My Joy Journey

"Be joyful always, pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." 1 Thessalonians 5:16

I've created this blog to be an honest look into my life, my family, my blessings and my struggles as I continue to seek to find the joy that He promises.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

2011, ALREADY?!

Well, December flew by as you've probably noticed! My blog has been a little neglected over the past 6 weeks since little Vivi came into the picture. Things have been going well for our new family of four. Vivi is such a good baby and Anne Botts has been such a welcoming, good big sister. Since, I've let things get behind on the blog, I've posted many photos below just capturing lots of moments from December. Enjoy and I'll be blogging again soon!

The new Juby family home from the hospital!

Vivi at 2 weeks old

Anne Botts's class at her Christmas parade

Our "little light" shining!

The 3 year old classes at Calvary put on a precious Christmas program capturing Jesus' birth and Anne Botts was one of the angels

Cute angel!

Anne Botts and Santa

Anne Botts hamming it up at ballet :)

The loot from Santa Christmas morning

Mommy reading one of Anne Botts' new books from Santa

Princess Belle playing with her new baby doll changing station

Vivi in her new hat from Mimi :)

We ALMOST had a white Christmas, December 26th!

New Years Eve night out - Michael, me, Aunt Kate and her boyfriend Shawn

Uncle Sam got away from the hospital long enough to visit little Vivi

Friday, January 7, 2011

Introducing Vivian Katherine Juby

We are blessed to announce the addition of Vivian Katherine Juby!
Vivi was born on December 3rd, 2010 at 12:37 pm. She weighed in at a whopping 6 pounds and 18 1/2 inches long :) We are all doing well and big sister, Anne Botts, is enjoying getting to know and tending to her baby sister.

"From the fullness of His grace we have received one blessing after another" John 1:16

Enjoy the photos below!

Michael and I arrive at the hospital the night before the induction
Vivian Katherine Juby arrives!

Dr. Bland, my wonderful OB, with Vivi

Aunt Kate came to visit
Anne Botts ready to meet her sister!
Our new family of four!

Gigi, Big Daddy, Anne Botts and Vivi
Mimi and Bubba with Vivi

Friday, November 26, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

We attended Anne Botts' Thanksgiving feast last week at her preschool. It was such a treat! Each of the kids had helped dyed, stamped, fringed and beaded t-shirts at school in the weeks leading up to the program. They all looked so cute in their shirts and head-dresses! They came into the room where all the parents had gathered and sang two Thanksgiving songs that they had learned plus a special Thanksgiving prayer that they said. I can't believe all that she has learned so far this year! Between her Bible verses at school that they memorize every few weeks and the ones she has been memorizing for Wednesday night at church for Gopher Buddies, I'm so impressed! It's such a sweet sound to hear her recite scripture to us! We hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving. Here are a few pictures from the feast :)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Hospital Big Sister Tour

This weekend, we had our big sister tour at Presbyterian Hospital, where Anne Botts' little sister will arrive in 2 1/2 weeks! We had a great time. The teacher was great with all the children there who were waiting to find out all about their siblings' arrivals. Anne Botts' good friend, Lila Highsmith, joined us in class too since she's also going to be a big sister in December. I've attached pics below of the tour!

Loved the teacher's shirt :)

Lila and Anne Botts in class, of course my child raising her hand to ask a question - she comes by it so honestly...

Sharing a rocking chair in the room like Mommy will stay in

Daddy and Anne Botts looking at all the tiny babies in the nursery!

Learning how to hold the baby

Learning how to swaddle the baby

Changing the baby's diaper

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Big Girl Room!

Well, it's official. Anne Botts has officially graduated to her big girl room! It's about time :) To say that she LOVES it is an understatement. We are so glad that she has adjusted so well to this transition, especially with baby girl 2 scheduled to arrive in less than 3 weeks. I've taken some pics of the room below, as well as her reaction on the day we presented it to her a few weeks back :) Enjoy!