good to us and I hope we always remain in a spirit of thankfulness and praise for who He is and the blessings He gives.

Here are a few snapshots of Thanksgiving week.

Everyone got a little crazy one night.

Even Grandmama. It must've been the turkey.

At first Finn was scared of Bronco but later loved him. He just didn't want to make eye contact afterwards because he was embarrassed of his first reaction.

Speaking of being embarrassed, Finn was playing with his developing rolls and then got caught in the action.

He was passed around to all and loved it.

Granddaddy loved making Finn laugh and letting him play on the piano.

Finn (and we) love his walker.

Especially to sit in and watch TV while we eat dinner.

All tuckered out.

On our way home to see the Tigers play!

He's so excited to soon watch the game in his Clemson gear.

But this is what he ended up doing the whole time. I now kinda wish I had too.

And that was our first Thanksgiving. What a great one!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Saturday Special and a Digression

These are my Saturday Special girls. (Name is courtesy of Katie Snyder and I love it) We get together on Saturday mornings to hang out, eat breakfast and spend time with the Lord. What could be more fun? I look forward to it each week and Finn loves seeing all his Aunts.
L-R: Finn, Alyssa, Alisha, Katie, Macey. Not pictured: Sydney

This week we looked at The Parable of the Sower, so we planted seeds afterward. Then, we (I) prayed over the plants because the Lord knows that I cannot keep plants alive and I have no idea if we planted these things correctly. No comments from those of you who know this already. I'm very sensitive in this area.

Moving on... 

Actually, hold on, let me digress for a minute. It has been implied by some (ahem, my own mother) that because I could not keep plants alive that I may have a hard time with a child. Well, first of all, I'll have you know that I have kept a dog alive & well for a couple years now. For those of you who have seen Lulu and are thinking, "But that dog is very skinny," she has an extremely high metabolism, ok? We feed her. I promise. And with regards to my child, he's doing pretty well in the growth department. He is bigger than 98% of those his age, which I'm not sure if that's a good thing. But at least he's nourished, I say. 

So for all you plant killers out there, there's hope in other living beings!

(Even through the blurriness, I'm sure you can tell the high level of happiness and comfort of these two.)
Ok, now moving on. I love this sequence of pictures from Saturday. 

Here comes Katie...
Getting closer...

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Happy 3-Month Birthday!

Today our little guy turns three months. I can't believe it! The joy he brings to us is unlike any before. We continue to be thankful for the blessing of Finn and the community God has given us to share in His joy.

As you can see below, Finn isn't quite as excited about his three-month birthday as we are. This is what he did all morning while we were wishing him a happy birthday - not that I'm complaining.

But he better not sleep through Christmas.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Proud Moment

This could possibly be the proudest Jeremy has been of his son.

"Why," you ask?
Because he has a Pink Floyd shirt on and looking like he's the man because of it. Duh.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Who is Who?

When Jeremy's mom sent me the picture of him below, I gasped. Anyone else think they look pretty darn identical?

Like father, like son...