Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Peanut Butter Kisses, Chocolate Cupcakes, and A New Baby

Phebe Anne McKendree
Peanut Butter Kisses, Chocolate Cupcakes, and A New Baby - how in the world are these three things connected?  One simple answer - we're home!
Phebe Anne McKendree arrived March 28, 2014 at 10:40 AM.  She weighed 6.5 pounds (2.950 Kilos) and is 18 inches (46 centimeters) long.  She has dark blue eyes.  She is tiny like Martha was and has dark hair and a darker complexion like Ian had.
I took this picture yesterday after we got home.  It was so sweet to see Martha and Ian sitting with Phebe!  Martha was reading one of her books while Ian looked on.  They love Phebe so much!  I was thankful the Lord gave me the idea to have them read to Phebe!
Martha and Ian reading to Phebe
Martha and I were sharing peanut butter and Ritz crackers this morning.  She ended up with peanut butter on her face.  She gave me a kiss on my hand - and I found myself thinking, "I have a choice - be upset about the peanut butter on my hand or be grateful for the display of affection."  I chose to be grateful for the display of love and affection.  Suddenly I found that peanut butter kiss on my hand such a precious thing!  Peanut butter can be cleaned up and forgotten about, but displays of love and affection endure forever.
When the kids came to visit me in the hospital on Sunday, they brought me a chocolate cupcake that one of the missionary wives had made and shared with us.  It was so delicious!  I ate another one this  morning during my quiet time!  It tasted great with my morning coffee!
In Daddy's scrubs
Martha, Ian, and Phebe
There has been so many people praying for us.  I am so grateful to each one of you!  Thank you for your love and prayers.


  1. She is adorable, and I, too, love those pictures of all of your little ones together. So precious. Love you, Sarah.

  2. Congratulations on your new beautiful baby girl! I am so glad you are home and that the children are enchanted with her. :o)

  3. Congratulations!!! What a little sweetie!

  4. かわいい!!(^^) all just way too cute!

  5. P.S. I just love Phebe's name too. <3 so precious ;)