Friday, December 29, 2006

Christmas Photos

Here are some pictures from our warm, California Christmas.

Hero's gingerbread house.

Jericho's favorite way to wear his new hat.

Ransom prefers to wear his hat the traditional way.

Hero loves princesses!

Jericho & Hero on their new bikes.


For our anniversary on the 21st, we took a ride on the Palm Springs Aerial Tram. We had some great views and saw some snow!

Thursday, December 14, 2006

December Leaves

I know that it is December, but here we still have Fall leaves. The kids are "helping" Daddy rake them up.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006


Hero and Jericho had their second trip to the dentist. Their first trip was a year ago and things did not go well at all. This time was much better. Hero did great the entire time. Jericho did cry at first, but was fine when he sat on my lap. What brave kids and no cavities!
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Thursday, December 07, 2006

Christmas Train

When my Dad said that he was going to give us a train for our tree, I had in mind a rather small one. I assumed that the track would encircle the base of our tree with a circumference of about a foot or so. So, I was a little surprised with the large scale train and the track that can make a 4' circle or a 10'x 6' oval. Jericho almost had a heart attack when he saw the box and couldn't wait for Daddy to come home and put it together. Thanks, Grandpa! Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

1 Month Check-up

Ransom is growing fast. He now weighs 9lbs 9oz and is 21 1/4" long. He can now wear some of his 0-3 month size clothes instead of only "newborn" sizes.

Christmas Parade

Hero was in Hemet's Annual Christmas parade on Saturday with her dance class. Jericho enjoyed watching and getting candy!
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Monday, November 27, 2006

The Bouncy Seat

Ransom is a baby that likes to be held constantly. Thankfully, he seems to be content for short periods of time in his bouncy seat. Hero and Jericho get excited when he inadvertently hits some of the toys. Posted by Picasa

Monday, November 20, 2006

2 Week Check-up

Well, it appears that my son's constant eating is not in vain. Ransom now weighs 8lbs 8oz. That's one ounce short of a pound in a week! That's pretty good for a baby that is not on formula. Apparently he is going to be just like his big brother.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Baby Story

Well, I know that it has been a while, but we have been kind of busy around here. Our new son arrived on his due date just like his brother. We actually went to the hospital Sunday night. We arrived at 10:40 pm and there were no beds available. One woman was waiting in the hall outside labor and delivery when I got there and another lady arrived shortly after I did. Both of them were on their first baby. Finally at midnight, I was ushered into the delivery room. My husband was kind enough to remind me that I did not want an epidural so we opted for the lowest pain killer possible-Nu vane. Apparently it is more of a "relaxer" and not exactly a pain killer. It did a nice job of making me relax and I was able to enjoy the pain so much more. At one point the nurse checked and I was at 6 cm, she then left. A few minutes later I felt the need to push and Justin felt the need to push the call button. A nurse came in, and upon finding out that I was at 10, she yelled for help. Because my water had not broken, they told me to breathe through the contractions while they tried to get the bed ready. Unfortunately, my water broke with the next contraction and along with the water came the baby. He was out in two pushes before the doctor even got there. Ransom James Peters was born at 1:48 am Monday morning. He did have some breathing problems the first day but is now home and doing great.


Ransom James Peters
Nov. 6, 2006
7lbs 2oz
18 1/2"

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Friday, November 03, 2006


Well, it is November. The baby did wait. He seems to be good at this. I am at 3cm now. The weird thing is that I haven't had as many contractions as I was having. (Although the ones that I do have are much stronger.) The doctor said today that if I don't have him by next Friday they will induce. Let's hope he shows up sooner than that.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Saturday, October 28, 2006


I remember talking with my husband about pumpkin carving before our first child was born. We both agreed that it was a rather messy and pointless practice. Well, five years and two kids later, we have realized the point: to make the kids messy and frustrate Daddy. Anyway, I think that Justin did a great job on both the kids pumpkins. (He had to do Thomas the Tank Engine free-hand because the pumpkin was too small for the outline.) Posted by Picasa

Friday, October 27, 2006


Well, apparently the "false" contractions that I have been having are not exactly false. I am now at 2 cm and things are thinning out. Hopefully the baby won't see this as a sign that he needs to come out. He just has to hang on for four more days.
In other news, Jericho has a nice bite mark on his cheek. No, it wasn't a rabid dog; it was the more dangerous wild Hero.
The large fire that is just over the mountains is still raging. Thankfully the wind was blowing more to the west so the ashes were not as bad today. The kids were still covered with the stuff after they played outside, though.
That is all the exciting news for now. Hopefully nothing too wonderful will happen until next Wednesday.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Baby Shower Pics

Here are some pictures from the baby shower last Saturday. My Aunt Lynn did a wonderful job hosting the party. It was nice that so many ladies were able to attend. I think everyone had a great time. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, October 19, 2006


Well, technically I have 2 weeks and 4 days to go. I am just hoping that I make it till November. I am already at 1 cm and the baby is definitely headed the right direction but no other progress other than that. At the very least I am praying that he will wait until after the baby shower on Saturday.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Pumpkin Patch

Here are some pictures from our first field trip with the Mom's preschool group. We went to a pumpkin patch. The kids had fun although it was a lot different from what I expected. Oregon definitely wins in the pumpkin patch competition. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

The Scary Part

Today, while we were practicing her verses for Awana, Hero asked me to tell her about the "scary part". Not knowing for sure which part she was referring to, I asked her to explain to me what the scary part was. She said, "You know, the part where it says that if you do one thing wrong, it means that you did all the things wrong and you are going to the lake of fire." Okay... I didn't realize how much she had understood when we discussed this verse yesterday. What a great opportunity it was to point out to her our inability to save ourselves and point her to the one who can save us!
James 2:10
"For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he is guilty of all."

Quote for the Day

"You hold onto my shoulders and I'll jump."
This said by Hero to Jericho while on top of the bunkbed.
(Jericho's response, "No, no thanks.")

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Good Deal

Yes, its time to talk about Craig's List again. This time the credit goes to my wonderful husband. He found a post for 50+ baby boy's clothes for $25. All of the clothes are in great shape and some of the stuff is brand new. What a great deal. The best part of all is that the lady lives right by our church. She has a daughter a little younger than Hero. I was able to invite them to the African Safari we have coming up on Oct 31. It is great how God works in ways we don't expect. I had only planned on going grocery shopping and doing laundry today!

The Local Church

In my MIT class at church, we are studying the role of the local church. I was encouraged by this article:

Friday, October 13, 2006

Happy Birthday, Dad!

Happy birthday, Dad. (Don't worry, I won't say how old you are.) Sorry for the not-so-recent picture. It is a cute one though. Posted by Picasa