Monday, December 22, 2008

Wishing You A Merry Christmas!

Well, as you're aware it's been a busy couple of months, with The Dream Calendar, lots of photography sessions, Christmas Card designs and orders all coupled with a pregnancy that's had its share of bumps along the way! However, God has been faithful and we're finally relaxing as a family and enjoying this wonderful season as we celebrate the greatest gift of all... Jesus!

In the midst of the whirlwind that swept through during November and now December, we managed to take some family images, design a Christmas card.... but low and behold, never got it printed! So, here is our digital gift to you!

Better than just the greeting card, you're also getting a comical look into the life of our family these days... complete with 2 wild, funny and musically talented little boys and a nearly 2 year old princess who has discovered every parent's dreaded word: "No!"

We pray this video will bring you laughter and joy, but mostly that it will remind you of the sweetest, most precious gift we've ever received, the birth of Jesus, which in return lead to the promise and hope for an eternity that we can spend with Him.

May your Christmas be blessed beyond measure! We love each of you so much!

P.S. Don't forget to leave some comments on the blog- the boys are excited to see what you think of their "performance!"

The video is a little long, so you may want to let it load before viewing! I think it will be worth the wait!

The Agarwals' Digital Christmas Card from rahul agarwal on Vimeo.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Exciting Update!

Yes, there are lots more personal blog posts that I need to catch up on, but I couldn't help sharing some awesome news... THE DREAM CALENDARS ARE HERE!

It's been a pretty exciting journey and to finally have them in my hands is a great feeling! What a blessing the children and their families have been in my life. I pray that as we begin to sell all 1,000 of these calendars that lives are impacted and touched, as we strive to help a dream come true for these children!

I'll post more later, but for now, visit: for all the latest information!


Thursday, October 30, 2008

Pumpkin Patch 2008

After the sonogram, we decided it would be a great time to take the kiddos to the Pumpkin Patch.
I remembered how much all three of them enjoyed walking or crawling through the rows and rows of big orange pumpkins last year, so I didn't want them to miss out!
This year, the boys were pretty funny! Collin wanted to buy a huge pumpkin! He attempted to pick up many of them! However, since they already carved one with Grammie, we settled for some smaller ones for painting!
This year as I was watching them, I started to think about the amazing growth they've experienced since our last visit! I could seriously still remember moments and conversations we had one year ago! So, I thought it would be fun to include some pictures from 2007 as well!

2007- "Then"
2008- "Now"
2007- "Then"
2008- "Now"2007- "Then"
2008- "Now"

Isn't it amazing the difference a year can make?!

Here are a couple more from our time at the pumpkin patch that I couldn't resist sharing:

For some reason, Griffin was not interested in taking pictures at all! I am lucky I even got one of him alone! I wish he had jumped in for this fun shot with his daddy too!!
Daddy stealing another kiss from his little girl!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

It's A...

Yep! There's the evidence!! There is no mistaking that Baby Agarwal # 4 is indeed a boy!
Although I've been feeling all along that this was a little man, all the evidence: extreme morning, noon and night sickness, craving sweets, chocolate, fruits and having aversions to all the same things I did while carrying Eden made me think that perhaps, I was wrong! Collin was also pretty convinced that it was a girl and finally had to let go of that thought in the tiny ultrasound room. After asking if the tech was sure he was having a brother,
Collin said, "Ok, now I think it's a boy!" Good thing! :-)
So, now the hunt is on for a perfect name for this little guy! We're taking any suggestions!
We are so excited that God has given us another blessing and are thrilled to see how He uses him during his lifetime!

Here is my favorite picture from our sonogram today! I love his little profile! He's so cute!! He measures perfectly for our March 19th due date and is completely healthy! I think he looks a little "chunkier" than our others at this age! Ok, is chunky possible when he only weighs a pound?!

This is my other favorite image of the day! Recently, I've developed such a love for tiny little toes (if you've been following my photography blog, you'll understand), so when he kept pressing his foot right up for us to see, it made me smile!

