Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Emma meets Santa

Emma met Santa on Monday. She is definitely on the nice list! She looked really surprised when we sat her in his lap. She seemed mesmerized by his hair and beard - it was really cute. For a minute she just stared at him before they got her attention with some jingle bells.
Well, Merry Christmas everyone! Can't wait to see some of you in a few days!

Emma's Dedication

Emma's dedication was this past Sunday. It was very sweet. The pastor prayed for us, affirming our commitment to raise Emma in church and in a Christian home and also prayed that Emma would come to know Jesus early in life. I, thankfully, did not cry although for a couple of seconds I thought I was going to. I'm proud of myself for holding it together! Anyway, here are some pictures of us after the dedication prayer. We had a bunch of friends and some family over for lunch afterwards to celebrate. We, somehow, didn't get any pictures of everyone over at our house -oops! But, thanks to everyone who helped us celebrate. It meant a lot to us!

Portfolio Show & Graduation

Portfolio show was last Thursday. It went really well; I still can't believe that I got everything done. The past few weeks have passed in a blur - finishing my internship, getting my portfolio printed, and getting everything set up at the show - I hardly had time to be excited about graduating. Here are a few pictures of the Portfolio show. A few designers and architects came through looking for employees, so we'll see how things go...

Graduation was on Friday. It was okay...ya know how graduations go - exciting yet boring at the same time. I basically just spent the whole time wishing I was sitting with Emma and Joey. Here are some pictures of us after the ceremony. My in-laws came too - but somehow managed to escape the photos. Thanks, Jim & Krista for supporting me at graduation!

Sitting up

I don't know if I've already written this, but Emma is now sitting up on her own. She still topples over some, but hey, she's a baby and that's what babies do, right? Anyway, she loves to sit up and play with her toys - it is so cute to watch. I still can't believe she is mine sometimes!

Bethlehem City

I've been pretty bad about posting blogs and pictures this month. We've just had so much going on, but things are finally slowing down so now I can get some pictures uploaded. So...these pictures are from our night in Bethlehem City. Every year our church puts on a drive thru Bethlehem City for the community. Joey and I always participate and this year little Emma got to participate too. We were just townspeople, but Emma sure stole the show! We could hear the kids as they drove by, "Look at the baby!" Some people even seemed to think she was baby Jesus. It was a lot of fun and really put us in the Christmas spirit.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Christmas is coming...

Christmas is approaching very quickly! I am so excited to be celebrating this Christmas with Emma. Even though she has no idea that it is Christmas, she makes everything so much more special just by being here! I can't wait til the day we can read her the Christmas story and she truly understands the meaning of Christ's birth.

We have already begun our celebrations by taking Christmas photos, going to a church Christmas party, decorating the house, going to look at Christmas lights, and going to a Christmas concert. We have much more planned though; I'm sure we will be exhausted by the time Christmas actually gets here. Tonight we are participating in our church's annual Bethlehem City drive-thru production. And then next weekend, we are celebrating my graduation and Emma's dedication. And at some point we've got to squeeze in a visit to Santa before we leave for Arkansas to visit family!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Thanksgiving & 6 Month Check-Up

We had a great Thanksgiving at home - my parents and sister came to celebrate with us. Emma had a great time being spoiled by the family. Here are pictures of her with her Aunt Toni and her Grandma Temple
Emma turned six months this Tuesday. She went to her 6 month check up and got her shots too. She weighed in at 17lbs and 26 1/4 inches. She is in great health and is now going to add vegetables and fruits to her diet. She is also going to try out a sippy cup with water soon too! She is growing up way too fast.
And....two little teeth popped up today - no wonder she's been drooling so much lately!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Baby's First Halloween

Emma had a great first Halloween! We started our celebrations with a Halloween birthday party for one of Emma's friends. All the kids were dressed in their costumes - they were soooooo cute!
Here is Emma with the birthday cat!
Here Emma is with two other precious girls from the party...
On Halloween night, Emma and I went to a Fall Festival at our church. We helped out with a picture taking booth that our Sunday School class was in charge of...there was tons of candy, but of course, Emma can't eat that I had to eat her share.

Emma and I at the Fall Festival

Hope everyone had a great Halloween - we did and we are really looking forward to Thanksgiving!

Friday, October 26, 2007

Here comes the fall (finally)...

Well, it has started getting cooler here. It is down to the 40s in the mornings and at night. I love it. It makes me want to wrap Christmas presents and drink hot chocolate. Emma is so snuggly in her long sleeve outfits and blankets. She is going to make this fall so special. Having her around makes everything so much more cozy and homey. The other night we went out to eat with her and I carried her in all wrapped up with a blanket. I just had to take some photos of her with the blankie.

This is her "blue steel" face.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Cutest Pumpkin Ever!

Emma and I went to a Pumpkin Patch the other day with some friends. We had a great time and got some awesome fall photos! Emma is so cute amongst her fellow pumpkins. Check her out!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Rolling over

Well, Emma is now a pro at rolling over. I can't remember the first time she did it (I wish I had written it down!), but it was a few weeks ago. At that point we could only get her to do it every once in a while and boy did she get mad about it! Within the past couple of days though, she has become a pro at it. Everytime we put her on her tummy she immediately rolls over unto her back. Now, we've just got to get her to roll from her back to her tummy!

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Four Months

Emma turned four months on Thursday. She went in for her four month check up and to get her second round of shots. She did really well! She weighs 14lbs & 14oz. They said she was 25.5 inches long, but I didn't think that was correct so when I got home I measured her at 24 inches. We had a good time taking some photos of her over the last couple of days.

Looking pretty after her doctor's visit...
Talking to the camera...
Pulling on daddy's face...
Standing in her jammies...

Thursday, September 27, 2007

A visit with family

This past weekend Emma and I went to visit family in Camden, AR. My sister flew in from Charleston and Emma and I picked her up at the Houston airport on our way out of town. Toni kept Emma entertained in the backseat on the way to Camden. 8 hours is a long way for a baby! Toni had a good time taking pictures of her niece this weekend. Emma enjoyed being the center of attention and her grandparents enjoyed spoiling her. Here are some pictures from the weekend.

Just Emma!

Emma and her grandpa

Toni stealing some kisses after a bath
Toni and Emma ready for church
Emma and mama in the nursery
Aunt Toni and Emma getting ready to come back to Houston
Back home in her own room!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Celebrating Joey's Birthday

We celebrated Joey's birthday last night with some friends. I made everyone wear goofy party hats - I thought it was more fun that way. And we got to embarass Joey by singing Happy Birthday to him. Here are some pictures from the evening.
Joey and Emma wearing their transformer hats.

Me, Lindsey, and Chris

Ella - Emma's Tuesday sister

I'm picture crashing David and Stephanie's photo!

Tim and Jamie thoroughly enjoyed the party hats!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Emma's ABC Adventure

My sister made this video on It is very Mr. Bean - check it out.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

an early Halloween?

Okay, so I know that Halloween is over a month away...but Emma's costume came in yesterday and I couldn't resist trying it on her and taking a few photos. Check out my little pumpkin.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Bows, Bows, Bows...

Okay, I'm afraid having a little girl may be detrimental to our bank account. I want to buy her clothes all the time! I absolutely love Carters; I have an impulse to buy her one of everything in that store. I am holding myself back somewhat at the moment. And lately I have become obsessed with bows...I feel as if she needs one in every color. Is this what happens when you have a new baby? Or is it just because I have a girl? Ladies with baby boys - do you have this problem as well? Here is Emma looking sassy in one of her new bows!