Wednesday, November 21, 2012

It's a Girl!!!!

On Monday Mommy had her baby!! For all of you who voted girl you were right!! Elianna Faith was born at 2:10 p.m. on November, 19. She is so tiny and adorable. She weighs 7 pounds 2 ounces and she is 18 inches long. She is the smallest baby we have had besides the twins.
 We are all super excited to welcome her into our family.

 Mommy has been in the hospital but she is coming home today. Nathan was not too thrilled with Elianna at first but now he is really excited to have a real baby sister "like Paige"  I can't wait to hold Elianna. We got to visit her Monday night but none of us were able to hold her. Today Hannah and I took out our bin of baby girl clothes and got some outfits out. They are in the washing machine now. On Monday when Mrs. M. told Hannah and I we had a sister we both just stared at her we were so surprised. I wanted the baby to be a girl but I didnt want to get my hopes up so I convinced myself it was a boy. Once the news soaked in we were so excited we were jumping up and down. When Nathan heard he said "oh, I wanted a boy." Nathan was not too thrilled with Elianna at first but now he is really excited to have a real baby sister "like Paige"  

Welcome Elianna Faith!!!!

Tomorrow when she is home I am going to take some pictures of her to post. 

Saturday, November 17, 2012


It has been raining here since Thursday night and I am loving it. I am very happy on rainy days. Yesterday I took my camera outside to photograph some of the wonderfully drippy world. Trying to take pictures while trying to hold an umbrella is not the easiest thing to do but I managed to get a few pictures.

“It shall come about, if you listen obediently to my commandments which I am commanding you today, to love the Lord your God and to serve Him with all your heart and all your soul,  that He will give the rain for your land in its season, the early and late rain, that you may gather in your grain and your new wine and your oil."    Deuteronomy 11:14

 “But as for me, I would seek God, and I would place my cause before God;  Who does great and unsearchable things,wonders without number. He gives rain on the earth and sends water on the fields,"
Job 5: 8-10 

"Ask rain from the LORD at the time of the spring rain— The LORD who makes the storm clouds; And He will give them showers of rain, vegetation in the field to each man."
Zechariah 10:1

Friday, November 16, 2012

Words to Remember

"Accept your hard tasks, and do them cheerfully, no matter how irksome they appear, and Christ will reveal himself to you in them. Be sure that he will never come to you when you are avoiding any tasks, when you are withholding your hand from any duty, or when you are fretting and discontented over any circumstances or conditions of your lot."
J.R. Miller

Friday, November 9, 2012

Walk at Sunsrise

While we were at Grandma's and Grandpa's house, Grandpa took Hannah and me at 5:30 in the morning to Onslow Beach to see the sunrise. While we were waiting in the dark we were treated to a meteor shower (well, I think we saw 5 meteors) When the sun rose it was gorgeous due to the clouds over the ocean.

The before sunrise colors were really pretty. Lots of orange.

     Hannah and Grandpa looking cold. It was chilly especially with the breeze but the water was warm.
  Lonely girl on the beach.
 (Maddie, this is one of the ideas I have for an engagement picture when one of my friends gets engaged:)

  Here it comes
 The sun rises; a new day has come. (well, officially)
Our shadows. Can you guess who is who?

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Random Trip Pictures

 This sign amused me. "No pets on grass" What grass is what I want to know. We were in New Mexico and there wasn't a blade of grass in a hundred miles.
              This is mine and Hannah's trip together picture. We have one from all of our big trips.
We have driven by this cross so many times and we had never stopped. This time we stopped. The cross is over one hundred feet tall. All around it are statues depicting the crucifixion story. Very catholic.
 Route 66. The mother road (I have no idea why it is called that) We traveled along sections of it on our trip.
In the Lone Star state. Texas is one of my favorite places. I want to move there when I am married and Brendan is coming with me.
This is our favorite rest stop in the country. It is somewhere out in the middle of nowhere in Texas. but it is huge and it has a play ground to help release all that pent up energy. it also has the cleanest restrooms of any rest stop I have ever seen.
         My pretty mom in down town Albuquerque.

October Trip

On October 13th our family left on a 3 week trip. I think I have mentioned this before but we LOVE traveling for long periods of time together. We enjoy seeing different parts of the country. My particular favorite is down south from Texas to Virginia. Well, as I was saying, we left on October,13 (which is my mom's birthday) and we drove to the Gindorf's house in Flagstaff. We stayed with them and went to their church on Sunday. I am going to another post that will go into more detail about our visits with them. After the Gindorf's we began to drive to Oklahoma to visit some of our friends who we had not seen in 3 years. The day we drove from Oklahoma to Tennessee we followed a thunderstorm. It was really amazing. Especially when we were where the land was flat for as far as the eye can see. In Tennessee we stayed with my long time pen pal. It was so good to see her. Letters are great but it is even better to talk face to face. From TN we drove to North Carolina to stay with my grandparents and go to the White Unto Harvest conference. Being at Grandma and Grandpa's house is always fun. Our five days were filled with shopping trips to the MCX, photo shoots on the beach at sunset, presidential debates, football, church, taking the little cousins to the playground and touring Camp Lejune with Grandpa. On Wednesday the 26 we took Grandma, Grandpa, Aunt Alana and her four cute little kiddos with us to the conference. The conference was amazing, convicting, encouraging and busy. Our schedule was packed listening to many men ( my dad included) speak on the great commission. We were able to reconnect with friends who you only see at conferences like this and we were able to meet new friends. One of my favorite memories of the conference was singing O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing with three thousand people. It was so cool. I had never done that before. After the conference we began our long trek home.  We just missed Hurricane Sandy. We left Ashville NC in the afternoon of the 29th and that night Ashville got a lot of snow. We didn't visit anyone on the way home except for the Gindorfs. We got home at 9:30 on November 1st (Brendan's birthday)  very ready to be home, but filled with wonderful memories. I am going to post some pictures on separate posts.