Sunday, March 29, 2009

I saw the Light

This picture kind of makes me laugh. I forgot to mention that on Friday, Harper had her last RSV shot of the year. She did pretty good. She weighed 12 lbs and 11 oz. BIG GIRL!
I heard through the grapevine today that our (cute and single) pediatrician is moving to Africa soon to be a medical missionary. Yeay for Jesus , sad for us. So I guess we'll be looking for a new one before too long.
Harper enjoyed having her grandparents here. She gets spoiled when there are lots of hands wanting to hold her!
You were all asking about the light panel. Here it is - Scott finished it today (ignore our mess of a garage). Scott got the instructions here. Once we get some backdrops and a set up - I'll post pictures of before and after to show you how it makes a difference.
A blogger sent me a great link that talks about how to make neat backdrops from fabric. Here is the link. I may be experimenting this week- stay tuned!

A lot of you have asked when we will start getting Harper out. We are going to try and make Easter Sunday our first family trip back to church (I can't wait) and then after that - we will probably start taking her out. She'll be 3 months at that point. We'll still be pretty cautious but I feel safer once sick season is past and with her RSV shot. I can't wait to be back around all of our friends!!!!

The title of my blog today reminds me that Scott and I have been excited that our FAVORITE David Crowder is working on a new album (called "Church Music") and we can't wait to get our hands on it. Maybe we can take Harper to her first David Crowder concert before too long! I just realized he is from Texarkana. He would say Texas but I'll say Arkansas. (If you like DCB - what is your favorite song????)

And finally : keep this family in your prayers. They have a little girl who has been battling a brain tumor for a year and it does not look good.
http://captainhambone.typepad.com/emily/2009/03/march-29.html

And this little boy is having heart surgery today

http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/townsendhale

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91 comments:

Rob and Amy said...

Can't wait to read more about the photography adventures!!! I love, LOVE David Crowder, and my favorite song is an oldie but goodie...and will always be my favorite...All That I Can Say.

Booksh Bunch said...

Cute little girl!

The Pearson's said...

kelly! i started reading your blog on the day harper was born...before you knew she was even sick! i somehow wandered upon it and i've been hooked ever since! around that same time, i started going back to church for the first time in years. you are such an inspiration and harper is oh so cute!

Chad and Rebecca said...

Kelly, I started reading your blog when your little Harper was in the hospital. I look forward to reading it everyday. The drummer from David Crowder, Jeremy Bush, he and I grew up in our youth group together. He is a wonderful guy and he used to play the drums in our youth band. I wish I would have payed more attention to his drumming skills back then. I just wanted to tell you how very cute I think you and your family are!

Lori said...

Harper looks like she loves having her grandparents around! That will be interesting to see the before and after shots with the new light panel. Very creative! Easter is right around the corner, I am already looking forward to seeing what Harper will be wearing for Easter Sunday!

Katie said...

Oh, I can't wait to see what a great photographer you will become. Pretty soon, your friends will be coming over for appointments during the day to get shots done in your "studio"!

alittlewater said...

Kelly, I'm so glad Harper is doing well! Too bad the nice single doctor is moving to africa, but i'm sure africa will be blessed by him. My fave DCB song is "Here is our King"

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

Wow, can't wait to see the difference it will make!

P.S. I saw the shoes on your blog the other day, and ran right to the website to order Clara a pair! I'll probably put them in her Easter basket!

Her Preppiness said...

Harper looks great. So glad that you will be able to go out on Easter as a family.

Gracie Beth said...

Kelly, I am SO glad y'all have been so cautious with Harper because my cousin got RSV when she was a newborn from the church nursery and almost died. I want to scream when I see people who have their newborns in walmart and the mall when it is freezing outside!

Paige said...

Kelly - I can't wait to get my hands on the new David Crowder Band either! Love the pictures of Harper. Praise God she is doing so well and growing! Your love for the Lord is apparent and I thank you for being a "light" to me as a Christian young woman.

