Sunday, August 28, 2011

Adam's Dedication

A couple of weeks ago, we had Adam's dedication at church. Grandpa has done this for all of his grandchildren so far, and on this occasion did 2 grandkids (Adam and Hannah) at once!
The babes who were dedicated
The verse selected for Adam's dedication: "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To him belongs eternal praise." Psalm 111:10 Basically, this verse is saying that the only way to become truly wise is to fear and revere God. Our prayer is that we will teach Adam to love, fear, and serve God!
This picture was the best (of many taken) of the whole crew of cousins.

Old Pals

I guess now that I'm Thiry *sigh*, I can say things like...this is my "long-time" friend, my "old" pal from my "college days". Whatever. My always-has-been a wonderful friend from the moment I met her, Jane and her daughter Maddie squeezed in a quick visit to us before summer slipped away. It was wonderful to see her as always. She is one of the wisest, strongest, godliest woman I know.

Big Boy Bed

About a month ago, Luke surrendered his crib to his brother (i.e., he learned to climb out of his crib). We were ready to make the transition anyway, so it just sped us along in the process. Luke has always been a wonderful sleeper, so I was kind of concerned about the transition, hoping it wouldn't change his good sleeping habits. Much to my delight, it was smooth sailin'...for the first two weeks anyway. Then it suddenly dawned on him..."hey, I can get up. any.time.I.want!" So, {my first week back at work} we battled it out, night after night and took him back to his bed umteen million times, and I am happy to report that now once we put him in, he stays. He does, however, wake up roughly 2 hours earlier than he did pre-big boy bed. Whatever, I'll take it.
Waking up from his last nap in his crib
Luke's room before the transition...and below is after. Eventually, Chad plans on building bunk beds for the boys to share the room.

first time sleeping in his bed! (P.S. Mike & Jen - thank you for storing that bed for us all that time, now it's getting put to use! :)

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Never A Dull Moment...

Life has been a bit hectic to say the least! In the last 2-ish weeks:
- I turned 30 *groan*
-Adam got his bottom two teeth
-Adam learned to sit independently
-Luke (my always-has-been-a-fantastic-sleeper) decided sleeping is overrated, henceforth, no one sleeps at our house anymore
-I started back to work (how could summer be over already!?)
-Adam got sick for the first time - fever, hives, rash...the works (my first week of work *groan again*)
-Adam's dedication was Sunday at church
-Chad got accepted to Seminary
-oh, and we went swimming at the Salt City Splash and the boys LOVED it! (just wanted to throw something fun and summer-y in there! :)
August has been a whirlwind so far! Fortunately, God did bless us with some rain and some cooler weather, so life has felt more bearable. 90 degrees never felt so good! Pictures to come at some point of some of the above listed activities...but not until I get a handle on this mound of laundry...