Friday, July 24, 2015

And New Baby Makes 3

Welcome Nate to the world!
Our new son.

He was born at 

9 lbs 3 oz
21.5 inches

He was born on a beautiful night.

Ali was excited about 
her new baby brother.

Jake came too,
but he was not as excited.

Nate came home...
then Jake was excited.

Stay close to your family!
They are the best thing you've got!

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Friday, July 3, 2015

Nomadic Children

Happy 4th of July!

We have officially hit
a due date for one of our children...
and still no baby.
Due date was July 3rd.

Walking in the parking lot to get some food - cute family selfie holding hands.

Ali was 2 months early,
Jake 6 days early,
the soon-to-be
will be determined at a later date.

Jake seems to be showing signs
that he knows a change is coming.

He has completely
undone any sleep habits we
instilled in him.
He used to sleep in his bed all night.

2 months ago, however,
he started getting up 2-3 times a night.
Now he wakes us up and
he sleeps on the floor in our room.

Tonight we locked our door
so he could not get in there.

What does he do?

Wish us luck world
heading into the world of 3 children
where we go to zone defense
and let every man fend for himself.

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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Ruidoso Memorial Day

We had a great vacation at Ruidoso, NM
during Memorial Day Weekend.

We are thankful for the many
that made the ultimate sacrifice for
our freedom.

The biggest highlight probably was...

Ali got to ride a 

The night sky from Ruidoso from our condo.

The views during the day.

We also went to Ruidoso Downs to
watch some of the opening day races.

The kids were enthralled.

Jake with Grandpa Westenhofer

Ali, as always, holding
Uncle Allan's hand.


Earlier in April we also went to
the March of Dimes walk
to submit our money that we earned
from raising money for our 5th year.

On the way
Jake showed us some dance moves.

The walk was in Albuquerque, NM.
And there was a large group of walkers.
It sure was cloudy and cold
it started to sleet a little.

We have raised over $5000 total
over the 5 years we have walked for the March of Dimes.

We are so grateful that our daughter survived her premature birth,
we hope the donations submitted can help
support more premature babies like her.

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Saturday, March 14, 2015

5k and March of Dimes

Thank you so much for all that have donated
for the March of Dimes!!!

We have raised over $2500 over the past 5 years.

The Insane Inflatable 5k
was really fun.

Thanks again to everyone that has participated
and helped us reach our goal.

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Monday, February 23, 2015

Bowling and Burgers


For Valentine's we went

Granted it was on Thursday
and not
on Valentine's Day,
but it's all the same...

Well, the bowling alley here
has a small grill,
which normally in most
bowling allies...
it's not amazing.

This one had one special burger the
chef makes from scratch.
(or at least he said he did).
12 different chiles,
ground up,
with homemade pickle slices,
and pepper.

The result:
The Pepper Burger.

It was

To give credit where it is due...
it was my idea.

As for the total on the points
from 3 games:

To give credit where it is due...
I won.
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Saturday, February 14, 2015

It's a Boy!

An ultrasound was done

and it's a BOY!

He was laying down on the placenta,
head on it's side and arm along the placenta.
Like a body pillow for him.

He did not feel like moving at all
during the ultrasound.
Sound asleep.

We are so excited for this 3rd baby of ours.
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Jake Haircut

Jake finally got a haircut.

Here he is with his long curly-curly hair.

He did really good for his first time.

The final hair-do...

The next day he sported his new hair cut at church,
he found a new way to worship at church...

The kids continue to grow
at a rapid pace, 


they always bring smiles
to our growing family.

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