Friday, January 29, 2010

A new family...

Anna has become the great love of our lives. She has grown at an exponential rate; amazing and thrilling both of us each day with new movements, new expressions and a new fundamental understanding of the world around her. She's begun to play games; she's begun to recognize our facial expressions. Her capacity for growth is unlimited. Each day is a new opportunity to teach and be taught.

There are few things out there that approach the feeling of becoming a parent and realizing that instead of fear, you're beginning to find that most days bring joy in having a role to play in the growth of a child. We know we're lucky: We have a business that supports us and a roof over our heads. We have our educations and family all around. Frankly, we spend time now wondering why we don't have more wants. Which I think leads me to my point: We're learning that more than anything else we're blessed.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Whoosshhh (the sound of time flying by)

So Anna is almost 3 months old and honestly we can't believe how fast the time has gone by. Everyone says to enjoy every minute...and they weren't kidding. Anna is able to hold her head up most of the time and really starting to interact. She coo's, says "ah-goo" and even giggles a little bit! She always has a huge smile when I lean in to love on her...which just melts my heart.

She is still getting up in the night to nurse...most of the time around 3am. We are really, really looking forward to that blessed morning when we wake and realize she slept through the night! Seems like all the other babies around me are sleeping through the night already, which had me a little down in the dumps yesterday. I am learning not to doesn't do anyone any good.

John's business is booming like crazy already and we have some great marketing plans in place to move it even more!

Anna and I are headed to Atlanta this weekend to hang out with the family and visit Lindsay and her new little one, Luke. I can't wait to meet that little guy! I will post pics from the weekend when we get back.

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Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Year!

2009 is officially over and we honestly can't believe how fast it went. We spent the majority of the year counting down the weeks until Anna arrived which we attribute to it moving with the speed of light. I feel extremely grateful for all that we have...great jobs, a wonderful house, 2 loving pups and now a wonderful daughter. Couldn't ask for more.

So, today is Jan 2 and I am giddy with excitement for what will come in 2010. A few goals:

1. LOVE on Anna!! :)
2. Run/walk the Music City Half Marathon
3. Lose baby weight (see above...)
4. Grow B Creative Design and start Art by the Glass
5. Be thankful everyday.