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Thursday, December 27, 2007


Hello Everyone!!!
Well, Parker had his 8 month appointment last week. He weighed 18.3 lbs and he was 27 inches long. He only had to get one shot. That is his last appointment until he is a year old. And it was his last appointment with his pediatrician here in Alabama, Dr. Levin. Dr. Levin is a great pediatrician!! I would recommend him to anyone. We loved him and will miss him!
I don't think I have let my fellow bloggers know that we will be moving to Austin, TX in February. Most of you already know. Derek and I have been feeling called there for a while but we were waiting for God to open the door and He did. My brother and his family will also be moving out there. Derek, my brother, and my dad are going to start a moving business there. We will also be helping with a church plant called Free Chapel. My brother-in-law and sister will be planting Free Chapel in Austin in Septemeber 2008. Derek and I are excited, but sad at the same time. We know, that we know, that we know, it God's will for us to move. BUT that is not always easy. I think it will be easier once we get there, but I have had a hard time with it lately. We LOVE our church(Church of the Highlands). We are very involved(choir, greeting, small groups) and we are going to miss it. But hopefully God will use us to provide a church for someone else to love as much as we love Highlands. And I know we will love it too.
Also, my mom found out in October that she had breast cancer. She has already had a double masectomy done, which went great. They are confident they got all the cancer. But she has to undergo chemo and radiation for the next few months. We know that God is going to give her strength, joy, and energy to get through this. Satan is trying hard to bring us down, but it is not working because we know that God is our provider, healer, and encourager. My mom's family and friends have been unbelievable during this time and we are all so thanksful. With that said, a lot has been going on in our lives. But God is so good!! He is SO GOOD to us! That was a LONG UPDATE! Be praying for us and our family. Thanks!

Texas Bound

Parker is Texas bound. He is already wearing his Texas bib. He is ready to go!!!!
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Christmas Morning

Derek, Parker, and I were at our house on Christmas morning. It was like any other morning except we busted out the video camera and videoed Parker crawling to his gifts from us. Derek and I got him a Fisher Price piano, babies first blocks, crawl with me ball, and a stocking with some goodies in it. It was fun and Parker was happy. He LOVES his piano. He crawls up to it and pulls up on his tippy toes. He won't play with anything else but that right now. Ha ha!

A picture of Parker's Christmas before he saw it.

Parker playing with his favorite new toy. His piano!

Blake with his new tool man getup. :)And who knew it is real tools. I needed a screwdriver so I used his. Ha ha!!
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Cousins, Cousins, EVERYWHERE!!! SO FUN!

Christmas cont...

Parker and Papa
Mama Don, Papa, and their boys.
Our little family of three
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Uncle Wade and Parker...he loves his uncles!

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!

Merry Christmas!! Well, this year is Parker's 1st Christmas. It was wonderful!! Everyone went to the Christmas Eve service at Highlands(I sang in it...I'm so proud...ha ha!). Then we headed to my mom and dad's house to have dinner and dress all the boys in matching pajamas. That's right...Tyler(6 years old) all the way down to Lawson(13 days old) had matching pjs. They were soooo cute!! Below are some pictures of them in their pjs. Parker was a little sleepy so he didn't care for the pictures at first. But after all of the adults went crazy with noises to make him smile...he was fine. :)

All the boys in their matching PJs. Tyler(6 yrs. old), Blake(4 yrs. old), Sam(2 yrs. old), Jax(1 yrs. old), Parker(8 months), Gray(7 months), and Lawson(12 days).
Mom and Parker
Not so happy, sleepy, Parker
Yah! Happy again!
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Friday, December 14, 2007

I have a crawler!!





