Sunday, December 23, 2007

Virtual Christmas Card

It's Christmastime---that time of year when we attempt to be clever and create cards to send to friends and family with photos and updates on our year. This year, we have been blessed to have the support of many people, many of which we will never meet. Since there is no way to reach all of you via the regular postal mail, I am instead posting a "virtual Christmas Card". Thank you for all your prayers, love and support and have a Merry Christmas!!!

Twas 2007 in the Wilkinson home,
A crazier year we have never known.

We started the year by selling our house,
Then went off to Disney to see Mickey Mouse.

On Jan 23rd life turned upside down,
We went to the doctor, couldn't believe what he found.

"You're expecting!" he said, "...and it's going to be QUINTS!"
And our lives have not been quite the same since.

We searched for a doctor to find the best,
Which led us to Phoenix and four months of bedrest.

We stayed near in Gilbert with Rachelle's Aunt Jeanie,
And good Uncle Rick, (who isn't a meanie.)

Meanwhile in Austin our new house was done!
But without all the help, it would not have been fun.

They cleaned and they painted, they worked without rest!
Yes, our family and friends are really the best.

Five babies were born at the end of July
At 34 weeks, their weights were quite high.

Kassidy, Kaydence and Rustin were first,
Then Kyndall and Ryder had their birth.

We moved back to Austin on September one
The life we call "normal" is really quite fun!

They're all doing well and growing up fast.
It's hard to believe how much time has passed.

Riley and Kaiya have been champs all through.
They both love to help, and know just what to do.

Riley's in second grade and at a new school,
He really likes reading and thinks LEGOs are cool.

He made a short "film" for the Reflections Contest,
The judges agreed that his was the best!

Four-year-old Kaiya loves dancing and dolls,
Dressing up pretty, and drawing on walls.

This year we'll remember—for we've really been blessed.
Thanks to friends and family, it's been a success!


The Wilkinsons






Kaiya and Riley



Nerns said...

Merry Christmas to your beautiful family, and all the best in the new year.

Kelly said...

I love it! Merry Christmas!

KAT said...

Merry Christmas, TFS

Bloggy Mama said...

Merry Christmas to your whole crew.

Viviane said...

We got the card and the calendar!!!! Thank you so much for sending those!!! What a surprise gift for Christmas!!!!

The calendar is just adorable!!! Every single picture is special and the babies look so cute!!!!

We wish a wonderful Christmas!!!! Enjoy every moment with your children!!!!

Viviane and Peter

Cassaundra said...

What a HOOT! Beautiful and SO precious! WOW! What a blessing for all of us! Simply AMAZING........ much LOVE and many HUGS from Cassaundra, Troy & Ellis (-:
Merry Christmas!!!

Suzanne said...

I love your blog! What a beautiful family...Looks like you will really have your hands full...those babies' personalities are really reflected in the pictures. Thanks so much for sharing your stories. It keeps me from having a daily pity party for myself! :-)

Mom to 3 gorgeous boys (9,4,15 months) and finally a princess on the way!

Rebecca said...

Your family is so beautiful and you are incredibly blessed. Thank you for sharing your amazing story for all to see. Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Beautiful pictures. Merry Christmas and God bless your children. I've been following your blog for a little while. I can't believe how fast they're growing.

Mommy of five (7yr.old boy, 4yr. old girl, 3yr. old girl, and 22 months old B/G twins)

Mama M said...

Thank you for adding to our Christmas happiness. Isn't fun to imagine what great things the new year will bring! May the Lord continue to bless all the wee (and not-so-wee) Wilkinson's!

Collegegirl said...

Merry Christmas to all! You have a beautiful family and they all look so great! Hope all is well and HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Jennie said...

Hey! Thanks for the picture! You are definately super mom. I would be lost in space if I was in your position. The kids are growing fast, wow! I hope to see your mom around here some time!
Jennie N.

BethE said...

They are so beautiful! Merry Christmas!

Usually Happy said...

Oh gosh, these are so cute! I just stumbled upon your blog and I love it. I read the part at the begining about you finding out about having 5 babies and I almost cried!! And I love your cute little Rustin, he reminds me so much of my little Jacob, born just a few weeks after your five. Holy cow, five!!

Barbara Manatee said...

what a great poem and beautiful pictures! Happy Holidays from our twinkies to all of yours!

Sammy'smommy said...

I came across your blog tonight. What a beautiful family you have. God bless you and your family. I will continue to enjoy your blog:) Thanks for sharing your amazing story.

Sara said...

Too adorable! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!!!

Anonymous said...

What an adorable family! You're babies are getting so big. You guys are definitely very blessed! Thank you for sharing your story!

Rolyndia said...

Your family is beautiful and I love the poem. Thanks for sharing your life with all of us. Merry Christmas and may God continue to bless your family. May 2008 be wonderful for you also.

SpenceOhana said...

What great photos and such a cute poem!

Kristen Joy said...

Kassidy's smile is adorable! These look great! Did you get your mom that lens we talked about? I'll see you next week:)

Renee and Janice said...

Beautiful family!!

Rachel Corbett said...

I love that top picture! So cute, nice face Rustin! and Rachelle! What a hot mamma!

Jenny said...

so glad things are going well with your beautiful family! merry christmas and best wishes in the new year! can't wait to see how the babies grow. :)

Kimberly said...

I found you via Rebecca, cute blog, darling babies mugging for the camera! I share your mom attributes, though I just have the one little guy. I love that you made up a little rhyme, I love Austin TX and Rudy's BBQ I love that you are a professor. Good luck with your 5 (7) blessings in 2008

sweetpea said...

I too stumbled across this site, and have enjoyed it ever since. You have a darling family, and I can appreciate you in a small way since I'm the mom of twin girls. People ask me all the time how I d

SweetPea said...

well, I was only able to leave half of my message, because one of those cute girls pushed the publish button!

Anyway, people ask me all the time how I do it ( I can only imagine how many times YOU get asked that!), and my answer is that I just do. And love it.

I'm thrilled for you and your family! Happy New Year!

Kelly said...

What a beautiful family. You've had a great year, for sure. Nice poem too!

Julie V. said...

Wow, I don't even know you guys, but was crying seeing those babies in their Christmas attire! My sister (Kelly L.)has been one of the helpers and told me about your family. Your story is indeed a miracle. Good luck, always look on the bright side, even though it sounds like you do already. Thanks for sharing your story, it is fascinating.

Allyson said...

I'm Allyson Hull (now Bos). Do you remember me from Hawaii? Marilou just sent me the link to your blog! All I can say is WOW!!!!! My hat's off to you! You are so cute, so are your kids and I'm amazed that you have time to put a blog together!!!! I only have 4 kids and feel like I don't have enough time! If you ever get a chance I'd love to hear from you!!!!