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2012-07-10: sharks + remora My awesome husband says I should post this. I generally find that following his direction works out …

2012-05-20: too long for twitter Our baseball obsessed son is amusing. This morning at breakfast he was educating his sisters about …

2011-10-03: happy birthday to our favorite annie grook! That’s right. It’s Annie Grook’s birthday, people. At least, I hope I get this …

2011-09-05: big day Well, this has to be fast because I am getting up at five tomorrow morning. FIVE. Sick. Here’s …

2011-07-07: meal plan Calvin (while doing unrelated copy work for school), “Do you think that we would have to have …

2011-06-11: Alright, people. This is not the promised craft post. I’ll mention a few crafts, but …

2011-05-28: not a bird or a baseball skill Well. Aren’t you glad you moved with me? I mean, with the flurry of posting over here …

2011-05-19: 157.5 (yay!) Yay for my new site! (Thanks, skh, you’re the man.) Yay for 157.5! That was six pounds in the …

2011-05-19: has everybody picked a moving buddy? Okay. It’s kind of completely not finished at the new place, but I’m moving anyway. No …

2011-05-07: 160.5 and other pinteresting news So, I know I said I’d be updating at the end of the two weeks, but I think the added pressure …

2011-04-30: easter happened And I have pictures. Click on that picture to see a bunch more. Kit’s shrug didn’t make …

2011-04-30: 163.5 There, I said it. Okay, for any of you who are here for cute children, here you go. Now go ahead …

2011-04-20: easter sweatshop Femina (love it over there) is hosting a little Easter blog party, and check it out…I’m …

2011-04-15: chicken feet Yep, chicken feet.

2011-03-28: first braids, first bike and...i'm out of alliteration Not amazing, but it’s something. Three box braids to be precise. Mr. Brian brought over his …

2011-01-19: something skh says I need to get over how many things I’m not blogging and just post something. So here …

2010-10-06: i can't wait any longer We’re not ready to really post anything yet, but I can’t stop myself from putting this …

2010-05-08: the costs we've been cutting I’m not sure how I haven’t posted this yet, but here’s a little something …

2010-05-07: watering can purses and flower girls It’s like a garden theme. But not. Here’s Hallie, modeling a new-to-her dress passed …

2010-04-09: easter kids Is it too late to post Easter pictures? I’m not sure of the protocol here. Well, either way, …

2010-04-09: if you can get past the wal-mart attire... …this is oddly enjoyable. I’m not sure, but I think Hallie’s pants were rolled …

2010-03-02: hello? any femina partygoers? I didn’t really expect traffic via the Femina blog party, but was pleasantly surprised by a …

2010-02-01: i lack the perseverance Our friend Sarah came up with a great idea for a blog post after hearing a little about why I am …

2009-09-23: mutton bustin'... …is awesome. It really is. About a year an a half ago, the very kind Vanderbeken family took …

2009-08-26: whoa, two posts within a week? It’s Maggie’s seventh birthday today! Oh, wait, it’s already 12:18am. It was …

2009-08-20: hey, i've got pictures! Well, once again, I come saying that I really do have some posts that have been percolating for many …

2009-07-24: i can't really tell if he likes it...

2009-05-26: amazoning the process Uh, wow. That’s skh’s book! I’m so proud. Obviously a lot of info is missing over …

2009-04-26: this just in... (Yes, I am aware that I NEVER post on my blog. I do apologize. I have a lot of pictures here, three …

2009-02-22: canadian swim cap

2009-02-05: andrew mark As many others have already posted, please be praying for Andrew, Grace, AJ and Gracie Mark as it is …

2008-12-25: for the first time EVER I have successfully uploaded pictures from an event…THE SAME DAY!!! Oh, loved ones in Ohio, …

2008-12-25: just in case you missed it... For those of you not subscribed to our flickr feed, I didn’t want you to miss this picture. …

2008-11-10: Trifecta posted by SKH The first video has been in the hopper for a while. In fact, some of you may have …

2008-11-02: i'm guessing this was the only one like it... This is what Calvin requested for his first face painting experience. In his words, “a wy-ful …

2008-10-26: like father, like daughter You know how when a new baby arrives, everyone tries to decide who the baby looks like? There end up …

2008-10-17: i really need to be sleeping, but here's one to keep you from hunting me down...