BIG NEWS!!! Parker is crawling! He started the week after Thanksgiving. Here are few picturs of him crawling around(the first time he ventured into the kitchen). :)
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Parker's 1st Thanksgiving





Hey Everyone!!! Sorry this is soooooo late!!! But here are some pictures of Parker's first Thanksgiving. Ohhhh...he looked sooooo cute in his Turkey outfit. I LOVED it!!! Anyways, happy LATE Thanksgiving and Merry EARLY Christmas!!
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Saturday, November 24, 2007

My Aunt Lindsey...All Smiles

Here is a picture of Parker's Aunt Lindsey(Derek's sister). I love this picture so much!! The other one is a picture of him from a while ago. This picture is on Papa K's computer. I couldn't resist putting it on here because it is so cute!!! He looks so much chubbier in this picture than he does now. Ha ha!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Swinging with my cuz'

Ashley, Jeremy, and the boys came in town this last week. Ashley and Jeremy had an assesment with ARC(a church planting organization) that they had to go to in Atlanta. So, we kept the boys. Actually my mom and dad kept the boys. But we all(us, Wade, Kimberly) helped. We decided to take the boys to the park one afternoon. Parker loves to swing so I thought it would be fun to put Parker and Gray in the same swing. They loved it!! You didn't even hear a peep from them. Gray smiled the whole time!!! They were so cute!
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That's right!! He is taking a BOTTLE!!

Not too long ago I explained that we were trying to get Parker to take a bottle of my milk instead of nursing. Not all the time...just when we had to get a babysitter or whatever. It was not a success. We thought that if we were consistent with giving him one at the same time every night he would finally take it. It didn't work!! We finally quit trying. I called the doctor's office this week because Parker had been throwing up and pooping(sorry!) a lot! He wasn't keeping much down. The nurse told me to give him pedialyte. I decided to give it to him in a bottle instead of a sippy cup just to see if he would take it. He did!! Like a CHAMP! I was so happy! The next morning I gave him my milk in a bottle. And this is a picture of him drinking the bottle. He is half way undressed because I had just changed his diaper. Can you believe he is holding the bottle by himself?! I am so proud!
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Cute PJs, Cool Toys

My mom bought Parker these cute pajamas. They look so good on him because the red in them really pop! Anyways, he looked so cute I couldn't help but take some pictures of him. The other one is a picture of Parker playing with some new toys. Well...they are not brand new...but new to him. We got them at a garage sale. He really likes them! This was one of the days he was sick...so he was just staring at the piano toy while it played music. Sweet...sweet...boy!!
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Just a Happy Baby


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Sunday, November 18, 2007

Boo Colds, Boo Fevers, Boo throwup!!!

Hello everyone!! Well, my sweet little boy has had a rough week. It first started off with a runny nose. Then he woke up four times in one night for which he has not done EVER!!! MAYBE when he was first born in the hospital. Then it turned into a stuffy nose. Then it turned into a full cold plus fever. THEN a little cough. THEN a not sooo settled tummy. Yup! He threw up last night. So, he hasn't been too interested in eating anything but nursing since last night. I completely understand and feel so bad for the little buddy. He has been so good through all of it though. He was fussy around Thursday but since then he has been so good. We are believing that God has healed him and he will feel perfect when he wakes up from his nap. Just thought I would do an update. BYE BYE!! (Oh...we currently are trying to teach Parker how to wave bye bye...I will post as soon as he gets it)

Monday, November 5, 2007

Meet my friend Beau

Last week we were invited to Mary Ann's house for a lunch/play date. Mary Ann has a little boy named Beau who is about 8 weeks younger than Parker. My good friend Jenny who has a little boy named Nolan was also invited. It was fun and relaxing. Nolan is still too little to get on the floor and play. But here are some pictures of Parker and Beau playing together. Parker had a rattle that Beau really liked. Beau is not quite old enough to grab it but unfortunately there will be a day when we will have to have two rattles because if not...it might not be pretty. :)

Trip to Georgia...family time is great!

A week ago we were able to visit Derek's family in Georgia. Parker has only been there once, and that was when he was 4 weeks old. We were excited about visiting. Everything was great!! It is always great being able to see all of Derek's family(grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, etc.) Of course, Parker loved being able to spend time with his Papa K, Mama Lynn, and Aunt Lindsey. He also enjoyed playing on the floor with PaPa Lindsey. And Mama Rose kept him for a little while, which I think was fun for the both of them. Derek's family is so wonderful to us always!! We truly love them! Here are some pictures from the trip. I don't have many, which stinks. I wish I had more.