We had our first baby shower for little Lincoln. We are still debating on the name either Chadley Lincoln or Lincoln Cade. ( For those of you who think we are weirdos Chadley is Chad's real name.) The shower was so precious. Karla, Vianey, Alyson, and Irma did such a great job. The theme was so cute. Obviously, it was all football theme in an effort to honor the Linc's daddy. Vianey's sister made me a little homecoming mum to wear. It was so cute. Karla even made a cute scoreboard that went along with the theme as well. We got some great gifts and were so blessed by everyone's kindness!
This is me with my neice, Juliet, at the baby shower. She has the most beautiful hair and is such a joy to be around.
Fun goodies that Karla and Vianey made.
The sweetest hostesses who were so generous to throw such a great shower for us.
Saturday, December 5, 2009
A part of me sometimes feels like I can't enjoy this pregnancy too much because there is always a chance that something will go wrong. I have been suprised by my lack of trust in the Lord in this area. I feel like I worry constantly and wonder if I will be the one who this that or the other will happen to. This morning I read a blog on http.blog.mom4life.com about how she lost her little baby Sawyer at 37 weeks. I accidentally ran into the blog as I was looking at a babybook she was recommending. It broke my heart to read her story. It is a mother's worst nightmare come true. However, as I read thru her posts it was amazing to see how the Lord carried her thru it all. She did a great job documenting her grief and expressing how the Lord is faithful in any and all circumstances. I forget that so often. I know He loves me deeply, but I always wonder what He is going to allow to happen in my life to sift me. I spend way too much time thinking... will this be what He allows??
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Hmmm. I have been hesitant to write a blog post because I have always prided myself in being a good writer. However, these days it seems I have lost my ability to express myself with any sort of entertainment value. So... maybe my young child along the way will help to stir my creative juices.
We finally bought the little guy some baby furniture. It will still be a while before it comes in and Chad will need to assemble it, but I will be sure to post some pics once we get it all set up. We are still debating on what name he should be given. I say that, but Chad is pretty adamant about naming him Lincoln and calling him "Link" for short. I am not sure how much I like that name, but I have been told several times that unless I can come up with something better that Chad agrees with I better get used to Link. I hope he likes whatever name we give him and most of all I hope his name fits him. When I was in junior high I used to call this girl Rachel all of the time and her name was Sarah or something like that, but she just looked like a Rachel so I just couldn't get it right. Hopefully, we don't name him Lincoln and he really looks like a Pedro.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Well, this picture right here is maybe the last picture that you see Chad smile in. His favorite co-worker and dearest friend Tyrone has moved to another school. For the first time in 6 years they will no longer be working together. Tyrone has been such a good friend to Chad. He called, text, or banged on his door almost every morning to make sure he was on time to work. The football field will not be the same without the two of them on the sideline or in the press box together. I need to start praying now that Chad doesn't get in a fight... for it was Tyrone who has talked him out of several of them. I found a pic of the two of them at our wedding. It will be very sad around the Butler household for a few days.