Thursday, January 31, 2008

The post below

I thought this was hilarious. A friend of mine did this on her I checked it out and was happy to inform Jason that I look like Anna ... he he he! Oh if I was only a blonde!

My Celebrity Look Alike

Tuesday, January 29, 2008


I needed to carry down the laundry and thought...why don't I just put her in the basket to help! Cute pic if I do say so myself.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Monday, January 21, 2008

New Pics

Here are a few captured moments from the weekend. We were blessed w/ snow twice last week here in GA. I have to say that it felt a lot like Kansas...and made me miss it oh so much!
Please note in the pics to follow, the fine "do" in the tub, and the fine "off-the-shoulder" look CDH is going for. Must be related to her mom getting sucked into the Miss America realtiy TV show...(sad I know...but true).

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

The end of nursing

So this morning marked an intersting time for me. We did not nurse. We have been down to one nursing period a day, the morning, since mid-december. Not because I was trying to stop but b/c CDH just hasn't been that interested. Yesterday mornig she pushed me away after about two sucks...she is finished.
I just wanted to take a moment and thank the Lord (as tears are streaming now) for the last almost 10 months (this thursday) of nursing. For those of you who have read this blog since the beginning have known the struggle that nursing was in the beginning. For the first month, the pain that I felt, the endless time spent pumping...the lack of milk actually produced, the internal pressure I felt (totally self-imposed) to produce milk b/c formula is so expensive...the bleeding, cracking...but then we went back to the lactation specialists (Praise the Lord for these women) and Caroline and I learned again. I remember that day, my sweet husband coming w/ me for support, and Caroline latching on for the first time correctly, and me looking at her and then the lactation specialist and saying "Oh this is what it is supposed to feel like. This doesn't hurt." Thank you Lord for helping me stick with it. For helping Caroline stick with it. For producing just what she needed. At one point Lord, you even prodcued enough to feed my nephew for a few days. Oh Lord thank you! This has been an amazing experience. I am so blessed to have done this. Even if we never have another child, thank you Lord for putting this experience in my life. I am forever changed, by those hours, that turned into seconds yesterday...Thank you!

Thursday, January 10, 2008


So this morning as I was wiping drool, and cleaning off a high chair I looked up and noticed my wedding china in the cabinet...and I made a I would have my coffee in one of my china cups and saucers. I never use these. What a fun thing to do this morning. I may sound silly...but amidst the drool this seemed like a great idea.
Enjoy your coffee in a new way!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

The new "do"

I thought you all might enjoy a look at Caroline's new "do"! I have been experimenting w/ her hair...this is what I did today!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008


Thank you to those of you who have been praying for my family during this time. You know what...we are fine! It was a great celebration of him this past Saturday. It was so great to hear former students of my gpa's that were recounting lessons he'd taught or announcments he'd made on the intercom. Let's be honest...I can't tell you my middle school principal's name much less something he said over the intercom. What an amazing thing to hear about how my gpa was engaging, passionate, determined, hard working, and an influencer...
Funerals tend to make me a bit reflective on my own mortality. What is my/our family legacy? My grandfather's was one of service ... what will mine be. Am i grounded enough in my Lord to handle difficult seasons, to instill a sense of grace, peace, patience, purity into my children...

I pray that when I die...what will be said is that I loved my Lord, my husband and my children fearlessly. That I attacked life with reckless abandonment. That joy exuded from my mouth and actions.

I guess to take a NPCC principal.."Begin with the end in mind"...if I know what I want my legacy to be...the end...then if i begin with that...perhaps my life with have more purpose and direction.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Circle of Life

My grandfather...who we called PePaw passed away last night @ 8:13pm (central). When my grandmother found out she threw her little frail arms in the air and Praised our Lord! What a beautiful thing to watch a family of believers loose someone! He is restored...his mind is whole again...thank you Jesus.
So that said...we will be flying yet again back to KC in the next day or so for the services. I will be singing at the funeral at my gma's request.
CDH and I just got back from the doc b/c she has been puny for about 10 days...and lo and behold she has a double ear infection. As they told me, I realized how prideful I've been with her health this year. I think inside I've been prideful about no antibiotics yet etc. We are thankful that it has been 9 months of health,and in turn are thankful for doctors who know what is going on.

So if you are reading this, please just pray for the details of travel, cdh's health, and a joyful celebration of a 92 year old man who loved our Lord, and instilled a legacy of service, hard work, love of Lord and church etc...He was a man worth knowing!

1/2/07 7:55pm

I don't say much on this blog but I want to say thanks for all your prayers. Tomorrow will be my 4th trip to Hartsfield-Jackson in the last 4 days to catch a plane. I am so grateful for the job that I have and the people that I work with. It is so huge to know that the people you work with are praying for you and encourage you to take care of your family. It is such a freeing feeling as a man who is trying to figure out how to love in "the worst" times.


Tuesday, January 1, 2008

I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas

Jason, Caroline and I had just that...a white Christmas back in KC. With all the droopy noses, and fevers of the week before on the lingering end we made the flight to KC and began a wonderful week of celebrating our Lord. There were great conversations with family, paper eaten by the two smallest of our brood, chocolate melting in the kitchen window sun, fights over how the new "big girl" car seat actually goes in the car, tears over my bro and sis-in-law loosing their baby (they were 6.5 weeks along), and now as I write this the patriarch of our family...PePaw is getting closer to knowing our Lord in the most intimate of ways we all dream about, heaven. So tonight I am pensive, being so far from my family tonight...Jason is in New Orleans at the Sugar is me, my thoughts, tears, and prayers for my grandfather. We pray things move swiftly in his 92 year old body.

I will post some outstanding pics from the week...they tell all...

"Praise God from whom all blessings flow.
Praise Him all creatures here below.
Praise Him above ye heavenly host.
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
(the Doxology was/is sung at every Unruh family gathering)