Monday, December 28, 2009

Audrey’s first Christmas

Audrey’s first Christmas was very nice.  We had lots of family time with the Marsh clan and got to hang out with lots of aunts, uncles and cousins.

On Christmas day we went to Aunt Janice’s and we had a “Chinese” gift exchange.  After a year on furlough the Chia Pet made an appearance again. For those of you who don’t know the story of the "Chia Pet”, Nanny gave it to Charlie, Laura’s husband, his first year in the family.  The next year Laura and Charlie gave it back to Nanny for Christmas.  After Nanny died Laura found the Chia Pet when we were cleaning out her house so in memory of Nanny she gave it to Jeremy his first year in the family.  So like I said after a year on furlough the Chia pet made a surprise reappearance.   We have had so much fun with this Chia Pet - thank you Nanny for giving us such great memories.

Here are some of the pictures from Christmas.


Uncle Wes I do not wear CAMO


Audrey in her new hat from Santa


Audrey digging in her stocking


Audrey was so ready to open presents that mommy didn’t even get to have her coffee yet.


Oh I’m so excited


Ok lets take a little break to eat


What’s on my head?


Audrey and Blair


Christmas baby




Family picture


Cuddling with Jack



Splish splash I was taking a bath.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas letter 2009


Merry Christmas from the Lawrence’s

This has been a very exciting year for the Texas Lawrence's. Much of the year revolved around preparing for and the arrival of our little princess, Audrey Belle. Audrey’s middle name is Belle after a tradition from both sides of the family, my dad’s mom Elisabeth Belle, my mom, Patti Belle and me, Julia Belle.

Jeremy and I spent most of the year waiting on our house to be repaired from the damage that Hurricane IKE caused to our roof and extra bedroom. Once we had all four walls back again we began painting and decorating for the “BIG DAY”. Jeremy got very good at putting together furniture (who knew baby furniture could be so difficult). Around April we begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel so our preparation became more intense. The “Big Day” finally arrived (after a long labor) and on June 20, 2009 at 3:05 a.m., Audrey arrived. She weighed 6 lbs 14 oz and was 19 ¾ inches long and had the chubbiest cheeks you have ever seen. Over the next several months we spent countless hours bonding and getting to know our little girl.

Audrey is now 6 months old and is growing like a weed. She is sitting up almost entirely by herself and eats lots of carrots, apples and bananas. She is such a sweet little girl and has impacted our lives so much in this short amount of time that it is hard to imagine our lives without her.

We close 2009 with excitement looking to the future to see what God has in store for our little family.

Merry Christmas and Happy 2010

Jeremy, Julia and Audrey Belle

Saturday, December 19, 2009

December Fun

Audrey is getting to be so big.  She is almost 6 months old and is growing like a weed.  We have been battling ear infections on and off for the past 6 months.  We have had 2 1/2 infections and have had 3 rounds of antibiotics.  Hopefully this is not an indicator of things to come.  Kizzie has really taken a liking to Audrey and they nap together a lot.  Here are a few pictures of Audrey this month.


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Saturday, December 12, 2009

Audrey’s first visit to Santa

Last Thursday Santa can to visit all the little boys and girls at Avalon Academy.  I hope Audrey told him what a good little girl she has been this year.  She is such a smiley little girl these days I guess she wasn’t really sure about this guy.

We hope everyone has a Merry Christmas, and remember that Jesus is the reason for the Season.


Tuesday, December 1, 2009