Thursday, December 31, 2009
Our Christmas festivities started on Dec. 23rd as we headed to Virginia to be with Matt's fam to celebrate Hank's birthday and open presents a bit early. Uncle Ben gave Ollie the gift of all gifts...a power wheel, Hot Wheels Jeep! He loves that thing and is starting to actually get the hang of how to drive it. We had a delicious birthday dinner and then headed back to Greensboro on Christmas Eve.
Christmas part 2...we were joined by my parents. It was a fun time had by all. We were all blessed with many fun things but were mostly blessed being together!
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
I've been thinking about Mary...a lot. I am 11 +/- weeks away from delivering our second child. I have mixed emotions if I am being honest. I am super excited...excited to know him or her...we still don't know! I am anxious a bit...haven't done a single thing for this child...on the to do list for next week. I am curious to know how the big brother will react. And nervous a bit to see how we will transition from a family of 3 to a family of 4.
And then there is Mary, sweet young, innocent Mary. I've been trying to connect myself to her as I gaze into her clay spotty face. Did she have any of the emotions that I do? Did she know that her Son would one day carry the weight of the world? Did she worry about feedings or schedules or naps? Or did...she...just...love?
I've been watching this video a few times in the past few days. It is sung by Jill Phillips, and is part of Andrew Peterson's Behold the Lamb experience. You should check it out, sit back, enjoy, reflect and be thankful as I am. Thank you Mary for the labor, thank you Jesus for the LOVE!
"She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins. All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: 'The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel, which means God with us." Matthew 1:21-23
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
We headed to Virginia this past weekend to take in a Va. Tech game and celebrate Thanksgiving a bit early, Hannam style! It was fun and quite delicious.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Matt headed south to the OBX this past weekend with some of his guy friends. I had a really fun weekend even though Ollie and I missed him a ton. Friday night my two sweet best buds from college came to spend the night, Lacey and Carla. We had a fun time just catching up and doing things girls do including having a girly photo shoot on Saturday afternoon. Carla (black striped shirt) is preggers as well actually due about 4 weeks ahead of me with her first baby...a boy! I am thankful for such sweet friends!
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
It was inspired by this.
Then I found this. A much easier version.
And decided to make this delicious and oh so simple treat. We however Hannamfied the recipe did not use ground beef or peppers but used, mushrooms, ham, onions and pepperoni...YUM-O!
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
this story from this summer, well this is the spot, by the creek where I said Yes!