World View

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

Monday, April 28, 2008

keepin' 'em comin'

I'm not going to apologize for the fact that this is like our 4th or 5th post straight that is completely centered around Oaklee. You guys don't mind, right? At least, I know the grandparents don't mind. :-) But I took these pics today in a new outfit & I couldn't resist posting them. The hat alone makes me want to eat her up. She is such a happy little girl. Oh, and by the way, she has begun to SLEEP THROUGH THE NIGHT!!!!!! HALLELUJAH!!!! Thank you to all of our friends who contributed their sound counsel on the matter. We're putting her down at 8p every night, and she's sleeping until 6 or 7am, waking up usually just once, but has learned to cry herself back to sleep. I'm thrilled! Anyhoo, enjoy the cuteness down below.




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Thursday, April 24, 2008

the princess

This is an outfit that a friend from church here made for Oaklee before she was born. Actually, she made 5 different ones, tutu's and all! So today I dug them out and decided it was time for Oaklee's debut as a princess. Here she is, in all her glamour! I thought the last picture was a good 'prissy' look. She played the part well. (But I really don't think she's going to be prissy, she'll just pretend that she is. Maybe.) Thought these were too precious not to post.


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Friday, April 18, 2008

defying gravity

Here is Oaklee's new favorite activity with Dad. She has a BALL! Who wouldn't? She just giggles with glee every time she gets tossed. We need to get her a cape so she'll look more like Superwoman. (or my personal fave, She-Ra...but did she fly? I can't remember)


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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Hap Birth Oak!

Happy 6 months (ie- half birthday, hence the title) to our precious daughter! Here's a pic from when she was first born to a current one. I am seriously blown away at how babies & kids develop. I think one of my greatest joys as a mom is to see her change & grow & become a little lady! It is truly an act of God. If anyone wants to make her a cake for this occasion, we will gladly eat it! :-)

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Friday, April 11, 2008

Learning to Eat





Oaklee has recently started to take rice cereal from the spoon. As you can see, she hasn't quite mastered the technique yet. She wants to hold the bowl and spoon, which makes it hard because her hands are always reaching for them. Cindy and I are really enjoying this stage in her life. She is rolling around and is very hard to hold because she wants to be holding whatever is in front of her. She is trying to get up on her knees when she is on her belly, so crawling is probably not too far down the road.
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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Like father, like daughter

For those of you know who Jason well, you know that he is an AVID newspaper reader. I mean, A-V-I-D. He could be classified as a newspaper-oholic. I've never known anyone who enjoys reading the paper more than my husband. I, personally, am not a fan b/c I don't like the feel of the paper on my hands, the pages are too big & awkward to hold, and there's just so much to read about that I get overwhelmed and never know where to start. BUT, our 6-month old daughter, on the other hand, is a girl after her daddy's heart. I walked in our computer room last weekend, and this is what I find on the floor. She had somehow rolled herself over to the paper, and even more miraculously opened up the front page, all by herself! So I promise that I did NOT pose her in these pictures. This was all her own doing. Her daddy was beside himself with joy & pride. She is doing so many funny things now. :-) We'll keep you posted on future Oaklee 'funnies'.

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Monday, April 07, 2008

Tiptoe through the tulips

Last Saturday, we went with Jason's parents and my mom to Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs, where every spring they have THOUSANDS of tulips that are in bloom. I think Jason was more excited to go than I was! He loves getting pics of all the waterfalls & flowers. Despite the massive rains we got last week, there were still at least half of the tulips that survived. So here are some pics to show how beautiful they are. Even though these were planted by 'man', I think the flowers still give God glory by just being a flower. Everything in creation was made by Him and for Him. I love thinking about that.

We set Oaklee in the infamous Bumbo in the middle of some tulips, and all she saw was something to grab. She tore several to shreds, but looked like the rain did it, if you ask me. :-)

Didn't Jason get some good shots? We are thinking of entering some of these in an art contest near DQ next month.

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Sunday, April 06, 2008

Happy Birthday Sister

Hip Hip Hop horray we jump for joy because today is Lindsey's birthday!



We love you Lindsey. I am so thankful to have you as a sister. Thanks for all the fun you are and all the help you have been over the years. We look forward to seeing how God continues to shape your life into the person he created you to be. You are such a great mother and wife to Parker and Patrick and sister and friend to the rest of us. We are looking forward to seeing you in 2 weeks, and giving you your gift then (sorry to make you wait)

I hope you have a happy birthday and eat lots of cake.
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Friday, April 04, 2008

pics just for kicks

For those of you who immediately "X" out of our blog when you find that there are no new Oaklee pics, here are some recent ones to tide you over. The last pic is with her honorary great-aunt Peggie in St. Louis. She is one of my favorite people in the whole world. Once you meet her, she will become your honorary "aunt", too! I met her in the spring of 2001 at Ute Trail Ranch in Lake City, CO, when I first began my journey out there. She was our head cook, and her food was GOOOOOOD! Blueberry pie, homemade french bread, enchilada casserole, choclate chip your mouth watering like mine? She probably won't see this post, but I just wanted to share about her anyway. She and Oaklee had a ball!



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Tuesday, April 01, 2008

What I almost missed out on


So Cindy and I went to St. Louis this past weekend to see her friend Sarah Kitchen marry Phil Pierce. They had an lovely wedding and awesome reception at the Piper Palm House in Tower Grove Park. We stayed with Todd and Leah and Eli Warren. Thanks to the suggestion Aunt Peggy and Uncle Bill, we had one of the best hamburgers I have ever eaten at Michael's Bar and Grill in Maplewood.

So when I looked at the date a few months ago, I thought to myself, "this sure is close to opening day". Seeing as I have never been to an opening day game, I quickly looked things up on the world wide web and discovered that the Cards were playing the Rockies AT Busch Stadium the Monday after the wedding. Tickets were sold out and the fact that we are still living on a Dave Ramsey budget I figured there would be other chances. We couldn't get tickets anyway.

We get to Todd and Leah's house on Friday after a long car ride to St. Louis (6 hours and Oaklee didn't cry once!) and guess what Todd has? Those tickets above. You can't buy those things. Those are just box seat tickets, but "luxury suite" tickets. They are behind home plate. They have as much food and drink as you can So what did I do? Did I cancel clinic and stay? As much as I wanted to, I didn't because I would have to cancel 2 days worth of clinic and I didn't want to do that to my patients. Also would have had to miss our church Fellowship with our family at HWF and we didn't want to miss it either.

All is good. Opening day was cancelled. As much as I hated missing opening day, I would have really been upset if I had cancelled my clinic only to stay up there and miss opening day. I do want to put my order in for next year, Todd. And maybe a road trip this summer or fall?
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