Sunday, December 26, 2010

More Christmas......

Christmas Morning! Cutest Ever!
Noah and his Thumb!

My Boys!!!
My Girls!! We had a wonderful Christmas Day yesterday. Even though we all missed Grandparents it was nice to be in our own home. Wishing everyone a Happy Holiday Season with family and friends!! From the Strunk Family!!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Merry Christmas!!!

Christmas 2010!! (and I can't believe we are ALL looking at the camera......Wonders never cease)

Sunday, December 12, 2010


We had a small family celebration for Jack's birthday today. His actual birthday is on the 19th but every year we celerate it a week or two early. So, Happy Birthday, Jack! Nine years and counting!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

A Day Out......

My parents came to visit last week and we had a great time. We went to the State Park and to the Children's Museum and to the beach. It was nice to go out with all the kids and have a little help. We can't wait for another visit!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Noah's 1st!!

Noah turned 1 yesterday!!!! Still not walking which is unusual for my kids but he is standing on his own! I never get tired of watching them grow and change. Every child is a blessing and a miracle!


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Another Birthday!!

Abigail turned 6 today! She is turning into quite the little lady!
Happy Birthday Abby! We love you bunches!

Sunday, October 10, 2010


Noah is 11 months old. He took his first steps today!! Everyone was so excited! The kids kept trying to encourage him to take more steps by clapping and cheering and then by trying to make him stand up but after about 5 minutes Noah was NOT in the mood to be messed with anymore. Soon enough he will be running around with all of them!!!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Birthday Post........

Eve turned 11 today!!! ELEVEN! It is really fun watching my kids grow and change but sometimes I wish things would slow down just a little.

Happy Birthday Eve! Lots of Love to you!

Beautiful (not so little) Girl!!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Noah is 10 Months........

Only 2 more months to go until my little guy is a whole year old. It seems like I've missed something along the way. So much has happened in 10 months and it is overwhelming to think about it all. Noah is growing and changing all the time so the picture will be out dated soon enough but I hope I can do a little more blogging when we get completely settled into our new place.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Noah at 9 months!!!

Everything will soon be changing around here......

I've got to think about child proofing!! (HA HA HA HA)

There really is no such thing when you have 6 kids..........or any # of kids for that matter. Once they learn to walk it's ALL over.....................


Tuesday, July 13, 2010



I just sat Noah in the living room to play so I could change Katie's diaper in the bedroom. When I came out of the bedroom I almost tripped on Noah.........

He's moving fast!!!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Noah is 8 Months!!!

Crawling, babbling, sitting, two teeth and baby food!!!! Yeah, Big Boy!!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

4th of July.................

For the 4th we went to our friends house and went swimming, ate hot dogs and did some pretty cool fireworks. The kids really had a good time and we are thankful to have such wonderful friends. On Monday we went to the town parade, ate snow cones and got a lot of candy that the people in the parade threw. It was a lot of fun but it sure was HOT! No central
air conditioning in PA!!

Here are the kids all lined up on the curb to watch the parade.....
Eating snow cones to stay cool!

We had a nice weekend.................

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A Family Visit.......

Joshua's Mom and Dad came to visit last week and we had a wonderful time! We went swimming at a friends house the first day and the kids just wore themselves out. Jack enjoyed his Grandpa.......sleeping outside under the stars in the field for three nights in a row. The weekend went way too fast but hopefully we can visit again soon....................

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Random Post.........

We do family devotions and prayer at bed time (just about) every night with all the kids. We usually start with some songs then read the Bible and then pray. Each child is given the opportunity to pray and say whatever they like even Katie mumbles when she is in the mood! The other night during prayer time the kids were all excited and praying for things like 'thank you for my bike' and 'thank you for toys', 'thank you for brothers and sisters' and prayer for 'Daddy to get a job'! When it was Jack's turn he had some things on his mind.............................

"Dear Jesus, Please help Sammy to stop being so angry all the time..........Please help Eve to learn to control her temper and please help Abby to stop being so antagonistic.......AMEN!"

Yes, that was his prayer...........Short and right to the point! He is not a man of many words and Joshua and I were kind of lost for words.............we just chuckled a little!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Father's Day..............

Happy Father's Day to a great Daddy and to all those special men in our lives!!
Great PapPap with Noah.....My Dad...Grandpa (Joshua's Dad)

We are so lucky to have you all in our lives. We love you!

Friday, June 11, 2010

7 months!!

It feels like we are just cruising along and I think I missed something along the way! Noah is such a cutie at 7 months!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Daddy's Birthday!

Joshua's birthday was on June 6th. Happy Birthday Daddy! We love you very much!!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Agriculture Anyone..........

So we have come full circle. When we first came to live with my parents we came just in time to do a little gardening and harvesting with my mom. Now, the kids get to experience the planting and weeding process that yields all the crops in the end. We would have tried to do this even if we were not living here but it has been good to learn from an old pro. So maybe next year we can do it for ourselves in our own home (God willing)........The kids have really enjoyed learning how to garden and watching things grow. They loved learning how to can and make sauces, relish and jelly and then getting to see all the shelves fill up with the foods they made. It was also quite helpful for me to be able to use this as part of our science for home school (which has been very difficult to do given our circumstances). It is very rewarding when you get to see the fruit of your labor. Maybe there is a lesson in this for us too........Here are some pics of the kids sowing their seeds...........

The kids helped plant tomatoes, onions, beans, corn, lettuce, spinach, squash, zucchini, cucumbers, broccoli, peppers and carrots. We will have a lot of work to do come harvest time!!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Memorial Day Reunion.........

The Antizzo Family (Joshua's Dad's family) got together for a reunion over Memorial Day weekend. We had a great time and can't wait to do it again. We are so blessed to be a part of such a loving family and to be able to spend time with them.....