Clara, Olivia and Andrew

Clara, Olivia and Andrew
The 3 Amigos

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Love Bugs

Olivia on the left and Clara on the right look cute in their polka dots.
Katie says the girls are doing a lot of smiling.
Enid (Katie's best friend) and Cory and
Brock (big brother) welcomed Theo Patrick Jennings to their family. God bless all of you.
Quote of the Day:
A smile happens in flash, but the memory can last a lifetime.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Uncle Jon comes over for some "homas" and a three hour nap with his favorite girls.

Clara and her dad are surfing the net.
Quote of the Day:
Love is what makes you smile when you're tired.
quotes from kids

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The Life of Riley

The girls are relaxing in style.
Olivia had an appointment with the occupational therapist today and she suggested using a different type of nipple on the bottles. I hope that works. Thanks for your prayers.
Quote of the Day:
Fear less, hope more;
Eat less, chew more;
Whine less, breathe more;
Talk less, say more;
Love more,
And all good things will be yours.
Swedish Proverb

Monday, July 27, 2009

Our big girls

Olivia and Clara are hanging on to their blanket and catching a cat nap.
Clara loves the baby in the mirror.
Who is the fairest of them all?

Quote of the Day:
Children need models rather than
Joseph Joubert

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Sleeping Beauties

Olivia's in front and Clara is in back.
Quote of the Day:
Golden Slumber
Golden slumber kiss your eyes,
Smiles await you when you rise.
Sleep, pretty darling do not cry,
And I will sing a lullaby.

Little Models

Olivia is in purple and Clara in pink

Olivia is trying out her boppy and Clara is sleeping in the background.

Stretch pants and they are stretching them now

Olivia's swallow study came out well. So far we know that she has reflux. She sees the occupational therapist this week and then to the pediatric gastroenterologist to review all the findings. Katie says she is eating better but still struggles sometimes.
Peace be with you.
Quote of the Day:
Live so that when your children think of fairness
and integrity, they think of you.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Friday, July 24, 2009



Quote of the Day:
How much do I love thee?
Let me count the ways.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Thursday, July 23, 2009

My personal Summer of Love

Clara is in blue and Olivia is in pink.

Too Cute!
I was around for the Summer of Love'67 but the summer of 2009 was my personal summer of love. I had the honor of being a part of Olivia and Clara's homecoming. My summer vacation started just as the girls came home. Katie wanted me there and Jeremy graciously welcomed me to their home.
I remember as if it was yesterday my mom coming to our house in Modesto when each of our children were born. She was such a comfort to me when I was faced with the most important job I ever had. What a wonderful mother my brother and sister and I had!
Love was all around. Love for our Lord. Love for our family and friends. Love for each other.
Love for our precious babies.
We ran the gambit of emotions daily if not hourly.
We put in long hours. We lived on little or no sleep but it was the most memorable summer I have had since my own two babies were born.
My admiration for Katie is immeasurable. She is such a loving mother.
Jeremy loves his twins with all his heart.
We have experienced a miracle. Sharing their story with you and the outpouring of compassion and love from our family and friends has been a miracle in itself.
I will continue to write the blog and keep you informed on all the new developments-even if it is long distance.
Love to you all, Grandma Linda (Blog Master )

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

So many pictures!!!


Jeremy and Olivia reading
Olivia and her dad

Clara Olivia

Clara is worn out by the photo shoot.
I could not decide which pictures were the best so I put them all on.
Grandma Quotes of the Day:

The best things in life are free.
Things are not always what they seem.
Money does not grow on trees.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Uncle Jon and his nieces

When Jon was little he loved to be held. One day he asked to be held and he meant to say hold me but it came out "homa".
When he comes over to Katie's and Jeremy's he always says he needs homas. The girls enjoy the homa time, too.
I am so happy Katie and Jon are so close.
Give someone you love a "homa" today.
Quote of the Day:
Learn to enjoy the little things-
there are so many of them.

Monday, July 20, 2009

It is hot!

Clara tries out her new boppy, that helps her get some tummy time, which is important for development.
Clara is enjoying her new gift.
Olivia thinks this might be a good sleeping site.
I think it is something Olivia could get used to.

Katie and Olivia
Jeremy and Clara
I hope the weather cools off soon-we haven't gone outside for days.
We are so grateful for all the friends and family, who are continually
reaching out with their generosity.
Quote of the Day:
There are big ships and small ships.
But the best ship of all is friendship.
Author Unknown

Sleepy Sunday

Good morning girls! Olivia is on the left and Clara on the right.

Clara looks like she has got something to say to her mom.
Olivia in all her glory

Grandma Linda's arms are full of sweetness.

Prayer of the Day:
Lord, behold our family assembled,
We thank you for this place in which we dwell,
For the love that unites us,
For the peace accorded to this day.
For the hope which we expect the morrow;
For the health, the work, the food and the bright skies,
That make our lives delightful,
For our friends in all parts of the earth.
Robert Louis Stevenson

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Visitors from Lodi

Great Aunt Louise holds Olivia.
Sisters Liz and Emily hold sisters Olivia and Clara.
The Barkley family all took turns holding the twins. It was great.
Quote of the Day:
There are angels walking on this earth
disguised as aunts!