Tuesday, December 16, 2014


 We have a photo up with all 8 of us!

Baby E is almost 10 months so this has been a long time coming.

We got photos done when he was first born but I never got them printed for the wall.

I've been a little busy.

What a difference two years can make!




I also replaced the canvas of EJ"s side of the family.  I was excited to have the babies in the picture but sad to say goodbye to the picture of Grandma.  She is at home with Jesus now.



Sunday, December 14, 2014

A little late there Sis

Family photographs are tricky.

There is always at least one child who refuses to smile.

It is usually the 2 year old.

This year it was Miss Ruthie's turn.

Her Auntie deemed it the "year of the grumpy princess."

She was no fun.

Today I got the big print of our family picture.

She looked at it and said, "Mommy, next time I will smile."

Then she decided to practice.

"See, Mom, I was sad right there."

Just look at this precious girl.

This sweet smile would have been lovely in our photo.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Q lost his first tooth!

Someone is sporting a brand new smile!

That's right!  This 4 year old lost his first tooth.

He was so proud to collect his $1 reward from Daddy!

You are growing up Mr. Q!  
This new smile looks great on you!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

B's 9th Birthday

Happy Birthday B man!

Lego sets make this guy happy.

We are so proud to be his parents.  We thank God for giving us such a precious gift.  It has been a joy to watch him grow and change.  It is hard to believe that he is 9 years old. It took my breath away when I realized that we are half way through his growing up years.  Be still my heart.  

Papa and Grandma

Grammy and Pop

Friday, November 28, 2014

Christmas Lights & The Front Porch

No project would be complete around here without little helpers. (Baby D and Lil' Ruthie were napping while this excitement was going on.)

(The awesome photographs were taken by W)

Front Porch before and after.

Christmas Tree Farm

Our annual trip to the Christmas Tree Farm was today. B kept the video camera rolling and and W took pictures like a wild man. I wish I had taken a picture of him with the camera. He got some excellent shots.

Clark Griswold aka EJ always picks the tallest tree he can find! A woman watching him pick this one said, "Does it come with a squirrel included?"

Papa and Grandma picked out their tree too. Papa cut it down and then the big boys helped carry it to the barn.

The photographer's feet with the Santa bench.

Look at that sweet face.

She was watching Daddy pick out the tree. Do you suppose she was wondering how it was going to fit in the house?

The baby boys. They are way too cute in their hats and mittens! They were not impressed but I was.