Blessings!

Mrs. Sugarbear said...

In no particular order- Wholly Yours, Undignified, Everything Glorious, All I Can Say.... I'm also a particular fan of his versions of All Creatures of Our God and King, and Come Thy Fount of Every Blessing...

Abby said...

The album "Church Music" sounds like it might be like Bart Millard's "Hymned Again". Have you heard it? He's the lead singer for Mercy Me. I wrote about it last month in a post. http://abbysugarandspice.blogspot.com/2009/03/visit-wtih-fam.html.

I love your photography. Harper is just so cute! I can't wait to see your at-home studio!

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Can't wait to see what the back drop does!

Mrs. J Manny said...

Stars is my favorite

but when im really hyper and feel like jumping around, undignified pumps me up...

Adirondackcountrygal said...

So glad Harper is doing so well!

chickadee@afamiliarpath said...

that's so neat. i can't wait to see the difference it makes in your pictures. you sure learn a lot about photography when you have kids, don't you?

monelle said...

I am excited to get this information about the light panel. I will have to share this with our Video Technology teachers in my school district. You know how schools are always on a budget! This looks affordable.

Can't wait to see Miss Harper's Easter outfit :)

Mandi said...

Easter Sunday was D's first time in church, too!

I'm so impressed with the "photography studio" you have going on in your house. (:

I LOVE David Crowder and it's too hard to pick one song that's my favorite!

Jenn Prather said...

Easter Sunday 2006 was Addies first time in church too! Its really special!

I LOVE that pic of her at the top of the post!!! She has the prettiest eyes!

Jennifer Henry said...

Hi Kelly! I'm one of your many faithful readers! (From Nashville, Tn!) I began reading your blog right after Harper was born.

I just wanted to send you a quick word of thanks for posting all the prayer requests for families in need. I know they are appreciative. :)

Kristin said...

Oooh! Thank you so much for the backdrop link! I'm going to try that for sure!!

demp5 said...

Dear Kelly,
Precious picture of Harper! I had a Nov. baby and Dec. baby and started to get a little stir crazy after a while. When I asked my ped. about getting out, he recommended that I "wear" the baby in a front-pack facing towards me. He said that people would be less likely to touch/kiss the baby this way. Just a thought :)
Blessings~
Meghan

Following Him said...

What a sweetheart and those big eyes are so beautiful :)
~Elyse~

Alison said...

I will definitely be picking up David Crowder's next album! :) Harper looks adorable, as always!

Randee said...

Kelly The 1st photo of Miss. Harper is so cute . . . . But , Once again . . . I tell yours & Scott's Daughter , Little Miss. Harper Brown Stamps , Looks exactly like a baby Photo of Me when I was a baby. Althought I was away skinier at birth than Little Miss. Harper was. Since I was born with Spina Bifida.

Claire said...

I love that screen, what a clever thing! I haven't heard DCB before, I shall go and seek him out!

:-)

Cxx

Becky said...

Neat screen. I wish my son-in-law, the homicide detective, would focus on my live grandchildren once in a while. Actually, he does, just don't see much of the results.....

Thank you for sharing about baby Emily. Breaks my heart. I will be praying.

Kylie said...

My three year old son absolutely loves David Crowder and his favorite is "You Make Everything Glorious". He knows all the words and requests it in the car! (we love "Never Let Go," too) We live in Waco (TX), where David Crowder's church is, and one day my husband took my son to the zoo and they saw David just walking around there and Hudson was so excited meeting him- it was better than Elmo to my boy!

Heather said...

Wow, I am pretty impressed that your hubby would do that for y'all!
I bet you will get some great pics. Thanks for mentioning these families that we can pray for!

PaisleyJade said...

Very excited to hear the news about DC's new album!!

Nichole said...

