Wait for it…

Living a simple sweet life, and learning to wait on the Lord

Lovely Life April 27, 2010

Filed under: Avery,Jack,Learning — Michelle @ 9:01 pm

Hi friends!!!  I’m back!  What in the world have I been doing for the 4+ months since my last post about Bert the Christmas tree, you might ask????  Well… I have been living life.  Taking time to fully recover from the difficult pregnancy and delivery that brought our sweet little girl into the world.  Learning to be a Mommy of 2.  Reading to Jack (and teaching Jack to read!)  Treasuring each new discovery Avery makes.  Gardening.  Reading the gospel of John and loving what I’m learning about my Savior.  Realizing over and over how good God was to give me Ryan.  Starting to be a friend again, and making some new friends.  Life has been sweet and beautiful lately.  Sometimes I find myself closing my eyes tight and wanting so badly to hold on to these precious moments, because I know they will pass so quickly.  But then I open them again… and I love what I see.  And I pray that I will live each precious moment with purpose…for Jesus.   Here are a few glimpses into my little world lately…


adorable giraffe (from Anthropologie!!) courtesy of Avery’s Aunt Melissa






And just because I couldn’t decide…here are a few more of Avery  🙂










Avery’s New Hat December 2, 2009

Filed under: Avery — Michelle @ 11:33 pm

This post is dedicated to my Aunt Ellen, who got Avery this ADORABLE hat!    I especially love the fact that the flower is the size of Avery’s face.  🙂  We love you, Auntie!!!   Thank you so much for adding to our small but growing collection of girly embellishments.





My sweet Aunt Vera held Avery during the photo shoot


Comfort and fashion…together at last.


My 2 Month Old November 22, 2009

Filed under: Avery — Michelle @ 1:04 am

Here are a few of my favorite Avery pics from the past few weeks…she’s 2 months old as of Tuesday!  At her doctor appointment, we found out she weighs 7 lbs, 13 oz, so she’s gained exactly 2 pounds since she was born.  Since she had a hard time gaining weight in the beginning, that was very encouraging for this mommy!  There’s finally some “chub” on her cheeks.  🙂  She’s only in the 5th percentile, and the size of many “just born newborns” (my friend Cristy had a baby boy this week who weighed 8 lbs, 14 oz!) but we’re not complaining. 

Previously mentioned chubby cheeks


She loves to raise her left hand and wave…or praise the Lord…either one.


Such a sweet face


She also loves to watch her bouncy seat “friends”


First smiles!!




Our friend Dave took these at Jack’s birthday party




Oh how I love this girl.


Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice… November 3, 2009

Filed under: Avery — Michelle @ 10:12 pm

Today I made my first girly splurge purchase for Avery…and I’m sure it won’t be my last!  There’s a little secondhand kids store near our house, and they have a whole wall of flowers and bows that you can mix and match with stretchy headbands…too much fun!  I think the girl behind the counter got a kick out of how excited I was about the whole concept.  Avery is excited too…she can hardly contain herself, as you can see.  In other news, I think she might have really smiled at me this morning.  🙂