Sunday, July 13, 2008

Family Vacation

We took a trip to Naples, FL for a family vacation! :) We had a great time.  Here are some pictures of our adorable daughter in her adorable bathing suit.  

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We are on our way to Virginia... Josh left last week and Madi and I head up on Wednesday.  We are very excited and can't wait to begin this new chapter in our lives! 

Madi is growing up soo fast! She is already 7 months old.  I just can't believe how quickly time passes.  

Well, please keep in touch with us... we will now rely more heavily on the blog, facebook, and email to keep up with everyone.  And we'd like to know what all is going on in your lives! 

Sunday, June 22, 2008

New Pictures :)

Well, once again my friends Kellie and Clint have outdone themselves...

I have 127 beautiful pictures of my baby girl and I settled on 40 to upload and show everyone... I think these are my favorite so far. :) I tried to upload some onto the blog, but they were taking forever, so please go look at them using this link... :) you won't be sorry. Madi is growing so fast and its hard to keep up on pictures. These are her 5 month ones... hopefully I'll have some 6 month ones soon.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Well, Madi had her six month shots last week and everything went well! She is 16lb 2 oz and 28 inches long! I can't believe that Madi is 6 months old. She is rolling all over the place... can say Mama and Dada... even though she chooses to say Dada most often. :0) She can turn around in circles on her belly and even though she tries really hard to crawl forward, ends up scooting backwards. Madi can also sit up on her own... which she loves. She is still obsessed with Baby Einstein too. I love those videos! haha. Madison also loves several foods now, except peas... how do i know that? because she spits them on me every time i put some in her mouth... not funny Dad... :)

For those of you who don't know, Josh was called to be the Associate Pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Richmond, VA and we are moving there the first week of July. We are very excited and can't wait to be used by God to do great things in this church. We definitely could use your prayers as we embark on this journey... also, please pray that our house here in Lakeland sells!

Just to keep you updated, her is a link to some pictures of Madison... these aren't professional, but they kinda show what she's been up to lately... :)

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Its been a while...

Ok, so we all now know that I am a terrible blogger... :) It has been almost two months now since I've posted... I am ashamed. :) Well, Madi Grace is getting so big, its mind boggling. She is almost 6 months old now... I can't believe it. She can roll from belly to back and back again... She can say Dada and Mama... she can almost sit up on her own for more than a couple seconds... she can scoot herself a little bit across the floor... she eats rice and oatmeal cereal... loves bananas, sweet potatoes, and applesauce... talks to me all day long with several nonsense syllables... is learning sign language and laughs at me when I sign "more, eat, milk, and all finished"... laughs out loud at anything Luke does... and I am sure lots more that I can't remember. Madi loves to watch baby einstein and, now that we have 8 videos, is happier than a clam. She can't get enough of the puppets and a big grin splits her face when she sees them. I spent some time looking at photos from when she was born, and i can't believe how fast she is growing. Josh and I thought she was big when she was born... being 8lbs and all... but now looking back, she was so tiny! And she really isn't that big now, she is just soo tall! She has a very trim figure, but those legs go for miles. She will be running around the house in no time.

Well, that catches you up on a lot of what Madi has been doing... here are some pics that Elle (aunt lauren) has been taking for me... aren't they great?? Yes, they are two months old, but cut me a little slack... :) To see more go to:

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Madi just had a doctor's appointment this week and everything is wonderful! She weighs 13 lb 3 oz and is now 25 1/4 inches!! She is in the perfect weight category (on the small side) and is tall for her age... she is sooo long! The doctor was a little concerned about a pop (or click we don't know the difference) that he heard in one of Madi's hips, so she had to have an ultrasound done, but everything is great! So no worries... praise the Lord. She is growing and growing faster than I would have imagined! This week she discovered her feet and you will see her playing and laying on her mat in a ball. :) Its very cute, but does make diaper changes a little more complicated... as you would know if you could hear dad's disgruntled mumbles during the early morning diaper changes. :) haha. But she is sooo precious. She even started trying to bring her knees up as if to crawl and lifting her chest off the floor today. SO AWESOME! I just celebrated my 24th (OMG) birthday yesterday and it is also the 1 year anniversary from when we discovered we were pregnant with little Madi. Time sure does fly.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Easter Pictures

Madi is still growing like a weed! She rolls onto her stomach all of the time now!! On purpose!!! :) It was so cute... she can't believe it... and isn't too happy because she doesn't particularly care for tummy time.

I took Madi to get her picture made with the Easter bunny. She loved it! They also took a few pictures of her in a "spring" setting so I posted some of those! :) I can't believe Madi is 3 1/2 months now!!

Also, here are some more Easter pictures with the family. :) It was a very fun day... Madi even helped decorate some eggs... kind of. :) She is getting to be such a big girl... and her eyes are still so blue!!

