Monday, December 31, 2012

Gingerbread men & happy new year!

Paige, Joshua, Levi, and Elias got gingerbread men decorating kits and did them today! :) Here they are working hard on making them all look their best!

Happy new year everyone!!!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

First snow!

We had snow this morning!

And then this afternoon it all melted!

But, it was fun while it lasted!

What is this white stuff?

Friday, December 14, 2012

4:36 p.m.

Meet Lace, my new little Border Collie puppy!!! Isn't she the cutest lil' thing???

On the way to her new home! :)

And December 15th:

Cuddling with my little girl! :)

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Gettin' chilly

It's beginning to look a lot like ... winter! :)

But still no snow ... yet! :)

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Trip up to Nebraska!

We had a quick trip to Nebraska November 23-25! A wedding, thanksgiving with Grandparents, seeing a baby, visiting with friends and family, and more filled up the weekend alright!

On the way up there! Look at that adorable smile! Joshua and I! And Rylan was searching the menu! :) ~


What an adorable baby girl! :) Me, Paige, and Mom holding baby Ryleigh! ~


Family! Wow - Dylan's taller than Grandma! Grandma, Grandpa, Dad, and Aunt Tracy! And Grandma and Mom! ~


Thanksgiving (we don't celebrate christmas, we do gifts at thanksgiving instead)!

Look at the excited Elias, rubbing his hands together in anticipation! :)



Sunday, December 2, 2012

Happy Birthday Dylan!!!

Happy 13th birthday Dylan!!!! :) Hope you have a fantastic year being 13 and many more! :)

D aring
Y ou are so handsome
L ovable
A wesome
N eat

Friday, November 30, 2012

Psalm 127:3

"Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is His reward."

-Psalm 127:3

"The Bible calls debt a curse and children a blessing, but in our culture we apply for a curse and reject the blessing!"

- Doug Phillips

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!!

Lord, so often times, as any other day 
When we sit down to our meal and pray

We hurry along and make fast the blessing 
Thanks, amen. Now please pass the dressing 

We're slaves to the olfactory overload 
We must rush our prayer before the food gets cold 

But Lord, I'd like to take a few minutes more 
To really give thanks to what I'm thankful for 

For my family, my health, a nice soft bed 
My friends, my freedom, a roof over my head 

I'm thankful right now to be surrounded by those 
Whose lives touch me more than they'll ever possibly know 

Thankful Lord, that You've blessed me beyond measure 
Thankful that in my heart lives life's greatest treasure 

That You, dear Jesus, reside in that place 
And I'm ever so grateful for Your unending grace 

So please, heavenly Father, bless this food You've provided 
And bless each and every person invited 


--Scott Wesemann

Monday, November 5, 2012

Happy Birthday Mom!!!

Happy birthday to a fabulous Mother!!!

Hope you have a magnificent day!!!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Bike rides & horse rides

Mom, Dylan (carefully, mind you), and Rylan went for a bike ride today...

...and Rylan really enjoyed it, because he didn't have to do much work, just sit back and enjoy the ride! :)

I rode this old sweetheart for the first time since we got him today. Red reminds me so much of my sweet old horse Sam, pictured at the very top of this blog.
Mom and I also rode her horse, Mia, and I gave the little ones rides on Red, but we didn't get any actual riding pictures. But, don't worry, there definitely will be in the near future! :)

So, it's been a fun day of bike and horse rides! :)