Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year!

From our whole family we wish you and your family a Happy and Blessed New Year.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Misc. October and November pictures

I am so sorry that I have not been up to date on this blog. Especially Aimee!!

Here are some pictures from that last few weeks.

Uh Oh! I got caught in the cheetos!
Here is the ladies retreat at Lost Canyon in Williams, AZ. So beautiful. Emma got to go as well.

Fall in Arizona!

My first swing ride!!! haha she had such a good time!

My first Birthday!

My first halloween! Look at me with my tongue hanging out. Such a cute tinkerbell!

Nicky square dancing at co-op.

My first oreo!

Me at the zoo with mom and dad, sissy, bj and Michael. Love the hat.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


Well I can't believe it but my son went to his first homecoming. Chris is in love this lovely young woman. Her name is Lexi. And we love her too. She is a wonderful young lady and she loves our son too. Yes they are young but I can see this one going the distance. You know we all have had high school sweethearts and many of you have married your high school sweetheart. I see this happening for them. No rush. College for our son first but he is committed to love this young woman forever. He is a wonderful young man.

Aren't they lovely together. We love you Lexi! And you too Chris!

Emma's Birthday Party

Well here is an idea of what Emma's birthday was all about. She was a little princess. We actually had two birthday parties because she is so popular. One at the park on her actual birthday for her friends and some big friends as well. And on Saturday she had a brunch for all her other friends. Those people who have played such an important role in her therapy. We had such a good time at both of her parties.

At her birthday party on Saturday her daddy made her a heart cake for all her guests and one special one for her. Kevin use to make a heart cake for Samantha for her birthday. We cleared it with her first to make sure she did not mind. And as you could imagine she did not.
Her birthday party on Saturday was a toile theme. Well that was my idea. All the way down to her dress that was custom made and was a gift from her grandparents. Everything was pink. Again a requirement of mine. Love the pink.
We had to help her with the gifts. She loved playing with the paper.
This is her new face. Pursing her lips and saying "oooooooooooooo" hope that is right. Not the long or the short vowel sound . It is so cute.

I can't believe she is already one. We have such a great time with this sweet little baby and I sure look forward to the next year with all its changes and growth. She is amazing!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Happy Birthday Baby!

I cannot believe that it has been a whole year since little Emma was born. She is such an amazing little girl. She has blessed our family in ways that I cannot even explain. She is joy and laughter all rolled up into one. She is doing so well you really do forget that she has "some" cells in her body that have an extra chromosome. She has not only blessed our family but so many other people as well. We are a lucky family!

I am so lucky to be her mama. So many people told us when she was born and in the following days (they are such a blur to me still) that God knew what He was doing when he gave us Emma. I was not so sure. I knew that I was scared about the whole "extra" chromosome thing but I also knew that I was this little girls mama. A little baby girl that had been waited on for 20 years. And here she was. The world would say that she was not perfect. But I can tell you that in our families eyes she is and will always be perfect. I now know that God in fact did know what he was doing. She is amazing. And I really am the luckiest mama in the world. I have 5 great babies and a wonderful son-in-law and this little baby has been just what God wanted her to be to me and that is a joy and a light in this sometimes really dark and ugly world. I hope that she has been that to you as well. Thank you for sharing this year with us and we look forward to all of you continuing to be a part of our families life and especially little Emma's.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Me and Chris

This is one of the cuter pictures of the weekend. Of course could not get one with Michael in it. Emma loves all of her big brothers
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A weekend in Pine

We went to our good friends cabin in Pine this past weekend and we had such a great time. It was chilly at night as you can see by the boys wrapped up in a blanket. I think what makes me so happy about this picture is that they are sitting next to each other and they are not fussing or beating on each other. Just being brothers. And you can see what Emma and daddy did this weekend.
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Ok I have been caught. I could not help myself. At least they are the figure friendly baked style. Whatever that means! hahaha
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Go Diamondbacks!

As you can see I am at a D-Backs game with my dad and our church. It was my first game. Everyone loved having me around. As you can see I am not sporting the customary Sedona Red, I think I will stick with a color that flatters my skin tone. At least that is what Mama says.
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Monday, September 3, 2007

So Sleepy!

Ok so here is the video. Sorry about the confusion from the first post

So Sleepy!

As you can see Emma was fighting falling asleep yesterday. A dear friend of ours, Sandi, (Chris's girlfriends mom) was holding her and it was so cute so I had to catch it on tape.
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LIttle MIss Attitude!

This little girl has attitude sometime. She comes by it honestly. She has a look sometimes that is so funny. As you can see in these pictures that were taken at different times she likes to give you the face.
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She is so adorable is this week little dress. Don't you love the hat. She was big hit yesterday at church.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

2nd day of school!

Ok today we learned about Adam and Eve. The pictures you are about to see are of Adam and Eve and a tiger. What a job to have to name all the animals. WOW Oh these delightful designs are courtesy of Nicky Dunham.

Monday, August 27, 2007

First Day of School!

Well the day has finally arrived and the boys are back to school. Chris actually started math last Monday, since he is taking a college class and Michael has done a subject or two all summer. Nicky and I have worked here and there but today was the much hyped day that school would start. Emma was very enthusiastic about her studies as you can see.

And then there was Nicky. He was excited about starting our new history curriculum called the Mystery of HIStory.

He is learning about creation. He is making his own creation booklet. As I type he is still working on it. He is on day 4. WOW it takes a long time for creation. Wonder how God felt. hahaha. He is enjoying it and that is the most important thing.

Where else could you use the Bible as your textbook. I do love this. I am going to have to come back and read this post like in March of next year. hahaha. You that home school know what I am talking about.

Well on to an even more fun subject. Math!!! Happy Homeschooling Ladies!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Crack me up!

This video is so funny. Emma just swings around the sword but she does a pretty good job. hahaha She has soooooo many brothers, what can I expect.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

My little Chris is 18!

Here is one of my favorite pictures of my little Chris. I know he is not that little anymore but will always be little to me. There is a lot of emotion that revolves around your kids getting older. When they grow up and get married. Which I have recently experienced with our Sammy Kay. And when they reach the age in which the world says they are "adults". Not much really changes at our house because they are 18. But in the world it does. For example they can now vote. Wow! he must now register to vote. And one of the hardest for me is that he must register for the draft. Now I know that we are not currently drafting our young men. But I can tell you that this war that we are in has taken on a new meaning for me now that my young man would have to participate if the government so chooses. It was hard enough with my brother was in Iraq but my son! A whole different meaning indeed! As Chris told me this morning I can buy my own prescriptions now. He also said he could go out and buy cigarettes and a knife if he wanted. We laughed, but it is true. Oh and he does not smoke, thank you Lord! He could also get a tattoo. But he has not made any plans for that as of yet.

He has a lovely young lady that he is in love with. Most of you know her. Lexi is a bright star in my sons life. And I am thrilled for that! But I can tell you that as a mama of many sons, that when they cease looking at you as their "bright star" and looking at another young woman it takes a little bit of your heart. But that little bit of my heart will be filled with the young woman he loves. As we love her too! Chris is a loyal young man. I don't see my son not continuing to be loyal. We look forward to Chris's future with Lexi and ours as well.

We love our son. He has been such a joy to raise. We continue to raise him to some extent but now I guess in a little different way. To prepare for manhood. That of which he is now. To be a good Christian, provider, husband and father. WOW we have a job ahead of us.

We love you Chris you make our lives interesting and wonderful! We love you, Your Family!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

More of Chris

I hope that you can see these pictures well. He is just so pretty. Didn't I tell you he was a doll.
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Almost 18!

I can't believe that he is almost 18! On August 22, Chris will be 18 years old. I just can't believe that it has been that long ago that we welcomed this sweet, beautiful, and I mean beautiful baby into our lives. I must say he was one of the most beautiful babies I have ever seen. And I have seen many babies! All my babies are beautiful but Chris was the darkest haired baby we had. The next post will have some more great pictures of Chris. check out those big glasses that my sweet husband has on! hahahaha

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