It's with great joy and hope that we bring Abigail into the faith and family through the Sacrament of Baptism! Her godparents, Katie and Kevin Gearns, could not be with us but they celebrated and prayed for Abby from the great state of MN. She is so blessed to have their faith as a witness … Continue reading Abigail’s Baptism
I figured I should probably post these before Abby turns two months. Can you tell it's been a little hectic around here? Although Josh's job is technically 8-5, realistically he works late most nights and at least one day on the weekends. The demand ebbs and flows, but right now it's particularly intense. We're all … Continue reading Abby: One Month
Happy birthday, JP! I cannot believe we have a two year old. How did that happen?! Although toddler nap schedules/meltdowns can make outings challenging, we still managed to get out the door for some birthday fun. In the morning we went to EnterTRAINment Junction, the largest model train display. They also have a kid play … Continue reading Two.
Abigail Esther Abigail means "Father's Joy" Born on 8 October 2016 at 1:01 in the morning 8 pounds and 8 ounces of perfect newborn squish 21 inches long Since he was our first child, I fully expected John-Paul to arrive late. He arrived one day early. Having a second child, I expected her to arrive even … Continue reading Abigail Esther
Since becoming a mom, I am so behind the times when it comes to music. I pretty much listen to Raffi, Disney and talk radio (I don't hate it). Every once in a while, I'll catch a gem that I missed out on. Josh introduced me to this song last night: https://youtu.be/P0FW--zidYA Powerful. Last … Continue reading Pieces // Amanda Cook
We're less than 2 months out from the arrival of our little girl and our expansion to a family of four. John-Paul remains enamored with my rotundness that is his sister. We refer to her as "Sissy" (or as JP calls her "Seeeessssyyyyy") and I think he is starting to connect Sissy with being a baby, … Continue reading Waiting on Sissy
Slippery, slippery time. What has it been...three, four months since my last post? Between the throes of a rough pregnancy and adjusting to life in our new location, it's been a bit of a whirlwind. The days aren't particularly busy, but taking care of a toddler who wants to be on top of the keyboard … Continue reading Fort Wayne, Indiana
Eleven years ago today we met and it was love at first realizing we had the same haircut. No, but really. It was as close as it gets to love at first sight (despite the tumultuous road ahead). The first 6 years seemed to go so slow with all the long distance phone calls and … Continue reading Eleven Years.
Dearest Family and Friends, Happy Advent and Merry Christmas! We sent out cards and posted this letter a couple of weeks earlier than usual because we are moving! We wanted to get our cards out before the move and to make sure you had our new address. Our official move out date is December 10. … Continue reading 2015 Annual Christmas Letter
I thought that I'd have an all-natural, no intervention birth and then I didn't. And it was still beautiful. I thought we'd never get the hang of breastfeeding, but after weeks of pumping, exhaustion, tears, lactation consultations, nipple shields, nipple butter and some growth....we made it through and I'm still breastfeeding at 12 1/2 months. I … Continue reading I thought…