Love the Lord your God, listen to His voice and hold fast to Him, for the Lord is your life! Deut. 30:20

Friday, October 30, 2009


Emeri had her 2nd birthday yesterday.
Happy birthday, Emeri!!

The same day, Elijah Daniel went home from the hospital.
Emery and Elijah's birthdays are 2 days apart.

Elijah's room
Happy to be home.

Allen and I also had to go home :( to Kansas.
We wish we could live closer to them.
Arkansas is a little too far.
Glad at least that Jill's family moved to our town!
Wisconsin was too many hours away!
This morning I got to go to Hannah' preschool!
They were having a fall, silly costume party!
Parents and grandparents were invited.
Even Adam's parents (from Wisconsin) got to come!!
They are here to help watch the children while we are
all involved in Judgement House at church.
So happy they can be here for a week!
Jill teaches music on Friday mornings to the group.
They performed an owl song.

Hannah and her wonderful preschool teacher, Mrs. Smith (Kendall to us!)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Eli's here!

We are the proud grandparents of our 1st grandson - Elijah Daniel Graber! Josh called yesterday morning and said "Pack your bags. The doctor says the baby needs to come!" The original due date was November 12th, with a C-section planned on the 4th. But Elijah was ready to come. He didn't care about dates.

So today, Staci was taken back to surgery.
Elijah Daniel was born about 10 minutes before 1:00 this afternoon. He weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces (what would have weighed full term 3 weeks from now??), and was 19 1/2 inches long.
When Josh came out with the baby, Emeri said "I want to hold Baby Eli!" See her little hands held out for him? It was so cute!

The babies in the hospital are first taken to the nursery center where we can watch as they are weighed, given shots, bathed, etc. Here is Emeri watching her baby brother.

Emeri was finally able to hold her baby brother. She kissed him over and over and over. How she loved him! We'll see how that plays out in a couple of years when he grabs her toys!
So blessed! Thank You, Father, for this precious life!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Eli's comin'

Our son called this morning. He tells me that "Eli's Coming!" tomorrow around noon. We'll be having our first grandson, Elijah Graber!!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

A New Baby

Yesterday we went to the hospital to see sweet little Marin. Marin's parents, Andrea and Collin were part of our young married's small group a few years ago.

A very interesting fact about them - not only are they husband and wife, they are also step-brother and step-sister! Andrea's mother, a widow, married Collin's Dad, a widower! Collin and Andrea then fell in love and got married! Such a sweet love story. They are a darling couple! They won't ever have to fight over which grandparents' house to go to at Thanksgiving and Christmas!

Because of the H1N1, siblings aren't allowed in the hospital.
So Grandma brought Ava around to see her baby sister.

Congratulations, Siebert family!!!!