Psalm 127:3-5

Behold children are a gift of the LORD,
The fruit of the womb is a reward.
Like arrows in the hand of a mighty warrior, so are the children of one's youth.
How blessed are those whose quiver is full of them

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Happy 1st Birthday Serene

Today marks one year since Serene was first in our arms! She has been such a blessing to our family. Her sweet spirit and kind nature make every day better for all of us. She is so friendly and has a smile for everyone she meets. It has been a challenge over the last year to realize that everything I thought I knew about raising a child to this point has been totally different considering her personality is 100% opposite from Anna and each and every situation has to be handled in some other creative way..... BUT, with that challenge I have realized how unique and special both of these little girls really are. It is what makes them sooo different that makes them who they are!

Jimmy and I are so grateful for Serene and her role in this family God has blessed us with. We are anxious to see how her personality unfolds over the next year and to watch her welcome her little brother and become a big sister just like Anna.

We love you Serene! Happy Birthday!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Benjamin James Zimmerman

There is finally going to be some blue at our house! We are thrilled and can't wait to meet our little guy in June!

PS, HELP... what do I do with a boy???

Baby #3 is a....

Well we don't quite know yet BUT the news is sitting in an envelope on the island in the kitchen. I had an early ultrasound today to check for due date accuracy and when they started checking they said it was really obvious. WOW, this is REALLY early. I am 13 weeks and 5 days (according to the ultrasound). Jimmy and I have been debating about finding out the sex but knowing that we are this close... well there is just no way I am not going to let Jimmy open that envelope tonight! =) Now that I have given in to finding out I am super excited. Tonight we had planned a special evening of shopping at Northpark and having dinner at Maggianos so I guess this night will be more special than we originally thought!!

To be continued....

Monday, December 15, 2008

Downtown Grapevine Friday night

This past Friday night we went to downtown Grapevine and walked up and down Main St. enjoying the lights and little Christmas displays. Jimmy and I noticed that Anna seems to enjoy this kind of thing quite a bit more than she did last year. It was really fun to watch her excitement! We ended the night at a little ice cream and cookie shop and although the weather was pretty cold we all chose ice cream for some strange reason. It was really a perfect Christmas evening!

First musical

Waiting in the lobby before the show

With her friend Elise, waiting for the show

Our homeschool group went to Casa Manana to see Rudolph this past Friday so Anna got to have her first theatre experience. She loved it and is ready to go back. Even Serene did well as she slept through most of it (YAY!!)!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

This never gets old

Today we got to hear the tiny little heartbeat of our new baby and that first time just never gets old. I am already so excited to meet this little one in June! We are still debating as to whether or not to find out the sex. I do not want to at all but Jimmy REALLY wants to... we shall see.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Happy 4th Birthday Anna

Happy birthday to my precious little girl! You are such a blessing to mommy and daddy. You changed our life in a way we never knew possible. Our lives will always be so much better because you arrived. You gave me motherhood and the amazing joy it brings. All of my children are so special but you will always hold a very special place in my heart because you made me a mommy and brought me the gift of you and your amazing daddy!

I have loved watching you grow and mature and become an amazing big sister. You are so beautiful inside and out and your joy and excitement for life give me strength each day. Nothing brightens my day more than seeing your face in the morning and hearing the plan you have for the day (and you always have one). I love watching you play with your sister and watching you always put her needs first. You are always looking after her making sure she is safe and taken care of. I love watching you help around the house and see how much you love helping your family and being my big helper girl! You are a joy and I am so grateful I get to have you for my little girl! I love you goose!

BTW, how in the world do four years go by this fast?

Friday, December 5, 2008

Anna coloring and being super sweet and quiet...
Serene playing at the entertainment center... again!