Here's another fun shot as well! As the tech was trying to get some good images, she kept saying "Wow! He's an active little one!" Suddenly, the reality of having 3 boys started to sink in! Then she said, "God will only give you what you can handle!" What encouraging words from an unsuspecting source! I know that this little baby boy has a grand purpose and that God has blessed our family with him! Now, we've just got to wait it out to meet him!!

Monday, October 27, 2008

The Name Game

I started to respond with all this info in a comment, but realized it was getting a bit too long! I decided to switch it to a post!

It's funny because lots of you have asked about a name ending with the "n!" In fact, that's been our discussion thus far... how to keep that going! Ha! I never imagined myself trying to coordinate kid's names, but it seems like we've set a standard and we can't turn back! I wouldn't want little #4 to feel left out!! So, we're searching for that perfect one that ends with the same sound!

We've also tried to make sure that all our first names either have a family tie or a great meaning (Collin- my Papa's surname; Griffin- with great faith; Eden- delight, and we loved that it was the place that God originally created as perfect!"); and then we like our middle names to be something Biblical : (Isaiah; Nathanael; Grace)!

Gee, I bet you didn't expect to get all that information!!
So, play the name game with us!! See what you can come up with!

Our Exciting News!

I've been meaning to post these pics for weeks, maybe even months, but time has gotten away from me and with the calendar project, I've really been behind on blogging! So, I wanted to share these images that my cousin Sarah captured, the night we told our kids about baby #4! It was certainly a hilarious event! It went something like this:

Annie: "Does anyone know what this is a picture of?"
Collin: "It's your belly button Mommy! Or is it a jellybean?"Collin, now abandoned on the couch by his other siblings, who have found more entertaining things to do, "Oh, it's a baby. Are you faking us out Mommy?"
Griffin, while playing with Eden, "Yep, she's faking us out!"
Collin, then realizing it was truth, expresses his excitement! "Mommy, will your tummy grow this big?"
Annie: "Probably!"

Griffin, coming in for a hug. Collin snuggling with his sister since he thinks he'll be getting another one, he needed the practice!

What a fun moment in the life of our family!

Ever since that evening, Collin has repeatedly shared that he's been praying that God would give us twins! YIKES!!! I'm assuring him that the Lord will be giving us just one, since we've already seen a few sonogram images, but he's holding out hope!

Tuesday afternoon, we have our official half way "20 Week" sonogram, so we'll know for sure whether it's a boy or girl... at least I'm hoping the little one is cooperative!
Right now, the guessing stands this way in our house:
Rahul - girl
Annie- boy
Collin- girl
Griffin- boy- but switches to girl often
Eden- girl

Hmmmm....... what do you think it is? Leave us your best guess AND a couple of cool names that you think we should consider!

I'll be updating tomorrow, to fill everyone in!
Please keep us in your prayers as we anticipate this exciting day in our lives.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Dream Calendar Update!

I have totally slacked in my blogging, due to the late hours I've been pulling as I edit sessions and work on logistical stuff. I actually feel like a college student again, as I've seen the clock hit 1 and 2 am a few times, unfortunately no caffeine is allowed right now, so it's pure will power to keep my eyes open! But, I wanted to let you know, it's going great!

The sessions have blown me away and I fall in love with each child who comes to have their pictures taken. They are each so precious and adorable and come with stories that are often unbelievable!

The calendar is however, in need of some more sponsors and so I'm plugging this on all my blogs in case I've forgotten to ask one of you in person, via email or on the phone. If you or someone you know may be interested in purchasing an ad to help fund the printing of the calendar please let me know. The sponsors are so vital, as they will insure that 100% of the proceeds will go directly to Clouds of Hope!

If you think of any info that may help me out on this endeavor, please send me an email or leave a comment here!

Thanks again!
I'll keep you posted as it gets closer to production!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

I Just had to Share!

So it's pretty late and I'm pretty exhausted, but one of my dearest friends has finally shared some incredible news on her blog and I am so excited I can hardly stand it! Sleep no more- it's time to blog! Well, really, I'm just going to link you to hers because reading what God has done in the life of her and her husband will blow you away! Get ready to be amazed at how big and absolutely amazing our Lord is!!

And then... join them in prayer as they begin an incredible journey, one of obedience and growth! :-)

Love you Heather Ann!!