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(Most Recent Photos, October 2, 2005)

        On This Page:  Announcing Emily   See "Dolly" Grow   Meet Michael Ray   Welcome Home Michael!   A Cradle for Two?     
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Em Announcement
 In July of 2004, a few weeks after
our 10th anniversary, we finally had a baby
 - Emily Grace. (We had no luck before,
and had been on an Adoption list with LDS
 Family Services since 2001)


     The first question many people asked when Em was born was, "who does she look like?", so we sent out this mini-collage:
Baby Pic Compared

Do you like our Dolly?
When Em was tiny, we took a picture of her in doll clothes (made by Jen's Grandma), lying in a doll cradle (that was Matt's mom's)... To show how big she's getting, we try to take pictures of her in/by the same cradle whenever we think of it....

Emily in Doll Cradle
(2 weeks old)
July 29, 2004

     Meet Michael Ray
20050110_04a-Michael-8mo_doingthesplitsTatlowsBlackfootID.jpg 20050110_06w-Michael-8moTatlowsBlackfootID.jpg In mid-January, 2005, we were asked if we were interested in adopting  a little boy. We already knew a fair amount about Mike, since my sister Lisa had been his Foster Mom for a while, and we are delighted at the prospect of having him in our family! He is 2 months older than Emily, so they will basically be twins... He is 8 months old in these two pictures, and a real sweetheart!

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(3 1/2 months)
Oct 27, 2004

        Welcome Home Michael!
     On Monday, June 13th, we finally got to fly home
 to Milwaukee with Michael.
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(almost 7 months)
February 6, 2005

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  (napping at 30,000 feet...)   "Hey - Neat toy, Sis!"

      Matt's parents (below, left) had been traveling
cross-country and met us at the airport when we got
home. On Wednesday, the kids "helped" make a
birthday cake for Grandma Higgins...

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(8 months)
March 13, 2005

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o cool for words...)      "Mmmmm...Cake!"    

We're so glad Grandma & Grandpa Came to Visit!

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...now Em has a buddy to share with...
"Give Brother a Love!"
"Ok, I'm out of here..."
"Here, Mike, you try it!"
We should have done "dolly" pictures with Mike long ago --- especially since the kids had so much fun!
October 2, 2005 (Michael 17 months, Emily 15 months)

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