Monday, May 9, 2011

Mother's Day

Our Family of Three!

I had a wonderful weekend with my family!  We were all sick around here last week so it was nice to finally be feeling better.  Ellie is still getting breathing treatments to help with her upper respiratory infection, but I think she's on the mend! 

Sunday Barry got up with Ellie and gave her a bottle at 7:00 when she woke up.  I got up shortly after that so we could all get ready for church and be on time!  What is it about a baby that takes twice as long to get ready?  He went to get breakfast for us...donuts and pigs in a blanket.  Yum!  Barry also gave me the sweetest Mother's Day card from him and Ellie.  It made me cry!  They gave me a gift card so I could do some shopping. 

Our church always has a beautiful Mother's Day program and this year was no exception.  It was very touching.  What made our service even better is that one of our dear friends was baptized!!  We are so proud of his decision and thank God that he is in our lives.

After church we went to lunch, then came home.  Ellie went down for her nap and I made peanut butter no bake cookies for small group.  Our small group is finally meeting again after taking some time off since December to work with the youth group. We see our friends often, but it's not the same as meeting in our group.  We love these people! 

Small group was fantastic as always!  Ellie was perfect.  She was held by many and then rolled around on the floor.  She is so close to rolling over from her back to stomach.  She just needs to move her arm out from under her and she'll have it.  Of course that could take a while. 

The evening ended with us coming home and doing our bedtime routine with Ellie.  I silently thanked God for this amazing baby girl that we had waited so long for.  She was worth the wait....oh was she ever!  I can't imagine a more perfect fit to our life! 

After she was in bed we watched Brothers and Sisters.  I had DVR'd it.  Does anyone else watch this show?  I love it!  It's one of my favorites.  I cried...of course.  I cry at almost anything.  ha! 

It was just a normal day for us with some wonderful and even unexpected events thrown in.  It might not sound so exciting to many of you, but it was perfect for me.  I'm finally a mommy and believe me I don't take that lightly or forget how blessed I am. 

I continue to pray that my friends who are waiting will be mommies very soon!

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jeffrey said...

sounds like a perfectly awesome day! I still remember our first mother's/father's day - incredible feeling! The little girl is really really cute. Glad you two are loving parenting so much.

sienna said...

happy belated mother's day! sounds like you guys had a great day. ellie is getting sooo big and is just quite the adorable one :o) xoxo.

Anne said...

She is so sweet Jennifer!! I am glad that you had such a great day, you deserve it. Btw, I also watch Brothers and Sisters, I LOVE that show! Haven't watched last night's epi yet though. :)

Dark_angel_3000 said...

jen u did a wonderful job happy mothers day hope u had a wonderful one

Faith said...

What a beautiful family, and a beautiful day for you! Yes, LOVE Brothers and Sisters! I haven't watched last night's yet though - it's on my DVR, lol!

Ashley said...

She is so beautiful! Glad you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

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Jamie said...

Happy Mother's Day!

kkasun said...

You both look great, Happy Mother's Day!

Andrea said...

so happy you had a great mother's day! Ellie is absolutely adorable and so pretty. We had a wonderful first mothers day too!

As for Brother's and Sisters, I love it...its my favorite. I'm so behind and have DVR'd it as well :) Maybe one day I'll get caught up, but right now its all about Lleyton.

Have a fab week!

Anonymous said...

Yeah for a fantastic Mothers Day - you deserve it and she is so stinkin cute!!!! Such great pictures.

Sam said...

So glad you had a beautiful Mother's Day! I'm thrilled for you guys! xo

Stacey said...

Sounds like a happy day full of blessings, and I'm so glad you got to have a Mother's Day like that! Love the pics... brought tears to my eyes. Such a beautiful family!

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