Friday, December 26, 2008

A Not-So-Photogenic Christmas

We had some problems getting good shots. Those slow shutter speeds weren't doing us any favors! Laugh along.

Asher and I on Christmas

Christmas Celebration

We had a very nice Christmas out here in Illinois with friends. We started the morning as a family, then went over to the Provosts for dinner. Although we miss our families, it was a wonderful way to spend the day!

Lauren and Evan playing games

Don't we look happy?!

Betsey and Asher

Tanya and Liam

Liam hording some gifts in one of his favorite hang outs

A Christmas Cactus Miracle

Who knew... a Christmas cactus that actually blooms on Christmas?! In our house, this a first. Living in LA probably messed the poor thing up, it seems like LA does that to people and plants alike.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Daddy's Little Helper?

Several days ago, Andy was fixing our futon and Liam was trying to help. He helped a lot, doing everything from getting his head in the way, taking the flashlight and tools, to sticking his finger accidently up Andy's nose while waving his arms in excitement. Sometimes it is easier, but not as funny, to fix things while Liam is napping.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

One Month Old

Asher is one month old today! We are so thankful for our happy, little guy. He is a joy getting to know better each day. He is starting to smile a bit, which just warms our hearts!

Liam at the Provosts

Liam gets to spend time with the Provost family every week and loves it!

Liam trying to see what Lauren is doing

Liam trying to see what Evan is doing

Christmas Party

Here are a few photos from our youth group Christmas party. We had an ugly Christmas sweater competition. Can you believe neither Andy or I won?!


Liam has reached a new level of climbing capability. These are places that we have discovered him after having our backs turned for a moment. Gotta love that mischievious face!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Christmas Picture

We took our Christmas picture a few days ago and I just have to share how funny I think it is. We took it the morning my parents left after I had been up all night throwing up. Yay for getting the stomach flu the day my help leaves and having the joy of a 1 year and 3 week old to take care of! (I actually didn't have Liam for a good portion of the time as the Dirkses and Provosts swooped in and saved me) Anyway, I had great plans of what we would wear and how it would be matching and cute. At the baby shower, we had gotten matching sweaters for the boys that would have been perfect. That morning however, the sweaters, matching, looking good, none of that was in my mind. I was just impressed with myself that I was dressed and that Asher hadn't leaked through on his sleeper during the night. Might as well keep him in it, right!? I then tossed Liam into a new outfit my parents had gotten him that was cute, but orange. Yep, orange, the perfect color to go with the seasonal colors of red and green. It'll probably end up being a favorite Christmas picture of mine just because of the memory :)

Nap Time?

Liam was supposed to be napping, but I guess stripping down sounded more refreshing.

Celebrating Liam's Birthday... Again

My parents had meant to be in town on Liam's first birthday, but were unable to because of a family emergency. When they were here to meet Asher, we celebrated Liam's birthday again. This time I remembered to pull out the birthday candle we got from the Provosts. Another 20 years of burning on birthdays and that candle will be history!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Lots of Pictures Plus Kidney Update

Hi everyone! I just posted a bunch of pictures... if you want to see them all you have to click onto the next page too.

Also, for an update... on Friday, Asher had his VCUG where they put a catheter into him and injected dye into his bladder to see if they could see what was causing his kidney problem. The test came back negative for reflux, so one possible cause is ruled out, but we still don't know what the problem is. He will have another type of test after he is over two months old. Thanks for praying!

Now, here are some pics of our cute boys plus a dual diddie change.

Random Pics

Bath time


Both of our little guys have funny ears. Liam's left one flops in the wind a bit (although it has gotten better as he has aged and I take partial credit for that as I taped it to his head for several months early on-I know, a bit crazy). At the top of the curve of Asher's ear, that little flap or overhangy part thingy is still attached to his ear. How's that for a technical explanation!?



Who's Who?

Which picture is of which boy?