Saturday, May 05, 2007

Anna in March 2007


Surrounded by Pink...


Well, we finished Anna's nursery a while back, and we thought you might want to see a glimpse of the most girly room in our house. This paint job required much time, labor, and love...but we think she will love it someday!
It's funny. I have spent most of my life running from the color pink. Nancy always tried to buy me at least one pink shirt every season. Lindsey thinks I would look "studly" in a cool pink shirt.
The truth is, guys, that we can't run forever. You may not know the day or the hour, but pink comes like a thief in the night. Be prepared, and never say never. You never know when you'll spend hours painting different shades of pink in your little girl's room.
I always hoped for a daughter. I prayed that having a daughter would teach me to be more sensitive. Well, let the games begin!
Seriously though, it's so wonderful to have Anna in our lives. It's difficult to think as I look at her that someday I'll have to give her away to another man (her husband). I guess I'd better go soon and buy some cool shotguns to display in our house so this unsuspecting young man can have a healthy fear of Anna's daddy.
God has truly blessed our family, and every day brings us more love and happiness than the day before.

Friday, May 04, 2007

Anna Bell and her cousin,Maddie Grace


what a little sweet pea!


I think that Anna Bell was about a week old when this pic was taken. She sure was a little bitty thing! As of last week, however, Anna weighed in at 10 pounds, 5 ounces! She's more than doubled her birth weight! She is such a precious little girl; we can already tell that God has placed in her a sweetness and tenderness that her big brother will most likely take advantage of:)...despite the occasional over-zealous "play" with his sweet little sister, we think that Joshua really has developed a bit of endearment towards Anna Bell. They're pretty fun to watch already! Joshua pats her on the belly and says "hi nanna" as Anna grins and looks at him with wide-eyed anticipation (we're not sure if it's out of adoration or simple fear...but it's cute anyway:)) They both are such a blessing. Fred and I are having a blast and learning tons too: oh, how deep the Father's love is for us, His children...every moment counts...and patience truly is a virtue!!!!