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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

A Few Photos

Joshua is getting bigger each day!  He brings such joy to our family, and we are very blessed by him.

Joshua is getting into EVERYTHING these day.  He brightens up our days with his smile and giggles in the mornings.

Lately Joshua is trying his hand at walking!  He pulls himself up on everything and anything. When he crawls, he does not like crawling on his knees, so he crawls like a crab!!  I have a video of him doing his crab crawling, that I plan on putting up as soon as blogger lets me!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

I'm Tagged

I've never been tagged before, but now that my sister-in-law Tiff has tagged me, I'm happy to try my hand at this "tagging" thing.

6 Random things about me:

1. I general hide the fact that I have a motorcycle, not just any bike but a Harley Davidson, and really enjoy riding it.
2. I would rather work hard, then take a vacation. Something about the way I was raised made me love hard work.
3. I enjoy sunsets, and on the same subject I enjoy sunrises.
4. I'd rather have a quite evening with the wife and my young son then doing anything else in the world. 
5. Cold mornings in the winter, when I don't want to get out of bed.
6. Music is the spirit of life.

I tag:
1. My mother (this should be interesting)
2. My younger brother Alex
3. My dad (come on this will be fun....)
4. Brother-in-law Caleb
5. Sister-in-law Abigail
6. Sister-in-law Melissa 

Note for those that don't have blogs, please leave you tag in the "Comment" box. 

Monday, November 24, 2008

Two Years!

It was two years ago today, that my father, Reverend James McDonald, placed my hand in Mr. Daniel J.K. Blanchard's.  It was on that day that my name became Mrs. Christa Marie McDonald Blanchard.

Within this past year, God has richly blessed the Daniel Blanchard family!  Allow me to share...

1. God has blessed Daniel and I in a way that is hard to explain.  God, has allowed us to trust, honor, and respect each other in times that are not difficult and in times that are difficult, and in times that we come together as a family to worship our Lord.

2. We patiently waited the arrival of our first baby.  Joshua was born into our family on February 28th.  He has been a blessings to Daniel and I as we watch him grow and we pray daily for our "pooh bear" that him might come to know our Lord and Savior and endeavor to follow after Him.

Happy 2nd Anniversary Daniel Dear!!


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Just A Little Too Big For Him

Joshua in Daddy's shirt.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Playing With Joshua

I took this with my phone!  Sorry it is slightly blurry! :-)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Two Of My Wonderful Sisters!

Today(October 22nd) is Jessica Nicole's birthday!  She is 18 years old, and a beautiful young lady!  Jessica has/is one of my best friends.  For awhile, Jessica and I shared a room.  We had times when we got along great, and we have had times when we were upset with one another and got onto each others nerves, but the most special time I remember with my sister, is those late nights when we could not sleep, we would talk and giggle.  And when the giggling would start, our door would soon be opened and either Mom or Dad would be in the doorway and say "Girl's, lights are out.  It is time to go to bed!".  I miss you Jessica, but I am grateful to the Lord for such a gift as you and to have been able to watch you blossom into a young lady!  May God bless you my Dear Sister!

As for Emma, time flew by, I was not able to wish this little girl a "Happy Birthday"!  Emma turned six on the 2nd of this month.  Emma is also one of my favorite sisters.  Where ever our family went, Emma was my little friend to keep an eye on.  I love you Emma, and Happy belated Birthday!

Monday, October 20, 2008


Joshua's Teeth

"Do I have enough toys out Mommy?"

Rough housing with Daddy

"I got Daddy pinned, Mommy"

"I like Daddy's hat!"

"Am I doing this right?"

"I like this!"

Monday, October 13, 2008

Our Kisser Bear

Joshua and Mommy at Olive Garden with Daddy

Thursday, October 2, 2008

I Have The Best Dad in the World!

I have been thinking about my dad often this past month, so I thought I would tell you how much I love him!

