Tuesday, December 20, 2011


so i realize that thanksgiving is over, but i never did a post about the things i am thankful for right now. it doesn't have to be thanksgiving time to warrant a post of the things i am thankful for, right? right. in fact, i should probably be cultivating a life a thanks more on a regular basis, so here it goes...

things i am thankful for in this season of life:

- roof over our heads
- Advent family time with hal and jas
- hallie's little breaths and heartbeats
- the smell of a real christmas tree
- food in the pantry
- deliriously laughing with j
- coffee and seasonal creamers (i.e. pumpkin spice and cinnamon sugar cookie)
- friends/family who desire to spend time with my baby!
- hallie's little smiles and screeches (i've determined these little screech noises is her form of laughter for the time being)
- a hard working husband
- a healthy baby
- God's pursuit of me
- new cars that aren't dysfunctional
- surprise engagements (welcome to the family, Alejandro!)
- free diapers from friends :)
- friends who persevere in Christ through difficult times....this encourages my faith.

what are you thankful for? it doesn't have to be "thanksgiving" or even the holidays to dwell on these things....

Monday, December 5, 2011

4 months!

baby girl turned 4 months on saturday! big girl! she is as cute as ever and every day with her is such a joy to us. she truly is a gift from God and i was just reflecting this morning how i should not take my days with her for granted, especially as i get closer to working part time in the near future (probably). she is so much fun and just smiles up a storm and makes the cutest coo'ing noises and squeaks you ever heard. her new thing is munching on her hands and standing on her little feet. and the other day she was just staring at her feet for the longest time and it looks like she's getting closer to munching on those little feet soon, too. she loves facing the world and observing everything and it seems like she enjoying less and less being held in the crook of my arm. sad...because this means she is getting bigger!

this thanksgiving was a first for hallie...a first thanksgiving, but also a first plane ride. she did great! i rode back from Georgia to Dallas by myself with her and she had 1 intense cry session that probably lasted 4 minutes or so and then she was out. and the Lord was so good to put me next to a sweet mom/grandma who, in the midst of hallie's crying sesh, just kept saying, "she's so sweet". thank you, lord! :)

at hallie's recent 4 month appointment she weighed 11 lbs 11 oz (20%) and 24 1/2 inches (60ish%). the doctor was pleased, so we will just keep doing what we're doing! :) she also handled her shots much better this time around i thought. she is a little trooper! here is our little love bug recently...

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

life through iphone pictures...

if you have instagram or facebook...you've probably already seen these, but that's ok. my sweet friends, Ashley and Katherine, came this past weekend. we've been friends since junior high and we've been through thick and thin, forreal. you can see these two lovely ladies in the photo below. what a blessing it is to have friends spend time and money to come visit me and my baby! i can't express how much i love them coming down and loving on hallie.

hi 6 am.

reppin' detroit...jason's favorite city. our sweet friend who lives there got hal this shirt.

dear friends.

obvi....2 of these were free! although i think my new sweets obsession is shifting from sprinkles to the chickfila peppermint chocolate chip milkshake. just as unhealthy :)

enjoying the pretty leaves on a walk...

good morning, big eyes!

don't make me nap, pleaseeeeeee

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

3 months!

well little miss hallie turned 3 months on november 3rd! big girl! her newest talents are rolling over (as you have seen by the video we posted) and blowing bubbles. she is smiling all the time, which just melts our hearts. we've been trying to get in the habit of reading to her. she seems to like it and it's a fun thing to do before bed time as well. we still can't really decide who she looks like. i guess she's a combo of the both of us (duh!). but i feel like she is always changing, so we will see. sometimes, when she wakes up from a nap, i feel like she grew an inch, i swear. her naps are hit or miss. some days she naps great and other days she goes on nap strike! but thankfully she sleeps well at night! although this whole fall back deal has thrown her off a bit.

sweet hallie-- we love you! enjoy some pics! :)

oh wait, this is me when i was a kiddo...any resemblance?

our little baylor fan!

stylin' in her polka dot skirt!

big yawn!

hello 3 months! you came along quickly!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Our little rolly poly...

This past weekend, Hallie decided to surprise us by rolling over! Ever since then she rolls over almost every time we do tummy time. It is so cute and makes us so proud. Sweet Hal will be 3 months tomorrow...hard to believe! Here is a video Jason took of Hallie displaying her new found talent today... :)

Monday, October 17, 2011

2 months!

Hallie turned 2 months on October 3rd! Here are some pics documenting this month! Because Hallie was a month early, the dr said she is developmentally like a 1 month old. We are hoping she catches up in the next couple of months, so in the mean time we are trying to help her catch up! I am the regulator of tummy time and she is not the biggest fan of that! She seems to be getting better at going to sleep on her own (sometimes) and she is smiling more, which is super fun for Jas and I! Enjoy!

Friday, October 7, 2011

A day in the life....

of Hallie Sudan. Life as she sees it...

hanging out in my bumbo chair...

getting licked by this guy...

cuddling with mimi...

kisses from mama....

being subjected to picture taking with mom...


learning new things....

cuddling with dad....

sleeping in my crib...