Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Gus Michael

Hmmm I kept trying to think of a way to make this special announcement. 
I couldn't think of anything clever. So here goes.... 
We are having a baby boy this May. 
Yep, that's real. 
Mike and I were surprised by the news because this is the first baby that wasn't planned. 
And yet he has been planned for a long time. 
His name is Gus.  
Jane was supposed to be Gus. 
Maggie was supposed to be Gus. 
Then the last three years and ten Dr. tries were supposed to be Gus.  
So we are grateful for this random act of kindness from Heavenly Father. 

Sunday, December 16, 2012


Applause, applause. Mike gave a stellar performance last night in the Nutcracker.
First he was the Father and Host of the Party. Here is his lovely ballerina wife, daughter and mischievous son Fritz.
Here he is talking amongst his real friend Brad VanCamp at the lovely party. He's been growing out his beard to make these sweet chops.
Then he changes rolls in the second half and becomes Mother Ginger with all of the lovely bon bon girls under his dress.
In the practices the little girls enjoyed tugging on his legs, hitting each other and trying to pull down his pants.

With that face how could you not be a delight to watch. Yes, he was hilarious and our own children loved bragging that their dad was Mother Ginger.