"So promise me you'll never forget...that you aren't an accident or an incident...you are a gift to the world, a divine work of art, signed by God. You were deliberately planned, specifically gifted, and lovingly positioned on this earth...Flooded by emotion, overcome by pride, the Starmaker turns to us, one by one, and says, 'You are my child. I love you dearly.'" Max Lucado, God Thinks You're Wonderful

Sunday, December 28, 2008

So much to say!

Wow, I have missed the blog world. How sad is that?

There are so many things to say about the last week and how special it was for our family. I am not sure where to start or what to even document.

Of course, this was Sadie's first Christmas so that was extra special. And then Christmas with the boys just gets more and more fun every year as they understand more.

My favorite moment had to be in the Christmas eve service with all of the kids. There's just something about singing worship with my children that brings me to tears. There was a candle lighting at the end of the service and it was incredible to see the boys hold their candles and to think of what that moment represented for us as Christians.

Yes, I know they were just thinking about how cool it was they got to get that close to fire!

But, it took my breathe away and made me teary.

Several times this week Cooper decided to lead large groups of people in prayer. Let me say it was adorable, but it made me sweat in fear he might thank God for poop and toots.

He prayed in the Christmas eve service, then on Christmas day with my family, and again today after church before lunch. Every time someone announced it was time to pray, he squeezed his sweet eyes shut and raised his voice to pray.

We may have a pastor on our hands.

This is what he said on Christmas eve... "Thank you God for baby Jesus and baby Jonah and the whale. Thank you for my friends and family. A-mem!"

Sadie was a trooper and was passed from person to person for lots of loving. I cannot say enough how sweet this baby girl is. Not to mention how yummy she is!

Of course the kids enjoyed new toys, but more than anything they soaked up each and every minute with their grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. The boys layed down on the floor in full out tantrum style when we announced we were heading home today. We had been with my family for almost a full week!

Sadie and Greyson a.k.a Lil Bit and Slim

So here are some fun pictures from the week...
Are they not the cutest parents ever???
She is "standing" or holding her full weight on her legs. She's pretty strong!
The kids sang Christmas songs for us and dressed up with whatever they could find in the attic!A cute gift idea for grandparents...each kid now has a plate at their house with their name on it! Check out paperdoll designs on the right!

She is trying so hard to sit up!

Sister got a new exersaucer as a gift! Thanks Kent and Vicki! It's to die for!

Cooper showing off his talent with pipe cleaners. They got lots of arts and craft stuff in their stockings!

I hope you were able to sit back and soak up this celebration of the birth of Christ.


Al's World said...

I loved seeing your family not once, but twice!! I love them all, you are so precious and you are a blessing in my life!

Julie said...

So good to see you all today! I love the blog and check it often even though I don't always leave a comment! Very cool all of your documentation! I might have to borrow some stories and tell my boys this is what happened when they were little because honestly it does all go so quickly and I have forgotten things I know I said I would never forget. Love you girl and love seeing your kiddos, they are simply precious!

Shelley said...

Oh MY, Molly - is your bunch waaay cute! Your parents look stunning and don't seem to have aged a bit! I guess grandchildren so close keeps them young, right? (Remember, all our kids' grandparents are 2,000 miles away!) All I can say about these pics is, "Sweetness!"

Anonymous said...

Oh, we miss you all so much!! Thanks for putting the pics out here so we can enjoy them, too... Seems like the week went so fast! Take care and hurry back to us! We miss you already... Love you all...

Chassidy said...

I love the new family pictures...you have a beautiful family!!! I can't believe how big Sadie is getting..she'll be crawling before too long. Glad you're Christmas was so special!

Becki Francy said...

Okay - in the pic he looks smaller. It is way decieveing. Miss you all so much already. Love you all - can't wait until we see you again. May have to make a trip to see you!

samsmom said...

Hi Molly,
I discovered your blog through Samantha Akers. I don't know if you remember me from OBU...but anyhow we adopted our son Samuel in January. It is hard to believe that he will be a year old.
Your family is beautiful. Thanks for sharing your blessings.