Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Prayer for a Preemie Family

I recently stumbled onto this blog by a couple who are going through some difficult times. Nate and Tricia are dear family in Christ and they experienced preemie birth last week. Their sweet baby girl Gwyneth was born at 25 weeks and was 1 lb 6 oz. She is in the NICU and is doing well right now but as Michael and I know it is a day to day walk. To make this even harder on the family, Tricia has CF and was scheduled for a double lung transplant when she found out she was pregnant. That had to be put off, for obvious reasons, and that is one of the main reasons that Gwyneth had to be born early (for Tricia's health).

Please check out this dear family's blog and watch as God does amazing things in and through them. Their testimony is amazing! Pray for Nate to have the strength and endurance to be able to go back and forth between his girls. Pray for Tricia to be able to be healed enough from the C-Section to get her transplant. Pray for Gwyneth to continue to grow and thrive.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Christmas in Maryland

Ok, so we were a little late but hey, better late than never! We celebrated Christmas with my side of the family last Sunday. My Uncle Scott and Great Aunt Hazel drove down from Pittsburgh. Pap wasn't feeling well, so he stayed home. But we had a nice visit with them. We had a full Christmas dinner thanks to my mom, Hazel and Kari. I wish I could have claimed some of the wonderful food but nope! We opened gifts again and enjoyed each others company. Yet again, Abraham made out pretty good with toys. He'll be set for life!
It was so great to see Scott and Hazel and I am so glad that they were able to come. It has been hard to not have Christmas with my family the past few years but times like this makes it somewhat better.
Christmas is officially over!!

The "boys" - Alex, Michael, Abraham, Uncle Scott and Joel

Opening gifts

My uncle is crazy about the Steelers - that is what you get from being from Pittsburgh! Kari and Joel got him a shower curtain to match his rugs. He is in love!!

Abraham and Great Aunt Hazel opening gifts

Michael's gift - no it's not Hello Kitty! He got a Swiss Army watch from Ma and Pa Mc Andrew

Like thc good teacher that I am, I got Alex some books for Christmas. They are all creepy Crawlie animals so he'll love them!

Great Uncle Scott and the kids - he got such joy out of playing with all 3 of them. And they all LOVED having him around. We wish he'd come more often.

Me and my best friend

Momma and Poppa Mc Andrew

"My" girl and me !

Just Chillin' !!

This would be our Saturday morning routine. Since Abraham gets up earlier than I'd like to be up, we get teddies, juice and turn on cartoons. He climbs up on the couch and has just recently begun to sit with his arms behind his head. It's too funny!! He is so like his Daddy!