Monday, January 25, 2010

Birthday Girl!

We have a four-year-old girl in our home...

Doesn't she look so big?
Thank you, Martens Family, for the darling shirt!

She wanted a Hello Kitty party
(which Faith pronounces as "Hallow Kitty).

"Hot Kitty" - a game like Hot Potato.

Lots of Cake & Ice Cream

Fun Preasents

Coloring Fun

My sweetest girl!

Birthday Kiss!

It's official - I need a new camera!  I'm really counting on some other good pics from my Mother's camera...thank you, Mother!

Four years makes a big difference - Faith: January 24, 2006

Faith Helen, 7 lb, 3 oz.

Faith was excited from her party and stayed up till 10:30 watching her birth video with was so fun!

Friday, January 22, 2010

A Journey of Faith

I was looking through Faith's baby books last night (I always do this around birthday time). I'm so grateful for our sweet girl who is about to turn four! - so hard to believe that! Her party is this weekend and I'll post lots of photos, I'm sure!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


It was warm enough to play outside for the past couple of days!  Look, Caleb even has bare feet (he isn't keen on keeping his shoes & socks).

And Nana is in town this week, so she came to read a bedtime story.

We are busy planning Faith's Hello Kitty party for this Sunday - I can't believe she is almost four years!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

It's snowing again...

RIGHT NOW!  Out my window the flurries that the weatherman predicted this morning are lasting longer than any of us thought they would...we're just back to school today and I'm anxious for the 50 degree day predicted for Friday!  Still, the snow is pretty and fun...if I don't have to leave my house!

We don't own a sled, but we do own a body board from trips to the worked!  Jake loved it down the driveway but Faith preferred tasting the snow. 

Mike and I witnessed the end of KU's undefeated streak...

But we still had a great time!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Our New Year Journey...

I took the children to visit our family in Missouri for
our last holiday hurrah.
We hit the Incredible Pizza Company with our crowd.

The competition was intense.

The fun was evident.

Look, no hands!

Cool Rider

Happy New Year!

Oh wait, more Christmas...

We enjoyed lots of of fun things together...


puppy love,


family love,

family competition,

joined by grandma!

Jake and great Grandma.

serious Wii intensity.

Sleepover Style with Grandma.

Grandma & Me.

We visited Nana & Papa's temporary apartment.

Also visited Bass Pro Shop

We loved this giant fireplace!

The fish and wildlife were so exciting!

There is always lots to do at the cousins house...

Faith became a diva!

Jake loved all the action items.

It was fun to just be together!

There is nothing like having a sister!

And if you think this picture looks fun, you would have enjoyed the 12 hour ride with 3 chidlren!

Thank you, Lord for safety and built-in DVD's!

Monday monring when I got back into the van for work...I had a totally flat tire.  I'm so grateful it didn't happen along our way home!  I took more than 300 photos on our 5-day trip, and I hope you enjoyed this sampling of our action.

Happy New Year!

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