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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Baby Dedication

Sunday, Jenesis was dedicated to the Lord. I feel like she was dedicated in the hospital when my Dad prayed, spoke words of life,  and asked the Lord to watch over and keep her. So, she's been double dedicated. You can never ask Him to keep you too many times. 

The entire day was awesome and spirit filled.  It's such a wonderful feeling to know God has trusted us with this little life, to mold,  nurture and raise in the admonition of the Lord.  We are so blessed to have a community of friends and family who serve the Lord, and have vowed to stand with us on this journey. We had a small celebration after the dedication. See photos below and a special video :-)

Dressed and ready for her big day.
Dedication Cake

Gifts received from friends and family

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This little girl may look like her Daddy's twin, but she proves her Momma is ingrained in her. For instance, she has been scooting backwards for about two weeks, but today Aaron was eating and she took off CRAWLING FORWARD determined to get to his plate. Motivated by food (definitely a trait she gets from her Momma).  Click play on the short video below to catch her in action.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Delightful Visit

Jenesis had a visitor this weekend. Mr. Andrew came by and she was super excited. Unfortunately I didn't catch his arrival on video. How was I suppose to know she was going to squeal like a schoolgirl.  I LOOOVE her little squeals. Yes, I know, I got it bad.
This video shows her bidding him a farewell. I'm sure you'll enjoy.
 Click on play and give the video a moment to load.

Monday, August 15, 2011

The Progress Continues. . . . .

I'm really slipping. . .we're halfway into August and this is my first post. Well get comfty because it's going to be a long one. I have some catching up to do.

Is this the year of babies or what???????????

The newest baby on board is Mr. Elan Jerome. He is the 6th baby born this year. (that we know personally of course). Proud parents Jerome and Tamara (and big sister Tamari) welcomed Mr. Elan, July 18th ~ 8:28am (7lbs /10oz/20in).  He is adorable!!! I'm using these pictures of him and his sister because I marvel at how much they look alike.

Previously (July 22), I informed you that we needed to lower the mattres on the bassinet because little Miss Campbell was trying to pull up.  This is an instance where procrastination can breed progress. She has succeeded in pulling up. What's even funnier is she's a little daredevil. She lets go and as she gets ready to fall she quickly grabs  the railing again. I haven't had the pleasure of catching this little stunt on video yet, but be patient; me and my handy dandy video camera are always lurking :-).

Since she's determined to stand we've pulled out her walker. Yeah yeah yeah we know the professionals say not to use walkers, but it's not the ones we used when we were learning to walk. This one she can walk or ride on. She isn't balanced enough to use it on her own yet, so Aaron is always holding his "Jenie in a bottle" making sure she doesn't fall. 
I think she's fussing at Dino!!

Lastly,  since we're doing to the countdown to 40 I know it's only fitting I address my weight loss regimen. Well, we're down to 47 days and I don't feel any more closer to my goal than when I wrote last time! I was on a roll exercising daily, closely monitoring my food intake, but then I hit a bump in the road. Two of my Chicago girlfriends visited for a whole week and since it was too blasted hot to tour outside; what did we do?? Hung out around the house and ATE. . . . I have to admit it was soo much fun. That girl time was much needed, but it knocked me off my bandwagon so hard getting back on feels impossible. Needless to say if there were any inches lost during my diligent exercising and proper eating days they're definitely back now!! Bummer. . . but I gotta tell you for the week I had with my girls I'd do it all over again!!

Here's the deal;  even if I don't lose the 20lbs to get in that size 10 dress by my birthday I will before the year is out. On another note, if nothing else, I have to build up the endurance to jog the 10K (6 miles) I've registered for on Sept 25th. My Dad and Brother are running with me and those two are super competitive and would NEVER let me live it down if I didn't finish the race! Thats' my focal point right now.

I'd like to extend a heartfelt thank you to my wonderful family and friends who've provided encouragement, meal suggestions, and gentle exercise nudges. You guys are awesome. Please don't stop. Your input is not in vain. I will reach my goal!!!