Saturday, October 19, 2013

Beach Maternity Shoot

We went to the beach back in September for our 2nd annual Lumpkin/Cobb/Williams beach weekend. I wanted to take a few pictures to have for the baby book.  Sara Beth offered to put her photography skills to work and she did not disappoint. I thought I would share a few with you. Thank you Sara Beth for taking time to capture some fantastic shots. We will cherish them forever. 

Friday, October 18, 2013

Our Help

"Tensions will be high and broken by the rain of mercy..God's gracies." - See you in a Hundred Years

About two months ago I really lost it. Not just a little but almost every day for about two weeks. Vivi was cutting 4 teeth at once, refusing to nap, and I was exhausted from pregnancy. God and I had a tussle. I stomped my feet, yelled, and cried.  In my tantrums I had asked God for help. It felt like I was drowning. We had moved to a new city, Will had started a new job, and I didn't know very many people. To say the least I was lonely.  I needed help. In the coming weeks we had people contacting us to let us know they would be vacationing in New Orleans, attending a conference, or they just wanted to see us. I was amazed at how quickly God so graciously sent all these wonderful people.  Each and every one of them played with Vivi, engaged me in grown up conversation, and/or laughed with me. 

God in Her goodness gave me mercy. ..drops of mercy.

One Ms. Tracy Kouns (and John)
Claire Harmon
Aunt Mimi and Uncle Matt
My mom
The Hannons
The Lumpkin and Cobb Families
Andrea and Jesse Adams
Rita and Frank (Will's parents)

The Barefield's all the way from Montana.
To all of you who have visited thank you and to anyone considering a visit…COME ON. 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

More Baby Bern Pics

We had so many people visit us which was unexpected since we haven't been in New Orleans long. Thanks to everyone for coming by to welcome Bern into the world. 

Introducing Israel Bernard "Bern" Williams

We were blessed with the precious gift of a healthy baby boy a week ago today. He was born at 7:17pm on October 10th, 2013. He weighed 6.08lbs and 19 1/2 inches. He is absolutely adorable. 

We both wanted a name that had meaning and roots to our family. Israel means to wrestle with God. Bernard is a family name from Will's side that has been passed down for the last 5 generations.

Pumpkin Patch

I love a pumpkin patch. It kicks off the beginning of fall. We drove to Montz Louisiana several weekends ago to partake in a little "pumpkin picking". We soon found out that it is too wet to grow pumpkins in Louisiana (which I have to say is a big strike against LA in my book). What they do is drop a bunch of pumpkins in a field and call it a patch. I have to admit my spirits were a little dampened by this method. However, it didn't affect Viola one bit. She was trying her hardest to pick up every pumpkin she came across.