Monday, March 22, 2010

Okay guys I know I have been terrible at this lately. Things I think are starting to wind down over the holidays, birthdays and many events to attend. But let me just tell you it has been a blast. I was just sitting and thinking today about how crazy it has been since Stella was born. I had issues with going to the bathroom (lady's take your stool softeners), a large kidney stone, a broken leg were I had to wear a boot for two and a half months, and many colds....Toby has not been without he had this huge rash that took over his body taking two months for it to go away, his back nearly going out, three moles removed off his back (not cancerous) and an infection in his nose twice. Wow, this baby coming into the world really changes things...ha ha ha. We love our little Stella Bella and we would do it all over again....I think???? Just kidding! Here are just a few pictures of our little one at her baby dedication. She did so great and was just a little princess up in front of the congregation. We thought we messed up the whole deal when we realized we forgot the PACI but she held strong without it. Stella got this certification, a bible, and a stuffed frog with a book about F.R.O.G. (Fully Rely On God). I hope with all my heart that she will come to know the Lord at a early age and learn to fully rely on him. One of the pictures is Miss Priss sitting so big in her little red rocking chair while sipping on her sippy cup. She thinks she is big stuff getting up and down off the chair. Well I know people told me not to worry she will get off the bottle and take the cup.....YEA she did it. No more worrying until our next stage :) One day I was home and wanted something warm and filling to eat so for lunch I made spaghetti and she loved it. I think it is so hilarious how much she looks like "The Zachary's" in this picture. Well I hope this finds everyone well. I will try and be better about posting....I know I keep saying that.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Hello everyone, wow it has been awhile...sorry life is just busy but great. We are loving this time of year. We had a great Halloween Party which I have only been wanting to have since we were married. We had about 20 friends and all the kiddos. It was a little crazy at times. At one point I just stopped and looked around. The noice level was insane and all of the kids were either screaming, laughing, or crying. I just thought to myself, man life has changed so much over the last two years...but I wouldn't miss this for the world. Stella is just so much fun now, she is vocal, recognizes people and friends. She laughs and plays with Toby and I. We have a very observant child. Stella doesn't miss a thing to me moving around decorations in the house to my dangling earrings that I put on during her nap. I am so in love with her that my heart is just over flowing. Toby and I are doing great...marriage is wonderful with us continuing to learn how to communicate better and serve each other more. I have been really trying to be a wife that the Lord wants me to be. It is hard because of my selfish nature but I want to please him in my actions. Toby has been working so hard driving across the metroplex daily to provide for us...this is usually the time he starts to not like his job but he is still going strong. Please pray for the both of us, WE ARE GETTING OLD...Toby's back is hurt with the MRI showing a buldging disc and pinched nerve and I am stuck in a boot for my lower leg having tendonitis and slight stress fracture. I have been ignoring my leg pain thinking it was just chin-splints over the past four months but your body will let you know when it has had to much. I am still being strong working out...which suprisingly I am starting to enjoy...crazy I know. My girlfriend and I are starting at the gym at 5:30am and work out on the bike and she is on the treadmill. Then we lift weights, man I am so weak in my upper body. You would think carrying a baby would do the trick. I am so glad I will be stronger by the time she is one. Just a few more months and our precious little baby wont be a baby any longer. Feb 11th is just around the corner and Stella will turn one. Life isn't always perfect but we are trying daily to get through the bumps in the road. My brother is coming home soon for the holidays and I can't wait to show off Stella. We miss him but he is proudly serving our country in the ARMY. Please pray for his safety and protection, especially during this curtain time. We hope everyone that reads this is well and healthy. We miss you so much....JT, KT, ST, and ST. Can't wait to see you guys. Love, The Zachary's

Monday, September 14, 2009

Sorry we have been a little busy with life lately. I have been wanting to update our blog for weeks so here it is......We have celebrated our precious little girl turning 6mths and now 7mths old. She is so much fun, laughing, gabbing, and just loving people. We have had not so much fun with teething. She was kicked out of daycare for having to many loose watery diapers, cried and cried, needed extra lovin's and lots of Tylenol. We finally discovered these great teething tablets that work. So no more Tylenol unless we are really having a bad day. She has finally cut the bottom right front tooth but she is working on another as we speak. I have decided to mold my cooking with some Rachel Ray recipes and I have had some good luck. Toby is enjoying me experimenting in the kitchen. He even liked my citrus stir fry meal. One of my girlfriends from MSU came to stay with us as her journey was underway from San Diego, CA to Virginia. Thanks Amanda for stopping by to see us and Miss Stella. The NICU has been crazy busy so I have been working extra. It is wonderful getting to have adult conversations instead of baby talk. But I have been missing my Stell-Bell. Toby has been "wonder dad" hanging out and taking over when I have needed help. Stella is so blessed to have such a great and natural DAD. We had a good Labor day weekend, missed the trip to see my brother which wasn't fun, but got to see antique john deer tractors. Wow, you think but it was so cool. Stella got to take her first ride on one, it was a 1952 John Deer. Sharon and Keith took us to the smokehouse, man how we miss great barbecue........I think I ate until I couldn't walk. On another note, Stella has joined the church nursery now. Our last time taking her into the service she squealed and talked so loud that Toby and I had to leave, we went to the family room and still had to take turns in and out to the hall so Stella could gab and laugh all she wanted. I think I am in trouble, she is going to talk our ears off. Stella is loving the new view from sitting up by herself. She topples over after a minute but she is getting better and better. She is wanting to walk, run, scoot, and just plain go. Toby and I were talking last night saying "we better enjoy this soon we will be running all over the house keeping her out of everything." Hope all is well, may the Lord bless everyone during this tough economic time. Please pray for family and friends that are being significantly affected. Love ya'll........The Zachary's.
Happy 6mth Birthday!!! My thoughtful Grandparents brought me sweet treats for turning 6 months old. I loved seeing them and my mommy and daddy loved eating the sweets. Thank you Grammy, Grampy, Pawpaw and Grandma for celebrating with me.

My mommy and I do laundry together and I love playing in the clothes. We play hide and seek but she always does the hiding.

Mmmm.......Mmmm......Yummy Sweet Potatoes!!! I love my first vegtable, it makes my tummy happy. The best thing about eating is I get to play with the bowl afterwards.

Go Cowboys!!! My Daddy won two box tickets for the game by getting closest to the hole on a par three during a company golf tournament. Mommy got to go instead of me, not fair......But they had a fun. I love the Cowboys.