Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

I can't believe it is Christmas Eve! I hope you all have a wonderful time with family and loved ones during this Christmas and New Year season. We are so thankful for Jesus' birth and His coming to save us.
This year has dragged and flown by at the same time for me. The 10 months of pregnancy were definitely long and now the last 6 weeks have wizzed by! Here is our most recent family picture taken on Thanksgiving day. The other pictures were taken Friday as we had Christmas with Papa and Grammy. My favorite picture is the last onr of Jonas and his papa. I never did get the chance to write about all of the events prior to Ivy's birth. The most dramatic and unexpected was a quadruple by-pass surgery for my dad two weeks before my due date. My sister wrote about it and you can read that here.
We are so thankful God has spared my father a serious heart attack and that he was able to get fixed and healthy before any major damage or death occured. It would be a very sad time if my father were absent from us this Christmas. Instead, we rejoice that his recovery has been wonderful and he is healthy once again. We look forward to all the fun times we will spend in the future. I especially look forward to seeing my children's eyes light up as they talk on the phone to their papa or see him in person. He loves children and in the eyes of the grand kids, papa has hung the moon.
Our Ivy turned 6 weeks old yesterday. She is a very sweet baby with many smiles and cooing lately. She isn't sleeping through the night yet but gives me a 4-5 hour stretch between feedings. I can handle that. We are so blessed to have her join our family. We can't get enough of her!
This is the first Christmas for Jonas to really understand what is going on with presents etc...It has been fun taking him to see Christmas lights, teach him Christmas songs and watch him open up presents. I can not wait to see his face light up as he opens his train set from us tomorrow morning.
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year!!

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Our Little Monkey

I love pictures of my babies sleeping. I have lots of Jonas sleeping the first couple years of his life.
I bought the dress that Ivy is wearing probably 5 + years ago. I got a steal at a 2nd hand store. Its from The G*P. I didn't even have kids but just thought it was so precious and knew someone could benefit from it. I let one friend borrow it a few years back and then let my niece borrow it last year and now I finally have a girl! Its just a cozy warm adorable dress. I tried getting a few shots of Ivy awake and propped up on the bobby but none of them turned out. Also, the beautiful green blanket was hand made by my dear friend Melody. She did an amazing job and I get at least one compliment on it every time I'm in public with Ivy. She made Jonas a beautiful blue one when he was born. I cherish these gifts.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Our attempt...

Here are some shots at our attempt of a family picture featuring our new beautiful addition. Hee hee! Aren't 2.5 year old little boys so much fun!?!
The perfect shot will become our Christmas card. Most of you will be seeing that...stay tuned!