Shine Like Stars

Shine like stars in the universe as we hold out the Word of life (Phil. 2:15)
We're not trying to be rock stars but just shed some light on a sad and lonely world. Stay tuned for how God works through weak and tired, sometimes really cranky vessels.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Elfie preparing to attach

My new Baby Hawk arrived in the mail today (actually I think it's been at the backdoor for a few days, but I just found it today). I love it. I'm hoping Melia will enjoy it too because it's a big part of our attachment plan. Speaking of attachment parenting, I've been meaning to write a post about what we are planning on doing, but I don't have time to do that right now with all the carrying of my toddler and decorating for Christmas when I should be packing for my trip half a world away. Here's a great post from the Hensley family. We are planning on doing all of things they list so I just decided to steal it from their blog:) Thanks Hensleys!
I think I have some practice to do with the Baby Hawk, Addie and I look very awkward. We look nothing like the instruction book. Hummm.... I guess we'll figure it out. Addie is only 4 more pounds and 3 inches taller than Melia, so this is a fairly accurate picture of what holding Melia in it.

A little known fact about me....I'm like an elf when it comes to Christmas. I love decorating (I don't go overboard or do very much but I just love having decorations out) I love Christmas music, I love driving around and looking at lights, I love having advent devotions with my kiddos every night, I love nativity scenes....I could go on and on. I'm the only one in my family who loves it so much. Most years I go and help my parents set up their tree and my sister really dislikes the whole bit so I set up her tree too! I love it. Now I should be packing but tonight, Michael and I put the tree up and tomorrow morning there will be 3 kids digging through boxes and decorating our tree. How lovely.


  1. I just got my Baby Hawk in the mail a few weeks ago and LOVE IT! I've been tote-ing around my 2 year old in it & trying to amp up for our trip to get our baby girl. I think it will be much easier to carry at 6 month old in it!
    have a great Thanksgiving!

    emily v.

  2. Love the decorations and advent devotionals too!!! Such a fun time of the year...and soon you will have a new sweet one joining in on the fun!!!

  3. Baby Hawk looks great!! Addie kind of looks like she is humoring you :-) Such a cutie!
    I'm so glad you found something to help you with the attachment parenting! All the Christmas decorations are great! I used to be an "elf" too - but my health & smaller living space have really had me cut back (JP is definitely not an elf - LOL!!)Praying for all you have going on! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend!
    Only 17 days until lift off to Ethiopia! :+O

  4. You will have to let me know if the Baby Hawk comes through for you in ET. I am trying to decide which carrier to invest in. It's great you guys are taking time to enjoy the season in the midst of preparation. Ethiopia will be delivering a Christmas present like no other. :)