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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Drug Stores Rock!

I went out to get a few things at one of my favorite drug stores this morning - Rite Aid. I got everything pictured for $0.63!

It's really not that hard to do. Basically, I used coupons from the Sunday paper and online, used a single rebate check I got last month at Rite Aid from qualifying purchases, and paired it all with their sales...giving me a lot for basically nothing. Plus, I qualified for more money via single check rebate (about $20 worth).

If you live in the South, check out www.southernsavers.com and get started shoppin at drug stores! I promise it's the best natural high you'll get! ;)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Rilynn's Favorite Sleeping Position





Rilynn - 13 weeks in my tummy.














Rilynn - 2 weeks old












Rilynn - 2 1/2 weeks old











Rilynn - 3 weeks old (her 1st walk!)













Rilynn - 4 1/2 weeks








Rilynn - 6 weeks old













Rilynn - 6 1/2 weeks old


Wonder how long she'll enjoy this sleeping position. :)

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Watching Over

I love the ultimate crib sheet in this picture - somebody had it embroidered with a verse. I don't know if you can read what it is but it says "The One who watches over you neither slumbers nor sleeps" - Psalm 121:4

As I stood over Rilynn taking this picture, I was reminded of how she lies in her crib and has no idea that I'm so close. When I let her cry for a few minutes and she begins to flail her legs and arms, I'm right there, standing over her, watching. Yet she's so unaware of my presence.

Sometimes I just have to grin because she's fine - she just doesn't know it. All of her basic needs are met. She's fed, she's warm, she's in a safe place.

How many times am I just like Rilynn? I'm flailing my arms; upset at my circumstances. But my heavenly Father is right there...so close. Yet I'm so unaware - I'm too busy being upset at the present circumstances - even though my basic needs are met.

I gotta wonder if He, too, might grin at my response. "Oh child, I'm right here. Just look up."

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Hapa

So I was watching America's Next Top Model a few weeks ago (yes, that's right, I watch that show and I like it - let's just say it's because of my interest in photography ok?) and Tyra flew the contestants to Hawaii. Before a photo shoot, she said that they were all going to portray a woman of mixed ethnicities - and the Hawaiian term for that was "hapa".


I don't know about you, but I think Rilynn is the prettiest "hapa" I've ever seen! ;)



Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Playmates

Suka still isn't too thrilled with not being the center of attention anymore. But even when Ri accidentally hit her face and played with her tags, Suka stayed put - I think we're making progress! :)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Change

My house is dirty.
My clothes are stained.
My eyes are heavy.
My routine is hard.
My nights are long.

BUT

Her skin is soft.
Her smiles are plenty.
Her coos are adored.
Her eyes so bright.
Her cuddles are sweet.

She makes it all worth it.

My heart is thankful.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Sweet Baby Fingers

Ever since Ri was born, I have thought she's had very long fingers. Maybe I just haven't seen very many baby fingers. But I'd like to think those fingers will come in handy as a pitcher in softball...or maybe a middle blocker in volleyball...or even a center in basketball. Or maybe, just maybe, she'll put them to use on the piano.

Whatever she decides to do with those sweet fingers; whatever talent the good Lord blesses her with, I will be at every game - or recital. :)