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Miss Independent

By: Steph | Tags: , , , , ,

Lauren says “I do it!” only about a hundred times a day.  And when she wants to do it, whatever it is, she does not want our help!  This usually means whatever we are doing will take 10 times as long, which can be a problem as we try to rush out of the house (Read the Rest…)

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  • Nana Jo says:

    What fun to find a new post! Lauren you are going to be a great little cook too:) It won’t be long and you will be able to be enjoying warm, spring days and lots of time outside. We miss you lots and are anxious to return to MN and our granddaughters. Love you, Nana Jo


Busy, busy!

By: Steph | Tags: , , , , ,

Busy is the word around our house lately! Lauren is moving a lot faster now and is getting into everything… she climbs and crawls over anything in her way and tries to pull herself up on whatever is near. With the nice weather lately, Josh has been taking Lauren rollerblading and although she enjoys the (Read the Rest…)

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  • Amy says:

    Thank you for new Lauren pictures!!!!! I love the crawling video, but it’s been a month!!!! She is adorable as always….can’t wait for a squeeze soon!!!!



By: Steph | Tags: , ,

Lauren slept through the night twice this week! I panicked for a minute the first morning when I realized that my alarm woke me up instead of Lauren’s cries… and when she did wake at 6:30, we were all smiles- what a great way to start the day :) All the activity at daycare must (Read the Rest…)

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  • Nana Jo says:

    What wonderful news! I’m so happy for all THREE of you. The first time the kids slept through the night for a few consecutive nights I remember feeling like a new person — at least a rested mom:) Hope it continues. That is such a beautiful little angelic face with those big eyes and long eyelashes. She changes so much — it makes me want to drive down right now and hug that little babe. Is her hair getting lighter or just the camera and lighting?

I know it’s been too long since the last post, but we’ve been busy! This past weekend was especially interesting- storms came through around 3 am on Saturday morning and we lost power at the house until Sunday afternoon! Lauren’s baptism was Saturday evening so we had to cook the whole meal on the grill (Read the Rest…)

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  • Auntie Laurie says:

    Steph and Josh – what a wonderful video! Grandpa Nick was still in awe of all that happened tonight when I spoke with him.
    You did such a great job and look like a million bucks I might add! Am soooo lonesome for the little one – kiss her from her great
    auntie Laurie! Love, Me


2 Weeks Old

By: Steph | Tags: , , , , , , ,

We made it through another week! This week has been much better in terms of adjusting and getting used to each other… that first week was pretty tough (especially on mom). Feeding is going much better, although the frequency is still a little overwhelming, and there are still some scheduling kinks to work on. I’ve (Read the Rest…)

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  • Meagan says:

    What an awesome picture!! If you guys took that yourselves, there is no need to refer you to our photographer…we’re coming to the Keck Studio next time around!!

    She is beautiful. Maybe Jack and I can stop by to meet her before school starts up again…

    Take care…

  Waiting patiently is really hard to do!  I feel like we are ready for this baby now and the belly is getting quite cumbersome- and all we can do is wait for the baby to be ready.  I keep thinking “this could be my last day of work” and the hospital bag is packed… (Read the Rest…)

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  • Jessica says:

    Hey Steph — I know how hard it can be to wait. And wait. And wait some more!! I found this poem after I went overdue with Oliver and it really said what I was feeling and often times even calmed me down a bit. Hope it helps you too!


    Dear baby, here beneath my heart;
    I thought that you might come today;
    The timing seemed just right.
    But the stars are out
    And the moon is high
    And sheepishly I wonder why
    I try to arrange the plans of God.
    For now I know
    You will not come until the One
    Who holds eternity rustles your soft cocoon
    and whispers in tones I will not hear;
    “It’s time, precious gift.
    Now it’s time.”

    Robin Jones Gunn
    Mothering by Heart

    Praying for you Steph! Hang in there. :)


Week 25

By: Steph | Tags: , , , , ,

Sorry to disappoint, but I don’t have anything exciting to report this week!  The dr. appointment and ultrasound I had scheduled for today was rescheduled for next Tuesday, so check back next week and we should have some new ultrasound pictures to share.  It’s been a busy week and UPS has been making a few (Read the Rest…)

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  • Steph says:

    Clark, I just knew you’d be the first to give me grief about my post… don’t you have work to do or something? I’ll make it up to you next week :)