Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Happy First Birthday Adaela!

Happy Birthday my darling little girl. I can't believe how quickly this year has gone by. It has been the best and fastest year of my life.

You were born at 9:39 am on Sunday morning, April 27th. The Dr. said you would be here with the next push and the song "Shelter from the Storm" by Bob Dylan started playing. Both Daddy and I began to cry. We knew this was the moment, the moment we had always be been waiting for.

If I have learned anything this past year it would be that I have needed you just has much as you have needed me. I will always be your Shelter from the Storm, thank you for being mine.

I love you. Happy Birthday Adaela Elizabeth,


"Twas in another lifetime, one of toil and blood
When blackness was a virtue and the road was full of mud
I came in from the wilderness, a creature void of form.
"Come in," she said,
"I'll give you shelter from the storm."

And if I pass this way again, you can rest assured
I'll always do my best for her, on that I give my word
In a world of steel-eyed death, and men who are fighting to be warm.
"Come in," she said,
"I'll give you shelter from the storm."

A year ago today.

Here I was a year ago today in early labor.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Heart Ball Week insanity....

Hey Adaela, what do you think about Momma's crazy Heart Ball week?? Agreed.

Sunday, April 19, 2009


Easter time is here. Adaela's first Easter on the "outside." I love Easter. My Grandmother, always says "We are Easter people. We are people of Hope." I like this. She is right we are Easter people, and sometimes, that is all that we have. Thankfully, it is enough for me.

I gave up all sweets for Lent. I have done this for a couple of years now and usually it almost destroys me. I am a sugar girl. I love ice cream, snow cones, candy, chocolate, cupcakes, icees, etc. But, I was surprised this year it wasn't has devastating as usual.

I think after having Adaela and learning to sacrifice for her over and over again, when it was time to let go of sugar and sacrifice for Lent, some how, it was easier.

That is a wonderful gift of motherhood. The opportunity and even desire to sacrifice. To look past myself and my wants and needs for the good of another. I can not believe Adaela will be a year old a week from tomorrow. (Ps. tomorrow 4-20 is Andy's birthday, he doesn't like people to know, but I can't stop myself :) he will be 30!!).
Time has flown with this little pixie.

I will be done nursing and pumping at work soon. Now, that has been a sacrifice, I don't want to see that pump for a while.

Anyway, Easter was a wonderful day full of sugar and friends. My Heart Ball is this coming weekend, so it will be a busy, busy work week.

Here is a little Adaela cuteness to get us through the week....

Friday, April 17, 2009

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Swim Baby

Miss Adaela LOVES to SWIM!!! Come visit us in Florida and she will take you for a swim :)

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


Man, I love this Smoochie!!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Party Time!

We went to an "America's Top Model" birthday party. It was a blast,
Grandma & Grandpa Amick babysat. We will miss them tomorrow when they
are home in Indiana. I'm wearing hot pink tights in this picture,
sadly, they didn't make it in the shot.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Smoosh face baby

Adaela was really sleepy!