Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas card shots

It definitely wasn't easy, but I think we got some good shots for the Christmas card. Only 2 children were crying, mom yelled a little, and dad only swore once. Ironically, our cards say Peace, Joy and Love.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Fall Fun

All dressed up.

2 skeletons figuring out the ipad.

Brave Gabe!

Handsome guys.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Gabey is 5!

We had a great day at the beach and tubing for Gabe's birthday. As you can see from the pictures, the dad's had as much fun as the kids. Gabe loved it all, especially the cake.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

A Day at the Beach

We had a great family day at Lake Ripley! Mark taught the kids to snorkle, and Gabe absolutely loved it. They swam and swam, and built mansions in the sand. I don't want summer to end!

Saturday, July 24, 2010


Feel the power!

He's got it in turbo-mode.

I think I may know why he has some fielding problems.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Madison Zoo

Fun day at the zoo!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Garrison is singing his version of the ABC's. We were driving back from Iowa.


These are from the 4th of July celebration in Iowa. Garrison seems thrilled to meet Captain Jack Sparrow!

Monday, April 5, 2010


Egg hunt.

We had a crazy Spring Break, but still nice to have time off. Gracie and I surprised mom in Idaho, but she got the stomach flu and was deathly ill half the time. Mark stayed home with the boys, until his parents got 4 feet of water in their basement. Then they drove to Iowa to help. We were all reunited by Easter.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Garrison's 2nd birthday

Garrison enjoyed his birthday, especially the cake! He is sometimes the most clever, smart toddler ever, and at other times a tantrum-throwing 2 year old. He loves Mickey Mouse, his brother Gabe, his "bllluuuue blllankey" and the book Mr. Brown Can Moo.

Gracie, Maya, and Ellie had fun at the party, too.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Gabe's theatrical debut

You have those moments when your children, who you have always thought were amazing, do something incredible you never expected. Gabe can be such a shy child, and to my knowledge has never wanted to be in front of a crowd. At preschool, they were putting on a play, Stone Soup. We were excited to see it, and knew even if Gabe refused to go on stage it would be very cute. What we didn't realize was that he had one of the main roles. He sang and acted and was quite a little ham. Mark and I kept looking at each other in shock. We really have to thank Mrs. Scholl (or super-teacher as we refer to her). Only she could have brought this out in him! I wish you all could have been there!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

My love of "Dancing with the Stars" has had a positive effect on the children!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

This is Grace waiting for her concert to begin. She did such a great job. She is getting bolder and more confidents all the time (last year she looked a little scared through the whole thing).
Garrison is enjoying some holiday bologna. He is still a wild child. It is a little scary to me that our genetic child seems the most crazy!
Two happy brothers!

Okay, I know the holidays are long past, but these are so cute I had to include them. It's been a while since some of you have had children of the age to write to Santa, so you may have forgotten how adorable those letters are.