Just after midnight Jacob and I headed over to the hospital with Ronda and Matt to see the new girls in the family. After Matt and Ronda, we were the first ones to hold and feed the little ladies in 2007. We were able to spend the first few hours with them. It was fun and really cool. Here is a video of uncle Jacob holding Gretchyn and Matt (daddy) Holding Geneva.
Circumstances being what they were, we celebrated Christmas on Saturday the 23rd. This meant there were only 5 people at my dad’s house. My littlest sister and I played the hand-slapping game. Here is our Christmas video.
Our big “secret honeymoon” was to
Bardolph, Illinois St. Louis, Missouri. We had a Great time and got to see lots. The Highlight of the trip was our visit to the zoo. We were able to watch the feedings of the sea lions and the penguins. However the most remarkable part was what we heard in the ape house. Listen to the video for what is said six seconds in.
Jacob says “You’ll never hear THAT on the Discovery Channel!”
A hearty congratulations to Ronda (who sometimes comments on this blog) and Matt, who gave birth to adorable twin girls on Friday, Dec 15. We are so very excited for you and for the two tiny people that you’ve added to the family!
The girls were a few weeks premature, and things were a little dicey for a while. They’re not out of the woods yet, but things seem to be reasonably stable considering the circumstances, and for that we are grateful.
Because of the critical nature of the birth, Ronda wasn’t able to hold the babies right away, as they were quickly whisked off to intensive care. In fact, it wasn’t until sunday night that she finally got to hold one of them.
Ronda, the highlight of my entire weekend was watching you hold your daughter for the first time last night. She is truly beautiful.
This is our website. When we get married, it will be a “family” website. Until then, I’m not sure what it is, but it’s ours.