Tuesday, December 31, 2013

baby bennett

December brought lots of gifts but one of the sweetest was my newest nephew. Baby Bennett is a handsome little man and is super chill. Just the way a third child should be ;)
I was able to be in the room when Bennett came into the outside world. What an experience! Birth is a beautifully amazing thing-- so thankful I was able to be there! Welcome Benny.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

john and brooke to aprica

A little over a month ago we said good bye to my bro and sis in law as they left for 2 years to share the good news of Christ in Africa. We are so encouraged by their faithfulness and trust in the Lord.

It was hard to see them go knowing that the next time we get to give them a physical hug our families will look a lot different. Whether or not the Lord blesses any of us with more children the children that already are here will look much different. Lydia will be almost 5 and Kesid will be 3 1/2. We are so thankful for face time and other technology that allows us to communicate with them so easily.

Here are a few pictures from the morning they left.

We all got together at Patrick's parents for breakfast and hanging out. Lydia of course needed to get a hold of aunt Brooke's guitar. 
 This is Brooke's niece. What a cutie! Since this day Lyd's has named all her babies after her!
 Sweet sisters!
 More friends met us at the airport to say farwell!

Monday, December 2, 2013

mcgalliard twins

Sarah and I have been in a bible study together through our church for the last few years. It has been fun to see Sarah's belly grow as the Lord knit these little boys together in her womb. These twins were just about 1 month old when we took these pictures and had been home only a week or so. It's fun to see the differences but also similarities in twins! I'm thankful for the differences so I'm not always mixing the two up. 
 I love these of their tiny feet!
 Little man's toes on the left and bigger(yet still little) man's are on the right.