Thursday, May 31, 2007

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Friday, May 25, 2007

What a Month

Six weeks have passed since Owen came into the world, and we have had more than just a new baby to adjust to. Two weeks ago, Matt graduated Magna cum Laude from Optometry school, and is now officially Dr. Morrison. The day before the ceremony, we found out the great news that our house sold after only a week on the market. Then, we found out the not so good news, the buyer wanted us out by the end of the month. Well, after a minor breakdown, on my (Ginny's) part, we negotiated to let us stay here until the 16th of June. We made a mad rush to Nashville the day after graduation with both babies in tow to buy our future home. Finally, today we have an accepted contract on a new home and will close July 15th. You observant ones may notice that that is one month after the day we have to be out of our Memphis house. Yes, we are homeless with two little ones and a dog. Thankfully, we have generous friends who have offered the extra space in their new home to us (Thanks Browns!). I am taking this as the Lord's way of giving Matt and I some time with the boys and friends without a house to worry about. We have also had some sad family news. As many of you know, my grandma was in a car accident a couple of months ago, and after 8 weeks of fighting for her life, she went to be with the Lord last Saturday. We are very sad to not have her here anymore, but thankful that she is no longer hurting.
On a happier note, the boys are doing great. Owen is amazing. He is the sweetest most easy going baby. He smiles every time he catches a glimpse of his Dada and loves to watch Micah dance and play. Micah is cutting some teeth (as always) and has been a little sad. Thankfully, Matt is home to help keep him distracted. We are enjoying his baby pool more than he is these days as we try to rest and recover from the past month before boxing our house away. Micah has been learning to spell his name and loves to try to write with "Mama's pen." He is no longer content to take a bath alone. He says "take a bath baby Owen," and it breaks my heart. I think we can already see a friendship developing. Forgive us for taking so long to post more pictures. We will hopefully have more to add soon.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Thursday, May 03, 2007

God, A Father

After a crazy morning of cleaning spit up and poop from my children and myself, I recalled a passage from Ezekiel where the Lord compares Israel to an infant. "And when I passed by you and saw you struggling in your own blood, I said to you in your blood, "Live!" I made you like a plant in the field and you grew, matured, and became very beautiful. He goes on to tell us, not only did I clean you up from your filth, but I gave you jewels, and adorned you with fine linens. It wasn't enough to just cleanse us from our sin, He went on to grant us righteousness in His Son, Jesus. It is amazing the way the Lord uses our lives to teach us about who we are, who He is, and to remind us to give Him praise no matter how hard our lives seem at the time. We are doing much better now that Owen is in his fresh linens and Micah is sleeping soundly. Praise the Lord!

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Well, two and a half weeks into parenting two boys, and we are all hanging in there. Micah is still adjusting well and is taking more of an interest in Owen. It is still very subtle, and many may not catch the sweet singing and quiet "hi baby Owen", but we feel that he already has a love for his little brother. I am going to try to keep more updates to go along with the pictures. I feel like you all know very well what our sons look like, but may not know their personalities that we find so dear. I am convinced that Micah is a musician as he is never content without music playing in the background. He keeps us entertained with his dancing, singing and knowledge of every song's name and the instruments that are being played. For instance, he will ask us to play "Smoothie Song" by Nickel Creek and then let us know when it is time for the bass solo by saying "bass solo next." It's quite impressive. He claims he wants to play the violin, but I think by the looks of his air guitar, there might be another instrument in his future. Sweet Owen is so content when he is awake and enjoys being in the room where all the action is. Although we almost never hear a peep out of him during the day (and I promise he is trying to smile), the nights seem to be a little different. He is a little more fussy, wants to be held, and absolutely hates getting a bath. He is growing so big and has developed even more rolls on his legs. Last night we discovered that a little classical music toy calmed him, and we wondered if we might be raising another music lover. We are all excitedly awaiting Matt's graduation on the 11th and all the time we will be able to spend together with the boys until work begins in the fall. I hope this post finds you all doing well, and I hope to be more diligent about keeping you all updated.