Monday, November 29, 2010

thankful 2010

Better late than never (the mommy world has me behind on pretty much everything). . . this year's list. 

In no particular order. . . and a totally incomplete list. . . 

I am thankful for. . . 

our healthy and beautiful baby girl. So much joy.

sunshine on cold days.

a house that has really become our home. 

my Savior.

Jonathan not working outside our home during this season- such a blessing to both be home with our little girl for a while.

supportive friends who 'get' me . . . and love me anyways.
my husband and this season of our marriage. 

family. Both our family of 3 and our extended family. . . we really are blessed with great family.

every moment between 11pm and 7am in which my daughter is sleeping.

God's constant provision for our needs. 

Evie's smiles.

all of the pregnancy scares that stayed just scares. . . that although I spent 9 months of this year enduring a less than great pregnancy. . . the end result is so worth it.

kind neighbors.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

one week old and a little bit random

Check out the cute onsie Miss Allison F. made for me.
On my first walk with my Nana. Now that I feel up to taking her on a walk it's too stinkin' cold outside.
 A not in the hospital family picture. Jonathan cracks me up in this picture. . . hand on his hip looking all GQ.
And here is an example of how the fashion police would usually take issue with Evie's outfits. Right now it's all about what fits and the ballet socks stay on so for now they go with everything.
Last night Evie blessed her parents with 5 hours straight of sleep. After a few very rough nights. . . it was AMAZING.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Genevieve Tigh Van Winkle was born November 6 at 5:12 pm. She weighed 8lbs 5 ozs and was 20.5 inches long. We are so blessed and happy and excited to have her home. More pictures to come . . . I haven't been spending much time on the computer :)

Believe it or not, this is still the only picture we have of the three of us. We will get on the ball of taking more soon!
 My first time holding her. So in love with this baby girl. 
And for all the inquiring eyes who have heard about the incredible amount of hair our daughter has. . . . here you go. Lots and lots of dark hair like her daddy. 
Thank you all for your prayers and well wishes. . . we thank God for such a beautiful little girl. 

Thursday, November 4, 2010

comic relief

Right now, it feels like when you are watching a movie, and just when you get to the end, just when you are about to find out who the bad guy is or the couple is about to kiss or whatever. . . the DVD skips and you don't get to see the end. It's annoying. It makes me grouchy. I thought I would be a gracious at the end of my pregnancy and not one of those women who complains about not going into labor. I was delusional. Just ask my husband. My body has done everything it needs to do and all signs point to labor any moment. . . problem is it's been that way for over a week. Watching Brian Regan makes me laugh and not be so grouchy. So I thought I would share. Especially love the phone company. . . it's how I feel- "can you flip it right now?"