Monday, January 10, 2011

Emma & the Kleenex Box

Kristin and I are generally opposed to sharing video of our kids on the internet; we try to be careful about what information we post, how much we post, etc.  With the internet the way it is, privacy has become rare, so we aim to keep what we can.

That being said, we have lots of friends and family who live far from us, and it makes it difficult to share our lives with them.  So... we've decided to share a fun video we took this weekend.  I've uploaded it to YouTube, and I'll leave it up for a week or so, and then we'll take it down.  Enjoy!

It's labeled as an unlisted video, which means you have to access it directly from the link - it isn't "search-able" on the YouTube site.

Sorry the lighting isn't great - it was unexpected and turned out a little dark...

Emma & the Kleenex Box

Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Years Reflections

Happy New Year everyone! 

It's hard to believe that an entire year has passed.  One year ago today, reality sunk in.  One year ago today, Kristin and I cried tears of joy and thanksgiving in our driveway.  One year ago today, we brought our little miracles home.

It's even harder to believe that Teddy is standing next to me, reaching to press the keys like his Daddy.  They're growing up so fast.

One year ago today, we snuggled them into their car seats - barely weighing 5lbs.  Today, they crawl all over us, they make faces, walk (holding on to things), explore, laugh at each other, say "mama" and "dada", and have their own very distinct personalities.

I'm overwhelmed when I remember that day - feeling so blessed to have 3 healthy babies to bring home.  Feeling so blessed, and so terrified at the responsibility that lay ahead.  

We're very much looking forward to the year ahead - we look forward to many more laughs, smiles, words, hugs, stories and games.  We look forward to new parenting challenges, adventures and trips.  We continue to remember God's goodness to us, and we are forever grateful.  We hope you feel the same way, this January 1, 2011.  Happy New Year!  Here are some recent pictures of our little guys...

Teddy in the tub!

Our Family picture... going to cut down our Christmas tree

Teddy, Emma and Joshua in their pajamas

Teddy in his new Christmas pajamas

Emma in her new pajamas

and Joshua in his.

Emma riding the dinosaur

Joshua smiling for Daddy... what a cute kid!