Tuesday, September 30, 2014


I loved that Seth and Keely spent so much time with our kids.  Lots of hoops and rounds and rounds of UNO.

Saturday, September 27, 2014


Uncle Seth and Keely were so kind to help Claudia out with her Algebra.  Let's just say that Uncle gets an A for effort and kindness, and soon-to-be-Aunt gets an A for effort, kindness, and actually understanding Algebra and getting it correct.

Monday, September 22, 2014

New family

My blog has been slow because life has been very, very full.  Thankfully my next few weeks will just be "normal".  We'll see what that means.

A few weeks back Steve's brother Seth and his fiancĂ© Keely came for a visit.  It was very good to see them again, it's been way too long since we've been together.  They are getting married in October.  Our family is very excited to make the trek to Iowa for the wedding.

This picture accurately show how the brothers feel about getting their picture taken.  That is one way that they are all oh-so-similiar.  

In other news, Jeremy was recently engaged to his girlfriend, Carissa!   So we will have another family wedding here in Lancaster in December.  How lucky am I that I get these 2 girls as sister-in-laws??

Thursday, September 11, 2014


Found these pics off of Steve's phone from our camping trip this summer.

We took a hike to the top of the rock pile at Camp Swatara.

Steve sent us this pic from the ER to let us know that Josiah was doing ok.  He fell while playing with Morgan and whacked his head on the metal bed frame in the cabin and got staples in the back of his head.  I love this picture.  Mostly b/c my husband never takes selfies!!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Out of the Mouths

This morning I am taking Greta to the doctor for her check-up.  Josiah has lived at the doctor this summer. Between staples in his head and strep throat, a bead up his nose and stitches again he is not a huge fan of the doctor.

I was just getting him dressed to go and he says to me, "I no need ketchup, just Greta has ketchup."  Took me a second to realize ketchup=check-up.

"No, bud.  You don't need any ketchup."

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Greta is 6!

Can't believe this sweet little thing is 6.  I know I say this all the time but she is growing up so quickly.

Some kids make their personalities known from the second they are born and others are taking a bit longer for me to figure them out.  Greta is still sometimes a mystery to me.  She is often quiet, but sassy, spunky, and full energy!  Greta usually spends her days coloring by herself or loving on Josiah and entertaining him in some way.  She loves to organize and bring order to things.  She does not like to be the center of attention unlike some of her siblings!!

The older Greta gets the more I see her special place in our family.  It is such a treat to watch her grow and change.  We love you miss G!!!