Archive for September, 2009

Saturday’s Amishness

September 30th 2009 by Jen in Uncategorized 0

We had Amish Saturday this past weekend and it was great! What a wonderful time to relax and converse together and to be convicted about our reliance on modern technology and media. Here’s what we did: – I got up with Dinah and gave Dan another hour of sleep – We had a quiet breakfast [...]

Dinah Loves Her Jumperoo

September 29th 2009 by Jen in Family, Randomness 0

I think it’s clear from these pictures that Dinah loves her Jumperoo. She has all kinds of fun in it: super-jumpy fun, light-jumpy fun, playing with the toys fun, and just-chillin’ fun. Sometimes we even play completely unrelated games while she’s comfortably nestled in her home-inside-her-home. Here’s the evidence. Oh, and you can see tooth [...]


September 28th 2009 by Jen in Family, Randomness 0

Dinah got her first set of blocks recently and I captured her first experience with them. I think it’s fair to say that she enjoyed them. There are a couple of decent tooth shots, although you can’t see her second tooth in there.

Tomorrow is Amish Saturday!

September 25th 2009 by Jen in Family, Randomness 0

Tomorrow is the second installment of Amish Saturday and I’m ecstatic! It’s not that we abstain from all modern conveniences, it’s more just media and technology that grab so much of our attention. It’s a great way to shut ourselves off and really be able to enjoy each other. Our first Amish Saturday wasn’t very [...]

Dinah’s Birthday Week Pictures

September 25th 2009 by Jen in Family 1

Here are some pictures that I took the week of Dinah’s 9 month birthday week. You may notice that there’s one or two pics in there of a new tooth.

Fourth of July Pictures

September 25th 2009 by Jen in Family 0

Here (finally!) are some pictures we took while we were at my parents’ house for July 4th weekend (so at this point, Dinah was just shy of 7 months — she’s now just over 9 months). Enjoy the cutie!

A Good Day

September 25th 2009 by Jen in Randomness 0

I’m having such a good day! On Fridays (I work M-R, 4 10-hour days), I like to pretend that I’m a stay-at-home wife and mother. The last couple of weeks, I’ve really enjoyed using my Friday to tend to the house (in addition to tons of fun with Dinah!) so that my work is done [...]

Happy 9 Months, Dinah!

September 22nd 2009 by Jen in Family 0

Last Wednesday was Dinah’s 9 month birthday! Happy Birthday, Monkey! She is such a joy to us. She’s our absolute favorite person (sorry, everyone else). She’s such a gift from the Lord! Today she had her Well Baby checkup. She’s 16 pounds, 15 ounces (and that’s after 3 poopie diapers!), 26 inches long, and with [...]

Pinkness makes me smile

September 18th 2009 by Jen in Family, Randomness 0

I love that when I take Dinah’s laundry out of the dryer, the lint trap is full of pink lint.


September 17th 2009 by Jen in Family 0

Dinah has had tooth bumps at the base of her gumline for months, seemingly without any activity. The Friday before Labor Day was the first day we noticed that we could see a significant dot of tooth on Dinah’s gumline. That little guy has since sprouted up several millimeters. This morning, after much wrestling with [...]

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