We pray that the Lord is blessing you and your family as much as He has ours this Holiday Season.
This year has been a very exciting year for Quinn and I to say the least. Most importantly we have added a new member to our family, our son Connor James born on March 28, 2008 at Chesapeake General Hospital 5:23 pm and weighing at 6lbs 13oz. He has been a very happy and healthy little boy from the very beginning and still is. I had him on my schedules date by c-section two weeks before my original due date. Mckayla has been an amazing big sister and has been our “little mama” from the very moment she meet him. She loves to hug and kiss him all the time and has been an excellent help to Mommy and Daddy.
We also made another huge change in our lives, We moved! Not just on the other side of town but to another state! Quinn got a new job as the Associate Pastor at Cedar Grove Mennonite Church in Greencastle, PA in August. We really love it here and really enjoying getting to know the people and the area very well. Quinn is absolutely loving his job and there are so many new faces to get to know and many that we have really learned to love and respect. It has been a blessing to know that Greencastle is our new home and the new here are now have become almost family to us.
Mckayla is now 3 ½ years old and as active as ever; she is our little firecracker that's for sure! With me staying home with her now, we have been able to get in a little learning with school, getting curatives with lunches and being able to do fun projects and art crafts. Next year we are thinking about sending her a few days a week to preschool. Our little girl is getting so big so fast!
Connor will be 9 months and is just as happy as ever. We have been again truly blessed and he has been sleeping through the night since 2 weeks. He loves his bottle and any kind of food. He is starting to crawl. He does this scooting backwards and moving in a circle. A few weeks ago he has mastered saying "Mama" very well and working on saying "Daaa" and "Sssss" we are thinking those are starting words for Dada and Sister, but time will only tell.
Since I am home with the kids, I am finally being able to do some thing that I have always wanted to do. It’s really is wonderful and exciting to know that I am not missing out on anything. I have started a few more hobbies now. Braiding rugs, making fun and exciting foods for my picky eaters and making breads, rolls, and cinnamon rolls the kind that my Mom does. It’s wonderful! I have started a website that you can check as well for good and tasty family recipes and fun crafts. See below for details.
January 31, Quinn and I will be celebrating our 5 year wedding anniversary! Five years can you believe it!? Just being together as a family and being able to spend time with my husband and not having to joggling 3 full time jobs and sending our kids to daycare this year has been a true gift and I couldn't ask for more. We have been truly blessed and very excited to see what God has stored for our little family.
Our family wants to thank you for all your many thoughts, prayers! We truly pray that your families are blessed as much as we have been this past year.
Blessing this to you and your family in 2009!
Quinn, Karla, Mckayla & Connor