Friday, April 18, 2008

10 Years Ago Today......




















10 years ago my life really began

10 years ago I married my best friend

10 years ago I married a man who has enriched my life in ways I never imagined.

10 years ago I married a man who has encouraged me in all that I do.

10 years ago I married a man who has never tried to change who I am.

10 years ago I marred a man who I always have fun with.

10 years ago I married a man who has helped me better understand myself.

10 years ago I married a man who can always turn around a bad day.

10 years ago I married a man who shares my faith & values.

10 years ago I married a man who I would make a family with.

10 years ago I married a man who makes me feel special each and every day.

10 years ago my life began.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Everyone Loves a Parade!

Friday night our friends came over for dinner. After dinner we were going to go swimming at the YMCA. A storm came through and closed the pool. Needless to say there were many meltdowns. To divert their attention away from the cancelled swim session I decided to bring out my old dance costumes and our old Halloween costumes for some dress up fun. The kids had a BLAST!!! (Although Steve did say we need to get some BOY dress up clothes for Ethan...he wasn't too impressed with him putting on fringe & feathers:) The dress up party progressed into a parade, complete with instruments and a drum major. As soon as the storm had passed we were marching up and down the street. It was quite a sight ...I wonder what the neighbors thought of their Friday night entertainment. I am going to send this video into Macy's .....maybe you'll see them Thanksgiving morning:)

video

Friday, April 11, 2008

Our Inmates

















Yes our children are juvies....bond was set at 10,000 kisses:)

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Balmy Weather























FINALLY spring has made it's way to us! We took advantage of the tropical 60 degree days and headed outside. Ethan and Mia were confused. There was no snow falling from the sky and the wind wasn't blowing the subzero air down their necks. We rolled around on the grass, looked for caterpillars, and played with cars. In fact they loved it so much outside we had major meltdowns when we had to go in for lunch & nap time. I guess I didn't realize how much cabin fever they had. With the warm weather here I know we will be outside as much as possible! I just praise God that the snow is gone!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Fishing Follies


Our little fisherman

Here fishy fishy!

Those darn ducks scared my fish away:(

What a face....the I didn't catch any fish face

Yesterday Steve took Ethan fishing at a local park that had just stocked their pond with 2,500 rainbow trout for a children's fishing derby. The two of them arrived at the park at 10:00 am hoping to catch a big fish. After 2 & 1/ 2 hours and only one bite they decided (mainly Ethan:) that maybe it wasn't their day to get anything. Ethan did see some kids catching fish, which was exciting because he saw that yes people DO catch fish! Hopefully next time Ethan will finally be able to catch his first fish. (I can already tell he is going to be a GREAT fisherman because he already is making up fish stories....he blamed the ducks in the pond for his lack of fish...he said the ducks scared his fish away:)