Monday, December 17, 2007

Take a look at this fun link! Some friends in Wake Forest sent theirs to us and it was so funny that we just had to make one of our own! We hope you enjoy it as much as we have!


The Vermilyea Elves

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

It sure has been a long time since I posted anything! We have been so busy that putting new pictures up or posts has been the last thing on my plate. We have been doing well. Since our last post, we have been to Panama City for Thanksgiving where we stayed with my older brother's family. My parents came too and we had a nice holiday. Caroline had fun playing with Connor! We all enjoyed being there!

The week after Thanksgiving proved to be a busy one for Caroline and I. We went up to church on Monday and Thursday to help decorate the church for Christmas and make Lottie Moon Tea Cakes(cookies) to kick off the Lottie Moon Christmas offering. (We gave them out to everyone on Sunday at church.) We had fun and all the ladies loved having Caroline around.

The first weekend in December was Ryan's ordination. It was a really special time for Ryan and our family, and the church really took it seriously. They had a wonderful service and reception to follow, after Ryan's questioning time that afternoon. Some of Ryan's family was able to come for the ordination. We are so glad they could be here to be a part of this special time.

We have been to a few Christmas parties/celebrations already and are continuing to get to know people. We are continuing to pray for friends and for God's plan to be clear in all we do.

Here is a picture of our family in front of a tree at church. We love the picture! If you click on it you can see other pictures from this past month.

Caroline-6 months

Also, this past weekend I hosted a table at our church's Women's Celebration. Here are some pictures of my chocolate theme. Thanks to Christy for sending me the idea!

Women's Celebration Chocolate Table Decorations

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

We hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! We thank the Lord for His blessings in our lives and for always taking care of us!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Some of you have let me know that the UNC pictures were not working. Well, they are now! I fixed it, so hopefully they will stay working this time!
I wanted to take a minute and post a link I have been meaning to post. I thought I would do it before the movie came out, so you would know!

My dad showed Ryan this website when we were in Florida. It is about the movie coming out, "The Golden Compass." I felt like it was good information, and thought you might want it too!

Thursday, November 15, 2007


Well, to celebrate the beginning of Tarheel basketball, Caroline had to wear her Tarheel cheerleading outfit we found at Target just before we moved. (We definitely wouldn't find one of those here!) She wore it to church last night, which was a big hit! The older ladies really loved her pleated skirt, while the men loved she was a basketball fan. :) I was only going to post one of the pictures, but each picture was cute in its own way.

This last picture I posted so you could see Caroline's chubby legs! It made me laugh, but it really shows them well!
Happy 6 Month Birthday, Caroline!

We are thankful for Caroline's life and wanted to celebrate her 6 months with you by putting up a few pictures from the day for you to enjoy! She is such a sweetheart and had a busy day running errands with me, but I got a few good pictures while we were home. Ryan dressed her that morning, and specifically put her in the polka dots....I think they turned out great!

She loves playing in her exercauser, playing with her toes, and eating time! :) As you can see from the one picture in the high chair, she started leaning over to grab her toes! On Tuesday, she grabbed her toes while on her changing table and actually got them all the way in her mouth! What flexibility!

We are all doing well. Work is going well for Ryan and the church has really been kind to us. They really love Caroline and she never lacks for attention there. We are always told what a good baby she is, and how they never see her cry!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Sew Cute!

On Wednesday night I was talking with a lady at church who was telling me that she was going to take some things to a craft fair this weekend. It was her first time to try to sell the clothes and hair bows she had made, but she wanted to see if it would be a big sell or not. Well, in talking with her, she mentioned my burp rags and said that I should send some with her and she would try to sell them! Well, I was kind of excited about that, but figured that I should work on unpacking, etc. Ryan encouraged me to do it, so I made 12 on Thursday night and made some tag toys (which I had not made before) on Friday morning. I took a few pictures, so click above if you want to see them! Ryan even named my "business" and designed some business cards! So, we will see today if anyone will buy them or not. We see the same things in stores for $15 or more! Anyone want to place an order? :)
Pictures from the week

What a cutie!

Trying to sit up!

Holding her toes...her new favorite thing!

Reading with mom

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Caroline is such a cutie and I thought I would share this picture of her that I took earlier this afternoon. She was hanging out in her Bumbo seat while I was trying to finish unpacking/putting away things in her room. (As you can see from the background of the picture, it is not done yet!) We have had a good day, starting with a quick trip to Publix this morning, then my first trip to the Senoia Post Office. Once again, everyone is so nice everywhere we go...just like Wake Forest!

