Monday, April 26, 2010


Just a small warning.... Changes to blog coming soon. I will be discontinuing Laurel's blog and merging the two. More to come!!....

Saturday, April 24, 2010


Cute baby Pigs
Strawberry Fields


Sweet Exhaustion!

Perfect Summer Days. Have you ever had one of those? I just did. Today we took the babies strawberry pickin'. Noah was a great picker. He took that bucket and took over.... just like his Mama. Laurel wasn't quite sure what to do but caught on quick. They have baby pigs and chickens you can feed. Then we came home and planted our garden. I always say that I'm going to have a small garden and somehow it grows and grows. We then made a nice cage in the bathroom... yes I said bathroom... for our 3 new baby chickens. We are now the proud owners of Minnie, Daisy and Claribell. The babies just love watching them.
Check our Noah's new ways of sleeping. He sleeps with his feet in the air or wrong ways in the bed. You try to move him but he is OUT! It must be all that running around outside.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Wedding....... An overview.

"X" Marks the spot! How cool is this pic?
The Happy Couple so in love!

The BEST bridesmaids in the world.

I wonder what the 2 father's were discussing??

Who gets to pull a piano and violin out and have them in the middle of a cow pasture?

The barn/reception hall. Dirt floor and all.

The wedding site. Notice the cow path as the aisle.
Getting ready to get the bride dressed.
And now to the two cutest babies in the world!!

I thought I'd give you all a different view of Rachael and John's wedding. I was so busy trying to help Rach the day of that I didn't get any pics on my camera of the wedding itself but I got a lot of the preparations. Our family was so overwhelmed at the generosity of everyone who helped. We have never seen so many people jump in and do so much hard work for DAYS!! Thank you so much to all of our friends and family who worked to make this day beautiful for Rach and John.
Noah however hated the wedding. Last night (almost 1 week later) he had a meltdown and told me to never have him go to another wedding, that he just wanted to stay with me. He cried when the carriage took Rach & John away and I really think he thought I was leaving him. Pretty sure he's still scarred from us going to Ukraine! Oh well, check out Carroll's blog to see some beautiful pics of the day itself.
Well, I'm headed to a church ladies retreat this weekend so hopefully will get some much needed R&R. So long for now!

Monday, April 5, 2010


Dying eggs requires lots of concentration!!

Noah's face just makes me laugh :)

Most of our Easter was spent muddy!
What is it about little boys and water?

I found one!! Only 1,000 left to go...

Brother & Sister Thank you my Saviour!!

Now to the wedding: Putting up the food tent

Hanging the lighted lanterns..... good thing we have insurance

Let's see..... where to start. I know it's been a while but I do have some good excuses. Rachael and John's wedding coming up on Saturday is the biggest excuse. But first to Easter. We had a wonderful Easter and spent it with friends and family at the pond with a picnic after church. The babies had a blast fishing, playing in the water and mud--naked, and hunting for about 1,000 Easter eggs. I kid you not!! Boy did they sleep good that night.
Rach and John's wedding preps are in full swing. Busy, Busy week coming up with lots of adventures I'm sure. Tonight we rigged up the lanterns and the men put up the tent for the food. Please pray for no rain on Sat. But believe me, they will still be getting married rain or not!! :) I'll update after all the festivities.
Noahism of the week: Mommy:-- "Noah, what did Jesus come to do for us at Easter?"
Noah;; "Jesus came to hide Easter Eggs."