Thursday, December 10, 2009

Advent Blessing

I am constantly amazed and humbled by the goodness and greatness of our God! Once again our family has been been blessed with a new little soul to love, guide and give glory to God! Yes, we are expecting baby #3. Baby Pohlmeier is expected to arrive around June 9, so that makes me about 14 weeks into the pregnancy. I am very thankful to be finished with my first trimester, and hoping for a renewal of energy in the coming weeks! However, with two toddlers in the house that might not happen!

One of my favorite memories of my previous pregnancies, has been experiencing the Advent Season while pregnant. There are so many parallels between pregnancy and Advent, and being pregnant during Advent has always been a deep spiritual experience for me. A few weeks ago a priest from our diocese gave a wonderful homily discussing the similarities between Advent and pregnancy. He has graciously allowed me to share his homily here, as it puts into words much more eloquently than me the beautiful connections between Advent and pregnancy! Enjoy!

Ultrasound @ 10 weeks

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Holiday Baking

We are very excited to be celebrating this Advent and Christmas Season in our first home. It is also the first year that Isaac has had any idea about what is going on, and he is actually anticipating Christmas! Clare on the other-hand is basically clueless.

One tradition that I started for our family is weekly holiday baking. Once a week we plan on gathering as a family, listening to some classic holiday tunes, and baking some delicious treats. Last night we had our first baking night where we made Holiday Kiss Cookies. Issac and Clare both enjoyed helping mommy and daddy prepare these scrumptious treats.

Setting up

Isaac helping add ingredients.

Clare licking the peanut butter spoon!

Isaac mixing the dough!

Rolling the dough into balls

Isaac and mommy

Jason, trying to be cute and funny, took pictures through the window of our "storybook Christmas."

The finished product

Enjoying a cookie, hot chocolate, and a holiday video

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

December Calendar

Just in case you want to know what we are up to this month, here is our family calendar! We are going to be very busy, but I am so excited to do so many fun things as a family!