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Sunday, December 23, 2012

The Christmas Songs You Won't Hear On The Radio

These are likely songs you haven't heard while out shopping or channel surfing on your car radio, but I think they are far closer to the heart of what Christmas is really all about than the majority of the Christmas songs we hear this time of year...enjoy...





How do you remind yourself or your family to refocus on the heart of Christmas?

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

One Month

Caroline, you are one month old today!

Here are a few newborn photos from the past month...


"I prayed for this child and the Lord had granted me what I asked of Him." (1 Sam. 1:27)


"For by Him all things were created: things in heaven and earth...all things were created by Him and for Him." (Col. 1:16)





We love you, Caroline. Happy one month birthday! 

1 month stats:
length- 20 inches
weight- 6 lbs 4 oz 
diapers- newborn
clothes- newborn...but they're still a little big
sleeping- sleeping pretty well. we get 2 hour stretches and sometimes hit the jackpot with a 3 hr stretch at night. still no rhythm with naps and feeding and you definitely have to be cuddled/held/nursed to sleep...i take it you must really like us.
you've gotten so much better about being in your car seat, you rarely cry. but you make it clear you don't like baths, diaper changes, or tummy time.
you often smile when you first close your eyes to go to sleep. and the other day you had just closed your eyes and i kissed you on your cheek and you smiled (just  half smile on that side of your face i kissed) i repeated the kiss 3 times and you repeated the half smile 3 times, can hardly wait till you start smiling at us!



Thursday, December 6, 2012

Caroline's First Couple Weeks (via phone camera)

1) top left First time alone with mommy, in our hospital room in maternity
2) center left Snoozing at home in a swaddle. Before she began escaping them
3) bottom left Hanging with mommy in the nursery rocking chair during Daddy's first morning back at work
4) top center a little burping action
5) bottom center trying on a new outfit from Laura before Daddy gets home from work
6) top right two words: Milk Coma
7) bottom right The bold and the brave, diaper run to Babies R Us with a newborn

Sunday, December 2, 2012

C's Nursery...Completed!

A framed card from one of my baby showers. I thought this was so cute as nursery artwork because the owl is sleeping and the colors matched the nursery so well! 

DIY Rocking chair by my dad.

The wall color is Prairie Willow by Valspar. 


Infant's Sleep Sound Lamb- a gift from my aunt, and a child's rocking chair- a lovely hand me down from a friend who's daughter has outgrown it.