February 9, 2017
We've made it to the halfway point with this little baby and for that, I'm very thankful! We had our normal midway anatomy scan last week and everything looks good! We go back in 4 weeks for another scan because this baby was so wiggly that they could not get a good look at her spine. Interestingly, that was the same scenario way back at week 10 and part of the reason they did the 3D image.
I've sort of dropped the ball on staying updated on the ol' blog... mostly because migraines and nausea hit me two weeks before Christmas and screens were not my friend. Because I never blogged anything about Christmas, I didn't get to show our little "reveal" we had.
I chose to do the cfDNA test this time because of our previous losses (which came back great) but the bonus was that I knew gender the week before Christmas. So I bought a little outfit and we told the kids that there was a special present under the tree on Christmas morning. It was one of the most anticipated presents to be opened! They couldn't wait. Even Ken didn't know if the baby was a boy or girl.
Now, we just need a name....
February 7, 2017
And we sat on the hippos. We always have to sit on the hippos.
Happy birthday, sweet girl! We are so thankful for your smile and your spunk and the joy that you bring to all of us. We are wishing you a blessed, beautiful year!
December 15, 2016
It was a very good AND very busy 2nd week of Advent.
December 9, 2016
It's amazing to me that we've made it through almost two weeks of Advent! This time always goes so fast.
We managed to get some lights up and the boys love nothing more than climbing on the roof.
This is the point when pool tools come in handy. So far, we've been lucky and Rey hasn't chewed through all the strands yet.
That's okay, the promise of hot chocolate and popcorn cured her sadness and she even enjoyed the ride back on the truck.
Then, it was off to enjoy the annual Christmas Parade. A good time and lots of candy canes was had by all. Even Caroline who managed to snag one lollipop and her day was made.
The decorating of the Christmas tree was actually on Sunday but seemed to go better here. :) The kids hung all the ornaments and I haven't moved any yet. (Though I might need to later for their own good!)
It was a good first week. We enjoyed our Jesse Tree devotions. It's amazing how peaceful that can be now that everyone is older. I love the time we have together at this time of year!
December 8, 2016
Of course, all of the kids are over-the-moon excited. Especially Carrie. She keeps asking if it's Christmas yet and when can the new baby be here. :) It's hard for all of us to wait!
November 18, 2016
I considered calling this: "I can't believe he's so old. (Insert crying emoji x3)."
But I didn't.
Yes, Nathan is 16 and as you can see, has an adoring fan.
|Not his car. Not ours either! Staged with the help of his Uncle Jim.|
No, we did not buy him a car for his birthday. (Yes, we've been asked that. And, yes, he is saving his cash towards one.) He quite enjoyed his birthday celebration with extended family in spite of no car.
We love you, Nathan. We love your spunk and your zeal and dependability. We look forward to what the future holds for you! God bless you this year and keep you safe on those roads!!
November 15, 2016
I think this October was one of the best we've had as far as weather goes. So many beautiful, warm days. So much time to enjoy the outside!
Corn maze by full moon is oh-so-spooky and exciting! (Thank goodness for flashlights on phones!)
Pumpkin carving! We had princess Leia, Kylo Ren, a panda, and 4 funny faces.
A cute sickly little one. I can't resist when they're asleep.
It was a full and busy month. We're so thankful for our many blessings!