Thursday, January 15, 2015

Q is 5 today!

Q is so much fun!

He lives big.

Big smiles.

Big voice.

Big moves.

Big heart.

He runs on high all day and sleeps hard at night.

Our world is better because Q is in it.

What a joy and a gift.

We love you Q!

Happy Birthday Little Man.

5 looks good on you!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

The Barn House

EJ has been dreaming about building a house on his family land ever since he was a little boy.

It is a beautiful place.

The time is finally right.

We are making plans to move to the land.

We have a master plan for the land but we need to take it step by step.

After much deliberation we have decided to build our barn first.

Think more "shop" than traditional barn.  This is an image I found online that helps me imagine it.

A portion of the barn will be our living quarters.

We will move to the land once the Barn House is complete.

That will give us a front row seat for the building of the "Big House."

We are all excited for this new adventure.

That's right.

We are going to move all eight of us into a barn.

Don't feel sorry for us.

Think super cute barn apartment.

My mind is reeling with all the details.

Pinterest and I are working hard on it.

Stay tuned.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year!

This group partied hard until 9pm.

That's right.

We are wild and crazy!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas 2014

Needless to say, they are really excited!

The Christmas PJs are on.

Christmas cookies have been consumed.

Visions of Sugarplums are now dancing in their heads.

Stockings are ready.

The gifts are under Daddy's massive Clark Griswold tree.

Merry Christmas friends!


Thursday, December 18, 2014

10 months and 15 months

Baby E is 10 months.

Baby D is 15 months.

It is so hard to get a picture of both of them.  They are just way too busy to slow down.  Their Daddy had to help me by holding them.

My plan was to get an adorable picture of them on their new baby bikes.  They love them.  Can't you tell?

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.