Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Snapshots of Life These Days

One of Claire's favorite activities these days is that of "changing" her babies' diapers. She will get all the necessary supplies (this is great practice for helping when Averi Kate gets here!) and then "check" her babies, usually follow this with an "eeewwwwwww!", and proceed with the "diaper change." Here is "Mommy Claire" in action.

And here is the finished product.

We love going out to Berry College to run, bike, or just explore. Here are some "just exploring pictures."

(Rocks still make the top 10 favorite things list for Claire. It took us about 20 minutes to make it down this short, rocky path.)

Claire loves to run. I guess she's been "running" all her life; when I was pregnant with her, I ran all the way up to the week that I had her, and she's been in the jogging stroller with us ever since. Now she calls her tennis shoes, "running shoes," and she will be walking along and then say, "I run", nod her head once, and then take off.

We saw all kinds of animals on our outing: ducks, geese, deer, dogs...Here we are looking for the horses...

And finally, here are some pictures that I took yesterday as we made our first ever gingerbread cookies!

Sunday, December 4, 2011


On Thanksgiving Day, we celebrated at home in our new little apartment as Spencer had to work the next day. We had an eggless, dairy-free feast :) Claire was able to enjoy all the traditional dishes along with us - turkey, dressing, beans, and sweet potato casserole, along with an apple cobbler for dessert, with no eggs or milk involved!

After work on Friday, we were able to head down and spend the weekend with my folks. What a fun time we had with Popple and Nan, Uncle Bo (aka Justice's daddy), Aunt Bonnie, Justice, and Gigi (Aunt Jeni!)

I am beyond thankful for all of our family, and especially for the family that God is building in our home daily. My heart can't even hold the gratitude that I have for the Lord's blessings...namely the Coach, Little, and the second Little!

And speaking of the second Little, here is Averi Kate at 26 weeks! Only 3 short months until D-Day!

Claire and her beloved Gigi...

And of course, the traditional "Gigi holding both girls" picture. I told Jeni that we would keep taking this picture until the girls are at least 12.

Love this precious family!

What a blessed girl I am to be part of this group...our ever-expanding family!