"I've found that when life's brush obscures my view with gloomy strokes that seem to mar the scene, God's hand appears and gives to sunless hue and dreary skies a more majestic sheen." Gustafson

17 August 2007


The Byers family has already experienced some incredible milestones this month!

We started out the month taking a plane trip to NC to see Nana, Bell, Aunt Jordie & Uncle Stevie (aka Unc Fevie!). BEB did surprisingly well on the plane trip - coming & going! CNB flew out with us, which proved to be so helpful! Plus, he didn't want to miss the experience of her first flight. The challenging times were keeping her in the seat AND trying to take her potty on the airplane! We were a little concerned about her ears because she had tubes put in earlier this year but the change in air pressure didn't seem to phase her at all. She enjoyed conversing with the passengers around her and met a little friend, Jacob (age 3) who sat in front of us on the flight home. It was just BEB & I on the plane ride coming back to Nashville - CNB was out in Monterrey, CA on a business trip. I was super stressed about going it alone with her but Jacob proved to be such a blessing! Anytime BEB got anxious and fussy, I would "yell" up to Jacob (in front of us) and tell him to play with BEB some more. They would talk back and forth through the cracks in the seats and share their toys. He didn't like the fact that Brit pronounced his name Jayco!

On the 5th, Chris and I celebrated our seven year anniversary! We celebrated at Saffire, the best restaurant in town! An incredible place decorated in cobalt blues, old wooden tables with mismatched chairs and long, burgundy velvet curtains don the windows. A vibey place with amazing food! We both savored the filet mignon and key lime pie! Then we watched a Christian Bale movie at the theatre and took a drive in the country. A wonderful way to start our 7th year of marriage!

This past weekend, we took a leap of faith and converted BEB's crib into a day bed. We bought all new bedding and girly pillows to make it special! In preparation for the new freedom she would have, we gave her pep talks all last week about staying in bed and explaining the consequences if she decided not to obey and get out of bed without asking first. She's done amazingly well in the evenings. Naptimes are a different story!

Oh and today, BEB said out of the blue, "Mommy, I want a baby sister NOW!" Not quite ready for THAT milestone yet!

It's been a fun month of wonderful milestones for our family...