Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Family Christmas

Our family (Justin, me, Jordan, Rylie...oh, and David) celebrated Christmas together Christmas Eve morning and exchanged presents with each other. Justin got me a new wedding band:) I got Justin a new drum. Jordan got a new play kitchen that she absolutely loves! And Rylie got her first Bible!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Fun Ride

Daddy showed Jordan how to push Rylie around in the box. In the last picture, Rylie was nearly run into the Christmas tree!

The girls

Jordan and Rylie sitting and watching Baby Einstein video.

Jordan put her doggies in time-out. She told them to sit (and she sat them on their bottoms) and said they were in time out for "obeying!" I'm pretty sure she means disobeying:)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Growing Up

Jordan has started saying adult phrases lately. For example, yesterday she told me, "Good job, Mommy," after I finished brushing her teeth. She often tells me "good job" when I complete a task. One day this week I brought the girls back to my classroom after school because I needed to get a few things done. Jordan enjoys spending her time eating my candy/snacks and getting into all my drawers. Once in the drawers, though, she spilled a cup with strips of paper all over the floor. I said, "Jordan, you need to pick all those up and put them back in the cup." She bent down to pick one up, looked around at the scattered paper and said, "Oh, my goodness!" I can't wait to hear more toddler talk!

My sweet girls

Decorating the Christmas Tree

Jordan helped decorate the tree this year. She got super-excited to find these giant "necklaces" in the box!

An arranged marriage!

Rylie and Lincoln were both born this summer. We love Lincoln's parents and we often joke (but we're really serious:) that they're going to get married someday.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Jordan's first bad dream

At least the first bad dream that she could communicate about.

I woke up around 3:45 last night to Jordan screaming. When I got to her, she held her hands out and said, "Hold you, hold you" and then began saying, "Opent (elephant)." I asked her if she had a dream about elephants and she said yes. After rocking, I tried to put her back to bed and she looked all around and held her hands up asking, "Opent?" (like, where's the elephant?) I told her the elephant was all gone, so she agreed and said, "opent all gone." So I tucked her back into bed, but she quickly got scared again and called for me. So, when I went back into her room, she kept saying that she wanted to sleep with me. I turned the light on and showed her there were no elephants, but she was still so scared she was actually trembling, so I let her sleep in bed with Justin and I. We laid down and she wrapped her arms tightly around my neck and said, "hold you," and then she fell asleep with her face smashed up against mine. Poor girl!

Sunday, October 18, 2009


I'm just testing to see how pictures will upload using my new updated software program on my computer. It's working nicely. I took these pictures in Iowa over Clio Festival weekend.
I doctored the purple flowers to see what my computer could do. These flowers are from Mom's garden.

Jordan sitting on the giant bolder in the yard.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Family Pictures

Our friend, Ian, from our church took our family pictures a couple weekends ago. Here are a few of my favorites! I think he did a great job.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Beautiful Baby

I took some pictures of Rylie and tried to get a little artsy with this one.

Birthday at the zoo!

Jordan celebrated part of her birthday at the zoo with family and friends. In the picture below, Jordan is trying to feed a giraffe. My mom bought all the kids a chance to feed the giraffes, but I was a bit upset that they only gave hay to feed them. Hay...they can eat hay whenever they want...of course they're not going to come eat hay from our hands!
Cool rider!
Greeting her friend Kail with a hug:)

My mom and Rylie.

A picture of all the kids...from left to right...Jordan, Elli, Maddie, Cayden, Kail, and Hope.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Jordan is 2!

My computer won't hold anymore pictures!  So, if I can figure it out, I'll post some pictures of Jordan's 2nd birthday soon.  Her birthday was August 24th.  Jordan is such a special little girl!  God has really blessed us with our sweet, beautiful girl and we pray that her life will be lived for His Glory!  Here's a little bit of what Jordan is like at 2 years old:

She is SO proud to be Rylie's big sister.  She shares her toys and gives Rylie lots of hugs and kisses.  

She is still Daddy's girl.  She also has a lot of men in her life that she has wrapped around her finger.  David, Matt, TJ, Uncle Rick, Uncle Brock, Terry, and Tyler, just to name a few.  She warms up to men so much faster than women.  

Jordan is becoming more shy, but still is a people person.  

Is learning to go potty on the toilet.  She wears big girl underwear during the day at day care.

Justin says she has OCD, but it's likely just her age.  Everything has to be done just right, and if it's not, she freaks out.  For example, when we walk through the halls at school on the way to day care, I HAVE to go through the left side doors and she HAS to go through the right side doors.  If it doesn't happen like that, she gets very upset.  

Animals FREAK her OUT!  She screams and cries if a dog gets close to her.  However, she has warmed up to cats and bunnies and is willing to pet them.

LOVES to dance, and she's good at it!  She also loves to sing!

Finally has some teeth!  

For a two year old, she does very good at obeying Mommy and Daddy, but still has a problem with whining and crying if something doesn't go her way.  Time in her room helps with this issue!

Says "I love you" so sweetly.  

Her Bible is her absolute favorite book!  We read it all the time and she insists on sleeping with it.  "Bible bed, Bible bed" is what she says.  It's so cute to see her cuddled up with it.  

It's about time!

I have not posted anything for SOOOO LONG!  A lot has happened since the last post.  May was such a busy month!  Justin came home from Iraq on Thursday, May 21st and I started labor with Rylie early Saturday morning, the 23rd.  Our friend, Felicia, baby sat Jordan while Justin and I went out on a date, and the whole time I was having contractions!  Rylie Dawson Moody was born early Sunday morning, May 24th at 2:39 am.  She weighed 6 lbs 9 oz.  

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Easter Service in Iraq

The guys that helped set up for the service (I think).

Beautiful picture of the cross.