Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Time for a family update

It's been awhile since I've caught you up with the main characters in this family. Since our anniversary just past, you've been hearing all about David and I, but here's the rest of us!

Lydia is now four and (obvious as this may seem!) more grown up than ever. She thrives on helping mom whenever she can, whether it's cleaning up, preparing dinner or watching her sisters. She also is loving starting on school! Definitely a first born, she loves all workbooks and filling in the dots. She has made great strides lately in being encouraging to her sisters instead of just bossy. She prayed to receive Christ a few months back and it is so exciting to see her heart to truly make Him Lord of her life!



Bethany is two and a half. Do I really need to write anything else? She is full of life. Everything she does is completely whole hearted. Whether it's playing, singing, crying, laughing, fussing, fighting, dancing, hugging, crashing or loving, it's with all she has! Her greatest struggle right now is that she is trapped at two until her next birthday. She longs to be a big girl, but we think that she is getting there plenty fast. She brings us joy and laughter every day!

Havilah turned one recently and is as much her own little person as I have ever seen. She is one of those that if left to herself would be the terror of the world, but with training is absolutely irresistible! She absolutely refuses to try and walk ( all of mine have been late walkers though) but has just begun to try out some words. Her favorite and very well used word is "up". She goes all around the house then poses with her palms raised to the ceiling and stretching her fingers open and closed she says " Up? Up? Up?". We are so in love with her! She is such a treasure.

Baby #4 seems to be doing quite well. It is now eight weeks old, about 1/2 in. long and has all of their fingers and toes.

We found out about two weeks ago that I am expecting again!!! I am so excited! Only a few very sick days so far, but I am mostly feeling great! I should be due around the end of January. Nothing amazes me of the greatness of God like experiencing new life being created and then born. I am so thankful for the blessing of this new life and can't wait to meet it!

I know you're all thinking "Maybe a boy!". We would love a boy! But we adore our girls!!!

7 comments:

Raising Saints said...

What gorgeous girls you have .. all with such beautiful eyes! I have really been enjoying all of your posts .. getting away with your hubby is just too cool! I love your wedding dress and pictures as well. I might have to add your blog to my "who I follow" list so I will stay up to date. ;)

Aly sun said...

Love the updates. I always appreciate your positive spin. It is refreshing! I didn't know you were pregnant again, so congratulation! I pray you continue to have more good days than bad with feeling sick.

I haven't had any emails back from you about family pictures, so contact me again if we are missing each other. My phone number is on my website if that is easier. Looking forward to hearing from you!

Sonja said...

I didn't know you were having another baby. Congratulations! That's exciting :-)

Kelly said...

Woohoo!!! I totally identify with the whole people making gender comments; the pharisit at wal-mart, the red headed dutch bros lady, random senior women that seem to have need to tell me that my hands are full. Praying for a healthy little one, I figured you'd be in this way soon! I'm so excited for you! You do such a good job raising madiens of virtue!

Melanie said...

...and baby #4!! Congratulations.

RachelD said...

Congratulations, Grace!!! Babies are such a blessing from the Lord! Happy, happy day! Praying that all goes well with your pregnancy!!

Anonymous said...

I just re-read this post...
Two precious girls later, and it's obvious the Lord knew what He was doing blessing you with so many daughters. What a wonderful family!!!!