Saturday, May 7, 2016


Apparently I left out a whole bunch of important events prior to little E's arrival. Here are the kids learning how to swaddle:

M had a solo in her school program:

J took a selfie:

Unfortunately, this isn't a clip of her solo, but it is still cute!

Thursday, May 5, 2016


I'll give you an intermission from the E pics with some photos I should have added in earlier blogs, but didn't. Or maybe I did and forgot they've already been shared! Where's my brain these days?! 

Here's J reading at my work: 
Doing some painting:

Picnic at the church when it was our turn to clean:

Chillin' like a villian:

A door we made with the kids at work: (A miracle happened and I came up with an idea.)
The kids made the flowers and wrote the name of their favorite book on it.

Playing on the stage at church:

Getting dressed for church. He was trying really hard to be grumpy,

but that's just not J's style!

Had to match his daddy:

A little outside fun!

Transformer love:

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Falling in Love

The month of July was mostly spent falling in love with our little E. We love her so much!!

It also included a trip to the comic book store: 

This was her coming home outfit-given by Grandma. And one of her first smiles! (I'm still looking for her coming home pictures!)

Some time around the ten day mark (might have been two weeks) my dear friend Christina came and did a photo session and took some beautiful photos. This outfit was given by Grandmoma.

 (I had to bribe J with $1 so he would wear some decent clothes.)

The blanket under her in the basket was made by Aunt Geri when M was a baby.

This was a blanket I had as a baby.

Monday, May 2, 2016


It began at 3 am on June 28. 2016. She arrived after seven that night. Right from the start our sweet E has been such a joy. She can get sassy at times, but for the most part she is just sweet and happy. We love her so much!

The nurses stamped her footprint on the kids' arms and they loved that!

We were so blessed to have both our moms here to help and they brought the kids to the hospital to meet their baby sister right away. I love how proud and happy they are in these pics!

So proud!

Christina at 4 Ever Memories Photography was sweet and came to the hospital to take a few pics of her.

more baby pics to follow...