Celebrating the Birth of Dylan

We are so very excited to announce the birth of Dylan, our 8th grandchild. Of course, he is adorable!


I took this photo of Kristen on my birthday.  I was hoping Dylan would arrive on my birthday…sooooo, after cake and ice cream, Kristen climbed lots of stairs. But, it was not meant to be.

Barry and I had our bags packed way in advance of her due date. We wanted to be able to promptly leave if we received a midnight call that Kristen was in labor. She barely made it to the hospital in time for the last baby. I was concerned that Kristen would be like my mom and have her baby in the car.

Everything went well, thank the Lord! Dylan weighed in at a whopping 9lbs 10oz. He will outgrow his newborn clothes in no time.

To celebrate Dylan’s birth, Melinda and Jeremy came for a visit. Here are a few photos of the joyous occasion taken by Melinda Denison, our daughter. Here is the link to her new website: http://www.melindadenison.com/

Kristen and Dylan

When I visited Kristen immediately after the baby was born, she was radiant like this. Midwives brag on her.

Kristen, Dylan in our flower gardenKristen and Dylan in our flower garden

Grandma and Dylan

Being a Grandma has its perks

Melinda and Dylan

Aunt Melinda with her new nephew

Family of 7Beautiful Family of Seven

giant sling shot

What’s a celebration without a giant sling shot for the kids to shoot water balloons at….


Uncle Jeremy!

Sparklers for the kidsUncle Jeremy brought some sparklers for the children to enjoy~

Landon ~sparkler

 Sweet dreams

Sweet Dreams

Linda Hoover

Thank you so much, Theresa! I was holding Dylan, thinking how this helpless and dependent baby will one day be a man. I think back to the birth of my own son, and I can remember it just like it was today. I can remember rocking him and nursing him. My son is a grown man now with a family of his own. My Dad, who is 82 was telling me on my birthday, how he could remember my birth and first step, because I walked to him. What clapping and cheering he did for me on that day! Amazing, the memories we hold on to for a lifetime of God’s beautiful gift to us of a baby.

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