Wednesday, October 19, 2011


IMG_7164  Tate’s baseball team played in a tournament this past weekend and won 1st place.  So proud of these boys for working so hard.  :)


Tate and one proud Daddy


Tate and Kyle

Monday, September 19, 2011

Happy #3!

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Happy Birthday, Lyla-Bug! 

What a blessing you are to us. 

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**Photos by Aunt Laci  :)***

Monday, August 22, 2011

Kindergarten….here we come!!!!


Thumbs up for a great year!!

 IMG_7103 Handsome boy all ready to go!IMG_7104 IMG_7105 

Pretty little lady…excited to start school IMG_7107   


They are in the same class, but at different tables…

don’t they look so big????  IMG_7111

First Day of School poem

They started school this morning,
And they seemed so very small.
As I walked there beside them
In the Kindergarten hall.

And as they took their place beside
the others in the class,
I realized how all too soon
Those first few years can pass.

Remembering, I saw them as
They first learned how to walk.
The words that we alone made out
When they began to talk.

These little angels so much absorbed
In learning how to read and write.
It seems as though they must have grown
To childhood overnight.

My eyes were blurred by hastily
I brushed the tears away
Lest by some word or sign of mine
I mar their first big day.

Oh how I longed to stay with them
And keep them by the hand
To lead them through the places
That they couldn’t understand.

And something closely kin to fear
Was mingled with my pride.
I knew they would no longer be
The babies by my side.

But they must have her chance to live,
To work their problems out,
The privilege to grow and learn
What life is all about.

And I must share my little angels
With friends and work and play;
Their not babies  anymore –
They’re in Kindergarten today.


Comforting to know they are walking in with their best buddy!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Sneak Peak…

Someone had their dance rehearsal tonight… IMG_6576-1

She did great on the stage, just hope she performs for the real show too!  :)

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Emmy’s rehearsal is next week…stay tuned!

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Owen’s Farm

This week, Tate and Emmy went on a field trip to Owen’s Farm. 

It was a fun day! IMG_6269IMG_6344 IMG_6314  IMG_6265IMG_6398IMG_6394

Monday, May 02, 2011


Today I am thankful for these 3 rays of sunshine… IMG_6164 IMG_6259IMG_6182

Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter 2011

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Our “extras”

With three kids, there is a lot of running from here to there between swim, dance, baseball and school we have quite the packed calendar lately.  Emmy is taking swim lessons twice a week, plus dance class once a week.  Tate is now practicing baseball once a week (well, 7x a week if you count the Daddy/Tate practices in the backyard every evening) with games every Saturday.  And Lyla is in dance once a week.  So, that is a lot of running from here to there, but I wouldn’t change it for the world!  :)  Here are some pics from our “extras” the past few weeks.

IMG_6013-1Em LOVES swim class…it is just hard to get good pics through the glass from where the parents watch.

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  IMG_5998-1Daddy and Tate


Tate and Mommy


And Miss Lyla, who is a good sport about being at all the practices.  :)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Just some random pics from my camera, now that I have finally downloaded pics from the beginning of the year.  :)IMG_5992-1

Harper and Emmy before one of their sleepovers.


The girls on New Year’s Eve


Em enjoying some candy at one of Tate’s basketball games.


Lyla getting a little taste of snow.


Maggie and LylaIMG_5854-1

Intentionally not looking at the camera…stinkers!


Blowing some bubbles before enjoying the hot tub.

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The big kids taking a break from swimming in the hot tub.


Having a snack with cousin Kate