Friday, November 14, 2008

The First Three Weeks

This blessed time full of baby smells and sounds, cooing siblings, and quiet family evenings comes with its hiccups, too! Daddy is away for the weekend, Gideon is colicky, and Mama is running on very little sleep. But still, as I smile over these pictures, I'm reminded not to let this time slip through my fingers. I hope you will enjoy these moments captured while I take a few more days to capture moments!

(Story coming... not so much of a birth story, but more of a life, death, and all the moments in between story... the last eight weeks were made of such, and God's hand was in the midst of it all. I can't wait to share it with you...)



(Oh- and my Gideon Justus is a redhead! That brings a smile of its very own...)

30 fellow travelers shared:

JJJ @ fabricgarden.blogspot.com said...

What a beautiful family! We just had our fourth as well, and it is so fun watching the other 3 making eyes at him and wanting to hold him, wondering where he is and what he is doing all the time.
Enjoy this time!

The Small Scribbler said...

Gideon is beautiful! Looking forward to your story.

Kate

Tracy said...

Elise,
He's absolutely gorgeous, and I love seeing the adoration that the rest of the family has for him. You are a blessed mama!

Erin said...

What a blessed, beautiful family you have!

Beka said...

So glad to see this update, dear friend! You all have been very much on our hearts and in our prayers these weeks, and we trust that God has been upholding you through it all.
Gideon is so very precious: I enjoyed the pictures. Enjoy all those moments...
Much, much love to all of you!

Cathy said...

I kept thinking I'd let you know my favorite picture, but each one is better than the last. Blessings and rest, friend :)

Cindee said...

Beautiful. Just beautiful! Oh, and my little Levi is a redhead too. He's the first one of mine with red hair and it makes me smile too. :-)

Carrie at dumptrucksandteacups said...

Oh Elise,
These are sweet precious moments... thanks for sharing the pictures.

Sending love and prayers,
Carrie

laura said...

praying for your family, and for rest. Gideon is absolutely beautiful. what a precious family.

Mindy said...

I love the pictures and can't wait to hear your story! He is beautiful, just like the rest of yours!

Joy said...

How beautiful! My favorite is the one of Eliana and Gideon at the beginning. So precious. You all have been much in our prayers these last weeks. May He uphold you all still.(((((Hugs)))))

-J said...

Precious, precious pictures! Especially loved the ones with Eliana gazing at Gideon. :-) So glad you can see God's hand in the midst of these past weeks.

Rebecca M said...
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Rebecca M said...

Elise,

We welcomed our fourth child in March, a boy, to our family of 2 big boys and then a girl, just like yours!

You have captured sweet moments here- thanks for sharing them with us!

What a time of fullness these new baby days are.

I pray for rest and peace for your hearts. Looking forward to your story, too!

Quinne said...

Hi Elise :) Precious sweeties! I'll be praying with you for rest. Love, Q

Liberty said...

He is so precious! Thank you for sharing the beautiful pictures. I can't wait to read the story. Enjoy these precious times.

Emily said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures! Blessings on your family in this very full time.

Bekki said...

Aw-I enjoyed spending time tonight holding your precious one, listening to your giggle box boys, and miss E loving all things pink. You all are very special to us. XOXO

Gwen in SoCal said...

I don't even know you, but I can see that you are such a good mommy. It's so obvious in the eyes of your children. I am looking forward to reading your story. I was introduced to your blog by seeing your blog's name on someone else's blog. Your blog's name intrigued me. Thank you for letting me glimpse into your heart. And a huge congratulations on Gideon...he's beautiful!

Stacy said...

Pure delight, Elise! Gideon is such a handsome little guy! (My favorite picture is the one of his face close up and peering at the camera!) So very cute.
Hugs to you and yours during this season of joy and sorrow,

~Stacy

Anna said...

Dear Elise,

Thank you for sharing the beautiful pictures of your family. Gideon is such a handsome baby! It looks as though your other children have welcomed him warmly. :)

Love to you!
~Anna

Me said...

Thank you - I need that peace this morning

Miriam said...

Oh, such a joy to see these sweet pictures! Thank you for sharing so much of your family's life together with us all! Continued happy mommy-hood to you in these full days...

Melissa said...

Boy * boy * girl * red-headed boy... once again, twins separated at birth. ;)

Thank you for sharing the sweet pictures, and I look forward to reading your story. May you be blessed with rest that feels hours beyond what is even available.

Love,
Melissa

Christine said...

How beautiful, all of them! I have something for you and Gideon...just haven't had time to send it! Love to all of you! I'm anxious to hear your story, I didn't know you had troubles in the last couple of months...

rautis2 said...

I marvel at how beautiful and blessed your family is!!

Maxine said...

Elise, I don't think I ever congratulated you! God's blessings on your precious family. The pictures are beautiful and your little one is quite a handsome fellow. I see Eliana is loving him. Selena is the same way!

Beverly said...

He is so precious - just like all of your children! Love to you - and our prayers are still with you!!

Wendy said...

BEAUTIFUL! what a sweet family!

Andrea said...

Can't wait Elise.
he is a darling baby. i love you, a.

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