Sunday, April 26, 2009

Home Sweet Home --- finally!

We are happy to say that we are finally in our new home!! After being told the closing date would be March 27, it didn't really finalize so that we could move in until April 15. We had moved out of our apartment on March 31, and camped out at Kim's house for the interim period.
Here are some pictures that will show you a little of what we're enjoying:

A lovely English garden in front.

A view of Mt. St. Helens from our living room.

Here are Donny and his "Papa" enjoying our deck on a warm day.

the living room with lots of windows, looking out at trees and nice landscaping.

We still have hundreds of boxes in the garage to be sorted and settled where they belong (some to go away forever we hope! We have too much stuff!!) But the house itself seems fairly settled and is ready for company. So do come!!
Timmy and his wife Heather and little Beniah are living in the daylight basement for the next year or two, and they, too are working on getting settled.
I just want to say that it's nice to finally have a home again!

The Grandchildren

Here are some recent pictures of our 6 precious grandchildren. We are so blessed! And we're so enjoying each of the little ones. We only wish we could see Aaron more often!

Everlyn Holly Rose Shire - born April 1, 2009 (Kim's)

Beniah - now 5 months old (Timmy's)

Katie - now 15 months old (Beth's)

Donny - now 22 months old (Kim's)

Aaron - our Singapore boy was 3 in February (Danny's)

Jack was 3 last December (Beth's)

Like father, like son!! (Timmy and Beniah)
Comparing 15 month old Katie and 5 month old Beniah -- not a lot of difference -- except that Katie is more petite.
Katie, Beth, Jack, Beniah and Timmy

Beth and Auntie Jo with the little ones

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

It's a Girl!!

Everlyn Holly Rose Shire joined our family today!! She was born to Kim and Andy Shire at 12:36 on April 1, 2009. She weighed in at 5 lb, 9 oz, and was 18 inches long, and as you can see from the following pictures, she is as cute as can be!! We now have 2 grand-daughters and 4 grandsons -- all very precious!

Daddy Andy and his little girl

Big brother, Donny. He wasn't as thrilled as the rest of us.... He was more interested in the equipment in the room and running in the halls than he was in his little sister. He doesn't know that his life has just changed drastically!

Auntie Jo holding her sweet neice.

Grandma Marie and Grandpa Jim