Friday, May 21, 2010


We finally got to see the penguins!

She really enjoyed them if you can't tell. ;)

Magellanic Penguins

(and yes I did have to go double check that name!)

My crazy crew. :)

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Monday, May 17, 2010

Catch up from Christmas

So I went to post something and it reminded me of the fact that I never did put Christmas pictures up. That's me, absent minded to say the least. ;)

Christmas Day at my parent's house was such a nice time together. There is always good food, Mercy especially liked eating the chocolate peanut butter with her Papa. :)

Looking back just a few months later it makes you think about things like how it was our last Christmas with Grandpa and how we didn't know who Micah was yet. Life is so fleeting.

Charis got a gift from Gigi that she really really liked. She served everyone tea from her little tin tea set. We thought we'd try something different other than a plastic or a ceramic tea set this time. It's held up so far! Here are a bunch of cute choices if you were interested.

My family recieved some new scooters which my dad and sister decided to try out. Daddy thought he'd be funny and try and cheat by pushing Mandie out of the way...well, that didn't quite work...he completely wiped out on the driveway! At first we thought it was a joke but he really did! Then he tried to cover it up and say he didn't try and push her, thing is Mom had been videoing it and had caught it on tape by accident. ahahaha! ;D

We normally tend to hang around all day and later on in the evening while the guys were playing some games together the other folks watched a movie. Then we played a few games of Apples to Apples while eating some yummy pumpkin pie. My girls don't like pumpkin pie....not one tiny bit...j/k!

So thankful to be blessed with a family to spend the day with and Savior who was and is the reason for the celebration to begin with. ♥

~ December 25, 2009 ~

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Our Visit

Sister Judy has been very ill lately and not able to be at church. A couple weeks ago we were able to take them dinner and have a time of fellowship together. We enjoyed getting to see her and she was actually having a good day. Since then the Lord has given her quite a few good days and she was even able to attend church twice (of course it was the 2 days we missed because we were sick!). We thank God and pray He will restore her to us fully, very soon.

Here are just a few photos from our time together. ♥

The children love playing the organ.

happy baby girl

playing with her daddy

all the kids on daddy :)



sweet silly children

Brother Chris showing Caleb their puzzle picture with the caption, "Everyone counts." because there is one missing piece. How true that when someone or even lots of someones are missing from the fellowship there is such a void, because everyone does count!

Friday, May 14, 2010


It's me (the terribly delinquent blogger) with my girls at Aunt Byrlnne's 95th birthday celebration.

My great grandmother was the oldest of 8 children. I grew up knowing all of them and their spouses. Everyone has passed now except for 3 wives of the brothers. Aunt Byrlnne was married to the oldest son, she said her own parents lived to be like 98 and 99 I believe!

She is a very sweet lady. We enjoyed getting to share the day with her. I was 8 months pregnant with Charis when we went to her 90th birthday party. How time does fly!

Happy weekend! :)

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