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If you asked either of us years ago, we never would have thought life would be like this!

This blog is the story of our family; as Dad leads, loves, pastors and points to Jesus, as Mom nurtures and supports, as our children follow and grow into men and women after God's own heart.
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The epic story of Mark the Dad, Barbie the Mama, their two Pickles Jack and Emmet, and their beautiful girls Paige, Jessie and Ruth.


God is my sunshine, my only sunshine - He makes me happy when skies are grey - You’ll never know dear how much He loves us - Let Him be your sunshine today :) 

The song my Grandpa sang to his children and my Dad sang to us - Revised a little by Mommy and Daddy :)

God is my sunshine, my only sunshine - He makes me happy when skies are grey - You’ll never know dear how much He loves us - Let Him be your sunshine today :)

The song my Grandpa sang to his children and my Dad sang to us - Revised a little by Mommy and Daddy :)

Emmet at preschool

Emmet at preschool

Jack at preschool

Jack at preschool

Daily dose of baby chubs

Daily dose of baby chubs

Praying this is productive. #jesusleads

Praying this is productive. #jesusleads

The baby and the new baby  
Paige and Anna

The baby and the new baby
Paige and Anna

Mommy, we're playing "Knock your feet off"

  • Mom came outside to discover the boys had invented a new game.
  • Barb: Boys! You're standing 5 feet away from each other and whipping footballs at each other!
  • Emmet: Mom, that's how you play Knock Your Feet Off.
  • Jack: And then we fall down!
  • .... And then they whipped the balls at each other and fell down laughing. That's my boys!
J,J,R,A,E,P

J,J,R,A,E,P

Emmet and Anna

Emmet and Anna

Jack and Anna

Jack and Anna

So serious #babyflower

So serious #babyflower

Jasmin!!

Jasmin!!

P J R

P J R

We walked out of the dr’s office like we had just gone to a two year old’s birthday party #stickersgalore

We walked out of the dr’s office like we had just gone to a two year old’s birthday party #stickersgalore

Our Saturday Night - Jack broke his arm.

So Jack was a trooper this past Saturday night, he broke his arm after dinner after jumping … Er.. vaulting off the excercise trampoline, onto a bouncy ball and then onto his wrist.

I thought the landing looked a little awkward.

"Barb, I think he broke his arm"

We monitored jack in the kitchen for about five minutes as then Barb confirmed.

"Yeah, I think he broke his arm"

Now, she said this while breast feeding a newborn baby, and while I was outside supervising 4 other jumping toddlers. Funny how when you add one more, and an emergency, things get interesting.

So, I whisked Jack and Emmet off to McMaster (not that other hospital) and Faith came over to hold down the fort.

Everything went like clockwork at Mac, those guys are pros. We had Jack in getting and X-Ray, with Emmet helping the nurse at the controls. We met with the doctors and got the results within 10 minutes after that.

Just as they can in, I was ready to hear ‘so it’s nothing he’s fine’ because Jack seemed to be moving around okay.

"So he’s fractured his arm in two places"

And I just closed me eyes for a moment and hung my head. Parent intuition correct.

"It’s called a buckle fracture, it’s the most common type. So we’re going to put on a temporary cast today and he’ll have a follow up for a hard cast next week, 4-6 weeks for recovery."

And the team went to work. Great doctors, great support staff, McMaster is a teaching hospital so they were pretty happy to have the practice. I just made up stories out of an eye spy book while Jack patiently watched them put the cast together around him. They were very impressed. :)

And then we went home. A little Advil and back to business.

Picture Caption: “Daddy, my arm is saying Cheese!!”

That’s my Boy!


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