Tuesday, November 5, 2013

My nine year old

This past Saturday, we had a Despicable Me party for Mike! Can't believe he is NINE!!!!
Here he is REALLY excited about his cake!!
In the Box of Shame
Cousin Brody with the piƱata remnants on his head!

Aaron doing the Uncle Rico in the box!

                                                                                             Opening presents

Today is his official birthday. I can't believe this is his last year in the single digits! Makes me realize that I need to make more of an effort to create memories like these! We had a blast!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Family Photos 2013

In September, we decided to take a shot at taking our own family photos and we love them!
Here's one of our little family!!!

Here's me and Mike! He loves his momma (and he likes taking pictures; Aaron, not so much!!)!

Brotherly love!! My little Aaron and Mike!

This is my favorite pose of the day : "The Uncle Rico". I wanted to make this our family picture, but Adam was resistant. ;)

Just a fun one of Aaron!

We had a fun time taking pics and every time we do, I see how FAST my boys are growing!! Aaron just entered Kindergarten and Mike's in THIRD grade!! Time goes too fast!!! But life is good and we are blessed and I can't ask for anything more than that!!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day!! This year, we are on a shoe-string budget, so we made all of our gifts to our favorite Dad!!
All these ideas I found on Pinterest!! I love it!
Below is my favorite!! Just printed of the letter, added the pictures and laminated! So cute!

And here's Mike's footprints with a cute poem I found on using google!

And then there's Aaron's!

And last but not least, is a printable from www.lilluna.com that was offered for Father's Day for FREE!! Awesome!

We had a very low key, laid back Father's Day!! It's raining, so we are staying indoors and watching some movies, and a nap may be involved!! 

Have a great day!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Backyard Campout!!!

This past Saturday night, we had our first family, backyard campout of 2013!! It was SOOO fun! We watched Napoloen Dynamite until it got dark out (our families favorite movie right now!) and then we went out to do the glow-in-the-dark sand they got for Christmas!!
Ain't it cool!?!? The pictures are a little blurry but cool nonetheless!!
The orange and blue were Aaron's colors!

The green and blue were Mike's colors!

Then just a pic inside the tent with Dad!!

And one with me! Oh Aaron is always being silly!

If you couldn't tell, I can't wait for the fun of summer to be in full swing! The warm nights, lightning bugs, cook outs, swimming at the lake, long days and days off school! Oh summer should come more than once a year!!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Baseball and Earth Day

Baseball started this weekend for my nephews Brian and Brody! I love it! It was SOOO cold on Saturday! We froze our tails off!
Below is a picture of Brody playing short stop! He was fun to watch! He got two hits and he struck out once! He did great!

Below is my oldest nephew Brian! He played first base! He was too cool to turn and say hi. Must be the almost twelve year old in him!

Today we celebrated Earth Day by making a fun little craft. Aaron is working hard!!

And there's Mike, trying to get done as quickly as he can! Then, when he was finished, he asked me if we could do another project!?!? Oh kids!

Mike's finished project!

Aaron's finished project!
We are having a great day and enjoying slightly warmer weather here! Grass is cut, weed wacker is broken, but other than that, it's a good day!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

We Made It!!!

We made it to the temple! It was PERFECT! The weather was gorgeous, the tulips were in full bloom and the Spirit was felt so strongly! It was the best experience going through with my mom for her first time!

Aunt Lauren watched the boys while we went in! Below is a pic (sorry it's sideways!) of Adam, Lauren, Mike and Aaron.

The next picture is of the couple missionaries who went with us. They are amazing people!

The last picture is my family! We had a great time!
With all that happened leading up to our trip, I honestly didn't think we would make it! But we did and I am happy! I just hope my momma's poor arm will heal and that we will make it back very soon!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

I Love to See the Temple

On Saturday, the Hubby, my mom and I will be going to the temple! I am soooo excited! This will be my mom's FIRST time and I am thrilled for her! The hubby and I haven't been there since we were married. :( But at least we made some changes and we are going now!
Below is a picture of my family, with my mom and the elders! The second elder from the left is one of the elder's that taught my mom! He's awesome!
I am excited to go and for my kids to experience the temple grounds! This will be Aaron's first time! So, we have a lot of catch up to do!
Got lots to do today! So nice out!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Happy Easter

Easter was a great time for us this year! We celebrated a lot and made wonderful memories!
Below is a picture taken at my oldest brothers house the Sunday before Easter, which is when we celebrated with my family. My niece and nephew spent Easter day with their mom so we made our celebration early!! I LOVED my dress (my mom made it!!!!)! And me and all my boys wore purple! My hubby was a little concerned, but he looked great!
On Wednesday, March 27, we were the hosts to a missionary who was making his way home! He stayed with his mom and stepdad and we had a nice visit! He helped teach my mom the missionary discussions! He's awesome!
On Easter Sunday, we had the privilege of hosting all four of the missionaries and the senior missionary's daughter, husband and son. We had a BLAST!!! Laughing and making memories! That's what it's all about!!
I am hoping for spring here in PA and from the looks of the next two weeks, I may get my wish!!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Eight is Great!!!!!

On Januray 12, 2013, these two special little boys were baptized members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints!!
Brody (left) and Micahel turned 8 at the end of last year and couldn't wait for the big day!!!

Below is a picture of my mom, who was baptized last February, with her two grandsons!
As you can see, she is a proud grandma!!

The next picture is of Michael's other grandma, her friend, my husband Adam and Michael!

Below is a picture of most of the kiddos that attended their baptism!

The next is my husband getting ready to baptize the boys and I snuck in this pic!!

Here is Michael's Aunt Lauren, Pap, my husband and Mike, again!

The last picture is my favorite! I walked into where they were filling up the font, and this is what I saw. These innocent precious children, watching in anticipation for the font to fill. Don't know why, but it brought me to tears!
We had a fun day, filled with friends and family! I wish I would have taken a picture of the food table and decorations! I don't know what I was thinking!!!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day, wherever you are! (Because in PA, it's FREEZING!!!!!!)