Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Happy January!

Now that the holidays are over and of course it's freezing cold outside, and will be for like the next 3 months!!, what does one do with their time? Packing and preparing for a move is one thing..... After coming home from our very long travels and finally seeming to be on the mend, oh we did go back to the doctor last Friday to find out now the kids have "Adenovirus"
another fun sickness to deal, but it seems it is passing and definitely was nothing compared to what we went through with the rota!

I don't have much really to update about our move at this point, but wanted to just post some fun pictures from our beginning January very cold month! So hopefully we will have a closing date set in the next few days and I can update from there our exact plans as far as the move!
Having fun in the exersaucer.

Reed laughing at Casey's dancing, he thought it was hysterical!

Playing in the new Thomas train he got from Gigi and Pops for Christmas! It was a sure hit today on this cold and rainy day! He couldn't get enough of it and continued to giggle and go in and out of it all afternoon! He also got to attend his first Mommy and Me Gymnastics class today! It was the first one (also one of his Christmas gifts) and once he finally warmed up he appeared to have a great time. So I'm hoping each week he begins to look more and more forward to it. It is such a great way to be active and get to run around when it's too cold and yucky to be outside.

And last, but not least, our newest announcement for 2009.....oh yes, we are crazy, but don't think this was at all planned (at least by us it wasn't, now the Lord has other plans that is for sure!!!) We will welcome the newest Willis (baby #3) sometime in late July! Emery-Claire and this baby will be just 14 months apart (and Reed still won't be 3 until September). I know the Lord knows what He is doing, apparently stretching both of us that is for sure! Even though it isn't our ideal timing of when we would have planned for #3 (I definitely would have chosen to wait a little longer) we still know this is a great blessing and God knows what is best for us---which obviously includes another baby 14 months after we just had a baby! We are excited nonetheless and pray for this baby to be healthy and strong....so here is a picture of our little peanut (this is as technically savvy as I get since we don't have a scanner on our printer)! I am now a little over 12 weeks...feeling good, as I really don't have rough pregnancies, tired, but hard to know if that is pregnancy or having a 2 year old and 7 1/2 month old!

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  1. Congrats, I'm so excited for you both. I can't wait to see the new addition to the family!!

  2. I am SO excited for you! It will be crazy but so fun! Let me know if I can help you with the moving chaos-we could have the kids over to play while you pack.

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  4. Congratulations! I'm so happy for you and Casey...I know the 3rd one will be just as adorable as the others!
    **Sorry I left out a word in the previous comment :)**

  5. WOW!!!! Congratulations! Know I'm here to help!

  6. Congratulations! I have a friend whose first three were spaced almost exactly the same as your three, and she is still living and thriving. :)

  7. Erica, that is SO exciting! Congratulations!!!

  8. Wow! Congratulations on #3! Very Exciting!

  9. Yay! I was wondering when you were going to break the news!
    how fun, lots of adventures for your family this year.
    I am praying for you all!

  10. Okay, Reed is your clone, Erica, and EC looks just like your husband. Congrats on #3 ... start saving up all your energy. I don't know how you do it...

  11. Yay! Congratulations! How fun...I am just 2 weeks behind you! :)
    Will be praying for you and your growing family!
    Mary Elizabeth