Saturday, December 24, 2011

Our Year

So far 2011 has been a very productive year for us and we are excited to share some of it with you!! We wish you all a VERY MERRY Christmas!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Ethan's Pumpkin Patch Field Trip

Miss Rosalie telling the kids to stay out of the corn field because people can get lost in there.
Yes, my child posed for me!!! :)
Ethan and his buddiesI love this pose!! He is such a stud!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Ali's Pumpkin Patch Field Trip

Ali had her first field trip for preschool. They went to a pumpkin patch out past Dodson Rd. She loved it, but wasn't happy about all the pumpkins having "dirt" on them. We literally walked the whole pumpkin patch until she picked one. And the one pictured isn't even the one she chose. After we took pictures with this one she was convinced she needed another one so dropped this one and headed out to look for a new one. She is a stinker!!! So happy she finally found one that was "perfect".

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Ethan + Soccer = Proud Mom

We decided this was the year to sign Ethan up for soccer. And part of it was that I always missed the deadline, but I am getting things on the calendar now to make sure I don't miss out on these opportunities for my kids!!! He loved soccer!! Moses Lake has the 4-6 year olds play together and I believe he was the youngest on the team so it was challenging for him at times but the last game I think he finally got it. He did score 2 goals the first game, but the second and third games he was just running and watching us. I feel blessed to have Ethan as my son. However, I am learning that I might be a little too competitive at times. Yes, I just want to win...Imagine that.
Ethan and the coach's son Giovanni. They are buds now.
My stud!
Get it E!!

My mom calls this the Sports Illustrated cover shot! Love it!
This is what he did us!!! At McDonald's after their last game with their trophies!!! (Before Ali broke her finger. :()

Sunday, October 9, 2011


I wanted to write this huge long post about how much each of my siblings and parents mean to me, but all I could think of was


And I can't wait to spend eternity with you all!! What an extraordinary blessing we all have to be in each other's lives. Last night was fun and I can't wait to have more nights like that...

Saturday, October 8, 2011


Did you know my kids started preschool? Wow I feel old. And I can't believe Benjamin will be two in a couple more babies :(.

I was still working my part time job when they started school so I missed their first day. Which definitely broke my heart. But Roger stepped up and did a fabulous job getting them to and from school. Nana helped get Ali's hair done and took these cute pictures of them before they went to school. She said they posed themselves. I guess that's what happens when all they see is pictures.. Ethan tells me every now and then that he doesn't want me to have anymore clients because he doesn't like to hear about them and how we have to keep things clean. LOL

Ethan is going to a bilingual preschool that focuses on academics and he does a little hip hop. He loves to learn about letters and tells me their sounds and he is already practicing writing them. He can write his name really well even though it's all in CAPS it still looks good. Funny story..since he's learning Spanish he said to my aunt "como estas?" and she spoke back to him with a long string of sentences about how she saw his teacher the other day in Spanish and he replied with, "No, you are supposed to say Bien!" We were all laughing so hard!!!

Ali is going to a dance and academic preschool. She gets to have show and tell once a month and this month she took Little Mermaid and she told her class she took it "because it has red hair like my mom!" Love her!!! She is trying to keep up with Ethan and his letter learning because it drives her crazy he is learning more than her. Doesn't bug me one bit! I like to see my kids excited about learning now!!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Lots to come...

I have quit my other part time I am going to make SURE to blog...I can't believe it's been 3 months....SO MUCH has happened!!! Hopefully I can get everyone up to date on things...

Saturday, June 4, 2011


I must say that I think my photography skills are getting better...although I wish Ali wasn't so shaded by Ethan....

And for all of you who want to know where I've been...well let's just say we are super busy with work and I have no time to blog!! But we are almost caught up and I have made a goal to stay on top of this if you see a whole bunch of new posts this week it's because I want you all to know what's been going on!! And my brother is finally married so no more of that wedding stress...

Monday, February 14, 2011

Friday, January 14, 2011

Ethan's 4th Birthday

I know it's Ben's first birthday today, but I need to blog about Ethan's birthday on November 7, 2010. I have tried a few different times to post this but blogger hasn't allowed me to upload the pictures! :(

Ethan's birthday was so fun! One night we had immediate family over and did pizza and the next night we had everyone else over for dessert. He was extremely lucky because Uncle Ben was in town to get something very important so he got to spend his birthday with him too which he really enjoyed since he has missed him ever since he went away to school. I cannot believe I have a four year old!! And now my baby is 1!!!!! Where did the past year go???