Sunday, November 26, 2006


Thanksgiving was wonderful. Family and friends were abundant. Food and fellowship was extraordinary. Blessings continue to overflow.

Everyday I am reminded of the Lord's provision and grace, but especially on Thanksgiving. What better time to praise God than when your plate is overflowing with sweet potatoes, green beans, turkey, rolls, and stuffing...reminding us that he is constantly filling us up and our cups runneth over with blessing.

Thanks, family, for accommodating us and loving on Taylor Joy. Thanks, friends, for the laughter, fellowship and good times that were had and are always had when we get together. We love you and are thankful for you, today and always!

"Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name." Psalm 100:4

Friday, November 17, 2006

Happy Half Birthday!

Today is Taylor's Half Birthday! Wow! She's 6 months old!

We went to the doctor and were in for a surprise. She's really beefed up! She's 16 lbs, 10 oz., which puts her in the 70th percentile for weight and 27 1/2 inches, which puts her above the 95th percentile for height. She's a BIG girl. I guess it's those apples and nanas she started on a couple weeks ago...She's never even been above the 50th for weight.

She's having a pretty good half birthday. She slept almost over 10 hours last night, which made for a good day for mommy. And this morning she got a bunch of shots and has slept half the day away. So, mommy is getting alot done today. Actually, mommy is putting up Christmas decorations, so it's a WONDERFUL day! We LOVE Christmas at the Duty home, so we are getting a headstart.

Anyways, all that to say, HAPPY HALF BIRTHDAY to our little princess!

Thursday, November 16, 2006

And then there were two...

Taylor's SECOND tooth popped through this morning! YAY! For those of you who were wanting to see pictures of the "precious" teeth, here they are! She was a little fussy yesterday, but overall has been pretty much herself, praise the Lord!

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Our little Teether and Sitter

Last night during her bath time I thought I saw a little tooth bud in Taylor's mouth. I mean, I've been able to see the whites for a long time, but this...this seemed to even be protruding a little bit. I told Allen that she is going to be getting her first tooth soon and he said that I've been saying that since she was 6 weeks old. Okay, I thought...maybe not.

This morning, though, I had an inkling to check her little tooth bud, but it wasn't a bud at all, it was a TOOTH! Ah! It's SOOO cute! It's the cutest tooth I've ever seen! It's weird how everything can be so cute when you have a baby, but really it's precious. So Taylor Joy is officially a big girl with her little tooth and in other news, she's sitting! (pretty much by herself)

She sits great with the boppy around her and now even by herself she is figuring out how to balance herself so she won't topple over. She'll stick her little hand out to catch her, but sometimes she topples anyway.

I feel so proud. Sigh. Really, I never knew proud before her. This feeling is so sweet. Just imagine what I will do when she starts walking!

Monday, November 06, 2006

For Aunt B

Hi Aunt B! Thanks for my bib! I really do LOVE you! I love you Aunt Cathy and Aunt Lizzie, too! Oh, and I LOVE cereal!

I hope you LOOOVE this post!

Taylor Tot

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Our Pebbles

Taylor Joy experienced her first Halloween! She had so much fun! She's figured out how to lean forward in her stroller so she was letting the wind blow through her little red ponytail on Tuesday night as we strolled the block with the Hendrick's and Bacak's.

I guess she's hanging out with the older crowd now...

We had our annual pumpkin carving at the Duty home... and by "we" I mean that I picked out how I wanted it to look and tried to carve it before Allen stepped in and finished it.

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