Sister & Brother?!?! :)

Do they look a like?!?

Annika Carol

Donovan David


Donovan David is here!!!

Donovan David was born June 26, 2009 at 12:35 a.m. He weighed in at 7 lbs 15 oz and 20 inches long.

You can click on the picture below to see more pictures!

Donovan David


Fun in the Sun

We got this slip and slide for Annika the other day for under $4! She LOVES it!!

She did not quite understand the concept of sliding down it...so daddy helped her out a bit!

She then somewhat got the concept and tried going down on her own...not quite as fun this way though. :)


Happy Father's Day

I was hoping to get this done a little sooner, but it was a busy day w/ church and than a parade and then nap time (for a short period) than back to church.

But we here at the Stertz household believe we have the BEST Daddy in the whole world!!!

Happy Father's Day also to:
Grandpa Stertz:

Grandpa Baldwin:

Papa Dan:

Great Grandpa Isaacs:


New outfit...

I thought I'd share an outfit that I made for Annika (okay I didn't make the shirt). :) I did however make the skirt. I've had this fabric for about a month now (I love it)! So I thought I'd make it into a skirt for Annika. I had planned on trying to applique a flower on the tank but I couldn't get it to work. So I made one of these flower clips. You can remove it and pin it anywhere you would like. This is one of my all time favorite things I have sewn for her. I'm very happy with the way it out.


And no homemade outfit is complete without an "action shot!"


Note: it only took one M&M to make her stand still and let me take her picture!


If life would slow down...

Not sure that will every happen! :)

I've not been a very good blogger lately, I apologize for that. I haven't been a very good picture taker either. I have a few on my camera that I just downloaded this morning that I can share.

Life has been pretty busy here in the Stertz Household lately. David is just finishing up his second week of block courses this week. Last week was a busy week for him. He would get up and leave at 6 am to go to classes and get home at about 7:30 pm. While he is thoroughly enjoying his classes he is very tired. Sunday he taught Sunday School, preached the Sunday Morning Service (which was WONDERFUL by the way and I may be bias but I heard many compliments on it) and the Sunday Evening Service. So needless to say he was wiped out by Monday morning. He did drop a class this week so he is only going to class from about 1pm - 7:30pm. I will say it is fun to watch Annika when he gets home, she is VERY excited to see him.

Annika is doing well, she got her first haircut (she has had a trim before). I had a lady at church who was willing to give it a try and did a wonderful job. Not anything drastic we just evened up the back and sides, it only took one sucker, a movie, and 5 minutes of her sitting still. :)

I'm also doing well, 3 1/2 weeks to go (maybe sooner...I can only hope). I feel rather large, but have slept pretty good the last two night (I've not slept all that well for the last 2 months of this pregnancy). I've been keeping up with things that need to be done, just a bit slower at it! :)

Well now that you have read this I'm sure you would like to see some pictures:

She was very proud that she got these all on by herself (there are 3 of them):

Eating Pizza for dinner last Wednesday, I didn't cut it completely b/c we were both done and daddy would eat it after church (since he was gone at classes and made it just in time to go to church). She had already ate two pieces I didn't know she wanted more until it got real quiet and she was helping herself (her hair looks all wild b/c she just got out of the tub).

Oh and I didn't mention anything about Lincoln...well this is what he's been up too lately...lazy dog...YES he's sleeping in this picture! He loves to burrow under blankets. Looks like it's tough to be a dog at our house huh?!?


5 Years...

Has it been that long?!?! Today we celebrate our 5th Anniversary!

I have LOVED every moment...the joys and tears!