2008-10-13: baseball or ballet posted by SKH I know you really want to hear about Hallie. That’s understandable. Rest assured …

2008-09-19: dinner conversation with calvin Well, the title pretty much sums it up. He was in too good of a mood for skh to pass up the …

2008-09-19: maggie aims for division done rightly Mags and I have been cleaning out her collection of church papers that she feels strangely attached …

2008-09-16: just a few shots from the iphone I really have some great pictures to upload, taken with a real camera and everything, but I’m …

2008-09-02: i can't look away, and you won't be able to either... HT: Purgatorio

2008-08-02: i wonder if i'll regret this post... Calvin is happily sleeping in his big boy toddler bed right now. No protest, no freak out from our …

2008-07-31: lots of fun in the (hideous) whale pool My mom called me from the store the other day to see if the kids “needed” a new …

2008-07-22: a few random shots Just wanted to post a few pictures that I got particular enjoyment from recently. First, …

2008-07-11: the update So, did Maggie’s non-dramatic bike riding breakthrough transfer over into non-dramatic time in …

2008-07-09: i can't believe this For those of you unfamiliar with the degree of Maggie’s adventurous spirit, it’s about a …

2008-06-26: yes, alanis, it is ironic So, long story short - in my desperate maneuvers to avoid this… I ended up with this… …

2008-06-17: um, not sure what to title this one .flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; }.flickr-yourcomment { }.flickr-frame { text-align: left; …

2008-06-17: mystery solved The past few days when Cal would ask to go outside, it would be the start of an extended …

2008-05-19: maggie's family .flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; }.flickr-yourcomment { }.flickr-frame { text-align: left; …

2008-05-14: bring on the pink fuzzi bunz! That’s right, InsideBaby is a girl! I’ll try to post some ultrasound pictures tomorrow - …

2008-04-07: the (week late) promised owie pictures Yes, I know I said I'd do this a week ago. That was before I knew that hyperemesis had scheduled us …

2008-03-29: don't touch the owie .flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; }.flickr-yourcomment { }.flickr-frame { text-align: left; …

2007-12-18: just the facts, ma'am Shiny badge supplied by the ever gracious Pecadillo. Authoritative attitude supplied by the ever …

2007-11-20: learning disabled, but handsome Here is my darling brother, LD. Contrary to popular belief, LD does NOT stand for Lunch and Dinner …

2007-11-17: dumpster diving

2007-11-15: bossy shoes So, I got new running shoes a while ago. I ordered them from Amazon, and upon first look was very …

2007-10-29: the downside of rejecting the bumper bonnet Our friends John and Lisa have quite the funny blog, and recently they posted some odd products for …

2007-10-29: um, wow. Bet your sister-in-law can’t make things like this. Seriously. Did you see the earring? …

2007-10-23: a sad, sad day Okay, anyone who comes here just for Maggie and Calvin stuff, leave now. This is a completely …

2007-10-22: maggie gets a job, earns some money, goes to wal-mart and buys two dollies The title kind of sums it up, but Mags worked very diligently to help Boppa with a project recently …

2007-10-19: how to train for a pretend marathon Apparently, pretending to be Dada makes it way more fun when he’s gone for Preview Weekend. …

2007-09-30: the long overdue pictures Okay, we’ve already established that I am not the greatest sister-in-law. I am about to prove …

2007-09-30: why cold weather can be enjoyed...or tolerated, at least Honestly, I really don’t like cold weather…and cold weather starts at about 65 degrees …

2007-08-20: warning! men at work! calvin’s five steps to being a (future) man at work when it comes to wet fuzzi bunz… …

2007-06-12: ...with a mind like a diamond This is the fruit of Maggie’s first solo note writing endeavor. I think it is excellent and …

2007-06-12: benaiah vs. david I have been informed quite a few times that my blog is a little lopsided -more pictures of Calvin, …

2007-05-30: kids in the sprinkler We’ve been experiencing some very nice weather here for the past few days, which resulted in …

2007-05-30: kids in a van One of my favorites from the cell phone genre - this is from our California trip in February, but I …

2007-05-30: betcha didn't know... that my Dad was 18 months old when he first met Tom Pennington… (Ok, I admit that this post …

2007-05-22: what to do while stuck in a jogging stroller Spend the entire 30 minutes picking lint from between your toes…

2007-05-19: look out, sucka! We have a very nice teller working in the drive-through portion of our bank. Her name is Susan, and …

2007-05-15: you can tell a man by his bike Cal was so excited about this motorcycle, we thought he was going to have a seizure. The owner saw …

2007-04-24: speaking of that... Tony, since you brought it up, I wanted everyone to see how nice you look in yours as well… …

2007-04-24: politically incorrect schooling Here is Maggie in her (short i) I-I-Indian headdress. She cut out all the feathers by …

2007-04-21: bruiser For all interested parties, here’s what the black eye looks like now…I’m sure …

