Monday, April 30, 2012


Ben, Jack and Megan: my three biggest accomplishments

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Newborn Photos

When Megan was only six days old, my sister and I took her to see our favorite photographer and friend, Bethany Chase, to have her newborn photos taken. She did such a beautiful job! Here are some of my favorites. I'm still trying to choose which one(s) I want to use for her official birth announcements. Thanks again, Bethany, you're the best!

Friday, April 20, 2012

The Next Generation

Two of my college roommates, Alicia and Amy, came over this morning to meet Megan for the first time. What a lovely visit! My other roommate, Robyn, lives in California and we're looking forward to her visit this summer! Between the four of us, we have five boys and four girls. Such a great bunch!

The four of us girls met in the fall of 1999, our freshmen year at Houghton College. It's humbling to realize just how much has happened since then! We were all in eachother's weddings - in 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007 - and try to get together whenever we can. It made my heart so happy to see a few of our kids play together on a morning like this. Or at least be playing next to eachother ;) God is so good.

I couldn't believe how willing six of those kids were to take a group photo this morning, but you'd better believe I was ready to take advantage of it when they were! We obviously had to use the self-timer for the photo of the three of us - as talented as our kids are, we thought this was more reliable than asking one of them to take it for us!

Camden, Jack, Ben, Megan, Grace and Marissa

Alicia, me (and Megan,) and Amy

So grateful for such great friends!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Happy Easter!

Very happy Big Brothers, Ben and Jack, help to celebrate Megan's first Easter. Our Lord has risen!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


Our entire family has become completely smitten with this little angel.
Our Megan Joy.
Such a blessing to our family.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Megan's First Day

Megan Joy Sauer was born via c-section on Wednesday, April 4th, 2012. She was 8 lbs, 4oz and 21.25" long. And let me tell you, she is quite a beauty. Truly living up to her name, "little pearl."

Here is a "photo collage" of her first day. I will try and add captions in the coming days. But for now, SLEEP is the operative word!

Monday, April 2, 2012

'Dis MY Baby!

Our last family photo as a family of four! Taken by Life Touch Photography for our church directory in March 2012. Jack's in grey, Ben's in blue. It's hard to tell that I'm 37 weeks pregnant with our little girl! Can't wait to see what it'll be like with a little PINK :)

The boys have always been very excited about the prospect of a sister. I'll tease them, asking what we should call her. "Marker? Book? Door? Jack? Daddy?" They get a kick out of this game and will always answer with the same thing: "Noooo! Baby SISTER!" Oh. Thanks for clarifying.

Tonight when I was reading them books before bedtime, Ben patted my belly out of the blue and said, "Dis MY baby." I looked at those big, green eyes and felt like I could see right through to his big big heart.

"You know, Ben, you're probably right."

Got a LOT done tonight, but still not thinking it'll be enough to put me in labor. Looks like we're going to have to go in and get this little one! Fine by me!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

The Last Belly Picture

This is me today, at 39 weeks and 5 days... the last official belly picture in the series!

It's a good thing I'm not a fan of April Fool's Day, or I really could have had a good time with this one. "Ohmygosh, my water broke in church!... I'm going into labor right now... Woah, I hadn't realized we were having TWINS!" But as I said, I am not a fan. So if and when you DO hear from me about it being the real thing, it'll be the real thing.

I'm very pleased that it doesn't seem like she'll come today. Very grateful. As I said, I'm not a fan of April Fool's Day. But she's more than welcome to come tomorrow or Tuesday. If she's not out by Wednesday morning, however, we're going in to get her! Our scheduled c-section is for the morning of Wednesday, April 4th.

Here's hoping!