Monday, November 30, 2009

Turkey Day in Baltimore







I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  This Thanksgiving I had so much to be thankful for, and it was made even more apparent over the holiday weekend.  My brother in law, Greg, is spending 2 years in Baltimore working with Methodist churches helping serve the community.  He mostly deals with the poor, the elderly, and homeless.  I am so fortunate to have a wonderful family, a new healthy baby, loving husband, financial security and my faith in God.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!   

Oh, and Grace was wonderful!!  It took us over 9 hours to get there, she was such a trooper!  Also we walked around the inner harbor and it was freezing!! She slept the whole time.  We are so proud of our little traveler! 

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


We are off to Baltimore!  Eight hours in the car together with baby Grace and Tini in tow.  Wish us luck!! Hope everyones has a Happy Thanksgiving!! Here is a picture of Grace Taylor all suited up and ready for the North.  She even has her "boots with the fur." :)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Mommy and Me


Being a mother is the most wonderful thing in the world.  I am so lucky for the precious gift God has blessed me with.  The word "Grace" means many things, but one of my favorite definitions is undeserving gift.  That is exactly what my Grace is to me.  Thank you, thank you, thank you God for my undeserved gift.  
Being a mother has been the most joyful time of my life, but with this joy comes a little bit of sadness.  I miss my own mother more than words can describe.  I have missed her for eight years, but now especially.  I want so badly to share Grace with her,  and I wish so badly that Grace could have know the woman she was.  I hope to be half the mom she was to me.   

Monday, November 16, 2009

Grace Taylor at 2 Months


2 Months 
Height: 23 inches in 75%
Weight: 10lbs, 12 oz in 50%
Head Circumference:  in 75%


Thursday, November 12, 2009

Few of My Favorite Things


Probably the thing Grace Taylor most enjoys is her time in the bath tub.  She absolutely loves it.  We have an infant tub (thanks to T.J.'s office) that has a mesh slide that fits right inside it.  She lays comfortably on the slide and kicks her feet smiling away.  She could stay in there for hours.  Sometimes when she is a little fussy I stick her right in the bath, and  all of her little troubles melt away.  Other things she enjoys are naps in her car seat, sucking on her hands, the sound of running water, and for some odd reason, the little gadget that sucks out her nose boogies.  She thinks it is hysterical.  It is the only thing that consistently brings a smile to her face.  Funny child. :)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Happy Halloween!







It was a beautiful weekend.  We spent Friday night carving pumpkins and roasting pumpkin seeds.  I made homemade taco soup, and we watched "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown."  We also had so much fun dressing Grace Taylor up in her little lady bug costume.  She was too too cute!