Friday, July 22, 2011

July 15 Part 2

The second happiest day of my life came again on July 15th.  On our 4th anniversary, Colby and I welcomed our sweet baby girl, Baylor Ann Peek into the world. She weighed 6lbs 9oz and was 18 3/4 inches long.  And she was awesome!  I had to wait a full 24 hours before I was able to hold her, but once I got my hands on her it was an instant, overhwhelming, can't believe I have a daughter, love!


Since that day Baylor has been a mover and a groover and has not slowed down yet!  She went from being in the 15th percentile when she was born, to at 1 year old the 85th percentile!  She's a big girl!
And she was SO excited for her party! :)  The year we did an owl theme, "Look Who's One!"

We had owl cupcakes and an owl smash cake.

Owl party favors and a frame that everyone signed with her birthday invitaiton as the picture.

I made few birthday banners, this one was a pennant banner that had a picture from each month of her precious life!

And of course, not party would be complete without a pintata! ;)

I think Bay's favorite part of the party was eating her cake. She started out eating it so delicately...

But it was just too good to eat that slow, so she dug right in!

I know some people think it's silly to have a party for a one year old, and I agree it probably is, BUT this year had so much to be celebrated!  We had a new baby, and a new job, in a new town, didn't have much of a clue what we were doing and we survived!  Not only did we survive, but God blessed us immensely throughout the entirety of this year.  And I thought it was something to be celebrated.  We had new friends, old friends, and family to help celebrate.  All of Baylor's little playdate friends and fellow coach's kids came out to party.  And it was great!  Thanks to all who throughout this crazy year have prayed for us, loved us, accepted us, been there for us, we couldn't have done it without you!

All that being said, it is crazy how much can change in a year!  Especially from infant to 1. For example:

The progession of passies.

She's gone from lots of bottles to a few sippy cups.

Her clothing size has especially changed!

Happy Birthday sweet Baylor!  You are such a blessing and I can't wait for what's to come!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

July 15 Part 1

July 15th.  What a special day in the Peek household!  The main reason is that it is the day that I married my one true love!  Cheezy, but true. :)  I have loved Colby Don for as long as I can remember.  In the 6th grade we "went together"  for about 2 weeks until my dad made us break up...what!?!?  But it was too late.  I had already fallen head over heels.  Here we are at the 8th grade banquet. I thought he was SOOOO dreamy! ;)

We both dated or "talked" with other people throughout middle school and high school, but the summer I was 16 Colby finally asked me to go on a REAL date!  After that the rest is history.  Here is a pic of us that just happened to get taken the day we made our relationship "official."  I look 12, but I really was 16.

After dating throughout the remainder of high school and college(ish), we made our lifetime commitment to each other in a sweet ceremony at my hometown church of FBC Sulphur Springs.  It was an awesome day that I will never forget.

Now, there are lots more embarrassing pics I could post of us throughout our "dating" period, but they are in the attic so I will have to save them for another time. :)  So, after 4 flawless years of marriage...yeah right...maybe I should say 4 memorable, exciting, wouldn't trade them for the world, love filled years of marriage God let us give each other the best gift a married couple could give one another, the gift of life! But that is another post for another day!  I love you Colby Don!!!!!

Matthew 19:4-6

Haven't you read," he replied, "that at the beginning the Creator 'made them male and female,' and said, 'For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh'? So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate."