Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Way Back When-sday

Way Back When-sday

Some of my blogger friends do a "Way Back When-sday" post on Wednesdays. I think this will be a great way for people to get to know our family just a little bit better.

Dateline: 2002

We got the girls all dressed up for a summer tea party with Grammy Jo. We went to this cute little tea house in Sherwood. The girls got to dress up in pretty hats, purses and boas.


Kaela (7) , Jalen & Courtney (9) & Allie (11)

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Please pray for Stellan

Praying for Stellan today!

"This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us - whatever we ask - we know that we have what we asked of him"
(1 John 5:14-15).

Please join our family and pray for this little guy who is in surgery this morning for a heart condition. This family is truly remarkable and an inspiration to everyone.

Click the photo below to read Stellan's story and to read about the updates.

Prayers for Stellan

We will be checking their blog often today to see how this precious baby is doing.
Thankfully, we serve a faithful Lord.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Prom 2009

Prom 2009

What a fun and busy weekend! Prom was Saturday for Matthew and Allie. Stacy came over and did hair and makeup for Allie. She looked absolutely STUNNING! Thanks Auntie Stacy for all of your hard work!

Allie and Auntie Stacy

Allie and Alex looked so great together in hot pink. They went to dinner and prom with 2 other couples. Larissa and Gunner, and Kelsey and Devon. The kids gathered at Dawson Creek for pictures while waiting for the limo to arrive.

After pictures, the kids were off to dinner at the Vintage Room at The Reserve Golf Course. They had a wonderful time!

Alex and Alex

Prom Kisses!

Prom Group in front of the Limo

Matthew looked so handsome in his tuxedo and lime green vest and tie. What a HOTTIE!

Bill and Matthew went to pick up Carlie and take a few pictures at her house and then to Papa Ray and Laverna's for some more pictures.

Papa Ray, Matthew, Grandma Lavera & Carlie

Matthew & Aunt Cherie

Matthew and Carlie went to the Chart House for dinner. Stacy, Bill and I had appetizers downstairs while the kids were upstairs having dinner. We had just as much fun as the kids did..! Here are couple of pictures from Matthew & Carlie's dinner.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009



Why are those 2 words so hard to say?

  • I say thank you to the stranger who holds the door open for me at the grocery store
  • I say thank you to the stranger that hands me my coffee in the morning
  • I say thank you to the stranger who graciously lets me slide in front of him in traffic
  • I say thank you to my husband for all of the wonderful things that he does for our family
  • I say thank you to my sister for being my best friend

Why?? is it so hard to get a simple "Thank You" out of a teenager's mouth?

I'm having a bad day with the teenagers.....Sigh**

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy 5th Birthday Joey!

Our puppy is 5 years old today!
Joey is 5 years old today. We feel so blessed to have such a sweet dog as a member of our family! From the moment that I saw him, I was in love and knew that he had to come home with us.

As tradition serves, we will take Joey to the puppy park and then to McDonald's for a plain cheeseburger. Corny? Yeah, maybe just a little. :o)

Here are some pictures of the birthday boy Joey!

Getting ready for Easter

Easter Bunny Cupcakes!

Bill and I made the most adorable cupcakes today for Easter! I found the recipe from Betty Crocker and to be honest, I kind of felt like her today. Ha ha...

Click here for the recipe

OMG!...They are MULTIPLYING!!!

Taylor's new puppy

Introducing "Oakley"
( Grand-Puppy)

Taylor and Alana brought over their new puppy last night. He is a 4 week old Cocker Spaniel named Oakley. What a sweetheart!!! Oakley is still with his Mama for another couple of weeks, but I know that Taylor will bring Oakley over all the time to play. Did I mention how cute he is?

Allie and Oakley

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Family Photo Shoot

A present for my Mom's birthday.....

Our 6 kids

We got together with Stacy, Kelle and all of the kids on Sunday to have a little family shoot. Our goal was to put together some pictures of our kids for my Mom's birthday.
These are Nana's Grand-Babies.

Taylor, Allie, Matthew, Jalen, Courtney, Kaela and my nephew Tyler

Funny Kids.....Such a great picture!!

**Stay tuned for pictures of my Mom's birthday celebration at the Chart House. **

Happy 14th Birthday Kae-bella

Kaela is 14 ~

After we left Grandma and Glenn, we drove into Seattle and went to the Space Needle for Brunch with Kaela for her birthday. She had never been there before, and she LOVED it! We made it around 2 full circles in the spinning restaurant! Kaela had a really good French Toast with Devonshire Cream, Bill had stuffed chicken, and I had Dungenous Crab Eggs Benedict. AMAZING! We were so stuffed when we left, but Ohhhh so happy!

For dessert we ordered the Lunar Orbiter dessert for Kaela. What a sight! It was a very memorable birthday for her. And for us too!

Happy Birthday Kaela! We love you very much!!
Can't wait to celebrate your 15th birthday at the Space Needle again!

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Visit with Grandma

Trip to Washington to visit Grandma Schroeder

We had the nicest trip up to Maple Valley, Washington last weekend to visit Grandma Schroeder and her new fiance, Glenn.
We really like Glenn and welcome him into our family with open arms.

We went up on Thursday and stayed until Saturday. We went to Snoqualmie Falls and they were BEAUTIFUL. We would love to go back up there when the weather is nicer and have a picnic!