Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Happy Birthday, Dad!

Today is Dad's birthday. Our kids often talk about him and we love the memories we have together!! Just the other day Charlie (named after him) said "I bet Grandpa is having so much fun in Heaven right now! He's making good choices and being with Jesus." I love it when they talk about him!! He is an amazing example to me and I know Dad is helping us every step of the way!! Happy Birthday, Dad!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

This last year has been a good's been that long since I posted to this blog. So for family and those of you who would like to see our crazy life, I'm going to post more often. We went to the Bronz Zoo on Saturday. Lots of walking and lots of fun. The kids complained for most of the walking, but then of course couldn't stop talking about the fun we had when we got home!! :)

This has been what the twins have been up to for the past 2 months...mess after mess. Gotta love em!! Right? :)

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Twins RUN in Our Family

My sister Cheryl and her family have been here for a few days on their way back from Maccau, China. It was a lot of fun to have them visit!! Our kids had a BLAST together!! Cheryl had twin girls (Kate & Kyrsten) and then my other sister Jean has twin boys in college (Adam & Aaron). Derek took a week off for us to spend time with Cheryl's family and then for us to go to the Palmyra pageant. Well, I had to ruin it all and got a crazy sickness with a rash and all. Sorry, no pictures! :)(The initial test showed it was Lyme disease, but then another test ruled that out.) So we will try to make it to the pageant again next weekend. And I think we're still going to Niagra Falls, too.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Our BEST Family Picture EVER

Dallin & Julie took our BEST family picture yet! :) It cracks me up because Stewart (on Derek's lap) looks proud to be a part of our craziness and Spencer (on my lap) looks scared to be in our fam! :) Disclaimer: Emma dressed herself and if I had known Stewart didn't have shorts on, I would've put some on.

Dallin & Julie

Dallin (Derek's brother)& Julie spent a few days with us and had some New York fun. It was so great to have them here. The kids loved it, too.

Father's Day

Derek is a wonderful father and husband! I don't know how he does it!! He's in the middle of residency, dad to six kids 7 and under, puts up with me, just called to be Elders Quorum Pres in our church. He's a good guy to say the least. His 2nd year in residency ends July 1st--YEAH!!! This means he's done with weekend work and being on call over night!! He's backup if someone else needs help, but we can deal with that!! :)WE LOVE DADDY!! See exhibit A below!! :)

Exhibit A

Derek took the kids to a Memorial Day celebration. I had to stay home cause the babies were napping. As usual, Derek volunteered to take them by himself. It's difficult, but he always wants them to enjoy life. A week later we went to the park and flew kites--All of us. IT WAS SUCH A BLAST! But of course, I forgot the camera!