Our church recently hosted a Christmas celebration, and yours truly took part in the play production as.... Did Mia play baby Jesus in the play? No, there was no live Jesus in this particular performance. But there were a few angels... Hosanna also performed a song on her harmonica. She recently received a tutorial book… Continue reading Happy Holidays from Mary and Joseph…er…the Steeles!
Today we celebrated our sweet and spunky Kathryn turning 5! This little girl is Miss Do-It-Myself, a natural leader, smart, and full of lots of emotions. Meanwhile, Little Mia turned 5 months on the 22nd. She is snuggly, sweet-tempered, and sleeps well most of the time.
It feels completely odd to be posting this the day after Christmas, when everyone else is putting up photos of adorable kids in front of glittering Christmas trees. I have no such photos just yet. We will be celebrating a week late this year – yes, that's allowed!– due to a number of social commitments.… Continue reading Better Late Than Never
I'm pretty sure I've never been as stretched as in this season of mothering six. Today, in a short window of time, someone stepped in dog poo, another someone spilled his plate on the floor (twice), my helper needed instructions, the baby was crying incessantly, a toddler was having meltdown, I needed to eat, and… Continue reading Growing Rich
For those of you interested in seeing baby pictures, here are some favorites from Mia's first month of life. Probably a few more than you bargained for! 😉 Mia is a good-natured little person and has adjusted well to her eating and sleeping routine. She's very strong, wanting to hold up her head and trying… Continue reading Our Mia
To quote a favorite childhood read, "Summer brings us many things..."
I have been wanting to write this post for a couple of weeks now! But due to ministry activities and lots and lots of doctor appointments, I haven't had much opportunity to write anything. So here's a quick pregnancy/baby update: How far along am I? At this writing I am 38 weeks, so on the… Continue reading Pregnancy Update
I remember a time when I felt very self-conscious living in a foreign country. (Okay, at times I still do!) It seemed I was always drawing unwanted attention to myself. Everything I did was apparently wrong. I made language mistakes. I'd say "thank you" too much or "excuse me" too much. I was too smiley.… Continue reading What Are You Carrying In Your Heart?
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