Monday, August 27, 2012

7 Months

 7 1/2 months might be more accurate but oh well.  We do the best we can around here.  We have been busy living. No stats this month due to no doctor appointments. 

Taking a bath like a big guy

 Cousin Emma (and Craig, Unk, and Aunt RaeAnn)
 The Jumperoo
His nuk
His taggie

Stopping eating
Being alone for too long
Getting dressed after a bath

These eyes make me melt!  The giggles, the smiles, the constant motion.   He is growing so fast and I am working hard to savor every minute and not wish away one second of it.  Even the middle of the night.  Which is getting better.
 Here is evidence of the constant motion.  Not any really great pictures this month.  Lots of personality shown though!

We are so blessed to be parents!  We love you Leo and are loving watching you grow before our eyes!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Leo's Dedication

 We dedicated Leo to the Lord yesterday!  We made the decision to have him dedicated at Life Church in Fergus Falls where we had attended before moving to the twin cities.  It was awesome to be there and see lots of people who have been praying for us and loving on us.
We have a video if you want to watch it HERE
It is blurry to start but it clears up and it also starts sideways but it will flip to the right direction :-)
Ryan, Leo and I

Grammie and Papa came.
The whole Miller family came too!

As we thought about and prayed about verses for Leo's dedication we were led to 
Psalm 25:4-5
Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths.  Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.
Romans 15:13
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Our prayer for Leo is that he grows big and strong.  That he never forgets the miracle that he is.  That he is a man of integrity, love, compassion, and courage. Most important, we pray that he comes to know the God of hope in a personal way and dedicates his life to serving him.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

I Thought I Loved You Then

I thought I loved you then. . . those were the words of the song that Ryan and I were dancing to here:
 We had no idea of what was to come but we  loved one another and loved the Lord and that was all that mattered.  
Three years later here we are.  Three house/apartments. Two cities. A baby. Cancer. So much has happened in the last three years. 
 I thought I loved Ryan then. 
I know I did.
I love him so much more today.  More than I ever thought possible.  He has been AMAZING through all of this cancer junk.  He tells me that "it will be ok." He dries my tears.  He does whatever he can to help me when I am tired or not feeling well.  All while working full time and being the most amazing dad!  I knew he would be a great dad.  He amazes me every day with Leo.  I mean honestly, how many other dads get up in the middle of the night? 
God has blessed us in amazing ways!  It is incredible to see parts of his plan that we did not understand at the time coming together now right before our eyes.  I am so thankful that God blessed me with Ryan. 
3 down, 97 to go.
Happy Anniversary Ryan.
I love you!

Friday, August 3, 2012


 Here is a little Friday Funny for you!  With all of the photo shoots that go on around here there are quite a few outtakes.  Some of them are pretty great!  Here they are in no particular age order.

Hope you got a good laugh at the reality that happens around here!  Anyone else have outtakes to share?  Katie?  Danielle?  Other readers?