Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Every year since Ella was born I have had a new perspective on the birth of Christ. Yes Ella is my second born but she was born just 3 days after Christmas. I remember sitting there in church on Christmas Eve 4 years ago, huge and ready to pop. I started thinking of Mary and what she went through. She was caring the child of God, the Messiah, the I Am, the man that would some same day deliver us all. Here she was pregnant, riding a donkey and when they finally get to their destination... NO ROOM IN THE INN. Yes they gave them a place in the stable to stay, but can you even imagine (those of you who have been through the child birth process) what it would be like to go through labor and delivery next to a mule? And then finally after who knows how many hours, her beautifully perfect (in every way) son, my Savior is born. She wraps Him in cloth and lays Him in a manger. This manger is not some pretty thing with clean hay. It is probably dirty from the animals who have been eating from it that day. My Savior was born in the most humble place in the most humble way. He can into the world with nothing but with so much to give us.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

WOW - it has almost been a year

So it has been almost a year since I last touched this website but here I am -- think I can keep it up? We will see.

A lot has happened in the past year. We sold our little house in the woods, bought a new one in Carmel at a sheriff sale, I turned 30, Blake turned 31, We celebrated our 6th anniversary, I got back into Real Estate, Went to Disney World, Ethan turned 5, Ella will be 4 in less than a week.

Other than that we are just about the same Blake still works at the same place, kids go to the same school, we miss our out of town family like crazy, love our God, chruch, family, and friends.
So here is a picture of the kids -- hopefully I can sit down soon to get more picture updates.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Ella Turns 3

Happy Birthday Ella. I am a little late posting this but Ella turned 3 on Dec 28th. Her request was a pink puppy cake and my friend Mindy delivered. So cute and really good.

The kids cake table.

Ella and cousin Faith in front of Ella's new kitchen. It was fun having cousin Faith in town from ID.
Ethan giving baby Julia some love.

More Christmas

Here are a few more Christmas pictures.
Waiting for their turn with Santa.
We had to do a family photo because Ella wanted nothing to do with Santa unless momma was right there by her. She did end up asking for a puppy for Christmas -- Thank goodness a stuffed puppy is what she had in mind. Ethan ask for a fire station and a battery for his big flash light. Another family photo in the sled at the Indiana State Museum.

They love each other -- for that picture at least.