2007-04-19: blood, bruises and blades The past twenty-four hours have been one of the more brutal days in my sixteen months of raising one …

2007-04-19: a picture for bop + gg My parents are in Southern California for a few (2, 3, 4…5?) weeks, taking care of their …

2007-04-17: remembering through goats As most of you probably know, today is the one year anniversary of my father-in-law’s death. …

2007-04-09: enjoying the "happy easter" process Now that I have my nifty new camera, I am able to share with you the process of getting our nice …

2007-04-09: happy easter By the way, for all of you that have been complaining about the lack of pictures of the entire …

2007-03-29: where's your... ears? eye (and ear)? nose (and, um, ear)? mouth (and ear…still)? hair (and NO ear)? …

2007-02-22: sometimes the picture is just too cute... I just got bunches of pictures developed (including a lost roll from the summer), and while I …

2007-02-12: yeah, yeah Dear Annie Grook, Thanks for your letter. It was great to hear from you. I know what you mean about …

2007-01-02: your wand is what? As Maggie was waving her magic wand at me in the Target parking lot today, she gave this helpful …

2006-12-18: Calvin's third place? posted by SKH Tonight Maggie (with the help of her mom) hosted a Gingerbread House Making Party for …

2006-11-29: first wheels posted by SKH It is a big day in a man’s life when he gets his first set of wheels. We …

2006-11-27: fun in the snow posted by SKH We woke up this morning to a gorgeous 12 inches of snow on the ground and an even more …

2006-11-02: germination celebration posted by SKH Mo has been very busy lately organizing our house, actually, she’s been …

2006-09-22: she can be taught Not that there was any doubt about that. Mostly in an attempt to burn up some of Maggie’s …

2006-09-22: bernie ebbers is not my uncle Ok, this really has nothing to do with our kids, but it’s too weird to not post it. While this …

2006-09-22: calvin is clean + shiny

2006-09-22: emmett hanson is hungry! Maggie begged to feed Emmett his bottle after Tuesday night’s staff meeting and Katie was …

2006-09-21: zacchaeus was a flat-packed, affordable swedish man About a month ago we got a “Wee Sing Bible Songs” cd for Maggie. I had the tape when I …

2006-09-21: maggie's ever-growing wisdom Maggie recently started in Awana. She is VERY proud to be a Cubbie, and every night asks if tomorrow …

2006-09-19: curse-killing through roto-tilling Some of you may know that before Calvin’s birth, I was not sure if I wanted to get an epidural …

2006-09-14: calvin's addiction begins What is our son hugging and kissing in this picture? Is it a new toy? Some sort of delicious treat …

2006-09-07: on demand : maggie's birthday, part 3 And now to finish the series, we move on to Red Robin for lunch and home for cake. At Red Robin Mags …

2006-09-07: on demand : maggie's birthday, part 2 Maggie has been content riding her tricycle like a maniac around our house and driveway for the past …

2006-09-07: on demand : maggie's birthday, part 1 Yikes! You better give my sister-in-law what she wants…from instant messaging her yesterday, …

2006-08-26: sneak peak : maggie's birthday Just a couple pictures that Sean took yesterday… Here Maggie is rejoicing in her …

2006-08-14: feeding brother posted by SKH It is always nice to have a little help around the house.

2006-08-10: not quite, but that baby does Sean just sent me this ad that Jesse Martin, our super-photographer friend, recently made for his …

2006-08-04: maggie and calvin hit the shelves Sean and The Intern were at Paper Zone the other day (which I find kind of funny in and of itself), …

2006-08-03: big blog bulletin Well, I’ve decided this can’t wait any longer. I have about a million other things that …

2006-07-28: how maggie starts a race “Ready on your market, go!” (overheard before she thundered down the deck in her yellow …

2006-07-20: a post for dada For my stinkin’ awesome husband, all alone at Camp Gilead (as alone as you can be with almost …

2006-07-17: a couple of pictures to keep you around I am aware that I haven’t posted in a really long time - sorry! I have a big stack of pictures …

2006-06-13: cowgirl or movie star, you decide Here is the picture that Sean referred to a few posts ago. You may notice that the outfit …

2006-06-13: breakfast prayer As Maggie was praying before breakfast yesterday, Calvin started making some pretty serious grunting …

2006-06-13: oh-HI-wo We are leaving tomorrow to drive to Ohio (the title of this post is how Maggie refers to that …

2006-05-28: racing maggie posted by SKH Yesterday I came home to find Maggie “playing winter.” She was wearing …

2006-05-20: cutting trim with calvin posted by SKH Our house is one large construction site. If you come for a visit you are likely to …

