Little Marisol (rhymes with car-ee-sol) Helen Wilson. As you can see, a little beauty!
Marisol Helen Wilson, born tonight to grateful parents, Nate and Heather, and weighing in at 9 pounds and 12 ounces! We thank God for this new and very precious granddaughter. Promising pictures soon! (Marisol means sunny sea…..)
Our family has been going to our friend Mark LaMoreaux for years for our family photos,Â graduation photos , and wedding photos. He has the knack of making us smile!
I’m hitting the finish line today as Ben and Bekah fly home from the UK, so my nana-as-babysitter status is about to lapse. It has been a sweet time, and the kids have not wilted once about missing their folks. Judah however (age 5) just goes to sleep whenever he is done. One of the first nights he passed out on the couch while Doug was reading a chapter of The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe. Since then he just heads off to his bunk when he’s had enough.
This morning Jemima iced the last tray of cinnamon rolls that Bekah left for the kids in the freezer. They’ve hunted down all the clues each day in the treasure hunt, and they’ve built a snow man and a snow fort in the front yard, just finishing the snow fort in time yesterday before the snow all but disappeared. (Most of it disappeared right into their snowpants and coats and mittens, which are all still soaking wet.)
I’m ready to hand the baton back to the parents. Ta da! But it just so happens that as I’m hitting the finish line, I’m also at the starting line for Thanksgiving Dinner, so I’m typing this with my Thanksgiving apron already tied on, and I’m getting warmed up for the first event of the day, which is pie-baking.
May you all have a fruitful preparation day, and many blessings to you and your households as you feast together, thanking God for the abundance of all things.
If you’ve noticed over on the left side there, you can click on Credenda Agenda. For those of you who don’t know about Credenda, I would love to tell you a little of its glorious beginnings. Back in 1989 when our children were ages 9, 11, and 13, my husband got the idea for a church newsletter. Credenda means things to be believed; and Agenda is things to be done. It is somewhat important for us all to get them in that order. In other words, our faith is the foundation for our works. I still think it’s a great title (and I also think my husband has a knack for naming things well). He originally came across the phrase in a book of Puritan quotations (and they also had a knack for naming things), but he later saw it in something Thomas Watson wrote (who happens to be my favorite Puritan preacher/writer).
Back in the early days it was a fold-up newsletter. Our kids would get together at the Miller home with the Miller kids, and the whole kit and kaboodle of them would fold and stuff the thing into envelopes for mailing. What was in it for them? Donuts. And that was Read More