Thursday, May 28, 2009


In early May we got to go to his Preschool Open House and his Kindergarten Orientation in the same week. My little boy is sure growing up. He had his last day of Awana Cubbies last Wednesday, and his last day of preschool last Thursday. Next year it's on to bigger (and better?) things. Can't believe we'll have a school age child soon. I've heard it's a whole new phase of life. Gulp.

During the Awana Awards Ceremony, he got to recite a verse into the microphone. He spoke very loudly and clearly, "I will trust in the Lord!" Then, feeding off the crowd's positive response, said in a loud voice with hand gestures (after the microphone had been passed to the next kid), "Thank you all for coming tonight!". I guess we don't have to worry about him being comfortable on stage.

Monday, May 25, 2009



We went back and forth on whether or not to do Disney while in SoCal, and thanks to Grandma's generosity, we were able to. What a special day for four little boys!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

the beach

Even though it is definitely not Weston's favorite place to be (he was so glad to move out where youth ministry does not require the mandatory beach trips!), we had to take the boys to the beach! They were SO excited, and a little wary at first (Aidan did NOT want to walk in the sand!), and we ended up having a very nice morning! It was especially fun since one of our CA students (who is now in college), got to join us and visit with the boys. Katie is very special to us and has always been tremendous with the kids!

With Daddy
This is my favorite series of pictures from the day...
Caleb and Aidan, figuring out just how these waves wash up on the shore

Uh, oh, it's coming!


Are we having fun or what?

Such pure joy!

Aidan, and our tradition of taking a picture with name and year in the sand. I'd include all four, but I have way too many pictures already!

Caleb could've played in the sand ALL day. He LOVED it!

All by himself, just out there digging and building and building and digging.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Alysa's Wedding

The wedding went wonderful, and Caleb was super cute as the ring bearer. (except for chewing gum during the ceremony, which was mostly mommy's fault) He's got the gig down pretty well now too, so we're thinking about renting out his services if you know anyone who is interested. :) Alysa looked incredibly beautiful (as always) and it was fun getting acquainted a bit with Kevin. I cried, a lot, mainly whenever the pastor marrying them mentioned how much these two love the Lord, and how well they've modeled their relationship for others to see. I am so so so excited for them!
It was good to visit other family members and friends I've missed as well. We sure went home exhausted after a long afternoon/evening. Caleb and Kellan ended up being quite the dancers. It was fun having all the kids be able to attend, but even with Grandma there, it was still a lot!

Our trip!

I apologize for not posting sooner. Near the end of our trip I started to feel pretty 'yucky'. My throat continued to hurt throughout our drive home, and once we arrived back, I was pretty out of it for a few days while we tried to process re-entry into life. The kids were wild, and I was good for nothing... Thankfully I have a wonderful husband who always steps up. Anyways, the doctor thinks it was strep throat again, and thankfully I am feeling quite a bit better already.

I have SO many pictures to choose from... Let's start with one from a hotel. Picture this... traveling 11 or more hours by car (there are not enough playplaces in the US), and then stumbling into a hotel, trying to keep the kids from hurting themselves or disturbing the neighbors (we did end up with one bloody nose and one complaint), and then trying to get everyone to sleep in the same room, in an assortment of sleeping arrangements. Quite the challenge, but fun nonetheless.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

We are officially crazy.

Wanted to be creative, but hey.. Had a couple fun thoughts on how to let people know we were expecting... but didn't follow through with either of them, mainly because they didn't seem cost effective or would take too long. So I thought I'd post a picture of my ideas instead. Lazy, but effective.

Honestly though, we are thrilled, and even though it will mean our lives will get all the crazier, it also means our hearts will get all the fuller. That sounds cheesy, but oh well. The twins will be almost 3, and that's the biggest gap by far we've had, so that feels much more doable!
Wanna hear the great timing of the due date? Dec. 24th. Luckily with a repeat C-section it will be at least a week earlier. Poor Christmas baby.
Think pink! :)