Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter ~

Saturday, April 23, 2011

2nd Annual SS Easter Egg Hunt ~

Because of Soccer and Ball games, we didn't have quite as many this year as we did last year....but we still had just as much fun! After finding 730 Easter eggs (which happened in a matter of minutes), the kids got to fish, race and run wild. I had been praying that God give us good weather for today, and HE gave us great weather! We couldn't have had a more perfect day to celebrate Easter with friends!

Ella's Easter Party at MMO ~

She bounced herself to sleep....

Monday, April 4, 2011

February & March ~

Here I go again, trying to play "catch-up" on the blog! I keep telling myself I need to update it but unfortunatley the blog falls to the end of the list behind soccer practice, gymnastics, Dr. appointments, a husband and 3 kids! Hopefully I'll get better at balancing everything, including the blog, so I no longer have to cram two months worth of stuff into one post....we'll see! There have been a few significant things happen lately. The first being Jeb's 30th birthday on February 7th! If you know Jeb at all then you know that he wanted NOTHING special on his birthday.....not because he didn't want to recognize that he was actually turning 30, (like I'm going to be) but because that's just Jeb. His idea of "celebrating" is having dinner (at home) with me and the girls and maybe a cake....maybe. But 30's a big deal and I couldn't just let this milestone birthday go by without doing something. So.......I hired a Marilyn Monroe impersonator (who happened to be about 60) to surprise him at the pharmacy and sing "Happy Birthday"! Everyone that he worked with knew about it but he had absolutely no clue. The pictures are priceless! It was definitely the best money I've ever spent...ever! Happy 30th Birthday, Jeb

Not too long after Jeb's birthday, came our anniversary. On March 17th we celebrated our 10 year anniversary! It's so hard to believe that it's been that long since we were doesn't feel like a decade has passed (which is a good thing)! Thinking back to that first year of marriage I would have never guessed that we would be where we are today. Looking back, there were so many things that happened (or didn't happen) that we just couldn't understand.....things we prayed for and just knew were what we needed, that didn't happen. Now, it's so obvious that GOD had us on a very specific path.....why some prayers were answered and some were not (or so we thought). I guess when you're talking about spending the rest of your life with someone, 10 years is really not that long. However, when you start off like we did.....with every odd stacked against us and every statistic saying we wouldn't make be here, 10 years, 3 kids and 1 doctorate degree later, is a huge success! I couldn't imagine spending the past 10 years....or the next 100....with anyone else!

Edee has also hit a couple of big "milestones" lately. It's so hard to believe she is already 5 months old! She's growing so fast and, being the last child, we're trying to soak up every smile and cry! She starting eating solid foods and LOVES it...just like the rest of us! She's become a lot more playful and interactive, especially with Emma and Ella. Emma is a huge help, as always, and Ella loves to play with her. She thinks Edee is "soooo funny"....unless she's crying....then Ella will yell from the playroom "EDEE...BE QUIET! I trying to watch Dora!" Both girls have adjusted so well to having Edee here and we're finally getting into a fairly smooth routine. Maybe now I'll find a little more time to update this blog.