Thursday, December 29, 2016

Day 364 - December 29, 2016

At 33 weeks and 6 days pregnant, our baby is the size of a durian fruit and since I couldn't get my hands on one this week, I thought I'd let the growing belly speak for itself.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Day 363 - December 28, 2016

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Day 360 - December 25, 2016

It would be easy, after the events of yesterday afternoon, to live this day in fear. To let the darkness consume us. To let our minds replay the moments we walked through when we came home from our Christmas Eve service. Instead, we remember the excitement on our girl's faces as they walked out of church to find it snowing in L.A. We replay the moments they danced in the grass as a snow machine covered them in flakes of white. Today, on Christmas Day, we choose joy. We choose to celebrate the Light of the World come down from heaven for us. Today, we rejoice. We smile. We laugh. We make memories. We sing "Happy Birthday to Jesus." Today, we remember that His light can never be overcome by darkness. Today, we give thanks.

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Day 355 - December 20, 2016

Monday, December 19, 2016

Day 354 - December 19, 2016

Today, Adelyn came home from school with an activity book about Christmas traditions in England. The girls were excited to read it and eager to make Christmas crackers for Daddy to open on Christmas morning.

In other news, Adelyn told me that a boy in her class told her she was pretty today. I'm going to have to keep my eye on him the next time I volunteer in her classroom.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Day 353 - December 18, 2016

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Day 352 - December 17, 2016

The girls have been very eager to learn how to cook and bake lately. Everything from pumpkin turkey chili and cheese quesadillas to crepes and cinnamon raisin bread. Thankfully, both girls are signed up for cooking classes in the new year. Their love of cooking and eagerness to help will definitely come in handy when I'm busy with a newborn.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Day 351 - December 16, 2016

At 32 weeks, our baby is the size of a squash and our midwife is estimating that she already weighs around 3-3/4 lbs.

A few minutes after I posted these pictures, I walked into the living room to find this same squash, now with a face drawn on with marker, wearing a newborn bonnet, wrapped in a purple blanket, laying in a shoebox cradle. Not sure they are going to let me roast their baby for dinner this weekend.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Day 346 - December 11, 2016

Day 345 - December 10, 2016

Friday, December 9, 2016

Day 344 - December 9, 2016

At 31 weeks pregnant, our growing little one is the size of a pineapple!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Day 340 - December 5, 2016

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Day 339 - December 4, 2016

At 30 weeks and 2 days pregnant, our baby is the length of a cucumber!

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Day 338 - December 3, 2016

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Day 336 - December 1, 2016

Opening the first advent ornament. And the countdown to Christmas begins!