Thursday, July 28, 2011


FOR TODAY ~  Thursday, July 28, 2011

Outside my window…typical Arizona late -July weather. Hot. 
I am thinking…that my boys' hair is looking pretty shaggy and I need to get out the trimmers.
I am thankful for… how affectionate my little boys are. 
From the kitchen…some chocolate chip muffins I made that got a little burnt on the top. Whoops. 
I am wearing…distressed jeans and a burnt orange and white top. One of my fabulous finds at Papaya at the outlet malls during vacation last week. 
I am creating…a menu plan for next week
I am going…to Chick Fil A in a little bit - like I do with the boys every Thursday. 
I am reading… Give Them Grace by Elyse Fitzpatrick & Jessica Thompson and Mockingjay  by Suzanne Collins, the book of Ecclesiastes. 
I am praying…for some close friends who just had a baby and for some close friends who are going through a big trial. And for grace to parent Owen, who, lately, has been more of a handful than usual :)
I am hearing…the boys playing in Owen's room. A mixture of laughs and shrieks. 
Around the house…laundry, as usual. We had company over last night so the house is still in pretty good shape. 
*Side note: As I'm writing this, no joke, Owen runs up and give me a big hug and a kiss on the cheek. He does this about 10 times a day and i absolutely love it!
One of my favorite things… a date with Ryan, a good book
A few plans for the rest of the week…lunch at Chick fil A with Ruth, visiting a friend this afternoon, babysitting for Ruth tomorrow night so she and Jeff can get their first date since Joel was born!
Here is picture thought I am sharing… i know it's a poor quality cell phone pic, but here's an updated shot of my boys! Austin is 15 months and Owen is 2 months shy of 3!

Welcome, Baby Joel!

*Let's just ignore than Joel is 6 weeks today and I'm just getting around to writing this post*

On June 16th, my bf welcomed her second baby boy, Joel Andrew! 

I had the privilege of being there when he was born, which is something I'll never forget! Such a miracle to welcome a sweet baby to the world - there's nothing like it!

Delivery was easy peasy for Ruth. Epidurals might be our favorite thing. 

Here's Mom & Baby!

Proud Daddy

Proud Auntie Nae

Welcome to the world, Joel!