Monday, May 19, 2008

New Life


We are excited to announce that there is a little baby growing in my belly! We are due November 25, and are about 13 weeks along now. The picture above is of a baby at about 13 weeks. The baby is approximately 3 inches long and about the size of a lime. We are doing well, and thankful for this new life. We appreciate your prayers for this little one.

Monday, May 12, 2008

I've been wanting to update for a while, but just haven't gotten to it. Hope is taking a long nap today, so here are some recent pictures of our activity. As usual, thanks for reading :) It is back in the 50's this week (boo), but should warm up next week.

Hope's first kind of big owie - she fell and hit the side of the bookcase. Sad.

Hope at the park playing like a big girl. She even goes down the slide all by herself. We have a lot of nice parks around here.

Crazy morning hair!

Don't mind the mismatched outfit, but do look at what a good Daddy Hope has. She loves it when we sit in her little tent with her.


Family photo at a Brewers vs. Giants game. Thankfully we had an empty seat next to us for Hopey.

One of Hope's best new buds, Asher.

We were so greatful to be able to Pappy, Grandma and Auntie Rah-Rah's house last week. Mark had papers to finish up so we took off and had a lot of fun. Hope liked it when Pappy taught her how to play the "tubee."

Hope next to Paul's tree in my parent's yard.

Hope and cousin Andrew - he's so sweet!!


Whoa! Hope and Carson will hopefully be friends over the years, even though they don't see each other too often. They are 4 months apart and you can certainly tell the difference between the boy and girl in each of them. More to come!

Thursday, May 01, 2008

"Spring" in Chicago

Just wanted to say that it is May 1, and we still don't have leaves on the trees here. We finally have some green grass, and buds on the. Oh, and it is supposed to get up to 55 degrees today, so that is good news. We did have about 4 days in the 70s last week. I guess that was our Spring. I heard winters last a long time up here, but this is a little bizarre.