Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Pamela Jean

My cousin Pam came for a quick visit last night. It was so nice to see her after many years apart. We were always buddies growing up, since we are close in age. We had fun reminiscing about some of our childhood memories.

David enjoyed having her visit as well. Pam has a motorcycle endorsement and of course, David loves motorcycles. They ended up enjoying a ride yesterday.
Pam & Angela
Kissing Cousins? (She caught me off guard with this one!)
Before Pam headed home we went to the duck pond so the kids could see the fish and ducks. This guy was so beautiful. I wish my camera had captured him better. His eyes are red, and his colors were so vibrant. He likes saltine crackers too!
In order from left to right we have Noah, Pam, Charlotte, Brooke and Logan.
I can't wait for our next visit! Love ya, Pam!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Friday, May 6, 2011

Cole At Bat

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Trevor at Bat

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Easter Fun

There were several community Easter egg hunts this year, so we took the kids to find some goodies. This egg hunt was at a local retirement/nursing home. Each one of our kids was in a different age bracket, so we ended up going to four different hunts in this same building. (It was pouring rain that day. It's a good thing they have a nice facility.)

This was Brooke's first time to hunt for the eggs. It took her a while to get started, but she was fun to watch.


Logan raked in the goodies!
Trevor was ready to go!
We colored two dozen eggs. 24 eggs sounds like a lot of eggs, but they go really quickly!


And this is why you hard-boil them first! (We had run out of eggs by that point.)



You can always count on Cole to do something silly!
We attended an egg hunt that had over 5000 eggs! It was supposed to be at a football field, but they got rained out. It was held in the gymnasium of the YMCA. All of the kids got a lot of eggs at this hunt!
They were in line for a turn at the bouncy house.
Easter Sunday also turned out to be David's birthday this year. By the time we got church and lunch taken care of, it was getting pretty late. So I did a little egg hunt in the living room for Brooke. Then she went down for a nap so the boys could have their turn.

Ready? Set! GO!

Family Fun

These photos were taken in March. We were just having a fun time
in the living room as a family.
I was folding laundry and David got a hold of some of it and started messing around. (Does my poor baby girl even stand a chance?!?!) ;-)
(I love David's face in the background of this one!)
We started out swinging the kids in a sheet. Then David decided to do it by himself. Yep! He's macho like that. (And I love it!)
Then it was time for the kids to start climbing on dad.

Brooke wasn't going to be left out of the fun.
Finally, David decided to pick up all the boys. Can you see how thrilled
Logan was with this idea? (Tee-hee!)



I love my family!

Mother-Daughter Banquet

Tonight was our annual Mother-Daughter Banquet at the church. In years past I've always struggled with going to these banquets. My own mom did not live close by to attend with me, and I didn't have a daughter. I'd go alone, or sit with other ladies, but the simple fact is, nobody else can replace my mom.

Well that has changed and my little Brooke and I went to our second banquet together. The theme was tropical and the decorations were nice. But the best part for me was being able to be there with my little girl. I'm so thankful that God has allowed me to be a mother. And I'm especially thankful today that He gave me an adorable little girl to go to banquets with me!