The Caskey Family

MOPS and Other Fun

We have been a part of MOPS (Mother’s of Preschoolers) now for the second year, hosted by our church and the children LOVE going, and have so much fun and I get a chance to visit with other moms and enjoy mommy debrief time. I gave the program leaders for Elijah and Merry’s class my camera and told them to have fun with it. . .and here is the results with a few additional pictures of life around the house as well.

Merry is on the right in the back in the aqua shirt

Elijah is on the far back left in the red shirt

This picture of Elijah and Merry together makes me wonder if they were having a little time out. . .but very funny if the teachers sat them together like that, and I wonder if they would take a picture of a time out too??  I’ll just have to ask!  The last picture of course is Merry and Josiah Coronado, Josiah playing it cool.

Aunt Tammy’s last day in town before she headed to Iraq.  She is one of Jeremy’s replacements (for his group) and took some hugs from each of us to give to him.  She came over to see us and I asked her if she wanted to play playdough with Elijah and Merry.  She did, and they worked so hard and this was the result of over an hour or so of play (talk about attention span!!)  Elijah looks so serious, like he had just completed a major project.  If you read this Tammy, we love and miss you and are praying for you!

Elijah’s “friends” as he calls them, all lined up. I find them lined up all over the house, on the couch, watching a movie with him, here, doing who knows what. . .he asked me to take a picture of him and his friends, so here it is!

I intended to take a picture of his new haircut for Jeremy to see, but he had this fun crown on that he made at MOPS, and I loved his eyes in this picture, that I had to include it.

David’s and Katelyn’s Wedding!
October 12, 2008, 1:25 am
Filed under: family news, Pictures

Praise the Lord, my brother David is now married to Katelyn!  Here are a few photos of them and a link to his website which has almost 200 photos of the wedding. To see them all, click on the “wedding photos” in the list of photo uploads.

Katelyn wore our mother’s wedding dress, which was absolutely amazing!  She is the only one who has so far been tiny enough to fit it!  She is a beautiful woman inside and out. . .a rare find, and I tell David to never forget that as long as he lives!  I am so happy to have another sister added to our family, we love you very much already, Katelyn!

Our Little Man’s Baby Registry
October 11, 2008, 11:24 am
Filed under: Pregnancy

For those who have asked, here’s the link to our. . .

Baby Registry

Fun Milestones for Jeremy
October 10, 2008, 11:32 am
Filed under: family news, Jeremy

Just a quick note to say that Jeremy finished his last official mission and has packed his camera equipment up to begin his long journey home.  This does not mean he will be home quickly, however, it does mean that the process is started.  He has some things to stop and get done on his way out of the sandbox.  Please pray for travel safety and minimal delays as we anticipate a sweet reunion!

I know many of you have prayed for us regularly, and we are so grateful to you and to our Great God who has heard your prayers and shown us so much mercy during this separation!

I’m hoping to do an update blog on the children soon with some pictures.

Kicking Into High Gear
October 6, 2008, 2:09 am
Filed under: Elijah, family news, Merry, Uncategorized

We are on a bit of a countdown for Jeremy’s return now, so my list of things to do has grown all of a sudden.  Keeping me very busy, and trying not to be too stressed.  We are down to a matter of a few weeks, which is just amazing!

I think the baby “dropped” this afternoon. . .meaning he probably is in the good position ready to deliver whenever that time comes.  This doesn’t mean he’s going to arrive soon, since both my children got ready to go pretty early as well.  He gets hiccups a lot, and the other day Elijah felt him and told him “you can’t come out yet, you have to wait for Daddy to come home!”  Merry now says “I lub you,” so sweet to me and Elijah and Jeremy when we get to see him on the web camera.

My brother David and his Katelyn are going to have a wedding this Saturday, October 11 in Blanchard, Oklahoma. . .SO EXCITING, though we won’t be able to go for obvious reasons!!

Beth and her husband got orders to Fort Bragg, NC, so she will be only four hours away or so.  Her husband is about to start Airborne school, and has finished basic training and technical school very successfully.  He had such high grades that he was given an extra stripe after technical school!  So proud of how well he has done!

Another person doing very well with grades is my sister RISA!!!  She has all A’s and A+’s in all her classes!!!  So impressed with her!  She’s also working as a waitress at a little diner in the small town she lives in, and has been saving her money. . .and learning a lot about multi-tasking she says.

My sister Roseann also just told me that she is pregnant with number two – also VERY exciting news!  It has been a week of announcements it seems in my family.

Bunny Milk and Birth Center Visit

Here is a quick tour (given by the owner and my midwife) of the delivery suites at the Charleston Birth Place where we hope to have our son in several weeks.

Elijah calls Nesquick chocolate milk “bunny milk” because it has a picture of the Nesquick rabbit on the label.  This is a HUGE special treat in our house!  They were really good for the majority of the midwife appointment, we had to have a little reward. . . a quick trip to the park and “bunny milk.”