Sunday, July 31, 2011


Happy fourth birthday to our best little girl!

We celebrated our big girl's b-day in style - with a princess tea party...

...And a Tacky the Penguin cake!

Princess dress-ups and penguins are a must for such a big day...

...And of course you may lick your plate on your birthday!

Even Sam got dressed up for the occasion.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Monday, July 18, 2011

Thursday, July 14, 2011


Welcome to the jungle, baby.

Wednesday, July 06, 2011


Elizabeth: Let's play a game. In this game, Ariel the doll will be Ariel. Dad, you can be King Triton.
Caleb: Who can I be?
Elizabeth: You can be a crab who doesn't talk much.
Dad: And who will you be?
Elizabeth: I will be someone who rules the world.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Saturday, July 02, 2011

Sam I Am

Samuel Jeremiah VanDorsten
Born June 29, 2011 at 10:06pm - 7lbs 8oz, 20.25"

"Now the young man Samuel continued to grow both in stature and in favor with the LORD and also with man."
~1 Samuel 2:26

After a grueling 22 hours of false labor, induction, and actual labor, Sam joined our family at 10:06pm on July 29! He's a pretty calm guy and is eating and sleeping well... so far. Caleb is super excited about his new little brother. Elizabeth is slowly warming up. Mom is recovering well and happy to be home from the hospital. Dad is just happy to not be sleeping in a chair. Welcome home, Sam.