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December 10, 2012

A year of hope...

He who has health, has hope: and he who has hope, has everything.
~Thomas Carlyle

My heart is full of love as I sit here and ponder the last few weeks.

We have celebrated our little boy!

On December the 8th, our sweet little Jonah Asher turned one year old.

Part of me can't believe he's now one, but the other part of me couldn't be happier.

I've dreamed, planned, prepared and worked for months to get his birthday party together, and I couldn't be more happy with how everything turned out.

It truly was the PERFECT day. Even Maddie was there. (future blog :)

With every project I worked on and every item I purchased, I smiled.

And with it, my favorite little word seemed to whisper through my ears... hope....

What a beautiful year it's been.

A year of firsts.

A year of healing.

A year of love.

A year of hope.

With each milestone, with each holiday, with each family moment; God restored it, our hope.

What a journey it's been.

From the moment I found out he was coming... To the day we heard "It's a boy"... and then to the moment they placed him on my chest.

As I reminisced back to the delivery room the moment I met him, held him...

I knew.

A peace came over me that can't be manufactured. God gave me this child for a purpose.

This little boy would help to heal me. And he has, one day at a time.

Each of these moments were God giving me a little nudge, a little hug saying "It's going to be okay."

From changing Madeline's nursery over to picking out a "bird" name to honor her, everything worked perfectly and fell into place. When I thought I couldn't do it, I couldn't go on, God reminded me I could.

Day by day, month by month, Jonah helped to carry us. All of us.

He was providing new hope and love day in and day out.

And when the hard days came, he was there. He filled our aching arms with love and our sad hearts with joy.

God knew we needed him. God wanted him here.

I can't imagine life with out our little Jonah Bear.

I am so grateful to God that He gave our family this little blessing.

Our sweet Jonah Asher, our love for you can't be measured. You have provided something we never expected to find or feel again. You are so very special sweet boy. and we love you dearly.

Thank you for blessing us with a year of hope. You will forever be our special rainbow, and we are so glad God sent you to us during our greatest storm of our lives.

We love you sweet boy, Happy 1st Birthday!!!

Romans 15:13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

Much love,

Please enjoy this beautiful video Rick put together for Jonah Asher.

Enjoy! And stayed tuned for party pics and a sweet story about Maddie Grace and the party. <3

And this is a link to the photo/baby book I made. Love it!

November 12, 2012

Our fall... in pictures....

What a wonderful fall we are having!
We have so very much to be thankful for and we are
beyond blessed! I just wanted to share some of the
fun we are having!

Enjoy =)
Halloween Nights at Sharon woods...

Pumpkin carving...

Rick teaching the boys the parable of the sower
and the seed..

Trunk or Treat at Church...
Jonah at the "Whosoever" table..

My sweet little owl in his nest.



My little Buzz..

Some body's trying to walk. =)

Being silly with Mario...

Having fun at Kings Island!

My sweet little Buzz and Woody!

The Pumpkin Barn..

The cutest pumpkin in the patch!


Sparkle pumpkins!

My little pumpkin pie...

Fall Party at Amazing Grace Farm...


Well we are definitely keeping busy and having fun enjoying life and
our precious little boys..
 And of course we've been enjoying all those pink skies for Maddie Grace...
We miss you sweet girl. Every. Day. <3
I hope all of you are enjoying some fall fun as well!
We are looking so forward to the holidays, and I'm in planning mode for
Jonah and Elijah's birthdays! I can
hardly wait to share all my fun party ideas.
I also have had some things on my heart that I will get back on and share
about soon... as soon as the time allows. =) God Bless!
Much love to you all!