Tuesday, November 27, 2012


We enjoyed our first Thanksgiving with our little man.  He isn't quite able to enjoy the yummy food yet, that will come next year, but he is such a joy to celebrate with the family. Our blessing this year.

And celebrate we did.  It was a wonderful time visiting with all of our family.  We started the Sunday before with a visit to Columbia where both my mom and dad's family live.  It was the first trip with Mason.  He enjoyed meeting everyone, especially all of his cousins! On Thanksgiving day, we went to my parents' home where Mason joined us at the table for a delicious feast. Then on Friday we headed to visit Hubby's family for the weekend.  Lots of love was shared during this week, especially introducing Mason to family and friends.  Such blessings that we experienced!

Thank you Father for such a special time. Thank you for all of the joys in our lives.  We appreciate the time with our families, a time to catch up and enjoy one another. Thank you for all the love that is in our lives. Thank you for all we have been given! 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Friday night entertainment

Just another evening on the farm...

I never thought that I would see this come down my driveway, but then I have always lived in a subdivision.

I must say I'm intrigued with watching the combine work and on Friday night, we had not only one, but two combines in our fields.  It was time to harvest the soybeans, or rather what was left of them.

I think Mason is going to enjoy this entertainment when he gets bigger.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Crib Time

About a week ago, Mason made the big move from his pack n' play in our bedroom to his crib.  I think this move was harder on me than him.  He has had no problems whatsoever sleeping in his room.  It probably helps that he's sleeping on an actual mattress and that his bed no longer moves easily. 

Our Mason is one active boy, that's for sure.  Even in his sleep. He manages to move all around his crib...not really rolling over though.  I never know how I'm going to find him in the morning.  It just amazes me how much he moves around while he's asleep... 

This seems to be his favorite sleeping position.

You're already keeping me on my toes, Mason. 

Sunday, November 4, 2012

3 Months

Mason has been a part of our lives for 3 months now.  He brings such joy into our lives each and every day. 

Mason, we just look at you and continue to thank God for you.  You are our little blessing.  You have started "talking" to us even more now.  We love to watch your little lips as they try to form noises.  You have so much to say and we are always ready to stop and listen.  

Your smiles and giggles are addictive.  I just love to see your entire face light up whenever you see me or your Daddy.   Your bright blue eyes are so big and really focus on us and your surroundings, you even watch us as we move around the room. 

You are great at holding your head up now.  This helps you to keep an eye on  your surroundings.  You are such a curious little boy. You have even started trying to sit up on your own. 

  You love to kick your legs. On the changing table, your play mat, our bed, your crib, your carseat.  Doesn't matter where you are, your legs are on the move.  Sometimes you even get your arms moving too.  I can only imagine when you get bigger, how active you will be.

You are a thumb sucker.  At night you would sometimes take a pacifier, but now, you want nothing to do with a paci.  Only your thumb and you have no problem finding it for yourself.  There's nothing sweeter than watching you soothe yourself as you fall asleep.   


Oh Mason, we hope you hold on to your inquisitive nature.  Embrace the world and learn from it.  Always take the time to be aware of your surroundings. To really appreciate all of it.  To learn from it.

Our sweet boy, how we love you.  To the moon and back. Always remember that.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Back to the world of adults

I want to thank everyone who thought of me today and kept me in their prayers.  That meant so much to me as I faced this day. 

Today I joined the working world once again.  After 12 weeks of living and breathing motherhood around the clock, it was time for me to get up, make myself presentable and learn how to carry on adult conversations.  I've had an emotional week just preparing for today when Mason would attend daycare. It's been hard.  I cried. I worried. I prayed. Quite a bit actually.  It hurt my heart to have someone else care for him, to see all his sweet smiles and to have someone else hear his conversations.  For me to miss out on these moments.  Especially the fact that he has been struggling to even take a bottle.  How could he possibly be away from me?  

But, you know what, it all worked out.  He took a bottle...2 actually.  Ms. Phyllis worked her magic and my boy was able to take his bottles.  Talk about a relief.  Once I called and checked on him during the day (no Mason crying in the background...whew), my heart was finally able to settle down.  He was fine...stomach full and chattering to his caretakers.  

And the real question is how did I do, since we know Mason is a "go with the flow" kinda guy?  I made it and enjoyed my productive day.  I had my cry and I talked with God on the way into work while listening to K-love. I arrived at work and jumped right back into the flow of it.  Even getting the hang of talking with adults again. :) I felt more at ease once I had my progess report of Mason. The day went quickly for me.  It also helps that I am now working part-time and have flexible hours.  Thank God for a wonderful boss and place of employment!

Another positive note...my guys sent me flowers to help me get through the day.  How blessed am I to have such thoughtful guys in my life??