Wednesday, December 1, 2010

My favorite time of year

Hello…hello….hello….is there anyone home?  Yes.   I am sorry I haven’t blogged in awhile.  Life has been good, but busy.  I promise to go back and update many pictures from the past 2 months. 

I love this time of year.  The kids are so excited about everything Christmas and we have fun together.  Tonight begins a 4 week series about the birth of Jesus at our church.  The kids love going.  The weather was pretty so we played outside and ate dinner at McDonalds on our way.  Here are some pictures from our fun day.IMG_2573

Sweet Sarah loves to be outside.  She often knocks on the door as her signal she wants to go outside.   IMG_2574 I love to listen to her laugh.  Anytime Gameboy is near she is usually laughing.  She really loves her bubba.IMG_2577

She had learned to walk and looks a lot like Frankenstein.   If she is in a hurry, she will crawl and I know that won’t last long. IMG_2578IMG_2592 Sweet Sydney loves to talk and points to everything.IMG_2590 She has the cutest personality and loves all the Christmas decorations.IMG_2604 If she’s not pointing her finger, she is clapping and trying to tell me something.  IMG_2598 IMG_2602







Princess and Gameboy love eating out.  I love eating out too, but McD’s is not my favorite.   Look how big Princess is getting!IMG_2613

She is such a big helper and mini mama.IMG_2614

The babies loved playing.IMG_2615 IMG_2618








Sydney loved sliding!  (look at the static in her hair)IMG_2620

Such a simple and fun day. 

Here’s is today’s Advent reading: "If I don't have a vision, my hope in a joyful future can wane when faced with the realities of the world. If I'm serious about preparing for Christ in my life, I've got to know the world that He hopes for. I've got to learn to love what He loves." Lord, give me the longing for the richness of your reign in the now and the not yet. Isa 25:6-10

Friday, September 24, 2010

Happy Birthday Sarah & Sydney

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

11 Months Old

My sweet girls are growing up so fast.  I can’t believe they are almost 1 and are really starting to communicate!  They both clap, dance, and wave all the time.   Sydney can even say mama!  I love to hear her chatter my name.IMG_2394

Sarah loves to clap and will do so anytime you say yay!!  She also likes to blow raspberries especially if she doesn’t like her dinner.IMG_2363

They are EVERYWHERE!!! IMG_2413

They love to unfold clean laundry and play in the basket.45094_427562074321_801729321_4588409_4015474_n[1]

They also like to climb into the dishwasher.  I know they are just trying to be helpful (HA HA), but right now they can make a big mess quickly.  Good thing they are so CUTE.  Sarah and Sydney love to take baths.  Bath time often happens several times a day, because they are messy eaters and it can make them happy anytime.  See what I mean.

IMG_2395 Life is so full and we are blessed!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Waiting for the big kids to get home

First Day of School

As summer comes to a close, it’s time to get back to my blog.  It’s been such a fun summer and I have lots of posts to catch up on.  The house is so quiet and I am filled with mixed emotions this morning.  I am happy to be back to a routine and some time to myself, but I miss the big kids already.

Gameboy was very excited about 1st grade!IMG_2372

He has grown so much from last year and is ready to see his friends.IMG_2375

Princess wanted to help make sure he was ready on time and Gameboy let her know he could do it all by himself. IMG_2379

The kids were really sweet to each other today and I love watching them.IMG_2376

Princess is off to 4th grade and I can’t believe it.IMG_2382

She is so kind, helpful and very organized.  IMG_2384

We had lots of fun getting ready for school and she picked out her outfits for the whole week.IMG_2386


A Mom's Prayer On the First Day of School
Here we are again, Lord. Their backpacks are loaded and their faces are scrubbed and their lunch accounts are full.
And I know you'll walk with them, Lord. You always do. But a mom still has to ask.
Will You walk with them? Will You whisper to them what they need to hear, when I'm not there to whisper it?
Will You please, oh please, cover their school with the protection only You can give, and will You keep harm far away?
Will You make their minds strong and ready to learn? Will You help them understand that hard work honors the One who created them?
Will You guide their teachers, giving them patience and wisdom and creativity and more patience? Will You bless them for their efforts?
Will You love all those children there, the ones whose lunch accounts aren't full, the ones who feel alone? Will You teach my children to be kind and unselfish and to love those who are different from them?
Will You point them back toward home just as soon as you can?
Lord, I give them to You today and everyday, trusting them to Your care. Amen.IMG_2393

Monday, August 2, 2010

Beach Photos

Sweet Molly took a few family shots on the beach.  IMG_5062




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Sorry for the picture overload!  I had too many favorites.  Which one do you like best?

Summer Vacation to Galveston

My sweetie planned a perfect week long get-a-way with the family at the close of summer.  4122 Green Heron Lane - FacadeWe rented a beautiful beach house and had some quality family time together. The babies were very good on their 1st vacation and it was nice to spread out in the house.  Gameboy   bunked  with the twins and took good care of them. 

We played on the beach and at the pool every morning and late evening. securedownload[1] We played lots of board games.  Even some oldies but goodies like Clue and electronic Battleship.  We watched lots of movies, worked on a puzzle and ate delicious food.   We got two day passes to Moody Gardens and I have tons of pictures to share from our time there.  IMG_4938  Waiting to go into the aquarium.IMG_4940

Sweet Princess enjoying all the beautiful sea creatures.IMG_4959

Sarah and Sydney were so good and spent most of the day here.IMG_4962   

Our sweet friend Molly came along to help us with the kids.  She was so helpful and fun!  We loved having her join us and she took all these great pictures.  Thanks Molly!

IMG_4971Princess and Gameboy at the butterfly exhibit.IMG_4972 IMG_4975 IMG_4987 Here we are inside a rain forest.  It rained on us!!IMG_4996 My sweet pirates.IMG_5034

Who knew we could ice skate in August in Galveston, but Moody Gardens had it all.

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Sweet Sarah and Sydney on the ride home from our fun day.IMG_4922 IMG_4928 Stay tuned tomorrow for some fun pictures of the beach.  Thank you Lord for a wonderful trip!