DUSTAN, JOANNA, SOPHIE & LILY

Friday, October 22, 2010

So I lost access to this account for a awhile. Not remembering which email account you have things under can really cause a problem. :).. Anyway we are doing fine---day by day. Sophie will be 6 months old in a few days (crazy). Football season is closer to being done than just starting, and that means I might just get my husband back for a awhile, that's something to smile about.
I love you guys and God bless those that read this.
<3

Monday, July 26, 2010

Friends are great!

Friends came to visit us in Dallas this weekend and we got to spend what seemed like too short a time with them.

Hans, Courtney and Ethan were awesome to see, and I hope we get to do it again soon! love you guys-

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

First trip to Houston

So... this last weekend was our first "big" trip with Sophie. We went down to Houston to visit family and friends. It was a great trip. I was a little worried about how Sophie would travel for such a long ride. She was a trooper! She slept most of the way, and after she ate on the rode we were almost there so she stayed up for most of the trip after that. We stayed with some friends, and got to see lots of family for the first time since Sophie was born. Sophie slept just like she would have at home (naps during the day were a little harder). We were gone Thursday through Saturday, and when we got home she was sooo tired! She slept straight through from 10:00 pm to 6:30 am. AMAZING! We got back on schedule on Sunday and ready for Day-care on Monday. Thanks to everyone that made this trip happen...

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Sophie Sophie Sophie




So that's what goes through my head 24 hours a day. Even as I sleep my dreams are about Sophie. (At least I am dreaming again:)).
I have to say... last night I got 7.5 hours of sleep straight. I woke up quite confused, and couldn't figure out why my clock said 5:58am. I had gone to bed a little after 10:00 and Dustan feed her around 12:30 without waking me up. She then slept for 5.5 hours without waking up(crazy).
I am so grateful for the sleep, but I don't want to get my hopes up that it might happen again tonight. (but if it did that would be awesome!)
She's 2 months and 2 weeks old, and she is doing great! Eating, sleeping, playing, and pooping. All the things a baby should be doing. I really am falling more in love with her each day.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

4 weeks old

Sophie is 4 weeks old. It's hard to believe that it's been a month. The time has flown by. We are figuring each other ouit slowly but surely. A big thanks goes out to all the family and friends that have kept us in your thoughts and prayers. Love you

Thursday, April 29, 2010

She is here

Sophie Marie Thrift was born on April 24 2010. 8 lbs 3 oz @ 10:04 pm. She is awesome, and the Lord is even cooler for giving her to us to take care of.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Feeling really pregnant today!

So I am feeling really pregnant today :)... I seem to be moving at about a snails pace, my ankles are the size of softballs, and my head seems a little bit more cloudy than normal. A few days ago i didn't even feel my tummy, but today i seem to be extra big in the mid region. Crazy the ups and downs. Overall I am feeling fine, just really really pregnant. I get asked if I am ready to have this baby, but even with being uncomfortable, I know that when the baby gets here I my be just as uncomfortable for differnt reasons:)... So, no my friends I am not ready to have this baby, give me a few more days (maybe weeks) and we can talk then! Due Date: April 24th.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

What a great Easter Weekend

Dustan and I had a great weekend! On Friday we had a "quite" night at home with the amazing Sherlock Homes played by Robert Downing Jr. and Saturday morning Dustan went to work "Football Practice", while I worked in the yard (yaha for Spring). That afternoon we took a trip to Ikea in Frisco to see some friends that had traveled in from Arkansas to shop the amazing store that is seems to never end-- (Lissa and Erik so awesome to see you guys)-- Then we traveled on down to Garland to see my folks and spend the night so we could wake up Easter Sunday with them. I happened to be awake when the Easter Bunny came by with my basket, and it seemed to look alot like my mother:)... Church was (as always on Easter morning) an adventure, and when we got home eggs were waiting to be decorated. Dinner was fantastic - I really love it when I eat a home cooked meal I did not have to make:), and then we had a hunt... if I do say so myself, even with my belly I was able to keep up, and get my fair share of the candy.
Thank you Jesus for giving the gift of your life so that we may live, and then having the power to rise on the third day... You changed everything.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Happy April Fool's Day!

Just wanted to say happy April 1st!
It's the top of the day (so not jokes as of yet)- but the day is still young:)...

Friday, March 26, 2010







Here are some quick shots of the baby's room. dustan and I had a lot of fun painting and decorating it. I don't have any pictures of the room with the crib and bedding all set up, but you will just have to come on by to visit...

Houston Baby Shower




Here are a couple of shots from the Houston Baby Shower that was throne for us back on March 13.
As you can see... some of the family thinks it will be a girl and some think it will be a boy. Dustan was told if the baby was a boy he was expected to wear the dress any way:)... I don't know if we can come through with that promise, but it has been a lot of fun hearing everyone's opinions on the matter.
We had a great time visiting with family and celebrating the coming baby:

Another Baby Shower...







It was so much fun guys! All of my family got together and helped us celebrate the baby coming. We received an awesome assortment of gifts.



The room is coming together nicely and there should be pictures soon. I can't seem to find my USB connector that goes to my camera. I have pictures from the Shower down in Houston as well, but they are trapped in my camera at this time:)... The baby is coming soon and we are getting ready.



Oh to know the date, I could plan plan plan and know that everthing would be done on time.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Surprise... Baby Shower!
















So, yesterday the Library through Dustan and me a surprise baby shower. I didn't know it was coming, but boy was it great! Thanks every body who put it all together.
Dustan knew three weeks ago and didn't let me know at all. We received alot of great stuff that we will happily use.
Kitten who has a greek heritage came up to me during the shower and sprinkled salt on the top of my head. If I raised my hand over my head then I am suppose to have a boy, if I didn't then I was suppose to have a girl. So for those of you who are still wondering... according to a Greek wives tales we are having a boy, but no one will really know until the day of delivering is here!
Thanks again guys for a great shower and a great day!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Old Friends Came to Visit!

Dustan and I got to see some old friends from Arkansas for lunch today! Susan, Justin, and Sadie (their 2 yr old daughter) were on their way back from Dallas to Arkansas and decided to stop by for a quick visit and lunch. I can't tell you how great it is to see friends that you really love and haven't seen in a while. We ate sandwhiches, talked about pregnancy, and played ball in the house (Sadie played, we ran around retreaving:)). All in all it was just the thing to lift my spirits for a good while.
If you guys get to read this - Thanks so much for stopping by and playing with us for a little while.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Starting a blog


Today I had some freetime at work, so I thought it was about time we started a blog for the family that we are about to add a little one to.

So here you go family - a blog just for you! yah! Have fun looking at the pictures, if I can ever figure out how to post more than just words... Ah ha I have figured it out!