Friday, March 28, 2008

long time no update

well, everything is going so well here in the williams's house. we are making some pretty big decisions about work and such, but when are we not making decisions about work? :) so, since the last update, ben's mom and step dad came for a visit! we had a great time with mom and dave and we know that dillon had a great time. it was very relaxing and fun to be able to vent, hang out, and eat out and in with them. :)

dillon with grammy and pawpaw. isn't this the best picture?!?!

we also had holy week that week. holy week is such an important part of the church calendar at CCC. during this week, we have what we call a Jesus Feast on Maundy Thursday. at this Jesus Feast, everything we eat is symbolic. for instance, we have lamb (Jesus), wine (the blood of Jesus), pita bread (unleavened bread and the body of Jesus), olives (which we're not sure what it's symbolic of...) and some other things that are really good. so, this is the best meal that we have as a church body every year. we had about 100 people there this year...the biggest yet, and we just praise God for what He's doing at Christ Community. then, we also have a Good Friday service, which was the hardest service i've ever been a part of. i was completely reminded of my sins (which is very fitting) and also, at the same time, reminded of what Jesus truly did for me on the cross. He died for me because HE wanted to. it wasn't my fault that He went to the cross. it's because He loves me and wanted to fulfill the prophets. i love Jesus. so, anyway, back to the services, we also had holy prayers on saturday that ben went to, but dillon and i decided to stay home since he had a pretty fussy week. (still sorry grammy and pawpaw for that) then, Easter sunday arrives! that is THE BEST service ever at CCC. i truly felt like i was in the heavenlies. ben did an amazing job with worship and we were just so excited that Jesus ROSE FROM THE GRAVE and ascended into heaven! PRAISE THE LORD for that!

this is dillon on easter morning. this is the only pic i got of him. sad.

so, onto what else has been going on. dillon continues to grow and make us laugh so hard everyday. today, we were sitting at the table eating pizza for dinner and dillon was in his bouncy seat in between us. all he would do is spit and make hilarious sounds. we laughed all through dinner at dillon! so, he's continuing to change daily and we are working really hard on our napping schedule. i think that today was a breakthrough. he did so well today until his fussy time tonight. so, anyway, we are doing well. dillon sat up in his bed for the first time today (leaning up against the rail of course) and he thought it was the greatest thing in the world. he was laughing and smiling, and then he would just fall over. so i would set him back up and the next time i would look at him, he would be face down in his stuffed animals. he's so much fun! here's some fun pictures to enjoy from today. we love you all!!

this is my FAVORITE picture from today! he's SUCH a HAM!!!

and he fell over ;) what's going on here?

still falling...

and now we're happy again! it looks like he's saying cheese!

and my other favorite. please notice the drool (yes, he has started teething, but no teeth yet, and please notice how dirty his shirt is in every other picture. thanks, lili, for showing me that you don't have to change your kids clothes after everytime they spit up or get something on them :))


Glenna Marshall said...

I just love his smile. It makes ME smile.

In that very last picture, he favors Lili's kids. Must be the Myatt coming out in him. ;)

I'm glad we got to talk even though Dillon was not letting that happen very easily. I miss you!! Love you!

Hannah Fields said...

janes his hair looks red in some of these pictures. Can i please be a honorary aunt!!!

BrightHairMel said...

I tagged you!!! check out my blog for details. should be fun!

Amanda Lemonds said...

Oh he is precious and congrats! That's exciting!

melanie said...

janie, he is so cute, cute, cute. congratulations, by the way!!!! love you tons.