Saturday, April 18, 2009


Eliza had a very good Easter. She recieved 7 different easter baskets/ gifts! Thanks to Mammaw Teresa, Nell, Gracie, Nana Mona and Pap paw Patton, Aunt Janet, Mam maw and Grand daddy, The Smith's, and Uncle Aaron and Aunt Katie!

This is my favortie Easter picture, Grand daddy in Bunny Ears.....

Monday, April 13, 2009

Eliza is brilliant!

Okay so I know I am biased....... but my child learned a new skill on her way to see her cousins in Louisville this week end! I am pretty sure that she is advanced.

by the way if you have not seen the slideshow on Julie Robert's blog yet you must check it out! It was a few post ago but she is an amazing artist with the cutest little model I have every seen;) the link is

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Eliza Entertaining Herself

So Eliza loves to make noise just like her momma and daddy. This is one of her favorite new noises. We think that it is cute and charming as long as she doesn't do it when she is eating!

Monday, April 6, 2009

more eliza only pics

beautiful. need i say more?

Sunday, April 5, 2009

6 month pictures

Well we met with the amazing Julie Roberts yesterday and she has worked her magic once again! Eliza used up some of her smiles on Bailey and Sadie, Julie's dogs. All in all she was pretty smiley except for when we desperately wanted her to smile. At one point she was in the middle of a bunch of beautiful red tulips and she was so amazed by the tulips we could hardly get her to look up, much less smile. We tried everything including asking strangers to bring thier baby over so she would smile, no luck. Julie got some great pictures though, like I said she is amazing. Here is a teaser, Julie thinks her full preview will be up tomorrow or tuesday. I am so excited about the ones we have so far.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

bringing joy....

So today was a beautiful day! Since, I found out that I was pregnant with Eliza I have prayed that she would be an extension of God's love in this world. I know that she has already shown a great deal to me about God's love. Today I got to see her share joy with a group of people that need reminded that they have value and worth. I have been working a lot at the nursing home lately and it is helpful to us financially but, even more it allows me to be with the least of these. So today when I was driving to the nursing home and it was a beautiful day, I called Ted and asked if he would bring Eliza on a walk to the nursing home. My wonderful husband agreed to bring her to see me and my lovely friends!
I wish you could have seen the faces of those sweet people when they saw our little girl! Even more I wish you could have seen her face! She was grinning at them, most all of them. She was giving away all kinds of joy and love through her little 2 teeth grin! I can not even begin to tell you how amazing it was to me to watch such a gift. This is a picture of her this evening after I got home still grinning and showing off her little teeth!