My Family

the secret life of an american wife and mom


Friday, May 10, 2013

Congratulations to Rachel

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Merry Christmas 2012

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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Congratulations to Josiah!

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Friday, July 1, 2011

growing, growing, growing

just a peek at how much i have grown and changed and what i have been up to since i came into this world
here i am just hanging around and looking cute
just a swingin' here
getting stronger, doing my exercises
practicing my whistle
saying "hi" with my hands since i can't talk yet
daydreaming of making that last winning shot like michael jordan always did
practicing my jump shot
looking at my mommy
trying hard to focus on these hands of mine
"where'd they go?"
looking at my daddy here
"oops lost a sock"
getting a little hungry and i do not like to wait
"no more pictures mom!"
listening to my big brother tell me a very exciting story
learning to count on my fingers
"hmmmmm, i keep forgetting what comes after 4"
"i hate it when that happens"
getting a little tired now
now i am 6 weeks old

and learning so much
"there sure is a lot to look at in this world"
"and a lot to smile about"
"i know, i know i'm still looking cute"
"the first six weeks has been pretty good"
"can't wait to see what's in store for the rest of my life"

Thursday, June 30, 2011

a baby story

once upon a time there was a family who was yet to be complete.  there was a mom and a dad and five beautiful children.  they loved one another very much and thought that their family of seven was very busy and full.  but Someone thought that another person needed to be added to make the bouquet of roses more beautiful.  whoever heard of only getting a bouquet of five roses anyway, right?  adding another baby would give us a half dozen rosebuds that would bloom into beautiful roses in our family garden. so, along came jonah to make our family complete.

on may 18, 2011, he made his entrance into the world in fine fashion.
our wonderful nurse, melanie, got him cleaned up right away

and taught him how to sun bathe, which he absolutely loved.

it soon came time to notify the world
how did people ever know anything before cell phones and texting?

i was first to love on him after his bath.
he cleaned up beautifully!
then he was welcomed with lots of kisses from daddy
and jacob

and great big smiles from all of his siblings

family and friends soon came to welcome him

proud grandma
soon we took him home and he found his special place within our family
jonah was God's masterful touch added to our family bouquet of roses
but this is not the end of this story
only the beginning to the many stories we will all tell about the time jonah came into our family