Friday, November 13, 2009

A few photos from Halloween

We had a great time! We went to a church trunk or treat and to a friend's house for some more fun. Also, notice the cute pj's from Grandma T. The kids loved them, and I thought they looked very cute!!!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Long overdue update!

It has been crazy around here! We are all doing great.
The kids are enjoying school.
Ethan is preparing to take the ACT (Yes he is only 12), but his MAP test scores gave him this opportunity. He is pretty excited. He is also playing soccer and camping out a lot for Boy Scouts.
Devin is also doing well in school. He stays after a few days a week for Chess club. He is also playing soccer and has scored several goals. He is in Cub Scouts.
Heidi is working hard in school. She celebrated her 7th birthday and her 4th Gotcha Day. She is playing soccer and also singing in the kid's choir at our church.
Isabelle started preschool and loves it. She has had a Bear parade and Bike Day. She is also singing in the kid's choir. She is getting so big.
Riley is still a crazy man, but he is so loveable. Definitely a momma's boy! He talks a lot and still amazes me with some of the things he says.
Chris and I are keeping busy, too. Chris has been camping with Ethan and we have been rearraning the house. That is one big task. We are also preparing for Orphan Sunday (Nov. 8th) at our church. These pictures are from Labor Day. The big boys didn't want me to add their photos of them on the horse.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Trip to Oklahoma

A few weeks ago the kids and I took a road trip to visit Grandpa and Grandma in Oklahoma. We had a great time!!!!!! We went to a fancy arcade, mini-golfing and the zoo. Grandma also made me get pulled over by a mean ole cop (no worries - just a warning).
One evening we went to Bricktown to visit our good friends from Tulsa. Their youngest daughter lived with Heidi in Guatemala! We enjoy hanging out with them because they are as crazy as we are!!!!!!!!!! We went to a restaurant with 9 kids and 3 adults. I think the waitress was a little scared, but they did great.
Here are a few photos from our trip:

Friday, August 07, 2009

So Funny!

Riley is a very bright and busy little man for just 16 months old! However, a few months a go when he started pointing at the back of his diaper to go to the toilet and more recently saying "poop" - I was a bit surprised.
I guess he wants to be big really fast - but seriously he is too young to wipe by himself.
Here is a couple of photos of him in action. (FYI - he spilled a drink on the front of him). I also added a cute photo of him and one of him doing his stretches.

Saturday, July 18, 2009


I haven't added photos in some time. Here are some photos of Boy Scout camp and the kids in general.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

A New Look!

I was feeling like my blog was a little boring! So with a little help from a friend (Thanks Amy) - I gave my blog a facelift!
It was a lot of fun and challenging!!!!
Anyway, I hope to post some new photos soon.
Take care,

Friday, May 08, 2009

Job Well Done

We are so proud of E. for receiving the Presidential Academic Award last night. Only 5% of his grade received this award!
He celebrated by going to Barnes and Noble and getting the new release book he has been waiting for.
Keep up the good work!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, April 06, 2009

Lots of Birthdays!

March is a busy month for us!
Here are a few photos of the birthday kids (sorry it's late)

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Finally an update

It has been a while since the last post. We have been doing great, but have been very busy. Ethan turned 12 years old a few weeks ago, we had our 15th wedding anniversary, and I turned (well old enough)! Ethan saved his birthday money and purchased an I-Pod. I ate out alot!!!!!!!!!! I also got a cool flip video for my b-day.
We had parent-teacher conferences the other day for Heidi and Devin. They are both doing great. Riley is starting to take a few steps, and he and Isabelle have big birthdays next week.
I will post some photos and more video soon. Until then, here is a quick clip using my new present. Izzy singing the abc's. Enjoy!!!!

Friday, January 16, 2009

New addition and more

We are excited to announce our new arrival. His name is Leo and he was born November 18th!

He is an Australian Shepherd, and we are all enjoying him!

Also, I got a new gadget for my camera. Here are a few photos I took.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

More photos!

Below are a few photos from Christmas. I guess better late than never!!!!!!!

Happy New Year

It has been a while since my last post! Unfortunately, most of the family had the flu over the Christmas holiday. Bummer!!
However, we did have a nice time visiting our family and friends.
It was exciting to have Riley home with us for Christmas. I think he enjoyed himself.
Also, over the holiday Heidi decided to get her hair cut and donate it! Here is a before and after shot. We think she looks very cute!!!!!

I will add some more photos in the next post!