Monday, December 04, 2017

Day 4...

~ Greetings and Warm Welcome to ~

Day 4

December 4th....
WHAT a day to live on in my heart and mind...
The day that two little rascals came to live with us
Vonna with newborn Ian and Jacob Keith with newborn Ian and Jacob Twins Birth 1999

I know I share these same pictures every year...
but that pregnancy and birth...
and today, they are 18 years old.


Where did the time go?

Ian and Jacob...
my little dear hearts. Oh they loved their Mama a lot at one point, and although I know they still love me, they don't spontaneously come and hug me, exuberantly smack a kiss right on my mouth, slobber all over me.
(or really hug me at all, in fact most of my children want little hugging/kissing going on at all! LOL!)
Nope, they are big boys...seniors in High School.

I took their Senior Pictures this fall on the campus of Indiana University
(my alma mater and of course it is right here in the city where we live)
Here are a few of my favorites:

Ian (Baby A)

Ian 15

Ian 5

Ian 7

Ian 13

Ian 19

Ian 20

Jacob (Baby B)

Jake 2

Jake 8

Jake 10

Jake 12

Jake 18

Jake 19

Mama's Sweethearts
Different as night and day

Ian and Jake 2 

My favorite photo of them together...
Ian and Jake 6

Both boys...
have been accepted at IUPUI (Indiana University - Purdue University of Indianapolis). They both have been direct admits into the Purdue School of Engineering on the IUPUI campus. They both have declared Electrical Engineering as their major. Yes, this is the same college Katie attends and is also the same major Katie is working toward. Their Daddy is an Electrical Engineer and since they were small children, he and I together have reinforced math and science studies here at home independently of their school studies. All 4 of our kids are talented especially talented in math.
They are leaders.
They are problem solvers.
They, with the grace of God, will be awesome, talented, hard-working Electrical Engineers, just like their Daddy someday.

Next fall...
my babies will fly the coop and although my heart will probably be a little sore, I know, with my whole heart that Keith and I have raised them to fly high - to soar - on their own. I also know that God walks with, guides and protects them. So I have no fear of the future, because I know He has great plans in store for us.

My little rascals...
We celebrate you, Ian and Jacob, today!

Happy Day 4!!!

Hugs and love in stitches, 
Vonna xxxx

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  1. Anonymous12:58 AM

    I hope Ian and Jacob had a wonderful birthday! Best wishes to them in their senior year and then on to college! I know they will do you proud.

  2. You took fabulous pictures Vonna. The guys look great! And so different! I had that closing picture from Day 1 in my mind!! Happy Birthday Boys!

  3. Happy Birthday Ian and Jacob. They have grown into amazing young men. You and Keith have so much to be proud of.
    Special wishes for their 18th Birthday !!

  4. Happy Birthday to Ian and Jacob. They are very handsome young men. I know you're so proud of them. Martha

  5. Happy Birthday Ian and Jacop.

  6. What a wonderful tribute of your love for your sons and to their individuality. I love reading about all your children's extra curricular work in science and math and wish our kids had the same motivation and drive. Happy birthday to Jacob and Ian and congratulations to Mom and Dad on jobs well done!

  7. Happy Birthday to the boys, but also to Mom and Dad for such a great kids! You both know what to do to raise a great kid!

  8. What handsome young men! Happy birthday! Got to love our engineers!

  9. Happy birthday greetings to Ian and Jacob! Best wishes to you both as you finish your HS journeys and move on to follow your dreams.

  10. Happy birthday!! That's so funny! My husband is a mechanical engineer and my 10 years old and 8 years old are very good in math and solving problem also and for very long time they are saying that they want to become mechanical engineer like their daddy. 😁

  11. Happy Birthday, Ian and Jacob! And congratulations, Mom and Dad, for raising such awesome young men!

  12. Beautiful children. You are truly blessed. Merry Christmas.

  13. Happy Birthday!

  14. Happy Birthday to them both! They have grown into very handsome and it sounds like very fine young men!

  15. I just want to say congratulations to you and your husband for having raised four such great kids! That doesn't happen on its own.
    Thank you for all you share and Happy Holidays Vonna!

  16. What a beautiful post Vonna and a wonderful tribute to your Ian and Jacob. The miracle of childbirth. I still remember the day I was told I was having twins. I cried. They were number 3 and 4 of 5 children. You and Keith are amazing parents! Merry Christmas.

  17. great photo shoot of the twins - they are so different but so alike too. Love the bad boy black leather look but the soft baby blue is nice too. I know you must be incredibly proud of them and being accepted to University for Engineering. Wonderful job - congrats to the parents and boys. Cheers and have a great holiday season - mel

  18. Happy birthday Ian and Jacob! Two handsome and intelligent young men.

  19. How exciting that all three big kids will be at Purdue! Congrats to you and Keith for raising such accomplished and hard working children.

  20. Happy Birthday to two very handsome and strong in mind and faith young men.

  21. Wow definitely something to celebrate. You and Keith have done a fantastic job. You should definitely be proud.


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