The Waiting

On Tuesday the 16th of April we gathered in the OB waiting room at Mount Carmel Hospital in Colville.

It was a beautiful day to be born.

It was a long wait and Josh took Addy outside a few times. She wanted a photo with Baby Jesus.

Addy is very observant and sat down next to auntie LoLo (Laura) and crossed her legs just so. That cracked us up!

Granny Great was waiting with us. Addy’s Granny, being Jamie’s mom and a nurse, spent much of the time in the delivery room so I don’t have any photos of her in the waiting room. Update: Laura sent me a photo of Jamie’s mom taking Addy for a spin on waiting day during the Golden Hour.

Auntie Katie and Baba worked on a jigsaw puzzle to make the hours go by.

Addy was hiding the cracker from us before she popped it in her mouth.

Making faces with Uncle Josh.

Uncle Josh and Addy going for another walk outside. Josh and Laura took Addy home for a nap and sadly missed the lullaby over the loud speakers in the hospital to announce that our grandson was born by just 10 minutes or so. At this point we still did not know what his name would be. After a baby is born they have a golden hour where just the parents are allowed in the room to enjoy the miracle by themselves.

After the golden hour Dan comes into the waiting room to let us know that all is well and to finally announce the name. Jaymison Joshua was born at 4:13 PM. I like that the clock shows up in this photo where brothers embrace with the joyful announcement.

More hugs all around.

Addy woken up from her nap doesn’t really know what to make of all of this. Aunty Katie gets her hug, too. At this time, because of a flu epidemic in our area, the hospital was not allowing anyone under the age of 18 to be in any of the hospital rooms. Also the babies were not allowed outside of the maternity ward so Addy would have to wait to meet her baby brother.

Some of us were able to go in and get our first peek of JJ and congratulate Jamie, too.

The next day, Wednesday April 17th, we’d be back to the hospital for some cuddle time before discharge time after 4:30 on Wednesday.


The First Hunt!

Tuesdays With Moisi will continue next week, Lord willing.

Today I’m starting with Easter and then I’ll go back to last Tuesday when our new grandson was born. After a glorious Easter Service we went home to grill some lamb and make some scalloped potatoes to take to our kids house for an Easter meal. Our DIL’s mother and granny added a salad, deviled eggs and dessert for our meal. It was casual working around a newborn’s eating schedule and Addy’s nap.

Once Addy was fully awake she hunted eggs and easter treats to put in her basket. Warning: Photo overload.

We first had an inside hunt.

Then we went outside for a hunt since the weather was fabulous.

Patiently waiting for all the adults to come outside to watch.

Jaymison was oblivious to all the fun.

Easter Snapshots

Just two photos this evening. Getting ready for an Easter egg hunt. We had a full and glorious Easter Day. It was a full week for us and for one of my brother’s sons who had their first baby two days after JJ was born. Second cousins a few states apart. My brother’s first grandson, too. He already has two sweet granddaughters. Lots of very tired mommies and daddies, baba’s and gramps’. Goodnight for now with this finale in the sky on Easter day!

Christ is Risen!

Christ Is Risen!

Christ Is Risen!                  He Is Risen Indeed!
Khris-tos Vos-kres!            Vo-isti-nu  Vos-kres!

Blessings to all on this Glorious Easter Day!

One of my favorite Easter hymns growing up was Low in the Grave He lay. You just have to hear it sung in a church full of Russian Baptists! (In Russian of course) This song is sung with emotion and joy that can’t be missed.

Low in the Grave He Lay

Low in the grave He lay, Jesus my Savior,
Waiting the coming day, Jesus my Lord!


Up from the grave He arose,
With a mighty triumph o’er His foes,
He arose a Victor from the dark domain,
And He lives forever, with His saints to reign.
He arose! He arose!
Hallelujah! Christ arose!

Vainly they watch His bed, Jesus my Savior;
Vainly they seal the dead, Jesus my Lord!


Death cannot keep its Prey, Jesus my Savior;
He tore the bars away, Jesus my Lord!

Up from the grave He arose,
With a mighty triumph o’er His foes,
He arose a Victor from the dark domain,
And He lives forever, with His saints to reign.
He arose! He arose!
Hallelujah! Christ arose!

Words & Music:  Ro­bert Low­ry, 1874.

We are going to an Easter Brunch at our new church before our Easter morning service. Later we will be taking grilled lamb and scalloped potatoes to the Eastside kids’ home for a small Easter celebration.

Happy Easter everyone!

Good Friday 2019

The following song by Stuart Townend is so fitting in describing what God has accomplished for us through His beautiful Son, Jesus Christ. May God fill all of us full and fresh with these truths this Easter weekend and let us “recognize His love for us”.  Blessings on your thoughts of Him!

 How Deep the Father’s Love for Us

by Stuart Townend

How deep the father’s love for us,
how vast beyond all measure
That He should give His only Son,
To make a wretch His treasure

How great the pain of searing loss
The Father turns his face away
As wounds which mar the chosen One
Bring many sons to glory

Behold a man upon the cross
My sin upon His shoulders
Ashamed, I hear my mocking voice
Call out among the scoffers

It was my sin that held Him there
Until it was accomplished
His dying breath has brought me life
I know that it is finished

I will not boast in anything
No gifts, no powers, no wisdom
But I will boast in Jesus Christ
His death and resurrection

Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom


Snips and Snails

and Puppy dog tails…

So happy to announce the birth of our first grandson, Jaymison Joshua, born on April 16th! Mommy, Daddy, Addy and JJ are doing well!

I’ll post a lot more photos of this special event and events following, soon!

Praising God from whom all blessings flow!

A Good Day to be Born…

Our grandson was born today. Mommy and baby are doing well. As soon as mommy and daddy give me the go ahead I will share all the details and some photos, too. We are all so thrilled and tired, too. It’s exhausting waiting all day. I bought this puzzle to put together while we waited. Katie and I were able to complete it about an hour before BBB was born. So thankful to God for his watch care over us all.