Our little girl’s first birthday!

Happy Birthday, beautiful Evangeline! What joy! What good news!

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She brings joy and good news to us each day, thanks be to God.
What a year…

Psalm 103:1-5

Bless the Lord, O my soul,
    and all that is within me,
    bless his holy name!
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
    and forget not all his benefits,
who forgives all your iniquity,
    who heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit,
    who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
who satisfies you with good
    so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

Giving them My All

Autumnal delights!!

“…There must be in every centre of humanity one human being upon a larger plan;
one who does not ‘give her best,’
but gives her all.”
~G.K. Chesterton~

Glimpsing Joy

And in case you needed a little boost of my wee Joy Girl…

Our little beauty baby
Our little beauty baby
Enjoying the park with Mommy
Enjoying the park with Mommy

Beautiful Girl

These are from Evangeline’s newborn photo shoot when she was nine days old & weighing 5-12. Now she’s 36 days old & weighs 7-12. How quickly they grow & change! I’m so thankful for the beautiful memories contained in the pictures from her earliest, tiniest days.

Holy Baptism

Evangeline Joy was baptized in the Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit last Lord’s Day. What a blessing, privilege, responsibility, & testimony of God’s covenant promises! May God give Evangeline the grace and strength to live faithfully in light of her Holy Baptism.





The Nursery

When we were designing our home to be built, we included a room across the hallway from the master bedroom labeled “nursery” but in my head I always added “or craft room.” We were in the midst of our RPL journey ~ our recurrent miscarriages ~ and were not sure that we would be able to have more children on earth.

But the Lord provided in amazing ways. Truly.

And He has given us two reasons already for this room to be officially “the nursery.” Thanks and glory be to Him alone!

Asher’s nursery:

Evangeline’s nursery:

Sitting Pretty

Psalm 92:1-5

It is good to give thanks to the Lord,
to sing praises to Your name, O Most High;
to declare Your steadfast love in the morning,
and Your faithfulness by night,
to the music of the lute and the harp,
to the melody of the lyre.
For You, O Lord, have made me glad by Your work;
at the works of Your hands I sing for joy.

How great are Your works, O Lord!
Your thoughts are very deep!