Saturday, February 23, 2013
// emptying bookshelves is a favorite new game
Matching bruises are fading off their left temples,
it was a rough week to be a Koobs brother.
// storytime with big sister
"Let all who look for You be full of joy
and be glad in You." ~Psalm 70:4
Thursday, February 21, 2013
I'm a little late posting these but here are Katie's 10-month photos! This little doll just continues to bring so much joy to our family. On Valentine's Day she surprised us all by finally(!) deciding to crawl - such a little love bug! Up till now, she's been taking advantage of her older siblings and letting them get her toys every time she makes a peep and toting her around with them all day. At last she's discovered how fun it is to keep up with them on her own...and to get into her own trouble! She's an amazing sleeper, usually going from 7pm to 5am. This has been a huge blessing, as none of the other kids ever slept through the night before they were a year old. Thank you, Lord!! She's been eating up a storm, tonnes of veggies and fruits and in the past month a little introduction of meat, yogurt and cheese. She still nurses like a champ every few hours during the day and, no matter how much she eats at a meal, needs some time with mom to top things off. Her absolute favorite foods are Grandma's squash, boerenkoel (kale mashed with potatoes - which she'll eat for breakfast, lunch and supper) and a good chicken bone to chew on. After getting 6 teeth within 6 weeks when she was 6 months old (I'm not joking. Weird, eh?), she's finally cut another 2 to even things out. This girl is one tough cookie though and, other than lots of drooling and hands in her mouth, you hardly know she's teething. I've never had to give her any Tylenol and the only extra comfort she wants is maybe to sneak in a bit more nursing. And once a tooth pops through, she's like a little lizard with her tongue zipping in and out of her mouth all.the.time. checking out her new pearly whites. Hilarious!! Katie Shalom, you are so loved and our family is so thankful for the joy and delight you bring to us each and every day. We love you, darlin'!
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
This pizza sharing, video-game-playing, funny, strong, loving, Christ-following farmer has got us all madly in love. Peter, you are such a gift and blessing to our family. So thankful our kids have a dad like you. xo
Monday, February 18, 2013
Johanna & Dave, thank you so much for sharing this special day with us. It truly has been a blessing to be a part of your story and to watch the incredible way that God has been working in your lives. Continue to seek Him first in all that you do. As you serve Him and each other, in love, may you be blessed beyond measure. We love you both so much!! xo
"...love one another deeply, from the heart."
Pete and I were honoured and elated to celebrate the marriage of one of my dearest friends this past weekend. It truly was a testimony of God's amazing love in the joining of their lives and such a blessing to witness. You'll have to indulge me as I took way too many pictures - there was just so much joy to capture!
The men praying over D at the start of the ceremony // father-daughter love // a special moment between the bride and groom // God's Word on marriage // a special wedding text read by Mama V //
a promise // vows of love and laughter // it's a done deal! // Mr. & Mrs.