Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Ah, How Great is God's Blessing!

"Ah, how great is God's blessing in marriage! How great a joy posterity affords a man! It certainly is the most delightful joy of parents!" 
-Martin Luther, What Luther Says #401

Ten months ago yesterday, we were blessed beyond comparison with the birth of our daughter, Eloise Joy.  The story of her early arrival and subsequent weeks in the hospital are told here and here.

Through the glass of her isolette

At two weeks old, we could hold her almost whenever we wanted to... We were longing to bring her home!

I love this picture. 
The doll to the left was the closest we could find to Eloise's birth size, and it was still too big!

Same baby, same carseat, ten months later!

She is just starting to play with her dolly.  (same dolly that out-sized and out-weighed her)

Giving kisses!

Our big girl!  Look at her go!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Fresh homegrown blueberries, anyone?

Here's my fresh fruit photo for Foto Friday at Renaissance.

These blueberries get more color daily!  I love blueberries, but I don't like to pay the exorbitant store prices for them, so I'm glad we have our own.  Maybe I'll get enough to be able to freeze some for winter use. 

These bushes have been here over thirty years, my mother in law told me.  Unfortunately, every couple of years a bush dies, so we are down to three.  We are planning to plant more, so that we can continue to enjoy them for many more years.  If you have any tips on planting blueberry bushes, I would love your input!