Saturday, November 22, 2008

I'm back...

And I promise to be more regular about posting. To make a long story short, I haven't had access to a computer while Daniel has been studying/traveling...but that will be on hold during the holidays.

Anyway...greetings from our family of FOUR. That's #2 is on its way. Our due date is June 13th, which makes me 11 weeks today. I had a sonogram on Thursday and everything looks great. The little one was moving all around and has a great strong heart beat. Abram is going to be such a great big brother (we hope!) and can say "baby" when you bribe him with food. He's so fun these days...running everywhere, talking up a storm, and acting so silly at times.

(Don't be suprised if you receive a similar looking photo with a Christmas card!)
As Thanksgiving approaches...We recognize how thankful we are for our little family and how God continues to graciously bless us in so many ways. Most of all we are thankful that God loves us so much that He was willing to send Jesus and have Him take on our sins' penalty (death)...just to have a relationship with us. Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

It's About Time!

Well...Abram did in fact have a birthday and a party almost a month ago. Sorry I haven't posted in quite some time. Daniel needs the computer to study for the CPA test at night, and if you are a mom, you'll understand why I don't post much during the day.

Anyway, enjoy the pictures! We had Abram's party at a park nearby and enjoyed spending the time with our family and friends.

My mom made his outfit...isn't it cute?!?!?

It got a little crazy during the present opening time. You can see the "helpers" in the back. My expression is a cry for help!

Abram wasn't too interested in anything other than pounding his cupcake.

We love our cousins!

THE cake...made by your's truly.

Sliding with Dad

He loved the park!

And this is what he did the whole time!

Partying is hard work!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Almost One!

When did this sweet baby get so big?!?!

Just to share a few of our latest adventures:
  • I am now officially home full-time with Abram! He is such a fun little guy and I can't wait to enjoy each day with him.
  • Abram is good at mimicking sounds, facial expressions, and even words. He says Dog, Up, Side (outside), Cow, Dada, Uh oh, Stop, Truck...even if he doesn't realize he's saying real words all the time.
  • He LOVES going as fast as he can behind his push toys. We have to jump out of the way to save our ankles on a regular basis.

Abram has two push toys that he can't get enough of. Anytime of day you can find him somewhere in the house speeding/crashing all along the way. He is definitely on the move, though not walking just yet.

It's fuzzy because he's on the run.

Abram has discovered the wonderful world of bubbles! He gets the biggest kick out of watching them float all around him. I truly love the pure excitement and joy he shows over new things.

Nice bed head huh?

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

MIA from the world of blogging

No pictures today...just some updates on our family. Since the last post we've been quite busy.

Daniel has starting a CPA review course and has taken the Audit section of the test. I'm so proud of his hard work and committment to the intense studying. He plans to take all four sections this year, hearing back in December about his scores.

Abram is doing great. He's so fast behind his walking toys these days. He is also saying dog, up, and a lot of other "words." He loves to do things to make you laugh (like clicking his tongue and smacking his lips) and then keep on doing them again and again and again. (He must get that from Daniel.) We can't believe he's about to turn one!

And as some know, I will be staying home full time with Abram starting in September. We feel God leading us in this decision and want to obey. It is not the easiest thing for me, as I really respect my employer and enjoy what I do, but I'm trusting God that my emotions will not lead me but He will.

Anyway, we would love to share more with those who are interested, and look forward to what God has in store for our little family.

And don't worry, I'll post pics soon!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Family Time

Last weekend we made the most of our time together. Abram and I were tired of being stuck inside, but Daniel needed to wash the cars. SO...we joined him. Kind of. We had fun!

Not amused at this point
Aren't they cute?!?! The dog is the one on the leash...if you were wondering.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

The Scarbroughs celebrate July 4th (part 2)

Thanks for loving our family and patiently looking at all of our pictures! The highlights of Abram's first July 4th (other than playing with NeeNee, Grandpa, AJ, and Unc) were his new toys and the pool. In every picture of him in the swing he had a HUGE smile on his face. We had a cookout at AJ and Unc's house on Saturday. Abram was such a good little guy! He even got to try homemade ice cream!

Notice the breeze blowing through his hair! He loved to swing high.

He can stand for a few moments by himself, but he's not walking...yet.

The Scarbroughs celebrate July 4th (part 1)

We enjoyed the week of July 4th in Tupelo with my (Shea's) side of the family. We spent as much time as we could in the pool! As you can see the whole family (including The Beast) had fun.
Swimming lessons for both Abram and Jackson. Yes, our Golden Retriever needs help swimming. We like to think he is....special.

Olympics we come!

Abram loves to "jump" to Mom.

Another highlight of this trip was playing with Unc's new toy. A gorgeous Mustang, appropriately named Sally.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Boy do I have some pictures for you

Abram has done quite a bit of growing up these past two weeks. He's learned how to use his sippy cup, mastered the art of crawling, and can't get enough of pulling up and standing. And big news...his hair is starting to lay down a bit. (Honestly this is a little sad for me, but there are more important things in life than crazy hair.) Anyway, Abram is so fun and keeps Daniel and I laughing all the time. Enjoy the pictures.

"Go! Go! Go!...."

He can sit like this for days. (I love his little feet!)

He's very proud of his new skill.

I put this one in so you can see his teeth. He has five now and one coming through any day now.


Abram always practices his pulling up and standing. Lately he likes this view from his room. You can rest assured that he's tested the endurance of the glass. This kid loves to hit things.

Abram loves to pull out all of his books and throw them on the floor. There are a couple that he actually enjoys "reading." The others he uses as drum sticks on the brick hearth.

And lastly, just thought I would show off some flowers from my yard. This is a big deal if you knew how many of my other plants died!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Big Cedar Vacation

We just spent a week at Big Cedar Lodge in Missouri with Daniel's family. We had a great time and appreciate Nana and Pop making this trip a possibility. We'll probably post other pictures, but for now enjoy these.

We had a photo session with the whole family (hence the white and denim), but snapped this prior to meeting with the professional. Abram was a good sport!

This is our favorite picture from the whole trip. We took a pontoon boat out on Table Rock Lake one day. One chilly, cloudy day. Anyway, the life jacket was hilarious and the views were amazing.

Before coming home we made a quick trip to Sedalia, MO to visit some friends. Abram loved riding the 4-wheeler for the first time!

Monday, May 5, 2008

A trip to Tupelo and a Baby Dedication

Abram and I enjoyed a brief trip to Tupelo to visit my parents and sister. We enjoyed some R&R and some good company. No pictures to document the event, but Abram visited Neenee at her school one afternoon. A couple of Abram's highlights are as follows:

Spending some quality time with Grandpa on the screened porch.

Eating green beans in The Man's Club (a.k.a. Grandpa's workshop). This female was given special permission to enter as I had the youngest and newest member with me.

"Sons are a heritage from the Lord, children a reward from him." Psalm 127:3

On 4/27 we dedicated Abram to the Lord at our church. What an important thing as parents we can do to publicly admit our son is a gift from God and we are entrusted to "train [Abram] in the way he should go." (Prov. 22:6) Both sides of the family were able to join us for this great day.

(Daniel's parents, us...of course... my sis and her hubby, my parents)

Taken after a long morning and before Abram's lunch. (Note the "I'm about to lose it" face on the little guy.)