Sunday, November 28, 2010

Charlotte's birthday, part two




I had to take and post some cake pictures. You'll notice C's hair is still crazy, even after I did it this morning. Also, mommy didn't have any candles, but with a two-year-old, maybe that's the wisest thing. :)

Happy Birthday, dear Charlotte. Happy Birthday to you!

Confession: I almost didn't post this picture because, let's be honest, this is not the most flattering picture in the world. But, really, it's hilarious...her hair was CRAZY this morning when she woke up.

And, as requested, the picture of Charlotte with her new, pink Texas Longhorns ballcap on. She decided to put it on herself, which is why she looks like the Fresh Prince. Maybe the Longhorns will be good again next year. :)
I am a little nostalgic about her turning two this year. I've been remembering the day that she was born, and, just as I was promised, I have forgotten most of the bad (which is most of it) and remembered the good with increasing fondness. No matter what the birthing situation, I've decided that there is something beautiful about the day for everyone. C-section or VBAC, natural birth or emergency, medicated or not, these are beautiful days when God blessed us with a child. Having Charlotte has taught me so much about myself, and I love her dearly. She is truly precious to us. Soli Deo Gloria.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

We did it!



Thanksgiving, I mean. We made a successful Thanksgiving meal, relaxed and let gratitude fill our home. Truly, it was wonderful. Last night, we put up the Christmas tree, and decided that two-year-old Charlotte (or anyone, I think) is not really helpful in decorating the tree.
I am excited about this season. I realize that many people say that every year, but I am not usually one of them. Some years, I'm just not into it. But this year, as traditions begin to form, I find my anticipation of the season growing. Adam and I are getting back to basics in our marriage, cutting away sin, pride and worldliness that has grown uninhibited for too long. We are looking very forward to our parents coming to visit in the month of December, excited to see them interact with walking, talking, laughing, singing, dancing Charlotte. God is so good and gracious, and we give thanks to Him for His many blessings. As I've read on the blogosphere this week, even when it seems that we have nothing to be thankful for, in those frustrations, we have blessings that we take for granted.
Soli Deo Gloria.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Birthday Party pictures, etc.

I know, I know...it's been a long time. I know it's been a while when my wonderful husband checks my blog and says, "That's the last time you wrote a post?!" So, since I had a handful of pictures to post, this post is dedicated to the grandparents, out-of-town aunts and uncles.
This is a picture of Adam and Charlotte a couple Fridays ago, eating pizza for dinner and watching Aladdin. I think this is a fun family tradition to consider....

Speaking of family traditions, we have begun a tradition (that is by no means original) of having cinammon rolls on Sunday morning before church. In his book, Family Driven Faith, Voddie Bauchum says that our homes should incorporate the gospel into the five senses. What does the Lord's day taste like in your house? What does it smell like? What does your home sound like? Just some things I've been thinking about.

Here's Brit's pre-birthday party picture. She'll probably be appalled that I posted this picture. :)

Here are my pig cupcakes...I was so excited about them.




Charlotte wasn't really her cheery self at the party. As a matter of fact, she was downright grumpy. But this is my favorite picture of us from her party - with the bear that Joe and Kathy gave her. :) Thanks, Lisa, for taking the pictures at the party.

On Sunday morning before church, Adam and Charlotte played with Charlotte's favorite toy of the day so far, the princess tea set. Love you all, and I will post a thoughtful post soon. :)

Friday, November 12, 2010