World View

A view to those out in the world into our life.

Monday, November 26, 2007

our blue-eyed beauty

we got these pics of oaklee on turkey day in her new blue warm-up suit. it makes her eyes pop! our favorite thing that she does now is after she's fed, we'll lay her on her back on the floor, and she'll kick around & smile & make the cutest noises in the world. she starts breathing real hard b/c she gets so excited. it's the best! what a joy she is. we are beyond thankful for our blue-eyed beauty.


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Saturday, November 24, 2007

Oaklee in Oil


We were surprised by our friend Susan Plunkett, also known as the master painter, with the above oil painting of an oak tree with Oaklee's name and verse. We were wanting to get something done and were given this today. Thank you Susan! You do an awesome job. For any of you who have seen the painting of Suzie, she did that one as well.

We have had a wonderful time with family and friends these past few days. We will post more photos later.
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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Weekend in Pictures

Paige and Oaklee - future wake boarding buddies

Parker showing Oaklee some big cousin love

Stu getting one last look before he head to Oaxaca

Laura Jackson (secretly hoping to have one of her own someday soon)
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Kelly and Jeremy stopped by...I think she wants one?

Our good friend April showing Oaklee some Lovell

Chris and Paige with me and Oaklee...we may have our hands full some day

And last but not least, Jamie Farmer.
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We had a good weekend in Fayetteville getting to see our good friends Dave and Sarah get married and getting to see lots of friends at the wedding and at Oaklee's baby shower. We owe a HUGE thanks to my mom Marsha and sister Lindsey for helping make all the finger foods for the shower. Thanks to Patrick for watching Parker while they did all the finger foods and for helping make them as well. Thanks David for making your office available. And thanks to all our wonderful friends who dropped by to see Oaklee. And to Chris, Katie, and Paige Allen, thanks again for letting us stay at your house. It was perfect. We had a good time.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

The Hamrick Wedding

We are here in Fayetteville for the wedding of Dave Hamrick and Sarah Hodges. We had a lot of fun last night at the rehearsal and are looking forward to God's blessing the two of them and their future. We have our "sip and see" baby shower tomorrow. If anyone in Fayetteville didn't get an evite for some reason and is reading this, we will be at the Hampton Inn in Springdale from 12-2 tomorrow (Sunday).

Friday, November 16, 2007

the rest of the lyrics...

I didn't want to keep anyone in suspense who was eagerly awaiting the rest of the "Deer Stand Lullabye" lyrics. Pop was inspired to write this as he literally sat in his deer stand yesterday morning. How fitting. :-) I think we could eventually make a CD of "unique" lullabies like this one, kind of like "Buckwheat Sings the Blues" from Saturday Night LIve, but instead we could call it, "Redneck Lullabies." If anyone has any songs they would like to submit for this recording, please let me know.

"Deer Stand Lullabye"
by Pop Lofton

Rock-a-bye baby
In the tree stand,
When the buck blows
Use the gun in your hand,
When the buck brakes,
Aim to make the deer fall,
Down will come Bambi, Rudolph, and all.

Oaklee looks sweet
Dressed in camo
Oh No!
Your Pop forgot the ammo.
Well, since your Pop has dropped the ball,
Bambi and Rudolph
Will be safe after all.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

You know you're a redneck when...


...the first lullabye you can think of to sing to your grandchild is "Rock-a-bye baby in the deer stand."

This was the sweet tune that Pop serenaded Oaklee with last week. Thanks for a good laugh, Pop. Have you come up with the rest of the lyrics? We want to know how the rest of it goes!
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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

happy 4-week birthday to our little pooh bear!

i tried to post these last night, but my efforts failed. oaklee was 4 weeks old yesterday. feels like 4 years! (in a good way, of course) i love this nightgown on her that my good friend sarah sent her, so naturally we deemed it blog-worthy. isn't she adorable?

Thursday, November 08, 2007

photo shoot, d-day plus 24





we had a little photo shoot after breakfast this morning. (her 2nd breakfast, that is) this is when she's most awake & ready to pose. she's already up to 9 lbs! she's gaining about an oz. a day, which is really good. her eyes get bigger each day, too, as you can probably tell from this pics compared to previous ones. if you click on the first pic to enlarge it, you can see how pretty they are. she's now sound asleep on my shoulder- which has quickly become one of my favorite feelings in the world. there is nothing like it. i love being a mom. :-)
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Tuesday, November 06, 2007


Oaklee got to meet her 2nd cousin Raylee in Dallas this past week. Raylee is about 4 1/2 months older than Oaklee and they had almost identical measurements when born. We figured out while we were there that they were both born at 6:39 pm. Anyway, as you can see, Raylee is a bit bigger than Oaklee. Raylee comes from taller stock than we do, so I doubt Oaklee will be as big at 5 months. We really enjoyed getting to see Ray and Lindsey and appreciate them letting us crash at their place. It was just perfect for what we needed with an infant.
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Sunday, November 04, 2007

our lil' razorback

so the brainwashing has begun. not really, of course, but well, ok. my parents trained me from infancy to love wearing red & white and saying those 3 magic words: woo, pig, & sooiee. so oaklee will be no different. i think she enjoyed the game vs. SC last night, at least me and her grandparents did. :-)what an awesome game! it's a really great thing when a team can play up to their potential. such a joy to watch, amen? she looks good in red & white. if only they made more baby clothes those colors and didn't combine them to make EVERYthing pink. anyway, more pics to come. she's doing awesome. if you click on the pic of her and i, you can see how blue her eyes are. we don't know if they'll stay that color, but we hope so. she's a beautiful baby regardless.

Friday, November 02, 2007

First Trip

Sorry we haven't posted any the last few days. We have been in Dallas at a C-WBN conference. We did take Oaklee with us and she has been wonderful. She made it from DeQueen to Dallas without a peep until we pull into the house of my cousins Ray and Lindsey. Oaklee got to meet Raylee, her 2nd cousin, who is about 3.5 months older than Oaklee. And interestingly enough, they were both born at 6:39 pm. Oaklee did great and was quiet during most of the meetings. She got a lot of comments.

I am still in Dallas as Cindy went back to DeQueen with Oaklee and Jessica. I am here along with the other men from HWF for the men's Quarry meeting, which is the C-WBN men's meeting.

Cindy will be back this evening and probably post more Oaklee pictures soon.