Friday, April 26, 2013

Easter Sunday

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Easter was really fun this year!  I’m not sure why I only have a picture of Madeline with her Easter basket.  Oh well!! The kids were so excited to get their Easter baskets the Easter Bunny left them!  After church and naps we went to our neighbor’s Becky & Ryan for an Easter egg hunt and seriously a feast of delicious foods!  It was super fun!  These are all the kids in our cul de sac!!! We definitely have a crew over here.  It is such a blessing!

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Jack 4 yrs.

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Madeline dressing up as a fireman!  Madeline is not just “all girl” that’s for sure!!!

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Brennan (1 yr.)  and walking!!!

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Madeline almost 3!!!!

Monday, April 22, 2013


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We had visitors!!!! Mary, Matt, Emma, Joseph, Nana & Pop Pop came to visit!  We had such a good time despite the fact that the stomach bug went through everyone while they were here! We still managed to enjoy each other's company though!
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Look at that big brother and big sister watching out for their little brother…so sweet!
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My Jack is turning five this summer and going to kindergarten in the fall.  I’m not ready.
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Brad just finished his oral boards!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Seriously since I’ve been with Brad he’s always been studying.  Playing the guitar, watching the kids play, driving in the car, at the beach, at the playground, watching evening tv, you name it…ALWAYS A BOOK IN HIS HAND.  THIS WIFE IS OVER IT…and I am so happy for him to be able to just enjoy life without thinking about studying.  He doesn’t have to take another test for 10 years.  WOW.  He actually gets his scores back in JUNE…I don’t doubt that he passed, but I guess the real relief for him will come when he reads PASS on his results!
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Emma & Joseph…these kids are so sweet and awesome!  I hope I can raise kids like them!  Doesn’t Madeline resemble Emma?
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Nana with her babies…so happy : )
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Friday, April 12, 2013

Spring to summer…

The sun is shining, and we are starting to spend our afternoons outside again!  I love being outside with my kids!

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Madeline was giving her babies a bath in the water table!

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And this little monkey…he will for sure keep me on my toes this summer! 

For Easter my Mom came to visit…It was wonderful to have her here.  My kids missed her so much.  Before she came Jack told her on the phone that she could ask the guys to build her a house next to us!  (We have a lot of construction going on around our house, so surely they could build a house for MiMi, right!")  That would be dreamy : )

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Brennan has learned to climb up the stairs to the top of the swing set…and he has no fear in sliding down!

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Neither does MiMi!!!

                           Our MiMi is awesome you know…

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Look at him…he makes me so nervous! He’s pretty good at this feat though! 

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When spring turns to summer….I am filled with so much happiness, but my heart aches as I start to relive the last few months of my Dad’s life…and the worst months of mine.  He started getting so obviously close to death around now…we were so confused and couldn’t process what was happening…and it just all kept happening. 

I don’t think any of us can wrap our brains around the fact that he is not here anymore.  Having my Mom here without him was gut wrenching.  It’s been 2 years and 8 months, and the pain is still as deep as before.  Thank goodness for my Mom & my sisters & brother & Brad & these amazing children!  They are my sunshine!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Brennan turns 1!

My baby turned 1 on March 19, 2013.  Seriously….I can’t believe it! 

We celebrated my favorite way… 

It was simple.

                We were surrounded by close friends.

                                                          And we laughed a lot.

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Brad’s version of a quick bath after cake!  Brennan loved it!

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We have the best neighbors!  We are so thankful…

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And Mr. Dylon is the best tickler!

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Brennan is 1 now, and he’s walking!  He is into EVERYTHING.  He is fearless…but cautious.  He is so funny & we can’t get enough of his little raspy voice!  He doesn’t sleep through the night because I spoil him…but who cares…he’s my last baby and I can do what I want.  He loves to climb up to the top of our swing set and slide down…it scares me to death.  He will eat anything.  He loves to play in Jack’s room with all his toys.  Brennan is one loved little guy around here!  We are so thankful for such a fun little healthy buddy!