Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Sunday Afternoon Tea

This past Sunday I stayed home from church with Stasia, Seth and Sayer because we had colds.  I thought it would be fun to surprise them with an afternoon tea party.


Honey Cinnamon Cookies

The Table

While we enjoyed our tea and cookies, we read about missionary David Brainerd who was an amazing warrior for Christ and shared the gospel with many different Indian tribes in the mid 1700's.

We had a very enjoyable time together!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Shenandoah's First Birthday!!! December 4th, 2009

It is hard to believe that Shenandoah is one year old already!!!  She is such a sweet little thing and a huge delight to our family.  Hope you enjoy the pictures from her first birthday!!!

The Birthday Girl

Shenandoah by her birthday sign.  She loved the balloons!  Do you notice the "Baby's 1st Birthday" balloon in the middle?  That is from the same package that all of my sisters and I have had on our first birthdays.  We thought that was fun!

The Cochran Kids

Shenandoah and Stasia
(I love this picture)

 Stasia with funny face Shenandoah!!

Seth and Shenandoah 

Shenandoah and Sabrina 

Shenandoah and Sienna

Shenandoah and Sayer

Aren't they fun!!

 Shenandoah and I 

Present Time!


Daddy helping her undo the packaging.

She was SO excited when she opened up her baby doll.  She really loves it and likes to take it with her wherever she goes.
Shenandoah and Baby.

Shenandoah with her presents.

She was facinated with the candle.

Thinking about it...


  I think she liked it pretty well!

(I made her an almond bunt cake and it was the first time she had ever had any cake!)

We love you Shenandoah!!!  

Monday, December 21, 2009

Back To The Blog!

Greetings!  With preparations for our trip, gone on the trip, settling in after the the trip and getting sick from being on the trip it has been a couple weeks since I posted!  Oh, by the way, did I tell you we went on a trip?!!

Some quick updates...

We are doing well except for a few colds.  Thankfully, they are getting better.  That's a blessing!

Over the next few days, look forward to several new posts I've got coming up including:

Shenandoah's First Birthday.

A Sunday Tea


The Creation Museum and Sufficiency of Scripture Conference 
(please note: I'm waiting on pictures so, no garrantees that those posts will be soon.  But, hopefully so!

I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying this beautiful cold winter weather (we are supposed to get snow sometime this week.  I'll post pictures if we do).  Stay warm!

God Bless,

Savannah (for the rest of the Cochran's)

Friday, December 4, 2009

Shenandoah is Standing!!!

Shenandoah is such a joy to our family. We love her so much!!! It is SO hard to believe that she is one year old today!!!  She is growing and changing very fast. Standing has been her new "thing" to do and actually, she has already taken a couple of steps. It won't be long until she is walking!!!

Here is a video of when she first started standing up by herself about a week ago. We were having family worship, and all of the sudden, Shenandoah just started standing up over and over again in the middle of the floor!

The video is about 3 minutes long. Towards the end, she starts standing up for longer periods of time! We were all so excited (as you'll probably guess from all the cheers in the background).

We hope you enjoy it!

Thoughts From Thanksgiving

Greetings! We hope everyone was blessed with a glorious Thanksgiving just as we were. We had a wonderful day as a family spending time together and remembering all that the Lord has done for us.

One of our family traditions is to give "thankful" cards to each of our family members.  We enjoy telling each other what we are thankful for in them and encouraging each other as well.

This year, I wanted to share with you Sayer's card to me. It was very precious and we thought you may find it somewhat humorous as well - just as we did! As you will read, his revolved around food. :) I'll post what he said below.

"Dear Savannah,

I am thankful that you make me oatmeal, oatmeal bake, cornbread, beans, and that you are already making pie.

Happy Thanksgiving!