Saturday, February 13, 2010


I've not done well at posting baby pictures (sorry family!)
I've not done well at finding any free time!
I would like to wait until I have something clever to write about - but that may not happen for quite some time in my sleep-deprived state.

This weekend is all about love.
I am in love with my husband.
I love our girls with all my heart.
My heart feels like it could burst with love for our new baby girl (even when she wakes me up at 3am!)
And most of all, I love the Lord who has blessed me with all of the above!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

21/52: The past two weeks are a blur!

Wow. The days have been flying by! Two weeks ago I was still in the hospital after the birth of our baby girl. It seems like ages ago! Carissa Joy was born almost 5 weeks early....and isn't she cute?

We have spent the past two weeks caring for a newborn and our other three girls and continuing to unpack boxes while I recover from my c-section. We've been tired, but loving it! Fortunately, my in-laws adjusted their dates and came to Florida for a week to help out and then my brother and sister-in-law were able to come for a few days this week. Having additional hands has been a Godsend, especially this week when my husband had to get back to work.

I neglected to post pictures of the "birth day", so before I get into the "fun" pictures, here they are!

4am: Just waiting for my doctor....getting tired since we had been at the hospital since 1:30!

6am: On our way to surgery

Welcome Baby Carissa!

With each baby we have, it seems difficult to imagine how we could possibly love another child as much as we love the others.
How could our hearts be capable of even more love?
Yet, once again we are hopelessly in love with our sweet baby girl and are blessed beyond belief with how amazing she is!


52 Weeks is a year long challenge for YOU to be in a picture once a week for 52 weeks. Moms are typically the ones behind the camera, this is OUR chance to get out in front and be in the pictures with our family.

So, get yourself in the picture every week for 52 Weeks. Be in a picture with one or more or your children and post your "family photo" on your blog every Thursday - don't forget to list your post on MckLinky on Carin's blog