Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Fall Photo Shoot 2010

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

It's been a while

So sorry I have been away from my blog so long. I guess I should catch everyone who reads/cares up to date on what is going on in our lives.
*we moved into a new home in April 2010 and are loving the home, space, neighbors, and in town living.
*we got a new puppy named Khloe in April as well just a couple weeks after we moved into our new place. She is not so little anymore. Khloe keeps us busy, active, and laughing (most days). Some days we find ourselves wondering what in the world we were thinking! We love our fluffy little angel as Jakob calls her and really wouldn't have it any other way.
*We spent the summer enjoying neighborhood life. The boys got to be really good friends with several children that live close.
*Jakob started 4th grade and likes his teacher really well. We have had some academic struggles and are sorting all that out and hoping to get some help for our son really soon.
*Jaden started 3rd grade and got the teacher that he was hoping for. He has many great friends in his class and is doing really well. Getting A's and B's without much effort. We can only imagine what his grades would be like if he put forth an ounce of effort. We are very proud of him though.
*Jameson is in Pre-School 3 days a week and is having so much fun!!! He loves his teacher and the new friends in his class. We are working with him on writing and coloring because those are the things he struggles with.
*Jakob and Jaden are playing football for the Little Indians and having a complete blast. They are surprising us with how aggressive and talented they are on the football field. There team is improving an they are really exciting to watch. I am going to be sad when the season is over.

So that brings us up to date. The things on our plate for October are DISNEY WORLD!!!! We cannot wait to share this experience with our sons. I have not been to Disney World since I was 7 years old and I remember that time like it was yesterday. What a wonderful childhood memory! Jaden and Jameson will be flying on a plane for the first time ever and they are totally excited about that. I will be sure to post pictures of our time there. Until next time and hopefully that won't be so long this time.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Family Update!

Well, hello everyone!!! It's been a while. Life has changed quite a bit for us in the past week, let along 2 months since I posted last. The biggest change is that we have moved into a different house. We spent the last almost 5 years in our home and finally decided to move into town closer to the school and friends. It has been a huge adjustment from living out on our own with tons of privacy to a neighborhood with half a million kids zooming everywhere. Jakob, Jaden, and Jameson are learning neighborhood ettiquite slowly. Learning that our rules are the ones that matter and not what every other child on the block is doing. Learning to actually look both ways before just darting out into the road on bikes and scooters. Those are some things that you sort of don't have to worry about when you live out on acreage and don't have to worry about ever being on the road. We are enjoying the extra space in the actual house though. Each boy has their own room and they are loving that. I am enjoying my garage which we have never had in our married life. It's the little things!

Another big change is coming on Saturday, April 17th. We are going to be welcoming Miss Khloe the Old English Sheepdog into our home. We can hardly wait to go pick her up. We have all the shopping done in preparation for her arrival and are hoping that she fits right into our lives. I will try to keep this blog updated better in the coming months. Until next time....

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

One Week

Yesterday was one week since Bailee passed away. It seems like she has been gone for so long. We continue to miss her so much. I miss her climbing in bed, underneath the covers to warm up my feet while I sleep. I miss her curling up next to me on our chair while I surf the internet. I miss her begging to go outside to get some fresh air and check out her neighborhood doggie friends.

Jakob wants to find a new route to church so we don't have to pass the vet. Jaden doesn't want any beds unmade b/c the bumps underneath the covers remind him of Bailee. Jameson asks without thinking when we walk in from being gone, "Where's Bailee?"

We will be getting another puppy this Spring after we move, but nothing will replace our sweet Bailee girl.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Bailee Jo

We lost our sweet, lovable family 4-legged family member yesterday. (Feb. 2nd) It was a sudden loss and one that has left us all sad and lonely!

Sunday evening came with Bailee running around the living room chasing a tennis ball that was being thrown. She was acting her normal self. During the night on Sunday night Matt and I both heard her moaning and groaning. We weren't sure what was wrong but when we woke up early Monday morning we noticed 2 large piles of vomit. Bailee was really lethargic. Not interested in eating, drinking or moving for that matter. She continued to not act herself for most of the morning. I called the vet and they told me to bring her right in. The doc took blood and checked her over. She said that nothing looked out of the ordinary with her physically, but they would call me with the results of the blood test. Later that afternoon, the results came in. Bailee's liver was not doing well. Dr. Beth wanted me to try as hard as I could to get her to eat and drink. She said if she continued on the same path to bring her back in. So Tuesday came and she still would not. She started spitting up stuff and continued to just lay lifeless. Tuesday evening she was laying on our chaise lounge chair and I noticed there was a large mass on her groin area. I felt around and it was not right. Matt took her back to Dr. Beth and the results would not be promising. Bailee had a strangulated hernia. The best thing to do for her at that point was to lay her to rest. So at around 6pm on Tuesday night February 2nd Bailee was put to sleep. It was a sad time for all of us and we are still trying to figure out how to be in our house without her. The place feels so cold and lonely! Jakob and Jaden are taking it really hard. Jameson is still too young to understand. He keeps asking where she is and where she is sleeping. Matt and I are struggling. She was almost 11 years old and we miss her so much. It still just doesn't feel real to us that she is actually gone.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Bundled up!

This was our first snow day of the school year. Jakob and Jaden were dying to get outside to and although they didn't last long they had fun! It was super cold out there! Jameson thought he wanted out so we bundled him all up and opened up the sliding glass door. The wind whipped in and hit him square in the face. He quickly said "Nevermind!!!!" He was perfectly content for the rest of the day to stay inside and warm with mommy.

Christmas 2009

Yes, I am just now blogging about Christmas. I am going to try to get back up to date with all of our activities! We stay so busy that at times I forget to even pull out my camera because I am just taking in whatever is going on and trying to really enjoy it. After it is over and I have no pictures to show for it I am sad. So I am going to try to be better about pulling out the camera and at least capturing something. Anyway, this is our own personal family Christmas that we celebrate on the day the boys get out of school for Winter Break. This year for some reason it didn't work out to open gifts on that Friday night so we didn't make the boys wait. We opened gifts on Thursday night instead. All 3 boys were thrilled with what they recieved and were very thankful!
On Friday night we sat down to watch one of the boys new movies and about halfway through the movie our Christmas tree fell to the ground making a huge mess and breaking one precious ornament. Had we waited and opened gifts on Friday night it would have ruined everything! We spent the rest of the evening getting the mess all cleaned up and tryed to get our lovely tree back up. It however would NOT go back up and we didn't trust it at all so 13 days after putting our christmas tree up it was hauled to the back porch. It was a really beautiful tree and we were happy to have it for the time that we did. A new tree stand is top on the priority list for this next Christmas and we might not go quite so big this next time!