Check out this link to see even more pictures! ! :)

Saturday, March 8, 2008

2 Month Pictures!

I finally have Madi's two month pictures! They are actually more like "family" pictures, but I just can't believe how fast my little girl is growing up! She is sooo beautiful... I know I'm biased, but I just love her so much!! I am posting a couple on here, but click on this link ( to see the rest, its worth it!

Madi is still continually learning more and more. She is now reaching for toys that dangle in front of her and batting them back and forth... she is also rolling to both sides now! Somehow, I still can't figure out exactly how, she is scooting around the floor. :) I can put her down on her blankie and a few minutes later she is off of it facing another direction! Madi is growing to like tummy time more and more... she tolerates it for longer periods of time now. :) Well, I'll try to keep you posted on more developments... hopefully I haven't forgotten anything!

Friday, February 29, 2008

Getting Bigger...

Madison is growing up so quickly!! She can almost hold her head up all by herself. She just wobbles occasionally. :) Last week her hands discovered each other and she can't stop playing with them... and trying to fit one hand into her mouth! Madison also has been playing wither her tongue. She sticks it out and tries to taste everything! When she isn't doing that, you will find her blowing bubbles. :0)

This week Madi finally figured out how to intentionally roll onto her side! She has been doing it occasionally for a few weeks, but it was by accident. Now, she deliberately rolls onto her side (just her right) and then rolls back over, and back again. :)

What a big girl!! Hopefully I will have some new pictures soon!!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Growing Up...

Well, Madison is growing up sooo quickly! She is now 2 months old. Last week, we moved her into her own room. So, Madi is sleeping in her crib now! Apparently, she loves it. She sleeps about 7 - 8 hours now... I guess Josh's snoring kept her up... haha. :0) Madi has also discovered her hands and feet now... so she has been eating her fingers and kicking us for the past couple of weeks! She is also continuing to talk more and more. She says a lot of vowels now and sometimes I am almost sure she says a word... yesterday I know I heard her say "hug." :)

We had more pictures taken of her yesterday by our good friend Kellie... I know they are going to be great. I'll post some when I get them! If you'd like to see more of Madi's 5 week pics you can go here... Well, that's all for now!

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Madi's Doctor Appointment

Well, we took Madison to the doctor yesterday and she got her first shots! It was so terrible watching her cry as they gave them to her, but she only cried for a couple of seconds and was fine. In fact, she went right to sleep. She did so well. She has been sleeping it off ever since. And she is sooo very happy when she is awake, you'd never know the "trauma" she went through. :0) Madi is growing so quickly too! She weighs 10 lb 14 oz now and is 23 inches long! The doctor says she is the perfect weight and is perfectly healthy! She is doing great.

Madison has been chatting it up more often too! Now, when I look at her and smile, she smiles back at me. Then she starts telling me about her day in her adorable baby talk. :) Madi even manages to occasionally roll on her side. When we play on her play mat, she sometimes gets so excited she winds up on her side. I don't even think she knows how it happens! She is growing so quickly... I just can't believe it. Being parents is the greatest blessing of our lives. It is amazing to be a family!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Great New Pics!!

Hey Everyone!

My friend Kellie came over and took some new pictures of Madison and I just can't wait to share them with everyone. Madi looks so adorable! These are just a few, there are many more to come! Kellie does such a great with her photography business.

Madi is growing like a weed. :) She is 6 weeks old today! You can see in her pictures that she is holding her head up so well now. She needs help sometimes but before too long she'll be able to do it all by herself. Josh and I are having a blast watching her learn new things. This week she has been cooing and smiling so often. She loves to talk to Josh during middle of the night diaper changes.

I hope you enjoy the pictures!!!

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Saturday, January 12, 2008

Welcome to our new blog!

So I decided to go ahead and make one of these so that way I could keep everyone up to date with the new things in our life! I will try and post lots of pictures and keep you informed with how Madison is growing and changing!

Madison is now a month old now! I can't believe how fast she is growing. She has gotten so big. You can tell that Madi will be tall when she gets older. She is so long! Madi has been learning so many new things... she has been smiling (not quite in response to anyone or anything yet, but hey thats not important :) ), she has been holding her head up for very long periods of time, and she has even turned herself on her side! Madi is also getting pretty good at using her legs! She pushes herself off of surfaces with her feet. :) We go back to the doctor in a couple weeks so I will have to let you know about her weight and everything then. She is eating like a champion so I am sure she is putting on weight like she should!

We also went on our first family dinner this week! I am so glad that we are past the four week mark so Madi and I can take a few trips out of the house! We are still taking it easy though to make sure she doesn't pick up any colds or sickness. Madi also had her first bottle this week! We are feeding her one bottle right before bed. It seems to help her get a better night's sleep. She doesn't mind Daddy feeding her once and a while! :) And he loves it too!