Archive for December, 2009


Those of you who read this blog know that our family is eagerly awaiting the birth of our third child, Tyler James.  I am officially overdue now.  So, in honor of this somewhat anticipated circumstance, I thought I would post two recent belly shots taken by my friend Erin.  The pictures are of me and my friend Monica who is due in early January.  I must confess to feeling slightly impatient and anxious about the onset of labor.  That is in complete contrast to Monica, who delivered her first child extremely prematurely at 29 1/2 weeks and is now thrilled to be past the 36 week mark.  God has been so good to answer our prayers and keep her baby Olivia in the womb so long.  Keep us both in your prayers as we each get closer to the big day.  Monica, here’s hoping that Tyler is older than Olivia.MelandMonica1smMelandMonica2sm


11-29-09 026sm11-29-09 024smWe were blessed to have my parents visit us for Thanksgiving.  The kids were thrilled to have Grammy and Grumpa here to play with them.  We decided to have a non-traditional meal on Thanksgiving day: Alaskan king crab legs and shrimp cocktail.  We had the turkey and trimmings the day after.  Thanks, Mom and Dad, for coming and for all the great food.  I made the pumpkin pie, but that was my only contribution.  The  Saturday after Thanksgiving, we all went out for brunch to the Flying Biscuit…yummy!  And then we went to pick our Christmas tree.  It was a great weekend.

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Three generations!

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My mom singing "The Wheels on the Bus" with Lucy

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I am so excited about our new dining room table and china hutch!

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Did I mention it was a little chilly that weekend?  My dad was freezing!

Did I mention it was a little chilly that weekend? My dad was freezing!