Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Dentist and Random Things

Karis and I went to the dentist on Monday. I went to get my teeth cleaned, and Karis went for the first time to let the dentist count and clean her teeth. For a few weeks before going to the dentist, we read "The Bernstein Bears Go to the Dentist." She was very excited about it, but I think she was more excited about getting a balloon afterwards. She was very interested in watching the dental hygienist clean my teeth. It was funny to watch her watching and asking what the tools were. She was then a Big girl and sat on me in the big chair so the dentist could look at her teeth. I was very proud of her. Justin got her a balloon for being so good, and she is still playing with it. Who knew balloons would be such a hit!
Noah is going for his 2 month check up on Friday. He will get his first set of shots! We are still figuring out his napping schedule but trusting the Lord through it all. Noah is really doing great at night time.
Just some random thoughts:
I am reading Deuteronomy in my quiet times right now. I am really learning a lot about God's provision for His people to stay pure of heart, mind, soul, and body. God is a very jealous God, and He desires His people to only worship Him, which He should. I have really been trying to purge my own heart and see what things I am allowing to get God's worship. Praise the Lord for His Word that continues to show me my sin and teach me about His forgiveness and love.
God is using my son to teach me to be more dependent on Him.
God is using Karis to show me my sin which is very humbling. Thank goodness that I am able to use my sins to show Karis the gospel by asking her forgiveness when I sin against her. Praise the Lord for Jesus, and His amazing gift of salvation.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


Not too much has been going on. We are settling into our new routine with Noah and trying to figure out why he only likes to take short cat naps during the day, only about 45 minutes to and hour between each feeding up until his 5:00 feeding and he will usually sleep from 6:30 until his 8:00 feeding. He is getting better about his afternoon nap, the one that he and Karis take together, kind of. It is hard to get them on the same napping schedule since usually Noah only sleeps about an hour, and Karis will sleep for two to three depending on how tired she is. I am really having to learn how to lean on Christ and allow Him to teach me through my children. Karis is so good with Noah, and I am so thankful for that. I pray things are going well for all of you. I will post some more pictures of Noah soon!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Valentine's Day Outfits

Karis and Noah received some special Valentine outfits from Aunt Courtney. She really does a great job being creative with her gifts! We had a nice dinner at home and then took Karis to get ice cream (yes, Noah went to, but he is a little small for ice cream). I am starting to feel like a bad mom sometimes because I always say, "Karis and I are going here or there," meaning that Noah is going too, I just forget to say his name. Old habits die hard I guess.
Justin bought me some very pretty pearl earrings from James Avery for Valentines day, and he got some very romantic glasses!! I love you Justin.

Noah smiling in his new outfit from Aunt Courtney!

Karis didn't want to take a picture, as you can tell by her expression. She is into the no picture faze right now, I don't know what I am going to do in a few weeks when I get her three year picture taken and a picture of both of them.

Here are both my sweet babies in their new outfits. Thanks Aunt Courtney, you did a great job. We love you!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Serving and Ruth

This last week God has been really good to us. Noah is now sleeping through the night. He gets his last bottle at 11:00 and usually wakes up sometime between 7 and 8 in the morning. My wonderful husband usually goes to bed about an hour before I do, so in the mornings he feeds Noah for me, except on Sundays of course. I am so blessed to have such a serving husband. He know that just a few more minutes of sleep help me. Thank you Justin for serving me in this way. I love you.
Justin just completed his sermon series on Ruth yesterday. I didn't get to hear the sermon yesterday because I was serving in the nursery, but the book of Ruth has really been eye opening for me. Despite all the odds, Ruth stayed loyal to Naomi and God. Naomi got to see Romans 8:28 played out in her own life. His sermons are on our church website, and I highly recommend that you listen to them. They will change your thought process when life gets hard and remind you that God "does work all things together for the good of those who love Him and have been called according to His purpose." We just have to remember that His good is not always our good.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Sweet Noah!

Noah is 8 weeks old today, on Sunday he will be exactly two months. I wonder where the time has gone, but I am so thankful to have him start to interact a little with me. He smiles when he hears me talk and his expressions are so cute. He is doing good sleeping at night, and Karis and I are having fun with him. He is staying awake a lot more during the day and starting to coo and "talk." What a fun time this is with our sweet Noah!

Noah smiling at Mommy!