Sunday, February 24, 2013

Abiding in the Word.

"And one called to another and said: 'Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!'"

Isaiah 6:3

Lima Bean and I are back in CO! After what was likely the worst experience of my life - the flight to CO with Lima Bean... alone... 7 months pregnant... and Lima Bean recovering from a stomach bug PLUS a molar coming in... it was great to see Andrew and get settled in our cozy two bedroom apartment.

Since returning, Lima Bean got to experience her first big snow. I'll be posting photos of that tomorrow. Until then, here are a few photos off of my phone from the last few days.

It's time to go... and we had A LOT of stuff!

Lima Bean riding her daddy's childhood horse. I especially love the hair.

Just doing a little practicing. 

Lima Bean got her first official haircut last week. I'll post pics from the exciting experience this week. Here she is post hair cut.

A cute, little bob.

This is blurry, but I love to see her laugh.

Home in the apartment... back on her own horse.

The best place to play? In a toy box, of course!

Lima Bean did some exploring with her GranDude before we left. I found evidence of their excursion in the wash.

In the apartment relaxing, watching some Baby Signing Time. Those DVDs never seem to get old... to Lima Bean. :)

Lime Bean was kind enough to bring Ellie a little snack.

Showing off some shades in the store.

Ok this next picture requires explaining before you see it. This is a screen-shot of my phone. I was talking to Andrew about a toy of Lima Bean's that was "bad because it cuts on easily in the toy box." Well Siri (the weird iPhone app that will listen to commands and do things for you) somehow activated in my pocket, listened to my comment,  and thought I said the following **warning, it includes a profanity!!** After I finished my comment regarding the toy to Andrew, when Siri spoke up out of the blue, Andrew and I were totally surprised and completely shocked with her response!

Lima Bean enjoying our family being together again.

Have a fabulous week!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Abiding in the Word.

"Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter."

Isaiah 5:20

This past week was a very busy week so I'm sorry for not being more chatty on the blog. When Andrew and I returned to GA two Fridays ago, he boarded the world's largest cruise ship, the Allure of the Seas, where he and the rest of the Chick-fil-A family celebrated another year serving chicken. I wasn't able to attend because I'm too far along in my pregnancy (BOO!). He arrived back in town Thursday (Valentine's Day), just in time to help me care for Lima Bean who was sick with a stomach flu. Cleaning up throw up is not exactly how I planned on celebrating Valentine's Day, but I guess we can say it made things more eventful! Lima Bean and her Pops (who also came down with the stomach bug on V-Day) are feeling better, so that is a praise. Despite the fact that Andrew was the "third wheel" at all times on the cruise, he had a great time seeing friends and enjoying God's beautiful creation.

Andrew returns to CO tomorrow, then Lima Bean and I will join him this Thursday. I must say it will be weird to leave the South! Lima Bean and I have been in GA for exactly two months today... and we've pretty much adjusted to the southern life. Spending time with family and friends has been so refreshing, and I praise the Lord for blessing Andrew and me with such wonderful, loving parents who have been incredibly helpful with Lima Bean. I will probably cry as Mom and Dad drop us off at the airport (I blame it on the pregnancy hormones), but once I get the good-byes out of the way, I will be looking forward to getting back to "normal" (as normal as it can be in a two bedroom apartment with a toddler and two rambunctious pups) and actually living with my husband! :)

We are about to enter a very busy season of life (a new baby, a new store, and possibly a new house), so when we touch ground, we will likely come off running. Until then, however, I'm soaking up the humid, southern air and the delicious, home-cooked meals from Mimi.

Snow day in CO

Lima Bean's Valentine's Day breakfast... that came back to visit us last that evening.

When Daddy came home from the cruise, Lima Bean wanted to snuggle from being sick.

Lima Bean feeling better and playing with her favorite man. 

Lima Bean is doing really well learning to use a fork. 

We took a tourist day and went to the GA aquarium and the Varsity. Lima Bean had a blast... minus recovering from being sick.

It was a good day.

When it's too cold to swing outside, just have GranDude bring the swing inside! Such blurry pics, but I couldn't resist.

I treated myself to a coffee this chilly afternoon... apparently we have a coffee drinker on our hands since Lima Bean ended up finishing my (decaf) coffee. 

Lima Bean loves playing with her Daddy...
... and she loves Daddy hugs.

Have a great week, friends! Next time I write, I will likely be back in the west. Talk to you then. :)

Monday, February 4, 2013

Abiding in the Word.

"Come, let us return to the LORD; for he has torn us, that he may heal us; he has struck us down, and he will bind us up."

Hosea 6:1

 Lima Bean met a new friend at the park last week. They had fun swinging together.

Just a little snooze at MyTy and GranDude's.

Helping Mimi vacuum. 

Fun with Mimi.

So sassy in her outfit.

Getting cleaned up - a bath and some teeth brushing.

Lime Bean and her love for looking outside.

Reading up on "what's for dinner." She's studying how to make the best lasagna bolognese. 

Playing with a stackable doll that Mimi let her have. She took advantage of the dogs' soft spot. 
Who's supposed to clean up this mess?!

Lima Bean snuggling with Firecracker.

This is the "taggie" that I made for Firecracker. Lima Bean has enjoyed her little blanket so much, I thought Firecracker might like one too.

Sweet, sweet girl holding my oldest sister, Elizabeth's, Holly Hobby Doll.

I'm with Andrew in Colorado right now! I flew in to town so we could move in to an apartment and to visit my doctor. We watched a little bit of the Super Bowl at a restaurant, and treated ourselves to a yummy drink... a Shirley Temple for me!