Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 Greetings From the Pruett Family!

Greetings from the Pruett family! 2014 was a year of blessings, hard work, different hard work, and more blessings. The highlight of our year was the birth of our son, John William Pruett. He was born on his Great Grandma Jan’s birthday, Wednesday, 16 July, 2014 at 11:06 pm and weighed 9 pounds, 10 ounces. He measured 21.5 inches tall. John William is named after Zachary’s dad, William John “Bill” Pruett, a man who means the world to our entire family. He is a true gentleman and a man whose faith in Christ and willingness to help others will set a godly example for our son.

John means “God is gracious” and William means “Strong-willed warrior.” We pray that our son would choose to be a warrior in the fight for truth and be a strong witness of God’s grace.  Fittingly, John is also named after John the Baptist, a perfect choice for our son since his momma was named after the Biblical Elizabeth, and daddy Zachary’s name is derived from the Biblical priest Zechariah!

We are so happy to have our little boy, who really doesn't seem that little to us. At five months old, John fits best in nine month clothing and is a tall, strong baby with a gentle, content personality. He loves to watch what is going on around him, especially his big sister. Scooting successfully is his next big challenge now that rolling in both directions has been conquered. Nothing within reach -- or just out of reach -- is safe now that John has discovered the ability to grab and feel new things. John is a good sleeper, and nothing makes him happier than waking up from a long nap.

Anna Christine is 2 1/2 years old and has thrived as a big sister. She brings her brother toys and informs her momma when she thinks John needs to be picked up, given a nap, or nursed. She takes after her mamma in that she loves to sing nonsense songs about her day. She shows a love for rhythm and movement in her dancing. We live in a musical here! Anna loves her books and toys and is very particular about which ones stay with her at night and during naps. Her favorites right now include Hello Kitty. Anna likes a tidy crib and doesn't want it cluttered with too many things. Her vocabulary and ability to put together full sentences has grown immensely in the past few months.

Zachary is busy working and learning. His computer repair business is continuing to grow. There is something special about his happy smile and the twinkle in his eyes when he is able to resolve someone's computer problems, recover what was thought to be lost data, or speed up their computing experience. Also, after six months working in retail, Zachary was given more predictable hours when he was blessed with a job at Ward's Air Conditioning.

Elizabeth's life is full with caring for two little ones. She went on a pre-baby quilting marathon in anticipation of a break after the baby's birth. Four quilts (ranging from crib to lap size) and three Christmas stockings were hand quilted in the first half of the year. Also, she can't stay away from a good family history project. Pictures have been scanned, research has been done, and a new family tree has been printed. She loves to help extended family with their shared ancestry, so feel free to send her a note.

May God bless you in the coming 2015!

Zachary, Elizabeth, Anna, and John Pruett

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1 comment:

Under Southern Skies said...

Such precious children and pictures! John is so adorable and sweet, I'm so happy for you all!