Saturday, April 26, 2008

Happy Birthday Happy Birthday!

Happy birthday to Matthew (aka BoOgS) and dad, who are now 25 years and 40 years old, respectively. Yes, dad was 15 when BoOgS was born.

Friday, April 25, 2008

I know most of you may never have known Omi, Christy's Grandma, who past away the other day. Thought I might just post this.

Obituary for Herta Ruth Williams

Herta Ruth Williams of Berthoud, CO died peacefully April 23, 2008 in the Boulder County Hospice Care Center at the age of 72, after a short battle with liver cancer.

Born September 2, 1935 in Fuerth, Germany, Herta grew up during the aftermath of WWII and apprenticed as a furrier.

She and Gustav Kackstaetter married on August 17, 1957. They made their home initially in Germany and later in Montevideo,Uruguay. After their return to Germany and subsequent divorce, Herta immigrated to the United States in 1985. On February 14, 1997 she married Robert J. Williams in Salt Lake City, Utah. They moved to Berthoud in 2000.

Herta had a long career as a furrier, working first in Germany and then for many years at ZCMI department store in Salt Lake City, retiring in 1999. After retirement she expanded her knitting hobby into a side business creating wonderful designs out of Alpaca wool.

Being a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she served in many women’s, young women’s and children’s organizations, most recently in the Lyons Colorado Ward.

Herta is survived by her husband Robert, son Dr. Uwe Richard Kackstaetter & his wife Laura of Berthoud, with seven grandchildren Heidi, Christy, Ruben, Ruth, Jonathan, Katrina and Rachel, as well as sister Dagmar Czermin of Germany.

Visitation will be 9:00 to 9:30 am followed by funeral services at 10:00am Friday, May 2, 2008 at the Lyons Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Interment will be at Mountain View Memorial Park in Salt Lake City, UT.

Visit to leave condolences for the family.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Happy Birthday, Christy!

Christy is 24 today. Happy birthday!

Deepest sympathies to Christy at this time also, as she lost her grandmother yesterday.

Monday, April 14, 2008

The Blessing of Abigail! -- More to it than you know!

See: 1 Sam 25:3,32-34
(The blessing of Abigail in the First Book of the Kings)
3...Abigail: and she was a woman of good understanding, and of a beautiful countenance...
32 ¶ And David said to Abigail, Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, which sent thee this day to meet me:
33 And blessed be thy advice, and blessed be thou, which hast kept me this day from coming to shed blood, and from avenging myself with mine own hand.
34 For in very deed, as the Lord God of Israel liveth, which hath kept me back from hurting thee, except thou hadst hasted and come to meet me, surely there had not been left unto Nabal by the morning light any that pisseth against the wall.
Hmmm, there is something to that! All is good here!!
Don't have time to say much, but here are the pics of my Girls that Carrie took at Abigails Blessing. Thought I'd add them here to share!! Will add more when I can. Enjoy!
Oh, and Miss me too!!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Happy Birthday, Carrie!

Carrie is 23 today - and she's the baby!
You know what that means... we're ooooold!

Happy birthday, honey!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Meet Porter

Hi everyone! Things have started to calm down a little bit, well maybe not, but we are beginning to adjust a little better to all the changes we have experienced these past few weeks, so I'd thought I'd take a sec and update you all on what's been happening at our house. First off, meet Porter! He weighed in at 7 lbs 3 oz and was 19 inches long. At his 2 week check up this past Monday he was 8 lbs 9 oz and 20.5 inches long. ( I think we have another chunkers on our hands.) He is hungry every waking moment, which is about, oh every 2 to 2 1/2 hours and in between he does what any other newborn does: ya, sleeps and poops. We think he's awfully cute and the siblings adore him. Here's a few pics of our precious Porter William Miller, and friends :0)

"Best delivery ever!" "So happy he's here!" "So glad it's over!"

Ahhhh, the proud Papa. :0)

"Hi Aunt Carrie, so glad to meet you!"

So, who do ya think he got that head and neck from?

Oh, precious pictures of brothers and sister with littlest brother. This isn't staged. They really do love him.

Here are a few more recent pictures of Porter. He's a little more awake now, but unfortunately we don't have a lot of pictures of him not crying, because as I said before, when he's awake he's usually screaming for food.

We love you little Porter! Welcome to our family!

As for the rest of us, we are all doing pretty well. Nathan and I take shifts with the baby at nights and in the mornings, so we're handling the sleep deprivation together very well. Everything else in life has pretty much gone out the window for the time being, but we both know that time will pass all too quickly, so the house will have to wait.

Dallin is almost done with his first grade year of school. I went to his parent/teacher conference this last week and his teacher said that he has 4's in every category that is graded. (4's are the equivilent to A's) She also said that she did timed reading testing for each stundent in the class and Dallin not only scored off the chart, but when she entered his score, the computer indicated "unlikely." She thought that was pretty funny.

Emma is getting ready for kindergarten. After Porter was born, we realized what a pain long hair could be, and since Emma is so independent and does her own hair in the morning, we decided to get a hair cut. This is Emma before:

this is her now:

And the best part about it was that because she had at least 10 inches of hair taken off, she was able to donate it to "Locks of Love," which is an organization that makes hair pieces for children who have lost their hair because of medical issues, such as cancer. So not only did she get a cute hair cut, but she did a good deed too.

Logan continues to be our subtle comedian. He keeps us chuckling all the time. He has adjusted very well to having a new baby around and is very helpful and patient. He has, however, over the past 3 months (due we think to an illness back in January), developed a breathing problem because of overly enlarged (we're talkin huge) tonsils. Just ask Carrie. She has lived with his snoring, and interrupted breathing every night since she has lived here, so we took him to an ENT today, and it looks like we'll be heading to the hospital on April 23 for a tonsil/adenoidectomy. Because of his age we might have to spend the night at the hospital. Anyways, we're all (except for Logan) a little anxious about the surgery and the recovery to follow, so your thoughts and prayers would be greatly appreciated.

Well, that's what's new here. We love you all!