Friday, December 6, 2013

This Christmas

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)

9 comments:

Drew & Becky said...

WOW!!!! What great news!!! Congrats you guys!

Diane said...

Congratulations! I'm so excited for you! Good thing you have such good helpers to assist you while you're getting ready for another little one.

B.H. said...

Beautiful picture and message. And your kids say the cutest things!

Brittany

Rachel said...

Cute family pic and congrats on the 4th baby! Your kids are the cutest redheads. And I am amazed at Luci's willingness to change poopy diapers. You are a lucky mommy!

Rachel said...

Cute pic and congrats! You have the cutest redhead kids. I am amazed at Luci's willingness to change poopy diapers. What a champ. You are a lucky mommy. Nice to hear from you!

Jessie Eyre said...

Darling!!! Its so fun to see your face and all of these beautiful children!!! Congrats to you on such a gorgeous family!

-Jessie (Nichols) Eyre

Heather T. E. Hand said...

Congratulations on baby #4... not that much harder than having three I assure you. I had to laugh reading this because my children are SURE I had them just so they could do the chores that need to be done. :) Your picture is beautiful... thank you for sharing. Have a very Merry Christmas.

Marissa said...

Congratulations Danielle! You are such a good, cute mom. Dean baby number 4 is going to be so lucky to join your family. Merry Christmas to you guys too! Also, I saw you are friends with Elder Woestman. Is he from your ward in Ohio? He is serving in our ward and is such a good missionary!

Kaye said...

You are all so darling! It was fun to chat and catch up tonight - sorry I kept you up so late!! Can't wait for you and Amy to have baby "cousins"!!

Have a wonderful Christmas! Love you! Kaye