January 22, 2014

North Visit Part 4

Uncle time...

Uncle "Veevee" teaching the proper way to eat supper.

North Visit part 3

So I've had so many babysitters at hand it's much easier to start a task and finish. Also, having a sewing machine within arms reach has been very nice. :)

Thank you to the lady on this blog for the free instructions to make some cute shoes. I made a few flops before this pair...

So much fun! Joanna liked them, too. 

January 19, 2014

North Visit Part 2


Joanna was delighted to see all the snow this morning when we woke up and promptly wanted to go "out." 

Eventually we did. 

The delight must have worn off because she looks so serious in this photo. :)

So much beauty in God's creation. 

January 18, 2014

Visiting the semi-frozen north Part 1

Enjoying our visit up north a whole lot....

We got here right in time for the January thaw. Practically all the snow that was here when we arrived melted but now it's snowing again! :) So pretty. 

I took photos of Joanna with the snow but only on the phone camera. Still need to move those photos over to the computer. 

Travel by air with a toddler was challenging but we made it in one piece. Though next time a do believe and a rolling carry-on and stroller will make my life 10 times easier. Thanks to the two nice guys who carried our (very heavy) carry-on two different times. That was so helpful.  

January 06, 2014

24 weeks

Wow. 24 weeks along. Already? Last time I knew to the minute (ok, not exactly) how far along I was. I keep having to refer to the marked calendar for this new blessing #2. Looking forward to our first midwife visit this afternoon and then heading north Wednesday for a visit to my parents for them to see Joanna. 

So excited about the new baby. Boy, girl? 
Who will he/she look like or take after? What natural skills will this child have? What will the child grow to be?
Even as I look forward, this child will most likely never meet my grandfather who is bedridden and dying. Our singing trips were a highlight and something for him to look forward to. With that gone I think he's lost the will to live.

Be Holy ] Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming. 
1 Peter 1:13 NIV