Saturday, April 21, 2018


Enjoyed a nice family day out on Friday to the zoo.  It was the first time for our 3 youngest.  What a fun day!

someone was unhappy because she had just fallen
and put a hole in her tights

going for a train ride through the zoo

Friday, April 6, 2018

Hike at the Falls

Went on a family field trip yesterday and enjoyed a good hike and some fresh air!

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.