Ryan has had a good week so far also, with a Deacon's meeting last night. I also had a WMU (Women's Missionary Union, for those who don't know) that Caroline had to attend with me. It started with eating (which seems to be a common occurence here!), then a devotion, then planning for the next few months! My calendar is already filling up, but with things that I will enjoy. I just have to figure out what I can and can't do with Caroline by my side! All the women loved on Caroline and thought she was so sweet. She gave them back the sweetest smile that only brought more "oohing" and "ahhing".

Some of you know that I was on Weight Watchers and lost 35 pounds prior to getting pregnant with Caroline. Well, I have been trying to be back on it the past month or so, but it has been difficult with moving, traveling, and homemade food at church! So, I share this, because God contiues to provide, as there is a big Weight Watchers place about 10 minutes or so away, next to Publix and Chick-fil-a! I will venture to my first meeting there tomorrow morning. I have been working hard, but the encouragement will be good.

Well, dinner is in the oven, Caroline is playing beside me, and I am ready to eat! :) We hope you are all well!

Sunday, November 4, 2007


These past few days have been full of lots of "firsts"! First, November 1st (first) was Ryan's first day of work at the church. He had a good day, spent in a meeting and getting his office somewhat situated. It was also the first day that I had at home with Ryan working during the day! (Remember, he worked nights before, so it was very different.) On Friday (Ryan's first day off) and Saturday, we got to visit with Jeff and Christy and the kids as they were in Stone Mountain for the weekend. We met them at a place called Bread Beckers in Woodstock, then we went to First Baptist Woodstock for the first time. We went there because someone at Chickfila said they had a great public park for the kids! Caroline and Connor even swung on the swings. (It was Caroline's first time in a swing like this!)It was the coolest church park I have ever seen...what a great ministry to the community families. Ryan walked into the church and said it was massive. Even had escalators in it!
On Saturday, we had our first day visiting Atlanta as Georgia residents! We met Jeff and Christy and the kids at The Varsity, then went to IKEA for the first time. It was an awesome store with lots of cool good prices too!
Today was Ryan's first Sunday with the youth. He did a great job and the youth really seemed to enjoy him, too. Caroline took a nap in the crib at the nursery today, too, for the first time ever! She usually plays and plays all morning. This time, however, she was the only baby, so she must have been worn out from all the attention! After church we ate at the local "Country Buffet" with half the other residents of Senoia for the first time. Ryan figured today was as good a day as any to check it out!
So, anyway, that is our weekend of firsts. I am sure most of you find some of our firsts pretty cheesy (as we did), but we thought it would make a fun topic on here!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Return to Senoia, Caroline Jumping, and a Pounding

After a wonderful visit to Florida to see family, Ryan, Caroline, and I have returned to our house full of boxes! We returned home on Tuesday night and have been working hard to get the house situated. We are making progress, but still have so far to go! We got a surprise visit from Jeff(my older brother), Christy, Caleb, Claire, and Connor yesterday afternoon! We knew we were going to see them in Atlanta sometime over the weekend, but were delighted to have them visit us at our new home. Caleb loved our big backyard, where we discovered we have some BIG red ant hills, and the rest of the family seemed to like our new place, despite the boxes and unfinished look all around. We look forward to seeing them again tomorrow!

Last night we ventured out to our first church event at First Baptist Senoia. (Caroline dressed as a banana!) We went to the fall festival where we were able to meet and mingle with some of the church families. We talked with a few youth and some couples we had previously met. It is amazing how God works, as I met some stay at home moms, one with a son only a few months older than Caroline. It is her third child, with two older that she homeschools. Anyway, I was just excited to have met some women who are at home like me, that I have the potential to build friendships with! Thank you, Lord! What is really cool, is that this one lady graduated from UCF, and even went to Parkway in Orlando while she was attending college! To all my UCF/Orlando friends, isn't that wild? It is such a small world, and God works in such awesome ways to bring that connection here to Senoia. I will continue to be praying for us to build friendships and to give God the glory for it all. Last night was the first step of many in the process, but it was encouraging!

While at the church, we were given a "Pounding" from the church family. For those of you who don't know, a pounding is where they give you non-perishables to fill your pantry! (pound of sugar, pound of flour, etc.) It was such a blessing to us and we are so grateful for the kindness of the church family we are now a part of. Everyone was so kind!

