Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’


We had a wonderful Christmas in Grafton with my family- lots of family gatherings, yummy food, and good times. It was especially fun to see Lauren’s excitement now that she understands the holiday. She loved singing Christmas carols and hymns (her favorites are Frosty and Hark the Herald Angels Sing), she repeatedly asked us to (Read the Rest…)

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  • Nana Jo says:

    Great pictures of Christmas in Grafton! I know how much your parents loved having you all together. Toby is the cutest little puppy too…. Love, Nana Jo



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  • Grandma Mary says:

    Lauren, what fun to hear you sing! You're going to have "all that music in your heart" like your Portland uncles do!
    Love from Grandma Mary



What a wonderful holiday season we had with our families!  We spent Christmas in Grafton and it was great to see my brothers, mom and dad, and lots of extended family.  Lauren especially had fun with my cousins’ kids and loved being part of the gang.  She received a harmonica from her uncles that she (Read the Rest…)

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  • Amy says:

    THANK YOU for updating the pictures…I love the piggies!!! Lauren is so beautiful…and the photography captures her sweetness just perfectly. i need to see you guys soon!! Make the trip across hwy 5 soon!!!



Wow, I just realized we haven’t posted in a month! The last few weeks have been busy, starting with Josh and I traveling to Boulder, CO, for a family friend’s wedding. The weekend was great- Boulder is a cool city and the weather was perfect for walking around Pearl Street. Josh was their photographer for (Read the Rest…)

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  • Amy says:

    p.s. Your Christmas Card is adorable too!!! Even Phil made a comment about how cute it was!!!!


27
Jan
2008

Cousin-to-be!

By: Steph | Tags: , , , , ,

Lauren is going to have a cousin this summer! Joe and Erin shared the news over Christmas that they are expecting a baby in July and we are so excited for them… and Nana Jo is already planning “cousin camp” at the lake :) If you look closely, you can see Lauren’s two bottom teeth- (Read the Rest…)

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  • Grandma Mary says:

    Lauren, your smiles make us SO lonesome for you! And such a big smartie . . . reading books already! Before you know it,
    you’ll have little skates on playing pond hockey! Love you to pieces, baby girl! Grandma Mary and Grandpa Nick



We started off the new year in Grafton and had a fun time celebrating a late Christmas and New Years with my family. It was great to have Jeff and Jonny home- they loved playing with Lauren and gave her a baby grand piano of her own. She loves dancing to the music! I was (Read the Rest…)

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  • Nana Jo says:

    Great to see pictures of your celebrations in Grafton! That sweet little Lauren leaves a trail of love, smiles and happy memories wherever she goes. Miraculous, wonderful babies! Love, Nana Jo



We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. We had a great time in St. Cloud celebrating Lauren’s first Christmas with family and friends. Lauren enjoyed playing with Great Grandpa Paul in her jumper. She was excited to open gifts — so she could play with the gift wrap. She also got another visit from (Read the Rest…)

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  • Grandma Mary says:

    What wonderful pictures of Lauren’s first Christmas! Thanks, Josh . . .
    Lauren’s so lucky to have ALL this family that loves her so . . . can’t wait to see her and you two! Love and kisses for those cheeks, Grandma Mary


18
Dec
2007

Santa

By: Steph | Tags: , , , ,

Lauren got to meet Santa at my Christmas party this year and the look on her face says it all- who is this guy with his fuzzy white beard and funny costume? She just checked him out a little and then had fun playing with wrapping paper. We also had a few holiday parties this (Read the Rest…)

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  • Amy Johnson says:

    Adorable as always!!!! I hope you guys have a wonderful Christmas with the Kecks and a Happy New Year with the Halls!!! That first Christmas is just so cool…and they only get better!!! Love you all!! -Amy


02
Feb
2007

I had a fun trip to Fargo last weekend and my cousins got me in the mood to shop for baby things! I hadn’t really let myself buy anything yet, basically because I know once I start, I won’t be able to stop! Kate and Jess helped me pick out a few things, some of (Read the Rest…)

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  • Nana Jo says:

    Steph and Josh — I love the little outfit!! They have just the most adorable clothing for babies — I can hardly wait:) You looked just radiant when we saw you this morning Steph! You both are so happy — you will be wonderful loving and caring parents of this little grandchild! Thanks for sharing the anticipation and excitement as you prepare your home and hearts for this blessing. Love you three, Mom