Christmas is coming!

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Decorating the tree. Lance set up the nativity and the cloth with books then wanted to take a picture.


Our early Christmas present – a beautiful baby and a week with just the three of us.

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Lance hangs up snowflakes, a spur of the moment project that proved quite popular. Lance really likes to decorate and has put up lights and things in his room too.

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Enjoying peaceful mornings with hot tea, advent readings and a precious new one.


Peace, yes, this new one is so peaceful and her coming brings rest to a body stretched large and now delivered.


Jesus, the light of the world, comes as a baby. His family tree, though cluttered with the sinful and the ulgy points all the way back to his loving Father and the beginning of time.

Come, let us adore him!

Perfect morning

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Loving the Little One

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Little sleeping beauty – such cheeks!

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“…the days were accomplished that she should be delivered…” Luke 2:6

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Aunt Katie with her namesake. Iris is “Wild about her Auntie” and the llama fur lined shoes her Aunt brought back from Peru.

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Brother and sisters gather ‘round. Little does Iris know what kind of circus she has joined!

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Lance enjoys his first close encounter with his newest sister. His comment was “her hands are so tiny.” Lance has quite the job with so many sisters to look after!

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Ivy and Flora welcome Iris – Eden wants a turn too!

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Squishy cheeks! Eden sure loves her ‘oo babee.’

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Finally left to herself, Iris takes a short recovery nap.

“I will both lay me down in peace and sleep; for you, Lord, only make me dwell in safety” Psalm 4:8

The New Addition

Having worked hard building our house, we thought it needed a finishing touch. A few late nights and our house is now adorned with a beautiful new daughter:

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Iris Katie Cahill

Born: Dec. 11 2013 at 7:22am

Stats: 20 1/2 in. long; 8 lbs. 4 oz.

In flower symbolism the Iris stood for inspiration. Her middle name is given in honor of her Aunt Katie who has been such a help and friend to our family this year. Katie means “purity."

Our prayer is that her purity in motive, mind and actions would inspire others to follow the Lord Jesus in like manner.

Let us consider how we may spur one another
on toward love and good deeds. Hebrews 10:24

The First Thanksgiving

A handy guide: By Lance, Ivy. Flora and Edenpics 220

Production – Amy and Aunt Katie

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Pilgrims – Lance

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Praying hands – Ivy

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Plymouth – Ivy

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Problems – Flora

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Provision – Lance

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Plenty – Eden and Flora

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Providence – Ivy

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Pink – Flora

Happy Thanksgiving!!

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