Saturday, December 25, 2010

Riding Horse!

Annie's first Christmas!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Baby Annie Elf

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Lauren
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Monday, December 20, 2010

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

On the move

It's 60 degrees outside but she wanted to wear her hat still!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Boots on the Ground

'Boots on the ground, boots on the ground; can't wait 'til he gets his boots on the ground." -to the tune of 'Pants on the ground' by Lauren Coe

Lauren
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Friday, December 10, 2010

Blue Bell

I left the ice cream upstairs on the lamp table while I went to get Addisons dinner. This is what I came back to. Awesome! She moved the tub and was digging in.

3 months!

Happy 3 months Annie Odessa!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

M&M jar

The ones outside the jar are counting down 'til around Christmas. The jar was full in September! 26% completed!
The DVD boxes behind the jar give you some perspective o how big the jar is. Oh, and there are 2 m&m's per day.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Aunt Ashley

Aunt Ashley feeding Annie!

Christmas decorating!

Olivia (6) helping Papa put the tree top on!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Tangled

First movie! We are seeing Tangled with Mimi, Papa, Aunt Nancy, Aunt Muffin and 6 of her cousins!
So much fun and so many good Thanksgiving memories!
All this fun with only 3 hours of sleep! I love being a mom!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving!

Thankful for my little Annie baby!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Birthday Dessert!

Thank you Meredith and Leslie for treating me to a great birthday dinner, movie, and dessert! And thanks to Mom for watching my girls!

Fun Lunch!

Addison's idea of a fun lunch! Sorry Isaac, we'll wash the Mac n Cheese off of your trucks!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Thoughts on the Church

Just a little lite reading while getting a pedicure.
"Even when we clearly understand how 'ekklesia' is used in the New Testament, we struggle to conceive of the 'church' apart from buildings and denominational titles" neither of which are mentioned in the Bible.
* "From the Ground Up" page 28.

More thoughts to come.

Lauren
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Friday, November 12, 2010

Thursday, November 11, 2010

2months!

She's 2 months old! And healthy!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

More Root Beer!

Root Beer!

She loves root beer just like her Daddy. She also likes Diet Coke and she especially likes Sprite!
We are having a treat while we enjoy the Fall weather!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Friday, October 8, 2010

Addison holding Annie!

Annie is 4 weeks old today!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Fall Fun Pic

Addison and Annie update!

There have been many changes in the last few weeks! The most important one is the addition of Annie Odessa Coe to our family. She is 3.5 weeks old now! She sleeps and eats often. She's starting to lift her head more and have longer periods of wakefulness! Most people ask how she sleeps at night. She only wakes up every 4 hours to eat and most of the time goes right back to sleep. Ocassionally she stays awake for an hour due to gas pain. Those nights have been few; I feel fortunate to have a good baby!
Addison update: She loves her baby sister. She is very attentive to her and does not like when Annie cries. She tries to put the passy in her mouth when she cries and likes to comfort her by patting her. Since Annie's birth, Addison has been mimicking me. She likes to wrap up her babies and hold them or place her babies in Annie's swing.
Addison also started preschool two days a week at FBC McKinney. She seems to enjoy it and her teachers say she is wonderful! She has gotten alot better at doing puzzles and coloring. However the increased interest in coloring has led to coloring on walls, windows, and furniture! Ha! not too funny really!
With Addison going to preschool it gives me time for doctors visits, spending time with friends and running errands. I have enjoyed preschool too!
Most of you know that I moved in with my parents and the Lemmons! The Lemmons have been a huge help with the new baby. They pick up the slack where I can't. It's difficult to nurse Annie and get things (lunch, a cup of milk, etc.) for Addison. We also take turns, them more than me, taking the kids to preschool!
We just enjoyed a wonderful visit from Aunt Cindy and Grandad Addison. We went to 3 soccer games and The Colony High School Football game! It was an eventful weekend and terriffic to spend time with them! Thanks for coming AC and grandad!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Welfare

Jeremiah writes to the Israelites who are in exile in Babylon. Prosper here, marry your children off, “seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf; for in its welfare you will have welfare” (Jeremiah 29:7). If the city prospers then you will prosper.
Then I must ask myself, am I concerned about the welfare of my city? Or am I just concerned about my own welfare, my situation, my surroundings. Is my church concerned about the city or just the people within the walls? Are people just going to magically show up on our doorstep? Maybe. but probably not. What if we went out? What if the church helped people “go out” instead of just saying “go!” What can we do to reach our city? What can I do to reach my city? How can I help others “go!” How can I go?

