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September 25, 2008

Lilli is 2!

Today Bug turns 2! *cliche alert* It really doesn't seem like it could be possible.

Unfortunately, her grand entrance to the world was a bit rocky. Her origional due date was October 30th, so when my water broke early Monday morning on September 25th, we were understandably a little surprised! However, her actual birth was a lot less eventful then poor Conner's and since she was only 5 lbs she slipped right out into this world at 12:26 pm Monday afternoon.
She's HERE!

She came out giving us hell and hasn't stopped since. She was having a bit of a time breathing so they decided to go ahead and take her to the nursery for some oxygen help. I got to give her a quick kiss after seeing her all cleaned up!
Lillian Eve Stockton Paris

Later the drs came in and said they were going to go ahead and take her over to Kosairs for some additional breathing help while she grows a little more. I was obviously saddened but grateful that such a wonderful hospital was so close and it was nothing worse. Adam went with her to the hospital. They strapped her down and brought her in for a quick goodbye. (this was when I lost my sh*t)
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After a little over 2 weeks of extra sunnin', eating, resting and growing
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We went home on October 5th. Bean finally got to meet his sister.
first meeting

Then someone gave her permission to grow up and she turned 1!
Lilli's first birthday (4)

I woke up this morning and she was 2! Who's behind this? I want all the baby growin' to stop!!!
Lilli is 2 today!

Like I wrote on Conner's birthday, she is one of the few things I know I did right, and will never, ever regret.

Happy Birthday Bug, I love you.

In honor of her birthday, and since she's too small to realize she's supposed to get a lot of stuff on her birthday, I have made a donation in Lilli's name to Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep. I am in the process of becoming an affiliated photographer with them. If you can, take the time to learn a little more about this wonderful organization and what they do. Then pray that you never, ever, ever have to use them.

September 24, 2008


So when the remnants of Hurricane Ike blew through the area last week, Chez la Ceece got hit pretty hard!

We had a big part of a tree down in the back and a big branch in the front, with damage to both the house roof and the garage roof. BUT no injuries and given the size of the trees on our property we're actually pretty lucky. Plus, we've got home insurance and really the only thing that upset us a little was the fact that one branch did go through a wall of the house, into the bedroom that we JUST got done stripping the wallpaper from, skimcoating and painting!

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Oh well, at least it's a tiny hole!

Here's the front part of the house.

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We were pretty excited though to get a peek of the woodwork underneath the nasty vinyl! It's gorgeous and we're even more motivated to get the rest of the evil stuff off and spruce up the beautiful wood underneath!

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The wind flung open the storm door and it hit the planter sitting on the porch and shattered the glass. It was a little scary as I was standing right there. It also bent the frame and tore part of the screws out of the door jamb!

The tree that went down in the back and tore up part of the garage, our 2 fences and broke the old window on the side of the garage :-(

If you want to see more pictures, click on any of the ones above.

Thanks to everyone who came and helped saw, move and clear!

September 01, 2008

Family Pictures

My pal Scotty took our family pictures the other night.

He's got a few up already.

Check 'em out!