Monday, October 31, 2011

First Words?

Yesterday my husband and I were in the kitchen preparing food for dinner.  Baby was sitting in her bumbo in the living room hanging out and enjoying herself.  We have been blessed with a very happy baby!  We were talking to Baby and she was babbling away and squealing with joy and excitement.  Oh how I love her from the innermost part of my being!

My husband and I were talking to her, and I told her,"I love you!" She smiled a great big smile and repeated, "I yuv ooo!"  It was as clear as day!  Of course both I and the husband had a little freak out moment not believing our ears, but we were both convinced she had repeated what I said.  Our suspicions were confirmed when Baby repeated "I yuv ooo" to a dear friend of ours a couple hours later!

Our child's first words-first sentence-first phrase is I LOVE YOU!  I don't know about you, but that makes me just a tad giddy inside.  I really want to march up and down the street bragging to every person that walks by!  But that would be just a little conceited... don't you think?

Baby how I love you!  You bring me so much joy and happiness!  My heart cannot express what you have done for the innermost parts of my soul!

I yuv ooo!

Her wild hair!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Humphreys Peak

Humphreys Peak elevation of 12,633 feet, Arizona's highest peek.  I attempted this mountain September the 24th with my husband.  It was one of the most difficult hikes I have attempted in my life-but so worth it in the end.  The normal 6 to 8 hour hike took us about 10 hours to complete due to my not so physical fitness and lack of experience hiking such tall mountains! :)  I also had the bright idea to wear brand new hiking shoes on this trip which caused my feet to die and fall off in the end.  Seriously.  For those of you wondering, no we did not take baby on this trip!  This was my husbands idea of a date. ;)

Enjoy the photos my husband and I took on this wonderful adventure!


We started the trip at 8 am ready and excited!


It was so beautiful out there


Originally I thought this was the peek and was excited to be almost to the top!  But I was wrong.. we still had a little ways to go..
Getting close!  11,400 ft
We made it to the saddle!
Sporting off his wonderful purse!  We decided that next time we should invest in a slightly bigger back pack so we can fit our lunches in it!
There are three false peaks on this hike.  I thought we were getting close to the top...only to discover that we still had a ways to go.  I had a little moment of depression but kept pressing on!
I love him a lot!
It was amazing to see God's creation from new heights.
Not quite to the top yet... but well above the tree line!
Do you see the peak in the distance?!

FINALLY!!!!!!!
We made it to the top and sat down to enjoy the awesomeness that surrounded us.  No words could express the glory of our God from the top of that mountain!
It was a lot of hard work, but through mostly stubbornness and pride, and of course the amazing man I like to call my husband, I made it to the top of the highest peak in Arizona!

There is a box at the top of the mountain where people can leave items or notes in.  Also, there is a notebook you can sign showing that you made it all the way!
Tada!


Unfortunately, the next thought that popped into my head after admiring all of this beauty was-Now I have to go back down!! 
Of course, he couldn't leave the mountain top without doing his famous pose!

To my wonderful husband,
     Thank you for believing in me when no one else would.  Thank you for pushing me to new limits that I never new I was capable of.  You are my rock and I thank God every second that he allows you to stay in my life.  I love you more than you will ever know.
Love,
Shy