Devan Elizabeth Pilling
She's finally here. Doesn't look too happy in this picture. We had her Tuesday night at 9:44. Things went just as planned. Fast.
She weighed in at 6 pounds 5 ounces and measured 20 1/2 inches. And she looks just like all our other kids did!

This is Wednesday morning when my mom brought the kids to see us. The first thing they said was, "She's so tiny!"

Sorry Max. Now you're REALLY outnumbered. Max doesn't seem to care that he's the only boy. He's just so excited to have a new baby. That's because he's such a sweetheart and loves everyone.

Whitney LOVES the new baby. She wants to hold her every second she can, and she's really pretty gentle and very enthralled with her. She just looks at her and points excitedly to all her parts.
I've got a lot more pictures on our other camera that are much better. I'll post them this weekend, but I thought this could tide you all over until then. We're all doing great. Came home Wednesday. Feel free to call or drop in.


So we took a camping trip earlier this month with our good friends the Terrys. We went up to the Sawtooth Mountains and camped at Alturus Lake near Stanley, Idaho. It was breathtaking. We try to go here at least once a year. This picture of Max should be at the bottom. He's trying to do a flip but he described it as a "belly-flop-flip"
This was the preferred form of entertainment among the kids. I wish I had a picture of all the kids together. I think the Terrys have a picture on their blog http://www.theterryfam.blogspot.com/ Nikki was not the dirtiest of the bunch. This is the fox that would not leave us alone the first night. And River, the Terry's dog, gave me no added comfort since he didn't even notice the fox, and when he finally did I think he was scared of it.

Kids in the lake. I think Whitney thought the whole trip was especially arranged just so she could be in the water. She is a total water baby.

Nikki and Ayden, the Terry's oldest daughter. Looks like they could be related.

Max was having a blast searching for dead fish.

Here is Wade's version of a morning bath. It was cold.

Notice how everyone is all bundled up? Now imagine jumping into the water like Wade and Brad.

Here are Brad and Jenni with their second daughter Alex, the only brown-haired kid in the whole lot. Brad was being a little grumpy and wouldn't give me a decent smile.

Apparently Whitney and Alex really really really like chips. They pretty much ate the whole bag of Dorritos by themselves before moving onto the Ruffles.

This is me and Jenni. I told Jenni we were getting in the water for sure. She didn't really want to . When we got to the lake I sat and my duff and watched Jenni swim. I had fun watching though.

This was Wade's second of three naps for the day.

Whitney's a little excited to be at the lake. Looks a little crazed to me.

According to Max this is his favorite place in the whole world. The dads took the bigger kids on the paddle boats.

This was Nikki's first day of Pre-school. I cannot tell you how excited she was to be going to school. I can't believe how fast she's growing up.

Per my mother's request I am posting some pregnant pictures of me. These were taken two and three weeks ago, so about 8 months pregnant. Mom, you're going to have to click on the pictures to enlarge them, cause' heaven knows I'm not about to put these puppies on full-size.


We spent a whole day in Old San Juan. The streets were all really narrow cobble stone and totally shadowed by huge trees and vines. It was exactly how I hoped it would be. There was this cool little sweet/coffee shop under a monstrous tree.

The whole city is surrounded by a 500-year-old wall that is dotted with these really charming lookouts. The walls come to a point at this huge fortress right on the cliffs by the ocean. It was really cool to see how this half-century structure had held up to time and the elements.

Someone shaved their dog to look like a lion. I was totally convinced. I guess they had something pretty valuable they wanted protected.

Out of nowhere it started to pour. We had to hide in a doorway while the street turned into a river. I guess we were in a tropical rain forest.
Here is another picture from Flamingo Beach near where we were snorkeling.

Wade and I took a 9 day trip to Puerto Rico the end of July. It was amazing!! Wade tried really hard not to look like a tourist.

I pretty much sat at the pool or the beach for most of the time reading Harry Potter.

My favorite part of the the trip was the snorkeling trip we took. It was so relaxing. I think I just about fell asleep 3 or 4 times while I was snorkeling. Something about feeling weightless when you're 7 months pregnant is just fantastic! This is from the beach we went to near where we were snorkeling. It is rated one of the top ten most beautiful beaches in the world.

The sand was so soft and the water was so clear. We saw some really amazing fish and coral reefs. I didn't really think I would like the snorkeling much. I was so wrong