I was surprised when I heard that Sodom and Gomorrah weren’t destroyed because of their sexual perversions. However, according to Ezekiel 16:49 “the guilt of Sodom was that the people had pride, excess of food, and prosperous ease, but did not aid the poor and needy.” Is that us? Is that me? Do I live in abundance yet neglect the needy around me. If we are at war then why do I surround myself with elegance as if we aren’t at war (John Piper)? Can I “live more simply so others can simply live” (Gandhi)? Am I complacent? Am I too comfortable?

As a church member, as a youth leader, as a wife and mother, as a Christian, how can I organize my life so that my life makes a difference in the Kingdom of God? How can I use my time and energy to engage the poor and needy for the glory of God? What can I do? Who can I be? Lord, by your grace and mercy guide my feet with purpose and my heart with a passion for the welfare of McKinney/Dallas.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Embrace or Repress

Well it's been an interesting week to say the least. If life wasn't surprising then it would be boring. Who likes boring? In light of the events of this week I've found myself reflecting on my feelings; it's helped that Addison has been away at her Nana and Granpaw's house. It seems in life that you can either repress/ignore your emotions or embrace them. A couple of examples come to mind: with playing soccer I never embraced my feelings of anxiety or excitement. I tried to repress them which never worked very well. Repressing them led to more anxiety. By not dealing with them I had to deal with their side effects. It's in embracing these feelings that separates good athletes from the great ones.
Also, last night after the youth bible study Warren (an elder) spoke about the tension he felt in his heart as a result of hearing John Piper's video. He said we can either embrace the truth, though it may be a hard teaching, or we can run from it. I've often found that true in my spiritual walk. God reveals himself and I can choose to step closer, which often seems scary, or I can step away. I'm not sure if I've ever chosen to step away, but by not stepping forward I've "stepped away."
So it goes with this difficult situation. I can try to repress my feelings but that seems to create a fog of sadness. I don't want to live in a fog. It's hard to describe this fog, everything feels heavy and distant. I've tried this go-round to address my feelings rather than repressing them. What's wrong with feeling sad? It's only in naming my feelings and taking them to God that I can embrace them and live an abundant life.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The last 6 weeks

Or has it been 2 months since I've written? Well, we were looking to
buy a house and we decided that was not the best decision right now.
So all that time "wasted" looking at houses will be wisdom for our
next home buying experience. For now, we've settled into our 2
bedroom, 1000 sq. ft. apartment in McKinney. Everything fits nicely
for now. When we add baby #2 it shall be a bit more tight but
manageable.
We have not decided on a name yet. It didn't seem this difficult when
we named Addison. We'll decide shortly; what's the rush? Hopefully we
have 14 more weeks.
Since I wrote last, Addison is walking very well. She loves to read
books. If I am sitting down she takes that as her invitation to bring
me a book to read. Her newest thing is trying to feed herself with a
spoon. She does really well and can sometimes get food on the spoon.
It takes longer to feed her but she has to grow up somehow. At her 15
month checkup she was 24lbs. In the 60th percentile. I can't remember
her height but she was in the 74th percentile.
Also, on the homefront Tracy got a job with CBeyond. He will sell
broadband and phone service to businesses. It starts this Monday. I
also am taking 12 youth to a camp this Monday while Nana and Granpaw
take care of Addison.
That's all for now!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Baby Girl #2!

video

It has been a while since I've written.
Since then, Tracy's facial pain is feeling much better. The MRI came back as normal. We got a copy of it too and enjoyed looking at his brain. Most days he has no pain at all even without medicine.
My family all had a stomach bug, yuck! First Ewan got it then, William, Violet and Olivia. The next day Lance and Aaron both got it and then me and Meredith got it! yucky-t-yuckerson!
Addison took a few steps all by herself on Monday night! She's getting so big and doing very well with her baby sign language. She also likes to give Zerberts, some people call them raspberrys, instead of kisses now. Most mornings my mom enjoys holding her while she puts her makeup on and drys her hair. Addison just sits in moms lap the whole time and carefully observes. Mom thinks she's going to be a makeup artist someday! Ha!
We started looking for a house to buy since renting an apartment in McKinney is pretty expensive. We found one we like, now to see if we can get it before the tax credit expires. Although mom says she's sad that we will be moving out, I think she'll be happy b/c we will be less than 3 miles away.
Tracy started a job as an Auto Rescue guy who drives to people's cars in he area and jumps them off or fixes flats. He just started and seems to enjoy it so far. He also has enrolled for classes to start working on his MBA! This is something he's wanted to do for a while now and we've talked about since he finished his undergrad. It didn't seem practical or possible before, but now seems to be the right time!
I started working part-time at Parkway again. It's the church I worked at before I moved to Fort Worth. It's going to be an exciting summer, busy with youth activities!
A lot of exciting things are happening around here. There's hardly a dull moment anymore.

