Sunday, December 30, 2007

More Christmas Pictures

Christmas Eve

We started a new tradition with my side of the family where we get together Christmas Eve morning. My dad will make a big breakfast and then we open gifts.

Brian and Noah
Noah and Justin
Kristen and Alex (crazy Eddie)
Pappy, Luke and Noah

Luke learns to sit

Luke can now sit all by himself! Here is a picture with Luke sitting up himself with me and his buddy Winston.

Christmas Party

We got to celebrate Christmas with all of my cousins from my side this year on the Sunday before Christmas. My dad has 11 brothers and sisters, I have 49 cousins, and a lot of 2nd cousins! We have to rent out a ballroom in a hotel for the party. Here are some pictures from that day.
Luke and Santa

Uncle Bill with the gifts we got him

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Maya Grace

Jesse and Andrea welcomed Maya Grace into the world on December 18th. Maya and Micah were both due on Christmas Day! Both moms are happy they will be home for Christmas! Maya is 8lbs 4 ounces and 20 inches long. Andrea and Maya are both doing well! Here are some pictures from the hospital.

Micah Joseph

Brian and Meghan welcomed Micah Joseph into the world on December 17th. He is 7 lbs 12 ounces and 20 inches long. Everyone is doing well. We are very excited to meet our new nephew! We did get to meet our new nephew. Here are some picutures.

Dedication Pictures

Here are some photos taken the day Luke was dedicated to the Lord.

The church dedication service

Luke and Morgan
Me and my best friend

Heidi's awesome cross cake

Pap and Sally

Nana and Sally

Joe, Gretchen, Hans and Katia

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Luke's Dedication

John and I dedicated Luke to the Lord last Sunday, the 9th of December. My dad and Sally came up the day before. We had a lot of fun with them. We played cards and they got to play with Luke. After the dedication at church, we went to John's parents for lunch. Heidi made one of her famous cakes! We had a great time, and are thankful for everyone who came to support us and our little guy! Our prayer is that Luke will grow up to know and love our Lord and Savior.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007


This year we celebrated Thanksgiving with both of our families! We spent Thanksgiving day at John's parents. We got to see his grandparents and cousins from Hershey. For some of them, it was the first time they got to meet Luke! We had a really nice dinner!

On Friday, we went to my dad's house and had another Thanksgiving dinner there. All of my family was in for the holiday. We had a great time! Joe and Tonya were there too! We were very excited to see them! They made the trip from Oklahoma. We got to stay at my dad's with them until the next Tuesday. Unfortunately, I did not take any pictures while we were there. We loved spending time with everyone, but unfortunately, everytime I leave my dad's I feel I gain a few more pounds! It must be all of Sally's good cooking.

Here are a few photos taken on Thanksgiving day at John's parents.

Aunt Sue and Luke

Oma and Luke

Oma and our newest niece, Megan

4 Generations!

Opa, Pop-pop, Dad and Luke

Monday, November 19, 2007

Oh, how they grow!

I was looking through some of our pictures and came across some of the pictures from Luke's first bath. I can't believe how much bigger he is now, and how much he has changed! It has only been a little over 4 months!

Luke at 3 weeks old

Luke at 4 and a half months old

Luke and his friend

Luke enjoys watching us playing with Samson. Everytime Samson brings us back his toy, Luke laughs. Samson dosn't understand that Luke isn't big enough yet to play with him. He drops his toy on Luke's lap and excepts Luke to throw it to him! I think Luke will enjoying growing up with his big dog! Here are some pictures of the two of them together.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Megan Ruth

Heidi and Brian welcomed into the world our newest niece Megan Ruth at 12:14 am today. She is 7lbs 0.5 ounces and 20 and 1/2 inches long. Heidi and Megan are both doing well! Her two older sisters are very excited to have her! We got a chance to meet her today. She is too precious! The beautiful baby has a ton of dark hair! We are very happy for them. The Lord continues to bless their family. Here are some pictures from the hospital.

Brian, Heidi, and Megan

Mommy and Megan

Dosn't Heidi look great!?

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Andrea's baby shower

We had a shower for our good friend Andrea last Saturday. Rebecca was gracious enough to host the event. The food and fellowship were great! The theme was lambs and Christmas, since Andrea loves lambs and she is due on Christmas day! We can't wait to meet her little one!

Andrea and her cute belly!

The diaper cake!

And the real cake!

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Heidi's Baby Shower

There was a baby shower for Heidi and Brian this past Sunday. They will be having their 3rd baby this November 8th if not sooner! The shower was beautiful! There was great food and company! There is a link to photos from the shower at Brian and Heidi's website. We can't wait to meet our new niece or nephew!

Wedding Bells

Congratulations to pappy and Sally as they got engaged last Sunday! My dad proposed at church, and she said yes! I wish I had a picture to post, but I was not there. A date is set. It is February 2, 2008. It will be a groundhog's day to remember! We are really happy for the both of them. We pray that the Lord will bless their life together. We are excited for Sally to join the family!

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Vacationing at Pappy's

Luke and I went to pappy's for a long weekend. We also went to Cleveland to celebrate Katie's 3rd birthday! Unfortunately, I forgot my camera for that trip. Hopefully, I can post some pictures later on from someone else's camera. Here are some pictures from the weekened at pappy's. Almost everyone got a picture with Luke! Luke loves to spend time with his cousins, aunts, uncles, pappy, and Sally.
Luke and myself
Noah, pappy, and Luke
Pappy and Luke
Sally and Luke
Dale and Luke

Our favorite dog, Winston!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Pumpkin Carving

Last week Amy and Jay hosted a pumpkin carving party that included carving pumpkins and eating, of course! Here are some of the pictures.
Luke, John, and myself. Luke is wearing a shirt that says "daddy's little pumpkin," but I have to say that he is my little pumpkin too!

Jay, Amy, and Baby
Jesse, Andrea, and baby (Luke can't wait to meet his knew friend!)

Shann and Sarah
Caden and Alyssa (How cute are they!)

Here is a picture of all of our pumkins. Our pumpkin is the cute one in the middle! To the right of ours, is Jay's pumpkin of Conan O'Brian's face. It was a fun night. Thanks, Amy and Jay for hosting! Thanks to Sarah for providing the pictures off of her blog!