Sunday, January 30, 2011

Psalm 28:6

"Blessed be the Lord, because he hath heard the voice of my supplications" 

Many people have asked me what I felt that morning I looked down and saw a "positive" pregnancy test. My initial emotion was "Lord, there is no way it was that easy". I felt so small in comparison with the miracle the Lord had worked in my life. Craig & I had geared up for a very long infertility journey - we are just so humbled that our journey was a short 10 months. Looking back on those months, I am grateful for what we went thru and the lessons we learned - both personally and together in our marriage. Our journey is of course not over - it has just begun! I am 8 weeks along in my pregnancy so we still covet your prayers for a healthy pregnancy. Praise God from whom ALL blessings flow!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Snow in Mississippi

We woke up to a winter wonderland down here in Oxford yesterday morning - 8 inches of snow! Craig was out of school yesterday and again today. He was beside himself excited to play in the snow! I love that my husband can still find his inner child :)

Sunday, January 9, 2011

It's The Holiday Season

Craig & I spent a week in Memphis for Christmas with our families. Our parents live about 15 house down from each other - which is so fun, but crazy at times :) But a fun crazy! Craig & I are very blessed with families who love spending time together and have lots of great traditions. There is never a dull or quiet moment during holidays :) I wanted to share with you a few pictures from our week of Christmas!

Craig's Family:

Craig & Emma - our niece 

Emma & Jack - our niece & nephew  

Craig's mom - playing Christmas hangman!

Craig & I with our cousin Angela

Mimi & Jim with her daughter & son-in-law, her son, and her niece & nephew 

Mimi with all her grandkids and great grandkids

The Daniel Family - Jerry, Diane, Will, Elaine, Emma & Jack (Savell), Craig & I

Missy's Family:

 Our annual Christmas gathering with the Oates/Orth Family

Sharon & Richard Oates with their grandson, Mom & Garry with their grandson

Telling everyone the rules for Dirty Santa (my brother called me a "Cici in Training")

Mom was excited about her was Isaiah!

My brothers, Matthew & Nathan with our grandparents

Craig & I with my grandparents

Mom was so happy to have all her kids in the same house! Our family just keeps growing!
Garry & Cindy Shriver
Matthew, Starr & Isaiah Ludlow
Craig & Missy Daniel
Joel & Emily Larsgaard (newlyweds!)
Nathan Ludlow
Ben Shriver

Craig & I, my sister Emily & her husband Joel - with our cousins Jamie & Elizabeth 

My sweet Mamaw

Craig and our cousin Jamie

Matching sweaters! Craig, Garry (my dad) & Isaiah (our nephew)