Monday, June 13, 2016


On June 1st, 2016 the coolest thing happened. Our daughter Sara gave birth to a handsome baby boy who just happens to be our first grandchild! We are pretty darned excited about this little guy! We are so excited that we got in our car and made the trek to Portland to visit him (and his parents) last week. He is such a cutie-pie! We fell in love right away! We were actually in love before we met him but it got a lot stronger once we got to hold and love on him a bunch!

Sara had a pretty rough time getting him here so she is still recovering. It was nice to be able to let her rest a little and help where we could. Mostly it was nice to cuddle and love this new little family member. We are pretty happy about the whole deal.

Here are a few pictures of our little guy.

Sara with Ryan

Grandpa with his new grandson
Grandma and Ryguy

Aunt Carly loved holding little Ryan
Jono is so excited to be an Uncle!

He is such a cutie pie!

Every once in awhile I can see Sara in him--like in this photo. Otherwise, people say he looks like his daddy's baby photos.

Sunday, June 12, 2016


Grandpa's oldest brother Ed and his daughter Diana came for a visit about 2 weeks ago. It was nice to have them here for a few days. Ed lives in California and Diana is in Oregon. We had a little family get together while they were here and it was fun to catch up with what they have been up to since we saw them last.

Carly, Grandpa, Ed and Jono, Rob, Grandma and Diana

Grandpa with microphone in hand so Ed could hear him better. (Grandpa couldn't talk loud and Ed couldn't hear well. So we solved it with the Karaoke machine! Lol!)

Brothers--John and Ed