Month: February 2008

  • Zoe in the Snow

    Words cannot explain how completely and overjoyed-ecstatic I was at the mini-snowstorm that hit Southern Pennsylvania!! After not seeing snow for two years, this has been a sight for my eyes to behold and drink in with all I have. Perhaps it’s all the childhood memories, the sledding, the building of tunnels and snowmen, the jumping off roofs into snowdrifts, the tradition of eating breakfast at The Bird on a snowed-in morning, the happy shouts of children, making snow angels, that bring such warmth to my heart. What I do know is this: I positively ADORE snow! I tried to explain to Zoe all the happy memories and she experienced snow herself for the first time. I’m not sure if she or I was more delighted.










    It has been perfectly lovely…

    Today my sisters Ervina and Jana left for 7 weeks at Bible School. Claudia remains, for which [selfishly] I am thankful. We have some special things planned this week that I am very much looking forward too.

    Also am looking forward to seeing some of my friends this week too! Oh happy times, indeed…

    Babes, I miss you…

  • Zoe’ Grace at 6 months

    We are positively head over heels in love with our little Treasure. Laughing, cooing, doing Pat-a-Cake, Psalm 23, “This Little Piggy…”, she constantly delights until we are overwhelmed with love for her! She is as active as can be, loves to meet new people and anyone and everyone can hold her and she’ll grin like the Chestershire Cat, loves her daddy, loves little children and will giggle and giggle at anything they do. No crawling yet, but as busy as I am now with her, I don’t really mind that she hasn’t gotten to that stage! She loves to eat, and is not a finicky eater at all – avacados, carrots, sweet potatoes, squash; she opens her mouth like a little bird and can’t wait until the next bite. And the potty training continues to go well. We’ll leave it at that. ;)

    I’ve been wanting to take her 6 month pictures, but since I have a new camera *clears throat* I wasn’t really wanting to spend the money to take her somewhere. I wasn’t quite confident in my own abilities, however, until baileyandme got up my gumption. So, here they are. Out of the hundred or so I took, these are my favorites. I know, I know, I’m a little camera-happy going digital. Not like the old film days when every picture was worth a few dollars of development. So since I’m in PA where folks know about DSL and even faster connections than that, I decided to upload some pictures. Took less than 5 minutes for all of them. The same ones I tried to upload in GA, but with dial-up it was so slow, only one pictures uploaded overnight. Now folks, THAT is the reason you don’t see more photos on this site!

    So, all that said, help me chose enlargements?









    #9 (one of my personal favorites)

    #10 [the quality on this one isn't prime, but I loved her eyes]


    #12 [this did this hand-fold by herself, naturally photogenic she is]



    Also, of wonderful news indeed, Zoe and I are in the Great North [i.e. Pennsylvania]. Although it’s a long time to be away from Ben, it’s a most splendid time with my family. All my sisters are home for part of the time I’m home, experiencing wintertime [and forgetting how cold it is at 27'] and hoping for the snowstorm that’s predicted… I positively adore snow, and that’s been so hard for me to miss out on while I’ve been in Georgia. I was soo soo excited about coming home, I couldn’t sleep past 5am this morning [for all who know me, that is highly unusual]. Ben was wishing I’d be such a morning person every day. Alas, there isn’t such excitement everyday.There are ever so many things to look forward to in this trip… Family time, sister time, friend time with Ruth and Esther, Bek and Jason and Brooklynn, Shelly and Deitrich, Aliza and Celene, Cindi, Mary Jo and Josie and Mariana, Beth, hmmmm, sounds delicious [pardon pardon pardon if I missed anyone]. I love my other first-time-mom friends. :) And of course there’s Central Market, which I can’t ever miss when I come up, Prince St. Cafe, Lancaster City, Barnes & Noble, old-movie time with sisters, oh yes, and the Pottery Barn…. I’m limited to check-in luggage, so that puts a hinderance on my purchases, but oh-so-fun anyway. Singing songs together from Phantom of the Opera and other favorite songs, just ever so wonderful…

    I am truly blessed…