Monday, March 30, 2009


Thank you so much for welcoming Natalie with your sweet comments, thoughts and prayers.

These first two weeks have been quite a rollercoaster, as I actually had some major complications in delivering Natalie. We were in the hospital for four days, and I ended up needing a blood transfusion before being able to come home. I am so grateful to be feeling much stronger now, and Natalie's been doing great all along. Praise the Lord!
So far, Nathan has been a very sweet big brother and has been adjusting really well. Thanks to those who suggested that Natalie "give" Nathan a gift at the hospital. Nathan received a train set from his little sister, and it went over very well.

I love this pic of Natalie snuggling with Grammie. Thanks, Mom, for all you did for us while you were here! We love you.

Grandpa meets Natalie and greets Nathan.

Now a family of four!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Introducing . . .

Natalie Dell!

Natalie was born this morning (March 18) at 7:22 a.m. She weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and measured 20.5 inches long.

Thanks be to God!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Monday, March 9, 2009

Word verification

Awhile back, Mer had a funny observation that she'd seen some humorous words when asked to give word verification when submitting comments on a blog. Since then, I've paid more attention to those "words." More often than not, I get something like "lnuafdr," but I have come across a couple funny ones. Last week, I did a double-take when the requested word was "corrie." I for sure would've taken a picture if the "o" had been an "a"! But this one I came across over the weekend did make me smile, so I thought I'd share:

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Clean swap show and tell

Once again, I met a new friend through swapping. I've enjoyed reading Hadley's blog, and appreciate the fun box she put together for me: lemon hand soap (my favorite), dustpan and brush, linen spray, cute polka dot apron (I hope to find a fun place for it in the baby's room), citrus candles, gloves, sponges, "tidy totes" and charts for cleaning and menu planning. Thank you, Hadley!
Here is what I sent Hadley: polka dot apron (great minds think alike!), sponges, organizing notebook, homemade dishcloth, lotion, tissues, candle, scraper, lip balm and this devotional (written by a friend of my husband's family)

Now it's your turn to show and tell--please link directly to your post. Thanks for joining the swapping fun!