"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be." - Psalm 139:13-16

Sunday, February 1, 2009

A long time coming Update

I cannot believe we are already in February. We are really sorry that we have not kept up on blogging and keeping people up to date. Work is going to be sending me over seas for 20 days coming up here in the middle of February and then again in April, so I have been over my head in work. On top of that, I have been trying to keep up with school. Having to write a paper a week has kept me more than busy. I pretty much get home from work around 6 or 7, eat, and either write some of my paper or crash on the couch. Heather has been picking up for my slack around the house. The amount of time Heather puts into our family and works on top of that and keeps our house in order on top of that, she really is amazing.
Abby is doing great. She is such an Awesome Baby. Her lip is healing really well and she finally has A tooth. Yes that is an 'A' as in one tooth. We think she might be getting some more because she has been a little cranky lately, but she has also had a little bit of a cold. Besides all of this, she is cruising around the house like she has places to go and people to meet. As you will see in the pictures below, she loves our kitchen chairs. She has also learned how to wave "Hi" and "Bye" (that video is below). Abby's next surgery is also coming up here in March. We are excited for it, but yet again a little nervous. She will again stay the night for at least one night in the hospital. She will be on a liquid diet for two weeks. Our surgeon has told us that it is still ok to use the Haberman bottle for her feedings. This is good because she has not had anything else. She is not big advocate of baby food. In fact, she doesn't really eat it at all. She will eat maybe two bites and then fight the rest of the time. We still try, but we have yet to really get anywhere. Abby will eat a hole box of Cheerios if she had the time.
Colton is also doing really well. He is now a Yellow Belt in Tae Kwon Do. He loves Tae Kwon Do and it has really been good for him. He is such a big kid that it has realy helped with his balance. The last check up we had for him, the doctor said that if he stays on the track he is on, he will be 6' 2" 215 pounds. I have already began to work out again so I can try and hang with him when he is that big. He is so in love with his sister and his sister is so in love with him. Even if she is screaming her lungs out, he can make her smile. That 215 pounds will come in handy when Abigail gets her first boyfriend (at the age of 21)!!!
We have also found a new Church that we are really liking; Foothills Community Church. God has really helped us through so much in this past year and He has really helped us find this new church. The credit really goes to my Mom for visiting Foothills and then recommending it to us. Colton is also really loving it and today he asked me if he could have a Bible. This was great. I love watching him grow into his own relationship with Jesus. This is really all I have time for right now but here are a bunch of pictures to make you all smile:
Getting Bundled For a Cold Day (Like the Christmas Story)

One of Abigail's favorites is to jump in her Jumpy

It makes me tired just watching her jump

She does love french fries

But does not like baby food

And does not mind food coming out of her nose

This is how we found Abby one night when she was suppose to be sleeping. Yeah the crib got lowered that night

Abigail loved Molly's birthday party
Abby and her Cousin, Molly

Abigail's new favorite game Peak-a-Boo. She does it to us now

Abby's favorite place in our house; under the kitchen chairs

She is already a crazy woman behind the wheel
This pictures even shows you how crazy she intends to be

This sweet little girl can't ever be crazy?!?! Just look at her smile

And the cutest thing ever for last. Abigail Saying Hi and Bye to all of her friends. We love you all and thank you all for all of your comments, support, thoughts, help, etc. We really can't express our appreciation enough. A special thanks to Mima for helping out on the days we needed.
I would also like to send out a prayer request for my cousin, Eric, who is being deployed to Iraq. Him and the men and women who do this for our country truly deserve some special praise. I admire them all for what they do. Eric, our thoughts and prayers are with you.


Fowler family said...

So cute. Loved that video of her waving hello/goodbye. Glad to hear from you guys again!

Joy Howse said...

So adorable. She will be in my prayers for her upcoming surgery. Love the video. My little guy is pretty lazy and at 11 months old he only waves every once in a blue moon, but it melts my heart when he does do it.