Wednesday, December 24, 2008

McAlister faves taken by Special K

3 generations of Stephen McAlister Jones!!

Cupcakes for Jesus!

I know a great pediatrician...and he told me not to take the baby out on Christmas Eve even though I really wanted to! So we made cupcakes for Jesus' birthday and read thru the Christmas story after bathtime. It was a great family night...and I guess it is good to start thinking about what we want "our" traditions to be as a family. I am thankful to be able to celebrate such a wonderful, faith building holiday with my family.

Merry Christmas Eve!

Hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas with family and friends...and mostly with Jesus. What a blessed reminder of how He came as a dependent baby into the desperate world. Thanks be to our God for this precious gift to us and for us!!

The MAC is back!

I'm just talking about having our MAC computer finally back in action! No we haven't yet started calling McAlister by any nicknames...although everyone seems to have a suggestion. Just thought I'd post some of my favorite hospital pics that I wasn't able to post due to our crashed computer. We're all settling in well. We enjoyed our first week with Big Daddy and Special K here helping keep the house running with yummy meals and clean clothes. My parents are on the way on Christmas day and will be here thru the new year to help us out some more. Gotta love family that wants to help!!

Right after the crazy fast delivery!!

Family of 4 now!

Abby meets her brother for the first time

Homecoming Day!!

Monday, December 15, 2008

McAlister is here!

We're home...and our computer seems to have crashed or I would have posted pics on Saturday. Here are some my sister took when she came to visit.

Stephen McAlister Jones III was born on his due date on December 11th at 2:24am. He weighed 6lbs 12ozs and measured 20inches. He came so quickly there was no time for an epidural...I think he was excited to finally come out and meet us! We're recovering well at home. Abby is so sweet with him, but can't get too close yet b/c she's still got a bad cold. I'll post more pics when our computer comes back from the sick shop!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Due Date

So my due date is tomorrow and lots of people are wondering how I'm feeling about that. I am fine with it and excited about it. He's now officially done cooking, but maybe he likes the warm snuggly environment he's in! I know we will meet this little boy soon and I am not worrying about the details of how, when, etc. I know God's perfect timing will get him here at the very right moment!! We are very excited about meeting him. Physically I feel ready to be done with the pregnancy thing. Am I emotionally, mentally, spiritually prepared for all that this new addition will mean to our family? Can you ever be? Please keep us in your prayers as we continue to wait. We'll post pics as soon as we can after his arrival.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Recent Christmas fun

This past week we've had fun preparing for Christmas!! We got our tree from the farmer's market again this year and finished decorating the house. Stephen said it was already the best Christmas yet because Abby got so excited about the ornaments and loved dancing to our favorite Christmas tunes. We've also enjoyed Greenville's downtown holiday events the past 2 nights. The free carousel was a big hit and the annual Christmas parade was chilly!! I was glad to get to participate in these fun holiday events and see Abby's face light up at each event. One lady turned around at the parade and said she'd never seen so much wonder in a child's eyes. Abby was truly excited and it reminded me to not take the simple things in life for granted. I want to live really excitedly like that. Right now I'm living excitedly and patiently in anticipation of this baby boy being born any day!!! But for now, I'm so excited about celebrating Jesus with my dear family. What a glorious season!

Our "gingerbread" graham cracker house's not winning any awards and she mainly just wanted to eat icing on graham crackers (which is really good!)

The tree...can't you tell where Abby was hanging ornaments?

Downtown FREE carousel ride

Aren't these some cute parade watching girls!

Waiting on the parade to start with the Roemmich and Hatten families

Friday, December 5, 2008


Just for those needing an update on baby news. We're just waiting on him. At my dr appt this past Tuesday I was 2cm dilated and 70% effaced which people stay at for weeks. So we'll see when the big debut occurs. We're still hoping he arrives before the December 11th due date, but only God knows!! Thanks for your prayers as we wait...