Monday, June 30, 2008


Anabelle Rose Iverson
Born at 3:07 am, June 29, 2008
6 lbs. 15 oz., 20 in. long

Everything went very well and mom and baby are adjusting. Anabelle is working on learning to feed yet, but hopefully will make some more progress today! Sabrina is enjoying being a big sister and immeadiately said "holdyou, holdyou" when she came in to visit! We will be coming back home Tuesday morning.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Change and more Change!

Our lives lately have been a little bit hectic. Not only have we been patiently (or not so patiently in my case) waiting for our precious little girl to arrive but over a month ago we decided to put our house up for sale as a home we had been interested in made itself avalable to us. In just two days our home sold and we began to pack up our things. Unfortunately, the sellers of the home we were planning to buy changed their minds about the sale. This left us scrambling to find a place to live! We have now ended up in a cute house that a builder had open and has graciously agreed to rent to us. We are now trying to figure out God's plan for our family and where He wants us to live! This living in the unknown has really been streching us and teaching us patience. Hopefully His plan will be made clear to us and we can rest in a more certain place! Until then we are focusing our energies on preparing for our lil peeps to come shake things up :)

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Pintsized Picasso and pregnancies

A couple of weeks ago we had a joint shower for two of my co-workers who are expecting this summer only a day apart! Caryn is expecting twins (boy and girl who you can read about on The Navis Family) and Deb is going to be suprised by her little one (her story is on the Gritters Blog). It was great to see Caryn as she had been on bed rest for almost two months at the time of this shower. Her docs were kind enough to let her out for a bit!

If you have been checking in here for a while, you know there has been quite a rash of pregnancies at Bethany. Here is the latest photo of the Bethany mommies to be! (Shelly, Caryn, Deb, Me (34 wks then) and Meredith.

In entirely unrelated news, I am happy to share that I think Sabrina shares her mommy's love for painting! Here are a couple shots of her working on her Father's day gift for daddy.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Father's Day

To the special dad's in my life:

Brad thank you for striking that perfect balance between being a playful kiddo yourself, and being the solid rock and sturdy arms for our baby girl (soon to be girls!) to run to and rest safe in. My heart melts when I see pieces of you in our daughter. She and I are so lucky to have you!

Dad, you have been such an amazing presence in my life. You have definitely lived out the three L's (love, laughter and the Lord) in a way that I can feel them whenever I'm around you! Thanks for always being willing to say sweet and encouraging words and communicating how valuable each of us is. You will never know what that means!

Dad I thanks for being an ever present smile in our lives it is contagious! You always bring joy with you and your words of wisdom you share with us are so valued! Thank you for raising a son who values faith and family and care for others! I'm so lucky!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

18 month and belly pics

This week we had Christy Packanowski do Sabrinas 18 mon. pics (a month early) and some belly/family pictures to capture the excitement of the newest one's pending arrival! She did an amazing job! It was a buggy and humid morning, but we had lots of fun and Sabrina was a trooper! Check out a small sample at