Sunday, December 26, 2010

Happy Birthday Taeya!

Today is my daughter's 3rd birthday! What a special girl she is. I remember the day she was born so well. We have had such a wonderful three years with her and pray that we can celebrate many, many more together.

This morning, Taeya snuggled into bed with us and whispered, "Merry Christmas." I then said, "No, it's your birthday!" We sang to her in bed and she loved it. At church, the whole church sang to her as well and she just had this shy little smile on her face but I think she was thrilled at the same time.

All morning, I was asking her how old she is. Her reply most times was, "I'll be three after Christmas." I would then remind her that Christmas was yesterday and it WAS after Christmas. We had a great time celebrating as a little family today. Phil's parents are coming in two days and we'll celebrate again with them and then have a few friends over sometime in January for a little friend birthday. Because her birthday is so close to Christmas, we have only celebrated with family the past two birthdays.

If you'd like to see pictures of Taeya's birth, they can be viewed here:

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Family Update

Well, after 10 months of unemployment, God has provided a job for my husband. We'll be moving to another town about 5 hours away from where we currently live, still in Colorado. It is definitely bitter-sweet as we have many friends in the area we currently live. However, at the same time, we are THRILLED to have employment in the near future once again.

We are now busy trying to figure out what to do with our house. We are planning on renting it at this point and have already sold Phil's car that we'll no longer need as he'll have a company car. We'll be moving mid-February so at this point, we're not really thinking about the move and all the packing. Once the holidays are over and family leaves, we'll get into high gear and start packing and weeding out things we don't want to move.

Here's our family Christmas card and Brecken's birth announcement.

Life has been GREAT as a family of four. Brecken is a wonderful addition and very loved by his sister (and his parents of course). Taeya loves helping with changing Brecken's diapers, putting his pacifier back in when he's crying and giving him lots of hugs and kisses. She even willingly shares her toys with him. What a blessing our children are!

Brecken update: he was weighed this week and was a chunky 12 lbs already!!! He's in the 96% for height/weight and is 7 weeks old today. He's one big guy and is already wearing 3-6 month clothes and has outgrown anything smaller. He has some reflux issues and tends to spit-up after almost every feeding but as you can see, it hasn't negatively affected his weight!