Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Happy Birthday, Booger Bear

As Quincy from Little Einstein's (and Mae) would put it, "I cannot believe it!" I can't believe that one year ago today, our little man was born.  Time flies.


I remember going to my regular, check-up appointment on Friday.  I had developed mild preeclampsia (high blood pressure), so my doctor asked me if we could schedule my C-section the following Sunday.  I was so anxious to meet our baby boy (nope, we didn't have a name yet).  We had to be at the hospital really (5 a.m.) early, so I made a mad dash home to start prepping our hospital things.  We also had to decide on a name; no pressure.  I think Tod thought I was going crazy, but he reminded me not to be worrisome and rest in God's provision.  He painted my toe nails the night before our check-in at the hospital, which was really sweet because I definitely couldn't reach my toes.  This might sound silly, but these are some of the sweet (and edifying) memories I have pre-delivery.  I wanted to be relaxed in the hospital, so the pampering helped a lot.

Welcome Deacon Yuma

7 lbs 5 oz

Mae inspecting brother.
Tod and I have been blessed to raise Deacon and we anticipate seeing him learn new things each day.  He definitely seems to be catching on to things quickly since his big sister is around.

2 months

6 months

9 months

1 year old!
It's been so fun raising a boy.  And boy, it's funny to see the differences between him and Mae.  Deacon is a busy bee; he has no trouble finding something to play with.  He started to walk around 11 months and is trying to run now, only to be welcomed by a face dive to the floor.  He's one ambitious, little guy.  He still doesn't like to cuddle much, and I reckon he still won't like it as he gets older.  Sadly, I slightly enjoy it when he's not feeling well because I get tons of cuddle time.  Don't judge.

Booger Bear's birthday cake


Deac is such a happy boy and he reminds me to be joyful in all that I do.  Our prayer for Deacon is that he would one day reflect Christ with his life and lead his family to do the same.

And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.  Philippians 1: 9-11

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Redeemed

It's been a (very) long while since I've blogged!  The Narcomey Squad has been keeping busy with summer happenings, friends and family for sure.  Honestly, for a while, I wasn't very motivated to blog.  I never want to write for the wrong reasons (like watching that little Followers number on the sidebar) or put blogging before God or my family.  God has been challenging me with how I use my time and I come away thankful for it and the opportunities that I do have.  My character is being refined daily and the joys that I have as a wife and mommy are being refreshed.
Some good ol' summer happening recaps...

Corpus Christi: Grandma's Birthday and My Brother's Graduation
Munching on birthday cake. 
Uncle Jordan and Deac.

Proud Parents ;) 
Ashley and I rockin' the cap and degree.

Bestie Sleepovers and Cousins' Birthday Parties

Mae jamming out with Sadie to Fun and Gotye in the car.
Our niece, Joy, turned 1!
Adam and his Indiana Jones cake. Too cool.
Uncle Tod and Adam.

Our friends from Iowa visited! Last month, I wrote about an IRLO Mashup with Tico and Tina.  On their road trip adventures, they got to stop in Fort Worth.  It was great to finally meet them and get time with their sweet family.  Mae had a blast hanging out with Maeve and Maverick too. 




Bestie times. One of my best friends from Oklahoma came down to Texas to hang out for the weekend. 


And it's not summer without trips to the Zoo and Aquarium...




Mae sat with the big kids and waited for the massive waterfall to crash on them.


Amidst busy days, I'm constantly reminded of 2 Peter 1.  These past couple of months have been a whirlwind, and I've struggled with worrying and being anxious about things.  My hubby frequently reminds me to rest in God's provision.  I'm snapped back into reality where I don't have control over anything.  I'm grateful for God's forgiveness and grace when I try to "help Him do things." God doesn't need my help. *Whew*

"His divine power has granted to us ALL things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises ... For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ ... for if you practice these qualities, you will never fall."

I'm challenged to rest in God's promises and rejoice in the permanent grace I have.

He's sovereign.

And He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. Colossians 1:17

He's faithful. 

I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.
John 10:28