Monday, June 29, 2009

Too Much Fun!

We have been having so much fun these past few weeks that I have not had time to update the blog! I have to be better because now I have a TON of pictures to choose from! How do I pick? Since I last updated the blog we have gone to our first Drive game, celebrated Father's Day, took another lake trip, and oh yea, they ate, pooped, and slept!!! :) They really are changing SO much! We are having more and more fun during their awake times. They make the sweetest noises and they love to smile at us. Jonathan and I are daily reminded of God's wonderful love as we look into our sweet babies eyes and see the true blessings that they are! Enjoy the pictures!!

Luke trying out the Bumbo seat. Sorry about the pink one buddy! He slowly slumped down :) He is not quite ready for it.

Madison loved it! She looks like such a big girl in it! Her little head is so strong!

Madison hanging out with daddy at the lake house. She gets prettier every day! She is daddy's little girl for sure!

Cool guy, Luke! I may be resting on a flower boppy but I am still one cool baby!

Madison's first bow! She does not have enough hair on top so we put it on the side! It didn't last one minute. I am ready for some bows!

Madison sleeping in her Papa's (Vaughn) hands. This is Papa's great-granddaughter!

What a great cousin! Austin gave Luke a bottle and they talked all about what he is going to teach him to do one day!

Father's Day! We made our first trip to church! The babies and I gave Jonathan an awesome grill and they had some good bonding time with dad!

Luke loved hanging out on the deck while we grilled some hamburgers. His sweet Aunt Angie ate him up!
I caught a sweet little smile! He was dreaming about his first Clemson game! He can't wait!

Madison gave us a sweet smile too! She was dreaming about how she is going to tattle on her brother :)

We took the babies to their first Greenville Drive game! They wore their I Love Daddy t-shirts to celebrate Father's Day weekend!

We went to the game with our sweet friends Bert, Hannah, and James. They are two great dads!

This his how Luke rolls! Papa Jackie gave Luke an adorable outfit that had this white shirt. Jonathan had to pop the collar!

This past week Jana came and took the babies newborn pictures. If you have not seen them yet, make sure you go to and check them out! They are amazing!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

"I Thought I Loved You Then"

Brad Paisley has a song out called "Then." It is a great song about how love grows as time goes by. Today Jonathan and I have been married for 3 years!

The chorus says...
And now you're my whole life
now you're my whole world
I just can't believe the way I feel about you, girl
Like a river meets the sea,
stronger than it's ever been
We've come so far since that day
And I thought I loved you then

That is so true! Here is a picture of us in high school when we first started dating. I was so in love with this fun, amazing, good looking guy! This was 13 years ago! As many of you know we dated in high school and the first part of college, then broke up for a while and finally got back together after college. Even though we have only been married for 3 years we have known and been apart of each others lives for a long time!! And, I thought I loved him then...

Last night we were able to go out for our anniversary. We had dinner at Soby's and ice cream at Marble Slab!! Yum! It was so fun to sit and enjoy dinner! Life has been wonderful with Luke and Madison and we were able to praise God for our new family and what He has in store for us in the future. It is amazing to look at Jonathan now and think about how much I love him now. Seeing him as a father is the most wonderful thing and greater than I could have ever imagined. He never ceases to amaze me! Jonathan is my best friend, my patient husband, our hands on daddy, and God's perfect match for me!! I feel so blessed and can't wait to look back in 50 more years and say "I thought I loved him then."

Happy Anniversary, Jonathan!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

6 Weeks Old

2 more weeks have flown by since we updated you last. They babies are growing like crazy! I want time to freeze so I can hold them forever! I love this stage! I know I will love every stage! New this week...usually you get the gas 'smiles' and even though you know they are just gas it still melts your heart. Well, this week Luke has been wide awake and he will look up at me as I am talking to him and then this big smile comes across his face! It is truly a glimpse of God's goodness. I need to capture with the camera but we have not been too lucky yet.

Here are some pictures from these past 2 weeks. Madison is so beautiful and she gets prettier every day! Luke just seems to grow by the minute. He is so handsome and fun!

Jonathan and I at Chad's birthday party

My sister, Jennifer, talking to Luke

Gabby holding Madison

Happy Birthday Chad! Thanks for having us over!

My grandmother, Meme, holding Madison. I love Madison's hands. She loves to hold on!

We took the babies downtown last weekend. It was a beautiful day! We had a lot of fun walking around. That is one good looking dad!

Luke and Madison enjoyed the fresh air.

A trip downtown is not complete without lunch at The Hot Dog King! Yum!

We took the babies on their first boat ride! Here we are enjoying the sunset on the lake.

Madison relaxing on her first boat ride

Luke asleep in the pontoon

Enjoying the sun setting with Madison

Luke taking his first bottle. Even though it was still milk from mom it was hard to watch.
Silly, I know!

Jonathan feeding Madison her first bottle. They did great!