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Monday, December 29, 2008

Photo Update

Here's a few photos from our trip to California.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

I hope you can actually hear Havah above the other growlers. We had SO MUCH fun tonight!

From 12-16-2008

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

This is how Judah gets ready for snow.

Layer, after layer, after later. I think she was actually sweating in the snow.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Snow Day


Here's a sneak peak at yesterday's snow day. :)
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Saturday, December 06, 2008

If You Plan on Buying a Christmas Present...

You should probably first bid on this...

Art Journal

You've gotta see it!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Best News Ever

Hope will see! Check out her story here.

Video Update

Here's how Havah's doing...

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Here's Another

Please see the post below and here's another great shop.

Junk Posse

Christmas Shopping Suggestions

I was talking to my dear friend Tracie the other day. She mentioned a blog that lists adoption fund raisers. I think this is great! When you go to buy your Chritmas gifts this year check out these great options first! Give wonderful gifts to your friends and families while helping bring children into families. It doesn't get any better than this.

Check out the link here.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

My Favorite Time of the Year


John and Tracie are in the process of adopting a little boy named Aiden from Eastern Europe. Aiden has Down Syndrome and will be 3 in March. We are excited to welcome him into our family. The Loux’s are currently raising finances to help pay the cost of adoption. They are still in need of $18,000, and are trusting God for total provision.

If you would like to help support their adoption, they are currently having a fundraiser called ART FOR ADOPTION.
They are currently selling photographs and will be listing some original paintings and other artwork soon.
The link to their webstore is

You can read more about Aiden and their adoption at their blog, where they also have posted other ways that you can give to their adoption fund.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Good news! Havah slept 8 hours straight the following two nights. Maybe I should get you guys praying more often!

In other news, I got an end table from the thrift store that perfectly matches on of our coffee tables. I painted it black to match and now it's drying in the garage. Painting is a great way to spend Havah's nap time!

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Havah and Gram

Almost every morning Havah wakes up to her fan club. I'm quite often at the gym, so it's the fun folks who she starts her day with. One of her very favorites is her Grammy. Grammy is so fun. She gets out the best toys, she snuggles, and when Havah is done snuggling or playing with toys Gram moves her onto the next thing.

Last night was pretty rough. Havah woke before her normal 10pm dream feed and wouldn't calm down, so I fed her and went to bed early. She woke again before 12, then again around 3, then 6, then 7:15. So...I'm tired. It was one of those nights where you're so tired you are thinking irrational things like..."God, why are you doing this to me?". I was thinking, do I need to bind evil? So I prayed and I felt better, but Havah just kept right on with the crying. Even now I'm typing with one hand because guess who only wants to sit in my lap.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008



Aren't these leaves lovely? Our tree stands above them all. When you drive down the street you could see the golden beautiful tree standing tall saying...look what I'm about to do to your neighbors yard. Pray that this mess doesn't blow into yours.

It was very beautiful and all in one day all those beautiful leaves landed in perfect piles ready to be bagged and carried off. Oh wait, that last part really didn't happen.
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Friday, October 31, 2008

Getting Started


Well we've been putting the new sewing room to good use, so I've decided to start a little online shop. I've been making these wraps as gifts for friends. It's been so much fun that I decided to make a few extra and list them on ETSY. I'll have several more to list next week. Check it out and let me know what you think.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Monday, October 27, 2008


My life is so full of new experiences. Things happen that I would have never imagined.

Last week Havah woke up more than 30 minutes early. This isn't totally uncommon, but usually she'll go back to sleep and snooze for a bit longer. On this day she wouldn't! I came in to check in on her and found quite a surprise. Somehow she had undone her diaper. She and her bed were soaked and angry she was about it!

This morning was worse! She slept later than she usually does and when she finally woke up I went in and again found that she was very upset. I went to change her diaper and found an even better surprise...more poop than should ever come out of one baby at one time. The wonderful surprise had gone through her jamis, through her sleep sack, through the sheet and blankie down to the pad.

In other news, last month she got two new teeth and tomorrow we plan on trying them out (other than the refrigerated carrots she teethes on). I'm sure there will be a video or something to show you tomorrow.

Judah and Havah

What happens when you are left alone with the funnest person in your life for more than five minutes?

Something like this...


Well here are some pictures of the new sewing room. It's still in progress and a mess, but I'm LOVING it! I would never guess how much fun this would be. Last week Israel came down and did her homework at the new desk, Judah came and claimed her special spot, Christina has been studying and hanging out, and last night Sean came down and built us a fire! It's made the downstairs quite the hang out. I am so thankful for my life. I am in a city that I really like, near to the House of Prayer and the best part - surrounded by people who I love. I live with one of my dearest friends in the whole world, my Mom is here!!, I have the coolest kids in the whole world and I have the best husband ever! Havah has been great. She is growing and changing so quickly. She loves the new sewing room too. I put the pack and play down here and she loves playing in there while she can still peak out at us all.

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Second Hand

Mom, Judah, Havah and I went to two local thrift shops in search of tables for the new sewing room. Not only did we find two great tables we also found a Snuggli to sell on craigslist, a thermos for Israel's lunch, a lamp shade, a tennis racket (for Judah of course), a musical table for Havah, some tupperware for Sean and the big highlight a garage with an elevator for Judah's cars. Total spent: less than $30

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


I'm not sure if I've ever really posted pictures of our family room. It is currently under a major makeover! Family room turned sewing studio! Woo Hoo! Pictures will follow. First I have to make a few more changes.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

She was posing. What was I supposed to do?

