Wednesday, November 27, 2013


It was so nice to meet you, little Mr. Alexander!
We had a nice time getting to know you a little bit and hanging out with your parents.
They are pretty nice too! :)

*Mya and Jax telling their second cousin all their baby trade secrets.
*It's decided for sure... Tristan just can't get enough of babies.
*3 Moms and 3 babies.  Can't wait until there are 4 babies.
*Aunty Dolores holding 3 babies, while their parents relax in the hot tub.
Well, Alexander arrived three and a half weeks early, but it looks like Vanessa`s baby is going to arrive in true Gooch style... fashionably late!
Come on out baby, we are so excited to meet you!

Friday, November 22, 2013

The Greats

Great Uncle Ron and Great Aunty Dolores
Too bad Unc and Jax couldn't stop goofing around long enough to smile for at least one picture!
I guess those twin boys just don't like to cooperate!
Thanks Aunty for coming out and helping me while Clayton was gone hunting.  And Uncle Ron for coming to pick her up so she was able to drive with me and the 4 little ones!

I was very optimistic and thought I would be able to make that lovely 9 hour (12 with kids) drive myself.  It became apparent on the drive out to my parents, with Clayton, that maybe it wouldn't be the best idea.  The drive itself wasn't even the biggest worry but the breaks when I would have my hands full with two babies and my 2 year old would be able to run wild and do thing like press the restaurants handicap button and escape into the parking lot and not listen when his Mom, holding two babies, shout at him to get back inside but be unable to do much about it!
So Aunty drove back with me, as Clayton had hitched a ride back with my brother earlier.  The drive with Aunty ended up being the best drive I ever made with the kids.  The twins didn't make a single peep except on the two stops and Shayla and Tristan were so quiet!  Which is remarkable as Tristan is just generally loud happy loud or sad loud!

So Aunty Dolores you're my new driving buddy... just so you know!

Thanks for all you help!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Happy 40th Anniversary Mom and Dad

A couple days late... but Happy 40th Mom and Dad!
Love you both so much.
40 years... what a milestone.
So many great memories and additions to the family have happened in that time.
Here`s to 40 more!