Monday, August 31, 2009

Our First Million Dollars

My good friend Jenny told me once that she and her husband adopted a philosophy they heard of treating each of their children as if they were a million dollars (though of course they and we know children are priceless). The philosophy is that if you had a million dollars in a suitcase, NEVER would you let anyone else take it or let it out of your site for a minute, but you would be in constant watch over it and protect it. Children are a priceless blessing from the Lord, so how much more should we cherish and love and protect them than we would a million dollars in a suitcase. So, I have carried this philosophy with me, and am happy to share a few pictures of our first "million dollars".
Baby William Carl (Will) arrived at 7:49 PM Sunday, August 23rd, and has been a constant joy and blessing ever since. He was 7lbs 3 oz and was 21in long. We are loving and enjoying him every second, constantly in awe of God's biggest miracle in such a little package. What inexplicable joy a child brings. We praise and thank the Lord!
P.S. Sorry the pictures took so long--we were without computer and internet for a bit. Please forgive me for the delay.

Brand new baby boy.

New Grandma comforting her grandson.

1 Week old!

Father-son time. : )

Full-body shot. :)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Carl's Latest Race

Well, as some of you may recall, last year Carl and I ran a half-marathon, then Carl ran a full marathon, and since then has been running races with the Memphis Runners Club (around 2 a month). He has been doing great, and did fantastic in his latest race, which was a 5-mile race this last Sunday morning (they are always plenty early, so don't interfere with church). He received 14th place out of 69 and ran the race in 36 minutes and 51 seconds, that's around 7 min 22 s a mile!!! GREAT job Carl!

Below are a few uncensored pics of the race.

Quite a few runners showed.

A little past the 4 mile point.

Coming in at the finish (squinting because of sun, not immense pain : ) ).

Saturday, August 1, 2009


According to my OB, all signs point to our little boy being born prior to his estimated due date (August 24). I have been having contractions, but they are pre-labor (aka: Braxton-Hicks), though some do cause a little bit of pain, but not the final labor yet, my body is doing work in preparation. I have made progress toward labor (without getting into the details), and our baby is measuring big enough and far enough along to be born safely, so we shall see! Who knows when the Lord has his birthday planned? We are anxiously waiting, without trying to concentrate on it too much, in order to keep our sanity. :) Will keep you posted!