Even though I am married, I am still his little girl and miss him very much! There are times when I sit at the kitchen table and cry because I miss him so much. Daniel (who is such a wonderful husband) just holds me and lets me cry. My dad is such a great and God honoring man! I am glad that God has blessed me with such a father, and the twenty two years I was in his home.

Recently, I came across this song (You Can Let Go by Crystal Shawanda) and it brought tears to my eyes...

Wind blowin' on my face
Sidewalk flyin' beneath my bike
A five year-old's first taste
Of what freedom's really like
He was runnin' right beside me
His hand holdin' on the seat
I took a deep breath and hollered
As I headed for the street


You can let go now, Daddy
You can let go
Oh, I think I'm ready
To do this on my own
(It's still) (It still feels) a little bit scary
But I want you to know
I'll be okay now, Daddy
You can let go

I was standin' at the altar
Between the two loves of my life
To one I've been a daughter
To one I soon would be a wife
When the preacher asked, 'Who gives this woman?'
Daddy's eyes filled up with tears
He kept holdin' tightly to my arm 'Til I whispered in his ear

(Repeat Chorus)

It was killin' me to see
The strongest man I ever knew
Wastin' away to nothin'
In that hospital room
'You know he's only hangin' on for you'
That's what the night nurse said
My voice and heart were breakin'
As I crawled up in his bed, and said

You can let go now, Daddy
You can let go
Your little girl is ready
To do this on my own
It's gonna be a little bit scary
But I want you to know
I'll be okay now, Daddy
You can let go You can let go

I Love you Daddy!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Daniel and I like to walk every night, but due to my allergies, we have to walk indoors.  So, the past week we have been walking through the mall.  Although, we like the outdoors better!

We walked past a baby studio and I just wanted to see how much their prices were since we really needed to get Joshua's pictures done and a family picture (we still do not have one!).  So, after talking with this lady, we were about to leave, when she asked us to stay for a little bit and she would do a free sitting with us and we would have a free 5x7 and to view our photo's online as well.  Who could pass up a deal?

Below are the pictures that we choose.  We are still going to set up an appointment and get some nicer ones! :-)

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Guess What!?

Joshua's first tooth came in today!  I will try and get some pictures up!

Until then, y'all have a wonderful Sabbath day tomorrow!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Our Internet Is Back!

The first two pictures are to show you that his hair is turning blonde!  Just like Mommy's!  :-)

Joshua cuddled up in the blanket I made for him

Monday, September 8, 2008

Please Pray

Joshua is still having seizures!  He latest one happened today!  And he has already had some other ones this month!  He is also teething, so he is very, very fussy lately.  Please pray, that the Lord's will, will be done in this area in our life, and that we remain strong in trusting God with our little ones life!  He is in control!

Saturday, August 30, 2008

The Big Boy Is 6 Months Old!

Yes, Joshua just turned a half a year old this past Thursday!  It is hard to think that in just 6 more months he will be a year old! :-(  I thought I would list a couple of things that he is doing right now!

* Sitting on his own
* Eating 2 jars of baby food each day
* Loves his voice
* Sings with Mommy on the piano
* Loves playing with Daddy

Oh, and I can not forget, sleeping in his Johnny Jump Up!  Twice this week I have put him in his jumper so I can get a couple of things done around the apartment.  I can watch and hear him jump to his hearts content.  And all the sudden, he is quiet and I go to check on him and he is out! :-)

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Friday, August 8, 2008

Praise The Lord!

We received Joshua's EEG scan test result this afternoon, and it came back normal, so we are finished with testing and we do not need to do a MRI!!  Praise God!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

One Test Down

Joshua did wonderful for this test, even though he was so sleepy and ready to go to sleep.  He did not cry at all while we were there!  He was so brave!  When they allowed him to sleep, he did not waste any time! :-)  We should get the test results no later than Friday!

Joshua just finished getting all the wires on his head

Wrapping his head, so he does not pull on the wires

Snuggling with Mommy and ready to go to sleep

How do I look Daddy?

Cuddling with Daddy and waiting to get his hair washed