Tuesday, September 30, 2008

This is Jack...

... feeling his almost teeth!! It cracks me up!!

... playing with his duck, soaking daddy, and doing a face plant! He's a talented kid!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Here we are...

…almost October!Aaron’s been diligently posting blogs, but we haven’t had a good fam update in a while, so I thought I’d toss one in! (hope that’s ok babe?)

We doing pretty ok! I realized today that October is sneaking up on us… know what that means! Pastor appreciation month!!! Oh yes, so many good memories from last year and all the appreciation that we got! (for those of you that are wondering…this is sarcasm! Aaron was fired a year ago this October)

What a year we’ve had!!!! Here’s a recap…

Aaron was fired

I was 4 mos. Preo at that time

We moved to Dallas

Aaron turned 30 (yikes)

Lived with friends

Aaron took three jobs

Moved in w/ my parents

Kerre turned 30 (BIGGER YIKES)

Finally Sold our house


Got an apartment

Had our 9th anniversary

Got a Crash Course Craniosynostosis

Jack had surgery

Jack got his helmet

Aaron Got a New JOB!!!

So that’s where we are now… Jack is adjusting to the helmet so well. We’re still readjusting to a decent sleeping schedule. Before the surgery Jack was sleeping 8 hours a night. Now we’re up about every two-three hours. I think this is due to lots of factors. He’s still growing like a weed!!! I’m not a fan of growth spurts. He’s got helmet head!

He’s TEETHING… pooie!! They should cut through any day!! We’ll post pics when they FINALLY get here. – He does nap good during the day which helps mommy some, but exhaustion has become a normal part of my life.

Otherwise, Jack is the best kid in the world. He’s a happy baby! People are drawn to him like moths… he’s got the best grin in the world and doesn’t keep it to himself. He’ll flash (what will soon be those pearly whites) to anyone, anywhere, anytime. He makes people happy! I love that he does...

YES, you read right! Aaron got a JOB!! He is working for Bluefish TV. It’s a sales job and he’s still in training, but if it works out this will be a great place for him and our family (and our budget). I’m a very proud wife. He’s been through the ringer this year and has been so strong and persevered so well. He’s my tower!

So that’s us right now in a nutshell… Love you all!! Stay in touch!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Last Night...

...was the the last game in "The House that Ruth Built." No matter your love or hate of the Yankees, you have to feel a bit nostalgic about the 85 years that Yankee Stadium has housed the Yankees.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Don't Quote Me On That....

The fate of unborn millions will now depend, under God, on the courage and conduct of this army.

--General George Washington, July 2, 1776

It struck me that this quote could pertain to the church

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The bench...

...a great example of caring for people around you.  What a great idea.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Five month check up...

...went great.

He is on track with all of his development and growth. Jack's diet not included rice cereal, pears, sweet potatoes, avocado, peaches and bananas. He gets solids twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening. He has become proficient at eating off of a spoon and learned to open wide. Avocados seem to be his least favorite. Everything else is great.

His measurements came in at 16lbs and 3oz and 27 inches long.

Over the last couple of days he has become quite a mover. A combination of rolling and "inching" can carry him quite a distance. He has perfected rolling back to front and front to back.

He loves to be tickled and play "Upppppp...downnnnn."

Jack also has his first helmet adjustment yesterday, no big deal really. We did have to wait quite a while.

There has been a develpomet though since he has gotten to where he can wear his helmet 23 hours a day...his head smells like a middle school boys locker room. It is that bad. I feel horrible for him. We clean the helmet religiously. The helmet lady, Nancy, said that it was just part of it. We refuse to believe that we are going to have to live with that smell for the next six months...so we frebreezed it. We'll let you know how it turns out.


Zach is on his way home and doing well.  He had Surgery on Friday.  This is his third; the other two were done in Ohio.  Kerre, jack and I got to take them dinner last night and had fun talking .  Zach is an awesome trooper.  Read more about his story here.

Monday, September 08, 2008

Don't quote me on that...

What we become depends on what we read after all of the professors have
finished with us. The greatest university of all is a collection of books.

- Thomas Carlyle

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Don't Quote Me On That...

“The man who lives from God’s breath can recognize with joy that the same breath sinks into the lungs of his fellowman, and that they are both drawing from the same source. At this mutual realization, the fear of another disappears, a smile comes to the lips, the weapons fall, and one hand reaches out for the other. He who recognizes the breath of God in another can truly let another enter his life, too, and can receive the gifts which are given to him.”
--Henri Nouwen

What seperates you and I?  What seperates you and your neighbor?