Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Signing "more"

These are just about the worst pictures ever, but it was really hard to get a good one with Emma moving so quickly. Tonight at dinner she started signing "more" by putting her hands together! What a big girl!

Little musician

Grandma got Emma this new toy that has piano keys and plays music and she loves it! Today she was dancing to the music. I was able to catch a little of it in this video!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Emma has teeth!

She's been working on them for a few weeks now, but it was really hard to see in pictures.
Not anymore!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

I need to clean the windows more frequently

Because Emma started licking it.
She loves looking outside

And standing up (of course)

Friday, September 25, 2009

Outdoor girl

Emma just loves being outside. I can't blame her; we've had really nice weather lately.

She held onto my legs and walked with me.

Sometimes I think she's more photogenic outside.

Thursday, September 24, 2009


Becca, what do you think of it now? I used Picasa.

Some really cute pictures

Emma was being super cute the other day, and very cooperative with the camera, so I got some great pictures!

And my personal favorite:

Drummer in the making?

These pictures are from a few weeks ago, and I'm just now getting them up!!
Emma had a lot of fun when we visited Grandma playing with a spoon and pot!

What a cutie!

And Emma loved the bubbles (you can see the bubbles in this one, even though she's got a funny face.)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Davis Wedding

My cousin got married this weekend! Here are a few pictures from the wedding. We'll hopefully be getting more up soon of our busy adventures!
Mr. and Mrs. Joel Davis!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

NBA Hall of Fame inductions

Inductions into the NBA hall of fame were this week, with both Michael Jordan and David Robinson being honored. David Robinson's speech (which you can watch here) was one of the most sincere, humble, and powerful speeches that I have ever heard. MJ's left much to be desired. Even if you are not a basketball fan, take a look at the video of Robinson's speech, its only 7 minutes long.
Voddie Baucham (who we heard speak at a conference several years ago) wrote about the differences in the speeches given by Jordan and Robinson.
His main points:
David Elevated Others... Mike Elevated Mike
David Honored His Family... Mike Honored Himself
David Was Brief... Mike Was Indulgent
David Honored God... Mike Honored Basketball
David sees His Legacy in His Family... Mike sees His Legacy in His Highlights
His conclusion:
"Modern American sports serve as an incubator for the self-centeredness that resides in each of us. The better one performs, the harder it is to avoid “the big-head.” I cannot imagine how difficult it would be do handle Michael Jordan’s level of success. What else could he be? Where would he acquire humility, class, and selflessness? Ironically, many argue that these are the very character traits team sports build in young people. Nothing could be further from the truth. Nevertheless, these traits were definitely present in David Robinson. But where did they come from? Did the Spurs do a better job at fostering this character than the Bulls? I doubt it. Did the Naval Academy do a better job at fostering it than the University of North Carolina? Perhaps. However, I believe the key is in the speech. The “seed of faith” planted by his mom and dad; the ‘preaching’ by teammates like Avery Johnson, and the Christ to whom Robinson referred in his closing remarks all came together to shape the man who made that speech.
David Robinson is far from perfect. I’m sure he has as many flaws, foibles and faults as the rest of us. However, for seven minutes, he represented his team, his family, and his Lord very well. And he showed us all how attractive humility and grace can be.
Pray for David as he strives to walk with God. Also, pray for M.J. as he seeks to fill a massive void in the center of his life that basketball, money, fame, championships, and women can never satisfy. Pray that Christ saves him and turns his gaze to something loftier than his own highlights. Not because Jesus needs Jordan’s voice, but because M.J. needs Jesus (just like the rest of us)."
you can read all of Voddie's thoughts here

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Last weekend

This past weekend we spent time with the Dunphy side of the family. Martin's grandmother passed away several weeks ago, and this was when the family was able to get together to remember her and spread her ashes at a cemetery where she requested. It was a lot of traveling for us, but we were glad to get to visit with relatives that we see so infrequently.
The whole family at the cemetery:

The great-granddaughters releasing balloons:

One of Emma's favorite parts about the weekend was playing with her second cousin, Elizabeth, who is just about to turn 2!

They loved playing together!

Friday, September 4, 2009


I put Emma in the corner the other day.
See, she likes to watch the cars drive by behind our house.
But it was a little cold to be outside (in August, can you believe it??)
So she enjoyed herself inside by the window
watching the cars....except for when I got the camera out to document!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

New shoes

Thanks to a sale, coupon, and gift card, I got some sweet shoes this week. Thanks to a friend of a friend, we ended up with some sweet shoes for Emma too.

Some women love heels; I love Shox :-)

We've had such great weather this week, so I've been taking Emma to the neighborhood park to swing. I don't really push her, but she loves to sit in the swing. I got some really great pictures of her one day when it was absolutely beautiful out. Enjoy!