And a Happy New Year!

Wow 2017 was a whirlwind of amazing firsts. I started the year pregnant (in my third trimester) with my sweet baby boy and I’m ending it with my sweet 9-month-old! From hearing his first little cries in the operating room where I had my c section, to watching him cruise around and get into everything, I have really had an amazing opportunity to witness God’s awesomeness through my child and his development.

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I’ve been thinking about our year and how much Brian, Wesley, and I have grown. Wesley has physically and mentally grown so much. He is looking and acting less like a baby and more like a toddler every day.  He can communicate with us and say a few words, he understands us when we talk to him, he loves to play games like chase and wrestling, he loves to hear and dance to music, he is crawling around super-fast, pulling up on everything, sitting himself up, cruising along furniture, and just generally getting into everything! He is a sweet and tenderhearted kid and his little personality is shining through more every day. It’s so exciting and yet so difficult to see your baby grow. Sometimes I wish I could have held onto that newborn baby for a little bit longer. But I am so enjoying his playful nature and endless energy these days.


Brian and I have found a stronger bond in our marriage. Becoming parents has made us grow as individuals and as a couple. Having a baby has a way of making your faults and weaknesses become more evident and there has been so much that we’ve had to (and continue to) work on. Your strengths also become more obvious when you become a parent. It has been such a blessing to see my husband become a dad and see how strong he is and how much he cares for our family.


As we enter into 2018 (still can’t believe it), I am sure there are many more firsts to look forward to for our family (Lord willing). My New Year’s resolutions are to embrace the change, grow gracefully, and form stronger bonds as a family. As our season of life is constantly changing, I hope we can enjoy each other and the phase we are in. As we learn more about each other and ourselves, I hope we can be gracious, forgiving, and strong. As we grow, I hope we can continue to appreciate and love each other.


Happy New Year from our family to yours. I hope and pray that 2018 brings many good things for everyone!


“I pray that your love for each other will overflow more and more, and that you will keep on growing in your knowledge and understanding” (Philippians 1:9)


Just doing my best to raise a small human and drinking lots of coffee!

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