Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Now who wouldn't be thankful for that cuteness!

We have been without internet in our household for about a week and a half. It was really wierd not to have the internet... that's pitiful I know, but it made me realize just how much we use it. Its crazy to think about life before the internet! I am thankful for the internet so that I can keep in touch with friends and family much more easily!!

Anyways, I thought I'd post a few recent pictures of our family. Our babysitter and friend, Erin, took these for us. Isn't she awesome. She's a great photographer and a wonderful babysitter too! Jonah loves her!! Enjoy the pictures!

I hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful for so much. I am so very thankful for my wonderful hubby and my amazing baby boy. I don't know what I would do without them. They are both such blessings in my life. I am also thankful for my family. Its hard being far away from family, especially this time of year, but it also makes me more thankful for them. I am thankful for my friends! I am thankful for friends that I have known for years and I am thankful for new friends. I love meeting new people and getting to know them. Most importantly, I am thankful for my salvation. Thankful that Jesus died on the cross for my sins so that I can have eternal life. What an amazing gift and huge blessing to know Jesus. I also must mention how thankful I am for our church up here in NYC. It has been a huge blessing to us... the people of our church, The Gallery Church, are not only our friends, but our family. I am so thankful for the obedient hearts that started this church and have continued to lead this church so that families like ours can find a church home in this big, sometimes lonely, and sometimes overwhelming city.

Well, those are just a few of the things I am thankful for. I really could go on and on! I hope that each of you have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving. I hope I get to see each of you soon!!!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

The Today Show

As some of you know, Jonah and I made our way down to the Today Show last Friday to try to get Jonah, the Bumble bee, some TV time. Well, we were successful. That is, if the only measure of success was to be on TV. Here are a couple of reasons this trip could fall into the 'NOT successful' category.
1. There were crowds of people.
2. Jonah got tired, hungry and fussy rather quickly.
3. I had to hold Jonah a long time because he wasn't happy sitting in his stroller waiting for our 5 seconds of fame.
4. My back and arms were killing me from holding Jonah for 2 solid hours.
5. There were crowds of people.
6. We were only on TV for 5 seconds.
Well, it is still up for debate as to wether or not this trip was worth it.... maybe we'll try again next year when Jonah can stand and not have to be held the entire time.

Fortunately, Mark's parents were able to DVR the Today show, so when we go down to Kentucky in December we'll be able to watch it! :) They also paused the DVR and took a picture of the screen while Jonah and I were on it. I look a little happier than Jonah. ha!

Here's Jonah all dressed up in his bumble bee costume in his stroller. This pic is in the train station on the way down to the Today Show. He looks thrilled to be up so early in his costume, doesn't he?

And here we are on the Today Show... our 5 seconds (that's pushing it) of glory. Jonah is half asleep at this point and you can't really see his feet, but one of his socks had come off and his pant leg was all bunched up... I didn't have much time to prepare him once I realized the camera was going to be on us.

Yay for visitors!

I am long overdue for an update on the blog, so here ya go!
The past two weekends we have had out of town guests! Yay for guests!
Two weekends ago we had my dear friend, Courtney, come stay with us. She is a friend of mine from nursing school. I am so thankful to stay in touch with friends from college. I cherish those friendships!
We had a great time during her visit. One thing we did is go up to the Harlem Meer in Central Park for a 'Pumkin Sail'. It was a little bit disappointing to be honest, but we still had fun. We dressed Jonah up in his halloween costume for the event, so of course there are lots of pictures!

Here is the pic of the (disappointing) pumkin sail. We thought that the pumkins would be allowed to freely float on the pond, but that was not the case. We had also carved a pumpkin and toted it all the way up to be entered into the sail to find out that all the spots were filled. Oh well. We had a nice time anyways.

Our bumble bee!

Me and Courtney at the Resevoir in Central Park..... on our walk home from the (disappointing) pumkin sail.

This past weekend, my parents came up from Atlanta. We had a nice time with them as well! We mostly just visited, hung out, and let them get some Jonah time in, since that doesn't occur too often with them down in GA! We did make it to the natural history muesem, which was fun.

I also took full advantage of my Dad's handy-man skills and put him to work in the apartment. Here are a few pictures from their time here.

Our first stop after my parents arrived in NYC was to Home Depot, one of my Dad's favorite stores... we had to get the needed supplies to get some stuff done in the apartment.

Jonah was very curious about the work that 'Papa' was doing. He definitely wanted to help put up the shelves!

Jonah and 'Grammy'

Jonah with his Grandparents (and the giant turtle) at the Natural History Muesem.

Papa pretending to rescue Jonah from the giant turtle.... Jonah is quite oblivious :)

We wore Jonah out.... we fed him a bottle in Central Park on the walk home from the Natural History Muesem.... he fell asleep while Mark was burping him. How precious.