Friday, 25 October 2013


These 3 boys belong to our friends, who also happen to be in our neighb.  We caught them today out on a walk & asked if we could join.  :)

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Date with my little man.

Taking advantage of L being at school & getting some one-on-one time with my bear.

Friday, 11 October 2013


We've all been fighting random sicknesses over the few months.  Hope you and yours are staying healthier than us.
Waiting for the doc to check out Lai right before we headed to my doc appt..

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

La escuela.

I don't get tired of this view every morning...
First school pic.  

Saturday, 5 October 2013


If you know Lai, you know she's slept with Lovie since she was tiny.  Well, she now has Lovie Blue and couldn't be more thrilled to have a Lovie on each side of her face as she sleeps.

Monday, 30 September 2013

Monday, 9 September 2013


Once again, this summer was filled with "HI DAN!", "Dan, can we deliver mail with you?", "Dan, can we sit in your mail truck for the millionth time?" "Dan, can we drive your mail truck again?" (don't ask - my lips are sealed...), "Dan, can we have this penny we found in your ashtray?" "Dan, here's another rock for your ashtray", "Dan, thanks for the special treats!" "Dan, can you eat lunch with us?"

Most neighborhoods know the mailman has arrived from the dogs barking or the gentle hum of their truck with mail doors squeaking opened & closed.  Our neighbors know he is here b/c of my kids greeting him from one block away.  "DAN'S HERE!!!!!!!!!"

We love Dan and feel blessed to have such a great guy paying us a visit each day.

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Babies everywhere!

We know 5 babies that were born this wkend, F-I-V-E!  One of which was my niece.  The kids had a great time meeting her - even though most of us were sick...

Welcome to the crazy fam-dam, GG! 

Friday, 6 September 2013

Meg's hitched!

I grew up with Megan.  And now, so has Laila.  Congrats to the beautiful bride and here's to a blessed future!

Not only did she get to celebrate this special marriage...  Ingi did her first sparkler!

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

First day of school.

It's been FOREVER since I've blogged & I'm not going to make any promises of a "summer recap" (for heaven's sake, I haven't even finished my Christmas Disney posts...) But, I thought I would at least throw out a few of these goodies for your entertaining pleasure...

My oldest started Kinder this month.  It just so happens that we get to go to the #1 elementary in our school district, she has one of the best teachers (so I hear) and it's like 5 feet away from our front door. Blessing, blessing, blessing.

First Day Eve:  an Open House / Meet the teacher / See where you sit / etc...

Drawing a picture of herself learning to ride a bike without training wheels for her teacher. 
Where she sits.  
First day:  (Kleenex box in hand)...

We captured every family combo imaginable:

Toes painted, braids in and giant (empty) backpack on.  Ready?  Go!  

Mother/daughty pedi's

Ms. C - always squatting down to be at eye-level with the kids.... 
Lining up just before a complete stranger Ms. C took her away from me us...  I was standing next to a very pregnant lady and we were both shedding tears.  To which she stated, "I'm pregnant (sniff, sniff) - what's your excuse (for all the tears)...?" 
It's my BABY - she'll now be in school the rest of her life...!  

Monday, 2 September 2013

Labor Day.

Today was a big day in our household... Lai had her first pedi AND she learned to ride a bike sans the training wheels.
In a skirt, no less... 
The cheering crew
They made a great team.  L maybe practiced 2 times this summer.  Tonight she decided she wanted to do it, and just went for it.  Atta girl!!!  

Wednesday, 31 July 2013


We finally can manage one full braid (vs. a few little ones).  This girl is growing like a weed and so is her hair...

Sunday, 14 July 2013


Happy 70th birthday to a wonderful grandfather to my children.

Friday, 12 July 2013

Family Day #4 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY Lai Lai!

Our sweetie is officially 5!  We spent this week's "family day" celebrating her at Remlinger Farms.  They have about 20 kids rides & various other things to do.
Our kids in front. 
Flying pumpkins
Spinning barrel (aka - not a ride your mama will do...)
Lunch time! 
Pic taken at 12:44 - the time she was born.  
Always holding hands.
And out.