Thursday, June 4, 2009

jonah's announcement

Finally... Jonah's birth announcement. I didn't want to post it until I had sent them out (which took me three months, but that's neither here nor there).

Here it is:

This was designed for me by Heather with Picture It Cards. She does beautiful announcements of any kind, and will custom design whatever you'd like. I know she didn't do this so I'd give her a shout-out on my blog, but it was just such a wonderful gift, and she's just so talented, how could I possibly resist? Thank you so much, Heather. I LOVE IT!

I WILL be using her for my Christmas cards... you know, if I actually send out Christmas cards. The three months late thing might be a problem. Maybe I'll send out Easter cards. If I just start working on them now...

47 comments:

Kirsten: said...

She did an AWESEOME job! Love the pictures of your adorable sweet pea!

Mike and Molly Spivey said...

That is beautiful! I love it!

melanie said...

"Au-Pice"
The beautiful announcement is on my refrigerator. No danger of losing it in the car wash.;)I miss Jonah snuggles...withdrawal.
"Au-Me"

Just'N Angel said...

Beautiful! Precious pics.

Devon said...

beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Katherine said...

Ours is being held up on our refrigerator by one of our Jonah magnets! So he is definitely a star in our kitchen. :)

Becca Barnhart said...

These are awesome! I might have to use her to make some cards for myself too. Do you just tell her what you want it to say, and give pics, and she designs the layout and such?

Tiffany Lockette said...

She did a great job and Jonah is too cute for words!!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful! I know you are relieved to have gotten them out. One burden lifted!

jenlar3 said...

The birth announcement is terrific - mostly in part to the wonderful pics of Jonah with such delightful expressions! Is there any way for me to print one?

I will tell you how we manage to do Christmas cards and such (and my girls are all grown up, so I don't have the excuse of little kids to explain why mine are always late! hehehe)!

I took the time to put all my addresses on labels on the computer. It is easy throughout the year to update any that I need to update. Right before the holidays, I ask my husband to write a paragraph about the events he wants to include in our family letter. I EDIT his paragraph (wink, wink), count the number of labels, print the letter and he gets to fold, stuff and apply mailing labels. We usually do a photo card also, so he just has to stuff those in. We don't worry about signing each and every letter, or handwriting the addresses. If we did that, we would never get them out.

Anyway, in a nutshell, streamline your process. It is almost fun to do the cards with our process. Plus, it has been so handy having all the addresses already formatted to labels, we have used them for graduations, weddings, etc. They only take a second to print, peel and stick!

Have a good weekend! Hope Jonah enjoys the birthday party!!

debbie said...

I am not sure if you are feeling it, but lately I've noticed, with every blog entry, your life becoming pretty "normal" of that of parents of a newborn. Your announcement is beautiful and your precious Jonah is truely a reason for celebration! I have introduced him to my 2 grandaughters & they are going to start praying for a Jonah Miracle too :)

Faithe said...

They are beautiful! I printed one out to put on my refrigerator as a prayer reminder. Hope you don't mind.

Rachel Dominguez said...

I love it! Wonderful Job!

Emma said...

It's BEAUTIFUL!! What a wonderful birth announcement!!

Heather said...

so adorable! i love it!

tpi said...

So precious! One of my friends just sent out Easter cards. Her baby was born in Nov, so she did not get the Christmas cards out!!

Heather said...

Love it! How could she go wrong with such a beautiful photo subject : )

nancygrayce said...

Those are such beautiful announcements! I love the pictures and the way she wrote Jonah!

Ashley O. said...

I found your blog by way of MckMama and baby Stellan. Jonah is so very precious, and I love to check in and see how he is doing weekly (okay sometimes daily). He (and you and your husband) is my daily thoughts and prayers.

I LOVE the birth announcement! He is SOOO DARN CUTE! Take Care and God Bless! Ashley from KY

Rose said...

beautiful

The Petro Family said...

Please pray for this family. They have 4 sons (2 in Heaven) and now a daughter who is sick. Other have commented on their blog about y'all, so I wanted to give you their website. http://babybolte.blogspot.com/

Mimmy said...

Awesome job and awesome baby. They both have a gift that touches hearts.

Have a splendiferous day.

Love you all to Heaven and back,
Mimmy aka Aunt Joyce

Cristin said...

LOVE IT!!!!

Jessica Beeson said...

