Monday, July 28, 2008

The boys are Baptized

What a special weekend we have had. Both Benjamin and Ethan were water baptized. Unlike some Christian denominations that practice infant baptism, we believe that a person should be baptized when they are old enough to understand what it means and to make the decision for themselves. Therefore when our children are infants we dedicate them to God and promise to raise them according to the bible and the teachings of Christ. The boys have been asking us for a while if they could be baptized, and we have had numerous conversations over the last year talking about what it means. It was such an emotional time to see them enter the pool and be baptized by there grandpa(Papa) and dad(Chris). We are so proud of both of them, it is a privilege, and joy to be there parents. It was great to have all the grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends there. Our church had rented the pool so afterwards we had ice cream and a pool party, we swam until 10:30pm. What a great night!!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

What's with that heading?

When I was thinking about what to put as our header, I started thinking about what moments of time in our family are the most meaningful, and two jumped out right away.

Firstly, evening walks. One thing we love to do as a family, is go on walks after dinner. Sometimes the boys ride bikes, scooters, or skateboard. We push Mia in her car and off we go across the street where there is a quiet neighborhood on a lake. It is always a time of laughter, and chatting, seeing bugs, spiders, sometimes geese, and turtles, and in the summer chasing fire flies. On a walk recently, it had started to rain very lightly, but we decided to go anyway. Well about half way through the sky opened up and it started to pour, and thunder. We immediately started running, we were soaked by the time we got home, but everyone was laughing so hard. As we ran into our driveway a rainbow appeared next to our house. You couldn't have written a more perfect moment.

Secondly, bedtime talks. This is probably obvious to all the other parents out there. This is the time of day when everyone settles down, and you capture those moments of vulnerability. When sometimes the deep questions are asked, when there are moments you get to see deeper into your children's thoughts and hearts. Most nights we read the bible to them and pray together. Some nights settling down never seems to come, they are still so wound up from the day. But no matter how that time goes, there is always the big hugs and one more kiss, the stuff that melts any parents heart.


Ok, so I managed to ge the pics downloaded, I just wanted them below the text, not before, I'll have to practice a little more.

Still trying to get used to his blogging thing...

Ok so it's been a while since I posted, so I thought I had better enter something. When I start something new I tend to want to make it perfect, and learn how to do everything right away. So instead of actually blogging I have been consumed with trying to work out all the ins and outs. I am trying to learn how to design my page, I have visited so many fun looking blogs, I just want to know how they do it. I just need to remember that although the page design is fun, the whole point of doing this is the actual enteries!!!

Anyway I am tring to learn how to download pics, so here are a few from our beach trip over July 4th.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

The best Hubby in the world

So I have been working a marathon at the hospital this week - 56hours. All night shifts. Well today was shift 4 of 5, and when I left for work there was a card on my front seat from Chris saying how much he loved and appreciated me, and a few other things I won't repeat!! When I'm working he is home with the kiddies, so I know he has it no easier. It made my day - he is such a great husband and dad. Love you babe!!! I guess I should mention for those of you who may not know I am a pediatric nurse, and although it may be crazy at times to work and be a mom, I feel very blessed to be able to have a job doing something I love.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Hear I go.....

Ok, so this is my first time blogging, ever. So far I have spent most of my time trying to work out how to design my page. This is no where near the final result, but I am having fun trying different ideas.
So why start a family blog. I guess the idea started during the adoption process of our precious daughter, Mia from China, two years ago. During that process we created an adoption website, so that friends and family could follow our journey to Mia. I enjoyed posting updates of not only our journey, but the daily in's and out's of the Yeatts family, which then consisted of me, my wonderful husband Chris and our two terrific boys, Benjamin and Ethan. On returning from China a year ago we stopped posting on the website and eventually closed it down. Since then I have contemplated the idea of starting a blog so friends and family could continue to check in on our crazy family, but hadn't had the time to really start. I fineally feel like we are hiting our stride and have adjusted to being a family of five, so I decided why not give it a try.