December 5, 2007

12:2 Times December 2007

Introducing Again, Kanyon

Kanyon arrived at 4:30 AM on November 20, 2007 weighing 8 lbs 1 oz and 20 ¾ inches long. He has quickly learned how to sleep, at least at most times, besides the party he likes to throw for himself just after midnight. We are learning the new parent skill of getting sleep whenever we can. Now sleep is great if we can get it in 3-4 hour blocks.

We are enjoying every minute of being parents. We have been extremely spoiled over the first weeks of his life. Our Life Group members from our fellowship showered us with home cooking for the first week. Renee came into town almost everyday to shower us with some home cooked lunches. I wonder how it will all go when we have to cook our own meals again.

Kanyon has made two successful trips to the doctor, and mom made it successfully too. At his latest weigh-in he had gained weight to 8 lbs 8 oz. Before we know it, he will be bigger and taller than both of us!

We will try to keep the pictures updated online so you can all see him as he grows. Hopefully you can give us some more insight as to who he most looks like. Right now we think he looks like a good combination of the both of us.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

We wish each of you a great holiday season. We ask for safe travel, if your traveling and a great time of fellowship with your friends and family.

We hope that all we do during this season will be honoring to the Father and reflect the true spirit and thankfulness we have for the greatest gift of all. We do hope to remember the season and not get caught up in the materialism that Christmas sometime becomes.

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Football Marathon

The greatest thing about bringing Kanyon home over Thanksgiving week has been all the football on TV. While we are sitting around the house changing diapers and doing his laundry, we had football on all the time. The football marathon started on Monday night in the hospital and didn’t end until the following Sunday. That means we were able to watch a total of 12 football games over 4 days, an astonishing 3 games per day!

We were even able to watch the beloved Denver Broncos twice. They did manage to win one of those games, even though this season has been a bust. However, M’Lynn’s Cowboys continue to win and win big. Is a Super Bowl in their future?

I think we watched so much football that little Kanyon is going to need a game on in the background before he can go to sleep. I just hope he enjoys basketball season as much. Now that the football marathon weekend is over I wonder what he'll be watching as I return to work next week. Kanyon will be home alone with his mother, hopefully not watching too much Oprah.

White Thanksgiving

While I had hoped to have a great story about the day that our son was born, it never really developed. We do have a great story about the day we brought him home for the first time.

I arrived at the hospital wearing shorts and a short sleeve shirt, but I would have frozen if I tried to return home in that. All day on Thanksgiving, it snowed and snowed. It rarely snows here, and much less after the temperatures had been in the 80s earlier in the week.

The weather didn’t make it any easier driving home as nervous parents driving with Kanyon in the car for the first time, and much less in the snow. We decided to take the long way home to avoid all the overpasses, that could have been frozen, but probably weren’t. Then we had to carry Kanyon up the snow covered steps to our apartment.

We made it home safe and sound and have since been warm and cozy in our apartment. Kanyon has enjoyed being all wrapped up in blankets and we have been warmed up with endless cups of hot chocolate.

1 comment:

Kelly Efurd Lawson said...

I can't even imagine how nervous you were on the snowy drive home. I think about that with new parents-- and about how nervous I would be to drive an infant child around in the car for the first time. I can't imagine another layer of nervousness added due to the weather!!

I know you guys are terrific parents!


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