Tuesday, September 30, 2008


I love my family and love to get updated pictures of them. Here are a few that my niece Christina passed on of her family. Christina has been a great pregnancy resource since her new baby Christian was just born at the end of June.
Great-Nephew Jonas

Great-Nephew Christian

The Family: Christian, Christina, Jason and Jonas.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Things you find on a farm...

A rad treehouse.

Tim on a tire swing.
A new place to visit.
Cute kids at a parade.
Cool old buildings.

Pregnant shadows.

Miles' money makin' piglets.
Tim and Miles petting a piglet.
One of the many horse at Ted's house.

Miles, Max (the dog) and Seza.

Frances picking morning glories.

Frances, Seza and Max (the dog).

Frances and Radar.

Tim and Frances in the treehouse.

Miles riding a big bike.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Saturday, September 20, 2008

The Pirate Shower

Sarah, Sisty, Coonsie and NERD

The Pirate decorations.
Treasure Chest

Tara and Sarah

Sarah and Binks AKA Micah

Sarah and Coonsie

Sylvia, Sarah and Leah

Pirate gift box from Leah.

Homemade teddy from Debbie.

Christina wins the bubble gum game.

Michelle, Sarah and Millie.

Karen and Sarah

Sarah, Beverly and Debbie

Sarah and Pegge

Ester, Sarah and Rachael

Sarah opening Michelle's quilt.

Sarah opening the onesies that Coonsie made.

Baby Stuff--here it comes....

When you find out you're having a baby people start sharing. It's really a blessing to have so many wonderful people in our life. Already we have friends who have lent us maternity clothes, swings, baby clothes, recipes for cloth diaper care, time, and books! Below I've captured a few photos of the some of the wonderful gifts we have received...some were made, some were bought and still others were handed down from the past. We're very grateful for everything!

One of two cars seats given to us by my sister Kiki, my brother Major and my sister Karen.

A rocking chair from KL.
The blanket Coons made for Franklin. Tim was given this one as a special gift. She also made a C3PO sweatshirt to go along with the blanket.

Booties made by Coons and Michelle. Take a look at the brown ones--they're cowboy boots!

A great star snuggle to take the little guy home in. This was purchased at the MN Fair by Grandma Nancy.

An old hat made by my sister for me when I was born, a hat made by Coons and two pirate hats bought by Auntie Leah.

Wraps and slings. My niece Christina who has just had her second child gave my the green sling on top to carry Franklin. Her first son Jonas was carried in this at our wedding. The shawls below were made by Coons for breastfeeding.

A little snugly traveling suit given to us by one of my sister's great friends Freddie.

Drawer 1: All newborn items handed down to us by my niece Christina. We also received a great outfit from our fairy godmother Beverly. She's know me since I was born!

Drawer 2 (3-6 months): Clothes we received at the CA shower from Millie and Sylvia just to name a few.

Drawer 3 (6-12 months): Notice the pirate shirt. This was given to us by Auntie Leah. She likes to encourage the Pirates of Caribbean obsession I have.

Drawer 4 (12-18 months): Clothes given by Auntie Pegge and Rachael.

Jack and Jill ran up the hill from Grandma Nancy.
Hey diddle diddle the cat and his fiddle the cow jumped over the moon from Grandma Nancy.

Mary had a little lamb from Grandma Nancy.

Coonsie's Gift: 3 fitted bed sheets, 1 bed skirt, a quilt, a pillow and bumper cushion. Also pictured Tank the Teddy made for us by one of my sister's BFF's. A large and small Scottie dog that was made by my grandmother for Rachael and handed down to us. A little teddy from Millie.
Another shot of the handmade bed linens.