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I'm Rachel, a newlywed, Jesus loving, blog hopping, coffee drinking, college football watching, North Texas girl.
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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Jude Walter Spahr

Tuesday, October 2nd was a crazy and amazing day. I found out while I was at lunch that one of my very best friends, Lisa, was being tested for pre-eclampsia. Less than an hour later her husband, Ben, texted me to let me know that they were going in for an emergency C-Section and their baby boy would be there within an few hours. My emotions were ALL over the place that day. I teared up I don't know how many times and just prayed and prayed for peace and safety for all three of them. It was really difficult for me to be 1,000 miles and not be able to be there physically to support them.

Precious Jude Walter Spahr was born at 4:01 on October 2nd, 2012 weighing 6lbs 3oz. His due date was October 29th so he was 36 weeks along, but after delivering they decided he was actually only 34 weeks. Y'all that is a big baby for only 34 weeks! If carried to full term he could have been 10 or 11 lbs. He is the most beautiful little baby boy, and I am so in love.

Because he was born so early, Jude's lungs struggled a bit. He has been on and off of a ventilator and has a feeding tube. He was taken to the Nicu while Lisa was take to post op for a few hours. On Thursday he was transferred to Children's Medical Center in Dayton where he is doing fantastic! Lisa was discharged on Friday and is now able to be there with him. Pray for this family as Jude continues to strengthen and grow. Ben did not even get to hold his son for a few days, and I know that was so hard on him! God is gracious and we are so thankful for this new little life!


I am so excited to be "Aunt Rachel" to baby Jude. I'm just waiting for the day that I get to go to Ohio and hold him!! How sweet is this new little family? And how AMAZING does Lisa look just days after having a baby?! Not fair ;)
 This little life is such a sweet gift and he has been entrusted to the BEST parents who adore him! Please pray for their family and that my little "nephew" Jude would be able to go home soon!

Birthday Boy

It's the start of birthday season around here. Will's birthday is October 8th, and my mom's is exactly a week later on the 15th. Then we have one birthday a month through January. Will had been talking for weeks about wanting an ipad for his birthday, and since the iphone 5 was coming out soon I decided to give it to him early. I'm not a huge fan of crowds and I know that Apple stores are CROWDED when a new iphone comes out! When we went to get his ipad, we ran into DeMarcus Ware, a linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys. You bet I creeped and took a picture! Ha.

 On Saturday, October 6th, I invited some of Will's friends to a party at Joe T. Garcia's and then back to the apartment for cake. We had 16 people and it was pretty chilly that night because a cold front had come through making it 55 degrees. That would have been perfectly fine if it wasn't an outdoor restaurant! Luckily they have heaters so it turned out great! Sorry this picture is bright and blurry, its the only one I have of us!


 We took a panoramic picture while waiting in line and my brother, Kyle, moved during the picture. Look what it did to his head! HA hilarious :) Now I just need to update my iphone so I can take these awesome pictures!

I was lazy this year, and luckily my husband LOVES cookie cakes, so that's what we had!

 I couldn't find my birthday candles so we lit a tea light. Whatever works, right?
Monday was Will's actual birthday, so after he went to bed on Sunday night I tried to make it look a bit festive for when he woke up! Monday is probably the worst day to have a birthday, so I hope it made his day a bit brighter.
 We have a tradition, passed down from my Aunt and Uncle, to wake up the birthday boy/girl on their birthday by singing happy birthday while bringing them a muffin with a candle for them to blow out. So I secretly bought some chocolate chip muffins and woke him up this way. I can't wait to continue this tradition with our little family! Monday night after work we went to Trail Dust Steak House for his birthday dinner. He got his favorite, chicken fried steak. Can I just say that I didn't know what chicken fried steak was until I met my husband! Then again, I didn't know what an avocado was until I was 20!

I just love my husband and I am so thankful for him! He is so patient with me and loving. He is a gift and I am excited to see what the Lord does in him, and in our relationship this year!