Hey Matt and Patrice. Not sure if you remember me, but I used to work at TR with Matt before the sad lay off. Anyway, I follow the blog and pray for you guys and Jonah of course. He is absolutely beautiful. I love his eyes. Anyway, I heard this song the other day and thought of you guys. Here are the lyrics that made me think of you. "Amazing all the progress we’ve made since the days of Thomas Edison. Still only God gives life in spite of modern medicine. Doctor’s voices whispered we did all that we could do, but your baby wasn’t strong enough to make it the whole nine months. And as my world broke in two He said I’ll carry you through to Love Land. For the longest time I blamed myself. Thought I was paying for my mistakes.
But we tried again...Now we’re watchin’ him blow three candles out. He’s daddy’s little man. And only God could have planned the steps I’ve taken that led me to where I am. Love Land." It was almost like that part was written for you. I look forward to seeing pictures of him when he is three and how wonderful that day will be. Ok, now I'm rhyming like you did in one of the blogs!! And your birth annoucement is awesome. You are both doing great; hang in there!!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful announcement! That is fantastic! Thanks for sharing. I thought of you today (and prayed). I had a "my pleasure" experience today. It was right next to the Target I shopped at. I thought of you as I pushed my cart (and thanked God as this is probably the last solo trip until school starts up again!). What a sweet boy you have to snuggle with! Jennifer in Southeast, NC

Tracy said...

It's gorgeous! I love the green!

lesliemarie said...

I send out "January cards" every year. That way I get through the holidays, then think about the cards after the fact. (The shipping is faster too that way!) :) It's a great tradition.

Jennifer said...

That is so cute. I love the photo in the top corner, it looks like he has his little lip poked out. :)

Jane said...

Loved the birth announcement, what a keepsake that will be! Heather did a great job, but she had a handsome subject. I had already seen Leigh's. Sounds like things are going better Patrice, I am continuing to pray for Jonah, you and Matt. As I have said before, Jonah's dressing will become routine and he will be getting older so you can really enjoy him. I pray his eating will work out. Have a super week-end. (((Hugs)))

courtney said...

The announcement is adorable!!

Heather has done our Christmas cards for years. She's also done my kids' birthday invitations and my youngest one's birth announcement--we love her work!!

Tabatha said...

Will you go to this blog and read and maybe encourage them. I have been reading their blog since the loss of their fourth child but it was their second lose. They just delivered a baby girl yesterday that is blistering when touched and are in great need of prayers and encouragement. You can read about it at http://www.babybolte.blogspot.com/
Thanks! www.thesimplymade.blogspot.com

G & H said...

Awesome job she did and Jonah being so cute made it pretty easy for her I'm sure!

Susan said...

Oh, Patrice, he is just beautiful! He looks like such a doll baby in all of the pics. I love the colors, too! :)

Anonymous said...

I am such a fan of Jonah!! I love his announcement. If you have a chance, please visit www.babybolte.blogspot.com this family may be facing the same diagnosis as Jonah and they have already lost 2 sons to inherited issues. Thanks.

fulksfam said...

These are beautiful!

MckMama just posted a link to this blog on her Twitter - I haven't read back far enough to know what was wrong with their previous little boy (boys? really haven't read back much) but it is sounding like their little girl has EB - blistering skin where there is friction, where her bracelet was, etc. Might want to take a look and contact her?

http://www.babybolte.blogspot.com

leslie ruth said...

Just saw this via MckMama's twitter and thought you might want to take a look...

http://www.babybolte.blogspot.com/

From their most recent post, it sounds like they might be heading into your all too familiar territory.


Praying for y'all!

Sara said...

I saw Jonah's birth announcement at work the other night and just wanted to tell you guys that I love it!

Rachelle said...

beautiful!

Heather from Ontario Canada said...

That's one beautiful birth announcement. Oh and BTW I love the song about Chick-Fil-A. Now that I know how to pronounce it ....definatly planning to go to one the next time I'm in the States. Oh and have I told you yet? Your Jonah is adorable~!!!!!

Laura A said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Jonah is just too precious, and the announcement is great - Heather knows her stuff!

Can't wait to show Caroline!

Love,
Laura

Jackie said...

My most favorite 2 pics of Jonah are on the card. The one with his little lip sticking out, and the bright blue eyed little boy!
CUTE announcement!

chinamoon1420 said...

Simply beautiful!

Melissa said...

Oh, I love it! That is by far the cutest baby announcement I've every seen!

Jenny said...

Cute!

Sandy said...

The announcement is beautiful!!

mandi @ it's come to this said...

That is awesome!! Wonderful pictures & laid out so cute:) Don't beat yourself up over 3 months - I think that's great!!

~MeLiSsA~ said...

Hi there,

First off, your son is SO SO CUTE! I am sorry Jonah's skin gives him so much trouble and pain. I stumbled upon your blog and will for sure keep your family in our prayers.

I thought I would leave a comment here because I too use Heather at Picture It Cards (She has become my online friend) and has amazing work.

I am proud of what you are doing everyday and blogging about it, I am sure it helps more people than you know... plus you get so many more prayers.

Your friends in Las Vegas,
Melissa