Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Haun Boys (plural)

Yes, as you may have heard, I am pregnant and expecting a little brother for Jett in February or March. We are so excited! After 6 years of trying to be pregnant, God has answered our (and countless others') prayers... And we are blessed, thankful, stunned, amazed, confused and happy!

Casey and I have both felt the weight of this gift and had very clear revelation from Jesus about His restoration in this entire process.

In recent years, Casey came to the realization that the older brother he never knew (who went to heaven before Casey was born) was a huge loss in his life. He grieved that loss with a depth of emotion he hadn't before experienced... Just knowing there could have been someone to have his back like only a big brother can do, that it could have been "the Haun boys" and even as he's walked through a difficult season, missing that advocate and voice of wisdom. Now, this is not to say that God hasn't been faithful to provide in other ways for these these needs in Casey's life, because He certainly has!

But at the sonogram where we learned that our next baby is a boy, I heard Jesus say that this baby is going to have a big brother - a big brother, who, because of his birthmother's courage and sacrifice, is the most wonderful, amazing gift in our lives to date! And a gift from God that, if his birthmother had followed the world's recommendations about how to deal with unexpected pregnancy, could easily not have been given at all. And now people will get to say, "Here come the Haun boys."

Here he is, friends:

Isn't he cute?! We're working on a name... Let you know what we come up with!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

And, I'm back...

Sort of. Sorry for the 7 month absence. My computer broke and, therefore, my whole system for uploading pictures with it. I haven't completely worked out my new system yet. But stay tuned! A lot has happened since January...

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Visiting the Stokes Family

We were feeling good enough to take a little weekend trip to Austin to visit our sweet friends! They showed us a good time (as always). Love them!

Happy Birthday to me :) Thanks to Morgan, Walter, Felicity and Nautica for their wonderful hospitality.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Birthday: Can I have a redo?

The sickness had the audacity to persist into my birthday week, so I'm going to celebrate again another week! We did have a wonderful dinner at the Hauns and I got to relax all day on my birthday with Morgan, Kaye, Betsy, Casey and Jett. Mo even gave me a manicure :) Thanks for making my day so fun, y'all!!

Thankful for many blessings on this birthday!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Pancakes, Celebrations and... another round of sickenss

We got to have a little fun before we were all sick with colds, sinus infections and bronchitis... Griffins came over for pancakes and we got to share Taco Diner with the Dreyers :)

Then we got to share lots of naps and snuggles, which is the only redeeming thing about sick days!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Happy Birthday, Michelle...

...from the Three Tenors sitting a bit too close on your spacious couch :) We had a great time celebrating our sweet friend, Michelle. She is such a kind and generous lady and we love her a bunch - especially Jett!

Monday, January 10, 2011


While I was in California, I missed the first snow of the year :( My boys got to play with the Griffins, Aunt Jen, the Hauns and Smiths and they had a blast - so glad!


Paige turned 33 on January 8 and I got to fly to California (by MYSELF!) to surprise her and say goodbye one more time before she headed to India. It was so fun... Pedicures, visiting, relaxing, cooking (Marci made sugar cookies!), just hanging out - the best!

Paige and Sean sharing with their church about their upcoming adventure

Loved my time with friends. Loved reading on the plane! Thanks, Mo, for making it possible :)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Happy Birthday, Princess!

Betsy's 3... And she is most definitely a princess :) Love you, pretty girl.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Christmas (and New Year's) at Honey and Tatu's

So, stomach sickness continued to plague our Christmas :( This time Jeff and Casey were sick while the rest of us partied. It was not the same without them (or even with them - when they made the effort to join us, they were quite subdued).

Casey felt good enough to make a show of his REI women's biker pants Jeff got him...

Jett's favorite activity was watching Tatu's (very loud) train circle around the Christmas Tree. Unfortunately, no one could carry on conversation while it was going, so he didn't get to see it as much as he would have liked.


Words with Friends Challenge!!

Jett was missing his Daddy.

We always love our Christmas tradition at Honey and Tatu's house. We just wish we could have avoided sickness this year! We kept saying 'Merry Freakin' Christmas' anytime something went awry :)