Friday, July 4, 2014

News Worth Sharing

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. How many thousands is this one worth?

One Incredible Winter

We had the most amazing winter this year with record cold temperatures and record snowfall! It was so much fun! I'd be amiss if I didn't share some of our wintertime fun! 










Friday, May 9, 2014

Our Daughters and their Diverse Interests


As the girls grow, their interests and abilities have really grown with them. I am so excited to see the gifts God has given them. 
Josie has become really interested in art, particularly in painting. She is pretty good at it too! She recently had two peices in an art show. 

                                   

Emma started playing the clarinet this year in fifth grade band. She has really grown in her ability and got a one (best score) at solo and ensemble this year! I am so proud!



                                     





Adelaide still has interests in dance, and after taking a year and a half off while we moved and had Isaac, she hasn't missed a step. She has added tap, so now she does ballet and tap. 


                                   



All three of the girls love AWANA. They have worked hard saying verses and look forward each week to going. Emma completed another book, and next year will be her last year. 


                              



Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Figuring Some Things Out

I know it's been a while. No excuses. I am trying to make time for blogging, but busyness happens. 
We found out Isaac has an allergy to sulfites. He has had three really bad cases of hives in the last two months, so we had him tested for allergies. Since he eats eggs and peanut butter, and drinks milk regularly, it was hard to figure out the problem. We narrowed it down to dry fruit (raisins, in particular) so I did some research and learned that sulfites could be the problem. They tested him, and lo and behold, it was those pesky sulfites! 
Thankfully, he seems to be only sensitive to them in dried fruit form (because it seems to be in EVERYTHING!) We also don't eat a whole lot of processed food to begin with. 
I am so glad we were able to find out the problem. 


                                
Ugly case of hives indeed.




                                           
They were so big and raised.





                                       
Everyone thought he had some catchy disease.




                      

Here he is, getting tested for allergies.



Friday, February 28, 2014

Merry Christmas! (two months later...)

I hate that I can't figure out how to put pictures from my computer onto here anymore. I love to blog, but I really think the pictures share far more than I can write.

So I have been loading blogposts from my phone, on to here, and then editing them from my laptop. There must be a better way!

So there you go. There is my latest excuse as to why I am not blogging that much anymore. The technology (well lack of understanding of it) frustrates me.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Baby Isaac Turns One!








Back in November our sweet baby boy turned one! So hard to believe that he's been with us for a year now. I thank God every day for my dear son, and how wonderfully he fits into our family. 
Josh and I threw a big party for him. Kind of a thank you to all who helped us with the last year and a half with the move, being on bed rest, etc. We also just wanted to celebrate his life! My dad counted 65. Ha! Who knew that many people would fit? We wouldn't have been able to do it without Josh's family, who just jumped in and helped anyway they could! It was so nice!
 

The eats. The cute elephant cake was decorated by my friend Natalie. 


The birthday boy loved his cake alright!


                       
Isaac and daddy opening presents with a lot of "helpers". 

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Reminiscing on Years Past

My last post on our trip to the pumpkin patch has me thinking on the years gone by. It sure does go by fast! 
One reason I began blogging was a way to capture and remember these special little times. I hate that I never seem to find time to blog anymore. 
My life is full, and I am so happy. I am thankful for my four little blessings God has given us. 
Can you even believe my girls were this little? Crazy!

                                  


Playing in the Pumpkin Patch

A couple of weekends ago Josh and I loaded up the van with the four coolest kids we knew and headed to the pumpkin patch!
Earlier that week, Josh actually won a gift certificate to the pumpkin patch through a local radio contest. I am glad he did! We had never heard of the place, and it was so close to home. 
We couldn't have asked for more perfect weather. It was so nice, we decided to walk out to the patch and pick our pumpkins, and carry them back. We went on a hay ride later. 
I am thankful for this time in the busyness of the fall semester just to get out and enjoy each other and nature. 

                                            
Josie and Emma found their perfect pumpkins. 




                     
Addie and Daddy with their pick. 



                       
The cutest pumpkin in the patch!




Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Autumn Camping

We decided to take the camper out one last time before we put it up for the winter. Autumn is my favorite time to go camping. The air was crisp, and the leaves started to change colors. 
We camped with seven other families from New Tribes at a wonderful campground not too far from home. We had a lot of fun just hanging out together, and I can't forget eating! We had a yummy fish fry from one of the staff guy's bountiful summer of walleye fishing!
 
 
 
My guys. 
 
 
                  

Our weekend home (just before packing up. I forgot to take a picture while we camped)

        
Tavy, Adelaide, and Adelaide. That's right, two Adelaides. :)


Me and my sweet boy!
 


Lovely campfire.