First and foremost I must introduce my new baby nephew Parker Allan who was born today February 17th weighing in at 6 lbs. 2 oz!
It was incredibly exciting and a great honor to be in the delivery room for his birth!! I’m over the moon happy for my sister, her husband and my nieces!!
BIG Miss Nora is thrilled to share her 10 month birthday with her new baby cousin!
William and I celebrated Valentine’s Day with a nice night out to dinner at a local steakhouse.
With it being Valentine’s Day we got a complimentary photo to commemorate the night! Sweet!
Of course we haven’t really been OUT OUT in such a long time. We had fun making fun of ourselves in our state of self-consciousness (or at least I did). First we pulled up in my filthy crumb-ridden “ordinary” vehicle to be valet parked among a lot full of Porsches and Mercedes. (Madame gracefully exits the vehicle with a granola bar stuck to her coat.) It would have been of same consequence had we pulled up with a team of oxen in our covered wagon. I’m so used to living in yoga pants and sweats within the comfortable confines of my own home that I have no idea what “all the cool kids” are wearing anymore. After digging around in my sparse closet for over an hour for something that might possibly still be in style, I felt like a fish out of water. As if though I ought to be standing in the corner in slippers with an afghan and a TV Guide in my grip. Funny how something that was such a part of life two years ago is all suddenly foreign and unnatural now, not so important anymore. Not to say or imply that I didn’t enjoy myself, because I truly did have a wonderful time. I have the sweetest, funniest, greatest hubzbind in the whole wide world who so obviously loves his homely prairie wife. I’d take that ANY DAY over fancy clothes and cars!
Just a lazy morning laying around… back in my element!
We did get out to go see a movie with the big kids. Nana and Papa met us at the theater and we had a fun afternoon with them! It’s always good to get back home to see Nornor! 🙂
I wasn’t at the hospital for 20 minutes before Parker was born! He couldn’t wait to get out and see his aunt!
Later in the evening we celebrated Nora’s 10 month birthday. William made a delicious dinner all by himself with the help of Aunt Jill in Texas. Lots of phone calls were made, but he actually did it and it was DELICIOUS!! I’d been concerned as to whether or not he knew what that strange square appliance that sometimes gets hot in our kitchen was. 😉 Nora joined us for our delectable dinner with ice cream sandwiches for dessert!
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:
a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.
He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.
I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live.
That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God.
(Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, 11-13 NIV)
Grateful that Parker arrived safely AFTER his special aunt arrived. Nornor is getting so big. Loved hearing about your weekend. God Bless!!
Beautiful night out story… I can understand! You are obviously a beautiful mom and wife, no doubt. Your heart pours out love!
The picture of Nora after you say that you took the big kids to see the movie… her little fingers and facial expression are almost saying “Tisk, tisk… don’t you leave for that long without me again!” LOL~ just kidding. I love seeing her little expressions… such beauty in that face.
Such happiness adding a family member! Glad to hear!
Blessings on this Monday,
so happy that you two had an opportunity to go out “just together” for your Valentine’s dinner. Important thing to do is to make time for the two of you together. God bless you both.
HAHAHA this post made me laugh so hard! I totally get how you felt trying to pick out clothes and what you felt like getting out of your ‘ordinary car’. The other day I put on a coat that I hadnt worn in a while and when I was out at the store I realized that I had some type of food substance on my shoulder 🙂 I am glad that you two got some alone time though and had a good time!
Nora looks so long in that pic with Gavin. Wow, she is surely growing!
Wow, what a wonderful weekend!!. Pretty sure William and you were the most good-looking and loving couple in the restaurant !!.
Happy 10 months sweet Nornor !!.
Welcome baby Parker !!. Congratulations to your sister and B-I-L.
I was suffering NBUWS (Nornor Blog Update Withdrawal Syndrome) this weekend , lol.
Happy belated birthday to Handsome Parker. He has a birthday buddy who turned 6 yesterday! I hope your sister’s little mister is as easy a baby as Patrick was! (Now shhhh, -we won’t talk about the behavior of one the brothers as a baby).
I am very sure that William sees you in a much different light. And I suggest even more ordinary nights out for the both of you!!
I AM SO HAPPY TO HEAR THAT YOU AND WILLIAM GOT OUT, JUST THE TWO OF YOU!!!! SOMETIMES IT IS SO GOOD FOR DADDY AND MOMMY TO HAVE TIME ALONE. LET ME TELL YOU THAT YOU AND WILLIAM IS SUCH A BEAUTIFUL COUPLE. LOVE THE PICTURE OF THE TWO OF YOU. CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR NEW NEPHEW, PARKER ALLEN. WHAT A CUTIE, AND I BET THE FAMILY IS EXCITED HAVING A BOY, NOT SAYING THAT GIRLS AREN’T WONDERFUL, BECAUSE THEY SURELY ARE!!!!!!! HAPPY 10 MONTH BIRTHDAY TO SWEET LITTLE NORA ROSE. SHE IS GETTING SO BIG!!!! I WENT BACK AND LOOKED AT PICTURES OF GAVIN HOLDING NORA A FEW MONTHS AGO, AND NOW. MY GOODNESS HOW SHE HAS GROWN. SHE IS SUCH A BEAUTIFUL, HAPPY BABY GIRL. I REALLY ENJOYED ALL THE PICTURES, AND THANK YOU FOR SHARING ALL THE STORIES OF YOUR WONDERFUL FAMILY. I HAD TO LAUGH WHEN I READ ABOUT SNACKS ON YOUR COAT. THAT MAKES FOR A GRRRREAT MOMMY. LOVE THE PICTURE OF GAVIN, WILLIAM NORA AND GRETA AT THE TABLE. NORA LOOKS LIKE SHE LOVES BEING THE CENTER OF ATTENTION. SOOOOO GLAD YOU ALL HAD A GREAT WEEKEND. LOVE YOU ALL. GOOD NIGHT AND GOD BLESS.
Wow in that pic with Gavin her legs look SO long. Precious pics. And so glad you guys had fun night out.