Thursday, December 24, 2009

Highlights of 2009

We'll never forget the winter wonderland of Christmas 2008!

D-Day! (delivery day) Kind of a gruesome shot, but thought some might be interested to see what a belly with 3 babies looks like. (about 15 lbs in there)
I could barely walk at this point!

Charlotte Rose - 4 lbs 10 oz, Lucy Amaryllis - 4 lbs 9 oz,
and Henry John - 5 lbs 11 oz

Born December 18th, 2008 at 34 weeks 6 days

Jolyn, one of our blessed angels, who took shifts and came
around the clock for the first few months. She still comes weekly
so I can run some errands!
We couldn't have made it without all our angel helpers!

Peas in a Pod (7 weeks old)

Angel Babies!
Charlotte, Henry, Lucy

Sometimes I still can't believe I had these three babies!

Babies' Blessing Day!
It was also Mother's Day... the most special one yet!

It's challenging to find matching outfits for 2 girls and a boy,
so I had to submit this cute ensemble.

Nipper turned the big 4-0 in June!
I pulled off a little surprise party with his close friends and family...
he was totally surprised!

He's still looking good!

Patriotic babies! Happy 4th!

Going from 2 to 5 kids is quite a jump!

This is "the bus"
We get a lot of looks and questions when we are out with it!
"Yes, they are triplets!"

Story time with Auntie Norma, another one of our angel helpers,
who still comes weekly!

Halloween! This year Cruella and Jasper added 2 more puppies to their
ensemble, making it all the more authentic!
Gabe was a fire breathing dragon and Sam was Indiana Jones.

Our dear friend Maren, who voluntarily comes over afterschool twice a week
to help with the babies! We love her!

Fall Family Photo Shoot (we survived!)

Vintage Babies!

Happy 1st Birthday!!!
Yeah! We survived the first year!
We had a big party and the triplets loved their little cupcakes!
It has been quite a year! Can't wait to see what adventures 2010 brings!

14 comments:

Marianne Thelin said...

JaNea,
I'm so excited to see this post! Now I can check in from time to time! The past year has truly been a miracle, the babies are precious and you survived fabulously!

Jacqueline said...

Hooray for the cutest baby cousins in the world! We love you and Merry Christmas!!

Kimberly and Jason Enlow said...

Merry Christmas my sweet friend!` WOW is all we could say when we got your card. You and Nipper are amazing to sum it up. ALL of your children are just beautiful. I wish I lived close enough to help you out. Earthly angels are Heavenly Father's way of looking out for us. I love you and hope that we can have a roommate reunion soon. Probably close to home for you so that you are there if you are needed. I love you!

Kimberly

beverly said...

I'm so glad to see your blog up and running as I'm sure you are running too. What darling babies and wonderful boys and hubby to help you. Great to see them all last summer.Merry Christmas,I'm sure that was lots of fun too, I bet.Can't wait for that blog.

Frank and Julie said...

Thanks for the update on your special family. We loved the photos and your lovely Christmas card and letter.

sarinahbrooks said...

Woot! Woot! You are blogging! I love the update! You have a darling family! Love, love the photos! Happy New Year my dear cousin!

Wright said...

We got your Christmas card, and my eyes about popped out of my head when I saw, not one, not two, but THREE babies!!!! And you survived! I am sooooo impressed. They are gorgeous babies and you look amazing, too.......hope you guys have the best 2010!

Julie said...

WOW! You guys truly have an amazing family! Julie and I loved the pictures and can't wait to come and visit soon! Your boys have gotten so big and handsome, not sure where that came from... (j/k nipper)
Thanks for the Xmas card, reminds us how much we miss you and Thelins! We really need to plan a night out with you guys. Wishing you much love and all the best for 2010!

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Kristie said...

janea! how did i not notice that you posted? thanks for the update, congrats on surviving the first year! you really are amazing, and I hope i can meet those cute kids someday soon. :)

Sabine Schindler said...

JaNea, this post and all your pictures are priceless!! I hadn't seen many of them yet, like the one with the triplets stroller. I bet you do get a lot of (I would say admiring) looks! You guys are such a beautiful family and my hats off to you for making it through this first year. I'm glad you have so much family and friends to help you. I sure hope we get to see you all soon!! Happy New Year to you!!

Tiffany W. said...

Janea,

your babies are darling! What a beautiful family... every single last one of you! Congrats on surviving the first year! That is no small feat, I am sure! ;)

Chelle said...

JaNea,
I saw your blog link from Sarinah's page and was excited to finally see pictures of all five kids. I have to give you loads of kudos for getting a post up. I only have one baby and it seems I can never find a free moment to do it. Love all the pictures of your sweet family. We saw your parents at my brother's wedding, and they gave us the quick scoop on all of our OR cousins. Anyway, hope all is well in your neck of the woods.

Stacie said...

ah ha ha those are amazing pix of everyone! super super cute! hope to see you guys again on one of my oregon visits. That play fort at your house in one of the pix is ginorumous! looks like a fun time..that would be crazy going from 2 kids to 5! gulp!