Where are we?

29 Nov

We haven’t posted any updates for a while here since we now setup new blogs!

Erin’s blog is called Wild Whispers at edegraw.me and Pete’s is Change Your Pick Attack at peterdegraw.me

We will be posting a lot more to those sites. Erin’s is mostly life, knitting, family, etc. and Pete’s is guitar amp, music, tech related.

summer.lovin’

18 May

Summer is looming… is anyone still reading? Pete remembered that this was here the other day and said to me:

“Erin! We should update the blog!”

So, update, I will…

America turned thirteen… yep. THIRTEEN. We are just as scared as you are. She chopped her hair off, double pierced her ears, and grew an attitude almost overnight. We are about four weeks from finishing our fourth year of homeschooling… that, in and of itself is a feat.

Katherine is almost one! I know! This time last year, I was round and rosy and SO ready to have a baby in my arms. Now we have this cuddly “mama,” “dada,”-ing little person. Our very own little birdy.

Pete and I? We are seeking God for the next best thing… that’s the only way to put it. It’s a grand adventure!

No news is…

27 Jan

good news.

Things are crazy. Good crazy, but crazy nonetheless. I have christmas pics to post, but not today. Soon. But definitely not today!

Roly Poly Girl

2 Oct

And so it begins… the baby is mobile! according to memory, crawling is often right behind rolling. if so, we are in for it now!!

Summer Fun

3 Sep

Can you believe it’s getting to be fall already?

The last few months have been busy ones for us, to say the least! Welcoming a baby into the house has taken a lot more energy and time than we anticipated… somehow I think we thought “we have one child… how hard can adding a second one be?!” Apparently, very! So the question is, what have we done besides add to the family this summer? Well, we have been spending time with family, going to Bible Study, participating in outings, and watching our girls grow a little every day!

Here are some of the highlights…

Betsy came to visit from Portland, Oregon:

tonks and ginny

tonks and ginny

the family together again

the family together again

We had a great time with Nate and the cousins when they came to town:

Nate and Girls

Nate and Girls

Grandbabies

Grandbabies

Water Gun

Water Gun

Mae went to choir camp:

Gramma Bartlett and Ashley came to town:

Mom and Daughter

Mom and Daughter

Cousins

Cousins

Erin and Gramma B

Erin and Gramma B

We spent the weekend up north in Traverse City:

Fishing on Lake Arbutus

Fishing on Lake Arbutus

weinermobile

weinermobile

Canoeing with Grampie

Canoeing with Grampie

And finally… Katherine is getting so big!!! She is sleeping through the night, starting to roll over, and telling us all kinds of wonderful stories!

We hope your summer was as filled with good things as ours was! It’s on to a new school year, choir every week, youth group, Bible Study Fellowship, playing in the worship team at church and more… we can’t wait!!

Katherine Claire DeGraw

22 Jun

Here she is!! Baby Kate was born at home on June 17, 2009 at 7:10 AM. She weighed in at 7 lb. 6 oz. and measured 19″. Baby and mom are both healthy and are doing great!

We celebrated America’s adoption day a couple days later, June 19. I couldn’t ask for a better Father’s Day gift! What a blessing to have to beautiful girls.

One Short Day in the Emerald City

19 Mar

America sings “One Short Day in the Emerald City” from the Broadway musical Wicked.

Sorry about the poor quality, maybe someday we’ll get a real video camera

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