Thursday, January 17, 2008

Snow Day

Well we finally got a dose of the white stuff! It started today around 8:30am and by 11:00am it covered the ground. Of course we had to go out and play in it!! Alyse had fun crawling in it, eating it and just chillin (literally) in it! I had fun taking pics of Alyse!!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008


Today as I picked out a skirt for Alyse to wear (mainly because it is over 70 degrees outside and this will probably be the last time she can wear it). I was brought to tears of joy, why you may ask? We are so blessed to have her as part of our family. Never in a million years would I have known that a little girl would bring us such joy. The Lord knew what he was doing bringing her to us. I know I prayed many times for a little boy and the Lord soften my heart to a girl and now I am so thankful for his sovereignty. Even though pink still isn't my favorite color it now warms my heart to have it around our house! God is soooo good!!

p.s. the big girl picture in the middle is her "I am so beautiful pose" (instead of so big).

Thursday, January 3, 2008

The Holidays

It was such a blessing to home for Alyse's First Christmas even though we did miss our families. I don't know who got more overwhelmed Alyse or us on the big day. Dusty even got to join in on all the fun! We had challenges trying to get her to sit down and at least take a picture with her presents. She did finally rip open one only to put
what she ripped into her mouth. We were so thankful for all the gifts she received and some of them she didn't have the patience for us to open them. We saved some gifts for later in the day which we believe was a great idea. Thanks to the Herl's we had an outstanding Christmas dinner! Later in the week we traveled up to PA for
Habecker Christmas and once again we were blessed with gifts, good food and family. Alyse enjoyed her cousins so much that it was a big effort to go to bed! She got to hang out with her second cousins while we were there and meet some of Dad's, Gramma and Grampa's church friends.
For New Years we laid low and stayed home. Dad got out his guitar and Alyse enjoyed singing and playing with dad, her first lesson!

The Holt gang came over and played with us in the afternoon and had a scrumptious New Years dinner! To top of the night Santa made an appearance at our first bubble bath, or is that a bearded Alyse! Thanks to everyone we love for making this first Holiday such a treat to all! Happy New Year!