Tuesday, April 24, 2007


Guten Tag ! I think I spelled that right. I suppose if you don't know German then you wont really know or care! HA. Well, it has been rather busy at the Valentines. Elijah is now over a month old!!! That went quick!! Having 4 children does not seem all that different from 3...however, I have been finding it more difficult to find time to get myself ready and out the door. Must be lack of sleep, and Elijahs habit of spitting up on his or my clothes right before it is time to leave...Ugh!

A few of you have sent gifts to Eli and myself. I appreciate you all so much! Please don't think that I forgot about your thoughtfulness, I intend to write the rest of my thank-yous as I am able. I appreciate your patience as well as your thoughtfulness :)

Cory has started up baseball. Practice is everyday after school and on Saturdays. Games seem to be every night these days. Usually I do not see Cory until 7:00 pm, or sometimes 9:00pm. This has been hard for me, as I need a break now and then. A light is at the end of the tunnel though. With this beautiful Spring weather I shall get to go to the home games and let the older kids attack the dirt pile in the far field...while I snuggle Eli. As long as I do not feel cooped up inside, then I will survive!

Yesterday the girls and I were invited over to a friends house that we know from Preschool. We had a BBQ, and then sat in the gazebo while the kids played in the yard. It was such a fabulous time. She had such a beautiful home...a giant log home, and beautifully landscaped! I scoped it out for good ideas for the Valentine abode.

Well, I hope everyone is having a great week and enjoying the fabulous weather we are having...see you all later!

Sunday, April 08, 2007


Essie McGuessie
A frozen Gaylie Lou Who
Mr. I-man
A happy (frozen) Gaylie Lou Who (who is no more than two...)


The kiddos were sooooo excited to get packages from Aunt JJ and Uncle Keith...AND Aunt Manda and Uncle John...all on the same day!!!! We had tons of candy and egg coloring kits, and Easter Purses...all kinds of goodies! The kids had a ball! Thanks guys!

Happy Easter 2007


Elijah is growing so quickly...although still quite newborn...he definately is coming into his own look.
I love Eli in blue...especially navy. For now he has blue eyes...just like Esther did. I wonder if they will turn brown like hers? Such a handsome little man.
Esther is in love. Plain and simple--head over heels in love with her little brother. One can't hold this little child in peace without a little someone asking for a turn...or giving advice. Esther is QUITE maternal...an instinctive nurturer...and I hope that her bond with him lasts and lasts. I also hope to help her hone her skills...she is such a little homemaker....I love it!

Thursday, April 05, 2007


Something is wrong with the color on this photo...but this is how I looked pre-delivery. I can't believe he fit inside me! Following is some of my favorite shots from post delivery...enjoy!