He’s Here!!!

I cannot tell you how EXCITED we are to publish this long-awaited post!!!


It’s our Absolute Pleasure to introduce you to


our 9th baby… born at 9:09 a.m

October 4, 2013

Rangiora Maternity, Rangiora New Zealand

weighing in at 6 lbs. 10 oz.

What an Incredible Gift!!!


We are THRILLED that he is here!

And for a little extra Fun, here is a list of NINE’S that Poppi sent to us when we first learned we were pregnant with baby #9:

“Now that little Maynard is on the way (or maybe you’ll come up with a better name), time to consider things which come in “nines”:

1.) Nine planets in the solar system.
2.) Nine Supreme Court Justices.
3.) Cat’s have nine lives.
4.) Nine players on a baseball field.
5.) “Nine ladies dancing” (the fellas won’t like that one)
6.) A stitch in time saves nine….
7.) Nine months of pregnancy.
8.) Nine pieces of gum in a pack of Bubble Yum.

and maybe the best of all….

9.) In the “Fellowship of the Ring” there were nine members………..

Just sayin’,

Love you…pop”



We’ll leave you (for today) with a few more shots of this Much Loved Bundle and the Charming Old Birthing Center that so warmly welcomed us for Lukas’ birth…

(There is more chat about the birth etc. in the Tea-Roomย with BigSis.)


16 thoughts on “He’s Here!!!

  1. What cute pictures. You have such a beautiful family. We love you mom and dad/grandpa and grandma Teddy is missing

    • Yes… Ted is the only one who (as of this moment) has not met Lukas! He was napping at home with Trudy when Dusty brought the kids to see me. It will be fun to see what that little guy does when he meets his new brother ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Yeah for baby boy…#9

    Welcome into the world precious and dearly loved Lukas!!!!

    L ively and loved dearly by the creator U nique ability to bring light K ind hearted, kindles flames A dorable, adventurous, alive S pecifically designed to change the world

    Love you Tica and Dusty and all the beautiful, precious, and needed children you’ve brought into this world!!!

    Jamie and Fam. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Sent from my iPhone

    • Thanks Jamie!!
      BEAUTIFUL acronym for Lukas! THANK YOU!!!! I love it!
      And am loving peeking in on photos via facebook of you all in Alaska… so great to see you made it ๐Ÿ™‚ … Just like you said you would ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. I was just thinking of you guys this last weekend and how you delivered Faith right down the street in a snow storm! It’s a good thing you weren’t here or history would’ve repeated itself ๐Ÿ™‚ We just got 31″ Luv you guys and congrats from us both!!

    • We were thinking the same as we watched your storm via Facebook (and mostly via your photos ๐Ÿ™‚ great job keeping us posted!) as we sat on our patio, warm air and spring sunshine showering us. Can’t say we missed being there in any way shape or form at that moment ๐Ÿ™‚ We especially giggled at the shot of Todd in the garage … Such ironic timing ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Congratulations! He is absolutely perfect! I wouldn’t expect anything else from the “Schad baby makers”! So excited and bummed at the same time. Missing you, dusty and all the peas in a way that makes my gut hurt. Want to wrap my arms around all of you! Glad you and Lukas are both healthy. Love all the pics and blogs. Feel close when I immerse myself into “your world” reading the blogs. Love you with my whole heart. โค๏ธSteph

  6. Tica, Dusty and family there are several variations but a common one is that Nonnie means NINTH!! Two other meanings I found for Nonnie( 9th) were “ray of light, shining light ” as well as ‘highly favored of God’. I noticed that Lucas( 9th!)
    , Biblically, means white light, illumination. Not sure how this all adds up, but I can be sure, being in your family, that this new son WILL be a bright and shining light to your home, a path finder, a highly favored and blessed GIFT to all he meets! You are ALL treasures in my heart! Fragrant hugs and blessings from Nonnie!

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