Saturday, May 24, 2008

Pictures of the day

I love this little guy. I had to share some of the photos that Shelley took today. When I was looking through the photos from today I noticed that Miles had like 4 different outfits on throughout the course of the day. crazy.

Friday, May 23, 2008

yum yum eat um up!


The picture says it all!

Maw Maw, you would be so proud, the boy loves him some prunes!

more pics

Some more cute pics of Miles playing with his toys! He's getting so BIG!

It's Friday

Oh how I love Fridays. Even though I don't have to work outside the home I still love Fridays. I guess it's because I know I get to be with Corey all week. Today I have been doing some cleaning and organizing. I'm in one of my moods where I want to redecorate, move things around and change things up a little. I haven't done much as far as decorating, mostly just trying to get somethings organized before the summer. I've been going through a lot of Miles clothes and random other things and it's made me really sad. I can' believe it's time to pack up his clothes and swaddling blankets and other little stuff I find here and there. He is getting so big and time has gone by so fast. Anyways, I'm trying to get his room organized and set up because there is going to be a guy living with us this summer and he's going to be in Mile's room. Just for 8 weeks. Anyways, all in all it's been a productive day so far. I still need to get up in the attic and take a shower, but I thought I would pause a minute and post some cute pics of Miles from yesterday. Hope everyone has a great weekend!

p.s. thanks Cade for the sweet overalls!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

birthday duvet

This picture is about a month old but I wanted to show everyone the duvet cover that Corey gave me for my birthday. I had no idea that Corey would surprise me with this duvet. This was about the only thing I told him that I wanted for my birthday but I knew I wasn't getting it because it was too hard for him to pick out on this own. Well, he did good and got me this one from this really neat store downtown called "Nest". They specialize in organic housewares and kids clothes. I usually have to stay out because I want to buy Miles everything! Anyways, I know this is a little late, but here is a picture of Miles laying on our new duvet!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Turtle T

Last night Shelley went through the "Mother Load" of clothes that Miles got while in Texas. He has a lot cooler t-shirts than I do! Most of them had great graphics on them. One of them had this turtle on it and I told shelley that might be a neat sketch. So before bed last night I quickly brushed this one out.

back to life

Well we are back to life as we know it in Asheville. Things are going well. It is good to be back home and back into our routine. MIles is still having a lot of problems sleeping at night. He wakes up every two hours so it's hard to actually feel rested! We are experimenting with some different things at night so hopefully he will turn the corner soon! On a side note he is taking awesome naps, so I can't complain! Since we have been home we have started solids so now he is eating them everyday. I made a bunch of baby food yesterday, which was a lot fun! So far he loves sweet potatoes, avocado and his homemade super porridge. Here are some pics of him eating his very first meal in his new high chair. Yeah for IKEA!

Friday, May 16, 2008

New Work

Thought I would share this drawing that I finished last night. The quality of the image is really bad cause I took the photo using my laptop but it should give you a good idea...Shelley has our camera. There's a lot of things I would change but I'm pretty happy with it. The image is pencil and watercolor on india paper. It's 22" x 30" which is larger than anything I have ever attempted before. As I developed the pencil work it sort of turned into a self portrait.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Still Here...

We're still here. Shelley decided to stay another week in Texas and I'm here in Asheville just enjoying my full nights sleep. I've never been the type of person that really loved to sleep or valued it that much. Man has that changed, like so many other things.

Lately I've been reflecting on life a lot. So much of my mental thought since Miles has been born has been devoted to some how planning a sustainable future for Miles and future family. Some how trying to find ways to invest in the future so that they can go to college, have great vacations and some things that would superficially make them happy. I think in some ways it's the desire of a man to provide. It's been a blessing lately because some of that thought has shifted. Praise God! That burden is pretty heavy. Prayer has been central to my life lately. Through pray I have shifted my thought to investing in Jesus and his Kingdom. When you think about it, it makes perfect sense but for some reason it's really hard for me to wrap my head around it. Truely that is the only gift I can give my family that means anything at all...a prayerful example of love for our Savior. We get so clouded by everything around us. Even writing this brings some sort of joy to know that there is freedom from the pressure to perform.

So friends I hope you are all doing well. Those that we saw at the wedding it was amazing and for those we didn't we miss you so.

Monday, May 05, 2008


Hey friends and family,
The Mason family is in Texas for the week! We are here for Shelby's wedding and are having lots of fun. We started our trip on Friday and arrived yesterday. We broke up the drive by stopping in Memphis! It was fun to see old friends and eat at some of our favorited old spots. Miles did amazing in the car, he is quite the traveler. I think we will be going on some more road trips! Stay tuned for pics from our trip! Congrats Shelby and Charlie, we are so excited to be here for the big day!!!!!!