Tuesday, October 28, 2008

my lil' bunny

Addi is a bunny this year for Halloween. This outfit adds about 5 lbs & is hot as heck, but she doesn't even notice. Thank goodness for the cool front! We spent the afternoon with the SV Mom's Club. They had a bounce house, a cupcake walk and a costume contest (the dinosaur won - which was well deserved). Addi's still #1 in my book. I was able to snap a few pictures before she pulled those ears off.

Parent Commitment

We had our Parent Commitment to Addi on Sunday night.  Instead of dedicating Addi to the Church, we dedicate us to her. I love that idea. 

Addi, I promise to be there for you. To pray with you. To pray for you. To laugh. To learn. To hold you when you don't feel good. To giggle and to play. But most importantly, to teach of you of the love of Jesus Christ. 

Psalm 78:4 We will tell the next generation the praise worthy deed of the Lord, His power, and the wonders He has done.

thank you family & friends, for making this commitment with us!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

pumpkin patch

I convinced Ben this 
weekend that we needed 
to take pictures of Addi at a pumpkin patch. To which he replied, "why?". 
I said, "I dunno.... 
it's just what moms do". 
Being the wonderful husband that he is, he went along with it.

So here we go. Pictures of Addi at a pumpkin patch. 
Note: Addi is standing all by herself! 
Not that this is common-place yet, but she's trying.
I love this picture. She's such a daddy's girl. 
Little did we know that Ben's truck (parked behind the bushes), 
was getting broken into at the time. We've looked through all the pictures, thinking we'd see someone walking down the street with Addi's diaper bag. Urgg.. such is life.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

college station bound

well, we're moving to Aggieland. Ben has taken a job with the A&M Foundation and it starts in less than 2 weeks! It's such a testament of what God can do!! On the same day that Ben thought he getting his severance (he works for AIG), he was signing a new job contract with A&M instead (which has been in the works for 4 months!) God is always faithful! And I'm so excited about what He has in store for us. 
At the same time, I'm so very sad to leave everything that we know and love in Houston. Family, friends, church, neighbors, Chuys... (Yes, Chuys comes in at number 5). I could go on. It's been a roller-coaster of a week, to say the least. Lots of anticipation, lots of stress and lots of tears. Please keep us in your prayers during this time of transition. 
Addi & I made a sign for Ben, once learning of the news. 

Monday, October 6, 2008

camp creek

We went to the lake this weekend with the Holts, McNallys, O'Reillys, Paxtons and Winters. Jenny's parents let us use their cabin on Camp Creek (a private lake about 30 minutes from College Station). This place is awesome! We swam, took turns on the paddle boat & went skiing. Brady even led us in praise & worship under the stars. It was a trip we won't soon forget. Great friends and great fellowship.
the whole gang
addi's first boat trip
just hanging out with the girls. addi loved the attention.
my brother will flip when he sees this. crazy!

Oil Ranch

Addi & I went to the Oil Ranch on Friday with some girls from our Sunday school class. Addi's on the younger end, so I wasn't sure what she would get to do, but she loved it!! We stood in line with the older kids and watched them take turns riding ponies. I was just going to sit Addi on the pony & take her picture, but she seemed to enjoy it so much, that we went for it. She made it around the entire arena. I was so proud. We skipped out on milking the cow (which I was okay with) and went for a hay ride instead. This was definitely Addi's favorite part because half way through the ride, we got to feed the cows. She thought it was hilarious! She was fearless! She would pet their nose & let them lick her feet. It was so cute & so gross at the same time.
the hayride group
addi's first pony ride
such a brave little one