Wednesday, November 29, 2006


This is my first post in months I believe. I am still up at 1:30am, and am done working on my paper for the night. For some reason I am not going immediately to bed. I just wanted to say there are a few things I am thankful for this year:

Stephanie - my wife, my best friend, and the best mother I could have ever hoped to raise a family with.

Hope - We named her Hope because she was created and born at a time when we were sustained by hope in God and his promises. Hope has now brought immeasurable joy to my soul. No matter how my day has been, one smile from her and I'm happy. I love being her dad, and am enjoying every smile, cry, diaper change, hug, laugh, kiss goodnight, evening prayer, song, story, and new thing she does. I just wish I could spend more time with her. Thank you Lord.

Here is a thoughtful look from Hope, in honor of finals week.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Thanksgiving Trip

We just got back from our trip to New York. We are tired, but good. We had a great time visiting Mark's brother and family. Hope has turned out to be a good traveler. We had a great Thanksgiving dinner, trip the Yankee Candle Factory, and time with family. Here are some pictures of Hope's first Thanksgiving. We have lots to be thankful for!

Cousins Noah and Elisha, and Aunt Jackie greeting Hope.

Cousin Noah making Hope smile. (Thanks for the outfit Auntie Sherry!)

Hope in her 1st Thanksgiving outfit.

All of us at the Yankee Candle Factory.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Chubby Cheeks and Blue Eyes

Until Mark's able to write again, it looks like this blog will consist mainly of pictures of Hope! We have had fun this last week with the Moore family visiting here in Louisville. Robin and I got a makeover, Hope got her 3 month pictures taken, Mark and I got to go on a date and go bowling, we went to Lexington and Frankfort, and we got to hear Mark preach this morning. We've had a great time. Thanks for coming Mom and Dad!

The pictures are courtesy of Aunt Robin :)