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Play Time

Havah got some new toys this week. A jumparoo and a few fun things for the floor. She LOVES the jumparoo, but not as much as she loves to play on the floor with her dad.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

I Know I Know

  You're jealous. I can understand. Not everyone gets to have a sister-in-law like mine. Thanks Dawn!

A Real Friend


Zeb is such a good friend. Secretly I think he favors Judah. I found Zeb laying on Judah's bed earlier today. If she leaves a sweater out he will lay on it. The other day I found one of her toys in his kennel. It hadn't been chewed - just snuggled.

Monday, September 22, 2008

The New Bath Seat

Bath time is Havah's favorite time of the day. She has been trying to sit up while in the tub for the past week. I keep trying to make her be a little baby, but she keeps trying to get big.

What could be better than bath time? Bath time with big sisters!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Caroline and Luke

My dear friend Caroline and her husband Scott are in Salt Lake City awaiting the birth of their new little boy. This past weekend I was so thankful that I got to attend their fundraiser. I saw so many people that I hadn't seen in years. I can't believe how much everyone has changed and how much their kids have grown up!

Hurry up Luke! We can't wait for you to be born!

*Note the cup of pink goodness in my hand. That would be Black Rasberry Chip Ice Cream.

More of Ethan

He's just SO wonderful!

Havah has something to say...

Friday, September 12, 2008

Little Baby Ethan

I got to squeeze this little bundle of joy yesterday. I can't wait to see him again tomorrow! He is absolutely wonderful. Congratulations Jeannie on an truly delightful baby boy.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

I haven't seen a photo like this in a long time. This is mom my mom, her sisters and brothers and my Grandma. The strange the location. :)

What a fun family!

Photo courtesy of the slide show on Ava's Momma's computer.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Did I Tell You?

Sean shaved his head and now has a mohawk. I have more pictures, but they are on the server and I can't seem to get to it right now. Locks of Love LOVES Sean Henry!

Jason came to visit! Havah LOVES Jason.

Auntie Chrisi isn't working as much. We are ALL loving that!

Our friends the Winters came to visit. They came with their dog Saddie. Can you guess who Saddie is?

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


Copied from the blog of Tracie Loux:


American Express is giving away a 2.5 million dollar gift to different organizations who are doing charitable work, and who also get enough nominations to qualify to be chosen for this project. (1.5 MIL will be given to the top nomination and an additional 1 MIL will be split between three other worthy organizations). We need 700 more votes to help qualify a very important organization called Reece's Rainbow. They are doing a tremendous job of helping orphaned Down Syndrome children through their adoption agency. This is the agency that where Derek and Renee are adopting Misha. If Reeces Rainbow were to win this gift, this would enable them to adopt out almost all of the waiting DS children with full grants!

You DO NOT have to own an American Express card to vote. Just sign in as a guest and remember to vote for Reece's Rainbow.
It will only take 1 to 2 minutes of your time and your vote could make it possible for an orphan to be placed in a forever family. Thanks so much for considering this wonderful opportunity to make a difference in the life of an orphan.

Please log on to THIS SITE to vote!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Shopping for Interns

Havah looks a little concerned, but really she was having the time of her life being packed in with a bunch of groceries. We left with three full pallets and three full carts. We had to go back the next day to get more. We will have to go back tomorrow...and the next day too.

Be There or Be Square

Well...if you can't be then you can give...

My dear friends are working on bringing home their little one. It is going to be one great party!! I can't wait to celebrate with them!!
Has it really been three weeks?

We are in Washington DC for another week. We've been in the area for one week already. The first few days were spent in Annapolis with our new wonderful friends. Now we're staying in Capital Hill making more food than I've ever seen in my entire life! The Henry's and Gram are making food for the Awakening Teen Interns, TheCall Staff, and the onething inters. Yikes... that's a lot of people.

I'll post pictures as soon as I can.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Okay, so maybe I've gone a little overboard with the pictures, but if you had this baby you'd be doing some machine gun photography too!

Havah is Helpful

Havah helped Sean water the lawn the other day. She's taking after her Grampa aready.

A few nights ago we went to our friends the Gerards. Havah and Shekinah met for the first time. They are definately BFF.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Havah's Exhausted

Havah is exhausted. She had a big weekend with the Grandparents.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

A funny face

Side Projects

Here are the things I've been working on other than baby stuff..

Cards from cut up paint samples

One of my favorite things is post cards. I never know what to do with them. I got the idea the other day to sew them together. I don't think you can tell in this picture, but they are zig zag stitched together to make a post card quilt. Post cards are my love language.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

My Hands!

Havah used to be afraid of her hands. We would have to often bundle her just to hide them from her. Whenever she would get excited they would fly past her face. Scarry! What are those things?

In the past two days she's decided they are alright. She likes to hold them together (which she's done for a long time actually) and has discovered that they taste good.

Sean, Havah and I have been taking morning walks. Havah loves that we have bumpy roads and cracked sidewalks.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Toes Toes Everyone Knows

Havah Pearlene has 10 tiny toes.

Havah caught a glimpse of her toes yesterday. She must have watched them wiggle and move for at least 10 minutes.

Thanks Izzy Weaver!

Israel came and hang out with me the other day. We played with Chrisy, hid from Sean, took care of baby Havah and got our van fixed. The next day he brought me a sunflower! Thanks Izzy!