Sunday, December 23, 2012

Holiday Time

We've been busy baking cookies, decorating a gingerbread house and even playing in the snow!  This Christmas season has been wonderful.  After not having a house for a while, I am appreciating being settled so much more.
Here are some pictures of the boys having lots of holiday fun!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Family Pictures

We had our family pictures taken in October.  I wanted to do this last year but ran out of money at the end of the year.  We ended up with a horrid department store family picture that I reluctantly framed, but really hated.  Once we moved my priority was finally getting these done.  I have to say, despite the expense, they were worth it.  I love the pictures.  Our photographer was able to handle all of my boys and get them to smile!  The shoot was actually fun.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Trimming the Tree

I really can't believe that it is already time to decorate for Christmas!  We got our tree yesterday and bribed the boys into doing many things before we actually decorated it.  After the experiences we had at the tree store I think we will be chopping one down in the woods behind our house next year.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Joseph's 9th Birthday Party!

I cannot believe my first-born will be 9 in a couple days.  Today we had 10 boys in our house and it was crazy!  Happy Birthday Jo Jo!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

I'm Back!

There are many reasons why I haven't blogged for 5 months and honestly the main reason is something that shouldn't even be an issue.  We got a new computer months ago and I am still not comfortable with the format for posting pictures and every time I sit down to post I stop because I'm not sure how to get the pictures up and don't want to take a lot of time to figure it out.
That, and the fact that we moved, lived in an apartment for the summer, moved into our house, started school after homeschooling for a couple years are just some of the reasons why I haven't posted in a really long time.
We love our new house and neighborhood.  The only drawback is that it is not super-close to school and church.  I am a little jealous of those moms who can walk to school with their kids!
We are so happy in our new city and already feel at home.  God has truly blessed us!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Just like Pepere

Bennett was very intrigued (or scared) of his Pepere's radio.  By the end of the visit he was brave enough to try them on.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Update and Vacation to Michigan

I can't believe it has been over a month since I have blogged.  My mom kindly reminded me that I haven't put any pictures on here in a very long time.  We are still living in temporary housing but have sold our home.  We are now trying to find the right house to buy, which is proving pretty difficult.  We just returned from Michigan and I took a lot of pictures!

Henry enjoying his root beer float on our very long drive

My mom's dog Chloe in her "sleeping position" the kids got a kick out of her sleeping with her tongue out.

At the emergency room with Bennett.  He had croup and it was very scary, we spent a couple hours there and he was much better the next day.

Watching Brave, the kids liked it and so did I.

Waiting for the parade

It took a LONG time and it was very hot


A big storm came through while we were having our fireworks show, had to postpone it for an hour

Bennett enjoying the lake

Henry way out in the water, it wasn't deep even out there!

Bonding with Chloe, they decided they REALLY want a dog now!
Playing badminton with Grandma (ignore the swimming suit hanging on the clothesline!)

Riding with Grandpa

Bennett talking to Chloe through the window

His brothers kept pouring water on him