Monday, May 21, 2012

House Tour

At the top of the stairs
Walking into the kitchen
The kitchen/dining room
Viewing the kitchen from the great room

View of the great room from the kitchen

 Through great room towards kitchen & dining room

View of great room from dining room entrance

 Dining room from top of stairs
 Front living room, aka baby room

And back where we began!

This is the where we spend the majority of our time. Already, so many memories have been created in these spaces...and we can't wait for the many more memories that have yet to be made!

I have decorating ideas up the wha-zoo, hopefully some day my time available and bank account will catch up to this imagination :)

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Happy 3 month birthday!

Monday we celebrated the 3 month birthday of our sweet baby girl.  Every second of every day of the last 3 months has gone too fast.  We just can't get enough of our Adelyn Grace. Our lives have done a 180 in the most amazing ways.

Here are some ways that Addie has kept us on our toes in her 3rd month:

- First roll-over. This girl does NOT like her tummy time, she was so determined to not have tummy time last weekend that she pushed herself onto her back!  We have yet to see her repeat the roll-over.

- Addie is becoming more sensitive to whats around her and she is vocally participating in her environment in a much louder way.  I used to be able to vacuum under her crib during a nap, now Mia wakes her up with barks at the front door. Hand in hand with that: our sweet, quiet little girl is strengthening her vocal cords to a whole new level!

- Bath-time is still our baby's fav.  The best part?  Being transported naked from the changing table to the tub. We are just starting to see some giggles..90% of them take place in this little window of time.

- Her estimated weight is around 13 lbs and her diaper size is up to 2.

-We've had some more restful nights in the Pearson household. It is no longer unusual for Addie to sleep from 10 PM until 6AM..then go back to bed!  These are intermixed with nights that require 3AM feedings, but we enjoy them when they come along.

- Some dear friends have children and Addie is at an age now that we notices them!  She doesn't always care but she will sit and stare at other "miniatures". 

I've been doing some experimenting with my camera.  For your viewing pleasure:

 Finally, a tummy time with a happy face!
 Love her.
 We've seen a lot of that tongue lately. 
Melt. My. Heart.

And we would hate to leave this little peach out of a post:

Monday, May 7, 2012


This past weekend, Addie and I headed south to spend a girls weekend at the lake. It was really fun to catch up with the girls and relax for a couple of days. I LOVE getting together with these girls; I always leave encouraged, challenged, and ready to live life to the max.

Last night when Addie and I arrived home, I was overwhelmed with a heart of gratitude. Walking into our home (or maybe the better word is "barreling" as I can hardly fit in our stairwell carrying 4 bags and the baby carrier) last night I almost couldn't believe that this is where life is.  Who am I to deserve such a beautiful home, baby, husband, family and friends? 

Over the weekend we did a lot of reminiscing.  There are so many things that we have all done together and I wouldn't trade them for the world..but with complete honesty I can say that I have never been more happy than at this very stage in life.  Even with the sleepless nights, poop blowouts, heavy workload, and endless demand of cleaning and yard work: I wouldn't trade a moment of it for anything.

And during these times that I'm overwhelmed with gratitude, I don't know what to do. How can I possibly express my heart with actions and words?  Nothing would do it justice.

So each morning I will wake and humble myself, I will give thanks to the God of the Heavens, the Creator and Ultimate Giver of it all. I'll be unworthy of all of these blessings in my life. I will strive to be generous. I  will aim to be abundant in love, though at my most it would only be a fraction of that that is shown to me each day. And after it all, I will continue to be overwhelmed with gratitude.  What a beautiful thing.