Friday, November 30, 2007

Elizabeth Learning to Crawl

Watch this exciting video premiering a few of Elizabeth's first forward motions. (Some of this might be over dramatized :) - what can I say, I am a video guy!)

It's not to late to vote to see who Elizabeth looks like! Scroll down to view the pics then vote on the right hand navigation bar!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

You Decide

Okay it's time to let you be the one who decides. Does Elizabeth look more like her mommy or daddy? Use the pole on the righ nav bar to place your vote - "Daddy" "Mommy" or "Can't Decide".

Picture of Daddy:

Picture of Elizabeth:

Picture of Mommy:

Sunday, November 25, 2007

New Computer (continued...)

So we figured out the new computer situation and I got it all set up. It is pretty awesome! We can watch HD TV through our PC, play music, picture slide shows, and home videos. And if that is not enough I can use my 360 as a media extender and view all of the above media on our TV! Pretty cool.

Things have been going well at our home. The Thanksgiving holiday was very enjoyable. We spent it with family and friends... how can it be better than that?

We are excited about Christmas! This will be Elizabeth's first one and New Year's Eve marks our second wedding anniversary! I am sure we will have many posts to come throughout the rest of this year! Wow, the end is already almost here!

Happy Holidays,

Friday, November 16, 2007

Elizabeth's Red Letter Day

Last Friday, November 9th, Elizabeth experienced a few firsts for her life. She got to eat food for the first time. (Other than rice cereal and formula.)She had carrots and like everything else she eats, she loved it and was just happy to have food entering her mouth. :)
Her other first was her very first tooth! Yippee! Mostly I am grateful that she was able to have a tooth poke through without me even knowing it. She hasn't been extra fussy or anything. Praise the Lord! Last Wednesday my mother discovered her other front tooth had poked through too! They are the front bottom teeth and are coming in very nicely.Aren't they cute?
Hope you have a blessed week! -Rachael

Don't forget... be grateful for the everyday things!

I am so so so so SO excited about my new toy! Brandon and his parents got me a dishwasher for my birthday! My wonderful dad installed it for me and it runs like a beauty! I actually get excited about doing the dishes and I gladly offer company a "real" glass without hesitation! Thank you to all of those who made this happen for me!!! I am very grateful!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

New Computer

Today we bought a brand new computer! It is an AMD Athlon Dual Core Processor, 500GB HDD, 3GB of Ram, TV Tuner and more! We really like it.

When I went to pick up the computer today I didn't realize what I was in for:

  1. Some of my most important applications would not work or it was questionable if they would work when I upgraded from XP to Vista.

  2. After spending hours of checking into things and studying I bought the PC only to discover that this machine was not supposed to be sold. It was a display computer that had features disabled, activiations expired and 50GB instead of 500GB of space. Of course I had already set it up and unpacked it all before I realized.

  3. When I took it back to Best Buy it took forever. However, they helped me out by giving me a good discount on a 22in flat panel monitor! We are very excited about that!

  4. I spent extra money on a tv antienia because we live just south of mount trashmore.

  5. I am still not done setting up and it is after 8:00pm!

Nevertheless we are still excited. Pray that setup goes better!


Monday, November 12, 2007

New Web Album (family pics)

We just got the rest of our family pictures back from Hannah! There are some new ones but if you went to Hannahs blog you have seen most of the best. Go to to view our web album of our first family photo shoot!

We entered Elizabeth into a photo contest for cutest baby of the month. If you would like to vote for Elizabeth go to You will have to create an accout with them and they will send you a verification email. Click on the verification link on the email and then your vote will count. You can vote once a day so bookmark it and click it often!
Hope you enjoy the pics.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Heart of Worship

Hey Everyone!

Tonight we will be hosting our second Heart of Worship event. It is a night of worship, praise and testimonies. Many of the young people in YOU GROW (our weekly discipleship program) participate in the event.

If you aren't doing anything tonight we will be meeting in a old highschool auditorium on NW 1st and Broadway in Moore. The doors open at 6:30pm and the service starts at 7:00pm. A love offering for the ministry will be collected.

We hope you will come hear what God is doing and expereince a Heart of Worship with us!


Wednesday, November 07, 2007

"Halloween is on my Birthday"

As Brandon likes to say.."My birthday is not on Halloween, Halloween is on my birthday.” So for the last several years a favorite tradition has been started. When the sweet children come and knock on the door to trick or treat, Jonathan (who is dressed like a scare crow) scares them. It really is quite entertaining and we video so we get their faces. Don’t worry we have “code words” that we use if they are too little. We had a great time.

Grandma Phyllis made us breakfast for dinner at Brandon’s request. It was wonderful!

P.S. We had Elizabeth's Pictures made today. You can check the blogspot to get a peek at a few. (It might be tomorrow before they are out.) I will post some as soon as I get them!