Tuesday, March 25, 2008


This topic tends to be very controversial. However, now that Edward is one, I am faced with the decision. I would appreciate any advice or information on this shot. How do you feel about the MMR vaccination? Would you vaccinate your child with this shot knowing the things that you've heard in the last year or so? Have you or your child been affected negatively by getting this shot? Also, are there other vaccinations that you have concerns about? Is it necessary to have the varicella vaccination? What do you think?

Monday, March 24, 2008

Edward's Party

We made it through the big day. Edward seemed to really enjoy all his friends, family, cake, balloons, gifts...etc. However, no one told me that it's the day or two after the party that's the hard part. I think he partied a little too hard and now we are all paying for it. Maybe tomorrow will be a little better.
Here are some of the highlights.
He loved his cupcake!

Uncle Daniel and the Birthday boy.

Grandma R and a few Aunts.

Cake time.

My friends.

I'm the best gift!

Saturday, March 22, 2008


"A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, loving favor rather than silver and gold." Proverbs 22:1
Edward Beckham Heller is ONE today. We feel incredibly blessed and we praise the Lord for each and every single day that he has been with us. John and my greatest desire and continual prayer for Edward is that he will ask the Lord Jesus to be his savior. We love you so much Edward!
"My son, if your heart is wise, my heart will rejoice - indeed, I myself; Yes, my inmost being will rejoice when your lips speak right things. The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice, and he who begets a wise child will delight in him. Let your father and your mother be glad, and let her who bore you rejoice. My son, give me your heart, and let your eyes observe my ways." Proverbs 23:15-16,24-26

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Party Time

A week long celebration has begun around our home because Edward turns ONE on Saturday. Last night we started with the infamous restaurant, Hickory Park. Edward LOVED when all the waitresses circled around him to sing. However, his favorite part was getting the "Merry-go-round" ice cream sundae. YUM!
We are planning to have the big party this Saturday night. Does anyone have ideas or suggestions when planning a one year old party? I actually want to keep things pretty simple. My main goal is to have fun with Edward, family, and friends. We'll post pics when available.
We had another party this week with my mom, a few of my sisters, and our dear friend Iola. She has truly adopted all of us as part of her family. Iola has diligently made birthday cakes for each of us (TEN) Rinehart children for years. We love her so much and thank the Lord for placing her in our lives.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Wedding in Waterloo

John, Edward, and I went to Kim (Rutzmoser) Barker's wedding this last weekend. It was beautiful and a lot of fun seeing a few familiar faces from my days at Emmaus. It was also great seeing Caleb and my sister Katy who was one of her bridesmaids.

Moving on up!

Edward FINALLY got his new car seat in the mail yesterday. As you can see, he isn't too excited yet. We hope that he will like car rides a little better now. Thanks for all the advice!

Friday, March 7, 2008

If you want to feel better about yourself...

Thanks to Lynn Degroff, I've been having a blast with this website. Try it yourself, you'll get a good laugh I'm sure.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Heller Look-alike Meter

MyHeritage: Look-alike Meter - Roots - Vintage photographs