6.17.2012

happy (first) father's day!

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Mat,

Happy (first) Father's Day!

The moment I saw you with Ama-Watts on the day she was born, I knew that you were going to be a great dad. I could tell how much you loved her and cared for her already, just like I did. That night, you rocked her to sleep while I slept, and I was so thankful to have you there with me-- the beginning of one of the greatest journeys we will ever take together: parenthood. I'm so glad it's you with me. I'm so thankful the Lord gave me you before He gave me our daughter.

Ama-Watts and I cannot tell you how much we both love and appreciate you. Thank you for always leading our family with patience, kindness and humility. Thank you for always putting us before yourself, and thank you for always being there for both of us.

Thank you for loving us with enthusiasm and for setting a godly example for us. Thank you for being honest and forgiving. Thank you for being a hard worker; we are blessed by your hard work every single day. You are God's gift to us!

You are a natural father, and you are, without a doubt, the best father in the world. I (Whitney) could not have asked for a better father for my little girl (and for our future children). The Lord has been immensely good to me, and I do not deserve you. Thank you for who you are.

We both hope you have a very happy first Father's Day! May you know this day, and every single day from here to eternity, how much your girls love you. You are completely wonderful.

We love you so much,

Whitty and Amalou

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6.16.2012

a post of random photos

It's been a while since I emptied my iPhone of photos, so this post is a hodge-podge of randomness.

(Photos from May...)

This pic absolutely cracks me up. AWA has "found" Little One, and she ADORES him. She lights up and smiles so big whenever he comes around. She loves to grab his face and pull his fur out. One morning, AWA and Little One had a serious chat in the bed. AWA looks like she is just giving it to him. So very funny.

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Mumsy went to Cape May for Aunt Lauren's shower in April, and she bought AWA this shirt. I put it on her at the end of May, and she looked so grown up in it. Breaks my heart!

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(Photos from June...)

A couple of Saturdays ago, we met up with my sweet cute friend Lindsey (AWA's Aunt Lindsey), and we all went to the Farmer's Market then out to eat at Wild Egg's. We had so much fun, and I'm happy to report that we bought fresh basil that I'm still daydreaming about. It was super yummy. And the conversation that day wasn't half bad, either. (Love you, LMP!)

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AWA loves to watch Baby Einsteins on my iPhone. LOVES it.

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(Photos from AWA's 6 month check-up...)

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We sure will miss this place after we move. We love East Louisville Peds. They are fantastic!

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(Photos from the trip to Alabama last weekend...)

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The search committee from FBC had two baskets waiting in our room for us. They even gave AWA two toys. We are so blessed.

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Proof that AWA is not always a happy camper...

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AWA had hibachi soup with us at Kobe one night. She loved it!

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Our new church home...

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Mat in his (soon-to-be) new office...

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We had lunch with the search committee after the vote on Sunday, so this little girl got to go with her Mumsy, Great and Mimi to lunch at Cracker Barrel!

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This handsome guy drives me around while he talks on his iPhone...

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We got out Pop's Teryx while we were in Boaz. It seems to keep AWA preoccupied as long as we keep riding!

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AWA also had her very first trip to Publix in Hampton Cove, Alabama...

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(Photos from this past week in Louisville...)

AWA had guacamole from Qdoba, and she LOVED it. I think it's her favorite food so far.

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I love these next two photos so much...

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Yesterday, we went with Bill and Bev Logsdon, two sweet members from Sunnyside, to Glendale, KY, to eat and to shop. AWA and I shared a veggie plate (mashed potatoes, green beans and mac and cheese), and Mat bought me the cutest little fire king blue azurite milk glass tea cup. I'm in love with it.

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This morning, Mat and I had a yard sale. It's still going on if you'd like to come buy our stuff. We'll give it to you cheap!

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Sorry for the photo overload, but I know that if I don't put these photos somewhere, we'll forget them. And that would be a pure shame.