Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Christmas 2010

This year we had a great Christmas! We had a very relaxing day. We enjoyed spending time as a family just hanging out and playing with new toys. For Christmas dinner we headed over to the church to enjoy dinner and games with our wonderful friends (our Indiana family).
It is so hard to be far away from family, especially during Christmas time. However, having great friends makes it a lot easier.
We ended the day by cuddling on the couch and watching a movie. It was a great day!

Gingerbread house explodes

We had a lot of fun decorating a gingerbread house for Christmas this year, but then what?? What else but blow it up, of course!
The top picture is of the hole where Dustin put the Firecracker.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Sitting courtside... a Pacers game.

Friday night we were able to take the kids to the Pacers game. Well, not Kate and Elle. And as much as we love Kate and Elle, it was great to take just the older kids to a game.

Parker, Lauren, and Ella on the floor. (Ella is a part of our family now, she has to be, she and Lauren are always connected at the hip)

This pictures for you Beth.
Why is he looking at me like he doesn't even know me? He totally had to practically beg for five from me not to long ago!

After the game they let kids shoot free throws.

Parker and Lauren had a blast at the Pacers game!

Monday, December 6, 2010


Last Thursday we took the kids to the Circus. They had never been before this. They LOVED it! It was a fun night out with the kids.

This is just wrong. Your body shouldn't do this!!!

Lauren and Elle with clown noses on.

Kate was mesmerized by the Circus.

Actually, all of the kids were mesmerized by the Circus. ( and sometimes Mom and Dad too)

I did feel badly for the animals though. The looked a bit sad.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Thankful Turkey

It was a tradition in my family growing up to make a Thankful Turkey every Thanksgiving, and everyone writes on slips of paper things they are thankful for, and stuff the turkey with them. And at Thanksgiving dinner, we read what is written on the slips of paper. Dustin and I have continued this tradition in our family.
The turkey has some evil eyes, and crazy teeth. Also, did you notice the "mom" tattoo.

Lauren and Kate putting their slips of paper in the turkey.

Kate is thankful for the "world."

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Parker's first Basketball game

Parker made a basket at his first game

Man, he is a cute little basketball player.

I love watching my kids play sports!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Kate was Snow White this year. My mom always wanted to dress me up as Snow White when I was a kid and have my 7 brothers be the dwarfs, but they never went for it...shocker.
Pictures this Halloween did not turn out all that great. The kids were so excited and in a hurry to get into the Halloween party that they didn't want their picture taken. Lauren was a Vampire(except her vampire teeth wouldn't stay in). Parker was so happy to be Darth Vader, and Elle was fittingly a (pink) Monster.(she is a little terror these days)
Also, the kids and I made their trick or treat bags together. I remember making a trick or treat bag when I was a kid too.(thanks Mom)

Dustin made mummy hot dogs with the kids.
(while I was sick in bed with a cold)

And glow in the dark Lemonade. I got a recipe off of the Internet, and it called for tonic water. I had never had tonic water, so I had no idea it was disgusting!! It does however glow in the dark with a black light, which was really cool.

Friday, October 29, 2010

all things pumpkin

The night started out with Jack o lantern pizza.
Lauren and Parker dug right into the pumpkn carving.

Kate was a bit less enthused.

Elle was by far the least enthused.

Elle thought the inside of the pumpkin was disgusting!

Guess which pumpkin belongs to which member of our family????