Monday, August 11, 2008

Our Ever Growing Family

Three children, three and under is a lot of work.

And so when Caleb said he wanted another little one to add to our family, I thought, "no way."

I already have plenty of mouths to feed, and poop to clean up.

But he said, "Oh, you know how they entertain each other."

Really? Do they now?

But somehow, he changed my mind.

So this weekend, we brought home our newest addition, "chocolate." Say it with a spanish accent. Or, call her "doggy," like McClaine does.
This wonderful gift from my dad, PaII, is precious. She is incredibly mellow for a lab puppy and is very obedient so far. But that was part of the deal. I told Caleb that if he was to get his wish, then we would get a dog from one of my dad's breeders and the dog would live with my dad for the first couple months to have some training. She has been a peach with the kids and they love her. She also did great on the twelve hour car ride home from Ft. Davis, where we met my dad and the dog at Camp Meeting. Now, for those of you who were thinking we had another baby to add to our family...

That won't happen until March.

Do you believe it? Four arrows, what a quiver-full!


Psalm 127:3
Behold, children are a gift of the LORD, The fruit of the womb is a reward.
127:4
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one's youth.
127:5
How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them; They will not be ashamed When they speak with their enemies in the gate.

41 comments:

The Knauss House said...

Conrats Tyne! I can't believe you made it through Camp Meeting without saying anything! We enjoyed seeing you in person and wish you the best! Take care, Amber Knauss

Cassandra Raney said...

holy moly!!! yayyyyyy!!! i am super excited for you. now i don't feel so crazy for wanting a third already! praying for a smooth pregnancy!!! much love.

Simply Shannon said...

Congratulations! How exciting! (and I'm sure completely terrifying as well)
The puppy is absolutely adorable.

Eric and Erica Wilson said...

Congratulations, Tyne!!!

Oma said...

Tyne, we're very excited about grandchild #5!!!
So enjoyed camp meeting.
Love ya'll,
Mona

Mamasphere said...

That is one adorable dog! No wonder you couldn't resist the addition to the family.

thecarterfamily said...

Bow chicka bow wow!!!
A FOURTH plus a puppy! That is incredible.

We love you guys--congrats! :)

Clare said...

that is sooo exciting congrats!!! the puppy is adorable too:) XO, Clare

Jeff and LeeAnn said...

WOW! Congrats :)

Anonymous said...

I love you for making me babies!
caleb

Susan said...

Congratulations! You had me thinking it was just the puppy there for a minute.
Hope you are feeling well.

Vashey Fam said...

Oh goodness! We need to talk on the PHONE!!! Not trying to guilt you, just have something to tell you....

Audrey and Company said...

Get out of town! I was just thinking it was about time for you guys to have another baby. That is awesome news! We will definitely be praying for you guys. Congratulations White Family!

Katrina said...

OH MY!!! That is insane and awesome all at the same time. If anyone can handle a gaggle of kids with Godliness it is ya'll. That is so fun.

Love - Katrina

cheryl said...

Wow! So exciting! I almost stopped scrolling once I saw the dog... you had me going! :)
Congratulations on adding to your quiver!

Sarah M. said...

Congratulations!!! We had 5, no twins, in 4 1/2 years. It's a good crazy!

BookMomma said...

WWAAAAAAHHHHH!!! Yay!! Congrats to you ALL! Very exciting news, indeed.

Oh, and the baby too! :)

Go Team Quiver!

Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

Wow--well welcome to the world of four. it's a whole new ball game BUT it's a whole lot more love :)
Congrats :) :) :)

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The Mom said...

Congratulations to you!!

Carol said...

Oh my goodness.

Congratulations, wonderful news. I already thought you were superwoman having three under 3.

Chocolate is gorgeous. I was happy for you to have a dog. But a baby too? You are gonna be (more)busy.

Rachel W said...

Tyne, that makes me tired just thinking about that! Congrats! So very exciting! And the puppy is so adorable!

Genny said...

Oh, how wonderful! What a cute post. And what a cute blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

poehl family said...

a little birdy told me you were expecting so i had to come & verify. you are one fertile-baby- making- machine! i'm so happy for you, my super-mommy hero. now if you move back to CS, we can start a basketball. :)

McMommy said...

