Monday, August 31, 2009

Dedication and new stages

Andrew was dedicated at our church this Sunday. It was a really special day for us because Mike and I got to stand up and commit to raise Andrew in a Christian home. We committed to show Andrew how to love by loving each other; "love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek it's own, is not provoked, does not take into account wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices in truth; bear all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. " (1 Corinthians 13:4-7). If you want to watch the service it should be posted on Tuesday at

We went to a banquet on Saturday where we were given these gifts for Andrew when he gets older.

Our friends the Dodds were dedicating their little girl who is just one month younger than Andrew.

Daddy and Andrew sleeping after church, how sweet!

Andrew has gotten so good at lifting his head!

Andrew trying to roll over, he still get caught by his arm.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Life with Andrew

Life with Andrew is so fun! He has been responding to us and smiling and is just a JOY to be with! Life with a baby at home has been an adjustment, but it has been really nice to not have to pack up our lives twice a week. I have enjoyed being able to cook and go grocery shopping again, picking up my role as a keeper of the home and mommy. Andrew has adjusted well and has been taking wonderful naps and is now sleeping from 10:30pm to 7-8 am...a miracle!

Daddy multi tasking texting and playing with Andrew

Andrew use to just look at his little toys above his mat and pump his arm and legs. Now He grabs the toys and pulls down the bar, puts his legs on the bar and then tries to flip himself over. He still has not rolled over, but he sure does have fun trying.

Doesn't he look like a character in a Dr. Seuss movie?!?!

Andrew loves to smile!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Hot Hot Hot Family Visit

We got to visit family while in Oregon and we brought the heat with us! We first introduced Andrew to his grandpa Tiland in Corvallis, OR and then we headed to Beaverton. Grandpa Lane got to hold him for the first time and then uncles Danny and Tommy and great aunt Cindy. It was SO hot and no one had air conditioning so we spent the better part of our visit trying to stay cool. Andrew did not like the heat and had a harder time sleeping. He constantly had fans on him, was laying around in his diapers and took baths to stay cool. We had a get together at grandma Brenda's for more family to dote on Andrew. Later on in the week we went to Hood River to spend time with more family.

Although it was so great to spend time with everyone, we are all ready to go home and learn how to do normal life. We get home this coming Thursday so please pray for safe travels as we trek from Washington to Texas.

Grandpa Tiland with Andrew

Grandpa Lane with Andrew

Uncle Danny with Andrew

Grandma Brenda with Andrew

"Prince" Andrew trying to keep cool with all the fans

Second cousin Katherine

Great Grandma Packard

Kelly, Angela's friend since 1st grade and her new little boy

Andrew is a great excuse to take a nap!

Great grandpa Phillippi

Great grandpa Lane

Aunt Jenny

Cousin Eden playing in the water, she was SO fun to be with!

Grandma and grandpa Lane with their two grandchildren

Camp in North California and the Golden Gate Bridge

I'm sorry I am late in posting these pics, life got busier the closer we got to Oregon and family. These pictures are of our camp in Northern California and of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Michael, staff director Josh Fairbaugh and faculty member Dell Cook.