I'm usually a lurker, but wanted to suggest marine vinyl for a backdrop! You can get it at JoAnn Fabrics for 12.99 a yard, and if you sign up for the e-mail list, you get 50% off coupons all the time! Also, www.ilovephotography.com is an AMAZING resource for children's photography!!

Rachel said...

I am so impressed too with the back drop and I cannot wait to see the difference in pictures!

BTW - We go to Bentonville Peds too and we use Cadle and I LOVE HER!! She has been great with Claire and Owen and I think you would love her. She has many patients and sometimes does not take new, but I think you could get in if needed. Just thought I would let you know =).

Jacquie said...

"Little Miss" is cuter and cuter every day. And getting big!

I'm anxious to see how your light panel works.

Puttin' On The GRITS said...

He is a mighty cute Pediatrician...I agree! Harper is mighty cute too! :)

Rebekah Wallace said...

Everything Glorious has really blessed me in the past year because I finally realized that applies to me. He is doing a new work in me and those words were such a blessing. Just saw DCB in concert (for the second time in 6 months) in February!

KRISTEN'S PALACE said...

i cant wait to see what harper wears for easter! :)

~Nicole~ said...

I love David Crowder and my fav song is All That I can Say...means so much to me...gives me goose bumps just thinking of the words! And I'm especially spoiled because I live in Waco, which is where David Crowder's home church is, so I can here them everytime they are in town...which has been a lot lately!

Lindsey said...

Kelly, I am also from NWA and go to Bentonville Peds. Our daughter Stella is 21 months old and we love Dr. Foster but we also think that Dr. Cadle is wonderful.

kapjones said...

Texas all the way baby! I don't know if you remember I'm from Texarkana too. Can you believe I watched David Crowder in a youth band when I was in youth group at church?!?!? I still can't believe he's made it so big! LOVE his music!

bethany1699 said...

favorite david crowder band song would be undignified

Shelby said...

Don't know about favorite, but we sang The Remedy this morning in church - I love that one! Glad Harper is doing so well, I don't comment often, but I love looking at your pictures and I still pray for you guys.

Courtney said...

Can't wait to see all the new photo shoots with the new backdrop!
Courtney

ilovepink said...

Easter Sun will be the first Sun we take our new baby to church too! She is already 13lbs!! We call her a chunky monkey too! I love DCB. Our God Reins is my favorite. Harper looks cuter than ever!

Jenna said...

That first picture is too cute. Funny girl!

I am so impressed with the light panel I cannot even tell you. Can't wait to see the pictures of your lovely and adorable subject.

Love ya girl!

Chari said...

I'm interested to hear how the panel works out!

Leslie said...

Hey, Kelly.
We also used the pediatrician you are using until our insurance changed and we couldn't use him anymore. We found one at the NWA Pediatric clinic. Let me tell you, it's WORTH THE DRIVE!! The clinic is set up where you go in a totally different entrance and clinic for well visits than you do for sick visits. This is a big deal for me, because doctor's offices are SO nasty for kids with their germs!!! Dr. Davis also sees patients at a new clinic in Tontitown. It's a nice clinic and makes the drive shorter, but I'd suggest going to the main clinic for well child visits just for the safety of the way the clinic is set up. ANYWAY, here is the link to the center. Dr. Orrin Davis. And, by the way, I had a little crush on HIM too.=)http://www.nwapeds.com/prov/davis.htm

zanesmommy said...

Too ironic, our first trip as a family after Z-man was released from solitary because of RSV was Easter Sunday, 3 years ago. What a great time to make her entrance!

Kathryn said...

Have lurked for a while, but I just had to comment on your DCB question. I adore "Everything Glorious" and could listen over and over again.

Harper is insanely gorgeous and I love checking in to see her daily outfits.

Blessings!

Kelly @ Follow Faithfully said...

Miss Harper is just a doll baby!!

