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Merry Christmas


We are having a very merry Christmas and enjoying having our out of town children and grandchildren here for a few days. Nora and Topher were here today and hopefully the whole family will be here this weekend.

Drew is in kindergarten and is learning to read. Here he and Megan were reading an old family favorite, Harry the Dirty Dog:

Maddie is ten months old now. She crawls well, stands and walks around the furniture, and babbles a lot. She is not a smiley baby but her aunt Nora, Uncle Topher, and Poppie were able to coax a few smiles out of her while we were at the supper table.

This is my favorite:

Hoping you and yours had a wonderful Christmas. We were blessed to hear today that someone we have prayed for for many years has come to the Lord.
God is good.

Becka


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Why it’s been so quiet


We have been up North for the last couple of weeks. I have lots of fodder for future blog posts, but we brought some very special visitors home with us and have been keeping busy. (Quite enjoyably so!) Here are a few pics until I have time for a proper post:

I made this Deconstructed Lasagna again for the family using Bow Tie Pasta and we really enjoyed it:

I told about my other changes to the recipe here.

Do you love the table decorations that Drew added to the table?

Drew and his Uncle Topher enjoy playing video games together:

Nora took this photo with her phone and edited it with Instagram.

She also took this one of Ryan. He's really zipping around now and is looking more grown up since he's started walking.

Hope all of you are having a blessed summer and keeping cool.

Becka


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Another shameless grandma post


DD Nora reminded me earlier this week that this time last year we were very busy preparing for a wedding (and, unbeknownst to us, the birth of our second grandson on the very same day!) This week and actually the last several have been much less frenetic. We have been keeping busy with various and sundry household chores such as defrosting the chest freezer, washing and storing winter coats, changing out winter clothes for summer clothes, planting things in the garden, etc. I don't have any completed projects or new recipes to share, so I thought I'd post a few fairly recent pictures of the grandchildren.

Ryan will be turning one early next week. He is not walking yet but manages to get around quite well by crawling or more often by walking on his hands and feet somewhat like a spider.

He can now hold his bottle and likes to do this even though we still hold him while he is drinking from it:

He loves to play under the kitchen table and will often take his toys there:

It appears that he is considering a future in the military since he spends a great deal of time on the obstacle course:

His latest obsession is with the ceiling fans and we often find him gazing up at them and waving his arm in a circle:

I don't have nearly as many pictures of the other two grandchildren since I don't see them as often. Megan gave me permission to post some photos from her blog.

Drew turned five earlier this month. He also had his first real sickness with a bout of the flu which lasted for over a week. He is much better now and loves his little sister. She doesn't look too comfy in this photo:

Little Maddie is six weeks old already and weighs over ten pounds. When Megan took the two children to the doctor last week the doctor said to Maddie, "You're a lot bigger than your brother." Drew replied, "No she's not!"

All three of them have been a great blessing to us and we thank the Lord for each of them and their parents who are seeking to raise them for Him.

Becka


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Home again


After a very busy ten days I am home again. Many of you who know us personally know that Nora, Topher, Rob and I drove up to MI two days after little Maddie was born. Nora, Topher, and Rob had to drive back on Sunday for school and work the following day, but were thankful to be able to visit at least briefly. When we arrived we received the bad news that Megan had developed pre-eclampsia and had to go on a twenty-four hour magnesium drip. This was extremely discouraging for her since she knew what the side effects were and was dreading them. It had to be done and she endured. During that time she could not care for the baby so someone had to be with her. Nora spent two nights with her while she was still there and then Jim spent a couple and I ended up staying one night. Baby Madeleine was actually discharged on Saturday but was allowed to stay on as a "boarder." This meant that the hospital staff would no longer be checking on her or caring for her. Fortunately by that time she was eating and sleeping pretty well and took it all in her stride. 🙂


Meanwhile Megan had some really high blood pressure readings. The doctors did a lot of tests and tried a number of medication combinations before her blood pressure started coming down into a more normal range. She was finally discharged from the hospital a week after Maddie was born. Since returning home she has actually been able to lower her dosages of medication a bit and is regaining strength and energy. We are praising the Lord for a safe delivery, a healthy baby girl, and a mommy who is doing much better.

Drew is a very proud big brother who loves to hold his sweet little sister and to put the dirty diapers in the diaper genie. He is very helpful about telling his mom when the baby is starting to cry. 🙂 I can remember his mom telling me that when her little brother was a baby.


Megan is doing a series of posts on her blog about the new baby. If you would like more details you can check out this post.

Thanks to all who commented after Maddie's birth and those who prayed for her and Megan. We were encouraged and blessed by your prayers and concern.


Becka


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