Monday, December 13, 2010

It's Been a Busy 3 weeks!

Wow! Where do I begin? Here's the I-may-only-get-a-few-minutes-to-write blog post:

Malachi is now 24 days old... unbelievable!

My Mom had 2 weeks to visit and it's already over (insert sad face here)

 (Malachi as Baby Jesus in Bethlehem LIVE!)

Our church's production of Bethlehem LIVE! had 5,347 visitors this year  - Malachi was baby Jesus for 7.5 hrs in total and only missed 2 tours because he needed to eat... he did great! There's a great radio broadcast featuring this Winnipeg treasure here.

CLOTH DIAPERS (started over 2 years agoARE FINISHED!!!! This was a huge team effort. David cut, measured, purchased materials and got up early in the morning with Abigail so I could sleep. Mom spent many many hours sewing (including a couple of all-nighters!), also watched Abigail and Malachi so I could rest and even stitch ripped out my I'm-so-tired-I've-made-the-same-mistake-twice mishaps. Mom also purchased mis-measured (the few measurements I made) supplies and late night snacks. What started over 2 years ago is finally done and I don't see myself sewing any more diapers... ever!!!

(Late night sewing with my little helper)

My serger that David found at a garage sale for me last summer was serviced as a Christmas present and is up and running!! Now I just need to learn more than the basic function of it.

Malachi's birth story still coming, and might happen soon (now that things are slowing down... a bit)
  • We are hoping to move in the new year... hoping we can get into these apartments in February... in suite laundry - hello!
  • With all that's gone on this past month, I feel like I've already had Christmas - full of many many blessings!

I'll leave you with a family picture outtake...

... FAIL! (Twila, we need you!)


Twila Mae said...

LOL! awww. I feel loved! But yea know what? You're going to look back at this picture a few years from now and be glad it wasn't "perfect"...because Life isn't! You'll love it soon enough because it's real and authentic...and you'll have a funny memory!! (but I would of course love to do pictures again some time. hehe <3 )

LLG said...

Cute pic! Good luck on the apartment! I am glad Auntie Ang got to visit you guys..I was hoping to see everyone this xmas, even though it was crappy circumstances, but its not in the cards. We will go in the spring! Hope you all are doing well!

Jen said...

You cloth diaper without insuite laundry!?! You are my hero!

Congratulations again on the birth of Malachi!

And, I am so glad that your Mom came to visit. Looks like fun!

patty-jean said...

Hi Coralee! what a sweet holy family you made! so many changes for you - exciting!