Thursday, December 30, 2010

4 years ago...

...(yesterday--I'm a little late on this post) I married my best friend.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas!

A perfect reminder as we prepare to celebrate our Savior's birth.
Merry Christmas!

In the first light of a new day
No one knew He had arrived
Things continued as they had been
While a newborn softly cried

But the heavens rapt' in wonder
Knew the meaning of His birth
In the weakness of a baby
They knew God had come to earth

As His mother held Him closely
It was hard to understand
That her baby not yet speaking
Was the Word of God to man

He would tell them of His Kingdom
But their hearts would not believe
They would hate Him and in anger
They would nail Him to a Tree

But the sadness would be broken
As the Song of Life arose
And the Firstborn of Creation
Would ascend and take His Throne

He had left it to redeem us
But before His life began
He knew He'd come back
Not as a baby but as
The Lord of every man

Hear the Angels as they're singing
On the morning of His birth
But how much greater will their song be
When He comes again, when He comes again

Hear the Angels as they're singing
On the morning of His birth
But how much greater will their song be
When He comes again to Earth

When He comes, When He comes
When He comes to rule the earth

When He comes back
When He comes back
To Rule the earth

'In the First Light' -Glad

Monday, December 20, 2010

little tornado

Sometimes (thanks to the little blur on the left side of this photo) my house looks like this by the end of the day. Tonight, it just seemed picture worthy...

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

chipmunk christmas

Every now and then we run into some hiccups on skype. My dad humored us with his rendition of 'We Wish you a Merry Christmas' in his lowest and slowest voice...this is what we got (this post is mainly so he can see/hear his performance). Thanks for the laugh, Dad!

Monday, December 13, 2010

feels like...

...Iowa around here! Snowy, sunny, and frigid--just like winter should be:). Jonah had his first memorable interaction with the white stuff this morning. And LOVED it. Sub-freezing temps and too big of boots didn't deter him at all.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


...TU graduate? All I know is Parents' Weekends are going to be a good time the four years before that!

(thanks for the shirt aunt jess!)

Monday, December 6, 2010

what's that?

This was one of Jonah's first words/phrases(???). We hear it all day long--and love it.

in review

Here's a potpourri of the past couple weeks. Life's been busy, so these are the ones that have made it off the camera...


It was a cold Christmas tree adventure

I don't think it was originally everyone's plan to look this ridiculous (well, maybe a little) but we do realize that we do.

our little Tour winner opening a birthday gift that came with my family

and loving it.

Does it get much better than this?

And...the only not blurry one (out of about fifty). It was alot easier to get good pictures when he was immobile...