and Becky were a little surprised to find out that their third baby was
actually two. Since Becky's grandma Minnie had a twin sister Ninnie (no,
we aren't joking), maybe it shouldn't have been such a surprise.
(left) and Steph playing for the Firebirds in high school.
a precursor to my younger sisters' snippets, I'll place an informational
tidbit. I've been informed that my sisters are mildly peeved that
they have to share a web page where my other sister (Kim) gets her own
page. Point taken.... and since my salary for preparing this site
is so high, I'll get "right on it". My sisters have been
informed that when they mail/email me more pictures, I will give them
their own page. [Sort of like getting your own room when you're a
kid except not as exciting].
Steph was born August 29, 1985.
Somehow she ended up with fiery orange hair and freckles. No clue
where those came from. Steph is a junior at Wright State University
where she is majoring in business. She has a full basketball/soccer
scholarship. In high school she was an all-state goalie.
Kate was born a few minutes after Steph and
couldn’t be more different—except for the soccer. Kate has curly
brown hair and a sweet disposition. “She’s the nice one,” Craig
always says. “She’s my baby,” Steve says.
Kate had a few accidents as a child. Somehow—the
details of this story are a little foggy—her head ended up under the
wheel of Kim’s bicycle. Craig taught her to catch a basketball by
throwing it at her face as hard as he could. You could say she learned
the hard way. Her worst accident involved a golf club. The ball fell off
the tee and Katie helpfully bent down to replace it. Just then, Craig
completed his swing, sinking the head of the golf club into Katie’s
skull. Katie got life-flighted to Children’s hospital and Craig got
drugged (he was absolutely distraught). After digging fragments of bone
out of her brain, the doctors managed to save Katie’s life. (A story
almost identical to hers made it on to Discovery Channel’s real-life
emergency shows recently.)
Today Kate is also a junior at Wright State. She is
there on a soccer scholarship. Kate spent the summer teaching inner-city
kids math and P. E. in Dayton, OH. Her degree will be in special
We have more Kate stories, but Steph is feeling a
little neglected, so you'll have to wait until we've added some more