Monday, December 21, 2009

O Christmas Tree!!!

I could have done without a Christmas tree this year! Unpacking boxes and getting settled was just priority to me. But G insisted we get one and I know JPW really loves them this year so I agreed to get one. We met G's mom in Bham on Sunday to get JPW and welcome him to the new house. On our way home we stopped and got us a Christmas tree. JPW was so excited! He ran up to the man that ran the Christmas tree lot and gave him a hug!
We straped the tree on top of my car and headed home! JPW loved decorating the tree! He was really good and didn't even put them all in the same place. Of course he loved the glass balls the best. Ha! He only broke one so I thought that was pretty good! He could have broke them all and it wouldn't have mattered to me, just seeing his excitement was so worth it! I didn't do a whole lot of decorating everywhere else in the house. We'll be home on Christmas so I didn't see the need to overdo the decorations when Christmas was just a week away. Below are a few pics from the Christmas tree pick-up and Christmas past. I love taking a picture of G and JPW every year. He's just grown so much! Merry Christmas!

Dec. 2007

Dec. 2008
Dec. 2009

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Going Away Party

I'm still alive! Just had my hands full moving, getting settled and trying to get all the Christmas shopping done! I'm going to have to back track a little to catch up.
Before we moved we had some wonderful friends give us a going away party. We had such a great time spending time with all of our amazing friends! So much fun, I didn't remember to take pictures until half the people left :-( We sure do miss each of you so much! The Lord has blessed us with the most incredible friends ever in Montgomery! Thank you so much for being a part of our lives! This isn't a "good-bye" it's a "see you soon!" because you know we'll be back very often! Thank you to all of the hosts who helped with the party! We had a blast!
“Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.”

Friday, December 4, 2009

What It Feels Like to be Led

Dear Lord,
We're 6 days away from the big move! Wow, I'm feeling excited, scared, nervous, and peaceful all at one time. You know I tried really hard to resist your calling to a new city. Every reason to stay in Montgomery included a selfish desire. Why now in the middle of my pregnancy, What happens if I have another NICU baby, How will I find a new doctor(yes, i'm still struggling with this one :) ), How will I make new friends, How will I ever find a church as good as Heritage, Why are you wanting us to move when I'm comfortable? Instead I should have said wherever you lead me Lord I will go. When I surrendered my life to ministry I knew I was surrendering every goal, plan, and desire I had in life to you. Oh how it was still a tough decision to make this leap of faith. Forgive me for my selfish desires. I've prayed you would provide a way for me to do Footprints full time and thank you Lord for providing it!

So Lord, I don't know what things will look like in this new town. I may not have as many friends, it may take awhile to find a church, I may even have another NICU baby in a town where I know no one. But I know one person that will be at my side and that is you. Lord, I want nothing more than for you to receive glory through my life. I'm excited about the things you have in store for us! Thank you for this amazing opportunity to move to a new city! Take my life, lead me Lord!

What It Feels Like by FFH
This may not have be the road I would have choose for me
but it still feels right somehow
I have never felt you as close to me as I do right now
This is what it feels like to be led.

I came across this verse below the week G was offered his promotion, I know this was the Lord knocking me in the head reminding me that it's not always about me and my desires. I love when he puts scripture in the perfect place exactly when I need it.

"I don’t just do what is best for me; I do what is best for others so that many may be saved." 1 Cor. 10:33

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

"Thank You Jesus"

Here's the big kicker with our move to our new town-leaving the most amazing doctor ever! I had placenta previa again which was super rare. Due to the previa Dr. P told me I would HAVE to find a doctor in our new town when we move in case of an emergency. I really, seriously would commute 3 hours to see Dr. P! I know I'm maybe a little psycho over my doctor but he's more than just a doctor. He brought my miracle JPW into this world. He followed us on our NICU journey with JPW(even personally calling us to check on JPW). He is a HUGE supporter of Footprints. And most importantly he is an incredible man of God who prays with me! If anyone is going to cut me open and deliver my children they better know Jesus!

So today was my last visit with Dr. P(sniff, sniff)! JPW went with me because he has a cold and had a dr appt today too. I knew today would be hard and I'm still not convinced that it will be my last visit with Dr. P. Anyways a few incredible things happened today. The placenta has moved. So no more previa! Of course when I found that out my first question to Dr. P was does that mean I can deliver in Montgomery? He said I could but if I was his wife he would recommend me finding a doctor up there in case something happens. Ugh what a decision! We're still sorting through it. I may try a doctor up there and see what I think. I just don't know if anyone can compare.

