Monday, November 30, 2009

Family times

The weekend after Thanksgiving we spent alot of time in Hesston. Phil had a painting dedicated at Hesston College Friday afternoon that we went to. Following that we had supper at Gpa and Gma Hershberger's celebrating Gpa's birthday. Afterwards, we went over to Mom and Dad Sweigart's for the remainder of the evening to spend more time with Carissa, Grandpa, and the rest of the fam. 











Saturday, November 28, 2009

Thanksgiving together

This Thanksgiving was the first holiday we have celebrated as a family of three. We are especially thankful this year for Christian's birth and presence in our family. He is just such a blessing, and we love to watch him grow and change daily!



I didn't have to work (which I was extremely thankful for), so we were able to go to both Hershberger and Sweigart Thanksgiving gatherings! We are double blessed with families that get together and enjoy each other's company. I can't help but think of those that don't have family whether it be distance that separates them, brokenness, or that they're no longer living.
 


At one we went to the Hershberger gathering at Mark and Beth's in Inman. It was good to see many of the extended family and we had a very good meal.


I just thought this picture was interesting..no particular reason.


Then we went to Hesston to have an evening Thanksgiving with the Sweigart family..including Carissa! Grandpa Birky and Darren also joined the rest of the family. Grandpa had flown in, and Darren drove from VA with Carissa. We had another filling meal, followed by a game of dominoes.












We have so much to be thankful for...our family, our health, our homes, and our faith!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

LOTS of leaves!



This was the third major raking of leaves..hopefully the last!














Saturday, November 7, 2009

Happy 3rd Birthday Kade!


Kade turns 3 on November 10! We celebrated with Alyssa's family from out of state on the 6th. Veggie tales Bob and Larry were featured :). Kade is such a fun-loving, lively spirited little boy...he is always entertaining. We're glad to have such a special little nephew, whose already 3...unbelievable.








A visit from Grandma H.





Grandma H. came for supper and an evening visit on Friday. Grandpa H. had a different pacemaker placed on the 4th, so he was at home. We were glad the procedure went well for him and hope he gets the rest he needs to feel better soon. Christian was quite talkative while she visited, I guess he had a lot to catch up on with her!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Thoughts of Grandma


I have to think of Grandma today, as it was 4 years ago she went to Heaven. I sure do miss her still. I wish she could've held our little baby, and tell me that he is a "nice baby". I'm sure she can see us from her big view in Heaven..so I'll just pretend like she said this when he was born, and know that she would have loved to held him and give him kisses. This blanket was one that she had made before she died, and I obviously didn't know when or if I was going to have a baby...but I guess it is fitting that its blue for Christian :)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Abraham Lincoln


Abraham Lincoln taught a lesson to the 3rd graders today. I guess Abe didn't want to smile....



but he's so happy looking when he does!

Angels working overtime

So yesterday we had the furnace man come take a look and tell us what he thought about getting us a new system in our house. We are thankful that he was able to come so soon, and also thankful that the weather is so mild and we haven't had to be cold in the house without the furnace. We are even more thankful for the protection that God has provided in that... 1. We didn't have a fire that burned our house down  2. We didn't have a large carbon monoxide leak throughout the entire house 3. We had Christian...otherwise we would still be sleeping downstairs next to the furnace and we probably wouldn't have been as tempted to call to get the furnace checked out in the first place

Also yesterday Ben had taken the car he drives to get it aligned. We all rode in it the other day and it felt like one of those chair massagers..not supposed to be like that. When he took it in the guy told him the one tire was starting to separate from the wheel...meaning that it could be a blow out on the highway at anytime. Goodness! I guess when I pray every night that God puts his angels around us...I didn't realize he was needing to put a whole team in for our family! I am very grateful for our safety, and the power that God has. These things may cost money to fix/replace....but that is nothing compared to having our lives!

Monday, November 2, 2009

3 months old today!


Here are some of the latest pictures of how I'm looking...

















What I'm doing with my time...
~ I sleep 5-7 hours at night
~ I wake up usually very happy and smiling
~ I talk/coo at the ceiling fan, or Mommy and Daddy
~ I kick my legs around like crazy (Daddy says I'm starting a fire)
~ I like to play under my playmat or sit in my chair, looking at the penguin or ladybug that hang from them
~ I recently discovered the awe of mirrors!
~ I like to be sang to and rocked..basically I love to be snuggled when I get sleepy

and when I'm not doing these things..I just relax and take it all in :)