As far as DCB goes, I just love love LOVE "Everything Glorious" - it really speaks to me. A classic favorite is "Open Skies" because it moves me too. Something about it just gets me in a place of praise. Of course, I love anything Crowder. Much like Third Day. Can't miss. :)

Christy at My Life Captured said...

Kelly, What kind of camera do you shoot with? I have a canon 40D and are still trying to learn all of the bells and whistles, but love the idea of the light panel. I never would have thought of that. I also love your blog and check it out daily just to see what cute things Harper is doing.

The Coble's said...

I am so sorry to hear about your pediatrician. I know it is so hard to find a good one. We are also from NWA, and we have used Rainbow Pediatrics for 4 years. We absolutely love them, mostly because they give my children lots of one on one time. I highly recommend them to everyone. Marilou is a nurse practitioner at the clinic and she is the best around!!! Good luck in your search, and keep up the great blogging.

Jennifer said...

So can I schedule Brody an appt at your home studio??Haha! You are super mom!

Sad day about your pedi. Go God! But seriously, so sad. Ha!

Everything Glorious is my favorite DC song, but really I love them all! Great worship music!!!

Angela said...

I like all of the songs but for some reason I am more partial to the older ones??? I love the Can you hear us CD
But, I also have liked Petra since I was younger so don't laugh ;-)
Please keep us in your prayers, I go in to have my little girl on Tuesday. Please pray for a healthy baby and mommy ;-)
Can't wait to see the pics with the light screen. I love to take pics, I have a Canon as well.

My name is Megan... said...

Awesome panel! I am a. Texarkana TEXAS girl :) knew the Crowders from church and Brookhill. Love his music.

In His Army said...

Hey Kelly! Jsut wanted to let you know that I am still reading when I get the chance! Things have just been pretyy hectic fo rus and I haven't blogged in almost two months :( but I am checking in every few days to get my Harper fix :) Who knows...I may even get energetic and post soon! :) Love to you all...kiss that baby girl for me! I am coming to see her one of these days! J LOVES the video of her...she asks me to pull it up everytime we come in the computer room! :) So glad your getting to be a stay at home mommy!!! Yay!!!!

Jennifer said...

I know a GREAT peditrician in Centerton! :)

Mary said...

Ooh too many good songs to choose from! My favorite right now is "Here is Our King," because I hate flying. It's on my ipod and somehow when I'm listening to it I can imagine what it will be like when we meet Jesus and everything else will fade away. It sounds nutty but since I'm afraid of something happening while I'm flying I can imagine that if He came back right that minute I'd be ready :)

Stephanie said...

I love that light panel...can't wait to see the results!

Mandy Bean said...

Oh no! Please don't tell me Dr. Foster is leaving! I LOVE him! We use Dr. Cadle some too and I do like her, but Dr. Foster is my fave. Keep us informed when you choose a new doctor...guess I'll be looking too! :)

Kristen Ferguson said...

This is sad that I am posting for the first time on this topic, but I was wondering if the good doctor was single. Darn. At least he is being obedient to a calling; you can't argue with God!
Harper is so beautiful! You and Scott are so incredibly blessed!

langhofflove said...

Hey Kelly! We here at Baylor (Waco) just LOVE David Crowder...it's a thrill to have lunch with him after church on Sunday, go shopping with him, and bump in to him on campus (ok...maybe I'm fudging about about the "with him" but we're definitely in the same place at the same time very often). I could totally slip him a note from you sometime ;-)

Ya'll should make a trip on down to Waco and attend University Baptist Church where he leads worship sometime - it would be fun to see ya'll!

Linda said...

Kelly,
I see Harper is wearing the botties/socks in the picture that proud grandpa is holding her. Where can I find some? They are precious!!!
Linda

Lynn said...

This is such a special hymn. Wanted to share it today. Praying!
"Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me"
by Augustus Montague Toplady, 1740-1778

1. Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee;
Let the water and the blood
From Thy riven side which flowed
Be of sin the double cure,
Cleanse me from its guilt and power.