Here's where I lost it today...Dr P said let's pray(as he does every visit). I told JPW to put his prayer hands together. I didn't ask JPW to pray or say anything. As soon as we all bowed our heads. JPW started praying "Thank you Jesus for this doctor, thank you Jesus for this doctor, thank you Jesus for this doctor" Yes I was blubbering crying at this point. Then Dr. P prayed for us. After the prayer I think Dr. P was about as moved as I was by JPW. He said "I feel really special he prayed for me not once but 3 times" So not only do I think Dr. P is pretty special apparently JPW does too! He even mentioned him again during prayers tonight before I put him to bed. Sigh....this is so hard! Please pray for me as I try to figure out which doctor to use. And if you need a doctor here call Dr. P! He is an absolute God-send! From the words of my precious son "Thank You Jesus for Dr. P!"

JPW and Dr. P!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Baby Furniture!!!

With our big move, things for Baby Wilson have been moving quite slow. We've had so many decisions to make with this move but I'll save all that for another post. We've finally accomplished something for our little man! We bought furniture! Yay! Below is a picture-I'm super excited about it! We got an expresso finish. This new friend helped me find a store in our new town to order from so I did everything by looking online and sending G to the store up there to order it. I realized the other day if I didn't hurry and get things ordered it wouldn't be here in time! Baby W doesn't have a name or bedding but at least he's got some furniture now! One thing accomplised, two more to go!

Friday, October 2, 2009


Saturday we took JPW to his first Auburn football game! We had a super busy Saturday starting with pictures that morning, followed by Tanner's 1st birthday and then the big game. JPW was so excited about the "Futbol game". We lucked up with tickets in the scholarship seats and a parking pass thanks to the Brendle family. It was a good thing because it rained during the game. Also the parking pass was much needed as "tons of fun" here can't walk to far without getting winded. ha! Another bonus to scholarship seats is FREE food and drinks. Basically it was preggo heaven! Although JPW definitely took advantage of the free food. JPW ate a hotdog, nachos, popcorn, cookie, bag of chips, rice crispie treat and lots of water and tea.

You can see in the pictures below his amazement when he first saw the football field. He was just so excited. The Eagle flew from the endzone closest to us and JPW was so happy to see that "bird" as he called it. I think during the game he spent more time looking for the "bird" than watching the game. And he loved watching the band and shaking his shaker(also hitting the man in front of us several times). We stayed until half-time because it was a night game and we had to JPW home. We had such a blast! Another fun-filled family day! I can't think of a better way to spend a Satuday than with my family!

He was napping when we first got to the game!

Daddy and JPW in their jerseys!
Ready to go in the game!
Just precious!
Right before this picture JPW said "No pictures Mommy!" ha! Got one anyways!
Holding Mommy's hand
1st time seeing the football field.
Finding our seats
Eating his hotdog and shakin his shaker!

Waiting on kickoff
Kickoff! That's a K look-eyes big and mouth opened. ha!
We told JPW to look for the "bird" so we could get a pic!
Daddy is so funny!
On the way home! War Eagle!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Happy 3rd Birthday JPW!!!

Our baby turned 3 years old on Tuesday! Oh my goodness I can't believe he's already three! We had such a wonderful day. We had cake at JPW's school and then took him to play golf with his new golf clubs he got for his birthday. He had a blast playing golf with Daddy! And I had a blast watching! It was such a gorgeous day yesterday to be outside. Watching JPW playing golf may me realize what a big boy he's becoming!(Tears) After golf we headed out to get dinner at Texas Roadhouse. JPW didn't know what to think when they started singing to him. He loved watching the waiters and waitresses line dance. We couldn't convince him to dance with them though. Ha!

I thought for JPWs birthday I would reflect on the things JPW has taught me.

What JPW has taught his Mommy
  • You have taught me about Christ's love for us
  • You have taught me how to become a servant in the NICU
  • You have taught me that the love for a child is like no other
  • You have taught me that if that house is in shambles it's ok you won't remember how much cleaning Mommy did rather how much playing Mommy did
  • You have taught me to be selfless, I would do anything for you and Daddy
  • You have taught me to laugh at the simpliest things
  • You have taught me all the silly songs I forgot I sang when I was a child
  • You have taught me that I will never have another best buddie like you
  • You have taught me that family is the most important thing after our relationship with Christ
  • You have taught me how to love and cherish every moment with you

JPW I love you more and more each day! I hope you had the greatest birthday ever!

Coming up next the birthday party :-)

Don't ask for Mickey Mouse cake from the Cookie Company b/c it's copyrighted and this is what you'll get! Ha! That's supposed to be Mickey's Ears

He just woke up from his nap. Excuse the bed head!

Loving his cookie cake!

Trying to get the boys to take a pic together!
Mrs. Tammy and JPW! We love her!

On the golf cart ready to play!

Teeing up!

Love this pic of my boys!


Driving the cart with Daddy

Family Pic at Texas Roadhouse

JPW and Aunt Robyn. He loved the Yo Gabba Gabba microphone she bought him!

Not sure about this singing!

Opening more presents after bathtime. Of course Mommy and Daddy had to get him a few extra toys besides the golf clubs