Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Natalie has a new click start computer. She loves to play on this, and the other day decided to grab a pillow and make herself more comfortable:


More silly:


She is such a goof and insisted on trying these glasses on. Em, this reminded me of Wes. Do you not have a picture almost identical to this?? We should post them both.

Peas in a Pod


So peaceful:

Time with Grandparents

Snuggle bugs

She loves to play "princess" with Maw-Maw and Paw-Paw:

They even taught her how to "princess wave":

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Ten days ago...

Was Nani's birthday. I'm so far behind on blogging, I haven't posted about it yet. We celebrated together with a fantastic salmon dinner (thanks Pop) and cheesecake dessert. Happy Birthday Nani, we love you!!

Nani and her helper:

This is a little crystal data-bug that Nani received. Natalie does not like bugs, of ANY kind. I think that much is obvious in her expression:

Opening more gifts:

Monnie, Nani, Natalie, and Daddy:

Sunday, January 18, 2009

We have been home for several days now, and I'm still working on getting the house functioning again. It seems to take forever to get the laundry going, dishes clean, house clean, grocery shopping done, etc., etc. We're making progress. We had a very nice trip this past week, considering the circumstances. It's always nice to visit with family and friends after many months of not seeing them. I also enjoyed all the stories of my grandparents that their friends shared with us. So meaningful. I have pictures to share soon.

This morning (after emerging from under my electric blanket) I noticed it was freezing cold in our house! Our thermostat registered 51 degrees! I was thankful Natalie's room was a toasty 75 (we add extra heat her room with a safety heater fan and heated humidifier) Mike smelled gas in the basement, so we called our gas company and they were there within TEN minutes. I was impressed. After handing over a hefty check, all is well and fixed...and WARM.

Sunday, January 11, 2009


My grandfather passed away yesterday. I am happy for him to finally be in Heaven; a place he has longed for, for years. We will miss him. Please say a prayer for our family this week.

**Visitation is 4-8pm Monday.
**Funeral is 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon.

(the same locations as my grandmother's visitation and funeral)

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

2 o'clock in the morning:

I can't figure out if her stuffed animals are pushing her out, or if it's time for a bigger bed!

Let's play catch up

Our holidays started off pretty rough. Five days before Christmas, we had another miscarriage. This was our 3rd loss in 8 months. I saw the specialist and she ordered all the recurrent pregnancy loss tests. These will happen approximately 6 weeks from now. Please keep us in your prayers. Our journey with this continues...

Christmas was very nice. We are so blessed to know God's love. It's hard to be sad during this special time of year, especially with Natalie (literally) jumping for joy while opening presents. We spent Christmas eve and Christmas with Mike's family, and the two following days with mine.
Christmas morning:

This is a star character (Twinkers, from Care Bears) that I re-created for her. She loves this silly thing. (We are pretending to sleep)

She is learning how to ride:

New Years Day, we celebrated our 4th wedding anniversary.
This is me teasing Mike b/c he's finally shaving:

We dropped Natalie off at Mike's parents and went out for a much-needed date. We had fun shopping and spending some Christmas $$, then we ate at the Cheesecake Factory. It was late when we arrived and they told us it'd be a 45 minute wait. We decided to eat at the bar, and had such a pleasant time talking and laughing together. We brought cake slices back to share with our babysitters and Natalie. Natalie wasn't impressed with cheesecake, instead she had fun trying on my new snow boots.

Every anniversary I love to reminisce about our wedding and love for each other. I have so many thoughts on this...I think I'll save it for another post. :)

Happy 2009 to all.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Oh dear...

I am getting behind on our blog. These past 2 weeks have been a whirlwind and I am still trying to catch up. Stay and stories will be posted soon!