2006-05-16: calvin's first solids posted by SKH I realize that for some of you this might be extremely boring, but here is the first …

2006-05-12: calvin meets a lime

2006-05-04: How to get all those cute pictures for yourself posted by SKH Hello from the Void! I promised my wife (and various long distance family members) …

2006-04-10: reid I just got an e-mail from my sister-in-law regarding her newest published knitting pattern. While …

2006-03-24: dr. vold + anne These are from my check-up with our obstetrician, Dr. Vold (Calvin was 7 weeks old). Dr. Vold and …

2006-03-24: maggie's friends Maggie is on my lap, helping me write this post… Maggie’s very best friends are the …

2006-03-24: day at the farm Here are some older pictures I couldn’t pass up. Deidre Shannon came to visit us back in …

2006-03-24: sean with his babies Sean and Calvin are cooing at each other here. Calvin loves it. Here is another picture from …

2006-03-24: maggie says... “Do you miss your husband?” - to me, while Sean was at the Shepherd’s Conference …

2006-03-24: valentine's socks I am not a very good sister-in-law. I’m actually not a very good in-law or out-law or any kind …

2006-03-24: stuff you do when you're four months old Calvin had his 4-month check-up on Wednesday with Dr. Haugen. He is now 26 inches long, weighs 15 …

2006-03-11: calvin riding in the car Today we took my brother to the airport so he could go home after visiting for the week. We had a …

2006-03-03: maggie goes to the dentist Maggie was a very compliant patient. She is probably the only person ever to think the worst part …

2006-03-03: 06SR - ben + maggie are friends Are you afraid of this man? One afternoon Maggie and I went to hang out in the main lodge with a …

2006-03-03: 06SR - more pictures Maggie with her dad before megabox (for those of you interested in megabox, and who isn’t, as …

2006-03-03: 06SR - some pictures of sean I know they’re supposed to be pictures of our kids, but I wanted to post these too… …

2006-03-03: 06SR - mo's small group Here is the small group I get to be a part of - we’re only missing Keri in the picture. I love …

2006-03-03: 06SR - fun in the snow (Well, at least it’s less than a month since I last posted - maybe I can get back into doing …

2006-02-23: another post! Okay, okay! I know it’s been FOREVER since I put up a post. Things were a little crazy with …

2006-01-19: blast from the past, part 1 As I have been sorting out our mess of pictures, I’ve come across some that are too good not …

2006-01-19: newman in love Newman and Strawberry are looking to plan a spring wedding…we’ll keep you updated. For …

2006-01-19: feet I recently got an e-mail from Annie Grook asking for foot measurements for Mags and Calvin. I …

2006-01-12: grandma + annie grook come for a visit Maggie received a few new babies to add to the ever-growing collection. That is little Maggie on the …

2006-01-12: thanksgiving at the weinberg's I don’t have a lot of pictures from Thanksgiving - wasn’t really into taking pictures as …

2006-01-12: baby in a basket

2006-01-10: hospital pictures We had hoped that our doctor (Dr. Vold) would be on call for Calvin’s delivery, but God had …

2006-01-10: animal crackers At Calvin’s shower in October, Maggie got a gift as well - her first box of animal crackers …

2006-01-10: more from the photo shoot This was a strong contender for Calvin’s annoucement. I couldn’t get past Maggie’s …

2006-01-10: chicken hair This is not a great picture of Calvin, but it’s for those of you who haven’t gotten to …

2006-01-10: fun in the snow A few weeks ago we had enough snow that it collected a little. Maggie LOVES the snow and took …

2006-01-10: my little pony is a pain in the... …foot. On Sunday night as evening church was starting, I put Calvin’s car seat into the …

2006-01-10: i did what? After such fun tucking Maggie in for a full night of sleep, Calvin decided to do the same. After his …

2006-01-10: bedtime This picture is from Maggie being tucked in last night. When it came time for us to leave, she said …

2006-01-06: calvin's introduction Here are two pictures from Calvin’s first Sunday at one28. Maggie was very excited to be …

2006-01-06: chow time at red robin Maggie enjoys everything about Red Robin…except Red Robin himself. He produces much terror …

2006-01-06: calvin + "annie grook" For those not in the know, Brooke Higgins’ most important alias is “Annie Grook” - …

2006-01-06: sleeping calvin Calvin is about a week old here…

2006-01-06: little brother / big sister

2006-01-06: maggie at 3 I love how Maggie squeezed her whole personality into this picture…

2006-01-06: first post Well, here I go! Thanks for your patience as I figure out the best way to do this. Here is the first …