Saturday, December 29, 2007

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Hello friends! I am not sure who all looks at this but I just wanted to wish you a wonderful holiday. Some of you will be getting a late Christmas card in the mail soon. We have been so busy with guests, shopping, church, traveling...oh yeah and trying to parents 4 children that our cards have not yet been sent out. The pictures are printed, the cards are purchased, and the list is made I just haven't had the time to sit down and get them out. Sorry...but I am going to work on that this weekend.

Christmas at our house this year was great. I will post pictures soon. The kids loved all they got from Santa and us. It's nice to hear the delight-filled squeals as they opened each gift. We have also just returned from our Christmas trip around the state. We had Christmas with my family on the 26th, 10 adults and 8 children made for fun and chaos all the same. And we had Christmas with Dan's family on the 27th, and there 9 adults and 6 kids creates about the same atmosphere. It was wonderful seeing some of Dan's family we haven't seen for a while either. I think the best part was getting to introduce our family to our sweet Elizabeth.

To change the subject for a minute, she is wonderful! Such a great baby with a sweet disposition. She only cries when she needs to eat or has a dirty diaper. She has started smiling and cooing, and even better she sleeps from around 11pm to 6:30am. So I am feeling a little less sleep deprived and zombie-like. I took her for her 2 month check up the Friday before Christmas and she was 11 lbs 2 oz and 22.5 inches. But I think from the Christmas meals she is a little heavier!

I will post some pictures after I get my house a little more in order and get the pictures off the camera onto the computer[I think I'll use one of my Christmas gifts...a card reader to do that...that will be exciting...sad what you look forward to when you grow up. ;)]. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I pray that as you begin 2008 you will resolve to make your walk with the Lord your first priority.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Some more shots

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Our Kids

Here are a few pictures of us and our BEAUTIFUL kids. We went to get some pictures taken the other day and I really Love these!

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Beautiful Girl & a cute one of us

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Sunday, December 2, 2007

One Month Old

Here are a few pictures of Elizabeth Marie at one month old. She weighed 9 lbs 12 oz. and was 21 inches at her one month check up. She is doing great and fitting into our family nicely. She is a great baby, sleeps and eats regularly and only cries when she wants to eat or has a messy diaper. The big kids love her and are always wanting to help when they can. Just wanted to show her off at one month old!

Look at all those people!! This was a quick family shot that someone needed for something and I thought I'd share it. I still can't believe that we have 4 kids and that Dan and I are responible for them being here and now caring for them. We are worn out be really enjoying our family and watching them grow. God has blessed us so richly!
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At the Beach

Mommy's friend, Andrea came down to visit us from Illinois and we took her to see the beach. She hadn't seen the gulf of Mexico yet and wanted to take a peek. It is really a pretty place you should go there some time. Mommy got some cute pictures of me (or so I heard her say) and she wanted to share them with you. I was very interested in the birds and wasn't real sure what to think of the water. I have been to the beach before but I was younger and don't really remember. I am sure that we will go a lot more. Enjoy these fun pictures.

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