Wednesday, April 9, 2014


March always seems to be a fun month for me.  Last year I saw Bon Jovi and went to Disney World.  This year was a little more tame, but I had the most awesome 40th birthday.  I also got to spend time with friends during Whitney's spring break.  We also bought a new vehicle!

For my bday, Thom let me sleep in, so he got up with the kids.  Then we went shopping and I got some jewelry,sees candy and a new coach purse.  For dinner, we went to one of my favorite places Peel and then he really surprised me with a party with all my friends.  He did have help from a couple of my friends Leah and Camille.  My in-laws surprised me with flowers and a balloon, so that was cool.  It was one of my best birthdays ever!

Whit has spring break and the weather was too cold to really do anything.  So we went to the mall one day and the that friday was actually a really nice day, so we went to the zoo with some friends.

Then the end of the month we decided we needed a bigger car, so we bought a brand new Chrysler town & Country.  We got a really good deal on it and it was in our price range and monthly payments.  We love it.   The kids love it too.
What a great month!
 So blessed with such great friends:)

 It really was a beautiful day to go to the zoo
 Oh yeah Ethan go glasses too.

 Eve loved the hippos
Love this van! Had all the bells and whistles we wanted and the color is what we liked too.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

January/February 2014

I must say January was the worst month for my family.  Lots of sickness and we usually don't get sick.  There was alot of snow and Whitney missed a bunch of days.  She had 3 weeks of Christmas vacation.  That's how bad it was.  Whit also played community basketball for 5th grade.  Genevieve had her 18 month check up.  She's coming along right around the curve of the growth chart.   She is growing up so fast.  I know I say that all the time but it's true.
February was a little better.  The kids still had a week where they were sick.  I even got sick and I hardly ever get sick.  Whitney got to participate the the pinewood derby with our cub scout group.  She didn't win, but I think she had the best car:)  Valentine's day wasn't anything special.  We took the kids out to dinner to Texas Roadhouse and gave them some candy.  Thom actually bought me some really nice earring.
Thom has started traveling for his job this month.  He got a promotion, so with that came some traveling, but it's not so bad.
 My Valentine cuties

 Dad helped with make her car
 Whit getting ready to race
 Her prize
 Whit decided she was ready for a hair cut, so we decided to donate the hair to locks of love

Stylin' Whit

Monday, January 27, 2014

Christmas 2013

Finally getting around to posting Christmas.  We stayed around home for the holidays.  The kids really liked their presents.  We loved the holidays, but I was ready for things to get back on schedule:)
 Opening Christmas Eve jammies from grandma
Eve opening her jammies
 Whitney reading a book that grandma gave her to the little ones
 Santa spoils

Friday, December 20, 2013

The first part of December 2013

The first 2 weeks of December are pretty hectic every year with Christmas parties and programs.  I also finished up Christmas shopping.  I have not been diligent in the picture taking department and when I sit down to blog I wish that I had taken more pictures.  Anyway we had our ward Christmas  party and our Relief Society one and they were great.  Whitney had her piano recital and she did very well.  Ethan had his preschool Christmas program and he was the wise man.  Ethan and Genevieve experienced their first snowman.  We had a family night where we went to the town square and saw Santa and then watched Frozen.  We really enjoy the holidays even if they do get hectic:)
 So proud of her....
 Eve wasn't afraid of Santa
Went to a friend's house so the kids could make gingerbread houses.  They has so much fun.
 Final product
 They really loved building a snowman
 My little wise man at his preschool program.


I have to be honest I did not take one picture on Thanksgiving.  I know I'm a terrible person.  I will just say we had a wonderful time.  We love watching the Macy's parade and Elf to kick off Christmas.  Whitney also had her 5th grade band and choir concert.  We also started a  new tradition with the Elf on the Shelf on Dec. 1st right after Thanksgiving.  the kids have had fun finding the elf and her antics.
 Whit plays the clairnet
They sang some pretty cool Glee version songs.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Geneieveve 15 month check up

My little one is getting so big! She is 30.25 inches tall (44.1%), weighs 21 1bs 10.7 ounces(31.39%) Head 48cm 94.71%.  What really stands out is how tall she has gotten.  She went from 18 percentile to 44 percentile, which means she grew like 2.5 inches in 3 months!!  She is such a joy in our lives and can't imagine her not in it.  She loves playing with her big brother, dancing to music, and cuddling with mom right before nap time.
She has been behind in walking and the dr. told me to take her to a physical therapist, but I decided to wait and sure enough she has started walking a week later.  All my kids were kinda behind in development.  I am truly blessed with 3 beautifully healthy babies:)

Halloween 2013

October has really been about Halloween.  Ethan has been obsessed with it.  For the whole month he kept asking me when it was time to Halloween (trick or treat).  Unfortunately our trick or treating was cancelled because of weather, so we went to Marine with Aunt Gina, Harley, and  Uncle Neal.  We had a break in the the weather, so it wasn't too bad when we went.  We went because the next day we were going to grandma and grandpa's house.

Down there we were able to go to their trunk or treat.  So the kids got a little more trick or treating time.  So glad Halloween is over! Just saying.....

 Pumpkin carving time!
Trunk or treat at our ward building
Eve helping with decorating our pumpkin
 Ewwww guts:)
Finished product
Ethan's preschool costume parade
Swinging with grandma down at their house
 Trunk or treat at grandma and grandpa's

 Ethan won best costume at grandma and grandpa's trunk or treat
Ready for trick or treating.....

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Grandparents weekend

Thom's parents came up  for the weekend to celebrate Whitney's birthday and to go to a Cardinal's game.  Gameday was hot hot hot!!, but we still had a great time.  We got Willie McGee jerseys give away at the park.  To top it off the Cards won, so that's always cool:)  We love when the grandparents come to visit.  We just wish it had been a longer visit.
Ethan makes such a cute Cardinal's fan.

Whitney's birthday

My oldest is now 11 years old and I don't know when she suddenly has become so grown up.  She is so helpful with the little ones and so independent.  She is wonderful and we love her.  She got a kindle fire for her birthday and a gift card to build-a-bear because she wants a my little pony stuff animal.  She also got to have her grandparents there for her birthday and the whole weekend.
 She loves adventure time, so I tried to make a cake like it.