2. Not the labors of my hands
Can fulfil Thy Law's demands;
Could my zeal no respite know,
Could my tears forever flow,
All for sin could not atone;
Thou must save, and Thou alone.

3. Nothing in my hand I bring,
Simply to Thy cross I cling;
Naked, come to Thee for dress;
Helpless, look to Thee for grace;
Foul, I to the fountain fly,--
Wash me, Savior, or I die!

4. While I draw this fleeting breath,
When mine eyelids close in death,
When I soar to worlds unknown,
See Thee on Thy judgment-throne,
Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee!

Prayer Bears
My email address

Joyce said...

I love anything by David Crowder but if you're looking for a great song to work out to try Undignified. I feel like I could run a marathon listening to that song. I'm not going to but I definitely feel like I could : )

Can't wait to see Harper in her Easter dress.

Happy Monday!

Cary Hairbows said...

Kelly,

I am digging the photography studio stuff. I am thinking I may just have a bow model one day. ;)

I like Only You by David Crowder.

Thinking of you as you find a new pediatrician. What an incredible calling your talented doctor has! I know you must be sad but so proud.

Have a great week!

Shannon

Jen said...

I love that picture of Harper!! I didn't know DC was from Texarkana?! That's where hubby is from, where I went to college, etc. I'll have to look him up more! I love DC!

Sarah said...

Kelly,

Miss Harper looks cute as ever. What camera do you use for shots of your little sweetie pie?

Sarah

HappyascanB said...

"Glorious" by DCB is my all time fave! "what does that make me?" :) Keep us posted on the photography adventures!!!

Kathy said...

Love the neat photography stuff you are working on!

I LOVE David Crowder, too. I live near Waco and I usually drive by his house a few times a week. (not stalking...lol, it's just on the road that I drive..haha) They remodeled an older home in downtown and it is beautiful! I can't wait to hear the new album.

beth said...

Love Love Love David Crowder. My husband I are kind obsessed. Anyway, I can't pick just one favorite. A few of my favorites are Wholly Yours, Only You, Everything Glorious and to rock out to...Here is Our King.

i ramble as i wonder... said...

Hi Kelly!! Do you know where in Africa your pediatrician is moving? I have several friends who are living in Africa as medical missionaries. I know it can be a difficult transition and it helps to have a support team. Maybe we can put them in contact?? Let me know!!
ash
ashchaves@gmail.com

Grams said...

Target on line carries a CUTE PINK and mesh cover for the car seat. It's great for her to see out and people to see in but germy hands to stay out. Check it out here

Baby's Cozy World Mesh Cover
http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html?asin=B0015VW4UC&colid=13I2PHU2XKWU4&coliid=I3VFACZO98AILY&bckreg=baby

Kristina said...

My favorite singer is Jeremy Camp! But my favorite DCB song is Open Skies, I love how springy it sounds. I like listening to it loud with all the windows down! Harper's growing so fast, she's adorable! I'm anxious to see how the back drop makes a difference.

Heather said...

I think "wholly yours" is my fav, but it is hard to choose! Harper gets cuter every single day!!! :) I am excited to see her "Easter dress/debut out at church dress!!"

mommaof4wife2r said...

she is too cute! and great work on that light panel...

ok, and the kiddos needing prayer...u got it!

we didn't take sofia out at all until it was past rsv and flu season...preemies can't handle that! anyway, she's finally 15 months and will hit the church nursery for the first time in 2 weeks! wooo hooo.

baylormum said...

Hard to pick a fav dc*b song. "Never Let Go" is a newer favorite. So encouraging.

My daughter is best friends with the newest dc*b guitar player, Mark Waldrop. They met as freshmen at Baylor in 2005. He joined the band in 2007. Left a 4.0gpa to be a rockstar! Plus she goes to dc*b church & is childrens church leader. She is already sad about graduating in 7 weeks and leaving Waco. I know God will open the right door for her.

