8 weeks!

bear with me here.  these were too cute for me to pick just a few.  who knew i would ever be so obsessed?!

shower of blessings

last saturday the women of our church gave a shower for laurel and me.  it was such a sweet time.  thank you, ladies!  and thank you, Lord, for blessing me with a wonderful church body.

sweet linnea hosted the shower at her house.  it was a beautiful day and we enjoyed her back deck.

laurel was an ANGEL.  she behaved so well.

the food was really yummy and laurel was in good hands with kathy (aka big mama)

the guest of honor.  she is a social bug - LOVES being around people.  surprise, surprise, huh?

my friends

hannah, kennedy, and ellison ball came to visit me friday afternoon.  i think they are so cool!

hannah and me

ellison, kennedy, and me

ellison just had to try out my swing!

sweet big girls.  thanks for coming to see me!!



mom and i captured some smiles yesterday morning.  yes, i realize that she is wearing the same outfit in 75% of the blog pictures.  it's our favorite outfit, from aunt ginger.  however, i'm sad to say, it's the last we'll see of it.  our little girl is getting bigger and has actually outgrown an outfit!!

welcome back, abbi!

pat left monday for 10 days...  :(   we miss him so much.  but we are very happy that my mom could come back to visit and help out.  thank you abbi!

that's one happy grandmom!

who are you?

happy girl(s)

mom thought it was hilarious the way laurel was looking up at her from the baby bjorn.

mom had to try out all the equipment.  here she is with laurel in the sling.

pretty girl.


He is risen indeed!



these are the best we could do for a family easter picture...

thank you for my pretty dress and bonnet, kissy.  i looked like a little angel.

sleeping beauty

earnest face revisited

remember this picture of laurel's "earnest face," taken when she was 4 days old?  

here it is again, 6 weeks later.


lil tadpole

one of my dad's nicknames for me is "frog," so of course, laurel is "tadpole."  

this is one of my favorite diaper covers.

this little frog was a gift from pops to his little tadpole.  we keep it on the changing table and laurel loves it. 

demonstrating the perfect latch...