Thursday, July 16, 2009


Typical--need I say more?


Again, what else is there to say?



I'm a very special princess with a lot of high maintenance needs!!




Dana, you should be proud. You know my opinion of pictures of my large pregnant self :-)
Addison was very disturbed about being made to stand on a stool so she could reach my belly. The only thing that made it tolerable was that she could then look for my belly button easier. She loves searching for everyone's belly buttons--it's the simple things!!























Again, all for Dana!!
















Is that smug or what--who knows what she's thinking.




















This is probably the best pictoral demonstration of the personalities. Lexi in the clouds and Addison very determined to win!!














One of the rare genuine smiles that we got from Miss Priss.




















Loving Life!!




















Miss Priss at her best!!














Only four for a few more weeks!!














Lincoln doesn't know what he's in for!!




















Always ready to jump up and make a run for it.




















What is she thinking?






































Plenty of attitude here!!

FINALLY!!

All right Judith, this is just for you. What can I say, I'm not exactly punctual or regular in my blogging posts, but I do make at least a very futile effort. So here, FINALLY, is the long awaited update. Overall, life has been fairly uneventful for us. Just normal life with a 3 year old, 17 month old, and pregnant mom. Busy but normal. I did start having some very regular preterm contractions around 32 week, and have had to make several hospital visits for monitoring, antibiotics, and Brethine injections. The contractions continue but are slowed to at least a tolerable level with Brethine by mouth. Hopefully, we can make it to at least 37 weeks, and then I'm very ready for induction if MD's will agree :-) We'll have to see about that though.
Lexi and Addison are growing and changing every day. Lexi is getting more prissy by the day, and we have regular debates about her daily wardrobe because she has very strong but different opinions on what matches and looks the best. She's very concerned with what other people will be wearing at whatever event we are getting ready for. Addison marches to the beat of her own drum. She is very strong willed and already wins at least half of the fights with Lexi, if not the majority. What can I say, she takes as much after her mother as Lexi takes after her Aunt DeeDee (Dana). She loves to dance and already has more rhythm than the rest of her family put together. I'm not sure where she learned that, but she will approach anyone, friend or stranger, and dance a little jig for them if she hears a music on the radio or sometimes just for no apparent reason. She is hilarious and keeps us all laughing, and that's with a very limited vocabulary. Who knows what we'll do when she can actually tell us what she's trying to say. They both are big Daddy fans, and run to meet him every day when he gets home. Addison can say Daddy much clearer than Mommy, but that's just my luck!! Addi is walking all over the place and gets into everything--she can figure out how any button, switch, or electronic device works in very short order, and she's especially proficient at writing on floors, walls, furniture, and any other available surface with permanent markers that Lexi leaves out for her writing enjoyment. Such is life with two toddlers. Here are a few pictures from our recent photo session, and I guess that's about it until we have new baby news. Also, the name for baby boy is Lincoln Marshall Lilly. You're welcome to share your feedback, but I don't really care because I love it :-) and can't wait for him to get here.
Much love,
Danelle

Monday, February 2, 2009

New Addition

Hey everbody, I think most are aware by now, but we're expecting our 3rd Lilly baby in August 2009. No other real updates to give because I sleep most of my spare time away when I'm pregnant--I've been sleeping every spare moment for about 6-8 weeks now :-). Hopefully, that'll improve soon, but for now--I require a tremendous amount of sleep.
Much love,
Danelle

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Not my kid, but THIS is cute!!









I love picture time, it makes me so happy





Am I DeeDee, oh no, I just act like her :-)











"Where's my daddy?"--I hear this at least 500 times/day



This is how most photo shoots go--all dressed up and then... GREAT girls, just GREAT







Chatting by the fire, all we need is coffee or cigars
Aunt Pokey is our favorite for outside, but she can't hold a candle to DeeDee and Mula on "girlie' activities







I love to pose, could you tell--am I related to Aunt DeeDee?






Family photo in front of the ice on the Blue Ridge Parkway


Baldness--is this hereditary?










Addi enjoying the great outdoors






Baba and Lexi celebrating the new year--these glasses still get a lot of use, Pok and Mere






Lexi working at her new desk she received for Christmas--she organizes and reorganizes this desk daily






Taylor now outweighs Addi by 1/2 pound. Hilarious--David you better start designing a diet and exercise plan.




Is this Downing or what?










She already rides almost better than her very "girly" older sister. This girl can handle whatever comes her way :-) Not to minimize the worth of "girliness"--is that a word?

Picture Updates

Hey everybody, I'll give you a minute to recover from the shock of a new post from me. Now that you're recovered, just wanted to post a quick picture update. Also, note the link update over to the right side of my site. If you're not aware or updated on the "Freedom of Choice Act", and what it entails for the American people and culture, please take a minute and review this link. I strongly encourage you to sign the petition and preserve our rights as citizens to decide, with Christian values and moral integrity, to not stand for this change to American legislation. This site gives a brief insight into what this piece of legislation contains, and provides a very quick and easy means to involve yourself in petition signing in opposition to the legislation. If we, as Christians, don't take a stand for our beliefs and Christian morals, we may lose the right to in future days.
Enjoy the pictures of my girls, who were human beings from the moment of conception and not the moment that America deemed them humans and worthy of life.
Much love,
Danelle

Friday, August 15, 2008

Updated photos

Addison enjoying the "wittle wing" at Aunt Deb's--much to the chagrin of Brayden and Lexi who also wanted the "wittle wing"
Lexi swimming with Aunt "Bow-Tee" (that's P0key for anyone else
Pokey, Dana, and I had a girls weekend in NYC--I missed the girls, but it was really fun to have a little bit of free time for the first time in 3 years

Jamie gave me the Brillant Blogger Award! So now I have to tell you stuff about me and pick 7 other people to give this award to.

A. Attached or single? Attached
B. Best friend? Tom
C. Cake or pie? Cake
D. Day of choice? Thursday right now b/c I have it off work, but that's changing soon
E. Essential item? Cell phone and chapstick
F. Favorite color? hard to pick--I just like lots of color
G. Gummy bears or worms? Bears
H. Hometown? Lexington, NC for 24 years, but born in Muncie, IN
I. Indulgence? minivan--I wanted a new minivan so bad and got one a couple of years ago
J. January or July? July--I like the long summer days
K. Kids? 2--Lexi and Addison
L. Life isn’t complete without? God and my family.
M. Marriage date? 5/29/2004
N. Number of brothers & sisters? 2 sister: Dana and Pokey, one brother: Bumpy, and brother/siser in law: David/Emily
O. Oranges or apples? Oranges
P. Phobias? caterpillars
Q. Quotes? "I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use." - Galileo Galilei
R. Reasons to smile? My family
S. Season of choice? Spring after the time change; Fall before the time change
T. Tag seven peeps! Deb, Lasha, Dixie, (I think everyone else has already been tagged)
U. Unknown fact about me? I want to live in lots of different locations
V. Vegetable? asparagus
W. Worst habits? eating when I'm not hungry
X. X-ray or ultrasound? ultrasound--two good experiences finding out about my babies :-)
Y. Your favorite food? Mexican
Z. Zodiac sign? Aquarius