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Two Grand-Daughters in One Week!

Arya & Melody together for the first time.

What a whirlwind week it’s been as we welcomed our first two grand-kids into the world!

On Sunday, Nov 4th @ 9:14pm we welcomed Arya Grace Lahn into the family up in Barrie, ON (7lbs & 22″) and then 6 days later (Saturday, Nov 10th, 2018 @ 2:27pm) we welcomed Melody June Lahn into the family in Brantford, ON (7lbs 12 oz and 19.25”).  What a joy to see God’s handiwork in each of these perfect little bundles!

And it was quite the celebration when Arya made her first road-trip to go see her cousin, Melody, and we were able to let them meet for the first time in the hospital in Brantford on Nov 11th.

Coming up now on 9 days and 3 days respectively, both are doing amazingly well (Grandpa, on the other hand, is a wreck and having great problems concentrating at work)!

We have been SO blessed with these two grand-daughters, and can’t wait for our first grand-son to arrive in late-Feb / early March!

Again? You bet!! That makes THREE!

Okay, so by now you know that mid-May we were surprised with the announcement that the wives of our two oldest boys were expecting within a month of each other.  And you know they always say things always come in threes?  Well, they’re right again!  Daniel and Jess are expecting their first child (our third grandchild) in early March 2019!!

Last weekend, our third son (Daniel) and his wife (Jessa) were at our house for a full family get together — kind of a post-June wedding / summer fling / excuse to eat Sunday.  I’d just had eye surgery the few days before, and we’d overdone it by going to the baseball game on Saturday, so we were both (my wife and I) quite tired.

After playing a few games, Daniel decided he had to show us a video that he and Jess were putting together to go on their Youtube channel and wanted to know if we wanted a preview.  Well, the video turned out to be them making a double-layer pizza, and was quite cute.  I won’t spoil the ending, but suffice it to say, it was a revealing video.

The video ended.  There was silence.  Nancy and I looked at each other in stunned amazement.  And then the shoe dropped.  Number Three was on the way!!!  Because we were so tired, and because the secret had already sneaked out to the other kids, the reaction wasn’t as loud and crazy as the previous reveal in May, but we are again over the moon with pride and excitement!!

This has been a busy year for Daniel and Jess.  Over the past year, Daniel has been working hard at a new job in Cambridge at Frito-Lay, Jess has been working and going to school, just yesterday (Aug 17th) they took possession of their first home in Brantford, and now they are expecting their first child!!  (As it turns out, they found out about the baby one day after buying the house, and at Bethany’s wedding in June, Jess was in fact pregnant, although even she didn’t know it yet!!)

So as of this posting, we are looking at baby girl “Bean” in 73 days (Oct 31), baby girl “Sprout” in 98 days (Nov 25), and baby something (unknown yet) “Blue” (short for “Blueberry”) in 195 days (March 2)!!

And you can bet the preparations for turning our home into a nursery are fully underway! 



Baby Announcement Videos

So, some of you have asked if there were any videos taken of the reaction to the big news.  Well, I’m sad to say that there were no videos of Jordan and Rachel’s announcement 🙁 but there were two videos of Tim and Rachel’s 🙂

Here now, for your viewing pleasure, are the videos.

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Crazy Weekend – The Start of TWO Somethings

By now this is old news (but still exciting), but I thought my post was too good to simply delete, so I’m publishing it here for history’s sake.

I *really* wanted to publish this on May 7th, however I wasn’t allowed to.  Read below to find out why!!  

What a weekend it was (May 5/6)!  Confusing, . . . → Read More: Crazy Weekend – The Start of TWO Somethings

We’re Gonna Be Grandparents…. Again!!

So, remember how a yesterday we announced that Tim and Rachel were expecting a baby on October 28th?  We’ve been holding it in even longer, but we found out the SAME DAY that Jordan and Rachel are expecting a baby on November 27th!!

That’s right!  We’re going to be grandparents twice within a month (if . . . → Read More: We’re Gonna Be Grandparents…. Again!!