Thursday, April 29, 2010

i scream for icecream...

Literaly. This girl LOVES icecream. I do too. But that's beside the point. This was her first big icecream cone and she loved it. She ate every last bite and protested if I tried to take it from her. Enjoy!

Didn't realize there was a fly on her arm! It's still a cute picture though!

farm girl

Sarah comes to life outside...she always has... whether it is playing in the surf at the beach, running through a meadow or digging in the dirt, she loves being outdoors. She especially loves early morning walks with Daddy like this particular sunny Saturday!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

easter celebration too

generation to generation

We love you Pa-Paw

easter celebration one


Family Heirlooms

1. the rug was made from old wool coats and skirts and hand-braided by my grandparents.
2.the picture on the wall was passed down from my grandmother's grandmother onto her and now onto me.
3. we also got the cute little rocker and some other little treasures too!

On Easter weekend we went to my grandma's house for a little celebration and also said good-bye to 40 years in their house. They moved to a retirement home and had to downsize. We were blessed in recieving a few heirlooms and treasures from their home. Thank you Grandma and Grandfather for your genoerosity.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Here's to 36 years!

My man turns 36 today. Happy Birthday Baby! I love you more and more all the time! Thanks for working so hard for us. Thanks for being a great father to our four kids. Thanks for being my best friend. Thanks for being such an encouraging husband and the love of my life!
Have a great birthday and can't wait till our date night on Saturday!

A first time for everything

So yesterday Hope woke up early from her nap. I went up once and laid her back down. A little while later I heard her crying but she still seemed tired so I decided to give her a few minutes to settle. A few minutes later it was quiet so I went back to what I was doing. Not long after that Silas went upstairs and was making noise so I followed after him saying "Shh...Hope is sleepin..." but I stopped short because there was Hope sitting in the hallway!!!!

Upon investigation there was a loose board in her crib and she somehow managed to push it out and squeeze through onto the humidifer and onto freedom! That's why it got so quiet! And I was glad Silas went upstairs when he did or who know's what that girl could have been up to! Needless to say Mark fixed the crib last night so we do not have any more escapees!

It is fun to see this girl's personality come out. She is a little bit like her big sister...very busy with a bit of spunk. She can quickly wreck a room by dumping baskets and pulling books rapidly off the shelves. It is funny how my girls were the dumpers but the boys were pretty easy to clean up after. Anyways...we love this little ham!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Spring has Sprung

Well more like SUMMER...but we are LOVING it none the less! Here are a few shots Mark took on the farm last Saturday. I love seeing all the different flowers blossom and bloom here on BLOSSOM VIEW farm.

My Sweet Pea

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Sister to Sister

I thought these two photos captured some great sister moments. I love watching these girls!

"I wish I had hair like you..."

"What's under there?"

Thursday, April 1, 2010

My Sarah...

Although me and her have been known to butt heads at times I REALLY LOVE this girl!
She is my nature loving, free spirit, flower child! She is a dreamer and a story teller. She is mischievious and loves to create. She told me the other day she wants to be a farmer when she grows up...and maybe a ballerina. Go figure!
I love you Sarah!

Pickup Truck

Cruising three kids across the front seat of Grandpa's pickup truck on the way to the dump. Isn't that a country song? ;) This is what memories are made of...even if it was totally ILLEGAL!
Thanks Dad for the great memories you make with us! We love you!

Boys will be Boys

Moses snapped a few shots of Daddy and Silas the other weekend with their chainsaws. Enjoy!

My boys make me smile! :)