Christmas in MKE

So, we spent much of the holidays in Milwaukee with the Wimmer family.. Max finally met Grandma Wimmer (aka PawPaw), his Great Aunt Marilyn, Aunt Connie and Uncle Randy, Uncle Denny and Aunt Chrissy and all the other boy cousins.. Uncle Greg and Aunt Candy even got back early from Texas to see us before we left town..

Ella was  pretty happy to have seen all her girl cousins a few days before to have some girlie time – as you can see, she was ready to get in there with the boys playing Rock Band!

It was a big ol’ trip in winter weather. .we survived very well .. totally filled up our little truck with goodies.. and of course everyone got time with the newest member of the family.  

Christmas at Yoders

We all went out to Coopersville to Grandma and Grandpa Yoder’s house a couple of days before Christmas.. we met up with Marshall’s sister Cozette and all of her family.. Oh boy, did Ella have fun with the girls!.. Elijah was very happy to have met his boy cousin.. we think he felt that the odds were evened out a little bit with one more boy in the mix…and everyone got to meet Max.

Newest Pics of Max, Family and Friends


Some of you have asked for more pictures of Max.  Well here ya go.   Soon, I figure a month or so, maybe I won’t feel the need to share all the details and pictures with you.  But since I’ve had so much encouragement to keep the updates coming – here we go.

Family Notes: Yeah. we are adjusting… slowly I might add.  I’m reluctant to realize the magnitude of change around here.. whew.. Mom is doing well, trying to catch-up on sleep while keeping us all on track.. I have an amazing wife that is somehow, miraculously, doing what seems impossible to me .. but here we are, a big ol’ happy family.

And some operational notes: when you click a thumbnail picture it will open in a new page. If you click that picture again it will open even bigger.. I’m trying to improve how that all works.. but for now that is the system.  Email me if you’d like a larger image for print.

Which reminds me. If you register on this site. (click register, pick user-name and password) then you can comment.. feel free to do so and even  request prints to be sent.. I am making pictures for the grandparents this Christmas – let me know if you want one too.


Ella meets Max

Ella has met Max for the first time.. Grandma brought her..

and says, “I think I’m going to like this baby!”

Max Yoder Enters the World. !

Max Howard Yoder

Born Dec 3 at 3:54am – Spectrum Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI

Weight: 8 lbs – 9 oz.

Length: 19 in

Mommy and Baby are healthy and happy. !