Monday, November 9, 2009

Lane Matthew

The newest addition to the McIntosh family as finally arrived! Lane Matthew McIntosh was born on November 5th at 3:14 pm. He weighed 7lbs 5.1 oz and was 20in long. [Lyle was so excited he weighed more than Elsie who was 7lbs 4.9 oz :-) ] He has LOTS of dark hair and mostly loves to eat and sleep. The labor and delivery couldn't have gone any better! I thank God for blessing me with fast deliveries! (I think we were at the hospital for 2 1/2 hours before he was born!) haha!

Big sister Elsie was so excited when we brought Lane home. She is still trying to fit the pieces together I think, but overall the adjustment is going well. She seems like such a big girl now that theres a little one around!

We had the chance to get some professional pictures done up at the hospital of Lane. Instead of the traditional "mug shot" pictures (ha!), Allen now has a professional photographer take your babies first pictures and you have the option of buying them. Such a great idea! It is always nice to have the service come right to you! I thought I would post some of them to share with everyone.

We will keep you updated on what is going on with the McIntosh's! Right now we feel so blessed to have a beautiful healthy family. Enjoy!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Dance Dance Dance!

Within the last few weeks, Miss Elsie has picked up a new favorite hobby- dancing! She LOVES dancing. We will be in public and even if there is a little music playing off in the distance, she will randomly grab my hand and start dancing! Can't wait to get this girl in lessons someday. I finally got her on tape one night when she was really getting into it - thought I would share it with everyone. P.S. sorry about the diaper attire- we were just cleaning up from supper & getting ready for a bath! Enjoy!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

It's a Boy!!

Lyle & I went to our last ultrasound last Wednesday where we found out a little more about the little one on the inside. We are so excited to announce that Elsie is going to have a baby brother! I can't wait to shop and hunt for boy clothes now. We are so excited to have another little farmer on the way to pass on the McIntosh name. I haven't felt a lot of movement quite yet from the little guy, but he appears to be doing well so far! It won't be long before he's moving around like crazy i'm sure!

Also, an update on the farm news: We just sent in the last of our paperwork yesterday to the Farm Service Agency, so hopefully we can hear something within the next month. The loan manager called Lyle the other day and said things are going well so far, so hopefully things keep heading in that direction! We just may be farm owners by the end of the summer. Then all the work really begins :-)

I have a "Power of a Praying Wife" calendar that sits by my computer, and everyday i've had the same page open to a verse that is a constant reminder that God has a plan for us and will do whats best for our family. The verse ends with, "God is not the author of confusion, strife, or unworkable situations. He is a God of perfect timing." I know whatever happens, whenever it happens, it is the ultimate plan for our family :-)

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer so far!!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

From Baby to Big Girl in the Blink of an Eye!

As most of you know, Elsie just celebrated the her 1st birthday!! Where did the time go? It seems like just yesterday I was pacing the up and down lane wanting the time to arrive that she would just FINALLY get here! Then before we knew it the nurses handed us our first tiny and beautiful little bundle of joy all wrapped in pink. It has been a year full of big changes and creation of wonderful lifetime memories. From holding her for the very first time, to getting absolutely no sleep, waiting for the first smile and giggle, getting excited over every sound, then rolling & crawling, looking forward to what the next word/sound she will make next, and now her first real experiences outside on the farm!! Oh how wonderful parenthood is :-) God has blessed us with such a beautiful, sweet, healthy, and fun loving little girl. We have loved every minute we have spent with her and look forward to every next minute of watching her grow into a beautful young little lady. We enjoy being parents and having a great start to our little family that is growing so fast already :-). We look forward to many more great memories with Elsie as well as our future baby who will also be here before we know it!

Here are some pictures from her birthday and birthday party at Parker Muncey Park. Elsie had such a great time! I think she could have partied all night long if we would have let her! It was a beautiful day for our little girl to celebrate surrounded by our wonderful family and friends! Enjoy!

