Found this sign on side of road to Ruidoso

Found this sign on side of road to Ruidoso
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you HOPE and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Busy December






We hope this day finds you filled with many blessings! December has been so crazy around our house, from finalizing Britten's adoption, to Britten's First Christmas, to planning her GOTCHA Day Celebration, but it is all worth it and we feel very blessed during all the craziness! Looking back over the past five months, I never would have thought last Christmas that this Christmas we would have our own little family. GOD is one amazing man who has filled a void that I had for such a long time. Britten is the one little precious and beautiful baby that has given us many blessings and I wouldn't have been possible without "C." We love you and thank GOD for you daily! What an amazing journey it has been!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Britten Karson Marshall






Just wanted to share more pictures with you. ENJOY!

Blessing the past five months!






Okay, so it’s been 2 MONTHS since I’ve posted anything! We both apologize BIG TIME! Things are a going great and we are so blessed! Time for writing has been squeezed a little! ;-) So here’s the run-down on the last 2 months…a Cliff’s Notes version:

September 29 – Britten had her 2-month Dr. appointment and had her first set of shots. It was VERY hard for mommy and hearing Britten cry like that was heart-breaking. The good thing is it only lasted about a minute and she went right to sleep for like 6 hours! She weighed in at 11 lbs 4 oz and was 23.6” long.

September 30 – Britten belted out her first real laugh…a belly laugh and had a bath in her own pink bathtub.

October 4 – Mommy went back to work…A VERY HARD DAY for everyone!

October 7 – 3 MONTHS OLD!

October 18 – We started adding rice cereal to the bottles. Britten is an eating machine! Nothing seemed to make her full, but the cereal did the trick!

October 24 – Mommy and Daddy dedicated Britten to the Lord at our church during the morning service with several other babies. It was a special day with all the family in attendance! Also, cousin Braelei taught Britten to pull her zebra pull-toy on her car seat! Now she does it non-stop every time she’s in there!

October 29 – Dressed up as a lady bug, Britten went trick or treating with cousins Holly and Hannah at the Ranching Heritage Center with what seemed like 10,000 other people and there kids!

October 30 – First time to drink from a BIG 8 oz bottle!

October 31 – First Halloween…not much going on here…just stayed in and hung with cousins Brooks, Holly and Hannah!

November 7 – 4 MONTHS OLD! Wow, time is flying!

November 12-14 – Went to Perryton for the second time. Started rolling back and forth and slept through the night by herself on a big-girl bed…TWICE!

November 15 – Dad put together a new toy…The Exercaucer! Britten loves it!

November 17 – Ate rice cereal from a spoon and bowl for the first time!

November 24 – 4 month Dr. appointment and 2nd round of shots. Britten was 14 lbs 2 oz and 25.8” long! 50th percentile for weight and 90th percentile for length! Dr. said she could start her 1st Foods, so she had sweet potatoes for the first time…ate the whole jar!

November 25 – First Thanksgiving!
November 28 – New food…Squash!

That brings everyone up to date so far. Britten isn’t far from sitting up on her own…she tries every time she’s on her back. We haven’t quite figured out the sleep-schedule, but we’re diligently working on it and we’ve almost got it! She can get up on all 4’s for a few seconds, so a little rocking and crawling isn’t very far away either! Whew! She’s growing and developing so fast! She’s so long that most baby clothes for her stage are too short…so we have to go bigger and her skinny little body gets swallowed!

We’re so happy and blessed with Britten in our lives! We can’t believe her first Christmas is already here and she’s no longer a new-born! Hopefully we won’t wait so long to update next time! ;-)

Blessings to everyone and have a Merry Christmas!

Jason, Kara and Britten