Thursday, December 31, 2009

God's Blessing of Peace and Grace!

On December 30 at 7:59 am we welcomed Shiloh Grace into this world! Her first name means "His Peace" and boy do we feel blessed with God's Peace and Grace.

Thank you to all who have prayed with us for a timely birth. We feel overwhelmed by God's provision and orchestration of her arrival. I will give details at another time of our birth story but we want to give praise to God for this amazing gift!

Friday, December 11, 2009


My nesting instincts kicked in last night after midnight and wouldn't allow me to go back to sleep for another 3 hours or so. I didn't actually do anything around the house, just sat and thought up a LONG list of to-do's, mostly for Kurtis. :) Hopefully this means the baby's arrival is sooner rather than later!

And here's a recent picture...just because :)...

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Picture Update

It's been a while since my last post, thought I'd better catch up with our life happenings before our next big event, Baby #3, comes!

We took a road trip to Texas for Thanksgiving. We are a little crazy and chose to drive straight through. It took us 24 hours there and 28 hours on our way back, thanks to traffic coming back into LA...welcome home! :) (We had a fabulous time with my parents, sister, brother-in-law, cousins and my brother. I did a better job of taking pictures this time...
but really just of the kids.)

The kids did an amazing job on the long road trip!

While in Texas the cousins enjoyed playing together.

Zoe and Aaron...the "littles"
The girl cousins...

Two Peas in a Pod
The brilliant Isaiah...

All the cousins

We got home on Sunday at 4:30pm and put the kids' bunk beds in the room that we had finished building and painting before we left on our trip. Zoe has already gotten used to her big girl bed and Malachi is very good at climbing up and down from his top bunk.

Yesterday, Kurtis turned 38! He worked all day, came home and we had a yummy dinner followed by my 2-layer homemade Chocolate Motherload Cake. It was good, not quite as good as Claim Jumper, but Kurtis was pleasantly surprised! :)