Thursday, November 13, 2008


SO it's been a WHOLE month of life as a mommy. I can't explain how normal it I've always been doing it. It's like Payton has always been a part of me...I guess he has in a way. So many of his little noises and faces make us laugh. I can't imagine thinking anyone is more perfect. I think back often to the day he was born, and with so much JOY I relive those first few moments of meeting him. His wide eyes, filled with admonition and curiosity, his sweet little mouth, his beautiful, perfect figers and toes. I feel like he was created just for me. But, I know that's not true. I already feel God tugging at my heart to let Payton be HIS. He was created for so many great purposes- I can't wait to find out how mightly he will be used. ( OK- I can wait, because I am alright with this growing up thing going as slowly as possible- wink wink). We pray for him and his future an I am trusting God to care for his every need that I can't. It is scary to think that he is relying on my for now, so I need a lot of help! We don't know what we are doing, but that is part of the fun- and part of the FAITH we have to put in God to give us the tools. I'm just enjoying the learning process. (Could someone remind me of that in 2 years? ) And so he sleeps....I watch, wondering what will develop in my little baby boy today..hopefully some poo, 'cause that hasn't happened for about 24 hours, but aside from much he changes and grows each day and before I know it- he'll be big, doing great things for the kingdom. Yeah!

Grandma Alf

Grandma came to visit me again this last weekend. I like her a LOT. We are going to have great times together. She told me that my name means, "Warrior." She said that she has been praying for me ( no surprise- she does that often). She prays that I will be a PRAYER WARRIOR. I have a great role model for it works out. :)
We had so much fun! I can't wait to see her again at Thanksgiving.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Pastor Pat also came to visit me on my birthday. He told me that I could call him Grandpa Pat....he likes to come over just to hold me, I give him a lot of funny faces to make him laugh.

My Grandma Alf also came to visit on my birthday. I feel so loved!

So many people came to visit our little miracle! We love having a reason for company.

Cousins Lian, Lauryn, and Lexi brought their parents, my Aunt Dawn and Uncle Jeff to visit. They are going to be sooooo much fun. I can't wait 'till I can chase them!

Aunt Jeanne came for a few days. She knows a lot about babies! She and I had a date while mom and dad went for ice cream.

I love snuggling and hanging out with Grandma Bev! She and Grandpa Randy were here for a week when I was born. Mommy and Daddy were so thankful that they were here and I had a great time getting to know them and getting lots of kisses and hugs. Grandma likes to take naps with me and Grandpa is good and things like cutting my nails and burping me. I'm a natural. :)

Hmmmm....Wanna know what I think? I think this baby stuff is great. I eat, I sleep, I poop. yeha that's pretty much it. And these Parents of mine, their whole world revolves around me right now...isn't it fabulous!?!?

Mom loves to goof around and make me look cute for's not very hard. Daddy is thankful that we've gone digital or this would be costing us lots of money!

I'm very prayerful always. I always keep my hands folded in front of me in reverence. :)

Go Cubbies!

I'm going to be a Cub's fan, just like daddy...don't worry- they were waiting for next year so I could see them win the world series.

Comming home from the Hospital. Whooooo HOooooo! Welcome home Payton!

This is Payton and I the morning he was born. He was very's hard being born, you know. It was an amazing experience- most incredible of my life. I am amazed by the way it all worked out and God was my strength through it all. I love giving birth. It was God's perfect induction to motherhood. Paul was wonderful in the whole process. I'm blessed with a supportive and sympathetic hubby, who stood by my side and overcame his own fears to support me in this life accomplishment for both of us. It is pretty unbelieveable to hold this tiny creation and then look at Paul and know that Payton is a product of our love fror each other and a God given blessing! He is like an extention of who we are- together. What an amazing feeling!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Payton Allen Alf

We are happy to welcome Payton Allen Alf into our crazy world. He was born on October 8th at 4:24 a.m. We are overjoyed and love being new parents- well, most of the time. Don't ask at 2 a.m. He is happy and healthy and always full of precious surprises! We are praising the Lord every step of the way as He seems to be showing us how to love our little bundle and teaching us to rely on Him for even the smallest of things. We couldn't have asked for a more amazing birth or for a more perfect child.