Friday, December 19, 2008

Our Little Santa

Much to the surprise of our friends and family, we dressed Kaden up as a little Santa for his Christmas picture.  Yes, I know... we don't believe in Santa, but I just couldn't resist.  Our kids will know that there is no Santa and probably make a few little ones cry in preschool over it.  However, we firmly believe that Christ is the center of Christmas, and that should be the focus.  Anyways, we're enjoying the Christmas season over here, and feel the joy that comes from Christ's birth.  So far Kaden's first Christmas season is great.  We'll see how the 12 hour drive to NJ goes next week! :)

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


Last night I officially graduated with my Master's Degree in Reading from Grand Valley State University.  It felt so good to be done, although definitely not quite as exciting when I graduated from Calvin College with my undergrad.  It was great to celebrate this accomplishment, and I'm glad I'm done....for now.... :)

Monday, December 1, 2008


Kaden was so cute on Thanksgiving day.  We had such a nice, relaxing day spent with family.  When reflecting back over the year, we couldn't help but be thankful for the amazing blessings he's given us- especially our precious baby boy!  God is good!