Thursday, November 27, 2008

Miracle on 34th Street

That's right...our little miracle celebrated her first Thanksgiving on 34th Street. We went to my (Kris') office for a breakfast buffet and prime window viewing of the parade. Sadie was a little angel and though we're not too sure she caught much of the parade, she sure seemed to enjoy the thrill of it all. Brett and I loved it - I remember watching the parade as a kid and wondering who was lucky enough to be in the windows along the parade route. Who knew I would be so lucky?

Our first Thanksgiving as a family of three.

Hanging out by the window as Buzz Lightyear flew by.

Buzz was cool, but Kermit put her right to sleep.

Some other shots of the parade. Note that we were right in front of the finishing line at Macy's so we got to see all the performances as well as hear Matt, Meredith and Al over the loadspeaker.

In the afternoon we enjoyed a fabulous dinner with friends.

This Thanksgiving we're especially grateful for our beautiful little girl and the joy and new perspective she brings to us.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Meeting an Apostle

Today we were privileged to attend a special Stake Conference for the Manhattan Stake where Elder Jeffrey R. Holland (for those unfamiliar with the LDS church, we have a prophet at the head of the church and twelve apostles just as in the times of Christ. Elder Holland is one of the twelve apostles of our day.) spoke to us. His words were so uplifting, especially in such a tumultuous time. His was a message of great hope and as I heard him and watched him interact with the individual members, I knew he was an apostle of the Lord.

We decided to stick around and meet Elder Holland. We were toward the back of the line, so it took a while, but it was well worth the wait. He was so kind and personal. Here is the conversation that ensued:

Elder Holland: "Thank you for sticking around so long. Who is this?"
Kris: "This is Sadie."
Elder Holland: "Well, isn't she just cuter than a koala bear! How old is she?"
Brett: "Seven weeks."
Elder Holland: (directed at me) "And you're already out and about?!?!"
Kris: "Well we had to come meet Elder Holland."
Brett: "You are the first apostle Sadie has met."
Elder Holland: (laughs)
Kris: "Yes, you made her calendar of firsts!"

So there you have it - as spoken by an apostle of the Lord...Sadie is cuter than a koala bear and I'm doing pretty good if Elder Holland was impressed that I was out and about!

Note: we took this picture right when we got home to document her 'bear suit' that triggered the comment

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Quick update

There are many a post in progress, but just had to get a few pictures up for the grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends asking for pictures. Sadie has been keeping busy so she has a lot to report on. Unfortunately she is keeping us so busy that we haven't had much of a chance to sit down and document it all.

Here are some of our favorite head shots from the past few weeks...she is even starting to smile (though we've had a hard time capturing it). We're just loving having our little girl around!