Monday, August 9, 2010

Birthday Weekend + Baby Dedication

This weekend started off perfect.  I was able to take off on Friday and mom and I spent the entire day out shopping and just having fun together.  We definitely wore out Emma Claire and we was so tired by the time we got home around 11 PM that night.  After shopping, mom and I came home, fed EC and then left again to go eat at Cheesecake Factory for my birthday.  We have such a good time with family and friends which are pretty much our family too!  I forgot my camera which bummed me out, but we still have a GREAT day!  Thanks Browns and Bryants for coming and celebrating the end of my 3rd decade....that's right, I turned 30th on the 7th! 

After dinner, the Bryants and us went to the Baptist to see the night nurses, since we hardly are ever in town at night for a visit.  It was a blast and of course we were so loud, the sound sensors stayed on the WHOLE time!  HeHe!  It seemed harder to leave that time, then when we left for good back in April!  They are just such a part of our lives forever and we are so GRATEFUL for each and every person that took care of us during that time.  Every time I'm up there, I just get this overwhelming feeling for all of the families and I saw one family which I talked with in antepartum during one of my visits and now they are going down the NICU road.  It is so surreal to be there and know how those families are feeling.  I just want to hug them and talk with them.  Please keep these families and babies in your prayers.  

Since it was tax-free weekend, Matt and I dropped off EC at her nana and pa's house (matt's parents) and we went to Lebanon to the outlet malls and I was able to get some clothes and get Emma Claire and few things as well.  It was nice to not be in a rush and just take our time and hang out.  Since we ate a late lunch, we were not that hungry, so we just ended up going to Franklin, KY for dinner that night and nana watched EC for us.  
Before church, she was not happy, but she at least cooperated for some photos!
Emma Claire wanted to show everyone her cute socks her Auntie Vae got for her!  They are almost too small!
Me and my parents at Emma Claires baby dedication.  I think Matt's mom got some pics to, so I will have to wait and see since I didn't get any pics of her with EC at church.
On Sunday, mom and dad came up for Emma Claire's baby dedication at church.  It was nice to be surrounded by our church family as well as our immediate family and make a commitment to raise Emma Claire in church.  

All in all, we had a wonderful weekend and it was great to celebrate turnning 30th with our loved ones and especially with Emma Claire in tow.  We are so blessed and we give GOD all the glory for everything he has blessed us with. 


  1. Happy Belated Birthday Emily!! It sounds like you had a good one. EC looked absolutely beautiful for her dedication.

  2. I love Emma Claire's outfit for the dedication. She was so precious! You all were looking pretty good too! Love you!