Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Facing the Giants

On this past Friday, we had family night. We try to do this every other Friday. Then on the other Friday's we get a sitter so we can go without the kids! So this past Friday night we went to dinner and then rented a movie. The movie was called "Facing the Giants". It is a really cool movie made by a church actually in Georgia. We've heard alot about it and it was really good. It was a football movie about a Christian school team that goes on to win the state championship. They had to overcome many obstacles to win and they all began to rely on God for strength etc.... So that night we put Ellie to bed, but could not find her "paci".... we looked for awhile and still could not find it. So we decided it was a good time to break her of it.... We were nervous of course because she has always slept with it since she was a baby.... As she fussed for awhile I began to think back to the movie and how those students had to rely on God for many things. I began to pray that Ellie would calm down and be able to fall asleep without the pacifier. She did fall asleep about 30 minutes later. We were so proud of her. It's funny that we were so proud of her for not sleeping with a paci. I cannot imagine as she gets older how proud we will be of our girls when they accomplish things! I can see them now running around the track! HA!
Anyways, she has done great since then and is now "paci-free"! Anna has never wanted one and I am glad so I don't have to keep up with it etc.....! We are doing well this week. The weather has been beautiful. Today we went to North Hills and met Mike for lunch. It was a great day to be out. I had the joy of feeding Anna in the REI dressing room as Ellie is trying to escape the dressing room. It's always interesting with two kids under 18 months. I'm sure I'll never forget these days.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

New Blog!

Well, I decided that I need a new project in my life. Mike is very technological and I've never been able to figure out how to do our website. I've seen many blogs and love keeping up with friends through them. So I thought this would be a good way for our family and friends to see our sweet girls and what's going on in our lives! I hope to do it somewhat frequently, but with two children to keep up with my internet time seems to be limited to when they are both asleep at the same time which is not to often except for at night!
We are loving being back in Raleigh. It feels like home since we spent three great years here during seminary. We are slowly getting to know people at church, but everyone has been great! Mike loves the guys he works with which is so nice. You can check out our church at www.takeajourney.org!
Ellie is now almost 19 months old and is so fun. She is enjoying being a big sister and is slowly learning about being "gentle" with sissy. The first week or so was pretty rough, but she's now just doing her own thing. Anna is now 3 weeks old. Wow! I can't imagine our lives without her. She is so sweet and cuddly. We are looking forward to getting regular sleep sometime soon! I think Anna looks like Ellie did as a baby. They have about the same hair color and their size is similar. Who knows though maybe Anna will outgrow her big sister! Ellie is still very tiny.....18 lbs. She's yet to make the growth chart. She's so cute though as she walks around. She holds her own though atleast that's what they say when she's in the nursery. Well, I hope to have more posts up soon and I'll try and take some pics of what we're up to these days in baby world!