Showing posts from 2012

Tripp :: Twelve Months Old

It is official... we made it! You are 12 months, ONE YEAR OLD, and we lived to tell about it!! Kidding, kind of. Buddy, Happy Birthday.... It has been hard for me to muster up the will to write up this little entry for a variety of reasons. One, I am tired. Two, I am kind of in denial that we are actually here. Three, I am too busy. Four, This sentimental momma is just a wreck seeing this chapter come to a close. Now mind you, you are still my little baby... but you are growing into a little boy more and more everyday and I can't believe how rapidly the time passes. You finished out your first year with a bang... read it however you want :)... but there were some really high-highs and some really low-lows... regardless, days with you are precious and not taken for granted. Truly.   We will start with your stats.... you weigh 18.14lbs (20%) and you are 31.5in tall (97%).... so, true to the Rector brood, thus far, you are tall and lanky. You are still wearing 9-12 month

Tripp :: Eleven Months Old

BooBoo..... eleven months old. Holy schmoly. This past month was really fun, buddy! I mean of course I want to lament how quickly it passed and how unbelievably bizarre it is to me that you will be, gulp, one year old next month.... but truly, this past month was just full of some really great memories and fun milestones. I think one thing I am loving more than anything is seeing how you and Eleanor are starting to play together... buddy, you love your big sister and pretty much follow her around, smile at her, pull her hair and laugh at her all day, every day. I am just cherishing the next few weeks to claim you as my baby.... not that you won't be my baby forever, but you are racing to become a toddler, racing! You schedule is a little confusing. I feel like we are still trying to figure it out, eleven months later. Pretty much you are still waking up between 7-7:30 every morning... but you are really fighting the morning nap, really fighting the afternoon

Our Game Changer

What??? A post that is not going to revolve around my kids.... that is unheard of! Correct... unheard of. However, I just have to write out the changes that have happened in the Rector family to remember how our world has just been rocked over the course of this summer. Rewind to October 2011.... I had my last wedding with DFW Events, where I had worked for almost four years. But knowing that Baby #2 was about to make their entrance, BJ and I both felt like it was time for me to transition home... a dream come true for both of us. We were COMPLETELY walking by faith on this one... BJ was in a sales job (fully commissioned) and there really was no guarantee of his salary.... but after praying over it for the duration of my pregnancy, we both felt like the Lord was calling me to stay home and so we would trust that He ALONE is our provider, not BJ. Maybe five minutes after Tripper boy was born, (not really, but you get the idea) BJ scheduled some networking coffee meetings with individ

Karen is...

I don't do this very often any more.  Write blog entries that is.  So I have been thinking recently about wanting to bless Karen.  I need to first say that there are many reasons that she is worth blessing.  There are multiple ways in which she blesses me.  I know of no more lasting and descriptive way to encourage her and remind the people in our lives what a tremendous person she is, than the use of words in written form. Karen is a centrist Christian woman.  I use the term centrist because there are fringe ideologies (not unimportant, just not most important) which do not bear the weight of essential gospel identity.  She keeps herself very close to the center truths that Jesus taught.  There are lots of deep and impressive aspects she knows about scripture and christian living.  But when she lives and teaches and speaks with people you will hear a central focal idea.  Jesus has given her the passion to embrace people and share wisdom very eloquently and with out hesitatio

Tripp :: 10 Months Old

Buddy! You are 10 months old.... and we are LOVING this stage. This month has definitely been one of many firsts, and like I say every month, went by at lightening speed! It seems like every day you are not only learning, but doing, something new and more of your little personality is starting to shine through. Sure, we definitely had some rough spots, but by and by you have turned out to be quite the keeper. We are just so thankful for you, for your health, for your continued growth and for the miracle you are.... we do not take our days with you for granted and pray that we never do... even the hard ones. Speaking of hard.... how about them teeth, little guy?? I can finally say we have pushed through the hardest part (to date) and your top teeth are in! WOOHOO! Not going to lie, you rocked a one-tooth-magoo look most of this month and you were the butt of many jokes. We are SO glad that other big tooth decided to join the party... if for nothing else, for sleep's sak