Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year...

Christmas flew by.  Eva's first, Josie's eighth, Sarah's third, our third without Marie.  It was busy, blessed, bittersweet.

Today we are holed up inside decorating gingerbread houses.  The wind is ripping around the house, they're calling for gusts up to 70 this afternoon.

 Not all of us are having a great time...

 Eva is, as always, in her sling...

Wishing you all a very blessed New Year.  May God smile on us in 2012!


Monday, December 05, 2011

How to tell...

Eva answers the eternal question.  How do you know when it's time to stop taking pictures of your baby?
"Mom, now.  Stop."

Friday, December 02, 2011

A week...

Another week and time has flown.  Thanksgiving was so nice, and Luke's been done with corn so he's been home more.  Such a blessing!

Eva will be 8 weeks old tomorrow and two months old on the 8th.  I cannot believe she's getting this big already.  Lately she seems to be all bright eyes, watching the world.  If we are lucky we get a few sweet words from her.  She is smiling more often and her huge toothless grins are priceless.

We are working our way through Advent.  I found a really wonderful set of devotions for Advent that I wanted to share.  It's just the Word.  Beautiful and simple.  We are so blessed, Advent is such an exciting season... and with Marie in Heaven the gift of Jesus is so sweet I cannot put it to words.  I appreciate it now like I never did before. 

Josie and Sarah were reading together in my laundry basket last night, it was so cute I had to grab a few pictures!

We got our tree up and Eva has been enjoying laying beneath it staring at the lights.  It's been so nice to see her noticing things more!

This verse was from our devotion last night, the words are so beautiful!  Have a blessed weekend!

Behold my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I have put my Spirit upon him; he will bring forth justice to the nations. 2 He will not cry aloud or lift up his voice, or make it heard in the street; 3 a bruised reed he will not break, and a faintly burning wick he will not quench; he will faithfully bring forth justice. 4 He will not grow faint or be discouraged till he has established justice in the earth; and the coast lands wait for his law. 5 Thus says God, the LORD, who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and what comes from it, who gives breath to the people on it and spirit to those who walk in it: 6 "I am the LORD; I have called you in righteousness; I will take you by the hand and keep you; I will give you as a covenant for the people, a light for the nations... Isaiah 42:1-6