Wednesday, September 30, 2009


My sister Renee and I are so thankful that the sale of our house became final today.

It's been a whirlwind the last six weeks with cleaning, packing, and moving.

However, we're thankful that our house sold quickly, at 97% of the list price, and with a decent profit.

We also give thanks that the selling process (overall) went smoothly and that Renee is getting settled in Illinois.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Grandma Barbara's Birthday!

Last weekend, the three of us celebrated Grandma Barbara's birthday in Myrtle Beach, SC with Tal's brother Benny and his girlfriend E.J.

On Saturday, Tal and Benny played golf, while we girls went shopping for some 12-month clothes for Savannah. It was an enjoyable and restful mini-vacation!

Check out Savannah Banana's first pair of shoes! Not only will they keep her feet warm this winter, but the soft soles will be perfect as Savannah learns to crawl in the coming weeks.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Monday, September 21, 2009


Tal and I affectionately refer to Savannah as "flounder" because of the way she's been flopping around as she's been learning to crawl.

Watch our sweet Savannah as she tries to "swim" on the bed:

What's So Funny?

Savannah thinks Grandma Barbara is hilarious! Watch Savannah when she gets the giggles:


I love this endearing video of Savannah playing peek-a-boo with Grandma Barbara:


Watch our silly Savannah as she practices her new-found sputtering skills:

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Simply Irresistible

Savannah spreads joy wherever she goes! She has an infectious smile and laugh that make so many people smile. We pray that Savannah will bless others with her cheerful personality in the years to come. :-)

Friday, September 18, 2009

Grandma's #1

Savannah was blessed to spend time with Grandma Judy AND Grandma Barbara in the same week.

Below are some pics from Savannah's precious time with Grandma Judy and Aunt Renee:

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Packing Up

The house that my sister Renee and I own has been under contract since August 29.

On Tuesday, my mom and Renee flew into North Carolina. On Wednesday and Thursday, the three of us packed up Renee's belongings and loaded the moving truck.

Renee and Mom left on Thursday night and drove 17 hours straight until they arrived safely in Illinois around noon on Friday.

Our family is thankful that everything is going smoothly as we sell the house, which we're scheduled to close on September 30.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Little Faker

Our little Savannah has been perfecting her fake cough recently:

Saturday, September 12, 2009

7 Months Old!

I am 7 months old!

I'm trying to crawl, but I need a lot more practice.

My first tooth poked through a couple weeks ago,
but I won't let Mommy take a picture of it. :-)

I am Mommy's shopping buddy.
Now I can sit in the shopping cart like a big girl.

I'm a happy girl who loves to entertain
Mommy and Daddy.

I love talking and waving my arms.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Labor Day Weekend

Tal, Savannah, and I had a wonderful time relaxing in Salter Path over Labor Day weekend. Savannah got lots of hugs and kisses from Great Grandma and Granddaddy Smith...

...and Grandma Barbara.

The rocking motion of the swing made Savannah fall asleep. :-)

Savannah went shopping with Grandma Barbara while Tal took me on a golfing date. Tal played three rounds of golf, while I happily rode along and read my magazines.

Good company!
Good weather!
Good food!
Good weekend!

Long-Lashed Cutie