Monday, October 19
Tuesday, October 13
Here's a quick run down of what's been going on...
*Ashley and Owen took a trip to GA at at the end of September. We were able to meet the newest member of the Brewton family (and she is beautiful)! We also saw Neely (my cousin)...we went to her baby shower...it was great to see Neely and my Aunt Nita! We were able to spend some quality time with my parents and we went to Church @ The Ridge!
*Blair and Bennett (my sister and nephew) came to visit us as soon as we got home from GA (actually she was at my house before we got there-she flew we drove!) We spent a week together getting in some quality time and making memories!
*We had a yard sale with our friend Jason and Beverly. It went pretty well. We got rid of a bunch of stuff we don't need and we made a little bit of money doing it! Everything that didn't sell went straight to Goodwill! Our garage is finally clearing out!
*I'm attempting to make this house a home! Easier said than done!! It's larger than our last house so parts of it look unfinished! This is driving me crazy! A part of me feels like it all needs to be decorated and complete NOW (if not yesterday)so I'm struggling to feel peace in my new home because of this. I hate feeling this way though because in my heart I know I am so blessed and God does not want me dwelling on what I don't have! Sure if I went back to work my home could be beautifully furnished and decorated but I'm not willing to sacrifice precious time with my son for curtains or a sofa table. But I sure could use prayer over this....
*It's crazy how quickly a person can fall into temptation. I think I would call myself a Gator fan (but a Dawgs fan first)!!
*FYI it's still like 95 degrees here and it's suppose to be fall!! I can't tell you how much I long to see beautiful trees with changing leaves! I seriously had a dream that I went driving around FL looking for trees with fall colored leaves. That's sad. Funny story-- The morning of the yard sale I was getting into my car and I saw on my driveway a beautiful red maple leaf! My heart literally skipped a beat when I saw it! As I looked around to see where it came from I reached down to pick it up. My genuine excitement faded immediately when my finger tips touched the plastic stem of the silk leaf. There was no beautiful red maple tree around me...it was a leaf that had fallen off of a wreath I was selling in the yard sale. :(
*I've been going to BSF (Bible Study Fellowship) on Tuesday nights. It is a year long international Bible study group that is very structured. I'm really loving the discipline connected with it since it provides study questions for each day of the week. On Tuesday's we meet as a large group for a lecture on whatever we studied that week (we are studying the book of John) and then we meet with a small group of ladies for discussion and prayer requests. My friend Beverly suggested I try it out because she met most of her good friends through BSF. So far I have met several potential friends!
*Tuesday nights for Joe consists of one-on-one time with Owen(they usually go for a jog to the river) and after he gives Owen a bath, bottle and puts him to bed he enjoys some quality time with his brothers (via XBox Live)! I think we all enjoy Tuesday evenings!
*Last week we took a quick trip to Naples FL. It is such a nice area. We really enjoyed the quiet beach and we went to the zoo (briefly...it was too hot)!
*Owen is changing so much!! He is mobile!! Scooting backwards is his best mode of transportation but he has also perfected the army crawl. He gets around the quickest if Joe and I hold his hands and allow him to walk around. I can already tell I am going to have my hands full pretty soon!!
He truly enjoys eating still!! He LOVES feeding himself "Puffs" "Chippys" (both of which are Gerber Graduate toddler foods), Cheerios and small pieces of bananas, apples, and grapes! Joe and I love to watch him eat! He is currently having a little growth spurt! He's nursing longer and earlier than his usual schedule. I love that time with him! He takes 2 naps a day and sleeps from 7:30pm-7:00am. Such a good baby!
Oh his hair! Joe thinks I need to trim around his ears...but the mommy in me just can't!! His soft fluffy hair does not lay flat! It sticks up just like his Daddy's!
Somehow we end up loving him more and more each day....