Tuesday, January 17, 2017


 Hilkiah and Ranan
 The little lady conked out on Daddy's lap
 Our newest little love... the 18th of this month sees him turning 4 months already.
 Cuteness: Brother styling sister's hair...

And here's more brother and sister sweetness... at the window on a snowy morning...

And here's Clara's start at large family group photography :-)

And here's my very "cool" looking household "help" (Miss Tirzah:

And here's my very helpful Miss Clara taking care of little bro:

Saturday, January 7, 2017


 In October - November we had the great treat of my brother Josh and his wife Monique visiting on their cross country move!  Thanks so much for taking the time, guys!!!  Their stop was followed by a nice long visit from my baby sister Melissa, who helped us out a ton with the busyness of life, home and kiddo duties!
 She was even brave enough to take a trip with us!  The first few picture in this post are from a zoo stop during that trip.

Mad Skills Right There Folks!!! 

And here are some snaps from Uncle Josh and Aunt Monique's visit:

Can't tell, but J and M are all the way at the top with our four "big" kids.  :-)

SUCH a blessing to have family come for visits!!!!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Looking Back

 Looking back on a year that saw a woefully small number of posts, here are a few snapshot highlights from 2016.

May was a big month for the two people above.  They turned 6 and 8.  Hil's birthday was while we were in Mexico.  We celebrated in Mexico and then also had a joint party with his sister back in the states.  The fun cake was a DQ icecream.   

In July, I got to travel to CA for my brother's wedding to the lovely Monique.  Tirzah got to come with me.  For the first time in five years, all nine of us siblings were together in one place!!!

The Four Sister! I was quite pregnant with Ranan by then.

 The newly weds!

Mr. Ty celebrates a birthday!

One of the biggest events was welcoming our newest blessing to the family, Ranan!  Precious little man.  He brings us so many smiles.

 My Mom was here for his birth and helped out a TON, as usual!  Dad blessed us with a visit too!!!

This precious lady turned 2!

And in December, we traveled to MO to spend Christmas with family!  What a big treat!!!!