Monday, April 26, 2010

Friday, April 16, 2010

The Great Smokies...


We are blessed to live in a gorgeous part of the country, and we hope to take full advantage of it while we are here. Today we took a family field trip to the Great Smokey Mountain National Park! It was a beautiful day and we had so much fun exploring...


Getting ready to hit the trail...





Claire really seems to love being outside and looking at all of our Father's beautiful creation...







Claire looks like such a big girl in these pictures!



I am so grateful for our little family. God has truly blessed me with a wonderful husband and a little girl who brings sunshine to our days! I really pray that I won't take any moment for granted. I love our days together, whether they appear to others to be boring or exciting, because every moment is a gift from our heavenly Father.

Here is a picture of the horses that live behind our house...


And the beautiful trees in full bloom in our backyard!


His mercies are new every morning! Great is His faithfulness!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

A Week of Firsts

So, it's a week of firsts at the Shugart household!! First Claire tried solid food, and then today she sat up unsupported! She's growing up so fast!

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Feed Me Seymour

Our baby girl is growing up. On the eve of her five-month birthday, Claire tried solid food for the first time...

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Here is a little more footage of this momentous occasion. For a bonus, you get to hear Spencer's phone conversation with a classmate :)

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What a conundrum. I'll have to let you know how Spencer's syllabus crisis turns out. But all in all, Claire loved the food and didn't want to stop eating. Success!!!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Happy Easter!!!

We had a wonderful Easter weekend. We went to GA to visit my side of the family. What a great time we had! Jared and Bonnie and Jeni all made it home as well, so we were all together for just the second time since Claire was born! Here is Claire with her proud papa...

There was a whole lot of napping going on this weekend...



We went to an Easter egg hunt at Northside on Saturday. Claire had fun seeing all the bigger kids as they looked for Easter eggs.

We were so excited that GranKay got to come see us at the Easter egg hunt! What a special time it was!!


Here is Claire in her "Going to Starbucks" outfit. She is too cool.


Here is our first family Easter picture...



And here are Nan and Papa. How grateful we are for them!!! They are so special. They have taught us how to love the Lord and how to love one another.


Here are all the kids!



The girls...


...and the boys!!!


We are so excited for Jared and Bonnie. Sweet little Justice Elise will be here in August!




Of course, we had to make use of the random wheelchair that was sitting on the front porch!






And finally, here is Claire in her sweet Easter outfit, getting ready to go to church and celebrate our risen Savior!!!!