The newest little May...

She's here! Cambria Jewel May made her appearance into this world at 6:40 this morning after a 6 hour labor, Kim's longest and last (or so they say). She weighed in at 7 lbs, 13 oz and measured 20 inches long. She has a full head of brown hair, a perfect little face, and definitely has an opinion about what she likes and dislikes - it's already apparent that her favorite thing to do is snuggle into Mommy and stay that way! This is the first niece/nephew I've been blessed with seeing only hours after their birth since my first niece, Madeline, was born and I will forever be thankful for this experience. It was such a blessing to be a part of such a joyous celebration of life. So, prepare to be bombared with photos, as I was the resident shutterbug and proud Aunt today... but seriously, can you blame me?!

Our first glimpse of sweet little Cambria, and her beautiful Mother. Really, doesn't she look fantastic for having given birth a few short hours earlier? She's grace personified.

Valie, Avery and Carson meeting their new baby sister for the first time.

Carson holding his baby sister, with proud Daddy looking on. He's going to have some serious looking out to do for his 3 younger sisters when they reach teenagedom, but he already looks like he's up for the task!

An eager Valie, no longer the baby, had been waiting as patiently as any two-year-old can to hold her tiny little sister, when she finally got the chance.

A loving Avery, as if she's looking into the very depths of this new little life. What do you see sweet one?

An excited Grammie who has been waiting 9 whole months for this moment. She even had the newest additions to her gemstone Grandmother's necklace, two April diamonds, on display.

Papa meeting another perfect granddaughter. Is it possible that he's wrapped around her tiny little finger already?

Oh, what can I say? This moment was more than I have words for. Such innocent perfection.
(I think Collin might be in trouble...)

Ian meeting his newest cousin for the first time. He's decided he'd like a baby sister too!

So much love for someone so small.

She's already captured the spotlight!

Welcome to our world, precious one!


The blessing of Christ
comes to your home in this little child
We bless you and pray
the peace of the Son of Peace fill heart and hearth
now and each hour.
Grow gently little Cambria,
Christ be near you
now and each day of your life.
In the Name of God the Father
Almighty Jesus Christ His Son,
The Blessed Holy Spirit
The Sacred Three in One

--A Celtic Newborn Blessing, adapted from the Northumbrian Book of Daily Prayer



Can you believe we got to go see the Spurs play their 2nd playoff game against the Suns last night?! The game was completely sold out, not to mention horribly expensive, but Collin's dad actually won 4 tickets from a Whataburger contest, and being the cool parents they are, they asked us to come along! So, we scrambled to find a babysitter (thanks for letting Cheyenne come on such short notice Candace - the kids LOVED her!) and we all got to go see the Spurs kick the Suns bootie again! It was a really great game to attend, and we feel quite thankful to have been there. Here are a few pictures from our night, just so you can be jealous! ;o)

Me and my Sweetie at the game

Mom & Dad Wilhite enjoying the game

Our boys in action!

I'm going to be super busy this week, (and already have been, if you haven't noticed my lack of posting), waiting for little baby May to make his/her appearance! We spent a good part of the day up in San Marcos with Kim yesterday, just in case. Tom was administering finals and will be again tomorrow, so my Mom, the kids and I are going to go hang out and hope for a baby while we're there! We'll be sure to let you know of any newsworthy events!

The newest little Judisch...

I'm so pleased to announce that my brother Neal, and Sister-in-law, Janice had a little girl on Saturday morning. Lillian Jeanette (Jeanette for our Mom) was 8 lbs, 2 oz and 20 1/4 inches and absolutely perfect! Of course it's killing us all not being able to be up there to see Lillian yet, but we know we'll get the chance soon. Here are some pictures of my newest niece, our 10th niece/nephew! Aren't babies such a nice way to start people?

Welcome to the world, Lillian!!!

May God bless you and keep you. We love you very much!


Gruene, TX

We love Texas! Saturday we spent the afternoon in a little town called Gruene (pronounced "Green" which is actually what it means in German) which is a historical town full of neat shops, restaurants and scenery. We had talked about going to the Poteet Strawberry Festival, but then decided it might be a bit too pricey, so we headed to Gruene instead. Not much to tell about the actual trip, we didn't buy anything, but did a lot of window shopping instead. We also split the Hill Country Strawberry Shortcake at the Gristmill Restaurant, which was very yummy, and sat on the patio with a beautiful scene overlooking the Guadalupe River. We had perfect weather of about 80 degrees with a cool breeze, and loved the excursion. Here are just a couple pics, so you can get a taste of our Gruene experience.

The original general store (across the street) from the 1800s

The original community center, now a dance hall, where George Straight was discovered

Us on the patio of the Gristmill Restaurant (which used to be a cotton gin) overlooking the river


Happy Birthday...

... to my sweet hubby! Saturday night we went out with Collin's parents, my parents and grandmother to Trilogy Pizza for some good 'ol Chicago-style pizza, which was really yummy. On Monday, Collin's actual birthday, we went to Pizza Hut (his choice again) for more pizza, and he chose a cookie cake from Great American Cookie Co. My mom came over to babysit that night, so we were able to get away and see "Jumper" and have some alone time. It's been so nice being around family for celebrations and free babysitters! :o) To a loving husband and wonderful father, we hope your 32nd year of life tops all the rest - we love you!


On a less serious note...

I thought this test was pretty neat - although I don't know how accurate it is. See for yourself - how creative is your brain?