Growing Family

Although 2020 has been chaotic and very upside down, good things are still happening. Like sunshine and flowers and long talks with friends. And babies!

For everything there is a season,
a time for every activity under heaven.
A time to be born and a time to die.
A time to plant and a time to harvest.
A time to kill and a time to heal.
A time to tear down and a time to build up.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-3

Happy 1st Birthday, Little Man!

Little Man, there is only one of you and you are a precious gift. Your quiet joy and delighted giggles bring joy. Your determined curiosity is fun to watch.

You are a treasure in an earthen vessel and it is a privilege to watch you grow and learn and explore. The mighty things you do in life may seem small, but you have a God Who Sees You and is greater than anything which will come against you. Be assured, things will come against you; that is the nature of the fallen world we live in. But you have family and a Mighty God here to help you, protect you, comfort you, and always love you no matter what.

You will never be alone, even on your darkest day. Jesus will always be with you.

Never forget that, ‘k?

Love you bunches and bunches, Little Man!

Little Man is ready to turn One!
Little Man knows who loves him
Little Man loves his guitar and mama
Exploring Daddy’s guitar.
Grins with joy at the rare chance to play with Daddy’s guitar.
Always curious
Loves his Daddy
Likes staying clean. ha!
Where did Ducky go?

Little Man Turns One!

Tomorrow is Little Man’s first birthday. On Saturday we had a big, fun party for him! It was a gorgeous day for the party.

Does he look impressed with his cake?
Gardening was one of the many activities at the party.
Baby E has the cutest grin!
Other Baby E was a delight to play with.
Playing with Cousin J2 was more fun than eating lunch
Cake and candle time! Of course, Little Man went for the candle – but it was windy so he didn’t feel the flame.
Little Man had more fun playing in the frosting than eating, I think. It didn’t hurt that he had just finished lunch! 😉
What’s the big fuss?! You, Little Man!
The next morning, Little Man was dedicated.

Introducing Little Man

Little Man was born a couple weeks ago and he already has quite a personality. He’s a little cuddler and enjoys being wrapped up and warm. He also likes to stay awake for pictures. It will be SO FUN to watch him grow up!

{4Js} J4 on the Floor

Full of spunk and super sweet, J4 is fast crawling and soon will be walking. Somehow I found myself with just J4 for a few hours and we had fun playing before a second, unplanned nap.selah_candace_rose_joey_1Peek-a-boo! selah_candace_rose_joey_2Happy 1st birthday, little J!! You are loved. selah_candace_rose_joey_3And happy Thanksgiving, everyone else! I pray you have a blessed time with friends and family.