Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Soccer Daze

We have officially wrapped up Colin's first soccer season and he had SO MUCH fun. He is looking forward to soccer camp this summer.

Palm Sunday

We have been celebrating Lent together as a family and we entered into Holy Week on Sunday. With little ones, sometimes it is tough to really bring home the meaning of the holidays but we are hoping that by building a sense of tradtion now, that they will be pointed to Christ and all that he has done for us. We had dinner together and then the kids were able to act out out the passage from Matthew about Christ entering the city on a donkey. Chris was the donkey ( I will let you read into that :) ) and the kids ran around with palm branches singing Hosanna, Hosanna. (With an occassional beat the sibling with the palm branch thrown in). May this Easter season bring you the peace that only His resurrection can offer.

MY Life is a Zoo aka A Trip to the zoo

We had a meeting in town a few weeks ago and decided to head from their to the zoo. The kids had a great time and it was fun to just be out together as a family.

Boys Camping Weekend

Last weekend the boys headed out to Bellow's to go camping for the weekend. Of course while they are gone, Gracen cracks her head open and needs stitches. So much for having a Surgeon around when you need it :)

The boys had a wonderful time with lots of "Secret Missions" aka bringing a bag of golf balls from the driving range home, putt putt golf, beach time and smores. Not sure Jax understood all that was going on, but he sure did look cute in his head lap!

Happy 4th Birthday Madeline!

Four years ago, our sweet, yet sassy Maddie was born. It is hard to remember why we ever called her mellow Maddie, now she is head strong and determined like her parents. We had a wonderful day. Playing with the fam with the new, play kitchen. A Tinkerbell birthday breakfast with presents. Pizza and Co op and a spaghetti dinner per her request. It is so much fun to watch her grow. I can't believe she is 4 and the real tough part is that if I blink, she will be 14!!!!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Hanging out with the Hollidays at the Hilton

One down side of living in an area where there is a large military community is that those that you grow to love, move. The kids LOVE Joshua and Braden and it was hard for them to see them leave. They are headed to Virginia and we were able to enjoy an afternoon of fun in the sun at the Hilton in Waikiki before they left. We will miss them behind here on a day to day basis, but know that we will see them soon.

Catching Up!

Life just continues to get busier, but I think that is the case for most. We are gearing up for Easter and Maddie's 4th birthday. Here are some pictures to bring you up to speed.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Jackson's Extreme Make Over

Jax needed quite a bit of dental work done. We have had multiple appointments and March 5th was the big day. The surgery lasted a few hours and all but 2 teeth needed some type of work done. The Surgeon's and the Dentist did a great job. They only ended up pulling 6 teeth and were able to save the rest. He is a tough, little guy and won the hearts of all the Nurses and Staff. We are hoping that this is the last of appointments for awhile. Now to get him to grow and gain some weight!!

Dreams still come true!

Over 10 years ago, Chris and I dreamed of going to Colorado together. Well, thanks to some WONDERFUL friends and a medical conference in Keystone, I was able to join him for a few days. We relaxed, went ice skating between sessions and just drank hot chocolate and watched the Olympics. It was heavenly!!