Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Merry Christmas!

New Baby

As most of you have now heard we are having another baby due in July. I guess we'll have to change the blog to 5 in 5. Brianna will turn 5 just months before baby number 5 arrives. The response we now get when we announce we are having another is " are you insane". While we are not trying to be like that couple that has 18 now, we do believe children are a blessing. While at my ultrasound at 10 weeks (really only 8 weeks of life) it still amazes me to see that little baby kicking and waving. At 10 weeks it is already undeniable that this is a baby in every way. A beating heart and a human LIFE like no other that can never be duplicated. While it is a challenge, it is also a wonderful blessing.

Dad's retirement and Thanksgiving

At 55, my dad retired from GM. He was the plant manager in Missouri where they make the 15 passenger vans we may have to buy one day if we keep having all these kids. Heath's brother has one for their 6 kids. We 5 kids threw him a surprise retirement party and then we headed to the "lake" for Thanksgiving. It is more of a river behind my parents house now thanks to the ongoing drought. The first picture is my kids with my sister's children, Martin and Grace. We have a lot to be thankful for!