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Saturday, June 8, 2013

Graduates and Lots More...

Well, I guess it's time for my semi-annual blog post!  That's about all I ever seem to write on here anymore but I do read others blogs regularly!  Since the last time I posted here, we celebrated lots...Peter's 5th Gotcha Day in January, a very cold Easter(can you see the snow in the window reflection?),
Peter's 6th birthday-he celebrated with lots of friends at an indoor trampoline park,
a fun vacation to Cancun, Mexico where we met new friends who were in Guatemala the same time as us 5 years ago adopting their son...and it turns out we live 20 minutes from them, right here in MN...traveled to another country and met someone from our own backyard!

At least we got away from this for a week...wasn't it a LONG cold winter??!!

Taylor was in her cousin's wedding in May...what a beautiful bridemaid she was!
My babies are growing up!  Taylor just graduated from high school 2 weeks ago!  She chose to be home schooled over the past 2 years after a difficult few years at our local high school.  She took her classes mostly on computer and once a week attended a homeschool high school co-op where she met some super neat friends!  The co-op does a beautiful meaningful graduation ceremony which Taylor was a part of.  Big difference in grad class sizes...hers was 30 students versus our local high school which graduated 600+ kids this year!  I realize home schooling isn't for everyone but it was a great fit for Taylor!

Taylor was able to do a one-week missions trip to Mexico over spring break this year.  She fell in love with the children in the orphanage there and now will be going back for 5 months with YOUTH WITH A MISSION.  I am so proud of her! She has such a heart for serving others and God has big plans for her life.

Not only did my oldest graduate, but my youngest just graduated from kindergarten this week!  He attends a Spanish Immersion school and is really picking up the language well!

Here are Ricky and Greta this week on their last day of 5th's off to middle school for my twins this fall!

And one of Ricky at a firefighter clinic he attended recently...this is his goal in life to become a fireman so this clinic was AMAZING for him!
Well, sorry for the picture overload but when I only post once every 5 months or so, there's lots of catch up on!  Hopefully our cool, wet Minnesota weather will turn and we will finally warm up so we can enjoy summer here and at the lake!

Friday, December 28, 2012


Eleven years ago today, these two precious babies made their way into the month early.  Happy birthday to my sweet, sassy, beautiful, smart twins, Ricky and Greta!!

Friday, December 21, 2012

 Merry Christmas from my family to yours!!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Head over to Sox That Rock on Facebook to enter for a chance to win ALL of these items...I am giving away TONS of awesome prizes this week as a way of saying THANK YOU to my customers and fans!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


Today is World Down Syndrome Day.  I wanted to post a picture of our special little man with the designer "genes"...Ricky!  He continues to amaze us daily with his humor, intelligence and love of life!  Ricky is doing so well in school, has amazing friends who look out for him("my boys" as he refers to them), and is reading so well!  I especially love when he reads books to his little brother now and even tries to teach Peter how to's funny to watch that!  Ricky's smile lights up the room where ever he goes...don't you agree??!!

We have a future pilot in our family...maybe.  Hannah got to take her first flight with the Civil Air Patrol unit that she is a member of and actually took the controls and flew the plane for a while.  She thought it was pretty exciting...we are very proud of her!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Green Eggs...

And Ham...we LOVE this book and all Dr. Seuss books for that matter!  What better way to celebrate what would have been Dr. Seuss's 108th birthday but with green eggs and ham for breakfast!  The kids loved it and Ricky even said, "I do so love green eggs and ham!"

I even have some great Dr. Seuss items in my etsy shop in honor of the day!

Peter wanted to make a birthday cake to celebrate but we settled for Dr. Seuss brownies with green frosting!

Have a wonderful weekend!