Having a place to go is home, having someone to love is family, having both is a blessing!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Our Alyssa is 12!!

Our beautiful daughter Alyssa just turned 12....wow how time flys! We are so very blessed to have her in our family...it wouldn't be near the same without her fun, outgoing personality! We love her so much and are so thankful for her:) She went to her first night of young women last night and I cried....cannot honestly believe that she is already that grown up! For her birthday she wanted a pedicure, manicure, and to go shopping with mom...that's what we are doing on friday evening! Can't wait!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

I know it's about time!

I still have updating to do but I thought I would atleast start with these posts! Enjoy...it doesn't happen often :)

Halloween 2010

Halloween was fun this year! Alyssa decided to be Spiderella, Kenzie was a skelorocker, Weston was a vampire, Olivia was a ladybug and Landon was a care bear! They got lots of candy....we even went to a Halloween party where our friends had a scavenger hunt for the adults and lots of fun things for the kids!

Weston lost his first tooth!

Weston finally lost a tooth! He has me pull it out and he was soooo brave! He can't wait to loose another one! He couldn't believe that he was 7 and hadn't lost one.....now Olivia is asking when she will lose her teeth LOL!

Jason's first buck!

Now that we are living in Gresham near my bro-in-law Jeff...Jason has been able to get some hunting in. He got his first buck and said it was awesome! Now I am sure there is not stopping him! Bad news is is that now I have to can the meat.....I guess I better get used to it :)

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Goodbye Briggs:(

So even after potting training, behavior training, having chewed up everything from shoes to couches none of that would have made us get rid of Briggs. It came down to the nipping at the kids and drawing blood on three of them that made us finally realize that we had to say goodbye to our family dog Briggs, or Briggers as we loved calling him! We took him back to the humane society today and cried pretty much the rest of the day on and off. Out of all the family it was Kenzie and I who had the hardest time, I think partly because he would sleep with me when Jason was gone during the week and Kenzie always played and loved on him the most. I had no idea how hard it would be.....I bawled like a baby. We are all praying that some hunter or family without small children will come and fall in love with him because for the most part he is an awesome dog! We went through all the hard stuff with him and still fell absolutely in love with him. He became part of our family. I must say though that I love my kids more than the dog and that is what it came down to....keeping them safe. He was getting way to aggressive and very territorial. As for getting another dog....I doubt that will happen any time soon, but atleast I know now that I am a dog person and I love them! They really do complete a family....he will surely be missed:(

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

We're alive!!

Okay so I know that it has been forever so I just wanted to give anyone out there still reading our blog a quick update: Jason started a new job 3 hours from here May 7th, in the mean time I have stayed back with the kids and tryed selling our home, which in this sucky economy isn't working:( He is currently living with my older sister and hubby and 3 girls and comes home to us every weekend. We prayed about this decision before we made it and he got the job he has wanted amazing quick so we jumped on it. As most of you know we live an hour from church and have been commuting for almost 2 years now back and forth every sunday.....well it was really wearing on us and so we thought about it and decided to pray about new employment where our church would be closer, it was either that or forget going and we thought our first thought was the better decision:) My sister lives in Gresham, WI which is 15 minutes from Shawano, WI where Jason is currently employed. We are in the process of trying to buy another home and crossing our fingers that we can!, if that falls through we will end up renting for a while because I am sure we will have to walk from this home:( I don't like the idea of it but in reality living with my husband and having our family back together is way more important than credit! I will say absence does make the heart grow fonder.....any of you our there a little sick of your hubby, take a little break from him and you will realize what it is like to be alone....not fun. I love Jason so much and the kids, well to put it lightly LOVE their dad and put up with their mom so it is extremely hard for them to be without the other "kid" in the family the "rough houser", their "playmate"! We will know soon whether or not we will be buying another home or renting in Gresham, WI which is the same city my older sister lives in and one hour from my mother, sister Liz and Matt and their adorable new little girl Kahlyn, and soon to be also my baby sister Trish and her fiance Gary! It will be even better living that much closer to family! And to add icing on the cake, church is right around the corner and it is an amazing ward! Since the gospel is such a huge part of our lives we knew we needed to make this move and even though it has been rough and tough we know in the end it will be well worth it!!

On an exciting note we are going to Arizona and Mexico from August 12th-23rd for our family vacation and get to go stay in my inlaws condo in Mexico for 4 days of it! I can't wait to kick back and relax a little and let the stress melt away! We are flying with the whole fam so we won't be stuck in a car for 28 hours!! Thanks to Jason's wonderful grandma and mom and dad! We feel so blessed to be able to go on this trip!!

Well that's all for now....I will try and post pics later but lets be honest it probably won't happen with everything going on! :)

Thursday, February 4, 2010

been a while.....

So I know that it has been a while since I last blogged but truth is I post all my pics on facebook and I am just on there more so I sometimes forget about my blog:) I don't have time to recap everything that has been going on so I hope you'll forgive me:) I do keep up on all your blogs and love reading them when I have time. I will try to keep up on ours more often!

our sweet Landon!

Since we are always in the bathroom doing the girls hair and Weston combs his hair too, Landon has caught on to it and wants his hair done too. I took these pics before I cut his hair for the first time....he is such a ham! We love him soo much!

The Girls new room!

Jason and I decided that it was time to build on a room downstairs in the basement. Alyssa and Meckenzie loved the idea and this is the finished product! Thanks to my awesome friend Jen, the girls have adorable comforters to match and cute loopty loos on their wall:) My sister is making a curtain for the window and I have the girls names in vinyl I still have to put up.....so it will look even better later! The girls love having their privacy away from Olivia(she would get into all of their stuff) and now can stay up a little later reading etc. We feel very blessed to have been able to afford to do this and also so quickly! The contractors we found gave us an incredible rate that we couldn't pass up. Their room has its own heater so it stays really toasty down there even though it is really cold in the basement:) On the other side of the room on the outside is a closet to hang up winter stuff etc and has a door that goes up to the garage. That is why the room is shaped kind of funny. But the girls don't complain, they LOVE IT!