May 18, 2014

Little Lydia and Miss Joanna

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    your works are wonderful,
    I know that full well.

Psalm 139:14

May 07, 2014

Flood and Fire

About three months after Joanna was born we were escaping a smoky building and watched our house burn. 

5 days after Lydia arrived we woke up to 6+ inches of water draining into our house. We ended up with 3 feet which destroyed most of our furniture and lots of other things. 

Wonderfully thankful all the babies were safe and we did not get hurt leaving the house. We had a nice walk through waist deep water and then a climb over a fence. 

Clean up/demo was intense for the remainder of the week. Seth is back to work this week and we're just waiting for the place to dry before we can do anything more. I guess we're are "homeless" for the second time in our married life. We have been taken in by family which is a blessing. Hoping this week will bring some news of some temporary shelter. 

Sample of the destruction the flood left behind.

Thanks for praying for us during this very stressful time.

Oh and a few more baby photos...which I finally got to work on today. 

Joanna is adjusting to being a big sister and Lydia is being an awesome sleeper. That makes mommy happy. :)

You suffered along with those in prison and joyfully accepted the confiscation of your property, because you knew that you yourselves had better and lasting possessions.   

(That's a comfort. It's just stuff.)

April 29, 2014

Happy Birthday

Lydia Jean Hollis
7 lb 15 oz
21 inches long
April 25, 2014

April 08, 2014

Down to the Wire

We're coming down to the wire. Only 3 1/2 weeks until baby Hollis #2 is due. 

As long as I keep up my water intake all is well. :) Looking forward to getting all the preparations finished. So much to do!

Joanna likes to hug and kiss the baby bump at various times. She "talks" about how the baby will drink milk but Joanna will eat pizza. :D I think she will be a great big sister. 

Here she is with the beautiful azalea bush out by our driveway. The rain has since pulled off a lot of flowers so we're glad we got this shot when we did. 


There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: