Sunday, February 12, 2012

Couldn't be Happier

We couldn't be happier to announce that the Heiner clan will be expanding this August.  Well technically, I am already expanding. 

Baby Heiner will join our family with a due date of August 22.  

Keep us in your prayers as we head into this new adventure.  We are thrilled and extremely grateful.  We heard the heartbeat for the first time a couple of days ago and it was such a neat experience.  Words truly can't explain how we felt that first moment of hearing our little one. This really is happening, finally.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Christmas with the Heiners

{better late than never}

We had a great Christmas season this year with mom Heiner and Kellen coming to spend a week with us. We had to work one of the days, but were able to enjoy many days of relaxation, travel, eating way to much and catching up. The first day they were here we headed up to check out the church history sites near Kansas city and stopped by Joplin on the way. At the end of the trip, I found myself reflecting more on the many blessings I have in my life. While its not perfect, I do have a roof over my head (unlike many in Joplin) and religious freedom. I am always amazed at what the early saints had to endure. Mom Heiner loved seeing independence, liberty jail and Far West.

We tried to make Christmas eve as lively as we could and enjoyed a study of Luke 2 followed by some hilarious rounds of a Christmas version of minute-to-win-it.

Christmas morning was a great time to be together and celebrate the many blessings we have and remember the birth and life of the savior. While I missed being with my side of the family, I was grateful to be as to use FaceTime to see each of them, including Brad who is serving a mission in Washington.

Of course the fun had to come to an end eventually and we found ourselves once again just the two of us wishing we lived slightly closer to family and able to spend time together on a more consistent basis.

And here is the photo over-load... (all photos from my phone, excuse the quality...)