Archive for ‘Sophie’

July 23, 2013

Vulnerable

I have feelings.

All kinds of different feelings that go through my mind and heart everyday, just like you. My feelings for today have been how much I wish I could spend more time with my wife and daughter. Wishing that I could call in a sick day and spend it with them-all day long! Not that I wanted to go anywhere special or do much of anything except just BE there and listen and smile and laugh and enjoy moments. I feel like life is going too fast at times. I feel like my daughter’s 1 year birthday last weekend came so fast in this past year.

I feel like time is going fast and slow at times. I don’t feel like I’m not spending the time with my family of doing what I love to do, just that irregardless I feel like time is slipping away. I know time is one of the most precious gifts we get daily and don’t take advantage of. My motto: Carpe Diem holds true this day. Seize the day. What would I do? Where would I go? My only thought that lingers is being with my family. Seeing their pretty happy faces. My girls. I love them so.

What do you feel?

July 3, 2013

Sophie 1 Year

I can’t believe it, but my little precious Angel is turning 1-year-old on July 19. We are looking forward to the day and celebrating it with her. Boy how time flies. Everyone has said it and I know it is true, but still it remains that time goes quick and I can barely believe it has been a year already…

All of the immediate family will be spending it with us for the big day and we will have a small party for her on that Saturday with a bunch of close friends. This will also be her first time eating sweet –anything and we are excited to see how that turns out!

Heather and I have enjoyed every moment spending it with our daughter and look forward to so many more wonderful memories that we will continue to build as she grows older.

Thank you God for this huge blessing of our beautiful daughter that you gave us to be a steward of.

June 4, 2013

My time with my daughter

I got home last night from working out. Heather had some friends over and I had rushed to get home before Sophie’s bed time. I had wanted to be sure that I had some time to kiss her before she went to bed. Well thankfully she wasn’t asleep yet. As I walked up the stairs Heather was standing there. I clapped and smiled at Sophie and she smiled at me. Heather put her down and I walked over to Sophie as she crawled towards me. I picked her up and kissed her beautiful self, like I always do. Momma had just got done giving her a nice bath and she smelled fresh and clean. I let momma kiss her and told her I was putting her down. So Heather kissed her and so did the friends say good night.

I then took Sophie and sat in the rocking chair that we have had since she was born and gave her the bottle to drink and sat with her until she finished it. Well, she finished most of it, but then she put her two hands over her mouth like she does when she’s had enough. So, I tried a couple more times, but she was done. I then gave her the pacifier and layed her on my shoulder to burp her and so she could begin to fall asleep.

After about ten minutes, she seemed to be asleep, so I then layed her in her crib, but she didn’t do the usual fall asleep, instead she sat up and began to cry. I immediately picked her up and put her back on my shoulder and rocked her and walked around the room a bit. I then realized how special this time is with her and that I will never get this back. My beautiful daughter on my shoulders, holding her daddy while her head is resting on my shoulder and her body wrapped around me. So special. It came to me how fast she is growing up=already 10+ months old and crawling all over the place and her personality ever-growing day to day.

I really wanted to write this to remember this moment in time of how special it is, how special this moment of holding my daughter with so much love bursting out of me for her. I prayed many blessings upon her for all the days of her life, knowing God will honor those prayers and hear those prayers and I know that she will grow up a strong young, Christian woman one day and I’ll be very proud!

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December 31, 2012

2012 Vacation in Florida

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We ventured to sunny Key Largo, Florida. What a beautiful place in the world it is. We were there for 7 days and the 80 degree weather everyday was welcomed. One day, we traveled a hour and a half South to Key West and enjoyed the day trip there. While there we took a picture at the southern most point in the continental US. There was a small line there, but it went quick and the people there were quite friendly. We saw Earnest Hemingways home there and ate lunch at a beach front restaurant. Afterwards, I took Sophie and dipped her feet into the cold Atlantic Ocean. She was smiling and enjoyed the water. 

We swam in the rental house pool practically everyday and there was a nice jacuzzi as well to warm you up in the cool night. I even got a pretty nice tan while there. 

Sophie went swimming in the pool for the first time in her whole 5 months of life. She really enjoyed that too. It was a good time in all and a welcomed break from the daily grind that life can be at times. 

We spent the trip with Heathers family there and we all enjoyed each others company. We cooked on the BBQ many times and I enjoy cooking and handled that myself. 

Theater Under the Sea was the theme park we went to and saw a Dolphin show, a Parrot show and a Sea Lion show. This park was the 2nd oldest park in the US. We were really up close to all the marine life and I think it rivaled Sea World for what it had to offer. Very fun trip that was. 

Grant and I went on a Jet-Ski adventure in the Atlantic for an hour each. That was fun but exhausting. An hour straight on a Jet-Ski can get tiresome quickly. It was fun nonetheless. 

Our flight home was quick and nice and Sophie is an excellent traveler with little crying or complaint thankfully. We arrived to 45 degree weather here in Houston and weren’t upset by it all.    

 

October 23, 2012

Earrings

My beautiful Sophie just had her 3 month bday. I know it’s silly with the age thing but hey, I’m a first time dad with a girl. So, to celebrate, we got her ears pierced. That is the latest on my precious little girl.

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September 11, 2012

1 Year Anniversary

No words can explain how fulfilled and happy I am in my life right now.  It’s taken quite a few years for me to get here, but I have finally made it.  This is the high point of my life in the classic adage of ‘Peaks and Valleys’ as they say.

My Wife Heather and I celebrated 1 year yesterday and I can’t help but think how fortunate I am to have found her in a time of my life that I was really in a not so good place.  She has been the best woman ever and in so many ways. I can’t help but continue to sing her praises day after day.  My heart is overjoyed!!

She has now given me a beautiful daughter Sophie, that has made me a home body and I love every minute of it. That time I spend with this beautiful child of God and her has completed me truly.  No where else on God’s green earth except with them is where I want to be.

When scripture says a Godly woman, he was definitely talking about Heather in the annals of time. 

When you think on life and how many years you have lived, know that for me and in my experience, it keeps getting better and I look forward to the future with MUCH HOPE!

So thanks be to God for this wonderful life that I am enjoying with my lovely wife Heather that makes my heart smile and overflow with joy!

August 27, 2012

Sophie

I wanted to share a pic of my beautiful daughter for y’all. Amazing love!!!! I keep telling people why they didn’t tell me how much joy it is to have a child. If I would have know I woulda had more sooner! 🙂

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July 22, 2012

Sophie Isabelle

Heather my beautiful wife and I had our first child together last thursday. She was born at 7:12pm on 7/19/12. She was 19.5″, 7.89 lbs.

No words can explain how much I love this child and how grateful I am to have been so blessed to have a life that includes such a loving wife and a daughter, a child I never thought I would have or experience being a father.

Praise Jesus is all I can say really right now. Most of my future blogs will be focused around this love child that’s for sure.

God is TOO good!