About Me

We are a family of five (yes we count our dog) who are loving every minute that the Lord has blessed us with!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

1 Week Old

And he knows it...check out that finger.
Dear World,
My sister loves me and is finally learning to ONLY kiss me on my head!

I have been doing great for my mama and daddy. I eat every 3-4 hours and minus one night, have stayed on that schedule 24-7. I cry like crazy when I get my diaper changed, but snooze right through my very loud sister and dog Snoop. I have had lots of visitors, including my Nana who has been here since Wednesday. I am really starting to like it here!
Love, Tripp

Monday, February 22, 2010

Happy Big Sister

Lucy McLean is adjusting well to being a big sister. She has her moments, but we realize her world has just been torn totally upside down. Last night, when Tripp started to cry she brought him all of her B's. What a sweety! Today, when we were saying our blessing at lunch, Ryan thanked the Lord for Lucy McLean being a big sister. As soon as he said it, she lifted her head and started squeeling "I'm a big sister." It was precious!!!

We feel very blessed for all of the love and support we have received as we are transitioning on this new journey as a family of four. Each of you are such a blessing in our life and we can't thank you enough!

Sunday, February 21, 2010


William Ryan Shelton, III "Tripp"
God brought me into the world at 8:48 am on Saturday, February 20, 2010!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Hi I'm Lucy McLean...

and I am a photographer like my dad!
(or so I think)

We are now starting the when I break my daddy's camera and this isn't cute anymore fund. Feel free to donate at any time!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Miss Independent

I guess I should be excited that Miss Priss is becoming more and more independent every hour, seeing how a new little munchkin is on the way. She really cracks me up with her crazy combinations. Sorry the lighting is so bad. You can tell I took these pics and not Ryan!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Brother or Sister?

For awhile now, we have been asking Lucy McLean what she thinks is in my belly (boy or girl). Last night, while we were at dinner, she pointed to my tummy and announced "Baby sister". We laughed because Ryan is SURE it is a boy (not in that he is a man and really wants a son kinda way...he was SURE Lucy McLean was a girl). So, Ryan asked Lucy McLean if she would send him back if he was a baby brother. She quickly responded "Yes daddy"! This should be interesting!

I am carrying very different this time, so most people's guess is boy. I certainly don't win the motherly instinct award because I have not a clue. I guess we will see VERY SOON! They want to induce on the 24th if Baby S hasn't made his/her grand entrance by then. Thank you for all of your prayers and support as we embark on this new journey of becoming a family of 4!

Friday, February 12, 2010


(Sorry, my baby brain won't let me embed this...but please go to this link)

Erin Michelle introduced me to this powerful way of displaying testimonies. I am now obsessed with these. There are tons on You Tube. On a weekend filled with commercialized ways of showing others our love, I felt like this was appropriate to show TRUE LOVE! What an awesome God we serve. Thank you Lord for healing the broken and loving our filth! I am in awe!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Big Sister

Lucy McLean practices being a big sister in the nursery with her baby dolls. She is pretty hilarious. We are going to have to watch her like a hawk with her baby brother/sister.
Head first into the cradle!
Aren't I helpful!?

I can read to the baby and hold it with one arm!

And I have to feed her!

And did I mention she is almost 2? Can you tell? Boy are we going to have our hands full!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Early Valentines Present

Grammy and Grampy bought LM her very own stroller for Valentines Day. While I was taking a shower before church yesterday and Ryan was watching Sports Center, I mean Lucy McLean, I heard a knock at the bathroom door. Before I knew it, I noticed the door opening. Lucy McLean had gone into our bedroom, in our closet and found her new stroller. She was standing there holding the box squeeling "MAMA BABY"! So, Lucy McLean got a Happy February 7th present from her Grammy and "Gampy". She was totally in love!
Helping Daddy put it together
The finished product!
Thank you!

Grampy's Bday

We really enjoyed our time with Grampy this weekend. He came up on Friday afternoon. We had the house all decorated for him and ready. Lucy McLean made homeade streamer for him and even decorated with a few pictures of her and her Grampy. Thanks for taking the time to come see us. WE LOVE YOU!!!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Happy Belated Grampy

Grampy's birthday was last Sunday. We had the house all decorated and ready to celebrate, but the weather changed our plans. With all the madness, we forgot to post about this wonderful man. So...

Dear Grampy,
Thank you for being such an amazing "Gampy". We have so much fun together. I love riding around "the farm" with you on my golfcart. I love laughing hysterically at you as I ride you like a pony. I love showing you how I can "swim" in the bathtub. I love every second of being with you (even when I throw my tantrums). Thank you for coming to see me all the time and for loving me so much. I can't wait to celebrate this weekend.
Lucy McLean