Monday, November 23, 2009

Small Talk

Will loves to chat with Mommy and Daddy. I keep trying to get this on camera, but every time I try he finds the camera looking at him and stops talking, mesmerized by it. It is too funny. Anyhow, here is what I could catch of him chatting up Daddy the other day.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

A Walk in the Park

Last week we went to take a walk in a nearby forest. Carl had a race there one morning, and we thought it was so beautiful that we had to go back and take a walk. It was beautiful! We LOVE fall, and the leaves, and also love spending time outside as a family. It is so wonderful to be able to take advantage of the gorgeous nature that God has provided for us.

Love walking through the falling leaves!

The many colors of fall.

Will loves going outside for a walk in the stroller.  He let me know a while back that he is no longer so little, and wants to sit up to be able to see outside, so we tuck the blanket in to keep him stable, and in this case warm as well.  : )

The end result of this stroller ride and many stroller rides.  : )  I try to take walks with him close to nap time, as to not throw off his schedule, since he usually ends up asleep during them. 

Monday, November 16, 2009

He's done it again!

A year ago you may remember that I put up a post about Carl and I running a half-marathon (13.1 miles).  Well since then Carl has gone on to run a full marathon, and then again ran the half-marathon this past Sunday morning!  The great thing about the races is that they are at 7am, so you can run it and still make it to Sunday School on time!  : )  Anyhow, Carl did a fabulous job, running the marthon in a comprable time to his last race, with not nearly as much preparation this time.  Run, Carl, run!! 

Passing many ahead of him (he's in the white shirt with the black and red in the middle and blue shorts).

Passing even more (he's the 6th person in this picture)!

Finishing strong!

Great time for 13.1 miles!  That's an average pace of 8min. and 39sec. per mile.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Praise the Lord, my baby started sleeping through the night!!!  Will started sleeping through the night this past weekend from a bedtime anywhere between 8 to 10 and waking around 6.  Then he eats and sleeps for about another hour.  What a good boy he is!!  : )  Just wanted to share the good news!  As a sidenote--he only sleeps on his tummy sometimes while he naps, when I can watch him, not at night.  I love seeing his little legs tucked and his little feet in this picture. 

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Baby Dedication

This past Sunday we had Will's baby dedication. For those who do not know--a baby dedication is really for the parents of the baby, not the child. It has nothing to do with salvation for the child, but is simply and outward, public commitment of the parents to raise the child in a godly home, for the Lord. In addition, it is a commitment of the church to continue to foster a godly environment for the child to grow in spiritually and also I think to continue to serve as a place of spiritual growth, rooted in God's truths, for the parents, helping to keep them accountable for raising a godly child.

There was also another couple dedicating their 3rd child to the Lord. They also have a little boy and he was born 5 days after Will. The church gave us each a personalized plaque stating our commitment and a little new testament Bible for Will. Also, as a big surprise, my parents and sister showed up for the dedication! We had NO IDEA that they were going to be there and were overjoyed to see them there for the occasion. It was a lovely day and a great commitment before the Lord, one that we will continually think of and remind ourselves of daily as we strive to raise our child in a godly home for the Lord.

During the dedication Pastor held Will in order to pray for and over him, and I was personally praying beforehand that he would just stay peacefully asleep and praise God, he did!