Friday, February 25, 2011

Whew! What a week!

Since I still have yet to finish all of my homework from last semester due to the lovely arrival of Elizabeth, I decided to limit blogging time to one day a week so that I would "hopefully" spend more time on homework and less time playing on the computer during the limited about of free time I do have. It was a success this week! Nearly finished with homework and anxiously awaiting being done so that I can be free from the bondage that is "graduate school course work"!!!

The Boeving clan is headed to a community group retreat this weekend! WAHOO! I am so excited about growing our family spiritually and spending quality time with some of our dear friends! Hopefully the weather is beautiful tomorrow and Elizabeth can have a play date outside :)

I recently found a Northwest Arkansas Gem! Blaire Perry.... If you have not viewed her work than you should. This Tuesday Elizabeth and I will get the priviledge of visiting with her again as E has her very first photoshoot!!!!! YAY! Eager to have photos of our precious little one. Will she be shy, or will she be a diva :)

What's new with E?
She is so very close to rolling over
She is nearly too long for 0 to 3 months but is too skinny for 3 to 6. hmm... predicament!
She is surpassing 10lbs but barely!
She loves hugging onto her toys
She talks at everything in site!
She is a joy....but well, that isn't new :)

Much love!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The wheels on the bus go round and round!

Life never happens as one plans, but it turns out better than expected...

Elizabeth was born on November 12th, and for nearly two weeks before her birth I was homebound. This resulted in me having to take incompletes in the two courses I was taking in Graduate School... Needless to say being a stay-at-home-mom, doesn't actually provide a whole lot of extra-time for school work, so I am really just now getting started on the three assignments I have left before I can close the door to graduate school for now. As many of you may know, I entered the Higher Education graduate program last fall expecting that I could do school, a GA position and be a Mommy... Boy oh boy was I crazy! On top of that, I realized that I missed the classroom and so desired to teach again. Right after Christmas I withdrew from Graduate School and I working to finish my teaching licensure, but before I can cross that bridge, I must finish these assignments. Boo hoo!

Just thought I'd share a little burden on my shoulders for now, but soon I will be finished!

Elizabeth is growing each and every day and I think she is beginning to think that her stuffed animals are her "friends". :)

With love,

Monday, February 14, 2011

Catch Up!

Elizabeth is down for her morning nap that usually occurs around 11 am, but today she decided to wake up at 7am instead of 8:30. That's okay though, because I was eager to play and Daddy loved getting to love on her before he left for work. One thing I've realized about E is that she truly is the boss.... a very cute boss, but a boss indeed! :)

This weekend was jammed packed full of shopping, Mommy getting pampered thanks to Mimi and Poppy, continued Birthday celebration due to the enormous amounts of snow from Wednesday and Justin surprising Elizabeth and I with Valentines presents! Yippeee!!!

Elizabeth was officially 3 months old as of Saturday! It is amazing to look at pictures of when she was first born and then look at her now and see all the changes occuring each and everyday! THe Hubby went and got Elizabeth Valentines toys, one being a toy that straps around each of her arms and jingles when she moves. Nothing like her making her own music via moving her arms till she can't move them anymore.

God's lesson....
God is constantly showing me how he brings people into your life at the perfect moment for all involved. For instance, a dear friend and I reconnected over a year ago now and she has truly become one of the biggest blessings in my life. Justin and I love getting to spend time with her and her husband and truly are amazed at the work God has done in our lives through them. We were looking for a church home and were going back and forth trying to find one that blended Justin's Catholic background and my Baptist upbringing. Which turned out to be quite difficult. Around October they mentioned us coming to visit the Grove church off of Sunbridge in Fayetteville, and Justin and I instantly realized we had found our perfect church home. Not only do they have a pastor who truly teaches us every Sunday, but a church with music I adore and communion that is available for Justin to take. Every Sunday Justin and I both leave feeling energized and encouraged in our walks with Christ. I cannot thank God enough for bringing me a friend that I not only look up to, but a friend I am inspired by.

Just a few thoughts for the morning....time to play with Elizabeth and then feed her at 10 :)
Enjoy the beautiful weather!!!!
With Love,

Thursday, February 10, 2011


It truly is amazing how a baby changes everything.

Amazing how....
  • A full pee pee diaper excites me
  • The sound of your daughter laughing can bring tears to your eyes
  • I sit and listen to my husband talking to his daughter during bathtime and smile
  • Elizabeth grabbing at her toys makes me want to whip out the video camera
  • I could sit and just stare at her all day long
  • I don't mind her explosive reactions to food whether it be mouth or bottom ha-ha!
  • She brightens everyday and fills our hearts with joy

I could go on and on and on..... Justin and I are blessed beyond measure. She is our angel! I know she was brought into our lives for a divine purpose and I can't wait to see what all God has in store for her precious little life. Everyday is a new adventure and every moment is one we treasure!


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Hello All,

I am Justin. This is my first and quite possibly last post on here : ) Just kidding. My wife just read her first post to me so I wanted to join in. She is absolutely right, there is a ton of snow outside and this brings even more entertainment for us. She has worked very hard on setting up this site and I'm sure she will continue to keep everyone very informed. Side note: She is proudly yelling that Elizabeth just took her pacifier out all by herself. Ohhh the proud moments of parenthood. I hope you are all having a great day and look forward to these blogs. Occasionally, I will get on and add some spice and laughter to the blog. Side note pt 2: Today is my Megan's birthday and I want to wish her a very happy birthday. She is my best friend and the love of my life! Again, have a great day and enjoy the snow if you are in Northwest Arkansas. If you are not, then you are missing out on loads of fun!!

God Bless

- Justin

And it begins :)

Over the past few months I have not only become a Mommy but began to read numerous blogs which has resulted in me wanting to create a blog for my own family. Given the massive amounts of snow outside it was a perfect day to get started! Let's just say it was not an easy process as it took me awhile to find the website that would be compatible with the template I had. But I finally figured it out.... Computer savvy-ness is not an attribute I possess :)

Pictures and stories of Mommyhood are coming soon!

With Love,