Life is a test. We are not present on earth to just exist; we are here to learn. Life is a lesson. Love one another unconditionally. Love thyself unconditionally. We spend our whole lives learning to do this. Some succeed and some never have a clue. I'm trying. Love my fellow man. Don't react and don't always have to be right. This is one I'll have to work on for the rest of my life. Appreciate each day and recognize positive and negative as a part of life's experiences. Look around me and see life at it's best. The joys of living come as you strive to achieve your dreams. Its the quality of each day that is important, not the distant dream once achieved. Teach and nurture my children. You can never give them too much love. -Randa Jex 1/1/94

Wednesday, September 28

God's Country

We are packing up and getting ready to introduce baby Austin to one of our favorite places on the map, OXFORD. I think we're gonna teach him to say God's Country instead of Oxford (just like he will learn Colonel Reb instead of the Black Bear). He had his Ole Miss duds all ready (thanks Aunt Eldy) but it looks like the forecast is going to be a little cold for anything like this so I went into his closet last night and pulled out all the 3-6 month fall/winter clothes for our weekend weather with lows in the 40's. I am dying to see him in his sweaters and jeans and sweat suits! This will also be his first wedding so we have to get him all dolled up for the ladies!
Looks like Grammy daycare will be closed for 4 whole days while we are gone. I asked mom what she was going to do with all her free time without Austin and all I got back was the text :(
I can't say it enough, we are so blessed to have Mom and Dad caring for our little dude. They have him smiling all day and it warms my heart to know he's in great hands when he is not in mine.
Austin and Papa watching the sunset on the river

Grammy loving on Austin

I have to mention our other kiddos, Sydney and Emma. Yes, they still live with us but they just don't get near the amount of camera time they used too. Here is Emmy on our walk. Zach and I walked a pretty far distance so we popped Emmy into the stroller. I really think she likes it!
Here is my new mommy product plug of the week....the SwaddlePod. We got this in the mail and from the night we started using it I have actually had to wake Austin up at 6:45am to feed him. Before SwaddlePod we would have to get up around 4am just for the purpose of re-swaddling because he would wake himself up. I think we would sleep another hour if I let him because he feels so safe and snug! Great invention especially since he was getting too long for his swaddle blankets.


The Miller's said...

He is so big and still looks like Zach! Sorry Shay! I can't believe how big he is! Have fun in Oxford!

"McShane" said...

I am glad the little man is getting introduced to college football at a young age. And since he is named after my favorite college town, I am still going to try and corrupt him to bleed burnt orange. . . Mainly so that he can meet & marry his future college sweetheart, Sydney DeFrehn. ;)