Thursday, November 29, 2007
Over the years, I have tried to decorate for the seasons, inside and out. Many years ago a friend of ours gave me a beautiful church that was strung with lights. It has been a feature under our maple tree year 'round for more than 10 years. Until night before last....
This year I also invested in some lighted, animated deer for the yard. We enjoyed them in the living room for a few evenings and then I put them out. They graced our yard for only 3 nights. Yesterday morning they were gone along with my church.
I have had Christmas wreaths removed from my door twice in the last 5 years. We have had things taken off of our porch off and on also. Mostly bags of pop cans. I guess I don't understand why people would feel free to take things that don't belong to them. Especially things that brought a little bit of "magic" to our grandkids and kids.
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Here are 4 of our little ones in black and white.
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Aunty Krystle has found a new love in her nephew Rowan. He seems quite taken with her as well. He has such a face!! Don't you just want to kiss it.
I love this picture of him that looks like he's praying. At least he bowed his head.
God bless us, everyone, as we look forward to celebrating the Christmas season and the coming New Year.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
He got to meet the cousins except Simon and got to chill with Aunty Joylynn. So fun!
Wyatt held him and told him "You're my best boy".
Danika was trying to let him know that it really isn't so bad to be a part of this big clan but he still looks a little apprehensive.
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Fall has got to be one of my favorite seasons. Winter is my very favorite, but Fall is right up there.
Friday is probably my favorite day of the week. We have pizza night and often have family over to share the pies with us. This week Jess, Joylynn, Wyatt, Genevieve and Danika joined us.
The uncles and aunty played tag team in keeping the kids occupied. Uncle Cam was being a human stair blocker for Genevieve.
Weekends in general are so much fun with all that we get to do with friends and family. This weekend we got to help celebrate Rashell Duckworth's 18th birthday. We have just been surprised with a visit from Logan, Alyssa and Rowan. And if we could be in two places at once on Sunday, we would definitely be here at Generations Church and in La Grande, Oregon wishing a very happy birthday to Kiel.
We wish you all the best today and in the coming year. We look forward to spending many special weekends together. Phil 1:3
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Wyatt Earl Martin
Genevieve Kay Marie
Danika Jane Kelly
We are truly blessed with the cutest and best pirates and princesses.
You can see pics of Simon on Lalita's blog www.imlearning.blogspot.com
Monday, November 05, 2007
Here she is just the other day with her brand new son Rowan.
Lys, you are such a people person. I am amazed to watch you with your siblings, your husband and with others. Your gentle compassion is humbling to me. I have learned a lot from you in the past year.
Hope your birthday is very happy. Kiss that little guy for me, too.
I love you, Sunshine.
Sunday, November 04, 2007
Day 3 and we still haven't gotten tired of having him around. We are glad he likes his pacifier though :)
Friday, November 02, 2007
Everyone is taking time to get acquainted with Rowan.
We definitely see both sides of the family in him.
It is going to be hard to leave Lacey this time because of him. But we have a Wyatt, Genevieve and Danika not to forget Simon, too, that are waiting patiently for "the uncles" and Aunty Courtney, Gramma and Grandpa to come home.
We will see you all soon. We love all of you grandkiddos.
Join us in thanking God for the safe arrival of Rowan Charles Newton. Born on Thursday, November 1st, 2007. He weighs 8 lbs 1 oz and is 20.5 inches long.
Only one picture to share at this time. I'm sure to add more in the days ahead. Alyssa and Logan were quite a team in birthing this little guy. Congratulations he is a cutie!