Hello my dear friends,
This year I wanted so much to send each of you a Christmas card with a cute little note. But I just don't have it in me. Normally I make the card and get it all ready to go with stamps, return address, and labels. Then my handsome hubby puts all of addresses on them and puts them in the mailbox. But alas, he is studying for finals... yes, again. And I am tired!! Did I tell you that I am expecting Dean baby #4?? Hence the lack of posting... and the lack of my presence anywhere really. BUT, I am feeling much much better these days. I am into the second trimester now. Hallelujah! We are very excited to welcome another red head, most likely right? Especially the other children. Luci devised a plan just the other night as she and Elijah sneakily cleaned the kitchen for me. As I was thanking them she said, "Hey! now that we will have 4 kids in our family it will be much easier to clean the house together! Now we can do ALL the work for you mom. And I if you keep having more babies, soon I will even be able to change the poopy diapers!" YES! I love this girl. Elijah agrees with Luci, and follows her orders. Well, depending on his mood.
Anyway, back to the cute little note that you will not be getting in your mailbox...
This Christmas we are so grateful for the Lord's hand in our lives. Without which we would NOT be able to pay a mortgage, and rent, and be able to live in this wonderful, and expensive city. Miracles people, miracles every day. We are also grateful for the angels that surround us... YOU! We hope you know that you are loved by us, and more importantly by our Savior Jesus Christ. May you remember his unconditional love for you and for others this season and new year.
With all our love,
The Deans Jacob, Danielle, Luci (5), Elijah (3), Mary Jane (1), and... little bun in the oven (due in May)
Friday, December 6, 2013
Hello my dear friends,
Posted by Danielle at 11:53 AM
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Mary Jane, MJ, Janey, Janers, Janey Bop, Jane Jane, Jane, Janes, Baby Jane...
Being the mother of these three children is hard. But that's what I am here for. To take the challenge and to succeed. My children need me, and boy do I need them. I am so grateful for a loving Heavenly Father that won't leave me comfortless. A Father that doesn't leave me to my own devices... because then, I would fail. I know I won't fail if I strive to follow Him, and that doesn't mean being perfect, it means trying. He knows my heart and he answers my prayers. He guides my paths as I seek him. I know that's true. Do you?
Hopefully I get around to a special post for Janey, because this is not it. But here is at least one picture of her! :).
Posted by Danielle at 5:23 PM
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
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Wednesday, April 17, 2013
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Monday, April 15, 2013
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Sunday, March 10, 2013
Try that though when you've just spent all morning cleaning the church, and scrubbing your house (with a baby strapped to your chest and a toddler hanging on your leg with your husband out of town) til' it sparkled for an open house. Then literally just seconds after your handsome 3 year old wakes up he pees on the floor, gets out a bunch of toys to show the realtor, and then... your car won't start. So you pack up your littles and walk to the library to chill for 2 hours... not mention no one actually shows up at the open house.
I am so grateful that it was a beautiful day outside and that we had to walk. Otherwise I think all of those events would have made me crazy. But, Heavenly Father knows what we need. I needed a walk to the park and a gyro at Baba's grill with my little man. I wish I would have brought my camera! Mary Jane let out the most wonderful laughing fit ever while she watched Eli swing, it sounded exactly like Luci. Little twinners I tell ya, except Mj might even be louder than Luci was. Especially her screech.
And so my friends a walk, some laughs, some food, and then it was all better! I am excited for what happens next, and I know I can handle it! So bring on the rain! I know Heavenly Father sends us trials... seemingly small, and seemingly large... to make us stronger. Flying on a plane across the country this winter with 3 small children taught me that, yesterday taught me that. Oh to be a mother :)
Posted by Danielle at 12:07 PM
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
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