Friday, May 22, 2009

How I love the Rain

We finally got some rain last night and this morning and  I love how it just turns everything so green and beautiful.  I wanted to show some pictures of our grapes that Chris is growing, we are so excited to try them.  This cool cactus flower wasn't open yesterday, it's so pretty!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

My little girl is all grown up!

Santan had its semi-formal dance last saturday and Sydney went with a bunch friends and then to a movie afterwards.  She had a great time and looked beautiful.  We are so proud of her and her accomplishments this year, she has excelled and made us very proud.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

My Wonderful Mother's Day!

I always look forward to the cute gifts I get each mother's day from the kids.  This year was especially great.  Sydney wrote me a beautiful letter, Zach made me a calendar with poems that he wrote for each month, Kyle made me a great magnet/clip holder for the fridge so I can clip papers and such to it, it was also adorned with his adorable picture.  Chloe got me anything and everything she could find, such as purses, jewelry, sleeping beauty dress and shoes (she tried to get me to wear them to church) and colored pictures.  Chris gave me a beautiful bouquet of flowers.  We sat in our big bed all morning eating Crispy Cream donuts and milk and playing games until it was time to get ready for church.  After church we went to my mom's and enjoyed a yummy dinner and mom gave each of the girls a cute beach bag and a cute platter.  I'm so grateful to be a mom, this is all I've wanted to be.  I truly find no greater joy than to be their mother and know that I can be with them forever.  They teach me so much and are great examples to me.  They make me laugh and cry and yes want to scream sometimes.  I love you Sydney, Zach, Kyle and Chloe and Chris thanks for a wonderful mothers day.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Father/Son Campout

The guys went up camping this past weekend and had a great time.  They ate a yummy stew, played tug of war, told scary stories, ate treats, and enjoyed a great time with friends.  Here are a few pictures.

Sydney The Superstar

Sydney decided to give track a shot this year and has done very well.  She has done events like the long jump, 2oo, and 4x100. She has also been playing soccer and has really enjoyed it, she has become a lean, athletic machine!  We are very proud of her.  You're a superstar Sydney!

Time to Catch Up

Easter was very fun for us this year, here are a few pictures of what the kids got and a picture of them before church.