Saturday, March 2, 2013

Our Baby Registry

Hello Friends and Family :)

As most of you know now (how could we contain our excitement?!) we are expecting our sweet little Number Three baby June 28th, 2013. We have had people asking if we had a registry for our little one, and so finally Cece and I sat down and created a registry!!
We're registered at under:
Jennifer Ray or Stefan Ray
Due date: June 28, 2013
Zip Code 92595 (Wildomar)

Anyway, here is another update on our family!
   Recently we went to the base of Big Bear Mountain, and wow there was a foot of snow!! The kids were in heaven!! Stefan, Cece and Johannes got to build their first snowman (not my first, by a long shot!) Oh but they loved it. Cece is now reading, and Johannes knows his ABC's and can count to ten.
   We can't wait to see where we go next!!

Love, The Ray Family

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Another Ray Is On The Way!!!

That's right... another little baby Ray is coming this June! June 22nd, 2013 is the date our little one is supposed to be arriving!
And while the family was shocked, no one was shocked more than me! (Jen!) I have to admit, I was pretty sure we were done with our two sweet kiddos, but God had another plan, I guess!!

We aren't planning on finding out the sex of the baby, so sorry guys, you'll have to wait six more months like the rest of us!!!

As for the family, this is how we are doing:

Cecelia (5):
This smart little monkey is a homeschool whiz. Already able to do simple addition and subtraction (by herself!), she is also starting to read. Mommy teaches math, while Daddy teaches phonics. She can already sound out words, and when we're out at public places she always gives me the run down on how to sound out each word she possibly can!!
She loves to make up stories and color. We have quite an artist on our hands!!
She's also into her favorite of her Chanukah presents, her Easy Bake Oven!! She loves it, and it so thrilled with it (while mommy could use a few more lessons on how to operate it!!!)

Johannes (2):
This little boy is Spongebob Squarepants' biggest fan. If Mr. Squarepants is on T.V., you don't dare to change the channel until the episode is over!!
Johannes is a clean freak. I know right, my son??? Who knew!! He insists on cleaning up after he eats, making sure his hands and table spot are spotless. The boy has to have everything clean! (I hope it sticks!!) He also loves to "homeschool" when he sees Cece working.
He loves to help with laundry. He loves to load and unload the clothes and hang dry them. His favorite part of it all is pushing all the fun buttons on the washing machine. He is always saying "Mama me! Help! Me help!!" he is also fully potty trained!

Stefan and Jen:
Mama has been bed ridden from morning sickness and general heart palpatations and dizziness. Hoping it's going to go away soon so we can all get back to normal!
Stefan has put in for the DMV, hoping to have a nice, high paying stable job to get us into a house soon. We're stoked for the future and are looking forward to wonderful changes in our lives, including welcoming our third child in June!

We love you all and hope you have had a blessed season!!

Stefan, Jen, Cecelia, Johannes, and baby Ray

Friday, May 4, 2012

A new life for us!

Johannes and his Daddy building the deck!!
Sweet Johannes :) What a cutie!
Cecelia and Johannes, she loves her little brother SO very much... There have been a lot of changes in our family in the past year and a half. Our sweet Cecelia turned four, our smart son turned one. We moved out from Wildomar to Morongo Valley, California. We bought our own fifth wheel, and we've been loving every minute of it! Jen works as a bookkeeper and Stefan is working on his own business and has been loving it out here in the desert. Johannes has been very happy in his new home....he can wander, learn and do all sort of boy things. Digging, mud splashing, riding his bike, and playing with his dump truck. He LOVES it out here, nothing like having a giant sandbox for a yard! He is so smart, and loving, constantly wanting to help nurture in any way he can. He is so sweet, and with that full head of blonde hair, what's not to love!! Cecelia is so very smart and loving. She loves helping out, doing chores, and doing dishes (she volunteers!) and she loves to dress up. She loves all her barbies, and loves playing in her fake kitchen outside. She is loving all the sunshine, and is already tan (and it's only May...) She is home schooled, and is wanting a little sister..... oy! More posts and pictures to come as we travel around for the summer!!!

Friday, December 10, 2010

4 Years!

Today, Stefan and I celebrate our four year anniversary.
We eloped four years ago today in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the Little White Wedding Chapel. Most of our family was well.... sad.... shocked.... lol. We were in love, and are still in love today :)
Now, two wonderful kids and several moves later, here we are, back in California!
Cecelia is a happy three year old, starting pre school in the fall. She's very smart, loving to read books, color, paint, jump rope, and of course, giving kisses to her baby brother!
Johannes is very alert and active, and is trying to crawl (yes, i know) and he loves to talk and is such a great baby. He sleeps through the night, and is hardly ever fussy. We love our little boy :))
We love our kids, and we can't wait until the Lord blesses us with more. Here are a few of the new photos we had taken last week!! Hope you all enjoy them!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!!

- Jen

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Welcome to the Planet, Johannes

Johannes (yo-hawn-ess) Van Ray aka "Jack" was born Thursday, September 16th, 2010 at 6:16 p.m.
Weighing in at 6 pounds and 13.6 ounces, and 20 inches long, our sweet sweet little boy is healthy as can be. Even though the labor was 17 hours, he never had a faultering heart tone, and was super anxious to come out and meet his family. He was a natural birth at a birthing center in Laguna Hills, California.
As you guys know, we didn't find out the sex of the baby, we wanted it to be a surprise. So, when he was born they immediately placed him on my stomach and I asked Stefan (who is behind me, holding me, helping me push)"What is it?" and he goes "It's a baby!" and I said "NO what is it?!" and we lifted his leg and I was like "It's a boy!!!" And thats when the water works kicked in.
He was very alert, he scored a 10 on his APGAR test, and he was very responsive, and fed fairly quickly, having no problems latching.
We got to go home that night, and we made it home around one a.m.. After being up for 24 hours, we were more than ready to get some sleep. Johannes slept the whole night and only got up twice to feed, which was very very nice for mommy and daddy.
Cecelia is a proud big sister, she says she "loves him so much" and that "he makes her heart happy." She loves calling him "baby Jack."
Cecelia wasn't very weary about coming near him when we got home, she was trying to crawl into his carseat telling me she wanted to see baby Jack! She loves her new baby brother, and she doesn't even seem to care that she didn't get the baby sister she wanted lol!!!
Johannes is the swedish name for John, we named him after John the Baptist. We know our son is going to be a mighty man of God, and when we came to this name we just knew it was meant for our wonderful son.
Mommy is doing great, feeling amazing and loving every second of having her son here (FINALLY!) and daddy is just smitten, he is so engrossed in Johannes. He is one proud Daddy!!!
Thank you all for your prayers :) Much love and God Bless!!!

- Jen

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Waiting Waiting Waiting!!

9 months is closing in on us! We're super anxious to meet our new little baby here very soon.

Johannes "Jack" Van/Lucia Linnea needs to come out and meet his/her sweet family :)

We will keep everyone updated!! Any day now!!

- Jen

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Summertime has been awesome so far for the Ray Family!
Stefan's busy filming his television series (ABC Family Monday Nights!!!!!), and Cece and Mommy are busy doing just about.. everything (or anything, really)!! We all hope you are enjoying your wonderful Summer :)