I have followed your "adventure" with Harper since the 2nd or 3rd day. I LOVE the pics. God puts people in our lives for a reason. Blogging has brought me the world outside my usual scope of vision. It's an amazing ride.

Carolyn said...

Harper is getting so big and gorgeous, i am excited for you to get her out to meet everyone! So fun.

HeyMickie said...

Such a sweet baby. I wrote about your blog today.

www.heymickie.blogspot.com

Forrest & Elizabeth Williams said...

Kelly--Yes, I too love DCB. You should have Rebekah and Cilla go over to his house in Waco and take a picture outside of it--people do it all the time. Their was a feature story in the Wacoan about his charming, cool house and studio--but I couldn't find it online. Anyway--just thoguht I'd throw that out there.
Have a great week!

EJW (walker's mom)
www.forrestandfamily.blogspot.com

Amanda said...

Jackson loves DCB. It makes me so proud. I was listening to "stars" earlier. It's a good one.

mommylicious said...

My fave David Crowder band song is All I can Say. I love love it...I still listen to it over and over! It's gonna be so nice to be able to take little Harper to church and to Wal-Mart, of course!!! My daughter Laiken was sick as a baby so we took loong rides in the car alot!

Sharon said...

I love all of David crowder. I went to Baylor and went to his church, was always fun when they were there.
Harper is a doll and one lucky little girl!

Autumn said...

I LOVE DCB! We went to a concert a little over a year ago and actually got meet & greet passes. I have a picture of all of us with him. It was cool. My favorite song has become Everything Glorious. WE used that song to make a picture/video slide show for my sons dedication. He makes everything glorious- especially my baby!!

Michelle said...

I just discovered your blog and wanted to tell you that I think you have such a beautiful family! Harper is adorable!
My hubby & I tried for 15 years to have a baby.
We adopted a newborn in July 2008. You can read our journey through adoption, including how close we were to our 14 year old birthday mother at http://mydaisybelle.blogspot.com/

I pray the Lord blesses your family in a very special way!

Michelle
http://petersoncreekmercantile.blogspot.com/ ~ My Selling Blog
http://PetersonCreekPrimitives.blogspot.com/ ~My regular blog
http://mydaisybelle.blogspot.com/ ~My Adoption Blog

Leigh said...

love David Crowder, who doesn't? My favorite song is Wholly Yours for sure.

Mrs. Dunbar said...

I love everything DCB. Whoohoo, can't wait for the new album.

Thanks for the tips on backdrops, I'll have to try those, too.

You rock!

amanda said...

looking forward to seeing more pictures of your beautiful baby girl!! she is such a cutie. i can not believe all those clothes in her closet!! lol.

Jordan said...

I LOVE "Here is our King"!!! I always want to dance in the isle at church when the worship band plays it!

Lindsee Lou said...

Your single, cute, pediatrician is moving to AFRICA to be a medical MISSIONARY. Girl, you are free to play matchmaker. Haha! Kidding. But honestly, that is awesome! We need more men like him. (But, to stay in the U.S. and marry those of us who are waiting for a Godly guy!) :)

bcsymmes said...

This will be my first comment on your blog, i do love reading it and feel very connected to some of your comments. We too triumphed over infertility, and are truly blessed to have welcomed a son and daughter into our home, hearts and lives thru open local adoption. I still cry when i think of the wonderful gift and sacrifice our children's Birthparents made to help us to be a family.

Enough about us - i have a suggestion for your next photo shot. A friend uses her Bumbo to sit her infant daughter in for photos. If she is taking a photo which show's below the waist, she places a complimentary blanket on the bumbo first, the put baby in. I did this as well for our DD, and found her photos to be so much more engaging, and she did not have that slumped over look. the Bonus being all of her lovely outfit could be seen as well.

Good luck with your next photo shot.