Friday, December 26, 2008


Christmas Day, 2008. Our family got an amazing gift... a new born nephew! Trenton Richard. He was a wee bit sooner than expected... but God's timing is perfect. :) In the evening of our beautiful day, we decided to open our gifts from Mom and Dad Haveman, after being encouraged to do so by Grampa... whoopee! We sure did appreciate our books... I remember the children's devotional from my childhood too! And James sure did like his chocolate! And the book too. What a great bedtime story... "Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now!" heehee.

James has been working on using a fork with his dinner to feed himself. He's not doing too bad for a beginner, but last night he missed his mouth and the meat stuck to his nose. James wasn't phased a bit! He still had big smiles for the camera :) That's what Canadian blood will do to you, eh?

Here's James sporting his new winter hat... Isn't it just the warmest thing ever?

Jerry and his new gadget. Because a man can never have enough flashlights... he got 3 in 1, and it will stand on a tripod! Cool.

And here's the blanket I made for James... cowboys and indians. I think he's smiling more at his daddy than at the blanket... but someday he'll realize how wonderfully warm it is and how cool the cowboy is ;)... I mean on the blanket... but I suppose... never mind :)

We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and pray God's blessings on you and yours for a wonderful New Year!

Friday, December 19, 2008


They were calling for ice, and the ice came! The pictures don't quite do it justice... The trees are so beautiful with a lining of ice on every branch. See my icicles hanging from the eaves? They might not sparkle at night, but when the light catches them, I think they're amazing. And all the power lines are coated with about a 1/4 inch of ice also, with little icicles hanging down. ComEd let Jerry and his classmates graduate a day early so they could deal with all the "power"ful effects of the ice... so today, he may be working extra long. Thank goodness we still have power here, or it'd be mighty chilly!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Here's our little sweetheart getting into the cupboards... hmm. We tried to deter him with cupboard locks... but I guess I didn't pay enough for them. 3 of them broke already. Sheesh!

And here's our future Mozart, once again... tickling the ivorys. :)

Our family photo... this picture took MANY tries to get to where it's at.

And our humble little Christmas tree! I need to be making a tree skirt for it. I thought I had some material lying around, but now, of course, I can't find it. Ahh well. We just need to place some presents under. :)