Tuesday, December 2, 2008


i am 30! this year has been an UNBELIEVABLE blessing to our family. our daughter joined us - we moved into our first house - our brother is bringing a new girl into the family via marriage next week - our friends have been exceedingly generous with us - our God has proven His faithfulness again and again. WE LOVE HIM - and we love you.

on my 29th birthday He spoke Psalm 87:7, "all my springs of joy are in You" as a present for my 30th year. He has given us much to be joyful about this year, and also we have met many challenges and griefs. but this remains constant as His Word - He is my spring of joy overflowing. i know He delights in me just as i delight in my own daughter. may this year bring you the same joy.

here are some pictures of the party my family put together for the BIG day... SURPRISE!!!


Saturday, November 15, 2008


will's friend, chad davis (www.chaddavisphoto.com), took these pictures of anabelle. they are priceless to us and we are trying hard not to let our house become a "shrine" to our daughter - but seriously, how do you choose just one picture for your wall!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

sept 21 - ani's day

ani has arrived and she couldn't be more perfect. she came at 9:52 pm at 7 lbs. 12 oz and she was 20.5" long. her feet are off-the-charts big! (a song we wrote for ani)

joy is my hero as she spent the better part of 19 hours in labor. she never gave up nor did she regret her circumstances. amazing! she has a few weeks of recovering to do, but we're getting MAJOR help from family and friends.

praises to the LORD on high for allowing me to come home with a healthy wife and a healthy daughter!

Monday, September 1, 2008

at last, the nursury is complete!

Joy and I finished up the nursury this afternoon by hanging the crate and barrel picture shelves. They were very easy to hang and we recommend them to anyone and everyone! The ONLY thing missing now is little belle. The doc said she's a few weeks ahead of schedule, so she'll be here by September 22 at the latest! YES! Evidently she got her poppa's head (scottish accent), so please pray for an 'easy' delivery for Joy. Her feet and hands are way swollen and she can't wait to sleep on her tummy again.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

"step by step"

our mom faber, nonnie to ani, made a wonderful discovery a couple years ago of a company named "uppercase living." they make these great banners that rub-on to any surface. we have our family verse on the wall in our room and now this wonderfully sweet wisdom from dr. seuss in ani's room. the nursery is coming together and we are counting the days 'til her anticipated arrival (28)!!!

Monday, August 4, 2008

ani's crib

our sweet friend, peggy morris, crafted this wonderful bedding for anabelle. putting this on her crib made things even more real... 7 weeks now!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

ani and the whos from who-ston

our sweet friends threw a party for ani this past weekend. in attendance were heath+amber haynes, crystal newsom, scher'ry lindley, roy+debbie duke, cody+shana albert, kyle+sam larocque, trent+jen abbott, scott+melissa brignac, and the star of the festivities - baby jenna brignac. we had a great time laughing, eating and praying together. thank You God for friends who we love like family.

incredible decorations - thanks to "roots"

dr. seuss decorations

party scene

oh dear.

veterans. right boys?

surely these will come in handy - for joy

rockin' awesome 'one'sies

anabelle already has her own fashion line

seriously. that's some sharp apparel

baby papasan = nap time (hopefully)