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Growing Girls Update (Video)

Dear Family and Friends,

Just thought we would send out a little update so you can keep up with our growing girls. Its fun to see them look more alike as they grow, but also to see the differences in their personalities. It sure is an adventure every day in the Reutter household. They sure love to be around people. If they are getting fussy (due to boredom because mommy runs out of ways to entertain) all we have to do is go to the grocery store and walk the aisles, that they immediately start smiling at everyone around. Beware Daddy, these girls already have “shopping” in their veins! (That is definitely Mommy’s influence.)

Anna Grace and Rebecca Joy trying hard not to be cute. It's not working.
Anna Grace and Rebecca Joy trying hard not to be cute. It's not working.

Rebecca Joy is a bundle of joy, although with her, everything is a little exaggerated – from eating to sleeping. She does not cry much, but when she does, its with sobs and tears and the whole works. She has learned how to squeal and the neighbors keep telling me they love to hear her!

Anna Grace is definitely more graceful, but she is our active child! Her arms and legs are in constant motion. She would prefer to stay awake all day instead of taking naps. She loves to talk and follow you around the room (with her eyes… the crawling days are not far behind). When she smiles, it is with her entire face!

My favorite part of the day with them is first thing in the morning when they wake up! They are so smily and happy to see me. No matter how many times I was up throughout the night, it is all worth it when they give me that huge smile first thing in the morning. I’m trying to “train” them to not wake up at 6:45 every morning, so I put them in their swing (they are still sleeping in our room) until about 7:15-7:30. However, they are usually so awake, that they will talk to themselves quietly for about 15 min. and then the louder squeals/calls start coming. I just lay in bed and smile.

Now enjoy a quick video of the girls!

Nate has been very busy with the new PAZ website launch and also setting things up for the PAZ church’s CD recording. Although he is busy, he still takes time out of his day to play with the girls and take lots of pictures. He will even occasionally change a dirty diaper!

We are all getting very excited about our trip to the USA this August. We tell the girls of all the fun we are going to have and all the wonderful people they are going to meet.

Well, that’s it for now… but we’ll keep you informed on the latest Reutter girls’ acheivements!

Ruth, for the family

PS. For the 2 months that we are in the US, we were wondering if anyone has 2 highchairs and a double stroller we could borrow. Thanks!


Great News!

Well friends, I have some great news to share with you. Nate and I are expecting! Yippee! Needless to say, we are very excited and so are our parents. I haven’t been to the doctor’s yet, but have an appointment marked for this week. At my last appointment, the doctor stated that it would probably take me a while to conceive, and that I didn’t need to come back until I was pregnant. My mom just looked at him and said, “OK, we’ll be back next month!”

Well, God is so faithful and we are so thankful for his care and provision during this time. I am feeling wonderful – except for a little nausea here and there. I’m a little over 4 weeks along and the due date is the end of November. Nate and I are hoping to go to the US this summer, but we need to wait and talk it all over with the doctor since I’m considered high risk. So, we are praying that God’s perfect will be done.


A Ruth Update – by Ruth!

I want to thank each one of you for all your prayers during the last weeks. Nate and I have felt them and they have carried us through the most difficult time in our lives. After 9 days in the hospital, I was finally released on October 3rd. Leaving the hospital was very difficult because my arms were empty. But God is so faithful and gives us the peace and strength we need each day. And our prayer is that we can live our lives for His glory!

As I was reading my Bible the first morning home, I read about the prophetess Anna, whom along with Joanne my mother-in-law, we named our daughter after. In Luke 2:37b, it says, “She never left the temple but worshiped night and day…” Our little Anna is accomplishing the purpose she was called to do – worship our Lord night and day! She is forever in His presence! Of course, I cry because I miss her, but I know she is so happy, worshiping Jesus!

The first night I was home, I kept waking up in the night every time I would roll over, reaching out with my arm to make sure my IV line was not in the way. I almost laughed out loud a couple of times. I’m still on antibiotics, and once those are done I go in to get blood tests to make sure the infection is completely gone. But praise the Lord I’m home! I’m ready to get back into the swing of things and get busy! I feel like I’ve been out of commission for weeks! We love you all so much and can’t thank God enough for all your support during this time.