LOVE begat LIFE!
This phrase sums it up for us. So love is the constant. He first loved and so gave us the opportunity for life, life eternal. When our faith becomes sight and our hope is fulfilled. Love remains as the greatest. This gospel love is the foundation for our commitment to Christ, His church and the lost world. This love is the cornerstone of our family. May you be blessed by the words contained in this blog as it follows this journey we call life.
These pictures are our favorites from the pictures that were taken on Monday as Eli's newborn pictures. He is six days old in them - man, they grow up so fast don't they?
Here's Eli during his first bath - you can see he really likes to be exposed, cold & wet.
Here's the first diaper change - for both of us...
Here he is strutting his pimp robe for the little girl next door who kept eye balling him...
That's all for now - we'll have some more up when we can!
Thank you for your prayers and continued support.
These ladies can really cook! And the darling cake. Page is shoe crazy!
My beloved "B"! There are some roomie traits from her that Nick has yet to master. There are just some who really make an impression on your life and B would be one of those friends. Few can you grow from, live with and sincerely enjoy! You are a blessing, B!
Eli's blue, blue room! And he shall be all boy!
Here we are at 30 weeks. Nick is positive that my belly button is going to pop. Hopefully, not! Also, this is like 11 at night...so I wasn't looking so fresh!
I have had these snowmen for years, but just love how carefree they appear!
I had 4 of these little trees from my doll house growing up. I decorated them all and placed them about the house. My sister Caitlyn informed me that I went a tad overboard with 4! Definitely, but I thought it was such a great idea and they turned out darling!
Aaron & Nick!
Nick worn out after playing 18 holes 3 days in a row in freezing weather and watching football for days. I just felt terribly sympathetic ;-)
Right when they snapped it, he turned away just a little. That is his little hand up to his face. Almost everytime we get an ultrasound, that thumb is in his mouth. The doctor said he is most surely a thumb sucker!
We showed these at church and the four year old pastor's daughter, Cara, had some questions. Why is the baby black and white? Will it come out of your belly in color? And if it is in color now why do take the picture the old way (in black and white)? What little minds think of!
(2) Do you ever get to see your sister? All the time! We love her visits and she brings a vibrant delight in life like no other! She is moving to Boston in January for her master's, but not before staying 10 days with us between Christmas and the New Year!
All dressed up! Do you think we look like we are related?
This pic is for Nick. Two of his favorite teachers at the school are Karen (1st) and Ranae (2nd). Their classrooms are on the same floor as his, so he runs into them and their class all the time. Both have a heart for missions and love God's people. We are blessed by what they bring each and every day to Calvary Christian School!
Josh & Amy - Our favorite neighbors. The attend another church, however, both sets of their grandparents attend our church. They come to our services periodically for family day. Josh enjoys golf and football. Amy is a huge homemaker and nurse for twin girls. They live 4 houses down and we enjoy their company! They have recently opened their home to a new unwed 19 year old mom of 4 weeks and are ministering to her through the safe haven of their home.
(4) Do you work? I guess since you are prenant, now, you will not be getting a job? Do you "just help" Nick? Now that right there is a huge understatement for any of you friends who are ministry. Do you work somewhere in Wilmington? Yes, a resounding YES! The paycheck and these pics are the proof!
The beloved Jenn - my business has excelled much to her credit. She is 29, stays at home with her 2.5 year old daughter, Caylin, and has been in MK management for 5 years! She is a huge blessing - texting me verses applicable to business, sending cards, and meeting with me weekly! Thank you, Jenn, for you do and giving above & beyond!