Friday, August 21, 2009

Our Current Weather

(according to

Right now for Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

83 F
Feels Like 94 F
Widespread Dust

I guess that could have something to do with my headache...

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

3 Years of Wedded Bliss

Yep, thats right....Three years ago today, Elliott and I were pronounced husband and wife! Our three years of marriage have been so wonderful, each one very different. Our first year we were newlyweds and lived in Texas and North Carolina, our second we were nomads and lived out of suitcases traveling between NC, FL, CO, the DR, and Guatemala, and the third we have been gringos trying to figure out life in the DR. 

Elliott is such an amazing husband. He loves me, serves me, and cares for me in so many selfless ways each day. He challenges me to surrender more of my life over to Jesus, and trust His loving hand. He is my best friend. I have loved watching him become a dad. He is a wonderful father. He loves Avery so much, and I am so excited for her to know her daddy more as she grows. I am so blessed to be married to a man who leads and serves his family. Thank you Jesus for Elliott Drake! Happy Anniversary El, I love you with all my heart.

2 Months!

Avery is 2 months old today!

She had a great second month...
She got to meet her DD and Bear (El's parents)..
Her Uncle John came for a visit. He made her smile ALOT
She now sleeps through the night (8-10 hours...lucky us!!)
She is starting to make little noises. She surprises herself everytime a new one comes out, and always looks so proud.
Loves laying under her "discovery gym"
Sucks both she going to be ambidextrous?
Her eyes are very very blue

We went to the pool on Sunday and Avery took her first dip...she loved it! She got more and more comfortable the longer she was the end she was dunking her little fists in the water all by herself. Here are some pics...

We love you Avery! Thanks for being such a sweet, sweet daughter. We can't wait to watch you grow in your third month!