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Monday, July 20, 2009

More Pictures

Isn't this so cool? While Hannah is napping, I have been learning how to create a collage of pictures in a program we have on our computer. This is her dressed up for Abi Wallaces' 1st birthday party. It was at a park, so we wore our picnic outfit (again...thanks to Nan). The hat was a watermelon!

I know I'm turning into "that mom" showing off a ton of pictures of her beautiful daughter, but I have to show them so our families can watch her grow!

4th of July

Sorry I am just now posting about 4th of July, but we just uploaded all our pictures from the camera. We had a few friends over to the house and Scott grilled hamburgers and hotdogs, and we hung around the pool. We had a great time! Hannah had several outfits to wear for the 4th (thanks to Nan), so here are a few shots of her in her red, white, and blue gear:

Don't worry, she had on sunscreen and wasn't in the pool long. I mainly just wanted a picture in her swimsuit!

This is JD, our friends Kristi and Josh's son. All he wanted to do was hold Hannah's hand. He was so sweet.

Doctor, Doctor

This is Hannah at her 2 month old check-up with her pediatrician, Dr. Murphy. He is so great with her and takes the time to explain everything to us. I ask so many questions that I am sure he has heard a million times, but he never makes me feel silly. He says it's ok to ask all those questions now, but if I am still calling about a cold or congestion when Hannah is 12, then we have a problem....thanks Dr. Murphy!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

All Smiles

Here are pictures of that wonderful smile I was telling you about! She can really light up a room! She is so precious!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Boot Scootin' Birthday Party

On Saturday, we took Hannah to Mama-Jo's friend, John's, 75th birthday party. We had so much fun watching everyone line dance and we even joined in on a few. Of course, we had to find Hannah a western-themed outfit. She looked so cute from her red bow to her red cowboy boot socks (thanks to Aunt Rebecca). Below are some pics of the shin-dig:

Nana (Scott's mom) and Hannah

The birthday boy, John, and Me

Cindy (Mama-Jo's neighbor) and Hannah in her cowgirl outfit

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Selfish Me

Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 4:8-11

As human beings, we are all born very selfish. And I believe it gets worse as we age because that is exactly what society tells us to do. The world says to do whatever YOU can to make YOURSELF happy. If YOU'RE not happy, change something or get something that will make YOU happy. Therefore, we (myself included) can become very selfish and consequently disregard the needs and feelings of others around us. There have been two times in my life when the Lord has revealed how truly selfish I am.

The first was the day I married Scott. All of a sudden, I had someone else in my life on a daily basis. It was not just me anymore. Instead of doing everything my way and making the decisions that I wanted, I now needed to discuss it with my husband first. I needed to SERVE him. WHAT? Serve a MAN? I had learned about this phenomenon in marriage counseling, but to actually put it into practice was another story. This meant being the best wife I could be by submitting myself to him and serving our family. Again...WHAT? SUBMISSION to a MAN? Yes, submission to a wonderful man. I found this (and still do) very difficult at times, but also very rewarding. Through marriage the Lord has shown me how to serve someone besides myself. Now I did not say that I serve Scott as much as I should, but I am getting better. I am definitely a work in progress.

But just when I thought I had this serving thing down, the Lord humbled me again when He blessed me with the gift of motherhood. To have another life to nurture and look after brought a whole new level to the meaning of serving others. I realize now how much my mother served our family. She put our needs first and for that I pray she is richly blessed. I pray everyday that I can use the gifts that God has given me to serve Hannah and teach her through words and actions about the love of Christ.

However, as the mother of a 9 week old, sometimes I get tired at the 4:00am feeding and don't know how I can be of any use to anyone the next day. This is when the verse from 1 Peter reassures me. Peter says that when we serve others, God gives us the strength we need. Wow! Not my strength (because I couldn't make it a day), but God's strength. Christ was the ultimate servant. I pray that, with God's strength, I can learn to love and serve my family in a way that would bring Him glory.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Hannah's trip to Evadale and Devers

After the reunion, Scott came back to Ft. Worth and Hannah and I went to Evadale with Mom and Dad to visit family who hadn't seen her yet. We had a great time and can't wait to see everyone again!

Hannah and Pop (my dad).

Four generations: Me-Maw, Mom, Me, and Hannah

Me-maw, Sam, and Hannah

The Hubley family: Great-Granny, Grandad, MiMi, Aunt Cheryl, and Aunt Donna

Great-Granny Hubley

Uncle Will learning how to hold a baby!