Friday, April 27, 2012

Resurrection Sunday

Our "Resurrection Sunday" experience was unlike any other we've ever had because, for the first time in our lives, we were actually able to host a family dinner at our own home!!  It was a wonderful (stressful) experience trying to get our living room painted/decorated somewhat before family came over!  We spent the 7-10 days before painting our hearts out in our living room (with a vaulted ceiling) and culminated that time by cleaning our carpets!  It was INCREDIBLY special to feel proud of our new house and create our new tradition of where we want to take Easter Pictures of our little family knowing that it'll be SO awesome to see how we all change throughout the years against the same backdrop! 

Here's the kids on Good Friday after they colored their eggs!

The Kids' Table!

The adults' table!

My Sweet Family (And Bob the Tomato...that's a whole 'nother post!)  This is in front of my Mom's fireplace!  We had to drop Malachi off so we could go early to our special Resurrection Sunday Choir Practice!

I know I'm biased (and I know it's okay), but we sure do have a beautiful little boy!

 Can't wait to see how tall he is next year next to that giant Double T!  (Yes I can wait actually!  Can't he just stay this little forever?)

SWEET SWEET!!  On another note...this picture sure does point out just how great my husband is looking!  He's only 3.5 pounds away from his first goal weight!  WAY TO GO Honey!!

I'm telling you, I live with the best looking father/son duo there is!

My sweet handsome and I!

My sweetHEART and I!

Man those kids sure have grown since last year!  But you can't tell me we haven't gotten our money's worth out of those buckets!!  

And, because it seems like there's a picture of my boy crying EVERY year for some reason, I couldn't forget to include this one!  (He was crying because Karter found the prize egg first!)

Here's a sneak peak of our newly decorated living room!  I have a project (pinterest...where else) to work on for our large wall, but I'm VERY pleased with how everything has turned out so far!!

Finally, an update on everything else in our lives!  We have stopped trying (medically) to get pregnant for a while!  We just needed a break and it has been VERY good for our sanity and our marriage to do so!  My wonderful husband has lost a TON of weight and is looking GREAT!  And, to top it off, we are going to California in 10 days to see my brother graduate with his Bible Certificate, then go to Huntington Beach THEN TO DISNEYLAND!!!  So, I'm sure I'll have lots of fun pictures to share of that trip!  Thomas and I get to drive out a few days early to go to Las Vegas and we are SO excited for some fun couple time!  We are going to see the Phantom of the Opera and are generally looking forward to just some quiet time! 

Monday, April 16, 2012

It's April so...Christmas Post? SURE...Why Not?

I can't believe I haven't posted since December. I think it's one of those things that the longer you go, the harder it is to get back into it!! But, here we go! I'll keep it short since I've got some CUTE pictures to share! But, Christmas 2011 was just wonderful! We had my baby brother home from Bible College in California so that was great! It SNOWED like crazy and was just perfect for Christmas! And, although much of our extra money before Christmas was spent on fertility treatments (which didn't work), we were still able to have a wonderful Christmas Day remembering that Christmas isn't about what we can give or's about the Giver of All Things Good!! And now, to the part you all care about...(if there's anybody that is still reading here!)

The Annual Happy Birthday Jesus Cake Lick-a-Thon! (L to R Karter 7, Robert 7, Malachi 3, Kadi 5 and Me...29 and holding!)

Reindeer food (oatmeal with glitter!)

Raider (mine) and Magnum (my Mom's!)  BEST BUDS!

This next series of pictures is all of the kids watching personalized Santa videos and their subsequent reactions!  (Lolli is thrown in some of these as well!)

Happy Birthday Jesus!

Santa?  Is that you?

And, it looks like Santa came through on the train set!  WAY TO GO SANTA!

Raider and Malachi...dreaming of sugarplums in the floor of the guest room!

Looking at his Santa gifts for the first time!!

 His favorite candy...and one which he asks for constantly...Air Heads!

 Yep - that's about right!

 The boy can't color ANYTHING without that tongue hangin' out!