Saturday, November 27, 2010

Friday, November 26, 2010

the littlepages.

promise i love jen.
she's just always the one behind the camera.

[i know these two are basically the same.
but i can't stand to only
show you one.
it just wouldn't be fair.]

enjoyed being [thankful] together this year.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Thursday, October 28, 2010

three months

... and we look nothing alike.

except for when he does this:

Thursday, October 7, 2010

filled to be emptied

here we are.

and i absolutely love it here.
thought we'd stay for 3 months.
3 actually turned into 12.

12 until we head back to the other side of the world.
which feels like forever away from home.
[which is why He is allowing time to grow my desire.
and time to grow scott's patience.]

even since the very first day of arriving "home", i've thought ...
wow, father. i've never experienced the richness of your kindness like this.


ever since then, i've heard Him telling me that the very purpose of being filled in this season is to be emptied in the next.

Monday, September 20, 2010

dear noah,

figure out your days and nights.

we're not in china anymore.

mom and dad

Saturday, September 18, 2010

can we say

STRONG similarities?



just another lovely part of being home. old pictures
and baby books to file through.



i'd love to say that when i head over to my parents' house
i'll find some baby pictures
that look like noah,
but i'm afraid the only similar ones
will be where we're smiling ...
with our eyes "closed".

Monday, September 13, 2010

the things they make you say.

i know it's weird.
but this face makes me blurt out
cutie patootie.

and just because i had to show you the
rest of the pictures from

he loved staring at our curtains. white curtains. what the heck is
so interesting about that? as scott says, "we may never know".

this looks like a little school photo or something.
or maybe a picture showing the
definition of a square head.

[the pictures look a little different because i was messing with the different settings. don't ask me why i feel the need to say that, i just do. it was bothering me to think of not mentioning it.]

5 more days

counting down 'til our families get to see these
sweet cheeks.

so pucker up and get ready.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

what i'm just a learnin'

scott went to china this weekend.
first time alone with noah.
so of course i called mom at a low point yesterday.
and heard a good word from her.

she said He gives me :

"grace for what is, not what if..."

not sure about you, but when things
get blah i start doing the what if.


what if i seriously can't do this by myself.
what if it doesn't get easier like people say.
oh gosh, what if something happens to scott.
what if then i really am by myself.
what if blah blah blah.

as dramatic or trivial as they are, i think them.

you can just wear out those what ifs. that's when mom said it. don't go down the road of what if. He gives me grace [in other words: supply] for what is. for the now. and if one of the what ifs happened, then there'd be His supply for that need right then as well.

one day at a time. surrendered day.
a baby brings a whole new meaning to that.

so i woke up today to find more.

wanting to be "shattered".
i loved reading that word this morning.

with all the adjustment lately, i need my present perspective of Christ to be shattered.
i don't want my mind to be bogged down.
i want my mind on the things of God, not the things of man.

He is readjusting me. He's doing it by
finishing in me something that only this current situation can do.
some people may wonder [and i ask myself]:

"do you feel like
these past few weeks in hk
have been pointless?"

"wouldn't you rather have spent those first 7 weeks of
noah's life back "home"?"

"now that you're moving from hk,
do you think you should have just come
back to auburn to have the baby and stay there?"

because He is finishing in us something that only this situation can do.
he brings about NEW situations so that
we can become NEW in character.

so here i am, hoping for that abundance.
that as i am seeking newness in Him, i will find it.
and find it in abundance.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Something we wanted to share...

This definitely brought us back to riding in the back seat listening to cassette tapes with our moms. It was such a blessing to both of us today. We felt like sharing it with you. It's one of those songs that just seem to pull the words right out of your heart. The ones that you've been longing to pour out before Him.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

he's a daddy.

crazy to look at scott and think : wow you're a dad.
and i'm a mom.
what in the world.

he seriously is not an ordinary dad.

i can't explain it.
you'll just have to be around the two of these guys to experience what i mean.

a favorite little tid bit of mine
is how scott sings to wake noah up.
i sing him to sleep.
scott sings him awake.
that joyful noisemaker has come in handy.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

picture post.

hopefully nobody cares that i'm not putting many words on this one.
ever since the being a mom thing started,
i've felt a slight release of trying to "people please".
it feels good. you should try it.

all my brain can think is
repeat cycle.
repeat cycle.
repeat cycle.
again, and again.

with that said, who has brain space to even blog? so here are some pictures
that we hope can show you how our days have been [of course,
we don't have any pictures of Noah
crying, but i can assure you that definitely takes place.]

we love our little baby. so much it hurts.