Saturday, January 1, 2011

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Christmas 2010

Christmas 2009

Christmas 2008

I am a little behind on updating the blog. We are all still alive and well! Christmas was wonderful as we spent several days with my brother and his family and my mother at our house. All of the cousins had a great time, while the adults played many games of Scrabble! Daniel and Katie Beth grow on a daily basis I am pretty sure. Daniel can almost look me in the eyes now, so I am sure it won't be long before I have to look up to him. Katie Beth is still petite, but her size 7 jeans are now too short!!!! Considering that she is 9 1/2, this is a big accomplishment. I am putting several pictures from previous Christmas, so that you can see how much they have changed.
I hope 2011 is a blessed year, with more joys than sorrows for all of you!


Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

We had a Harry Potter and a Pink Pirate. It was a great day, but a little cold. After trunk-or-treating we went trick-or-treating with a few friends. The children had a great day and loved getting all of the candy. Now, they are ready to decorate for Christmas!

Happy Halloween!


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The First Day of School!

Yesterday was the first day of school. I can hardly believe that we are already to this point in the year!!!! I can also hardly believe that we have a 5th grader and a 3rd grader. Where does the time go? It seems like just yesterday that I was a nervous nellie about sending my oldest child to Kindergarten. I missed both of my children so much yesterday, but my house is looking a lot cleaner!
Daniel loved the first day of 5th grade. He especially loves that he will not be doing any book reports this year! He has had his fill of those over the last 2 years. He will have to construct an Indian village and read at least 18 novels. He is more than willing to read since it doesn't involve a book report. Daniel's teacher is also a huge Jayhawk fan. We think she is wonderful already!
Katie Beth also loved the first day of 3rd grade. She will be doing many book reports in the form of projects this year. We have 16 to do total this year, which works out to about a project due every other Friday. This will be Mama and Daddy's third time to go through the 3rd grade! The book projects require a whole lot of parent work as well! The one thing that we do know is that Katie Beth has an amazing 3rd grade teacher, who does wonderful things with her classroom children!
This is Daniel's last year in elementary school. I am one sad Mama! My children won't be in the same school again until Daniel's senior year in high school. I find that very sad to think about. Katie Beth has always had big brother to help her, but now she will blazing her own trail. If anyone can do it, she is the girl!
Hopefully the second day is as wonderful as the first!


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Music Camp

Daniel and Katie Beth were in Music Camp last week at our church. It is one of the things that they look forward to every summer. They go for 3 hours a day and learn a musical. I am always amazed at how much the kids can learn in just one week! This year's musical was "The Slingshot Heard 'round the World." Katie Beth was a narrator and Daniel was one of Goliath's men. They did a great job learning their lines and all of the music!



We have puppies at our house! They were born on Monday and it is the big news at our house! We can hardly get the children to eat, sleep, or even go to the pool! They are truly mesmerized by these 7 sweet, little puppies. If you know anyone looking for a puupy, we will have some available in about 6 weeks. The mom and dad are both great hunters and great pets. They are Brittany Spaniels. The puppies are very adorable right now; we will see how I feel in 4 to 5 weeks.


Thursday, July 22, 2010

Conference Swimming

Just a quick note, because we are on our way to the swimming finals! Daniel and Katie Beth both qualified for conference and swam the preliminaries on Monday night. Katie Beth did a great job. This was her first year to qualify!!! Daniel is moving on to swim in the finals tonight! He will swim the back, I.M., and the breast stroke. His medley relay took 2nd place out of 11 teams on Monday night. I will update later about the results from tonight. This is what our summer has consisted of; swim meets and dive meets. We have spent alot of time poolside! The pictures are of Katie Beth going off the starting block to swim the butterfly and Daniel is swimming the back stroke. Mike and I are having a wonderful summer watching the children!


Wednesday, June 30, 2010

9 Years Old!

Who would have believed that my sweet baby girl would be nine years old today? Katie Beth celebrated her birthday tonight by taking 1st place in the 1 meter and 3 meter diving boards at her dive meet. We were so proud of her!
Katie Beth has brought so much laughter and love to our family the last 9 years. She was the answer to our prayer 9 years ago. Tonight, our prayer for her is that she will seek God's will in every aspect of her life. Katie Beth is such a joy and delight. We couldn't have asked for a more precious daughter!