Thursday, October 31, 2013


Here are the costumes for this years Boo Bash and the grocery store.  I let the kids wear whatever they wanted...
 Alicia and I love doing the Boo Bash because we walk around the grocery store getting free food, then we come sit in here and eat it all!  Wonderful to have a sister and cousins to do this with!
 They like each other!!!
 Maeta in a usual costume just playing at home!
 This is for Halloween night...
 My parents come over after work and we ate Chipoltee before heading to the Saari house for trick-or-treating

 The gang walking around the neighborhood.  I love that Sam and Brent come along too!
 We enjoyed holding hands and watching the kids run house to house!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Fall Cabin Trip 2013

We had a wonderful October weekend Cabin trip again this year.  We love going up to Paul and Carolyn's cabin and hangout for the weekend all together.  We had chilly weather but still enjoyed lots of time outside.  Here the girls are on a walk...
I was joking that Selah was about the same size and in the same position (in the ergo) as last cabin trip! Enjoying that she will still cuddle up to me!
Nana, Maeta, Selah and mom...
Alicia with the 4 youngest (1 in utero)!  Love these one year olds!
We loved getting daddy all weekend!  The kids and I soaked it up!
Nana entertaining the kids outside with games.  I love Selah and Ruthie holding hands watching!
I made Pecan Pies and Dustin Loved them!
Getting ready to write our ghost stories!
I love how dad always seems so happy with all of us around!
Dustin reading the ghost stories!
Eating with buddies...
And the first snow!
The kids couldn't wait to get out and play in it.
We had such a lovely weekend!  So thankful for time all together.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Just like Dad

These two boys have been inseparable.  They want to do everything from Biking, Rock Climbing, Reading their bibles, and playing guitar together.  Soren admires daddy so much and soaks up every minute with him!  I am so thankful Soren has such a hands on, faithful daddy to look up to.  So thankful for their relationship and I pray the Lord will continue to bless it! 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A beautiful Fall day...

It is a beautiful day that the Lord has made!  I have my little ducklings home doing school in the morning, then it is off to the park to meet cousins and play in nature!  Blessed...

The boys were too fast on their bikes to catch them much with the camera!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Maeta's Birthday

Maeta and Lucy had a joint "Tea Party" birthday party this year.  It was a wonderful time.  We had it at the Saari's house and all family and friends came to celebrate.  Nana even made them the Borg famous Castle Cake!
 Just the girls had a tea party...
 The rest played and ate outside...
 We had a wonderful time celebrating these two special girls!
On Maeta's real birthday we had a little celebration with us!  
Birthday girl just after waking up!
Enjoying some birthday pancakes!
 Maeta and mommy reenacting our picture at 10:18 am from 4 years ago when they placed her on my chest for the first time!  What a sweet moment that was!
 And our little girl officially 4 years old!
 We asked Maeta what she wanted for dinner on her birthday and she said she wanted to go to the Blue Heron.  So that we did!
 It was such a beautiful night we walked there!
 Then came home for some presents.
 Nana and Papa surprised her by coming by to bring her birthday flowers!
 She has been really wanting a wooden Skoot bike, so that is what she got!  She loves it!
 Happy Birthday Little One!