Monday, October 29, 2012

Precious Photos of Baby Davydd

All photos in this post were captured by Jill Rich.

My friend, Jill, is an amazingly talented photographer who has blessed our family with her skills in the past, (See our family picture on the "About Us" page!) and came over today to capture some newborn photos of our tiny little guy.

Again, this is a post for the grandparents! We love you!!!

I'm so grateful to be blessed by the talents of others!

October 2012 Pictures

Me with my sweet little Davy

 The next few posts are for all our family members that are not on Facebook, so please allow me to indulge in sharing lots of photos of ALL our cute, cute kids...

Most of us (except me and our little Davy) attended our ward's Trunk or Treat earlier this week:

Lovely Morganne chased little girls all night.

Brennan was an "apocalypse survivor/zombie-killer."

Lliam was scary in his black cloak.

Pretty Bonny had lots of fun with her friends.

Gavin was a dashing Legolas.

Dierdre was an adorable witch. (She made her own broom at her  weekly homeschool club.)

Ronan saved boxes for weeks to put together enough to be a cyborg. (He did a great job!)

MacKenna was excited to dress up as Mulan!

Miss Grayse Dawn as "Dorothy"

Adorable Princess Avalon...

And pretty Princess Eryn.


Now for some pictures of our new little one:

Grayse loves her baby brother.

Dierdre is so careful and kind.

Our Davydd Aldie

Sunday, October 21, 2012

He's Here!

Arriving at 8:39am on October 17, 2012

After 15 hours of labor, lots of prayers, Priesthood blessings, and loads of waiting, our sweet little man has FINALLY arrived!

Russell's grandfather passed away at the beginning of the month, and we were not able to attend the funeral. That was hard, but we were there in spirit and heart. Our precious little one was given Grandpa's first name for his middle name, and we know Grandpa would be very pleased.

There is so much I have experienced, so many lessons I've learned, that I'm not sure where to start. Right now I'm just processing it all! Sometime soon, I will record everything, but for today it is simply enough to say that he's here, he's wonderful, and we are all falling deeply in love with him.

Welcome, Davydd Aldie!!!

Thursday, October 04, 2012

While I'm Waiting...

"Be Not Afraid" by Greg Olsen

Three days have come and gone since my "due date,"and my emotions are ALL OVER the place! But thanks to a sweet husband, as well as our willing and able kids, the house is staying afloat, and I'm holding on to hope.

So far today, I've been listening to some hypnobirth recordings, finishing up some new job charts, (Specific checklists so the kids will know when their jobs really are "DONE.") playing on Facebook and Pinterest, and trying to process everything on this woman's blog.

Here's what I know:

  • This baby WILL come. I just need to trust in the Lord's timing and do my best to be as prepared as I can be in the meantime.
  • Nesting is a GIFT!
  • I am far from perfect, my kids are far from perfect, and my home is far from perfect. But I'm still trying, and learning and growing.
  • A lovely, tall glass of chocolate milk can make even this grumpy pregnant woman smile!
  • Relaxing exercises and music can go a long way to soothe worries and anxiety.
  • Even a small house can have plenty of room for lots of love in it.
  • The Great Unknown exists only in my limited, human view. Our Heavenly Father knows everything we don't-- I can leave my worries in His almighty hands. (Thank goodness!)

Love, Mama Rachel