Sunday, November 28, 2010

Random Isaac pics

Who doesn't want to see some more pictures of a really cute little boy?!?

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving 2010

This was the sunrise we saw this morning as the girls and I came downstairs to get going for the day. Here in Ireland, there's not an official Thanksgiving (though many companies are beginning this year to commercialize the "Great American Holiday" as some refer to it here.) Nonetheless, it will always be Thanksgiving to us no matter where in the world we are. We have so much to be thankful for this year, without a doubt. Obviously, the addition of Isaac to our family is a blessing. But even beyond that, we realize how much we have to be thankful for. We have a God that loves us and always provides. We have wonderful supportive families that we miss very much. We have friends all over the world that we love. Today, we hope that you are having a wonderful day, and we send our blessings and thankfulness to you.

The Deibel Crew

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Wedding shoot prep...

If you haven't heard, my little photography hobby is about to take a huge turn toward,'s making a huge turn. I was asked over the summer to do a wedding shoot for some friends that's coming up in just a couple weeks. Needless to say, I'm getting a little nervous about it. I want to do a great job for them, and I want to have a little fun with it as well. As I've been preparing, I've used my "guinea pigs" to help me. Yesterday I loaded them in the car and we went to the hotel that the wedding is going to be held at to test some shots out before the big day. It turned out to be a fantastic time though, and any time I get just to turn the camera loose on the girls, I always get some keepers!

Any time I say "smile" this is usually what I get...a little pose

Now this is a

I just thought Cailyn's face in this shot was creepy...

Walking down the aisle...

I've seen this look a lot lately in photo-shoots, and I thought I'd make one up...I brightened this quite a bit. What do you think?

After a little "work" mocking up some shots for me, the girls turned the open space into a track meet...if only I could include the giggling noises!'s football season!!!


Are we done yet???

Sunday, November 14, 2010

We've lost a tooth...

Well, tonight Hannah made yet another leap in her movement up the development ladder. She came to us earlier in the afternoon complaining that her tooth was bothering here, and sure enough, it was loose and we could see the new one already poking our a bit underneath it. We knew it would only be a matter of time! She got really scared as she began eating her dinner that it was going to hurt, so we set off to investigate the tooth a little more. (Mind you, Hannah had taken a couple chances to wiggle her tooth a little bit, so by now, it's really been worked over!) I saw right away that it was ready to come out. Of course, by this time, Hannah's getting freaked out because she realizes that this thing is actually coming out. I got her to help things along a bit by pushing her tooth with her tongue loosening it up a little more. After that, it was just about fell out as I reached in for it. She was SO excited about it...obviously, just a massive moment for her. And Cailyn was just as excited for her! It's now resting under her pillow, excited for her first visit for the tooth fairy!

Here's the even in pictures...

Sitting there waiting to come out...

Her new smile!

Liked this shot...holding her tooth and you can see the hole in the background

The culprit

Cailyn was unbelievably excited! I think she was happier than Hannah!

Properly placed under her pillow before bed

Monday, November 8, 2010

Speaking of the girls...

Not that I'm not ready to dedicate every post to Isaac or anything, because he's just cute as a button!, but I thought I'd give you a quick glimpse of what the girls have been doing through all of this. I know I've put on here before how they're becoming SUCH good friends and playing so well together. Well, tonight after dinner, they went in the kitchen and we heard a bunch of singing so I peeked around the corner to see what they were up to...

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Pics from Halloween

We ended up having a good Halloween this year, even though going into October we didn't know what would be going on. The girls (thankfully) wanted to be princesses, and we already had the dresses from their dress-up wardrobe. We climbed in the car and visited some friends, and then we were able to take a walk up our road for a little trick-or-treating. Isaac even got into the act with his little pumpkin outfit! I don't have too many pics from the outing itself, but here's some of the kids in their outfits!

Here's the princesses!!!

The girls were thrilled that Jen decided to curl their hair for the night!!!

And our little pumpkin....

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Some more pics of Isaac...sorry it's been so long!

Wow, so it's been a pretty crazy few weeks for us since Isaac decided to show up on the scene. Hard to believe he's already 3 weeks old! If you didn't know before, Jen was actually back in the hospital last week after developing an infection from the surgery. She's doing much better, and we're all home; happy as a new family of 5! Because of all that was going on, I just couldn't really get going on posting any sorry! Hope you understand though!

Isaac is settling pretty well. He's a great sleeper so far...3 weeks old, and he slept for 8 hours last night! (A big woohoo from Jen!!) Overall, aside from the bout Jen had, things have been great so far. We're blessed with our little guy, and love already watching him grow! Hannah and Cailyn dote over him all the time; they have to kiss him when they get home, hug him before bed, and they're so proud of him! They really love their brother!

Ok...the good stuff...some more pics!!!

Mommy and her son!

Daddy with all his kids on his lap...won't last long like this!

Isaac relaxing a little bit

Isaac's first man to man...

This guy loves his sleep! (As opposed to his older sisters at his age!)

He had a bit of an eye infection for a few days, but it's cleared up pretty good. He's taking a long look at the couch here...


Anyone ever think that new babies look like old men?