Thursday, January 28, 2010

Meaningful Conversation

I am having trouble uploading video to Blogger today for some reason. But you can click HERE to see Mariah "talking" to her daddy. She is such a wonderful blessing to endless source of entertainment!

Stay tuned for another video taken just before I snapped this picture!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Blessed by Grandma!

For each granddaughter that is born, my mom has crocheted a beautiful dress (click to see my niece, Erina, in her dress). It is the sort of gift that I can see being passed down through many generations. Well, just a few days ago, we got a package in the mail and inside, packaged between pieces of fine tissue paper, was Mariah's beautiful, much-anticipated dress! I was so excited and could hardly wait for her to wear it. I thought of saving it for a "special occasion" but then I decided that I couldn't possibly wait, so she wore it on Sunday. And she looked like a wee angel! Here are a few pictures of Mariah in it:

(this one isn't the best angle for her double chin, poor thing...but her smile is pretty sweet.)

Thank you, Mom! You have blessed us so much!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Good like a medicine!

Mariah has started to laugh and I LOVE it! It really does do your heart good to laugh and even more, to hear your child filled with so much joy. Isn't God good to give us laughter?

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010


These pictures are sort of random, but a fun look into life these days. So here they are!

Mariah NEVER has a lack of someone to hold her at church. These three sweet girls are wonderful to her and the two on the right are both newly married so they are sort shall I put this...broody? Yes, that's it. I think they are all going to be wonderful mommies some day!

Caleb, Christina, and Mariah

Sound asleep in Grandma's arms

Mariah looks a bit stunned in this one.

Mariah loves this cute toy that she got as a gift.
It rotates and is so these days are so fun!
Back when I was a kid, we had to make our toys out of sticks from the forest! (Actually, that's not totally true.We did make stuff out of sticks though, but it was because we wanted to, so you can stop feeling sorry for me now.)

Monday, January 04, 2010

Our little jumping bean

Here is a little video of Mariah enjoying her Christmas present from Grandpa and Grandma!

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Christmas Day

Our second Christmas as a married couple and first as parents was a wonderful one. Here is a little peek at our Christmas morning:

David got a bike this year for Christmas!
(If you remember, he gave me mine last year)
So now all we need is a baby seat and we will be all set.

The view outside was so pretty that morning. Every surface was coated with white frost. It's hard to see it well here, but it gives the idea anyway.

Mariah didn't have a clue about how to proceed with gift opening. She did watch with great interest though. I guess her little brain is processing and preparing for an all out attack next year!

This is what our living room looked like after we were finished!
My family sent us loads of presents and spoiled us rotten!
Thank you all...we love our gifts and so does Mariah!
(I will post a video shortly of her enjoying her present from my parents!)