Thursday, July 29, 2010

Thoughtful Thursday!

I read this quote today, and it really spoke to me . . . such a timely reminder of just how wonderful our God really is!

“Holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is, and is to come.”

Space and time are irrelevant to God. Stop. Let that thought sink in . . . God is always a step ahead of you. This means He is already in the middle of your day and in the center of all your tomorrows. When you grasp this, it is easier to trust Him with our lives and situations; the ones here today, and the ones to come.
~Lorrie Flem~

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

He's HOME!

That's right, our precious baby is home!

Noah Matthew, who was born on Wednesday, May 26th, arrived home on Saturday, July 24th - just two days shy of being two months old! We are so enjoying having him with us all the time!

Here are just a few snapshots of his first days at home . . .

Our final moments in the NICU! Yay!
In the car seat, ready for his first car ride - straight to our house!
And here it is . . . the long-awaited, first family picture in our living room - with all FIVE of us! All glory and praise to God for His awesome work in Noah's life!!!
We enjoyed introducing Noah to Aunt Becca . . .
. . . and Noah enjoyed napping with Uncle Brock! ;)
Welcome home, sweet Noah! We all love you so very much!

Saturday, July 24, 2010


Whether it's reading to him . . .

. . . or holding him,
Noah couldn't ask for a better big brother than Jaden!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Sibling snuggles!

Lael, Jaden and I headed in to see Noah today . . . a regular happening these days. But they were so excited when they found out that they would BOTH be able to hold Noah! As you might imagine, it was such a special time!

Lael is a pro at this -- she's already held Noah once . . .

. . . but this was Jaden's first time to cuddle his brother - and as you can tell, he absolutely loved it!

In fact, Jaden told me afterwards that holding Noah "is way better than playing computer games"! So there you have it!

(Oh, and by the way, Noah is now 3 pounds, 6 ounces and 16 inches long . . . for those of you who are keeping track of those kinds of things!)

Saturday, July 3, 2010

So happy together!

Time is racing by . . . Noah is already 5 weeks old and has reached what would have been 32 weeks gestation if he hadn't been in such a hurry to meet us! He's 3 pounds, 1 ounce and gets cuter every day!
I got to spend time this afternoon with my three kids . . . cuddling the youngest with the other two close by! It was a tiny taste of what life will be like when Noah comes home - minus nurses (although ours are wonderful), monitors, and isolettes! I'm getting oh so excited and looking forward to that time!
I have such precious children -- all three of them! While we were visiting this afternoon, Noah brought his hands together in his sleep . . . Jaden decided he was praying that he'd soon be big enough to come home, and Lael agreed! They insisted that I take a picture of it!

Noah, we're praying that you'll be big enough to come home soon, too! We love you!