Friday, January 17, 2014

Brooke's Photo Shoot

Erin came and took some pictures of Brooke when she was almost 2 weeks old.  She did such a great job!

I love all her hair!

 I think Brooke was getting a little tired of pictures after a while:)

We just love our little Brooke and are so grateful for her in our home!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Brooke Elizabeth Warren

 Brooke Elizabeth Warren
7 lbs. 11 oz.
20 in. long

Saying Hello to the World:)
Brooke's Delivery went so well!  She came 2 days early and is a healthy, beautiful girl.  We thought for sure she would come earlier, because I had been dilated and effaced for so long, but she was not quite ready to come and needed some more time.  Close to her due date, we decided to get my membranes stripped and an hour later, I started having contractions every 6 minutes.  We knew I was already at a 6+ and pretty much completely effaced, so we didn't want to take any chances of not getting to the hospital in time or not getting my epidural:)  So we checked in the hospital.  They were so busy, with the end of the year rush, that they weren't quite sure what to do with us.  They had 10 inductions scheduled that day and 6 other people who had just come in, plus me, and a couple behind us.  It was crazy!  Plus my midwife had a patient at another hospital she needed to get too.  They couldn't send me home, because by this time, I was at a 7+, but the baby was so high and I was not in active labor, so they told me to just wait.  After an hour, my contractions started getting more painful, so they finally admitted me and decided to give me some attention:)  So at 3:40 pm, I got my epidural (YAY!), they broke my water at 4:10 pm, and baby Brooke was born at 4:53 pm!  She was here safe and sound and we were so grateful!  Since the hospital was so busy, we got to spend a lot of time with just me, David, and Brooke before they took her away to bathe and clean her up.  It was a very special time.  We just love her so much!    
One Proud Mommy and Daddy

Hard to believe we are now a family of six!  
We feel so blessed and are so grateful for each and every one of our kids.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Girl Power:)

 The girls are making a come back in this family!  Now we will be even:)  We are thrilled.  Our little one is due on January 1st.
 I don't know why it wouldn't let me turn the picture the other way, but here is her cute profile. 

We brought the kids with us to the ultra sound this time, which was really fun.  As we walked in, Brandon excitedly told the lady that he knew what we were having.  She said, "You do!  What is it?"  He emphatically told her that we were having a "Boy or a Girl":)  I guess that is good that we aren't having something else!  H/H!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013


Well if you can believe it, it happened again!  Brandon got stitches for the third time in his short 3 years of life!!  David said we are going to have to bubble wrap him and have him wear a helmet, and I am starting to believe him.  
He was climbing out of our car and tripped over Ashley's diaper bag on his way out.  He fell right on his chin from the car.  I thought he had broken his jaw by the way it sounded, so I was relieved when it was just stitches, but it was still awful nonetheless!  

We had to wait an hour to go to the Doctor because they were all on lunch break, but he is a tough kid and knows the drill at the Doctor's it seems.  The hardest part as always is having to wrap him up so he won't flail when they put the stitches in:(     
He had to get 5 stitches and one popped out by the end of the first day... that is how active he is, but luckily it had sealed enough we didn't have to go back in to fix it!  They are all out now and he is just fine.  I guess he just has one more story to tell, poor kid!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Hip Hoppity Day!

Happy Easter!

I tried so hard to get a picture of the kids all dressed up, but this is what I got:)

Easter Eggs

Just for Fun!

Shepherd Neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt
(Nate was baptized that day after the hunt!)

Ashley was not that happy during or after the hunt.  I think she was a little overwhelmed by it all:)

Grandma and Grandpa's
 Ashley did a lot better here:)

Nauni and Papa Jones'
They did a glow in the dark Easter Egg Hunt

I love this picture.  They look so intent on what they are doing and they look like twins!
 Nauni taught them how to make Resurrection Rolls...
 Then we had a lesson on the Resurrection... 
 And the rolls, just like the tomb, came out EMPTY:)