Thursday, November 12, 2009

Briley's Baby Dedication

I wanted to share a video from the day of Briley's baby dedication for those family and friends that were not able to attend. What Pastor Jeff said about Briley's name, Daniel and I will never forget. We are so blessed to have Briley in our lives and we owe it all to HIM.

God is SO good!!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Briley's 1st Halloween!!

Briley had a great 1st Halloween!! A week or so before we decided to carve pumpkins with Briley and try to get her picture inside of a pumpkin...needless to say she was not having it AT ALL!! Oh well, they will make great pictures in her wedding slideshow when she gets married :)

"Whatcha doin' Daddy?

I can't tell you how much I LOVE this picture :)

"Get me out of here!"

Daddy trying to soothe Briley for a minute in hopes of getting a smile.

One more try...Mommy said no more after this!

One of our wonderful sitters, Kyle, took pictures of her son Max and Briley the day before Halloween. We had to have pictures of the firefighter and dalmatian together!!

On Friday we planned to go "trick-or-treating" to all the grandparents. Our first stop was Papa and Nonnie's but before we could make it there Gigi (my mom) called to say she had burned herself with HOT boiling water and was at the ER. So we changed our plans up a bit and I headed to the hospital while Daniel went to my Mom's house to feed Briley (didn't want June-bug around all the sickies in the ER). When I arrived at the hospital my Mom was not moaning in pain like most of us would be doing...she was talking the nurses ear off about who else...Briley Ann!! Did I mention she was making dinner for us when she spilled the boiling water on herself?? I felt pretty bad about what happened but my Mom was a trooper and we made it home with her leg all bandaged up and even took some pictures of Briley next to the pumpkin Gigi gave her.

"My pumpkin is bigger than me!"

Briley is wearing a onesie that was her Uncle John's...he wore it on his 1st Halloween too!!

Poor Gigi!! She is doing a lot better though!

On Saturday, for Halloween, Briley and I took her first trip to the fire station to visit Daddy, eat dinner with the fire crew, and take pictures by the firetrucks.

Station 3 puppy :)

Our 1st Halloween as a family of 3.

"Mommy you're such a hoot!"
"Nonnie and Papa came to see me at the fire station too."
On Sunday, we made it to Papa, Nonnie, and Auntie Mariah's for Briley's last trick-or-treating stop. She was all pictured out at this point! Can you blame her??

"Mom and Dad...I never want to see this costume again." :)

My Halloween basket and Elmo and Ernie pumpkin from Papa, Nonnie, and Auntie Mariah...I might be a tad bit spoiled :)

Briley LOVES her Auntie!!

"Papa-can I please touch my pumpkin??"

Briley enjoying her Elmo pumpkin...nice carving Papa and Auntie Mariah!!

Overall, Briley had a wonderful and busy 1st Halloween. We are so excited about the holiday's coming up...many more pictures to come :)


Daniel, Melissa, and Briley

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Where has the time gone??

I cannot believe I have not updated since July!! The last update our little girl was 1 month old and now she is almost 5 months!! When school started life became pretty hectic but it feels like we are finally settling into a routine. Time has gone by so quickly and Briley is changing so much everyday. My goal from now on is to try and update at least 1x a week...hopefully I can stick to it!

Here is a little update on our little June-bug and all of the amazing things she is doing right now...

1. Rolling over from her back to her tummy.
2. Smiling when she sees Mommy and Daddy come into the room.
3. Laughing out loud (especially at the dogs).
4. Teething...anything you put in her hands goes directly in her mouth!!
5. Putting her pacifier back in her mouth. :)
6. Holding her bottle (she can hold it by herself for at least a couple minutes).
7. Jump like crazy in her Jumperoo.
8. Scooting off blankets when she gets on her tummy.
9. Screams very loudly to get our attention. :)
10. Eating cereal/carrots (sort of....we are working on it!) .
11. Growing like a weed!! At her 4 month check up she weighed 15 lbs 10 oz and was 25.5 inches long.

Here are a few pictures of what has been going on the past 4 months!!

The day of Briley's Baby Dedication at church

4 Month pictures with Daddy and Papa

Family picture at Mega's 75th birthday party

Such a little ham!

Gigi feeding cereal to Briley...most of it ended up on the bib :)

Cutie indeed!

Our next post will have pictures from Briley's 1st Halloween!!
Daniel, Melissa, and Briley

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Briley is 1 month old!!

Wow, I cannot believe it has been a month since Briley was born. I cannot describe how wonderful it has been and how blessed we feel that Briley is now a part of our lives. Daniel and I are enjoying every minute with her!! So, here is an update of what has been going on the past month...

Here is a quick little look back at the day she came home :)

Daniel also had this waiting for me in the front yard...he built and painted this himself!! It was such a fun surprise!!

Here is a picture of Daddy and his little girl on his 1st Father's Day!! Briley gave Daddy a subscription to "Handy Man" and Briley got a little firetruck in honor of her Daddy!!

We also had newborn pictures of Briley taken and we are SO happy with them :)

Here is one of my favorites!!

Here is Daniel's, I'm sure you can see why her Daddy likes this one best :)
Here is a link to more of her newborn pictures:

I realized I never posted our maternity pictures so here is a link to those as well:

Briley's first 4th of July was a lot of fun!! We had grandparents and siblings over for a cookout and watched the fireworks that our subdivision put on. I was a little apprehensive about taking her outside during the fireworks but the little turkey didn't even wake up!!

All dressed up for the 4th!
First holiday as a family of 3!!

Here is a bunch of pictures of family and friends hanging out with Miss Briley!!

As you can see we have been super busy the past month!!

Hope everyone has a wonderful and blessed week!!


Daniel, Melissa, and Briley

Friday, July 3, 2009

Delivery Day Video!!

Here is a video of the day Briley was born!!

It is about 10 minutes long so you will probably want to fast forward through some of it.

The best part is the end when family and friends see Briley for the first time!!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

A look back...

I have finally figured out how to get the videos off our video camera and onto our computer!! I thought maybe we could take a look back so family and friends could see what happened at the Baby Bufe Balloon Party :)

Now that I know how to post videos, expect to see a lot more in the future!!



Thursday, June 25, 2009

Our little girl has arrived!!!

As most of you know, Briley Ann is here :)

Here are the details of her birth:

Monday, June 15th:

6:30 a.m.- Daniel and I arrive at Baylor Grapevine (FINALLY) to be induced. After being canceled twice I was on edge until I was sitting in a bed and they were hooking my IV up, I finally felt like it was going to happen once they did that.

7:30- Pitocin is started and I start to feel little contractions but nothing I can't handle.

10:00- Dr. Neal comes to break my water and things start to progress.

12:00- REALLY starting to feel contractions but holding out as long as I can for the epidural.

1:00- I give Daniel the "look" and he knows I need the epidural :)

1:30- Epidural is in and life is good!

4:30- Dr. Neal comes in and tells us it is time to PUSH!!

5:14 p.m.-Briley Ann Bufe is born!!8 lbs 9 ounces
20.5 inches long

It was the most amazing day of mine and Daniel's life and I can't explain how blessed I feel to be Briley's Mom.

Here is a link to my facebook album that has more pictures of delivery day!!

Now, Briley is over a week old and I can't believe how fast time has gone by. Daniel and I are enjoying every minute with our little girl and we thank God EVERYDAY for what he has given us!

I will post more pictures soon!