Friday, January 1, 2010


I've been telling you some Bonnie stories, so I thought I'd share some pictures and stories from our other children.

Here is our son, James, with my sister, Melody on Thursday, December 31st.  This was right before he went to the airport to head back to Iraq.  I wish we could have seen him during the holidays, but I'm so glad he was able to visit all his friends and our family though.  I just love this picture!

Here is our daughter, Keri, and her belly picture for this week.  Poor darling says she is feeling so fat, but really, it's all baby.  And he's going to be a big boy!  The doctor says his head is down and everything is looking really good.  She goes again in a couple of weeks and from there it's weekly doctor visits until the bundle of joy joins us.   I wish I was there with her to rub her back and encourage her more.

Here is a picture our daughter, Kati, painted this week.  Isn't it amazing?  She is such a good artist.  I remember last year when she was in school and she wasn't looking forward to her painting class, but needed the elective for her Arts Major.  And now she has discovered, she actually likes painting.  Hmmm... we should all expand our horizons in trying things even if we think we won't like them.  You never know.  :)

This is how Bonnie is spending her first day in the new year.  She's watching "UP".  

Here's a picture of our new, bigger den.  I'm standing beside the computer desk, so you see some of that grey chair.

Here's our new, bigger kitchen.  It leads off to a laundry room and then to a large pantry.

This is one of the views out of our large den windows.

More view from out of the windows at our computer desk.  If it wasn't so cloudy outside, you could see the mountain range - which is gorgeous.  It's been snowing very lightly off and on this morning.

I hope everyone has a very fun day.  God bless you in your new year.  May His face shine upon you and give you peace.

Hugs, Janis


  1. Thanks for sharing the pictures, I enjoyed seeing them.
    You still have a beautiful view I see.
    Happy New Year to you and yours!

  2. Thanks for sharing all the wonderful photos Janis! You are so sweet to share your family with us, and I loved seeing your new "nest"! Bonnie looks like she's loving it and having a restful New Year's Day. I'm so excited to hear that your having a grandson!