Thursday, January 17, 2008

. . . Since Thanksgiving . . . Part Two

We had a lovely holiday season celebrating with friends!!

Since we had a longer vacation around Thanksgiving and were able to go home and visit family and friends. And we were able to get away for another week on the cruise, Don was limited in the time-off department, and so we stayed home and enjoyed some fellowship with some great friends. Don had the Sunday before Christmas through Christmas day off. Christmas Eve we had the Logsdons over for Don's two favorite things - Food and Games!! Christmas Day, the Logsdons had us over for a yummy dinner complete with ham, potatoes, salad, bread, veggie cassarole, jello, and an assortment of desserts.

The pregnant ladies trying to be patient for the meal!

One view of us on Christmas day - Baby Bump somewhat noticeable.

Alternate view of Baby Bump - Check it out ladies, it's there, but still just a minor bump.

For New Years, Don had to work on New Year's Eve, but got the next day off. We had some plans fall through, but at the last moment decided we would see what a few of our friends were up to. They accepted our invitation to come over for pizzas and some more games. We had a great time enjoying time away from school and just hanging out. We ended the night with watching the ball drop in New York City.

We hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and are enjoying being back in the routine again. We desire for our God to be magnified through us this year as we seek His wisdom with the coming life-changing events. We have entitled this year "New Beginnings" since we will be adding new and great responsibilities in becoming parents. We also are beginning the next stage of life, out of school, come this May. Don will be finished with his M.Div. and will be seeking opportunities to use his degree to fulfill God's call on our lives. Please pray with us as we desire His direction. On our way home from Wiliamsburg two Sunday's ago, Don recalled a list of things that he was thankful for, beginning from when He was very young up until now. It was such a blessing and reassurance to us as we once again saw the grace of God's leading in our lives even since before we had trusted Him. He is so faithful and will continue to be faithful throughout these transforming events to come in our lives. We serve a true and living God who will be glorified!!

The Gang - Including Godiva (who loved our choices of invites - Her very favorite people, her dog sitters!!)

The Logsdons - showing off her baby bump!

The Branines

Me & My Love!


Tim & Kristen said...

Very cute pictures. Keep us update on the baby bump pictures. I had to squeeze my eyes and after that not even sure I saw the baby bump!!! You look good girl!!! Glad you had a great Christmas and New years!!

Travis and Becky said...

yay! you posted again! i'm very anxious to see my big-butt walking friend get a big belly. i guess this bigness just goes with your name, big k! =) heehee...i'm sooo hilarious!
love you and miss you!
b grav

The Horaks said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmastime! It really will be such an exciting year for you two! It's been so neat to catch up with you and the Logsdons through Blogger; I'm looking forward to hearing how God leads you this year!


jeileenbaylor said...

Yahoo! The cute bump :o) I love it ! You ladies look so cute! Love you girl...

Karis said...

Loved the pictures of the tiny little baby bumps.

Maybe we'll see you guys "soon" if we are at CBCW on a Sunday. We're heading back to Virginia this week. I think we have an opening in February.

jess said...

Somehow I missed the cruise pics! Looks like you had a great time. The baby's room is coming along so nicely - can't wait to see the finished product!

T.J. and Shannon said...

Thanks for spending your holidays with us! It was so much fun. We love you guys!