Lastly, we found out Monday that the new addition to our family will be a baby girl! We don't have a name picked out yet. We haven't even discussed it yet. I hope the video downloaded so you can see her yawning!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Tracy's situation

The short answer is that the ENT said Tracy has trigeminal neuralgia (facial nerve pain).
The longer story is: About the first of March Tracy started experiencing pain in his sinuses, jaw and teeth. The pain became so severe that we went to the ER on Saturday, March 13th. The doc said he had sinusitis and gave him Amoxicilian and Vicadin. Six days later he was still in pain so we returned to the ER. This doctor decided he needed a head CT scan to determine if he had a sinus infection. At this point that would have been the simple answer, but no such luck. They found no sinus infection and prescribed a different pain med., Ultram, and suggested we see an ENT. At this point he's been in pain three weeks and we are frustrated because we don't know the cause. Monday morning he was feeling fine but by Monday night he was in severe pain again. We went to the ENT this morning hoping for some answers. After describing his pain, sharp pain like someone drilling in his jaw and teeth on the left side of his face, his face is tender to the touch, and pain in his ear, the doctor said you have trigeminal neuralgia (like we knew what that was). He said it is fairly rare and has the most debilitating pain of the problems that he sees. Tracy was relieved by this, at least he wasn't crazy. The doctor prescribed 4 things: a steroid, a pain med specifically for nerves, a stronger form of Vicadin, and an MRI. We hope to have the MRI by the end of the week to determine if any blood vessels are compressed. If so then we'll proceed from there. For now he's taking his meds and resting, while it isn't hurting.
For me the situation is heart wrenching. I just sit by watching as he shrieks in pain. We are glad that the ENT pin pointed the problem, or so we hope. He continues on the nerve pain meds for 2 weeks. We are hopeful that this will relieve his pain more so than the Vicadin does. I'm just ready for everyone to be healthy again! Your thoughts and prayers are appreciated. We hope the worst is behind us and that healing is ahead for Tracy.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Addison Turns Toddler!

It's hard to believe that our baby girl just turned one. I've seen other kids grow up, but there is something special about watching my own daughter grow up. I never realized, or gave it much thought, as to how much a baby changes in their first year. I don't change that much in a year. I might put on or loose a few pounds, get a new hairstyle or get some new clothes, but nothing like the changes from infant to toddler. When we brought her home from the hospital all she did was cry, eat, and want to be held. Now she can feed herself, crawl everywhere (even up and down stairs), and she only wants to be held when she's tired.
Yesterday, I fed her chicken nuggets for dinner. I cut them in quarters and set them on her tray for her to feed herself. Her Cheerio cup happened to be on her tray too. I could hear her throwing her nuggets on the ground, her way to say she's finished eating. I go over and think, "you did a pretty good job eating; you only threw 2 pieces on the ground." When I started cleaning her up I realized that she had stuffed over half her nuggets in her Cheerios cup. Silly girl! It's been an exciting year watching our baby grow up.
We all had fun at her party, you can see 2 pics below. Thank you to Aunt Cindy and Granddad for coming over and my sisters for being here too! Thank you all for loving us and our daughter!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Trying again

Relaxing

This is Addison lounging on the couch last night!

Lauren
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Date: January 29, 2010 19:16:40 CST
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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

New Year! Big News!

We're pregnant again with our second child, well mostly me, hahah!Addison and this baby will be 19 months apart. It's a little closer than I'd like but we could have worse problems.
We had a great Christmas with all of our family. The snow on Christmas Day was great. The kids opened their Santa gifts then we went out and played in the snow for a bit before opening more presents. Now, that's a tradition I could get use to. We enjoyed our time in Nach and New Caney. Tracy and I dressed up as VJ day, the sailor and nurse kissing for "The Big Event" New Years party. My other favorite costumes were Marcela's "Octomom" and Jackie's "Tropical Depression."
Having a child during the holidays made them much more special. I got all excited again about Santa and opening presents like I did as a kid. I guess I was excited for Addison and excited to be with my baby girl and hubby for the holidays. That all seems like old news!
Recently, we are getting settled in here at my parents house, enjoying seeing old friends, and finding all new doctors that accept Tricare (OB/Gyn, Pediatrician, optometrist, and ENT). Phew that's a lot of different doctors. Excuse me if my next several posts are just doctor updates. I go to the Optometrist on Monday and then the OB/Gyn on Wednesday, Addison goes to the ENT on the 27th and for her 12 month check up on her birthday! Speaking of her birthday, we are having a party at my parents house on Saturday the 13th. Sorry Meredith, you get to share your birthday with my daughter this year! More details to come about the party.
I hope everyone is having a fabulous New Year!