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My Baby…My Big Girl

Emma is 3 years old today…THREE!  I know I sound like every other parent out there, but really!  Where does the time go?  I feel especially frustrated that the time has gone so quickly with Emma because after having Connor and Gracie I knew that time was going to fly and I made the conscience effort to pay attention.  To slow down and enjoy the moments.  To notice the little moments.

I thought that doing all of that would some how slow down time.  Would allow me to have my baby just a bit longer.  I was wrong.

Emma is my baby.  Mine.  When God told me to have Emma…well, yell is more like it…I already had the “perfect” family.  A boy and a girl.  One of each.  I would be a rich woman if I had a dollar for everytime someone (mostly strangers) said, “Oh, how lovely!  A boy and a girl!  Now you can be done!”  I didn’t feel done, but who was I to argue with “perfection?” 🙂

Then there was the night.  The night when God yelled at me that I was waiting too long.  That there was a little girl just waiting to come to our family and we were taking to long.  Her name was Emma and she was getting impatient.  I cried on my bed that night to Chris.  Told him what I knew; what God had told me.  I had never had an experience like that before and I haven’t since.  But, when God yells, I listen.

Emma has been a joyous addition to our family.  She is cute, fun, kind and stubborn.  She expects the world to revolve around her because usually it does.  She has changed so much since she was born with such chubby cheeks that she could barely open her eyes.  She is loved and she loves back.

Happy Birthday Emma!  We love you!

Emma Marie Hess  9lbs 6 oz 20 inches


Three days after she is born







Emma turns 1, we call it the orange year.


Emma with her cousin.  He was born one day before her…a year apart.  Oh, just to update a previous post, Emma’s birthday is tomorrow…NOT Tuesday.  I give a word of thanks to my little sister for  teasing torturing pointing that mistake out to me.  And just on a side note, she worships admires stalks is so in tune with me that not only did she steal have her first born almost on Emma’s birthday, but she is expecting again and will give birth right around Gracie or Connor’s birthdays!  Love ya Sis! 😉


Emma two.


Emma today with her two favorite people in the whole world!




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How do I have time to take these cute pictures of my girls while in the midst of a huge and overwhelming move you ask??  Why by living in my favorite place…Procrastination town in the state of Denial!  When they are getting along there is nothing sweeter;  when they are not, well…get outa the way!


Gracie had made Emma a apple juice popsicle because apple juice is Emma’s favorite drink in the world.   Here they are with the finished product after church:






I will have a moving post up soon, I promise.  But, while I am on vacation in Procrastination, I will just take my pictures, read and lay in the bath, thankyouverymuch!


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3…2…1…Happy New Year!

Here is how we (the cool people) chose to spend our New Year’s Eve….


First, a rousing game of Apples to Apples (we had never played before…quite fun)!


Next come the party hats…a must have.


Cuddle on the couch and watch the ball drop…


Toast the New Year with the VERY special Dublin Dr. Pepper.  If you don’t know what’s special about Dublin Dr. Pepper…well, that’s another story.


And finally…blowing your horns outside to welcome in the New Year! 


Well folks, who needs those fancy, smancy parties with their lobster tail, crab and champagne?!  Not us!  Well, the lobster and crab would’ve been nice…and maybe dancing or a movie…BUT I digress!  This is the stuff that New Years Eves are meant to be!  I hope you all had as cool a New Year’s as we did! 🙂


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Happy New Year!

Has it really been SIX weeks since my last post?!  Hmmmmm, not very blog friendly am I?  Well, I just want to wish everyone a very happy new year.  I know that our lives will be very different in 2009 and I’m hoping that’s good.  No, I know that it will be good.  God has directed all that has happened in our life and He only has our best interest at heart, so I am confident that while all the change may be hard…it will be for the best.  I promise to post more details tomorrow, but for tonight I raise a glass (of soda 🙂 ) to all of you and bless this New Year to be happy, secure and filled with the spirit of the Lord.

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Jenny, if you’re out there…

I miss you!!! 

ps…I’d better see the red dot on my map get really big in Australia!!  Just sayin…


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Fun auction for a good cause!

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Connor is trying to blog…again

Connor is attempting to blog again.  You can check him out here:

Just remember….his ability to spell (or to misspell) has NOTHING to do with defective genes from me.  Yea, it’s all Chris’s fault…yea, that’s write rite right!

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