Sunday, March 11, 2018

The new look

We have a very handsome young man with a new look!  He was not excited about the thought of glasses but once he got them, he really liked them :)

Monday, February 26, 2018

Lake Michigan

We went to a conference up in Michigan and the kids wanted to go see Lake Michigan!  It was a cold, cold day but they enjoyed running in the sand and we saw a lighthouse in the distance. 

Monday, February 19, 2018

Birthday pic

We had another birthday!  Our girl turned 4!  She greets me every morning with a huge hug and loves her baby sister.  Her older, almost 6 yr old, sister is her best buddy.  She loves playing with doll babies and star wars characters.  In fact, the other kids had a hoot getting her some stuffed Star Wars figures as her gifts this year (see pic below).  She is a precious girl.  We love you so much!

Friday, January 26, 2018

Birthday pic

Our girl turned 15 at the beginning of the month!  Hard to believe we will have sweet 16 next year!
This year she started high school, finally got her braces, and has been babysitting her siblings.  She loves to write stories and is currently writing a 10 book novel series.  She enjoys drawing people and has really created her own individual style for her characters.  I'll have to post some to show you.  I think she will be a world traveler when she gets older...she loves studying maps and places. 
Happy birthday to our firstborn!  We love you.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Birthday pics

A month late, but here are the birthday pics of our now 8 year old!  She had a Belle themed party and her little sisters got in on all the fun as well.  What 3 beautiful princesses I have!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Dolly and Molly's new kids

Dolly's babies born December 8.  Two males, Jacob and Esau.  She rejected Esau about an hour after he was born, so he's been in the garage.  We are milking Dolly every morning (and sometimes evening) and giving him a bottle 5 times a day right now.  Hubby built me a milking stall today which is going to be a big help!!!

Molly had her babies this morning while the kids had their dentist appointments.  I can't believe I missed BOTH births!!  Molly had a boy and girl.  Still working on names for them.  The one with white is the male and the brown in the female.

Friday, December 1, 2017

She's 1

Happy First Birthday to our girl!!   Thanksgiving Day was a time of thankfulness and celebration this year.  How quickly this year has gone by!  Here are a few of her birthday pictures.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Photo shoot

This little gal was just too cute today not to take a quick photo shoot!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

10 month update

A little late on her 10 month update but here it is:
18.5 lbs
starting her first solid food (prunes, sweet potato, squash, blueberry, apple, pear)
gets into standing position (but cries because she can't figure out how to get back down)
5 teeth, 6th visible
favorite word: dada
loves to cover her face and play peek-a-boo
crawling, sitting, clapping, smiling, laughing

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Birthday pic

 Our boy turns 10 this week!!  The double digit birthday!  While at the Ark, we took his birthday pic for the year.  It's funny to look back through pictures of him in years past because he doesn't change much at all.
 He is very diligent with his school work, he looks up to his older brother, he is a little comedian, sensitive, loves being outside, not as much of a reader as his 2 older siblings, enjoys setting up army men bases and acting things out, still into Star Wars, and just a lovable boy :)  Happy birthday!

Monday, September 11, 2017


Finally made it to the Ark!  The kiddos were sure happy to get to see it (and have a day off school!)  Made for a nice field trip :)