It's just the sweetest sound in the world! Can't get enough of it!!!
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Earlier this week we got the opportunity to get some Christmas pictures taken of Hannah and of us as a family. I work with a gal and Kev and I have become good friends with her and her husband. Her husband has a passion for photography and we were his willing guinea pigs! He captured some wonderful moments and I thought I'd post some of them here. Hope you all enjoy!
Hannah sitting in my lap
Hannah and her Daddy
sitting in front of the tree
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
I wanted to post a little blog about the Christmas program that I took Hannah to last Sunday. Her cousins, Carrson and Briea, participated in their school's Christmas program. Carrson and Briea go to a Christian daycare center and every year the teachers work with the kids and put on a wonderful Christmas program for their families. This year both Carrson and Briea had speaking parts and were up on the stage for the entire show.
They both did wonderfully! We were a little worried about Carrson as he developed a small case of stage fright right before the program was supposed to start. However, our worry was in vain. Once he got out there he did wonderfully! His class started out the show with a little poem to welcome everyone. Each child was a letter that spelled out welcome, Briea was the E and Carrson was the '!' at the end. However, after he ended the poem and welcomed everyone, he decided to place himself next to his good friend Shaun so they spelled "WELCO!ME". It's things like that that make those programs so precious.
Both Carrson and Briea new all the words and motions to the songs. They did a wonderful job and we couldn't be more proud.
I'd like to add a special note that Briea was wearing a beautiful sparkly dress that twirled fabulously with matching sparkly shoes, which she pulled off fabulously. ( we all know that sparkles can't be pulled off by just anybody). Carrie, thank you so much for inviting us to be a part of such a wonderful day. I can't wait til it's Hannah up there in her sparkly, twirly dress.
To end this blog I've posted the lyrics to one of the songs that the kids sang. I'm not sure who wrote the song, all the lyric sites I found simply said that the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir performed it. A truly wonderful reminder of what Christmas is all about.
Jesus I love You!
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
I've been watching on the news how our economy is suffering and what an awful Christmas this is going to be. While the troubled economy affects us all in one way or another, it shouldn't have an impact on celebrating Christmas! One of the things I want to make sure Hannah knows is that Christmas is a celebration of the Savior's birth. It is not about the gifts she may find under the tree. The true gift is Jesus! When I think of all the traditions I want to pass on to my baby girl, I want to make sure she understands and LOVES the true meaning of Christmas. That's something a suffering economy has no impact on.
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son that whosoever believeth in Him should not parish but have everlasting life." John 3:16
Monday, December 1, 2008
Alice, Riley, Hannah and Kevin
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. This year has been a whirlwind and full of many blessings for the Hoffmann family. Among the many blessings we find ourselves so thankful for is, of course, family.
This Thanksgiving was spent at my Aunt and Uncle's home in Davis. A great time was had by all! Hannah got to meet her 2nd cousin Riley, who is about 8 months old. It was amazing to see this little guy sitting on his blanket playing with toys and interacting with everyone. I just kept looking at Hannah thinking, "that's going to be you soon!" Hard to believe how quickly they grow.
My prayer is that this holiday season finds you all healthy and happy. I hope that you all take the time daily to count your own blessings and think of all the ways the Lord has blessed your lives.
"Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow.”
~Edward Sandford Martin