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Just some random, irrelevant, humorous, and hopefully inspiring musings on life, love, faith, widowhood, remarriage, adoption, blended families, caring for a handicapped child, mothering seven children, chickens, cooking, grief, over-coming grief, and everything else in between. Just Keep Livin!!

The End Of An Era

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The beginning of Josh and Jada’s relationship began in March of 2011 after Ryan and his three children moved across country from Guymon, Oklahoma to their new hometown of Zeeland, Michigan where I lived with my four children.  Upon their first meeting at my house, Joshua, then 18 months old, shoved Jada, 15 months old down the wooden deck steps and giggled about it.  He wasn’t intentionally being malicious in the moment – he was just curious about what would happen if he were to shove this new, curious being who was about his size down the stairs.  It didn’t go over well. In fact, one of her few front teeth was knocked out in the process. It’s a good thing Jada eventually forgave him because they’ve been inseparable ever since, in fact, most people question whether or not they are twins (although a confusing thought with one having bright blue eyes and the other bright brown eyes).


This post (aka their baby book) is a tribute to Josh and Jada’s relationship from that moment on as soon (16 blessed days soon!) they are going to be removed from the coveted post as “the babies” of the family and embark on new adventures full of responsibility and big kid wonders in the Ronne household as we all anxiously await the arrival of the newest member of the family.


God speed Josh and Jada, it’s been an honor having you as the babies, but honestly, it will be a relief to simplify that honor with only one child.

IMG 4332 640x427First family Easter

IMG 4451 3Getting ready for the wedding

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Picnic time

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 Helping Dad move dirt.

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 Babies with their bottles

IMG 6071 427x640First Halloween

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First family photos

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115Fishing with Dad

048Pretty Princesses

061 2More beach time

008Spiderman! (and woman)

058Suckers!

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First day of school

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Brave girl!

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Graduation Day

 

It's been a good run Josh and Jada - Well Done!

 

Just keep livin!!

 

 

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  • Guest
    Katrina Friday, May 29, 2015

    I bet we could, I know ending families can be challenging. It sounds like you guys have it figured out

  • Jessica Ronne
    Jessica Ronne Friday, May 29, 2015

    figured out, that's funny! come on over and see how figured out we have our two 12 year old boys right now :-) #prayersappreciated!

  • Guest
    Katrina Sunday, May 31, 2015

    I understand and will pray...my step son will be 15 this year. He's a constant challenge lol

  • Guest
    Jerusha Fields Thursday, May 28, 2015

    So cute!

  • Guest
    Katrina Wednesday, May 27, 2015

    When jimmy and I started dating we discovered our 2 youngest kids are the same age with the same birthday. That's right- essentially non-biological twins! Those 2 are always testing each other it was an adjustment for both of them when baby Logan was born 3 months ago so I get where you're coming from!

  • Jessica Ronne
    Jessica Ronne Thursday, May 28, 2015

    Katrina, you and I could probably swap alot of stories! :-)

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