Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Steven's Second 1st Christmas

We had a wonderful Christmas day with the Thurman side of our family. Steven started to get a little more interested in the wrapping paper and presents (or anything that he thought he might could get in his mouth).

Christmas Morning

Opening my stocking with Dad

Opening my presents with Mom

All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth?

The Week Before Christmas

Mom had the most wonderful time dressing me up....

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Help our good friends in Peru!

During this Christmas season, if you happen to have money lying around and you’re wondering where you can send it (where it will actually make a difference), please consider supporting the ministry of our good friends in Peru. John Ferguson was our college minister at Texas A&M (he also officiated at our wedding). Last summer, he, his wonderful wife Heather, and their 5 great kids picked up and moved to Peru. They now work full-time training Peruvian pastors to minister to college students there. John & Heather have to raise all of their own support, which as you can imagine is no easy task. Please consider supporting their ministry to the people of Peru.


Gifts can be sent to:

Christian Missionary Society

P.O. box 2051

Statesboro, GA 30459

(memo: “Ferguson Family Support”)


And you can find out more about the Fergusons and their ministry here:



. . . and here: http://perumission.org/content/posts/ferguson-family4.php


Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Steven's First 1st Christmas

We had Christmas with the Wimberlys last Sunday, December 17, so that we could all have Christmas together as a family. We had so much fun with it being Steven and Saige's first Christmas- I think we had more fun than they did! Steven was very calm for pictures in Santa Popo's lap, but soon after was a little overwhelmed by all the commotion. He sat very contently in Popo's lap (minus the Santa suit) while Mommy and Daddy opened his presents. He did like his chair; although, he kept looking around like he didn't know what all the fuss was about. He was not at all interested in the wrapping paper or bows but that just left more presents for Mommy to open! Yea! I'll enjoy while I can.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Christmas Letter

Merry Christmas! We decided to post our Christmas letter on our blog this year. This way, the people who want to read it can, and those who don’t won’t feel guilty for throwing the letter away without looking at it.

This year has been rich with blessings. We started the year with a bang by finding out that we were pregnant on New Year’s Day. We only waited until the next weekend to tell our families and a few weeks to announce the news to everyone else. We had started “just looking” at houses in late fall, but now began looking with new interest imagining ourselves as a family of three. This made it an especially busy month with Charlton’s litigation training, which culminated in a week-long mock trial during the last week of January.

We found the perfect house and moved in mid-April. I was finally in the second trimester and feeling much better with the morning sickness behind me. I acted as the supervisor while Charlton and our families worked hard to move us in. Charlton took a week of vacation to help us get settled in. We have loved being in our first home, and continually talk about how much God has blessed us.

Summer began, and of course, it just got hotter by the day, and I followed suit. I’ve always been very cold-natured; one of the biggest daily adjustments to married life for me was feeling like I was living in an igloo so that Charlton wasn’t sweating. I knew I was “really pregnant” the morning I woke up to find that my husband had the sheet AND comforter pulled up to his chin. June brought much joy to my heart as I watched my little sister become a beautiful blushing bride. I was her matron of honor, and being the only pregnant attendant, I wore a "special" gown. The neatest part about it was that Steven actually got to be a part of the big family event. Charlton was busy at work throughout most of the summer. I kept myself busy at home preparing for the little guy and enjoying my free time. We did, however, make time for a “babymoon” over July 4th weekend; we went back to Philadelphia and had a wonderful time catching up with our friends there.

By the time August and September rolled around, I was feeling very uncomfortable and HUGE! Steven Mark was born on September 2nd at 9:10 pm. He weighed 8 pounds and was 20 ½ inches long (for more details, scroll down and read the post from that week). My doctor held him up for me to see and all I saw was a much shorter Charlton. Steven has been such a joy to both of us. Work slowed down for Charlton at just the right time, and he was able to spend 8 days with us to help us transition into life at home. It was great to have him all to ourselves. He is so amazing with Steven, and never hesitated during those early days but just jumped right into whatever the situation called for. He has always been the rock to my roller coaster and this time was no exception.

The last three months have been a challenge (to say the least) but a wonderful blessing to our family. Steven has grown so much and is doing so many things that it is hard for us to remember that it’s ONLY been 3 ½ months since he was born. He has been such a good and happy baby that it makes me a little nervous to think about what our next child might have in store for us. But for now we’re basking in the glow of our beautiful baby boy. Please continue to check our blog to see what 2007 holds for our family.

May God bless you in the coming year. Merry Christmas to All!

Saturday, December 16, 2006

3 Months Old

I'm three and a half months old now, and look what I can do....
I can blow bubbles,
bring my hands together and play with them,
hold and shake my rattle,
practice sitting up,
and look cute (oh, wait, I already did that!).

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Daddy's birthday

Happy (late) birthday to Daddy who turned 29 on November 30. He still had to go to work that day, but I managed to get a picture with him in my pjs before he left. Next year's the BIG 3-0!

Giving Thanks

I bet you can guess what we are thankful for....our beautiful baby boy! We spent Thanksgiving with our families. On Thursday, we were with the Thurmans, and Friday with the Wimberlys. I want to send a special thank you out to my mom and Brenda for what a big help they have been since Steven was born. Thank you, thank you for all the food you've brought, clothes you've washed and folded, and sleep you helped me get. We could not have survived the first three months without you!
Here are some pictures with my family that I've been slow to post.

End of a long, but fun, holiday!

Aunt Lindsay and Uncle Kyle couldn't be with us on Thanksgiving Day (we missed you!) but they came to celebrate Lindsay's birthday and Steven's baptism the weekend before. Lindsay didn't even mind that Steven stole a little of the limelight (ok, a lot of it)- she's such a great Aunt! These are pictures from her family birthday party.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Steven's Baptism 11.19.06

Steven was baptized yesterday by my Dad, or as we know him now, Pappa. It was so exciting and special to us that he performed the ceremony and introduced Steven into our covenant family. In true Wimberly style (wanting him to be as boyish as possible), we dressed him in his own white dress shirt, navy slacks, and tie. Steven was wonderful the whole service and very calm when Pappa sprinkled the water on his cute, hairy head.
Dad hands him off to Pappa.

Pappa introduces Steven to the congregation. He is reading a description of him that we wrote: "Steven is a happy, alert, and expressive little man with awesome hair."

The Wimberly Men

A proud Mommy and Daddy

The entire Thurman Family

With Aunt Lindsay and Uncle Kyle

With Aunt Jenn and (soon-to-be Uncle) Evan

Saturday, November 18, 2006

My First Haircut

I got my first haircut today at 11 weeks! The barber suggested that we just trim the back and sides since cutting the top right now would make me look like a porcupine. It took three people to distract me while he cut my hair, but at least I'll look dashing for my baptism tomorrow.