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We are off to Newfoundland so tag-along with us.

After 2 months of being Nana and Poppa

Oh my how time flies!  It is so hard to believe that our little man is 2 1/2 months old.    He still has Nana and Poppa wrapped around his baby finger.  
Dallin getting Poppa to sleep!
He is such a good little fella, already sleeping 11 hours through the night.  How lucky for Mommy!  
I'm a Little Brother!
I was Baptized November 20th
He is just finding his voice and tells us all sorts of stories.  It is so amazing to watch him smile and coo at the strangest things.  Like the picture of a family of lions that hangs over the couch in the living room, or the swirls on the living room ceiling.  Who would have thought something so simple could be so entertaining to a little one.  His Auntie Amanda has appropriately nick named him "His cuteness" and awaits her daily morning picture. 
Aunt Amanda, Uncle Mike and Pastor Olavi
Nana and Poppa are so blessed to be able to see "His Cuteness" every single morning.  It sure does make it tough to drag myself into the office and stay focused.  At the end of the day I can't wait to get home to hold my little man in my arms and give him his bottle.  I am so blessed!!!!!

Brotherly Love
We have also been blessed with Robin.  Dallin's 5 year old big brother.

He has also brought so much joy and laughter into our lives.  We can hardly wait for the weekends when he comes to visit.  We had forgotten how much a 5 year old can talk, what you doing, what's that for, can I help.  Our day starts with a 5 year old climbing in bed with us for a little snuggle and horsing around, then it's off to start the day.  Chasing a bike up and down the road, playing cars, building houses with lego, playing tag around the kitchen island and reading stories.  Do you know how hilarious it is playing hide and seek with a 5 year old when he announces that "I'm in here....hiding behind the bed".   Nana and Poppa have to learn all the new children's characters, like Lightning McQueen and Buzz Lightyear and oh yeah can't forget about Caillou.  What a thrill to have him at the trailer this summer.  Teaching him to jump off the dock, 

Catching his first fish
watching him reel in a little fishy "All by Himself", watching him collect his 4th place prize in the Picnic Island Fishing Derby.  

Robin loves helping Doug drive the boat and can stay entertained for 3 hours while the big boys try and catch a fish.  
Helping drive the boat

They obviously need to take fishing lessons from a 5 year old!  Robin has quickly become a very treasured part of our family and we look forward to many more fun filled days with him. 

Doug and I will be blessed with another darling little Grandchild in April when Amanda and Mike will welcome their first child.  We are truly blessed!!!
Aunt Amanda, Uncle Mike and
future Cousin

Just think of the all the Backroad Memories we will be creating in the days to come!

Our Boys

Don't Be a Stranger!

Announcing the arrival of Dallin Douglas...Our Little Man!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The pride and joy of the next stage of our lives arrived on Tuesday, September 13th at 12:32 a.m. Dallin Douglas weighed in at a healthy 7 lbs 8 ozs and 19 inches long.  We had the surprise of our life when our little man was born.  He was supposed to be a she!  According to the ultrasound anyway.  We had been preparing for a little princess to arrive around the 6th of September but as luck would have it for Sarah she was a week late after having endured one of the hottest summers for many years.  Apparently our little princess was growing a handle that last week!  Can you imagine the shock in the delivery room for Mommy, Daddy and Nana when the Doctor announces we have a beautiful baby girl...with a penis!  Everyone was preparing for a girl, showers all had a pink theme, pink baby items, beautiful pink outfits and pink blankets, everything pink awaited the arrival of our little Granddaughter.  God does work in mysterious ways.  Doug and I really didn't want to know the gender of our little Grandchild, but he surprised everyone, and was the topic of conversation at several gatherings.  What a surprise, and a delightful one at that. Dallin is the pride and joy of his Nana and Poppa!  He already has us wrapped around his long slender fingers.  Mommy, Daddy and Dallin live with us, we are so blessed to be able to see him every day. 

There is nothing more gratifying than snuggling your little grandchild.  It is as if the world stops turning and you and him are the only people on earth.  Supper...who needs supper! Laundry....who needs clean clothes!  Dust isn't it there to write messages in.  Your heart melts and the love you feel for that little person is unmatched.  Dallin you are our WORLD!!!
Dallin's first trip to the trailer
Got my thermometer
My Mommy and Daddy