Monday, September 28, 2009

Table for two

My dad passed away three years ago this past June... and he gave this special antique childrens table as a gift from "papaw" since he knew that his battle with cancer could possibly take his life before seeing my children one day. In June 2006 he went to be with the Lord, but left this gift (that has been in my attic for 3 years ) to my sweet Georgia who he never got to meet. Every time I look at this table it reminds me of him... he would have adored Georgia! Here are some pics of her coloring and being " I'm BIG" as she says! We took out her changing table and have begun the transition to her BIG GIRL room . My.... how time passes so fast. Don't blink right!??

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Nothin' but cowboy boots !

Ok... this just made me whole day yesterday! A friend of mine (and her daughter ) passed these lovely gems on to Georgia a few weeks ago.... the PINK BOOTS ! They have been hidden in her closet because I  knew the moment she laid eyes on them it would be TRUE LOVE and she would want to wear them all the time... and frankly, they don't go with many outfits at this time  haha! 
 Here is how it all went down :  
  I changed her diaper, opened the closet door to put PJ's in the laundry... and then it happened ... I heard a small voice from behind me say " boots" ???   with a BIG SMILE!  
 and then.... she did this ..... 


Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Chattanooga Aquarium

This past weekend we spent time in Ringgold, GA with the in- laws and little cousins. We had a great time of relaxing and celebrating Sammy's 35th birthday ( yes, he does look stunning at 35!!) AND we also took a trip to the Chattanooga Aquarium , which was fantastic! Georgia had a long day with no time for napping...she was running from place to place checking out all the cool fish and sea creatures. Her favorites animals were the Otters and penguins. ( we did not get too many pics of the animals because it was in a dark room with glass/water) There were so many great exhibits and cool things to see. My personal favorite were the salt water tanks with sharks and jellyfish - amazing! Here are a few pics from the weekend!

Georgia looking at the Macaw exhibit ( jungle birds)


No nap :( ... she was so tired on the way home!

Oraya, Qwynly and Zoe ( cousins)

Oraya's new teacup chihuahua! Her name is Juliette ! LOVE HER!

Georgia LOVES kitties... they are her favorite ! She followed their kitten around the whole time we were there !

Pass the Fork !

Georgia is moved out of the high chair and into the booster seat ! She thinks she is super cool with her chair scooted to the table and her fork in hand! She is doing pretty well with fork and spoon but still used her little chubby hands to pick up food too. Her favorite foods right now are scambled eggs with toast , fruit, avocado, mac n'cheese, chicken and yogurt ! Ahh.. the fun of NEW and MESSY stages!

You never Let Go ...

A few weeks ago, I attended a Joyce Meyer conference that was so amazing and Matt Redman led worship... This song is sweet encouragement to my ears... Knowing that GOD IS WITH ME no matter what circumstance I am facing. The Lord NEVER lets go of us and always has an ANSWER in his word for each test, trial, joy and sorrow. I am so glad that Jesus does NOT LET GO of me !!
Psalm 23 ( from the Message )

"God is my shepherd, I don't need a thing!
Even when the way goes through death valley
I am not afraid when you walk by my side
Your trusty shepherd crook makes me feel secure "

Be encouraged... we serve a God who is NEVER absent in our trials!