Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Big 6!

Our little princess turned 6 months old on the 14th of October!! So hard to believe! Time has just flown by... we treasure each moment with her and are so blessed to have such a sweetie!  She has 5 teeth now!!...and... is working on the 6th one!  Whew! That made for a few rough, grouchy weeks but... not too bad considering the pain she must have been in!  Her favorite toys these days are...any tags ON her toys... yes, she loves the tags rather than the toys themselves... :0) She's sitting up like a pro and is working on her crawling... even though she can't "officially" crawl yet, she sure gets around!! :0) Mommy and daddy are keeping busy making sure she's safe... :0) We enjoy our little family and are thankful to the Heavenly Father for His many blessings!!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

5 months old!

I'm 5 months old now!! :0)  Growing up WAY too fast according to mommy and daddy.  Im rolling over very well now and I'm starting to scoot (almost to the crawling stage) around to get where I want to be!  Im a pretty happy baby most of the time... just not so much in Church... but, were working on that! :0)  

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Favorite People

Kelsey with some of her favorite people

Rollin', Teethin', Eatin'!

Eating Cereal for the First time!

In her new Labor Day dress from Grandpa LaVan
It has been WAY too long since I've posted on here...I know... so I'm not going to try to catch you up on all that has happened since the last post.  I'll just give you the latest highlights! :0)

Kelsey is a grown up 4 1/2 month old now!  She is rolling over, has her first two teeth, AND is eating cereal now!  Wow has time gone fast, and our little newborn has grown so swiftly!  We are having a blast with her though, and love watching her learn new things!

Mommy and daddy have finished their 4 VBS's they were scheduled for this summer. Whew! Glad that summer is over! ;0)  No, the Lord once again graciously helped us!  However, there's no rest for the weary... our Fall schedule looks almost just as hectic as our summer!  We will be getting the Church Parsonage roof redone this month.  A couple of men will be coming to do that for us, and we are very grateful!  There are many busy days ahead, but we are enjoying our little family!

Keep us in your prayers when the Lord lays us on your hearts!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Welcome Baby Kelsey!

Now that a whole month has passed, I FINALLY found the time to put photos of our new addition on here! :0)  We welcomed our beautiful baby girl, Kelsey Grace, into our home on April 14, 2012 at 3:00 PM.  She weighed 6 lbs. 2.6 oz. and was 19 inches long.  We are truly blessed! 

Daddy with his baby girl who was only a few minutes old
  My incredible nurse, Sheri, who actually delivered our baby since the doctor didn't arrive in time! :0)
 Our sweet baby girl after her first bath.

My wonderful Doctor who cared for us all through the pregnancy but wasn't on call to when Kelsey decided to arrive.
 Mommy and Kelsey dressed and ready to go HOME! :0)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

A Baby Shower in PA

Our family in Pennsylvania also had a lovely shower for our little one. It was at the Rustic Lodge there in Indiana, Pa. Again, our baby girl was blessed with MANY nice things!! What a beautiful way to welcome our precious bundle.

Chicken Florentine, Red skinned potatoes, and Veggies

Little Shoe favors filled with Jelly Beans

Hershey bars wrapped

Punch Table

The dessert: Cupcakes

The Sign out front...

The other side...

Baby Shower in Ohio

We have been truly blessed to have SO MANY friends and family who have showered our little girl with so many lovely things. In Ohio, my home church family (2 special ladies in particular-Susie and Sis Kabellar), had a lovely shower at Susie's home for us. It was so nice!! Everything from the food to every gift was just fantastic!!

Molded chocolates

Chocolate Fondue!!

LOTS of Yummy things!

Adorable cupcake cake

Me and my wonderful mom before heading to the shower

Hershey miniature chocolates personalized!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Come Visit!

I'm over at Cherish the Call today, so you can stop over there to see what's going on! :0) It's a neat way to create your very own customized Centerpiece!

Friday, February 17, 2012

A Bloggy Birthday Party

Welcome to the Bloggy birthday party! Pull up a chair and have a seat at the table (oh, find your name tag first, THEN you can have a seat) :0) and make yourselves at home! Since this special day is so close to Valentine's Day, I've chosen to use that as a theme. Each of you will have a small heart-shaped container filled with red, pink and white M&M's at your place setting for a favor to take home with you at the end of the evening. There will also be a drawing at the end of the night (IF we were to truly be together that is...use your imagination...) :0) and two of you will go home with a small valentine themed gift box. Relax and enjoy the party! I hear we're going to enjoy some delicious food as well...

Our centerpiece

After dinner mints

Our place setting (notice the name tags and favors)

Our drawing winners will go home with these!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Preparing for a Bundle of Joy

For being such small little things, babies require quite a bit of preparation before their arrival! I've always "known" that in the back of my mind; but now that I'M the one doing the preparing, it can be a bit overwhelming! However, the joy of the occasion, most certainly outweighs the "work" involved! :0)

The doctor visits were the first step in "preparing" of course. When we found out that we were expecting our little bundle of joy, we were thrilled beyond words. The first impulse was to run out and start buying things right away; but we refrained from doing any buying until we found out what our little bundle would be (at least I HOPE they are right...now that we have bought things for a girl...). However, as soon as we were told, we went out and did a baby registry! Since we have family in 2 other states (besides ours), we registered at 3 different places to make it easier for those not close to one or the other stores. Of course, everything from bottles to a bath tub (a baby one of course...) are on there as we anticipate taking care of our sweet bundle of joy.

Next, we began clearing out the room that is to be the nursery. We had a bunkbed in that room that needed to be gotten rid of, and I just happened to have a sister who was in need of another bunkbed, so...that solved that problem! My parents and a wonderful friend came down to our house and repaired the closet ceiling (which had a leak that was turning into a moldy mess) and transported the bunkbed up to my sisters. Then things could begin in earnest. My sweet husband washed down the walls and used a magic eraser to get most of the ugly marks off (since we live in a parsonage and weren't able to paint the room,we did the next best thing!). After rearranging and removing the rest of the things in the room (and moving a recliner in), it was ready for the baby furniture to be moved in! What an exciting time that was when we finally got the crib and changing table set up! :0) My in-laws purchased those items for us, and came down to help put them together. The curtains went up next and the room FINALLY began to look like a bonifide nursery!

Since then, I have begun working on the rest of the decor! The letters of our babies name (which for now, I will not post on here...) were decorated with ribbon and paints and hung on the wall above the crib. Next, I decorated the Wall Art I had bought to look like ladybugs and they will be put up soon! (pictures will be posted at a later time, since I would like our family to see it first)

Many precious articles of clothing have been purchased already in anticipation for our "little lady's" arrival, and I'm sure many are yet to come! :0) With two baby shower's scheduled soon, who knows what all she will end up with! :0)

All in all, it has been one of the most thrilling things I have ever done. What a miracle God performs when He creates a new life. Everytime we see our litte one on the ultrasound we thrill again at how marvelous our God is. Truly we are "fearfully and wonderfully made" by our awesome Creator!

To see how these ladies prepared for their bundles of joy, visit...

Jennifer at Cherish the Call and Jessica at It's the Little Things

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A Davis Christmas

This year was the year to be at the Davis side of the family over Christmas Day...however, since we were at home this year on Christmas, we ended the week after with them. Below are some photos from that fun time!

Me and my mom

Jessica with her Gingerbread house

The whole Davis Clan

The newlyweds :0)

Jessica and Me at the tea shop

Jessica with her mommy

Us girls enjoying the tea shop

Me and my sis

Mom with her new "daughter" :0)