Thursday, October 21, 2010

Liam - 2 years old already!

Liam turned 2 on Oct 13. Here are a few pictures we took of him. I think these will count as his 2 year pics. These are some of my favorites - mostly because of the different expressions.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Our return to Africa

To our family and friends,

We have always talked about returning to Africa, but never knew exactly why we would go back. We have been listening, or maybe ignoring is a better word, and figured out the Lord was asking us to think about adoption. We feel connected to Africa through vacationing in South Africa and sponsoring a child, Mohamed Seid, in Ethiopia. This makes us feel like we belong or are part of the African family. So we have decided to begin the process of adoption from Ethiopia through Bethany Christian Services here in Holland and we are very excited!
This process is like being pregnant minus almost everything that has to do with being pregnant and for twice as long! Thank you in advance for your prayers and support and you are welcome to join us on this amazing journey!

Love, Tim, Jen and Liam DeHaan

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Summer Fun Pictures

The Tigers could use some help, so Liam is already training!

Liam loves the big lake

Mmmm, fudgesicles in the kiddie pools - does summer get any better than this?
I don't know where this face came from, but I thought it was funny.
What do you think he is thinking?

Taking a break at Pigeon Lake - this is usually where we put the boat in and just relax - as much as you can with a very active little boy.

No, Tim did not b-sit all 3 boys by himself, but he did have a great time playing with them. Trey is in the stroller and Liam and Carter are riding the monster truck wagon.

Liam's first Seadoo ride. It looks like he is asleep, but he's not. He kept saying "weee, weee" and "one, two, three, GO!" Usually he skips one and three and just says "two, GO!"

Practicing hoops - it's OK - Tim usually plays in his underwear too. Liam loves to help wash the vehicles. Especially now that he can climb into the bucket - it's just so much more efficient! the only problem is that someone has to pick him up and move him to get all four tires.

This is one of Liam's best buddies - Fin. He was born at the exact same gestation as Liam and his mommy was on bed rest at Spectrum too! This fall Liam will be 2 and Fin will be 1, just a few weeks apart. It does not look like a year separates then in this picture!

We have been water rats as much as possible this summer. Liam is loving every minute of it. He could swim all day -and he has.

We take a break every once and a while to dig in the sand.

Our handsome little man is such a ham!

Thursday, August 5, 2010


It's great to sit down and think about the great friends I have been blessed to have in my life.
I work with an amazing friend, and his name is Troy (It will take him a long time to read this post, so no worries!) Since the day I mentioned the movie "ONCE" with Glen Hansard and Marketa (The Swell Season), Troy realized we liked alot of the same music and took full advantage of that by having my listen and watch various musicians. He has now become a tripple gold member of itunes, if that is even possible, and just purchased the album from the group Mumford & Sons. I just listened to the song "Awake my soul" and found one of the best lines ever. The line reads, "Where you invest your love is where you invest your life" That is a very powerful line.
So be thankful for great friends and then check out some Mumford & Sons on youtube and enjoy!

Thursday, June 17, 2010


We took Liam for his first dirtbike ride last week on Tim's dirtbike when he was 4 yrs old. Just as we thought, he loved it!

Saturday, March 27, 2010


Liam loves to be outside. It seems we are out more than we are in these days. After breakfast he will bring you your shoes and wait by the door until you let him out to play. He would eat, sleep and play outside if we would let him!

He loves going for rides in his wagon but if I don't pay close attention I will turn around and he will be standing up like this - wagon surfing. He thinks he is funny, I think he is naughty.

Here we went to visit friends of ours who just had a baby girl, Elizabeth. This is Liam and her big sister Leah playing the piano way past their bedtimes.

The picture doesn't even do it justice, they were having so much fun laughing at each other while banging the keys. Good thing baby Elizabeth could care less - you two were loud!