November 26, 2008 at 5:06 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

My mom came in town this last weekend and we had a great time! We got to show her around several spots of Austin and finally show her where we live now! I was able to take her to our church and show her around our apt we love so much. I am looking very much forward to my dad and brother coming in December. My parents have a huge love for August and its beautiful to see. We are so blessed with 2 sets of INCREDIBLE parents that love our child and love us. It is a beautiful thing to see your parents fall for your child and see how they interact with them. It almost gives you a glimpse of their love for you and how they acted when you were a baby.


I have also thought a lot about my husband here lately. Warning- this is a very brief summary of our serman on Sunday. He explained many things much further but this is what I pulled out of it. On Sunday we talked about marriage and our roles as men and women. Our pastor did a great job explaining the dreaded word of our society, “submissive.” He talked about how we are equal and just as important but as women we are called to submit our equality/role over to our husband as Jesus did to God. In the marriage picture we represent Jesus. I can’t think of a more beautiful picture of what a woman should be than to have a heart like Jesus. He talked about how men are to love their wives. He also really encouraged the single girls in the room to really think about WHO they are potentially submitting their role over to. He jokingly but kinda seriously compared the marriage relationship to batman and robin. Robin exists as this wimpy, not so great sidekick that is not as tough as Batman. This is NOT the picture of marriage. We laughed as our pastor compared marriage as being Batman and Wonder Woman. Now that is a powerful team!

I realized how huge a responsibilty men have in the headship of marriage. I also realized how much God took dating out of my hands and pointed me to the man I am married to. I had no idea what I was getting in to. Ever since Sunday I have been reminded of how humbled I am to be Steven’s wife. He is not perfect as am I am not perfect. We don’t always speak kindly towards each other or love each other perfectly 24 hours a day. However he works so hard to love me sacrificially. It has been such a joy to love him, trust him and follow him. I never want to hold him back- just as he with me. I am so humbled to be married to this man. He absolutely cracks me up and I love laughing with him.



I also am very thankful for August. I loved him from the first time I laid my eyes on him but just like Steven I love him more everyday. It just gets deeper and deeper. Everyday he is doing new things. Everyday I have more and more to love. He has brought Steven and I so much closer. I watched Steven make August smile like 10 times tonight while he was playing with him. There are those moments in life where time stands still and tonight was one of them for me. I LOVE my boys.




You know your a mom when…

November 21, 2008 at 3:26 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 5 Comments

You know your a mom when you pull a shirt out to wear and later remember that your son spit up on it and you decide to still keep wearing it because you don’t care!

Deacon the little helper!

November 20, 2008 at 6:29 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments


I love this picture!! Cayden and Deacon are the greatest helpers with baby August!! I love those two kids. 🙂

An article about Adoption

November 17, 2008 at 6:24 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Recently I wrote an article about adoption for Student Life. You can check it out at this address-


I hate titles- I never have good ones

November 17, 2008 at 5:07 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 5 Comments

Well daddy was out of town this weekend and it was just August and I. It was such a sweet time for just the 2 of us. He has been so precious and I will be honest- I have held him most of the weekend! He is sooo spoiled and I could care less! I am very excited for the days to come when he can smile when I smile at him, sit up, crawl and walk. I just can’t wait to see his little personality. I am learning, however, to love each day with him. I don’t want to spend my time waiting on the next thing! He is the most precious little guy in the world and I am so blessed to be his mommy.

We have a welcome home party tomorrow night from some great friends at church. I love my church and the great women that I have met so far. I am very much looking forward to getting to know them deeper

We are ready for Steven to be home and to have a great week together. My mom and best friend Ginger are coming in town on Friday!! I have missed my parents so much. I love where we are but the whole parent 15 hours a way thing is hard.

I am loving watching some football here lately. I am so excited for the Titans and for Alabama! Those are my 2 favorite teams and they are both on top right now!

Still praying for our house to sell 😦

I am really missing my nashville/boro friends. The Wood’s, Cosby’s, Davis’ and Lacey you are on my mind! Love you all so much.

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November 12, 2008 at 11:25 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 13 Comments

Hello all! We are finally getting internet in our apt this weekend. It is much needed for the 2 of us! I have felt so out of the loop! So Sunday we should have internet.

I am having fun staying home and not working. It is harder than I expected. Yesterday poor Steven came home from a prayer meeting and I was a bit frazzled. The little man had screamed all morning and I just needed a break! I love being at home. I can finally cook and clean the way I have wanted to. Steven and I have gotten some extra time in and it has been so great for us. I adore my husband. I know he is stressed to the max right now. He has so much going on in his family and we still haven’t sold our freaking house!!!!!!! Obama help us!! hahah just kidding. I am trying to figure out if I need to get a part time job for a little while. I think it could really be good. Any ideas?? I would just like to contribute to the monthly income a little! I would like to nanny. Whatever I do I would like to be able to stay with August without trying to sell something!

We are doing really good. August is changing daily it feels like. He is getting so much longer and doesn’t feel like an infant anymore. He looks like a baby! He is so precious. He is doing WONDERFUL at night and during the day its a different story!! He is inching closer and closer to sleeping through the night. I am so excited about this. With him sleeping so much at night he has been up a lot during the day. He has been soooooooooooooo fussy during the day here lately. Its hard. I don’t feel like I can hold him all day but he doesn’t like it much if I don’t. Its getting harder to go places unless he sleeps the whole time. I know this is just the beginning of hard! Today I started naps in his bed. I am trying to pick out 2 good times during the day for him to sleep in his own bed and take a nap. I think this will help with the crankiness. He is such a wonderful boy.

Last night I had a knitting party at my apt! I know…. how domestic of me! I have always wanted to learn how to knit and sew. I am off and running. Its been hard for me to put it down today! I don’t even really know what I am making but it is so fun! Jamie took some pictures of last night that I have to share! My friend Ruth is my inspiration for this. She sent August the CUTEST blanket I have ever seen and it was at that point that I decided that I wanted to really learn how to do this.

I look lost don’t I!?! Its because I was- and at that point I wasn’t even holding the sticks right! You should see how far I have gotten today! This is our fearless leader Katie. She is amazing!


Crazy girls! Love them and can’t wait to spend more time with them!

Jamie where are you!? I should have taken the camera from you and captured your amazing knitters skills on camera! We will see next week what we have all done with the project we started last night! I love being domestic!! Have I mentioned that I love Austin, Texas here lately???? You can knit anywhere but Austin is very knitter friendly and lets just face it- I love Austin!


November 6, 2008 at 9:33 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 13 Comments










August is 1 month old! I can’t believe it! He is doing great! I just got my camera so there will be more pictures to come!

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