Monday, May 24, 2010


If you've ever been around Macy, you know that she "talks" all the time. I love listening to her coo and babble; I even enjoy those high-pitched shrieks that she is famous for. But the last few days, she has said only one thing over and over: Da-da! While we are probably assuming a lot to think that she actually knows what she is saying, she does seem to say it more when she sees Josh. It's pretty obvious she is already a Daddy's girl and he is definitely okay with that! It's precious to see how excited she gets when he comes home from work.

Yesterday, Josh was on one of his Sports Reach trips. 4 or 5 times a year, Josh and his other team members visit a prison and play softball with the inmates. He was very tired last night when he got home and both of his girls were happy to see him! (I was pretty happy to see him too!)

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Feels Like Home

Well, we are all moved in and so thankful! It has been a crazy few days, but so worth all the work. We could not be happier to be in our new home.

Here we are leaving our old house for the last time. Yes, my eyes are red. Yes, I had been crying. And, YES, Josh and I look exhausted! It had been a long two days of manual labor (more for Josh since Macy required a lot of my attention!)

Macy reading the instructions to Daddy at the new house

Getting ready to go "night night" - 1st night

One quick picture before we fall asleep!

Playing in my new room the next morning

There you are!

Thank you for sharing in our excitement during this fun time!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Moving Day

After a few delays with our closing date, we are finally closing tomorrow and get to move into our new house! We are so excited!

Our current house has been special to us for many reasons and it will be hard to leave for the last time (not to be overly dramatic, but it will!) Josh owned this house when we met and he had put A LOT of hard work into it. I was blessed to reap the benefits of his hard work when we married in June of 2006. And obviously one of the sweetest memories is decorating Macy's nursery together and bringing her home from the hospital. I truly do LOVE this house. I've taken pictures of every room so I can remember every detail years from now.

The house we are leaving...

(Notice Lexi's little head poking out in this one!)

Our new place

Friday, May 14, 2010

6 months old and no longer the baby!

Yesterday, Macy turned 6 months old and celebrated by welcoming her newest cousin, Gavin, into the family! We got to the hospital at 2:30 and sweet Gavin arrived at 5:45.

Macy took her afternoon nap at the hospital

Meeting Gavin

I have been wanting to get this on video for a while. This is Mallory making Macy laugh. All she has to do is walk towards her and Macy loses it!

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Macy, at 6 months old you are:

  • 12 lbs 14 oz (4th%) and 24 1/4 in. (7th%)
  • still eating 5 times a day, but about to drop a feeding and start fruits and veggies
  • sleeping from 9:00 - 7:00
  • on the same nap schedule: morning and afternoon
  • wearing 3-6 month clothes
  • in size 2 diapers
  • rolling all over the place
  • sitting unsupported for a few seconds
  • starting to like a paci again
  • getting clingy to mommy and daddy
  • loving your jumper
  • talking all the time

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Joined the Team

I've joined the team! The team of motherhood, that is!
What a blessing it is to be Macy's mommy and celebrate our first Mother's Day together. At times it is still surreal to me that she's here and she's mine. Being a mommy is all I've ever wanted to do!

Sunday was especially special because we participated in the Parent Commitment Service at our church. Standing in front of our church family, we promised to raise Macy in a home that loves Jesus and teaches her His truth. What an amazing calling! What an amazing privilege!
Here's Macy and Daddy before the service....

Macy and Mommy - yes, we match:-)

We asked Macy if she was ready to go on stage and she raised her hand

Family pic

In the meantime, we are still eating our cereal and LOVE IT! The child kicks her legs and waves her arms when she sees that little bowl and spoon coming towards her. She goes to the doctor on Friday for her 6 months, so we will probably begin fruits and veggies after that.

One last pic:-)
Daddy typically does bathtime around our house and when I get my little girl back, this is what she looks like!

Daddy loves giving her a mohawk! The nurses gave her one in the hospital after her first bath and Josh loved it! We can tell her hair is getting longer because her mohawk is getting higher!

We are so thankful for this precious gift! If you've ever seen Josh and I out and about we are typically fighting about who get's to hold her! We just can't get enough!!

I hope your Mother's Day was blessed!

Sunday, May 2, 2010


I know some of my blog entries (well all of them) center around our sweet Macy girl, but tonight I wanted to take a minute to say how proud I am of my amazing husband.

This morning as I was listening to him teach our Sunday School class I became overwhelmed, almost to the point of tears, at how blessed I am to be married to this wonderful man. The Lord has truly given him so many gifts, teaching being a big one. He is so sensitive to the movement of the Holy Spirit in his life and constantly challenges me and sharpens me in my own relationship with the Lord. The Lord has blessed me abundantly with many things. But I am most grateful for the presence of Josh Gentry in my life.

Two truly are better than one!