Tuesday, April 24, 2012

My Entries for the Mermaid Project:
1.My yarn, "Water Baby"

2.The kids' coral reef mural.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Elowen's Due Date

"The Lord has promised good to me.
His word my hope secures.
He will my shield and portion be
as long as life endures."

These words from "Amazing Grace" were often in my thoughts last summer, as I waited to find out if I was pregnant. I hoped it would be true but knew that either way it would be the good that God had planned for my life.
Now here I am today, on my little girl's due date, and she is 17 days old. Truly, the Lord is good.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

And Elowen is Two Weeks Old

My mom is back, cuddling Elowen, playing with the other kids, cleaning, and sewing. It's so nice to have her here.

She brought down this sweet pink outfit my grandma made for Elowen.

Meanwhile, Jeremiah has been busy around the house. He discovered a rotten header in the garage and replaced it.

Then he painted the girls' room. (Next three pictures by Rohan.)

They saved a little window of the old paint job.

The girls love their new pink room.

Miah made some art yarn.

And last night, Elowen had her first bath. We put herbs in the water, and it smelled so good. She didn't fuss or cry at all. I think she liked it.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

About the Name

Elowen is a Cornish name, which means "elm tree." Alternatively, it could be connected to the Cornish male name, Alvin, of which a related feminine form is Elvina, my grandmother's name. The name Elvina means "elf friend." You can read more about Elowen here.
For Elowen's middle name, we wanted to name her after Jeremiah's grandmother, Velma Estelle. Estelle means "star."
We call her Elowen or Elowen Star. No nicknames.
Elowen's name verse is Daniel 12:3:
"Those who are wise shall shine
Like the brightness of the firmament,
And those who turn many to righteousness
Like the stars forever and ever."
Truly, these are things I do hope for my little girl as she grows up: that she will be wise, turn many to righteousness, and let her light shine as the stars for Jesus.

Saturday, April 14, 2012


Can you blame me?