Well, while in Florida Caroline got to use a "jumping thing" (as I called it) when we were in Panama City. She loved it! So, while in Melbourne we found one on sale on Craigs List. We got her one, and have included a video on here of her jumping in it! She really enjoys it. Of course, as soon as I uploaded the video, she really got moving in it, which would have made a better video! I am sure the video will be boring to anyone but me, and maybe the grandparents, but ths proud mom had to post it anyway! Ok, as soon as I said we included the video, it didn't work! are some pictures instead! Maybe we can get a video up soon!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

What a wonderful trip to Florida we have had! It has been great to be with those of our family that were here.
As you can tell from the pictures, Caroline is growing so fast! She is such a sweet baby, and both sets of grandparents really wish we'd leave her with them and they would watch her while we unpack boxes! Now, that sure would help things go faster at our house, but I think the people at the church would be wondering where she was, too!
Caroline is a cutie...check out her new pictures above!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

We are on the last leg of our fun trip to Florida! Visiting with family has been so good! Everyone has loved seeing Ryan and I...oh wait, I guess they have loved seeing Caroline! :) We just are an added treat! :)

Ryan and Caroline have napped, as you see above, and we even tried the swimming pool! However, Caroline made funny noises when we put her in, so we assumed it was too cold for a prolonged dip in the water! She is also doing a great job sitting up in a booster seat that Mom and Dad had from other grandkids. Caroline is growing up right before our eyes!

Friday, October 26, 2007

We have had a great visit in Orlando this week! Caroline had fun with Grammy and Poppi, and with her Aunt Katie, Aunt Sarah, Uncle Tim, and Uncle Frank. She also got to see her great-grandparents as well! Caroline had a fun bath in the sink last night, and breakfast at Denny's this morning. We look forward to seeing the family again soon, hopefully for Ryan's ordination in December.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

We have been enjoying visiting Ryan's family in Orlando these past few days! Here is Caroline eating breakfast with Grammy! She enjoyed her carrots and ate a lot. Aunt Sarah also had some fun time with her before heading to class.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

We are having a great time visiting with Jeff, Christy, and the kids. As you can see from the pictures, Caroline and Connor look alike! They had fun playing together! Claire even wanted Aunt Kim to dress like her! We had fun.

Yesterday Caroline had so much fun sitting up in the corner of the couch that I had to take some pictures! Here are the best ones I took! She is growing so much!

Friday, October 19, 2007

Caroline's Baby Dedication

We had Caroline's baby dedication this past Sunday night in Wake Forest at Wake Crossroads Baptist Church, the church we were a part of during our Seminary time. It was a special time for us as we dedicated ourselves as parents to raise Caroline in a godly home, teaching her about the Lord and to love the Lord and others as He does. Pray for us as parents as we strive to be godly each day! Caroline is a blessing to us, and we are so very grateful!
Well, we have finally moved and officially moved to Georgia! We packed up in Wake Forest on Tuesday and headed for Senoia on Wednesday. For those of you who don't know, Ryan got a job as youth minister at a church in Senoia, Georgia and will start in a few weeks. He is very excited about all God has for him there. We also know that God has great things planned for our family here, even though it was really hard leaving Wake Forest. We had a wonderful time there and were blessed with great friends, and great church, and a great Seminary experience. If you would, be praying for our family as we adjust to life in little Senoia (which we really like) and to the new journey that is in front of us. Pray for friends for Caroline and I as we spend days at home. I am so excited for Ryan, as I know how God uses him with youth. We will put some pictures up soon!
A big thanks to my dad for helping Ryan load the truck and driving the Penske for us and helping us get our new home together.

We give glory to God for the ways we have seen him provide over this past week!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007


If you look below this post you will find that I have made several new posts this afternoon. However, if you click on the picture within each post you will find that it doesn't link you to the rest of the pictures for that post. I have been working for 2 hours and unfortunately it seems like Picasa's web pages are down at this time. So, hopefully I can get it to work later tonight or tomorrow. Keep checking back and seeing if the pictures are linked or not! I will post when they are. For now, take a look at the posts and the pictures that are there!
3 Months Old

These are some pictures of Caroline while she was 3 months old! She is growing so much! You will see her sitting up real well in a Bumbo seat (that we borrowed from Brighton), sitting in her exersaucer and having lots of fun (also borrowed from Brighton), and you will see some pictures of her dressed for Sunday! She is growing up so fast and we can't believe that she is going to be 4 months old this Friday! Wow...time flies! She is gaining weight, getting longer, and Ryan has been saying that even her eyelashes are getting longer! I agree! She loves to talk, also, which cracks us up. Click on the picture to see some more photos from 3 months.
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