Tuesday, November 11, 2008

weekend with Maddie

I couldn't wait to get home from work friday...not long after I did Justin, Tasha and 6 week old Madelynn showed up to spend the WHOLE weekend with us. I had so much fun...spoiling, cuddling and taking care of Maddie.

Maddie and her 1st Teddy Bear. (we made it for her on our vacation at Build-a-bear)

She has her daddy's feet

She is smiling so big!!!!

Precious little girl

Sleepy little girl

Just beautiful

I got a little carried away with the pictures.

I think my favorite moment all weekend was Sunday afternoon I told Tasha she could keep her Pack-n-play in the living room and I would watch her. I was taking my nap on the couch. Well I rocked her for awhile and it hit me that...in just a few months I am going to be holding my own blessing in my arms. And what a responsibility my hubby and I will have to teach, take care of , and love this little one with everything that is in us. I, in all my prego hormones, began to cry, and thank God for this blessing. Also later she woke up so I decided to pull her on the couch with me and we both ended up falling asleep. Jonathan came in and woke us up. Even though she is just my niece...it was so nice to be able to practice a bit.

She loves her "aunt Nella" Except when she has out her camera!!! LOL

My first dolly from Nana and Papaw

Gas prices are our latest excitement!!!!

Alot has happenend in the last few weeks to make me realize just how fragile life is. How we need to take advantage of moments we have to let people know we care. Sadness has filled my heart and tears have flowed down my cheeks as I try to sort out how God's perfect will can be played out in our lives. I know He is God...and his way's are perfect...but it doesn't mean we as humans will always understand. I have learned at those moments to cry out to Jesus and beg Him to stay close to me....for I need to feel his arms around me. And pray that I can use this trial to draw me closer to Him and make me a better Christian. And I pray for healing to come to the other persons involved.


Christmas has come to INDIANAPOLIS


Leah said...

Your niece is a doll! So glad you were able to spend so much time with her. Hope you have a good week. See you on Tuesday :)

LJL said...

What a cutie!

Anonymous said...

papaw says, "Thank you Lord for such a precious gift!" and looking forward with anticipation to another blessing in the future...LOL

Mindy said...

She is adorable!! She's has this perfect, tiny features. So cute! Makes you curious about what your little one will look like, huh? Have a wonderful day!

Jerri Ann said...

I know it's not prenancy homones but you post made me cry. I can't believe the little girl I had in the room at UBC. Is married and having a baby. I love you!

Anonymous said...

Love the black and white plaid dress. Such a doll.

Anonymous said...

Love the black and white plaid dress. Such a doll.

Jonathan and Sommer said...

Hey Janella! Thanks for the great turkey left over Recipe you left on my blog. I whipped it up tonight and is was really yummy. I made it with the lowfat soups and fat free cheese and it still turned out really great. Thanks Again!! Sommer