Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Rae Rae is 2!!

My little baby girl turned 2 years old on the 23rd. I just can't believe how fast time goes by. I thank God continually for her. She is such a joy to me and everyone else in the family. It has been so fun watching her grow and seeing the differences from the boys. For example, at her birthday she loved inspecting closely the sparkles and beautiful clothes that she got in her presents. She had to try everything on at once. That is why you can notice the change of clothes in the pictures.
You can tell that she has older brothers though. It was funny to hear her hum the tune to the Darth Vader theme song while wearing her very cute tinkerbell outfit later that night.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Tandy got married!

Awwww! Tandy, my dear friend, got married! Her wedding on was on January 8th and she married Mr. David Mann. She has always wanted a winter wedding and her favorite number is 8. It was at Settlers Bay Restaurant and her colors were red, white, and black. She wore red flipflops with her dress...awesome! It was so fun and relaxing for me to attend a wedding where I have such a long history with the family. Normally at weddings I am running from morning until late, late ...early next morning. Tandy, her family, and her bridesmaids helped with the decorating the day before. We did flowers on the dancefloor the night before. The day of the wedding was a snap. I felt like I didn't even have to coordinate anything. Loved it!
Once I get the pictures from the photographer (focus unbound) I'll post them to my weddings and events blogspot. The link is over there with my "fun blogs" links. Love ya Tandy!!

Thursday, January 8, 2009


I enrolled all of the boys in swimming class at the Wasilla Pool. Tucker and Gunner are in Swimming 1 and Calvin is in the Pre-1 class. It worked out to where they have class at the same time so that was fun. I wasn't able to get that great of pictures inside the pool but here are a couple that weren't completely blurry. We have gone to about 4 classes now and the kids are still so excited about going everytime we pack up to leave. Maybe we have some future swimming champions in our midst??? Okay, I'll try to focus on them just learning to get comfortable putting their whole head in the water for now.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Beauty and the Beast

Chris here. I had a 4 hour allergy appointment today. Four hours in a little room with nothing to do but stare out the window. Luckily I was on the 4th floor with a southern view of the snow capped mountains, spruce trees laden with clumps of snow, and birch branches blooming with rime. It was a picture so peaceful, quiet, still and strikingly beautiful that the creation of God could not be quieted. I'm so fortunate to live in this blessed state where everyday I'm reminded of the presence of God's through his creation. After the appointment I started my hour commute home. It was -12 and dropping, my car has no heater, I had gloves on with hot hands inserted inside, my fur lined bomber hat strapped around my head, and my down coat zipped to the top of my neck when I asked myself why do I live in this God forsaken state!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!!