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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

In Full Bloom

(walking into the hospital)
Kate is four weeks old today (almost to the very minute)! I can't believe that she has been a part of our family for a month. She is staying awake longer during the day, but still spends most of her time sleeping and eating. She nurses about every 3 hours, and she is starting to outgrow some of her newborn clothes! Last week at the ped, Kate weighed 8 lbs 2 oz. That is 9 oz in 1 week! Her little tummy is getting rounder, and she looks longer to me! She really enjoys bathtime, and her Daddy singing to her. Overall, she is an absolutely perfect baby! Here is our family of three on Easter: And some close ups of her precious dress: In other news, Jake was baptized on March 29. I am so proud of my precious little brother. What a wonderful day! We also celebrated several birthdays! My mom's bday was March 27, mine was April 5, and my grandfathers was April 6. We enjoyed lots of cake, some crawfish, and good times hanging out with my family and friends. Luke and I have been working in our flower beds, and have enjoyed landscaping our new home. I have loved every minute of being at home with Kate! Luke and I going on a date for my bday: (you can see the landscaping we did for my mom for her bday in the background!) WE'RE DEBT FREE!! We have been working on the Dave Ramsey plan since March 2007. We paid off our last student loan last June, and then instead of paying off the Yukon, we saved because we were not sure about how much it was going to cost to have Kate, and her expenses, etc. The money to pay off the Yukon completely has been sitting in our account since about November. It has been burning a hole in my pocket, so we decided to go ahead and pay it off! We are so excited and a little proud of ourselves, too! :) So, we can now officially call into the Dave Ramsey Show and yell WE'RE DEBT FREE!! until August, when... Luke might be going to law school. He has been looking for new job options for about a year and took the LSAT and the air traffic controller test. He wanted to have a few options, and he excelled on both tests (such a smarty-pants!) He went to LA and interviewed to be an air traffic controller and got a tentative offer based on, get this, a psych eval. This is hysterical if you have ever met my husband. He is the most normal, laid back, not stressed person I have ever met! Anyway, he passed that part too. In the meantime, he had applied to *cringe* Ole Miss' law school and gotten accepted. It is only 45 minutes from our home, and he went a few weeks ago to visit. Please keep us and his decision in your prayers. I am not sure what he will be doing in a few months, but I know he will make the right decision for our family. I think that is all the news that we have for right now! I am loving this spring weather! When you work at night, you really don't enjoy the changing of the seasons. I am really appreciating it this year!
Up from the grave He arose, With a mighty triumph o’er His foes, He arose a Victor from the dark domain, And He lives forever, with His saints to reign. He arose! He arose! Hallelujah! Christ arose!


Katie said...

Wow... There sure are lots of things going on in your life Amanda! 1st... congrats on your beautiful baby girl. She is precious, and I know you and Luke couldn't feel more blessed. 2nd, a big congrats for being debt free. That is a huge accomplishment! I will keep y’all in my prayers as you make your many life decisions.

Sherrie said...

Amanda, you and Kate both look beautiful in your new dresses. And Luke is quite handsome as well. Congrats on being "Debt Free" What a wonderful feeling. Hope to see you soon. You are always in our prayers.

Heather said...

i can't even handle kates Easter frock. I need her in my life. she is so precious. I am sure Kate and I will have a mutual bond and love for one another the moment our eyes meet.
congrats on debt free-ness!
praying for life decisions - when did we get old enough for this?! Take me back easy rider and smirnoff, please. (just kidding....kind of)

Kacie said...

I love the picture of the two of you at the hospital! You were actually smiling, too! Way to go on being debt free...we recently made that accomplishment and it's SO nice! As far as the job situation goes, I will definitely keep your family in my prayers! I know that's a big step! Congrats to your brother on his baptism...that's the best decision he'll ever make!

Josh and Jessica said...

Josh told me about you guys being debt free! He was so proud...he is like a D.R. want-to-be. We will keep you guys in our prayers...those are some pretty big decisions coming your way. It was great getting to see you last weekend. We'll have to get together again soon.

AnnaLittle said...

Omg. Your family portrait is precious, A. And two, I can't believe Luke is thinking about law school or (gasp!) California!!! Lastly, what a wonderful think to be able to say that you are debt-free. I'm so proud :)

Love you all! Give Kate a kiss.

Jack, Emily and Sarah Beth said...

You're debt freeeeeeee! I can't wait until the day we kick Sallie Mae to the curb and call in to tell Dave the same thing. Congrats!

Tricia said...

I want to listen when ya'll call Dave! That will be so fun. And you just had a baby and still look hot.

LWolfe said...

I know Luke will make the right decision...he is a good man and one of my favorite fellas! Kate looks so beautiful in her little dress. Auntie Wawa has to meet her soon! Love yall so much and miss you!

Trace's Space said...

1. Kate is the most precious baby girl on this earth.

2. Congrats on being debt free!!!

3. Hotty Toddy!(I want to buy you a Colonel Reb for your garden - to sit next to your bulldog)

4. When can I babysit Kate?