Saturday, July 16, 2011

Look Who's Back on the Mantle

In our home, we love Willow Tree figurines.  Though simple and expressionless, these statues tell such a beautiful story.  {They also make the perfect gift for close friends and family members}.  We enjoy adding to our collection as our family grows and changes. 

Our mantle showcases our small--yet growing--Willow Tree family. 

Of course, we have a husband and wife:

For those who have found their true partner in love and life
And a Mommy and baby:

"Child of my Heart"
Child of the world, into my heart you came.
Bringing sun into my life, making family our name.
And, making her return after a 16-month hiatus, a pregnant Mommy:

Awaiting a Miracle
That's right, I am pregnant!  Luke and I are very excited!  Augustine has no clue what is going on.  I have told him on a couple of occassions that there is a baby in my tummy, but he just looks at me with a "Huh?" face.  I am almost 13 weeks along, and the baby is due on January 26th.  We appreciate any and all prayers you offer up for us in the coming months. 

Now that the news is "blog official," I will be back-publishing a couple posts I have written on the issue over the past few months.  And be warned that this baby may be the subject matter of many a blog to come...

I can't wait to add this to our collection!:
Quietly encircled by love


  1. OH MY GOODNESS!! Congrats to you and Luke! Many prayers your way Mama. That's so stinkin' exciting ;^)

  2. Congratulations!! So exciting!

  3. Congrats! This is such exciting news! Wishing you and your family all the best! - Trista

  4. Congrats! this is so exciting!

  5. How exciting! I can't wait to hear all the baby updates, and see pictures of the little one when he/she arrives. Praying for you to have a happy and healthy pregnancy!

  6. This is so exciting!! I'm sorry I didn't read this before our YA meeting, but I'm so happy for you both! Well, I'm happy for all FOUR of you!

  7. How exciting! So happy for you and Luke! The Staples will be praying for you! Another little cute baby is coming into this world...LOVE it!!!!