Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Happy New Year!

Welcome, 2011!  We're excited for the start of a new year, and are hopeful that this year will be a little less eventful than last year.  2010 brought for us a new job, a pregnancy, a move to a new state, a major accident, a loss of said new job, and a new member of our family.  We're tired!  But we had a great Christmas and New Years with family, and are grateful for the extra opportunity to turn our hearts to Christ.  We are truly blessed.

We are all enjoying our beautiful little Emma.  She is such a sweet baby, and pretty calm and content for the most part.  Molly continues to be a gentle and loving big sister. 
This is a common position for Emma...her hands are constantly up by her face, almost as if to guard out all the chaos!
Molly finally got her wish...we got snow!  It was too cold for the first few days we had it, and she had a cold, so we kept inside, but she finally got the opportunity to go outside and play for a while.  She was in heaven.  I don't think she even realized she was freezing!  The snow wasn't right for snowmen, so that's the next thing on her list...a good snow so she can build Frosty.  Hopefully that will be coming soon.

We had a great Christmas Eve with my family in Urbandale.  Included was a delicious dinner, taking a walk to deliver my family's final 12 Days of Christmas gift (talk about cold!), reading the nativity, and a "concert" that included my two sisters and me.  Christmas morning we spent here at home and opened presents, then had a second Christmas with my family at their house.  We're so happy to live near family!

A couple of days after Christmas, David's parents came to visit and to meet Emma for the first time.  It was so fun to have them here.  We played games constantly.  They even babysat for David and me to have an anniversary dinner out...happy 7 years to us!  We were so sad to see them go.
Emma and her Grampy.  Doesn't she look comfortable?
Sunday was a big day for us.  Molly had her first day in Primary, and Emma was blessed.  We've been prepping Molly on entering primary for quite a while, letting her know that she would no longer be in Nursery, but would be a Sunbeam.  At first her response was "I don't WANT to be a Sunbeam!", but she quickly got on board with the idea.  She seemed to have a great time.  I can't believe my little girl is in Primary!

It seemed like Emma knew she was in the spotlight that day.  She was a little out of sorts the whole day.  It was interesting trying to take pictures, but we did get a few good ones. 
Emma with Grandma and Grandpa Yourstone.
Emma with Grammy and Grampy Isaacson.
A four generation picture with Emma's great Grandpa Yourstone.

Emma and her proud parents.
We have pictures exactly like this of Molly in this blessing dress.
Emma is now six weeks old.  Just in the last week she's started smiling and responding to us.  It has been so much fun trying to get her to smile.  Of course, we haven't quite caught it on camera yet, but we'll keep trying!
Yes, she does have a left hand, it's just hiding in her sleeve.  Too funny!


Heather Buell said...

Emma is so cute! I'm glad you are doing well!

sharon said...

Molly is so pretty! Emma is a cutie love picture of her hiding her face :) glad you guys are by family that is nice. Happy New year