Monday, February 21, 2011

6 Months

It doesn't seem possible that 6 months, 1/2 a year, has already passed since Ireland and Elias entered our lives. Little did I know how much things would change and how much work two babies would be. I still don't feel like my life has reached a new "normal" yet...we're getting closer but aren't there yet. Some days are really good and some days are really hard. They're still not sleeping through the night (well, to be fair, Ireland isn't sleeping through the night so she wakes Elias up with her crying. Awesome.) so that kinda puts a damper on things. I'm (We're) tired and ready for a full night's sleep. But, I wouldn't trade the exhaustion for the joy these two little lives bring to our family. We do not take the blessings we've been given lightly. Our hearts are extremely thankful.
Happy 6 Months Sweet Ones!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Big Brother

Asher is the BEST big brother. He is so caring, gentle and sweet with the babies, loves making them laugh and always wants to hold them. I'm so thankful for his help!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

5 Months

Can't believe my babies are already 5 months old. Time is going so fast and they are changing so much!
Their temperaments couldn't be more different: Elias - chill, Ireland - high strung
But they are so cute together and starting to notice each other's presence
Things are starting to get fun!

Christmas 2010

Only a month late. Not bad, right? Because an entire Christmas post with explanations and loads of pictures is not going to happen, here are a few pictures to show that we at least celebrated Christmas this year!

Sweet Bubba at the Christmas Eve service
(I was a little concerned he was going to drop the candle and start the church on fire)
Had to get a picture of the babes in their Christmas Eve outfits - Ireland was not a fan of the bonnet (shocker):
Christmas Day before heading over to Grandpa and Grandma Brokke's
Family Pictures - not great but good enough for these days...

4 Months

Better late than never!
4 Month Photo Shoot -

Saturday, November 27, 2010


The best 2 out of 7...take your pick:
So thankful.
So blessed.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Naked Babies

These babes are happiest on their changing table. Stripped down to diapers and free to kick around, they smile, laugh, talk and coo when they're being changed! I'm pretty much up for whatever makes them happy these days...
Besides the fact that they're both white, bald-headed little babies, isn't it crazy how different they look from each other? Elias is all Finzel and Ireland looks so much like my baby pictures and my mom's side of the family!
love it.