Friday, July 1, 2011

It's A Boy!

Elliot announcing the name of his baby brother, Haddon James! 

Since many have asked, the name Haddon is the middle name of Charles Spurgeon and James is the brother of apostle John. (Elliot's middle name is John, named after the apostle, so it seemed fitting for the brothers to share the names of two brothers.) There is more behind the why of the name but that is a quick review. Maybe I will write a long blog post on the names of Elliot John and Haddon James one day!

Thursday, June 16, 2011


This is the typical scene you will find during nap time in Elliot's crib, as he likes to fall asleep reading to his animals.  I love listening (through the monitor) to his interpretation of the books we read together.  I also love how he engages his animals as he reads to them.  Little moments like these with Elliot bring us much joy!!!

Three Years and Counting...

Just a smidgen of the blessings I continually praise God for in our marriage of just 3 years...

I love the beauty of participating/watching the Gospel be lived out in our home and marriage (thank you for seeking to lead in that).  I feel honored that I get a front row seat in watching God's work in your life (He continually amazes me).  I praise God daily for how He continues to grow our love for one another (who would have thunk it could only get better... it was already that good!:).  I am continually humbled by your tenderness and love for and towards me, especially when I do not deserve it (what a great example of the way our Savior loves His bride!).  I am so thankful to be married to a man who trusts and walks in God's promises and God's Word even when life in this fallen world and these fallen bodies is hard.  I am thankful for a husband who encourages and takes joy in watching my own walk with God and encourages me to use my own gifts to serve and love others, not only inside the home but outside as well (to be able to grow in knowing our God and to pour out my life for Christ brings joy and fulfillment unlike any other... thank you for your desire for Christ to be first in my life).  I am thankful that God has given you a teachable heart and has gifted you as a patient and wonderful teacher (Elliot and I benefit greatly from both).  I praise God for your kindness that continues to soften my heart and the hearts of those around you!  I am thankful that it is not about you or me (who could handle that pressure;), but it is about knowing and glorifying our LORD! And I am thankful I get to do that with you by my side!!!

These past 3 years have been amazing and full of life (2 new lives to be exact!). I am blessed beyond measure, and I count those blessings daily!

Happy Anniversary, Carlos Kengla!
"So in the face of all this chaos 
baby I can dance with you"

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Big Brother Elliot

Come November Elliot will have a new brother or sister to love on, and the way this sweet boy loves to love on other children, I am certain he is going to be a wonderful big brother! 

Monday, March 15, 2010

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Just a game to him!

For the past few days, we have been using a thermometer to monitor Elliot's temperature. The thermometer we use goes across the forehead and makes a beeping sound in the process. Elliot thinks this is hilarious! Needless to say, he gets his temperature checked way more than is really needed!

Monday, October 12, 2009

A little under the weather!

For the past two days, Elliot has been a bit under the weather. His temperature has ranged from 99 to 100 (a bit high from his normal temp.). He has taken this time as an opportunity to lounge around the house and get some extra lovin' from his mommy and daddy! :)

On another note, We enjoyed our first road trip as a family of 3!
Many posts to come from our trip to NC!!
(And for those we did not get to see this trip,
we hope to see you when we come back in December!)