Thursday, June 05, 2008

Introducing Jocelyn Brooke Ross!

Like father, like son - Jed and Jonathan
They both have toothpicks in their mouth.

Josh, Kayci, and Truitt left for Memphis Monday morning.
This is the picture before they hit the road.

Here she is!
Jocelyn Brooke was born Monday, June 2, at 12:57.
She weighed 7 lbs 14 oz. and was 20 3/4 inches long.
This picture was taken about 5 hours after she was born on Monday.
Please note she is already in her carseat since she came home three hours after birth!

Isn't she precious in her bow!

Jocelyn with her family (doesn't Jen look great????) This pic is on Tuesday.

Here she is talking to me on Wednesday morning before we had to leave! Isn't she beautiful?????

Monday, June 02, 2008

A little of this and a little of that...

This morning has been a whirlwind of excitement! Josh and Kayci - and our precious Truitt - are on their way to Memphis. Josh is the new pulpit minister for the Sycamore View Church of Christ there and it sounds like such an exciting opportunity! We are so proud of them and for them! Their house sounds like it is totally amazing. Can't wait to see it! But it was so hard to say good-bye - boohoo! Can't wait to hear all their stories about life in Tennessee!

Right before they left, Jonathan called from Houston to tell us that Jen is probably in labor! So today we could get to meet Jocelyn Brooke Ross! I cannot to see her! We should know something shortly. I am trying to tie up some loose ends this morning so I can make a fairly quick exit.

Summer is here! It is June! I cannot shake my former school teacher mode (and don't think I want to) that summer is the time to catch-up and do the things you want to do all year but don't have time. I treasure these months of the year!
This summer I plan to:
*sit out on my patio and drink ice tea with lemon and lime and watch my Missouri primrose bloom every night;
*read several books that are on my too-important-not-to-read list (Same Kind of Different as Me, The Shack, To Be Told, Dr. Worthington's book on Forgiveness);
*hang out with my man!

The preacher at our church, who I think is the best lookin' preacher anywhere and who I happened to be married to, shared yesterday that grace and peace go together - they are like friends. Grace is always first because without grace there is no real peace. Until you recognize that you are grace-covered, you cannot rest in peace.
Just thought I would share - May the Lord bless you with His grace and His peace!