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A bird’s eye view of the last few months

A bird’s eye view of the last few months

Having a fourth child is hard. (Betcha thought I was gonna say something uplifting and inspiring. HA.) Even our great days (and there are many!) are just plain ol’ hard. So much talking, touching, needing, crying, diaper changing, sock losing, complaining, laughing, screaming, eating, messing, cleaning (I’m really tempted to keep this list going…forever. But […]

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Crusoe’s First Days

Crusoe’s First Days

Guys, I’m super sorry, but this post will be short on words and looooong on photos. No time for editing! He’s already three weeks old now! And we’re all doing great. So great. In sleep, in health, in nursing, in harmony. We’re having a blast (like literally a blast…of NOISE…shew, these kids are loud). So […]

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22 Sep Posted by in Crusoe, James, Pregnancy, Sarah | 4 comments

The Birth of Crusoe Conrad: NOT a Short Story

The Birth of Crusoe Conrad: NOT a Short Story

The last post ended with Saturday evening, September 10th, wondering if tonight was the night. (It wasn’t, but it was close.) The hard contractions fizzled out by evening, so we went to bed and hoped he would come soon. Sunday morning I had one hard contraction that convinced me to stay home from church. And […]

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While we were waiting…

While we were waiting…

Crusoe was due to join our family around September 6th. We’ve had babies as early as 9 days before their due date and as late as on their due date. But when my friends Bryanne and Alisha went a week over with their 4ths, I had this sneaking suspicion that this was foreshadowing for our 4th. (Turns […]

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26 Jun Posted by in Family | Comments

Graduating Another Brother

Graduating Another Brother

I’m pretty sure kids will be graduating in my family for pretty much ever. Last month was another one–Matt! Florida sister Mary came for the big day. Look at her gorgeously long hair! There were lots of helpers on completing Matt’s scrapbook (birth til now!), but rumor has it that Courtney spent the weeks leading […]

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May 2016

May 2016

25 baby weeks came in May as well as did my special day James made me himself my birthday cake and hid ’round the house mint candies to take Jaeda’s gals love to dance with a man my business cards came as pink as we planned then I found this shirt to match my cards and […]

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01 May Posted by in Family, Pregnancy, Sarah | 2 comments

Sooo we’re having a baby?

Sooo we’re having a baby?

You likely already know this by now, buuut we’ve got Baby Steele #4 growing away! We knew we’d like one more for our family, but we couldn’t decide when. So we didn’t. We just told the Lord of our desire and asked Him to lead the way. And lead He did! I’m so thankful to […]

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25 Apr Posted by in Corban, Family, Jaeda, Liddi | Comments

Cousin Timmy & a Lego Show

Cousin Timmy & a Lego Show

Our lil’ cuz turned TWO right after Liddi turned ONE. So naturally, we had to celebrate…at the Essenhaus… …Lego-style! (Seriously, we just sat and stared and this whole complex Lego city block– made by one of my siblings’ teachers, amazing!) And the cousins all crafted together. There’s my (chopped-off, sorry, bro) LITTLE brother with his cute wife and […]

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February 2016

February 2016

James took Jaeda (or did Jaeda take James) to a Daddy-Daughter Dance. She’d been planning on it for OVER a year. Pearl necklace and all. Our Liddi Bitty turned one. And is all just a blur of movement. I’m lucky to have any pics of her! (Corban is constantly touching, hugging, kissing his baby sister. He […]

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31 Jan Posted by in Art, Corban, Family, Jaeda, Liddi | Comments

2 months in 1 post

2 months in 1 post

This post will be a little here, there, and everywhere. I’m trying to squeeze, you know, two months of the kids into a single post. Big breath in. Here goes! Corban has started drawing IDENTIFIABLE objects! We found this website that he can click through himself. Very step-by-step, and he loves it! We were waiting […]

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