Saturday, December 11, 2010

Saturday, December 11, 2010


Sorry for the blurry picture.  I grabbed Olivia’s camera to take a picture and she has it on some different settings.  Too bad. . .it would have been a good picture.  

You should hear this girl sing her Christmas carols!!  She knows quite a few and requests the Christmas station every time we’re in the car.  She also loves to read books.  Every night, Ryan and I read her two books before bed.  Afterwards, it’s Olivia’s turn to read them and it is hilarious to hear what she remembers from the books.  Sometimes she mixes the books up and talks about raccoons in Green Eggs and Ham and basketballs in Bethlehem.  It always makes us laugh.  And, she’s received Book-It awards at preschool two months in a row by reading 20 different books/month.  We have books coming out our ears around here. . .especially when you can order them so cheap from Scholastic Book Club at school.  But, I’m so grateful that she has a love of reading.  Music and books. . .that is what she asked Santa Claus for after all. Smile

Friday, December 10, 2010

Happy Homecoming Day


First time in her crib.

Three years ago today we were able to finally bring Olivia home from the hospital.  She was 105 days old.  It was such an emotional day. . .I’ll never forget it.  Today, I asked Olivia how she wanted to celebrate it and she said she wanted to stay home.  So, we made it a pajama day and even took an afternoon nap together.  Oh, how I love my little girl.


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Izzy and Olivia

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Chillin’ at grandma and grandpa’s.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Paxten Pearson

Some of you know my good friends Tamar and Tiffany and their family.  Growing up, the Teschke’s were like a second family to me.  Tamar and Tiffany, who lived two houses down, were my best friends since before I was Olivia’s age.  Their youngest sister, Libby, has a 9 month old little girl named Paxten.  On Saturday, they found out that Paxten has leukemia.  She has the B Cell form of Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL) the most common form of leukemia in children under the age of 20.  I ask for your prayers for this precious family and the battle ahead.  They do have a caringbridge page set up at:


Blake, Libby and Paxten

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Sunday, December 5, 2010


December 2007


December 2010

Some days I feel so overwhelmingly blessed. . .