Saturday, November 8, 2014

So Many Changes

I love autumn and all the changes it brings in our family....Eve is Now 15! Lily turned 3, Abby had her big #10, Noah turns 5 and Jack officially becomes my second teenager in the house!  Not to mention my Birthday and Thanksgiving!  The only thing we did not do this fall was go to the pumpkin patch! But we did go to the zoo.

Joshua and a few of the kids also helped out with Stop Hunger Now! They packed over 22,000 meals in just over 2 hours! the smaller kids got to watch a little and see them load up the truck! It was quite fun!

Signs Of Fall

Fall this year was really beautiful! Some years the leaves change so fast and fall before you have the chance to enjoy them. The weather was fairly mild too!

                                        The Kids had a good time playing in the leaves too!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

You win some, You lose some!

Apparently, I am a star!


Yes that is me! I have actually lost 65 pounds to date! I am really excited except for the fact that when I think about it I can't believe I had that much to lose! I did not know they were going to put it up on a sign!
I am now at the weight I was after Jack was born. Amazing!

                   I would put a before picture BUT I was frightened when I saw them!! LOL

Something tells me though, I won't be losing any more weight for a while!
So, I think this 34 year old Momma of NINE has a lot to be thankful for!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

                                                                 Today's harvest!!
Sugar snap peas,
Green beans,
Green Peppers,
One Squash,
One Zucchini,
A handful of broccoli,
and lots of Spaghetti squash!
Not to mention I picked the garden a couple of days ago and got the same amount of green beans, tomatoes and a lot of peas and peppers.

Happy Memorial Day!

Memorial Day was soooo much fun!
We were invited to a picnic  and then went to Mammoth Park to check Out Something pretty cool.
We went to a farm and the kids got to try a zip line, ride quads and ride on a peddle boat.
Katie also got to check out some baby animals and
Noah, much to his surprise, got pecked by a chicken!  It was quite funny!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

What Have YOU Been Up To??

Well we have been up to a whole lot.
                                                      Katie turned 6 in March.....We made
                                                      a Hello Kitty cookie cake....
                                                                    How did we do???
 Easter morning we woke up to find someone had littered our yard with 220, candy filled Easter eggs. Some very good friends of ours came up with this plan and they went sneaking around in the dark and dropped plastic eggs all over for the kids to find. The kids were so excited but it didn't take them long to figure out who did it....Happy Easter!

Now it is May!  Sam turned 8. What a handsome young man!

We are wrapping up our homeschool year with evaluations, Memorial Day
and planting our garden. So much to do!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Here is a video from a few weeks ago of Emma walking. She started walking at 11. A bit faster than all the other kids except Sammy.
My sweet baby turned 1 yesterday! She is walking and talking and full of giggles and smiles. Such a blessing to the whole family! I love watching them grow even though it seems so fast sometimes....

                                                       Happy Birthday  Emma Grace!    

Monday, January 27, 2014

 We had a little mishap at the beginning of December...My computer got a virus and all was lost :(  actually most of my data was saved but then the computer guy misplaced the usb drive and so far has not been able to find it.  So all my pics for the last year (2013) that i had not backed up yet are gone, gone, gone!  But it can happen to anyone and though I am still hopeful that they might be found, I won't hold my breath!! So I was looking on my camera and found some Christmas pics that i had not deleted yet and thought it would be nice to post some..Sooooo better late than never, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!