HOLY MOLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I AM SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!

One of my very best friends has four kids. She says four is fantastic! She says the hardest transition is from one to two kids...after that, it's all easy.

I'll just have to take her word....and yours...for it! :)

Congrats!!

MichelleWebb said...

Wow, Tyne! Congratulations! I'm very happy for you and Caleb. You are gonna have so much fun - and I'm sure Caleb is right, or at least it will come with time, huh? They will entertain eachother and you! Love, Michelle

Allison R said...

WOW!!! four kiddos - I can't imagine. congratulations. And, Chocolate is adorable!

Jenn said...

Congratulations twice! We had a lab and just loved her. We sadly lost her and are now puppy-less, but hope to get one soon.

P.S. We loved England. We have only been back home for a few weeks and are still adjusting to being back in the U.S.

Stacy (mama-om) said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! What a wonderful post...

Congratulations!

Your kids are adorable!

Blessings,
stacy

Trooper Thorn said...

Holy Cow! You'd think that beautiful puppy would be enough, but no! Congrats!

Katie said...

Wow, congratulations!!

Was two to three hard for you, it was for me... but now I'm thinking towards 4. How are you feeling about #4??

Jenny said...

WOW!! first time to your blog but congrats!! you must be over the moon!!
the puppy is too stinkin' cute...
Happy POW!

Patrice said...

Wow! I totally believed it was just the puppy that you were adding to the family! I was shocked that you were adding the puppy, and a new baby! Congratulations! And Happy POW!

crunchiemummy said...

CONGRATULATIONS! A new baby is always such lovely news!

Happy POW and thanks for stopping by my blog!

Formercitygirl said...

Congratulations! You have a beautiful family.
Thanks for stopping by.

3boys247 said...

Wow, Congratulations!! TWICE!! Very exciting news. I am not normally a dog person but Chocolate is adorable. My kids have been asking for a dog...

Jen said...

Hi Tyne, Congratulations! I had to read a while back in your blog to catch up on the #4 news. Wow! Wishing you a healthy pregnancy and wee one. May the other 3 plus Dad be gracious these next few months!!

Heather said...

TYNE!!
You are so much fun! I always knew I liked you:) And let me tell you sister, 4 is Fabulous!!!! This might be the best "revealing of the news" I've ever seen. Congratulations and we will be praying for a safe and healthy pregnancy! On a different note, thanks so much for leaving the sweet comments on my blog! I'm totally still trying to figure all this out-ha! If this comment makes it to where its supposed to be, it will be a victorious moment for sure. I am so glad to get connected with you. You sound like an amazing mom and I'm so inspired by your faith. I remember -believe it or not- you and your mom being at our wedding! I was very touched that you all would come that far-to po'dunk Mississippi! ANd we even have a beautiful picture of the 2 of you in our album:) Again, so great to hear from you and we will definitely keep i touch. Many blessings! Heather

Heather said...

TYNE!!
You are so much fun! I always knew I liked you:) And let me tell you sister, 4 is Fabulous!!!! This might be the best "revealing of the news" I've ever seen. Congratulations and we will be praying for a safe and healthy pregnancy! On a different note, thanks so much for leaving the sweet comments on my blog! I'm totally still trying to figure all this out-ha! If this comment makes it to where its supposed to be, it will be a victorious moment for sure. I am so glad to get connected with you. You sound like an amazing mom and I'm so inspired by your faith. I remember -believe it or not- you and your mom being at our wedding! I was very touched that you all would come that far-to po'dunk Mississippi! ANd we even have a beautiful picture of the 2 of you in our album:) Again, so great to hear from you and we will definitely keep i touch. Many blessings! Heather

Bethany said...

HAHA! What a riot, Tyne! Larson and I are keeping right up with you guys though, numero cuatro coming for us in March as well! wowza! Way to go adding a pooch on top of that too!

Mandy said...

What wonderful news! I am excited for you guys. :) Sorry to be a little late in the game with the congratulations...I just hopped over here from your comment on my blog and saw this post. :)