Today I am 20 weeks pregnant. That means I have 20 more to go. Halfway!! Ila is kicking and moving. Mark felt Ila kick for the first time on Christmas Eve. That was so exciting. I have been feeling her for a while now but being able to feel her on the outside is really fun for everyone else. I'm feeling great and have a good amount of energy still.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Sunday, December 26, 2010
We had a really nice Christmas. We saw all our family and it was nice to have Mark home for and extended weekend. This first picture is Lulu Christmas Eve right before she headed to bed in her new pajamas that Grammie-Goo made for her. Levi was already asleep.
Christmas morning my parents came over before the kids were up so they could be there to see the excitement of them opening up gifts. Here is Lulu running out to the living room.
Levi's being shy.
Here is Lulu digging through her goodie-bag. We were going to use stockings but these bags worked so much better. Levi's in the background inspecting his new Tonka dump truck. Mark had the same exact one growing up.
Mark and I both agree that Lulu is looking too old. We can't believe how fast they grow. People tell us all the time that it goes fast but pictures just seem to prove it.
Here is Levi opening up his Matchbox cars that Mark picked for him. I think Mark wanted them so he could play with them too.
Here's Lulu giving me a hug after I opened up her gift to me. A beautiful necklace that she picked out herself. When Mark took the kids out Christmas shopping one Saturday they came home and Lulu told me she couldn't tell me what she got me. But she did tell me that I could sell the necklace I had on....lol. She picked out a little sliver heart with rhinestones in it. I love it and haven't taken it off yet.
Mark's office just moved to a new building and Mark's new desk has an entire wall of windows. He's been saying how he needs a plant for his desk with all the light he gets. So Lulu got him a cactus and Levi gave him a really neat curly leaf plant....don't know the name. He loved them!
Here is Levi playing with his new dump truck. He's got his own way of making the truck dump.
For Christmas we got Lulu her own jewelry box. I found this tool box and filled it with hair things, beads, necklaces and some other fun trinkets. She loves going through my jewelry box, so now she can organize her own.
And here is Levi sporting his new pajama bottoms that Grammie-Goo made him. They have little VW beetles and buses on them. We ask him where the beetle is and he bends over and points to his pants with both pointer fingers while saying "beetle."
Later that day we headed over to my parents house. I didn't get ANY pictures over there. We were having too much fun. My mom made a wonderful assortment of food that we nibbled on all afternoon while we visited with family. I hope that I can be as hospitable as my mom someday.
Saturday, December 25, 2010
1 John 4:19 We love, because He first loved us.
Prophecies foretold about the coming Messiah:
Isaiah 9:6 For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel.
Micah 5:2-5 "But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you One will go forth for me to be ruler in Israel, His goings forth are from long ago, from the days of eternity," therefore He will give them up until the time When she who is in labor has borne a child. Then the remainder of His brethren will return to the sons of Israel. And He will arise and shepherd His flock in the strength of the Lord, in the majesty of the name of the Lord His God. And they will remain, because at that time He will be great to the ends of the earth. This One will be our peace.
We hope you have a wonderful Christmas focused on the Gift God sent us, His Son Jesus Christ.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Luke 2:11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."