Saturday, February 16, 2008

Pretty Girl

Mom left today. Jenn and Sarina came to pick her up. What a house full with almost all the Bell cousins - Kayla, Nolan, Ayden, Ariana, Kellen and Lanelle (we missed you Mikhayla!). It was all very busy and very fun, until it was time to go. I know I will adjust to the bigger family but it was not easy to see Mom go. We went out to the Koops' tonight for Victoria's birthday. The first time I've put Lanelle in the carseat since we brought her home. She slept the whole way out and back and pretty much the whole time we were there. She made it seem easy tonight anyhow.

Seeing our family picture made me feel so grateful - for Ian, our entertaining Kellen, and our new joy. I'm looking forward to finding my groove and settling in to a new routine.
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Heather said...

Congratulations!! I was so excited when I heard the safe arrival of Lanelle. And what a beautiful little girl you have there! Catch the sleep when you can and thanks for posting all the pictures.

Ian said...

Congratulations from Ian and Ruth. It is great to see the pictures and share in your joy. Love you guys.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the safe arrival of Lanelle! She looks pretty cute!
It takes time, but I hope you can soon settle into your 'new groove'.

Karisa Bailey

Anonymous said...

Keep the pics coming Janet! So good to see lots of pics but I really just want to see her for myself. We are still hoping to get out there next week.

Laurie said...

what a beautiful family!! Would love to have you over sometime when you come to town.

Thanks for sharing the sweet pics!!! She is so sweet!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Janet & Ian,
This is the first time I've seen pictures of Lanelle,I was checking facebook but Monica told me this morning to check out your blog. She is beautiful, and looks like Kellen, I'm particularly happy with the red hair. Love you guys. Auntie Linda