And then there were seven…

How we became a “Table for Seven”…

Phineas Jon Strovas born at home Thursday February 24 at 7 PM

10 lbs 11 oz – 23 inches long

We’re so thankful for this new gift to our family!



Oh my!!! So exciting!! What a cutie! Love the pics! I hope Mom is recovering well…best wishes for such a beautiful family. We miss you!


He is so cute! Love the family picture!

Becky Phares

Congrats on the new addition to the fam!! The photos are adorable and I love the name you’ve chosen. Many blessing to you all!! ~Becky


Oh my gosh! That is one big baby Karissa….all that action was going on next door and I did not even know. Congratulations! An exciting family event for sure.


how wonderful, how perfect!!!!!Congrats

lynne Paulus

Congrats Strovas Family! Wow, what a precious sight to see this little one’s first greetings with his family. We are praising with you that he is a healthy baby and that your delivery went well and at home! May you recover well Karissa and all of you adjust smoothly with the new addition.

~The Paulus Family


Many congratulations!!


Congratulations. He is beautiful. Glad everything went well.


I’m so impressed! 🙂 karissa you did well! Congratulations on the birth of your son. He’s gorgeous and I love his name 🙂


Oh my word, he is adorable! Might be stealing him home with me today!!

Julie Enyeart

Congratulations! I’m a “lurker”-my niece Jennifer has a link to your blog and I have loved reading your blog. I’m so happy for your lovely home birth experience. If I had been able to have kids, I would have wanted to do just that! What a lovely welcome to the world for Phineas. Many happy wishes to all of you! Enjoy and blessings:)


Karissa, I’m so happy for you and your beautiful family. I’ve been clicking over everyday after I read Ann’s blog to see if you’ve had your baby. Yay! God is so good and Phineas (and family) is gorgeous! I love the name!

Amy Erickson

Yeah! Praise God for a safe and healthy delivery.
Many Blessings,
Amy Erickson


Welcome sweet baby Phineas!!!! So happy for your family- what a blessing!! Praying for you to recover quickly (I know just how it is to recover from those big babes!), and for everyone to adjust well. May the Lord continue the blessings upon your family!!!! <3


I keep signing in to look at your pictures!! What a beautiful baby and what an amazing family experience. You are a star, Karissa…10lbs 11ozs & no drugs?! WOW!!!


Oooooh, impressive! A sidebar pic already. 🙂


So precious! Glad I could finally meet the little guy today. Love you all so much.


I am sure it’s already clear how much auntie adores her new nephew, but I suppose I should document it on here too! I LOVE baby Finny…..and the rest of the many precious people around your table. 🙂


So fun to remember that day and see the pics! What a sweet baby and wonderful family time it was! Can’t wait to kiss the top of his little head – again…


Congrats! He is so beautiful. We are so happy for your family. Can’t wait meet him. Miss you guys!


Absolutely beautiful and absolutely perfect…baby Phineas…you…and your family. Much love to you all!!

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