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1: The CDC reported that "Immunization Rates Remain Stable at High Levels Among the Nation's 19- through 35- month children;" The Republic of Moldova celebrated the 18th anniversary of its independence from the Soviet Union; The body of Edward Kennedy was still lying in repose at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, awaiting funeral services to be held the upcoming weekend; The Supreme Court of Kentucky affirmed that a police officer has discretion to frisk a passenger, who exits his vehicle to accommodate a search of the vehicle incident to the driver's arrest, even if the officer has no independent suspicion that the passenger is guilty of criminal conduct; | Lyndon B. Johnson would have turned 101 years old; Taylor Swift gave a concert at Madison Square Garden, featuring special guests Kellie Pickler and Gloriana; Thai officials issued a statement allowing Dalai Lama to enter Taiwan to pray for the victims of the typhoon-battered island; South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford rejected his lt. governor's request that he resign in the wake of his mysterious disappearance and the ensuing public introduction to Sanford's South American soulmate; Inglorious Basterds was the #1 movie at the box office; And we met Abigail Emory Watson for the first time! | on August 27, 2009:

2: Officially, Abby's namesake is Abigail Adams, our country's first Second Lady and second First Lady. She represents the ultimate ideal to me: a woman completely devoted to home and family, and at the same time exerting considerable influence on the world around her. As she functioned as a helper to her husband, she played a role in shaping the creation of the United States. No small feat for a woman who was at the same time (mostly singlehandedly) raising her four children and maintaining the family home and farm. Abigail Adams was known for her strength, intellect, and influence AS she functioned as a wife, mother, and homemaker, not DESPITE those roles, or IN ADDITION to them. Talk about the ultimate Proverbs 31 woman! That pretty much sums up our hopes for our Abigail: that she would be brilliant, well-read, industrious, and strong, and that those traits would inform and empower a life poured out in service to others. Of course, there were other positive associations we had with the name Abigail that clenched its spot as our #1 Baby Girl Name: In the Bible, Abigail appears in I Samuel 25 as a woman of boldness, strength, and discretion. Abigail is also the name of one of my oldest friends, who knows more of my life history than anyone else outside of my family. Abby's middle name, Emory, is the name of a little town in East Texas. At the time of Abby's birth, it was the home of her great-great-grandmother Glenna Hall. It's where our family gathered for many happy holidays, where several of our other relatives live, and where our dearly missed Granddude (my grandfather) is buried. Abby is the first grandchild on my side of the family, and I wanted to give her a name that would reinforce her connection with a rich and blessed family heritage. What shoulders she is standing on! Abby may need therapy to get over many things from her childhood, but low parental expectations will not be one of them. | Why we named her Abigail... | from October 12, 2011

5: July 27, 2010

7: Abby Morning workout: get out of swaddle, rotate 90 degrees in crib, bicycle kicks Abby became a fan of La Leche League. Abby loves my mom!!! Abby is getting my diaper changed. Abby is pooping. LOL! Abby is laying on my blanket, playing with some pretend sea creatures. Abby needs a change of scenery! Abby joined the group I hate it when I turn over onto my stomach and then get stuck. Abby joined the group Naps are for Suckers. Abby > Mommy: HUNGRY!! Abby is out to lunch with Pop. Abby became a fan of Grandparents. Abby became a fan of DeVinci's Restaurant. Abby hates riding in my carseazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Abby is home for the afternoon. Time for circuit training: Exersaucer, tummy time, Bumbo. Abby joined the group Who Needs Paparazzi When You've Got Parents? Abby became fan of Just Because I Laughed Once Doesn't Mean It's Funny the Next 40 Times. Abby > Mommy: HUNGRY!! Abby is eating rice cereal. Abby joined the group It's so Funny to Spit Up on a Clean Shirt. Abby became a fan of Baths. Abby is exhausted! Signing off for today. | Mommy imagines Abby's first foray into social media... | (Hey, I know by the time you read this it will be so outdated it won't even make sense to you. But trust me: this was very funny in its day!) | February 26, 2010

9: August 20, 2010

11: Hey, beautiful girl...Daddy loves you, he loves you Most beautiful girl in the whole wide world | I know that moons rise and time flies and sweet little girls get older, but then when your tooth aches or your heart breaks, will you still cry on my shoulder? | Hey, beautiful girl...Daddy loves you, he loves you Most beautiful girl in the whole wide world | -Peterson & Goodgame "Beautiful Girl"

13: Spring 2011...and this is only a few from the first 500!

17: After a prayer: "Oh-man!" | You said funny things when you were two... | "I've got the joy, joy, joy, down in my heart; I've got the love of Jesus in the car!" | "I am full of hands." | "Mommy is MY love!" | "Mommy has a baby in her tummy, and when it comes out it will wear tiny little shoes!" | "Blankie on last time!" | "LET I DO IT!" | "Abby is broken, Daddy is broken, Mommy is broken. Jesus is our medicine!" | "I have a grandpa." | "Knock-knock. Who's there? Mawmaw!"

19: For this reason I bow my knees before the Father... that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith-- that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, | and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. | Ephesians 3:14-19

21: Abby Watson @ AbbyTweets Hello Twittersphere! Now that I have opinions I love to share ANY TIME ANY WHERE so I'm all over social networking like spots on Barney! Abby Watson @AbbyTweets Mom put honey on my waffle when I SPECIFICALLY REQUESTED JELLY!! #firstworldtoddlerpains Abby Watson @AbbyTweets Mom's been on a safety kick lately and keeps asking me, "What's Mommy's name?" I'm humoring her, but secretly worrying she's getting dementia. Abby Watson @AbbyTweets Dad got so excited when I recited our meal prayer; what will he do when I reveal I've been secretly memorizing the Institutes? #booyah Abby Watson @AbbyTweets "POP! Goes the weasel." LOL--that song gets me every time! Abby Watson @AbbyTweets Just peed in last clean pair of princess panties, now have to wear boring ones with pink stripes. #firstworldtoddlerpains Abby Watson@AbbyTweets My mom is SO BAD when she tries to do the motions to the @Barney movies. She must have been behind a door when God passed out the cool moves AbbyWatson@AbbyTweets @princesssleslie just texted to say she misses me. So what else is new? Abby Watson @AbbyTweets Mom always says it's time for "us" to take a bath. But then she stays dry and dumps water all over MY head. What gives? AbbyWatson @AbbyTweets 8PM came too early as usual. But"tomorrow is another day." Who said that anyway? Think it might have been @SnowWhite. | March 5, 2012 Back into social media to take on Twitter: How two can you be in 140 characters?

23: December 25, 2011

27: February 14, 2012

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