Friday, January 7, 2011

Hello again!

Hi again after a looong time! A lot has happened since I posted last! I am going to try to be better about posting at least twice a week. A new year and a lot of new challenges to face. We welcomed our 7th child on December 22, 2010 @ 4:14 AM. Weighing 7 lbs. 10 oz. and measuring 18.5 inches, Holly Noelle is a blessing for sure! She is really growing fast and weighed in at 8 lb 4 oz after only 10 days. Yesterday she started to laugh and is getting personality already. Her brothers and sisters are very happy to have her here. She does pretty good with sleeping and the help I get from Hannah and some of the other kids makes all the other jobs so much easier. I am hoping to get caught up on sewing in the next couple of weeks so I can focus on stamping classes again.
Having 5 children in school is a full-time job, too. Hannah is in 9th grade and was just nominated for Honors classes. She is doing very well. Jonathan & Devon do not like school but have tolerated it a little better lately. Galen & Heidi are getting better at reading and enjoy school very much. They thought it was great when we took the family to the Keystone Farm Show on Wednesday. We now have enough pencils/pens/notepads/erasers to supply a whole class of 1st graders for a year or so! Well, that's it for today. Talk to you all soon!


thestampinglady said...

Hi Bethany, great to see you posting again. I loved reading about your kids and looking forward to seeing your artwork. Wishing you the best for 2011. Darlene L

Jean Fitch from jlfstudio said...

Congratulations Bethany! So glad you and the baby made it safely through. Family definitely comes first though your loyal readers will be ready and waiting when you find time to post. Glad the kids are all doing well. Looks like dad is a bit my English sister in law would say! LOL! Get some sleep so one day you'll have the energy to stamp!

Elizabeth said...

Bethany, Congratulations! She is so precious! Almost makes me want another. You are an amazing, very busy mom. I admire you. God bless you and your family!