Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Wonderful Family Times

As you may have noticed, if your volume is on, I found the Cindy Morgan sound that I had previously posted about and added it. Sometimes listening to the words can be even more powerful than just reading them, so I was happy that it was there for me to share it with all of you.

Our family had an incredible Thanksgiving, and having Magdalena with us casted a light, joyful spirit on our house. As both Halloween and Thanksgiving have passed I am amazed at the gift God has given us. I don't think that I will ever say that enough times....amazed. It isn't as though I thought God was incapable, but I guess that I began to count more on the statistics to rule the situation. I learned my lesson. God is the ultimate healer, and although I "knew" this before, God wanted me to trust it.

Noah's family came from out of town to celebrate the holiday with us, and it is one of the rare times that the entire Roberts clan was together. My mom was the ideal hostess who opened her home, helped prepare food, and so much more.

Magdalena is recovering from a little cold right now, which got better before it got worse. yay! And my ear seems to be healing well, and Noah is hanging in there while he finishes exams this week.

Of course, I must share pictures with you! I don't know if you noticed the large increase of pop tabs that we have gathered for the Ronald McDonald House. I keep an updated number on the sidebar. My nieces, Caroline and Emma, came over to help me count! As usual, a day with those two is always fun!

Last night I took this picture while Magdalena was fighting sleep. She is wearing her Christmas pjs that Mimi bought her, and they are in a big girl (newborn) size! She is about 8 pounds now!


9 comments:

  1. What a precious little miracle!

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  2. What a big girl! :0)

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  3. Erin Jones Schmidt11:42 AM

    Oh Julie, it's wonderful! Please keep the pictures coming, I love seeing you all so happy! I know you love Christmas and I hope this holiday is the best yet!

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  4. My how Magdalena has grown! She is absolutely adorable!!

    Praising God with you for your time with family and to be able to share this all with your little princess.

    Praying that God continues to give you even more than you can think or imagine!

    Love,
    Kathy

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  5. Julie,

    I forgot to mention how much I enjoyed the songs you have posted. I am going to ask for Cindy's CD for Christmas! Beautiful!

    Thanks for sharing!!!

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  6. I am praying for Magdalena. She is so precious!

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  7. What a gorgeous girl in new jammies!
    YAY for pop tabs! I'm the pop tab princess (a.k.a. coordinator) at my school. We just had a million donated by an anonymous donor in our school's name. I heart RMHouse, even though we never stayed at the one off-site.

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  8. Jennifer Williams11:03 PM

    how funny! we collect pop tops too. RMH is our home away from home. hope Magdalena is doing well. hang in there!!

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  9. Oh Julie! This is a beautiful blog and I am in tears reading, listening, and looking at the pictures! I can sense through your writing how much you have grown and it has blessed me so much to take the time to read this. Thank you for sharing your heart and life with us!

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