Friday, March 30, 2007


Have you ever "Googled" yourself? You should try it...
My friend Steve Schlange aspires to be the number one Steve Schlange on Google (I guess there are three others that he knows of).
Anyhoo, I googled myself and came out like 4th or 5th, and only because of my other friend Ian's blog, and because I gave him some pictures to post of his kids one time.
This Brawley blog wasn't even mentioned. I'm sure there's some technical reason for that of which I am ignorant (heh, I use a cut and paste Blog program; I am not that computer savvy).
I googled Jon, and oh my, there are a million Jon Brawleys all over the world (most of them Irish, none of them mine).
Then I googled my sister April Folkertsma. She has the top ELEVEN slots!! Not one, not even just four or five. ELEVEN!
Steve must be drooling right now...

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

My handsome young son.

We are having Brynne cryogenically frozen so she will remain cute forever.

Left to their own devices.
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Silly rascals

I was wondering why the vacuum always gets clogged.

Who's afraid of the big bad easter bunny?
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Catching Flies

Brynne at Ava's party (she was 9 days old).
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Friday, March 23, 2007

This is elisabeth's dream right now. If she were dreaming. If she were sleeping.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

"Jonah's World of Adventure!"

"Hey, Momma, can I take some pictures and then you can make me a blog and then I can put the pictures on my blog?...
...Oh, and on your blog call it Jonah's World of Adventure!"

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Ava turns 4!!!!

the cake nannie made!
Ava wanted games and prises!
Nanna made Ava a new shal!
it was fun to blow out the kandels!

want more pictures? click here.

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"Cabbage Patch" Brynne

Yup, she's almost "that" small.
And two weeks old already!
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Neon Baby

Brynne had jaundice and had to stay under the photo-therapy lights overnight in the hospital last week...
Some pics of our "neon baby"
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Tuesday, March 13, 2007

"We have five in our family, now!"--Jonah

The Proud Big Brother (who asks to hold Brynne quite a bit)

The Proud Princess Big Sister (yes, she is wearing a princess dress--such a funny girl)
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The Doctor said we should stop having kids...

What do you think??

This one's my fav...those fangs!
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Thursday, March 08, 2007

Our precious Lil' Brynne

Hey everyone, here are the first pic's of our new little girl Brynne Elisabeth. She came at 11:15 pm Wednesday night. She weighed 5lbs 15 ozs, and 19 in long.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Blowing out all those candles was hard work, especially when you're 9 months pregnant, so it was a good thing Ava was there to help.
Ava and Momma licking the chocolate off the candles

I was tempted to do this myself. . . that really WAS good cake. . . Jon knows me well!
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Ava with a cute grin...
Momma turns 30!
The best cake EVER...
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The other night when Jonah ate all his dinner...Ava did not. Bummer.

Saturday, March 03, 2007

My sister April, who is fluent in 15 languages, including Spanish and 3 dialects of Farsi, was talking to Ava and said: donde esta?
Jonah, playing on his gameboy, stopped and said: I didn't know you spoke Spanish.
April replied: poquito
Jonah: do you know what this means, "Who art thou?"
April: I didn't know you spoke Spanish, too....

Yesterday Ava said to me: I can't WAIT for this baby to be born so we can see what she looks like!

Friday, March 02, 2007

Last week when Jon and I had the flu, our friend Elisha Jenkins offered to take care of Ava for the day (Jonah was at school). Much to Ava's delight, they went to "Burger-Bille" for lunch and then ended up at the Children's Museum. Ava had a blast, thanks Elisha!!
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