Thursday, December 23, 2010

O Come Let us Adore Him

May you enjoy spending time with your families as you celebrate the birth of our Savior, who came to "save His people from their sins," (Matthew 1:21).

Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas decorating and Thanksgiving!

Okay, so the title of this post is backwards, but that is because I uploaded the pictures in the wrong order, and I was too lazy to reload them the right way. Sorry!!!! After we ate our wonderful Thanksgiving meal, we decorated for Christmas. Karis loves opening all the tubs and ohhing and ahhing over all the decorations. There is nothing like playing Christmas music and decorating the house to put us all in the Christmas mood. We added a new Christmas CD to our collection this year.

Karis and Noah by "their" tree. I love to see their little personalities as they decorate. Noah put all his ornaments on the same branch, we finally had to move some of them because the limb was drooping so much. Karis is meticulous and likes to spread all her ornaments around.

The kids decorating the BIG tree! Noah did one ornament and was ready to move onto the next thing. Karis is wonderful helper.

Karis putting on the star with Daddy's help.

My boys in front of a lighted tree.
Some pictures from our Christmas card photo shoot at a friend's house.

Sibling love!

My boys
Our tradition for Thanksgiving is to make a thankful tree. We write something we are thankful for every night after dinner. It is so funny to hear what the kids say. Almost all of Noah's were food, since we usually just ate right before we wrote on our leaves.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Happy Belated 3rd BIrthday Noah John!

This birthday post for you Noah is only nine days late! This year has flown by, sweet Noah. Three, wow, my little "bud" is three. I remember praying for you before you were born, and I remember when I saw you for the first time and how I thought my heart would burst with love.

Noah, you are so sweet, you love playing by yourself and with your sister, your favorite toys are your cars, and you "love" eating all the time! Your first words every morning are, "I want breakfast," even before you are fully awake. What you mean is "I want a cereal bar and a nana." I always thought that I talked a lot, being a girl and all, but your chatter endlessly. Everyday, you talk constantly and cause us all to laugh at your silliness. Sometimes you can be a little too rough with your sister, especially when you two are wrestling! I am so glad that you love cuddling with me and giving me still slobbery kisses! Oh Noah, you are a joy and blessing to our hearts.

My prayer for you is that Jesus will save you one day and that you will be "a righteous and upright man who walks with God," just like both men you were named after, Noah in the Bible and your Papa John.
We love you sweet Noah John!

Happy Belated 3rd Birthday Noah John!

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Run Like the Wind, Mom, Run Like the Wind!

Hi. This is Justin writing this post. I highjacked the blog to let you know how proud I am of Jeanna for running a 10k (6.4 miles) a few weeks ago. And, she finished 2nd in her age group! The kids and I were at the finish line yelling, "Run like the wind, mommy, run like the wind."

"Let's Do the Puzzle"

Noah got his very first bike for his birthday:

But, he was more excited about his new Snot Rod and Cars puzzle: