Saturday, May 19, 2018

Happy Birthday Madalyn!!!

I still can not get over that my little tiny baby is 11!  Everyone always tells you that time flies and they will be big before you know it, and it's so true.  Madalyn has changed the most I feel over the past year.  She is such a help, has a softness that never existed before, but still has that "Don't mess with me attitude."  She has a huge heart and tries hard to understand all that goes on around her.  Happy Birthday Madalyn!  I love you!!!

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Happy Birthday to a super special woman!

Honestly I'm not sure what I would do without my 2nd mom!  She is always a phone call away and willing to spend time with the girls.  She has taught them skills I can't and they often ask to go there to spend time with her.  She raised an amazing man, who I love to pieces!  I'm so thankful for her and today is her BIRTHDAY!  Happy birthday Mom!  I hope you had an amazing day, you deserve it!

Friday, May 4, 2018


I can't believe we have a 13 year old in our house this morning!  Marissa make me feel blessed to be a Mom.  She is one amazing TEENAGER...I can't believe that applies to her now!  LOL  So many changes have been thrown at her this past year, and she has taken it all with no problem.  Her heart is amazing and I'm so grateful for the compassion that she has!  She is an amazing big sister, who is always willing to lend a helping hand.  Marissa has become quite the baker this year!  Happy birthday to my 1st baby!  I'm so proud of you!

Still looks up to her Aunt Laurie today <3

I forgot about this of my all time favorites!

Nothing much has changed here...

These two are still inseparatable!  


She still loves her animals!

She was so little!!!

She has turned into a beautiful young lady! :)

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Extremely meaningful gift...

Doug got me a necklace this past month that means the world to me.  It has disks with all the kiddos that we have had the honor of being a part of their lives.  I love getting up in the morning, putting it on, and praying for each kiddo.  

 I couldn't get a great picture of it, but this is what it actually looks like!

Monday, March 19, 2018

The new baker in the house....

Every Saturday, Marissa has been getting busy in the kitchen.  We usually get to try out a new recipe of some sort.  We've had applesauce muffins, apple fritter bread, old fashioned donut bread...I can't remember what else.  I'm proud of her and she does an amazing job!!!  We don't complain a bit being her guinea pigs either! ;)

Thursday, March 15, 2018

They are sooo big!

When did this happen???

 P.S.  I believe this is the last picture I have with Madalyn in her glasses that she has been sporting for the past 3ish years!  She decided that she thinks she is all done wearing them.  I have mixed feelings about it, but I've kept them to myself!  haha

Monday, March 12, 2018

Spoiled animals...

The girls are super responsible and take great care of their animals.  In the end we have some spoiled rotten animals around here!

Peterette got a bath because she was "dirty"

Marissa thought Beaker needed her own bed to sleep in while sleeping in Marissa's bed! 
 (Did that make any sense? haha)

Peterette got cleaned up from the hair that she is shedding currently

She is rediculous!  I can't believe what she puts up with!
I love my girls!!!

Friday, March 9, 2018

Super Science Saturday!

Doug's Dad saw an advertisement somewhere for this at Jefferson Community College, and so we made a game plan to spend the day there.  It was amazing!  Far more to do than we had time for, and the kids LOVED it!  
The laser light show was a hit for sure.  The teacher for this "class" was extremely good with kids and very easy to listen to and follow.  Doug and I sat in the back with the baby, but if you look close you can see the crew 4 rows down from us.  

They made flashlights, got glow in the dark paper, learned about robots and many cool things including this....

Maggot painting...

They had a mixture of, "Hey this is really cool!" and "Ewww, this is really gross!"
Uncle Kenny kept coming up behind them and lightly touching them and giving them the willies!  
 The girls already can't wait to go back next year!  

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

It's been a while!

Sorry for the break!  Life has been crazy!  I don't know that I'm going to be able to commit to a blog every day, but I'm going to try my hardest to be a little more on top of things around here!  I've missed you guys!  
The girls and I headed to my parents the beginning of February to take a breather.  Doug was out of town and sitting at the house just wasn't cutting it.  The girls had a blast playing with Graysen and my dad was even home!  Hide and go seek was the hit of the day for sure... 

He was so confused!

Grandpa had the best hiding places...

Madalyn and Graysen's turn to count...

It was so nice to just get away.  I got addicted to Raspberry Zinger Tea while I was there, we played so many games, and had a lot of laughs!  
We love you both!

Monday, March 5, 2018


Happy Birthday Daddy  ;)
I hope you have a great day....I love you tons!

P.S.  Yes, I know it's not really your birthday!