Sunday, June 28, 2009

First Big Outing...

the boys sporting their summer tans and haircuts :)
ha ha...this is Brookie's face for Uncle Craig (they were joking around)
New mommy and daddy
Daddy and his little girl
It is so hard to believe that some day Stella will be as big as Daisey...Clint and Keis you guys have been so much help to us....thank you!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

First Bath

She really did pretty well with her first bath....
gotta wash all that pretty long hair
Keis came over yesterday and helped me SOOO much...taught me how to give Stella a bath and also did our laundry! WOW what a huge help! Thanks so much sister!
It was hard to hold all the kids back...they love Baby Stella and wanted to see her. It is so sweet!

Friday, June 26, 2009

More pictures...

Welcome to the outside world little girl...
so tiny (I love her long skinny feet)
5 lbs 8 oz....19 inches long
she is saying hi ...gotta love that hair
Daddy is smitten
oh my goodness, just so INCREDIBLE words cannot explain!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Welcome home...Estella Mae Gilley!!!

Estella Mae Gilley
Born June 22, 2009 at 4:13 pm weighing in at 5lbs. 8oz. and 19 in. long. She was due on July 10 but decided to come a few weeks early. She is healthy and doing great...only dealing with a little bit of Jaundice. Please pray for us as we learn who to take care of our precious new little girl! We are simply without words trying to express Gods beautiful blessing to us...thank you Lord! More pictures coming soon!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

37 weeks and counting...

1 Year Anniversary!

June 21st is a BIG day....Father's Day...Summer Begins...Longest Day... and of course our 1 Year anniversary. It has been a crazy week so we really did not have time to plan anything so we decided to just go out to eat and go to a movie. It was nice to just get to hang out together and celebrate! One year has gone by quickly...lots more to come! :)

Monday, June 15, 2009

What does it take to make a prego sick lady well???

Just a little glimpse at what this last week has been like...try try try this...well, I think we might have finally figured it out! FEWSH! Thanks for all the prayers! Keep them coming.....its not over yet but definitely on the rise! PRAISE THE LORD! While I have been sick I have been listening to some Walk in the Word from James Mac Donald. Today I was listening to him talk about Psalm 23...what a challenge. Of how God brings us through these hard times and "makes us" lay down. It is for a reason. Sometimes it seems like it takes a lot to get our attention...needless to say He has mine now. I have really felt challenged to live each day. It is easy in the Summer to just sit back and take things easy and live one day to the next without thinking much. But instead we should use our free time to spend more time with him and glorifying him. Psalm 23 makes it clear that it is all for "HIS name's sake". All for the glory of God. I challenge you to read through this very familiar Psalm a couple times and really ask God wants he wants you to learn through it. Sure challenge me today! Thansk again for the prayers!

Ten Hakens Come to Visit

Some of my very good friends from college came to visit the other weekend.
It was a short trip but so good to catch up. And they got to see my big belly and the babies room...
wow I seriously look huge in this picture
...but notice the belly button has not popped out yet....guess she is not ready yet!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Memorial Day Picnic

Brookie and cute!
Brandon, I can't believe how big he is getting! Almost 6!
sweet little Daisey...

G Man
Craig had to join in on the fun too...
Here Brookie's head just about got taken off...but she didn't seem too worried about it