Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Care Bear Countdown... to Dinah's Birthday!

As we get ready for Christmas over the next two days, I have a 
little nagging in the back of my mind because Dinah's birthday
 is the 3rd...... and I have done NOTHING but invitations!  
I usually try to do lots of homemade decorations and 
preparations, but with little Miss Audra's arrival... 
I just haven't had the time! 
 I'll be lucky to get my house "clean" before company
 comes tomorrow!  I'm sure I'll figure something out for 
Dinah's birthday (and Eloise's only a few weeks later!)...

Here are the invitations I made:

I usually hand make as much as possible... 
but I was running out of time and had to 
use the computer for the inside. 

I hope to post pictures from her party... eventually! 
 First I need to just get through Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Most of our Christmas cards have gone out 
(except for a few stragglers that I need to get a right address for!)... 
so I thought I'd share the pictures we used on our card.  
Of course, they are not professional... 
just little old me taking pictures with my little old camera.  
But that's OK... they're still just as special, if not more 
(since they were only slightly staged... and free).  

We are still adjusting to life with little Miss Audra.... 
but it's been a blessing... 
even if I do feel like a professional juggler at times!

Hope you're all ready for Christmas!  
We are just about... just a little bit of wrapping to do!!
Only 8 days to go!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Our Little Bundle of JOY....

Audra Joy

Born November 26th, 2014
7 lbs, 8 oz

You may've seen my sister's post last week.  
I told her to go ahead and post something if she wanted 
since I didn't figure I'd feel up to it right away!

It's (almost) a week later and little Miss Audra is up to 8 lbs already.
We are all still adjusting, but I think it's going fairly well!
Of course, that is all bound to change when Cory
goes back to work.  He was planning on it tomorrow, 
but unfortunately we are still dealing with Eloise's rash
from back in OCTOBER!  So he has to take her back 
to the dermatologist.  He has been able to do some
work from home though, thanks to modern technology!

Overall, we haven't had any major meltdowns... (yet).
Eloise is absolutely THRILLED to have a baby in the house!

Dinah doesn't seem phased either way!

We are just trying to balance all around.
At times it is quite the juggling act!
But we are BLESSED!

We hope to soon take Audra to meet her Pappy
who wasn't feeling well enough to make a trip to the 
hospital when we were there.  We've also had
some icky weather to deal with!
I sometimes forget it's already December!

So much to be thankful for!