Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Ezra Jos

Here are some of my favorite photos that Melissa took of Ezra for his birth announcements. Enjoy!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

"Love is the extremely difficult realization that something other than oneself is real."

-Iris Murdoch

Announcing the newest member of our family

Ezra Jos Wakeland

May 15, 2009

8 lbs. 8 oz.

20 inches

Monday, April 13, 2009


I grew up in the country in a small town. I'm so glad I married Heath because he and his family are just the same way. So this is how most of our holidays are spent...with our kids running around on lots of land, chasing dozens of cousins.

Oh and PS - If you're wondering what in the world our son is's his outfit that we had made for him in Nigeria! He's our pale little African boy!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Camp Out!

Here are some pics from our little friend Zac's 6th birthday party! As Heath and I were standing around enjoying the campfire, the guitar-playing, the s'mores and the company, I realized that just one year ago, none of these people were in our lives. And right then and there I stopped and thanked God for what he has done in the past year to bring so many new friends into our lives. It's amazing what can happen when you put yourself right in the middle of your culture...whether that's your neighborhood, your kid's school, your work-place or your faith community. Relationships are so's how lives are changed. Think about it...

Happy Birthday Zac!

Brian with his fancy beer holster! So Texan!

S'mores! Mmmm!

This is Corban's best buddy Jacob enjoying a glow wand!

Chloe doin' her diva pose!

Marshmallow Kisses for Daddy!

Alvar and Chris singing by the campfire. They were great!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Spring Break!!

Here's a little recap of what the Wakelands were up to over Spring Break!


My beautiful cousin Ashley got married! I had really hoped to let her meet my brother in law...but oh well, I guess her new husband does seem pretty great too! Unfortunately I'm running out of beautiful, single cousins and friends! Looks like I'm destined to never have any nieces or nephews...or sister-in-laws! :)


I made this quilt for Aaron & Janna's son who is coming right around the same time that our little one will be arriving. Aaron is one of Heath's cousins - They had a super-fun baby shower at an ice cream parlor in Frisco.

Then we went to another wedding - This one was for two of our friends from Mosaic - Zak & Lisa. It was fantastic!


What a great "mom-moment!" Heath and I took our kids to the park and he taught Chloe how to ride her two-wheel bike! She picked it up immediately! I couldn't believe it! I had my camera and was snapping away and just crying because I was so proud of her! It's moments like these that make you so happy to be a parent!


Dinosaur Valley State Park! Even though I couldn't fully participate in all the dinosaur-track hunting...I still had a great time documenting this little Spring Break Roadtrip!

And on Thursday night we had a pizza-making movie night with our good buddy Daniel!