Saturday, March 21, 2015

Family Pics Just for Fun

 This is our formal pic.  Gracie picked out all of the outfits.

 This is our fun informal pic.  It was the hardest to get.  The photographer had to photo shop 4 pictures together just to get everyone to smile and look at the camera.  I am so glad they can do that now. 

 This workout session is inspired by Vladimir Putin.  Ruuuusian  Power!  The photographer got a little carried away and photoshopped some guns onto Ty.

This is a tea time themed shot.  I love my girls!  By the way, the bear is a boy, but he fits in very nicely to all social events, we thought it was OK.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Friday, February 20, 2015

Ok, back with a few more snaps, of our busy, blessed life.  

The next two pictures are good examples of life with little people.  :-)  There the times when it is just plain old messy, challenging and overwhelming.  And then...

... there are the times when those little people are just too adorable and beautiful!  The Lord is so good to mix in great joy with the challenges.

Here's my big pacie fan.  :-)  He likes to walk around with an extra at times.  This time he had a total of four.  :)  Nice to be able to swap out the current one for a fresh one.  :-)

Few days ago, after quiet time, Clara and I could NOT find Hilkiah.  After looking around inside the house we went looking and calling around the house.  No success.  We went back in to look some more and discovered him asleep, under the boys bunk bed.  :-)

What a four year old can look like after having fun helping in the kitchen.

 Cinnamon rolls!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

snippets from recently

This appears to have been a "brothers selfie" :-)

The following several shots are from a recent afternoon, when returning from an errand, I got the "I wish we could play at that park" comment from a member of the crew.  Seeing as it was a lovely day and I didn't have anything pressing... I was out of excuses.  :-) 

Our lovely lady...

And here we have the book disaster!  :-)

Love these eyes~

And here's my big helper and her little sis!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Family Picture

Just wanted to post a team picture.  -S.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

 Two little girls in their somewhat-matching-footie-pjs!

Daddy and his daughter
 Dr. Seuss???  The kids decided to adorn their little sister with Mommy's green scarf.  And this was the adorable result.
 A new year and a very new look.  We were sure having challenges with getting Clara's lovely, long, blonde hair brushed out and done on a regular basis.  Six year olds don't enjoy having tangles brushed through.  We decided to shorten it to make things easier.  The original plan was to have it a couple inches below her shoulders, but it ended up being one of those deals where as we cut and made corrections it got shorter and shorter.  And then we ended up taking it a friend to clean it up.  :-)  This was the sweet end result of our friend cutting and styling it.  We plan to grow it out again.  As it grows, she'll be growing, and hopefully becoming better able to care for it herself and also better able to endure the pain when someone else is doing it.  :-)
Giving baby her pacie.  And yes, that is a doll, not little sister.  :-)

Friday, December 26, 2014

Two months have passed since our little Tirzah joined the family... at least, since she joined us in the outside world.  What a full, eventful and blessed two months they have been!

We were very blessed to have visits from my Mom and Dad, my Aunts Margie and Janette, my brother Caleb, and my brother and sister-in-law Randy and Raechel!!!  We also had a trip to Stephen's brother and sister-in-law's for a lovely Thanksgiving.  In the last post, there are pictures from Mom and Dad and Randy and Raechel's visits. 

It has also been a time of challenge and change.  Four little people is sure different then three.  :-)  Just getting all four loaded in the car and taking them shopping or something can seem rather daunting.  Of course the fact that it's winter adds to the job... socks, shoes, jackets, maybe a hat, and a baby loaded in a car seat with blankets.  :-)  I've never been much of a scheduler of my days, but would like to get better and be more organized in general.  You can pray that I'll have wisdom on what to make a priority day to day and what to drop. 

Tirzah has struggled with a little "colic" or something.  Seems she may have some food intolerance.  Right now my dairy intake is majorly reduced.  She's been doing fairly well lately.

Here are some snaps of moments from this last month.  Enjoy!  We sure are blessed!!!!!!!

Pizza (or "eet-zah", as Ittai calls it) at Sam's. 

Aunt Janette and Tirzah

Big brother Hil and Tirzah

What a precious!!!

Clara is getting to be such a helper!!!  The other day Tirzah was crying and big sister picked her up and started singing her own song to her.  She told me that part of the song was "when you fall down I'll pull you up".  When I walked in she was singing this sweet line over and over: "just a little smile will help the pain."  And Tirzah was getting dozy and smiling!!!

And the end result of getting held and sung to....

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Just a quick post to share a few pictures from this last month!  I'll try to return soon with more pictures, news and explanations!!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Introducing Tirzah Lynn

A little girl prayed ever so faithfully that God would give her a sister.  But Daddy and Mommy were feeling pretty sure this baby was going to be a boy.  However, Clara really wanted this "family to be even", three boys and three girls.  And she really wanted a little sister.  She kept praying.

And our very good God gave Clara her little sister.

Last week we welcomed Tirzah Lynn, into our little family!  She arrived after a few hours of VERY light labor, followed by just under an hour of intense labor.   The serious labor went soooo quickly, that our midwife didn't even make it in time, and Daddy delivered his little girl.  I had decided to take a rest and see what happened.  I laid down at about 2:30 and set the alarm for an hour later.  Serious labor kicked in and baby was born before the alarm went off. 

Tirzah was 8lbs 14oz, and about 19 1/4 in long!  And she is lovely little bundle of blessing from the Lord Jesus!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Some Local Cuteness

Watching a video together.  Thought the arm behind sister was very cute.