Sunday, March 23, 2008

Thankful for the cross....

Daddy and Addelyn

Addelyn's first Easter

What a cute little bunny tail!

Sleeping bunny!

Beginning her days of reading

(I didn't get a picture of what she did next- stuck the book in her mouth of course!!!)

Mommy & Addelyn

What a great weekend, we had a chance to see some of our family and friends and celebrate Easter. Mark and I talked the other night...having a baby has given us a new picture of God's love. After church on Thursday night, Mark said, "Can you imagine sacrificing Addelyn for ANYONE in this world?" The thought actually chokes me up. And that is the love that God has for us...that He gave His only son for us. Pretty amazing love...Wow......It is hard to comprehend. We are so thankful.

Happy Easter to you all.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Addelyn wants to wish you all a Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!! (Thanks Ashley for the great bib and shirt!) :) We are having a great Monday. Aunt Jiller is visiting and hanging out tonight and then babysitting Addelyn tomorrow. Fun times! Have a great week!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

3 months old!

Our little girl is growing! She is 3 months old today. Crazy how much your life can change in just months. Our love for Addelyn grows every day!

I headed back to work last week. I'll be honest- it was a tough week. I love my job but it was hard to leave Addelyn. I'm adjusting more day by day. Mark and I both are excited at night when we pick her up is so good to see her little smiles. It has been fun, every day we are hearing more noises/cooing from her and seeing more smiles. Today she squealed and surprised us and I think she even surprised herself! :) She has also discovered her hands and we often catch her with a fist in her mouth.
We are still tired and hoping for more nights of more sleep soon but we are doing well and loving life!

Friday, March 7, 2008

New friend, Boaz Bartlett

Our friends Luke and Becky Bartlett had their little boy, Boaz Bartlett, in February. The other night we had the chance to hang out and Addelyn and Boaz reclined in the chairs together! :)

First Trip to Perry, IA

Addelyn took her first overnight road trip last weekend to visit Mark's home town of Perry and see all of the people that have been waiting to meet her. It was quite a fun weekend. Addelyn got to meet her great grandparents, her cousins Jack and Reed, and plenty of other special people at the wonderful shower that Grandma Kathy's friends threw. It was lots of fun. See our pics below!

Ryan Glick (one of Mark's best friends) spends quality time with Addelyn. She doesn't look scared does she?! :)

Addelyn got to meet her cousins, Reed and Jack and their mom, Andrea. They are 8 months old and LOTS of fun!

The wonderful Perry ladies that threw an awesome shower for Addelyn.

Great Grandpa Dean and Great Grandma Doris Hoskinson

Four generations on the Quinlan side- Great Grandpa Tom Quinlan, Grandma Kathy Hoskinson, Daddy Mark, and Addelyn

"I had a fun weekend in Perry!"

Addelyn's new Bumbo chair!

Hanging out with the Haalands, the Hoskinsons, and the times!

Monday, March 3, 2008

Art of Light Pics

Addelyn had professional pics taken at the end of January and they are awesome!
Just thought you may like to check them out. You can view all of the pics and place orders online.

Go to

Click on webproofing and when it asks for your password, type in Addelyn.