Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Trick or Treat!

Here Comes Curious George! A great Halloween Night was had by our family tonight. We trick-or-treated here in McKay's Mill, just the three of us, for about an hour and a half...and then Lincoln was plum tuckered out. Here are a few pics of the night getting started:

Here are a few of him in action, attempting to say clearly "Trick or Treat", "Happy Halloween", & "Thanks for the candy!":

Towards the end of our trek, he got very tired & just wanted to be held by Ben.

Enough with the monkey hood! He had had enough of it:

All in all, we had a great time with our boy, & he had a terrific Halloween. Did I mention the first house we went to, he took the lollipop, sat down on the cement & unwrapped it immediately? It was a night of magic for him.

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Monday, October 29, 2007

Camp Cissell's Face-Lift

Hey guys. Y'all like my new pimped-out blog? It was in desperate need of a renovation...she's way overdue for a make-over. A girl named Jennisa did it, & you can click on her link at the bottom of my blog to be directed to her information & website. She's got some really cool stuff going on.

On another note, Lincoln crawled out of his crib yesterday. For the next few hours, I walked around in a shocked state, wondering how my life had drastically gotten harder, now that the little curtain climber can crawl out. But last night, we told him "Stay in your crib, don't get out..." and the same thing this afternoon, & so far so good. We'll see how long this lasts. For those of you who know Lincoln, you know he's quite the rambunctious character...wish us luck.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Meet Fancy Blue! She's the newest addition to our family

Here she is, friends. Here's our new car that we got in Atlanta this past weekend. We made a family road trip of it & drove to Atlanta early Saturday morning & came back on Saturday night. It was a very fast trip, but oh so fun. Lincoln was so funny on the trip out there...we watched Shrek 4 times. Ah, good times. You can never hear too much of a donkey screaming, "Don't be a jackass!"

Until next time...

Saturday, October 13, 2007

gentry's farm

Today we went to Gentry's Farm. My parents are in town, so we decided to brave the masses & join the fun. The only thing that is not so fun is trying to keep Lincoln still enough to get a decent picture. I think it is impossible. So many attempts & still nothing. Oh well, he is 2 1/2. My parents loved spending time with Lincoln & playing with him. Here's him & my dad:

Having fun in the kitchen...

my sweet parents...

playing with the corn with my dad...

It was a good day.
Happy Fall everybody.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

six months & growing...

This week marked my being pregnant six months. It has gone by so fast this time around. With Lincoln, every month seemed like an eternity. Now, I suppose I'm too busy chasing after Lincoln, sweating, & breathing heavily after climbing one flight of stairs to even count the days or months of this pregnancy. There's something freeing about looking down at my calendar & saying, "Wow! I'm 6 months pregnant already!" With that freeing sensation & feeling, there also comes a somewhat surprising emotion I am also feeling these days. It rose upon me today in the car while driving Lincoln home from school: Grief. I am grievous that my time with Lincoln, just the 2 of us, day in and day out, is narrowing to a close. It brought me to tears this afternoon when I thought that no longer will I be looking back in the van to just one sweet boy anymore. How do I have room in my heart to love another when my first love, Lincoln, takes up every piece of space & time? Don't get me wrong, I am thrilled to be having another darling boy in our family (and I know Ben can second that) & cannot wait to kiss him & call him by name. This new son calls for more room in my heart, more space in my spirit, more love in my arms, & more tears on my face. How can this be? I so easily forget that I am not the one who can provide more, more, more, but Jesus Christ himself. The pendulum swings wide & far of His love for His own. The psalmist says, "You have filled my heart with greater joy than when their grain and new wine abound." I feel that Lincoln is the beginning of our grain and new Levi is the greater joy that is added to our bounty. So my prayers these next few months will be just what the psalmist claims. Fill my heart with greater joy, Lord.

Friday, October 5, 2007

It's the day of the show, Y'all.

Friday Night Lights premieres in just a couple short hours. Don't get me started on how excited I am. Go for the Gusto! Break out the bubbly! Put on my party dress! Dust off my dancing shoes! Boot-Scootin' Boogie! Not quite sure the reason for the old-fashioned sayings, but it goes with the territory when I'm watching a TV show that is designed for a typical 14-year old.
To that end, I hope it's the bee's knees.