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November 27, 2009

For cheap family entertainment....

Give a two year old a wig and glasses.....

And get ready for TONS of laughs!!


November 21, 2009

Converstation Between 2 Brothers

Caleb: (picking up his baby brother) Oh my baby...my baby!

Nathan:  He's not your baby, he's mom's baby. She laid him!

Guess that's what happens when you have laying hens :)

November 18, 2009

Thoughts I Had While Cleaning the Fridge

*I wonder how sour cream can go bad?
*I wonder why sour cream doesn't turn out the same as sour cream :-)
*Syrup spilled in the fridge makes for a sticky mess.
*If you would combine jars containing the same ingredients, there would be more room for other things
*Labelling doesn't always work
*I would not be a good scientist, mold does not intrigue me
*When you have too many left overs, make soup
*Some of our kids must have no depth perception, they can't tell when a container is empty
*I wonder if you push the little button that turns off the light while the door is still open, does the food think you can't see it?
*Celery that's not wrapped gets really gimpy
*10 month old babies like to crawl in a fridge while its open
* I wonder how a humidity controlled crisper works.....maybe I should be a scientist!
*Some things are entirely too tall for the shelf they are labeled to be on
*A clean fridge makes me feel like I have accomplished something :-O

How about you? Any random cleaning thoughts?!?

November 16, 2009

Footage of Our New Grandson

This past weekend we were once again privelaged to spend some time with Josh and Rebecca and see our sweet little grandson Andrew who is now 1 week and 5 days old. Although he would only be 32 weeks gestation as of Sunday.

He is doing well and when we visited this morning I was able to take some video of him in all of his sweetness. So I will let the video speak for itself....for as the saying goes...a picture is worth a thousand words. So I guess a video must be worth at least 10 x that. This could be the longest post yet :)


November 12, 2009

Gramps and Grammy Update #2

Many of you have been asking how little Andrew is doing (AJ as Gramps affectionately likes to call him) so I thought it was about time for an update. Rebecca just updated their blog and instead of me trying to give you details I thought it might be better to direct you there.

But I did want to say that words really cannot express our gratitude for the many times we have heard that you are praying for them. We know it is because of your prayers that things are going so well. It's especially in times like these that we really appreciate the larger Church body.

If you are wondering how to pray for them?

~Continued strength, grace and health for Josh and Rebecca.

~Blessings on the missionary couple that have opened up their home to Josh and Rebecca, given them a key to their home so they can come and go as they please. This was a huge answer to prayer. Again....the body of Christ.....a blessing.

~ I don't know how many times around our table the prayer has went up...."Help Andrew to get big." I told Rebecca that he is probably going to be huge because of all the prayers of his uncles and aunts :) So please join us in praying that he continues to grow big and strong so he can come home with Daddy and Mommy.

~That little Andrew would not forget to breath :)

~ That his grandparents who are just longing to be able to scoop him up and hug him, would be able to soon.....and I think his aunts and uncles feel the same :)

Thanks again for praying!

November 6, 2009

Grammy and Gramps Report

Thought it was about time for an update on little Andrew.

First off thank you for all your congratulations and prayers. It means so much to hear that people all over the world are praying for little Andrew.

He seems to be doing well. He was taken off the ventilator yesterday morning which was great news. He had to have blood given to him almost right away as his hemoglobbin was quite low. He has to have a couple of tests and app'ts, some routine, some things they are a little concerned about. We should know the results of those some time today.

We were able to see him when he was just a few hours old so that was exciting. He is a little sweetie. But so tiny. It's hard to believe they grow so much in the last 10 weeks.

Rebecca is doing well. She is hoping to be discharged today. I think she likes hospitals just about as much as I do :-) Joshua is a little sleep deprived but doing well too.

Grammy and Gramps are enjoying this new roll even though it didn't turn out quite like we expected it to! But we are so thankful that God loves our little grandchild so much more than we do and He has a perfect plan for him.

Thanks for tunning in to the GRAMMY AND GRAMPS REPORT. Oh ya, and by the way, I think I am getting a gray hair....YEAH!

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Jeremiah 29:11

November 4, 2009

The Baby Has Arrived!

At 5:10 this evening Andrew Joshua has made his appearance!

He is 3 lbs 2.5 oz 15 inches.

We love you Andy!

More details to come soon

Soon To Be Grandpa's

Mom sent us this picture and I thought it was to
cute not to share with you:)
Still waiting...

November 3, 2009

Another Update

Hi again....still from the big city.

We had another day of sticking around the hospital and having good visits with Joshua and Rebecca.

Just to update you......Rebecca's contractions are still quieted right down. The baby will get his/her last shot of steroids tonight and then it's wait and see.

So really....not sure what to say except thanks again for your prayers (have I mentioned that already :) and please continue to pray for Josh, Rebecca and their baby (our sweet little grandbaby)


Oh and please pray for our families back at home.,..for the girls decided to make donuts at 9:45 at night :) But seriously...they have been doing a great job at holding down the fort and allowing us to be here with their brother, sister and neice/nephew. Bless them Lord :)


I hope to update you again tomorrow so check in again if you would like :)


Hi from the big city.

First of all thank you so much for all your prayers. We really appreciate them and know that God has honored them.

Last evening we went to visit Josh and Rebecca. We were thankful to find out that the contractions had slowed a lot. Right now the goal is to give the baby steroids to help develop the baby's lungs. They were hoping to be able to hold off labor for 48 hours. This morning (not sure what time) will be 24. So far she is still on the meds to slow down the contractions.

She also had an ultra sound and everything looks fine. Baby is doing well so we are very thankful for that.

We want to visit them again today so we will update when possible.

Josh and Rebecca are doing great and are trusting in God's plan for their baby. We are so thankful for their faith in Him.

Please continue to pray for Rebecca and baby's health and that God's will be done in their lives.

Here are a couple of pictures from last nights visit.





November 2, 2009

Please Pray!

I thought of calling many of you and ask you this in person...but time doesn't allow so I will ask you this way.

We got a phone call this morning that we weren't expecting. Rebecca called and said that she had been in labor all night and they were heading to the hospital.

After a couple of hours they told us that they were bringing Rebecca to a bigger hospital (over 2 hours from us). She definitely is in labor and they are now trying to slow things down for at least 24 hours and are giving the baby steroids to develop the lungs.

So I am asking you to please pray. The baby is only due at the beginning of January so this is really early. We are praying that the labor will stop... and if it comes to the baby being born we ask that you pray for the baby and it's health.

Josh and Rebecca are doing very well...they know that God has a plan and are trusting in that plan. But it is still hard I am sure.

Thank you for your prayers....we appreciate all of our blogger friends :)

We are going to leave in a few minutes with Rebecca's parents and head to the city where we will stay overnight. We want to be there for them. I will try to keep you updated.


Two families got it right......the Cooper's and the Mayo's.
So we had to draw and The Cooper's win!
Thanks for all your guesses....they were very good and some were even entertaining :)
As you can tell by the pictures Jen got a ride from the cement truck chute.
Glad she didn't get stuck in there...who would milk the cows?