Friday, January 20, 2012

Another move!!!

    Chris has been given a promotion at his job! We are so proud of him. It entails a 10% pay increase and they are paying for our MOVE. Yup, that is right. We are moving AGAIN! The good thing is his company is paying for the move this time also so that takes a lot of the stress off. Also we are only moving 3 hours from where we are now which will put us just about an hour from both of our families. After living 900 miles from the for 2 years and now 250 miles from them it will be a welcome change. The kids are excited to live closer to Grandma and Grandpa!

The only downfall is he takes his new position in only 2 weeks. Not enough time. The kids and I will probably stay here until we find a home. I am a little nervous about being here with the kids alone for a long period of time but it will all be worth it in the end!

God is Good!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

2011 Recap!

We have had one big crazy year. It is hard to believe in just a few short months the kids will be 4 years old. They are growing up so fast. I am very thankful for all of the great experiences that we have shared this past year. It has been at times a very stressful hectic every changing year but we have also had the best time sharing some of our favorite thing with the kids. They are finally old enough to enjoy so much more!

In February we packed up and moved over 900 miles for Daddy's new job. We loved living in Alabama but we had to do what was best longterm for our family.

In April Sean was climbing out of his bed and he broke his arm. Poor Seany. He handled it VERY well!!

Mother's Day 2011. This day is a very special day for me. The celebration of the awsome kids that made me a Mother.

The gang turned 3 years old. They LOVE Toy Story...still do. We watch it at least once a week. Their Toy Story Birthday Party was an absolute hit.

Many trips to the local zoo and countless rides on the train. This quickly became our family favorite for the summer.

Several trips to the beach...our FAVORITE place!!

St. Joseph, MI Splash Pad, this was a HUGE Splash Pad for the whole family.

Our trip to Gulf Shores to soak up the sun and spend some much needed time with family and friends!

Celebrating the birth of Jesus!

When I look back at this year I am reminded of how blessed we are. God has provided our every need!!

We are looking forward for another AWSOME year!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year!

The kids played in the snow for the first time in their lives! Can you see the excitement on their sweet little faces?
Four kids, four snow bibs, four coats, four pairs of gloves, four hats, and four pairs of boots. Need I say more? Let's just say it took several minutes to get everyone bundled  up and ready!

Merry Christmas!

We all woke up on Christmas morning and started the day reading the Christmas Story. Then the kids got their stockings.

We put all their presents downstairs in the playroom so we could do breakfast and have a close to normal morning before the chaos of gifts began. The girls loved their pink castle and the boys their Thomas tent!
Sean and Sophia playing with the baby center. These gifts were not wrapped so the kids played for a while before they started openning the rest.

The girls both have a new Lil' Dolly Doll with a matching dress for them. They probably won't get to wear them until Spring.

All four kids love their new robs. They still wear them everyday. Edi tries to sleep in hers.

It was a great morning the kids played and we all just relaxed and enjoyed every minute. This is the first Christmas that they are starting to understand. It is amazing to experience life through the eyes of four kiddos. We have been BLESSED beyond our imagination!
God is soooo Good!

Christmas Eve

The kids each received new pajamas and new nightlights on Christmas Eve. It has been our tradition for many years to get new pajamas on Christmas Eve, we have continued this tradition with our children.

After returning home from Church Service we read the Christmas Story and it was jammy time!