Our little girl on her "birth" day just one year ago!

This is from her actual birthday, we took our little cowgirl out to Texas Roadhouse

At her party- she had a mosquito-bitten swollen eye but she didnt let that get in her way of having a fun time!

The duck pond was a hit with the little ones!

The jumpy slide we borrowed from Aunt Jess was a HUGE hit with the kids!

We couldn't get her out of there!

One of Elsies favorite things to do is play with kids!

Cousin Maddy "helping" open presents!

Elsie loved her own little first birthday cake!

At the end of the party, the duck pond seemed like the place to sit and relax for a few minutes - brrrrrr...

Monday, June 1, 2009

Down on the Farm

I thought I would post some pictures from our busy, beautiful Memorial Day Weekend on the farm. We spent a whole four days dusk 'til dawn planting, hopefully, our soon-to-be fields. Lyle got all the corn planted while he had time off from work. We wouldn't have gotten it done as fast if it weren't for Alex learning to operate the tractor and cultivator & disc, we appreciated his help! Sometimes I don't know what Lyle would do without him now a days! I think the guys appreciated all the lunches & suppers Elsie & I brought them too! Elsie even got to "help" dad plant the fields. Here are some pictures from our picnics and of her first tractor ride which she couldn't get enough of. A true farm girl in the making :-) Enjoy!

Everytime Lyle would get to the end rows, Elsie would try running out to him
saying "Da da da da!"

I loved this :-) So mesmorized by her father & the big tractor!

Eating our ham & cheese sandwhiches at our picnic in the field!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

First peek at the new McIntosh baby!

I had the opportunity to get a few ultrasounds the past week in the clinic. A doctor there is doing some research and asked some women if they would participate in a free ultrasound around 13 weeks. I said of course, I would love to get a peek at the little one- especially since I can't feel anything yet- it seems to really make it seem "real" then :-). The doctor didn't get the exact reading she needed from the first ultrasound Monday, so I went back today and got another one (i'm exactly 14 weeks today). It's so amazing what has already developed! I thought i'd post some pics for you to enjoy of our new little bundle of joy on the inside :-)

Side profile of head-cute little nose and round face already :-) haha


Playing with fingers- almost sucking thumb in this picture (today he/she kept playing with their little hands and even gave us a thumbs up sign at one point! so funny!)

Elsie taking a look at her new brother or sister!

She was so excited to see the new "ba-ba" on the screen (baby) haha.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Elsie Knows a Secret!

As some of you may know, we are finally announcing that Elsie is going to be a big sister!! Lyle and I discovered in mid-March that there was another McIntosh baby coming our way! We have been going to our check ups and things are moving right along already. I am 12 weeks pregnant due on November 12th. We heard the babies heartbeat last week- a high 170! We decided since things seem to be going well and I'm about through the first term already, we are hopefully safe to let everyone know the exciting news!

I have been up and down with the sickness this time around. I am pretty nauseous in the mornings and exhausted 24/7! The semester is almost finished though, so hopefully the stress will die down some!

It's been a while since I've posted on here so heres a quick update with what else is going on in our busy lives. We are still in the process of buying Grandpa John's farm up the road- the amount of paperwork is unbelieveable! We are very close to being done though so hopefully we will know soon whether we are farm owners to be or not to be :-) Lyle is of course keeping busy with working and keeping busy with the sheep and hogs. Fair time will be here before we know it!

I actually started my own business within the last month. I am a consultant for Usborne Books where I carry a large variety of children's books. I absolutely love having the business and even better i LOVE the books. If you are interested at all in ordering, hosting a book show, or even just looking- let me know! They are great. My website is:

Miss Elsie is fully walking now. Though shes been walking between furniture since 9 months- shes officially seemed to be about done with the crawling business. She's also been quite chattery lately, too! I can't believe she's going to be one in less than a month now!!

We hope all of you have been doing well, too!