This November has been fun! I have taken so many pictures but could only post these. :) Lillie turned 8 months old and is beginning to crawl and it is fun to watch! She is discovering so much more, sitting up all by herself, talking a lot more (baby talk) and growing fast! We started off this month by going to the pumpkin patch and got lots of great pictures. Next was our sweet Ryder's 1st birthday where Lillie had her first hay ride. It was a lot of fun! Then we got a sneak preview of the Houston Zoo lights and it was great! Next in line was our cousin, Alexis' 9th Birthday party and we also had a good time there. Up last was good, ol' Thanksgiving! Steven had to work, which was sad, so Lillie and I headed to my family's house for some food, football & fun. It was a good day!
Next up is my most favorite time of the year...CHRISTMAS!!! We are in the process of decorating and I am so excited!! But before I skip ahead, I will end by sharing with you what God has really been nailing into my heart this season:
"Gaze at Jesus, glance at your problems and then choose joy. For thankfulness takes the sting out of adversity and when you give Him thanks, He gives you some joy. So practice thankfulness consistently and negative thought patterns will gradually grow weaker and weaker. Praise the Lord for who He is and don't neglect the process of giving thanks, which will enlighten your mind, rather than darken it. Offer up a sacrifice of praise and see the blessings then all around you!"
Happy belated Thanksgiving and welcome to Christmas Time!!! :)
"Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Thursday, November 1, 2012
I admit that I am not a huge fan of Halloween; However, I decided to allow Lillie to enjoy as much as it as a 7 month old baby possibly can. So we started out our Halloween by carving a pumpkin together as a family the night before. I of course toasted some yummy pumpkin seeds. Then yesterday, our Parks' friends came over to babysit and play with Lillie. After her nap we put her in her skeleton bones pj's (didn't really dress her up)and headed to my parents for a bit for their annual Halloween party. Her cousins looked cute and Lillie enjoyed most of her time there with her buddy, Papa. Then we quickly headed home to pass out candy to our heavily populated kid neighborhood. We had lots of visitors, got rid of all of our candy, and Lillie loved answering the door with her daddy. We even had great friends come over and hang out with us! It was a pretty good day! Happy Fall, Ya'll!! :)